The tablet started out as a stylus input only computer years ago, but now with the advent of capacitive touchscreens and good digitizers finger and stylus input can be offered in one product. Samsung is planning on delivering a new Android based tablet with capacitive multi-touch and digitizer based stylus input later this month.
The new tablet will be aptly named Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the Note implies stylus input support and the 10.1 is for the tablets screen size (10.1-inches measured diagonally).
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was introduced for the first time at Mobile World Congress 2012, which took place in Barcelona, Spain earlier this year. The tablet that was unveiled then featured a 1.4GHz quad-core ARM processor, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a 10.1-inch 1280×800 resolution capacitive touchscreen with a digitizer and Samsung’s own S Pen.
Samsung announced today they will offer the Galaxy Note 10.1 in two main colors Black and White. Available configurations for consumers will include 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+mobile broadband configurations. Pricing for all the regions Samsung will launch the tablet in haven’t been announced at this time.
However even without an official price for the U.S. Samsung was able to confirm today that anyone interested in the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be able to find it in stores for sale this month. Samsung says that consumers will only have Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi+3G models available for order this month, the Wi-Fi+4G models will be ready later this year.
Below is the full specifications chart for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1:
|Network||HSPA+ 21-Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps)Quad Band 850/900/1900/2100 MHz|
|Processor||1.4 GHz quad-core processor|
|Display||255.8mm (10.1-inch) WXGA(1280×800) LCD ? Digitizer|
|OS||Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|Camera||Main(Rear): 5 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED FlashSub(Front): 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera|
|Video||Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebMFull HD(1080p) Playback & HD Recording|
|Audio||Codec: MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC?, eAAC?, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI, WAV,AC-3, Flac|
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack
|S Pen OptimizedFeatures||S Pen Experience (S Note, S Planner, My Story)(? more S Pen optimized apps are available via Samsung Apps)|
|Adobe® Photoshop® Touch|
|Shape Match, Formula Match|
|SharingFeatures||Samsung AllShare Play / Samsung AllShare Cast|
|Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air|
|Content Features &Services||Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel|
|Samsung Hub-Music Hub / Game Hub-Learning Hub? / Readers Hub? / Video Hub? / Media Hub?(US only)|
(Availability of Learning Hub and Video Hub are limited by market.
Readers Hub will be available to download from Samsung Apps later this year)
|Samsung S Suggest|
|Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service|
|Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google LatitudeGoogle Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play MoviesGoogle Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,|
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads
|EnterpriseSolutions||Exchange ActiveSyncOn-Device EncryptionCisco VPN (Virtual Private Network)|
Juniper Junos Pulse VPN
|GPS||A-GPS(3G version)S-GPS(WiFi version)Glonass|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth technology v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support)USB 2.0 HostWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Channel Bonding|
mHL, 3.5mm, IR LED(Smart Remote: Universal Remote Control)
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light, Gyroscope|
|Memory||16/32/64GB User memory ? 2GB (RAM)microSD (up to 64GB)|
|Dimension||262 x 180 x 8.9 mm, 600g (3G), 597g (WiFi)|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000mAh|