Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 revealed: Hit phone turns tablet
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Android tablet has been announced today, several weeks earlier than we were expecting. Like its 5.3-inch predecessor, this 10.1-inch slate comes equipped with a clever stylus that helps make it stand out against the likes of the iPad and the Google Nexus 7.
While rumours and invites appeared to point to a 29 August reveal for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung has jumped the gun and announced its retail availability this month. The slate runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a turbo-charged 1.4GHz quad-core processor with optional 3G connectivity, a five megapixel camera and hefty 2GB of memory to juggle all your apps.
In fact, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 promises to be an adept multi-tasker, with a unique split-screen app mode, so you can watch a video and surf the web at the same time, or read on one pane and write on the other.
The smart S Pen stylus can be used to write notes on screen and can even trigger apps of your choosing when pulled out of its slot on the side of the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 also comes preloaded with Adobe Photoshop Touch, so you can use the S Pen stylus to spruce up all your shots before sharing them online.
The previous Samsung Galaxy Note proved a surprise hit, with Samsung shipping more than five million worldwide so far. How will its bigger brother fare when it goes on sale later this month? That may come down to price, which is still to be announced, but in the meantime, let’s hear your thoughts in the comments below. Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 an iPad killer?