News by Andrew Kameka on Monday August 06, 2012.
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After being relatively quiet about the tablet it debuted at MWC 2012 in February, Samsung today confirmed that it will launch the Galaxy Note 10.1 later this month.
Samsung used the extra time to upgrade the Galaxy Note 10.1 to 2GB of RAM and a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor. The reengineered set-up makes the Note 10.1 more powerful, but it retains most of the specifications previously announced. The Note still features a 10.1-inch LCD screen with digitizer, Android 4.0, 5 megapixel rear camera, and a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera.
A promotional video released today showcases the unique software features that differentiate the Galaxy Note 10.1 from the herd of Android tablets released this year. The S Pen stylus powers drawing and handwriting for new input options. The customized version of Android 4.0 also supports split-screen multitasking for using multiple apps; pop-up play to watch video while using other apps; a keyboard that is resizable and can be repositioned; and a number of productivity tools geared towards education, business, and personal planning.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 will launch later this month supporting WiFi/HSPA+ or WiFi-only. A WiFi/LTE model launches later this year. Samsung has yet to reveal pricing or specific dates for availability, but that information for each market should be announced soon.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.