Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday August 15, 2012.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will make its commercial debut tomorrow. Samsung announced today that it will sell the 16GB model of the Galaxy Note 10.1 for $499; the 32 GB model will sell for $549.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 has undergone a few changes since it was last seen in February at Mobile World Congress. The tablet has upgraded to a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, and increased its memory to 2 GB of RAM. The hardware is otherwise consistent. The Note 10.1 has a 10.1-inch LCD screen, a 7,000 mAh battery, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera.
Samsung customized the Android 4.0-based software to include its TouchWiz user experience and S Pen input features. The software changes enable unique features like Multiscreen, which splits the screen into two panels that can load different apps on each side. Multiscreen can operate two apps simultaneously, but it will support only the following apps: S Note, Internet Browser, Video Player, Email, Gallery, and Polaris Office.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available in white or dark gray. Both color options will be sold at Amazon, Best Buy, BrandsMart, CDW, Conn's, Fry's, HH Gregg, and Tiger Direct.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 connectivity features include:
- Bluetooth 4.0
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz)
- WiFi Direct
- Wi-Fi Channel Bonding
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- IR LED (Smart Remote: Universal Remote Control)
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