The Galaxy Note 10.1 was expected to be launched at the ongoing MWC event in Barcelona and Samsung hasn’t disappointed. The big brother to the widely successful Galaxy Note device, the Note 10.1, brings along a whole new perspective to the tablet scene by including the S-Pen support, a first for a tablet this big in recent times. The last time we saw a high profile tablet that included a stylus has been the HTC Flyer with a 7 inch display.
Coming back to the Galaxy Note 10.1, the tablet is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos dual core CPU clocked at 1.4 GHz that operates in conjugation with a 1 GB RAM. On-board storage options include 16, 32, and 64 GB with 32 GB more that can be added via microSD card. The tablet includes a front and rear 2 and 3 megapixel (with LED) camera, with a 10.1 inch 1280 × 800 PLS TFT display making up the tablet’s front. Android 4.0 ICS will be the standard operating system with the usual TouchWiz UI built on top of it. A 7000 mAh battery keeps thing moving with the tablet that also boasts of Wi-Fi and HSPA+ connectivity. All of the above has been packed into a case that’s just 8.9mm thick and weighs 585 grams, but does share some similarity with the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, what with those front facing speakers along the side bezel.
Now coming to the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet’s biggest USP, the included S Pen is being touted to be the most advanced input solution currently available and one that Samsung claims will allow for “analog pen writing experience on a digital device.”
The tablet comes pre-loaded with Adobe® Photoshop® Touch and Adobe Ideas, both of which has been optimized for operation with the S Pen so that users will get to have the best photo editing and drawing experiences. This apart, the tablet also features apps—Shape Match and Formula Match—targeted specifically at the student community. While Formula Match is aimed at correcting and digitizing formulas that have been hand-drawn with the S Pen, the Shape Match app allows for digitizing hand-drawn geometric shapes.
Another unique app that the Galaxy Note 10.1 offers is the S Note, “a unique and efficient tool that lets you combine notes or sketches together with web content, images and other digital media into your own personalized storyboards.” The app also offers various ready to use templates such as meeting minutes, recipes, diary, and so on. Users also have the option to slip the screen into two for viewing content in one part while taking notes on the other.
Other apps the Galaxy Note 10.1 will come pre-installed with include Slice It! and Comic Book, as well as Catch Notes, Touchnote, and Hello Crayon along with Samsung Hub services such as Readers Hub, Video Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, and Chat On.
With so much to offer, Samsung is clearly targeting designers, businessmen, and students alike with the Galaxy Note 10.1.
“GALAXY Note 10.1 takes productivity on a Note to a whole new level. With a larger, fully utilizable screen and superior performance, it combines the intuitiveness of handwriting with all the versatility of digital content to let users be more productive across all of life’s demanding tasks—whether working, learning, or simply creating their own stories,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.
No word on pricing and availability as yet. Meanwhile, we have already seen the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 in a pre-MWC release and hope the rumored ultra high resolution tablet to also debut soon.
[showhide type=’pressrelease’]Barcelona, February 27, 2012 – At Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced the launch of GALAXY Note 10.1, which expands the GALAXY Note experience in creativity, productivity, and learning.
With its large display, GALAXY Note 10.1 provides multi-screen functionality to maximize efficiency in learning, work and creative endeavors. Its multi-screen functionality enables you to do a true multi-tasking, by viewing Internet pages, videos or other applications side by side while writing or sketching your ideas.
GALAXY Note 10.1 features S Note, a unique and efficient tool that lets you combine notes or sketches together with web content, images and other digital media into your own personalized storyboards. It gives you a new way to create stories as S Note provides various ready-to-use templates such as meeting minutes, recipe, cards, diary, magazine and more. Also, hand-drawn geometric shapes can be perfectly digitized by using the Shape Match function, which helps users to create more organized idea sketches and storyboards.
Moreover, by using the S Note’s integrated knowledge search engines, users can quickly search, obtain information, and easily drag & drop the cropped images and content onto S Notes without having to switch between screens.
GALAXY Note 10.1 enables an extraordinary learning experience. Students can watch a lecture live-streamed on video while writing down comments on S Note; research a college essay on the web while taking notes; or even read a full e-textbook while annotating it. Similar to the Shape Match, Formula Match function helps to correct and digitize formulas hand-drawn with S Pen, making the device a more powerful education tool.
Users can fully enjoy PC-like premium photo editing and drawing experiences with Adobe® Photoshop® Touch and Adobe Ideas. Photoshop Touch lets users transform images with core Photoshop features and combine multiple photos into layered images, make popular edits, apply professional effects, and more. Adobe Ideas is an easy-to-master drawing tool that allows users to sketch ideas, choose amazing color themes and import images. Both are specially optimized for S pen and are exclusively pre-loaded on Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1.
“GALAXY Note 10.1 takes productivity on a Note to a whole new level. With a larger, fully utilizable screen and superior performance, it combines the intuitiveness of handwriting with all the versatility of digital content to let users be more productive across all of life’s demanding tasks—whether working, learning, or simply creating their own stories,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “With GALAXY Note 10.1 we are demonstrating Samsung’s commitment to extend the mobile category and are working with key partners like Adobe to provide extraordinary experiences for users that enable them to be more productive, express themselves creatively and add a touch of fulfillment to their lives.”
Ensuring intuitive multitasking and web browsing, GALAXY Note 10.1 runs on AndroidTM 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and features a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and HSPA? connectivity. Its real-time video streaming and Full HD video playback add to the device’s content versatility.
GALAXY Note 10.1’s innovative S Pen, the most advanced pen input solution on the market, is completely integrated into the device’s original applications. It provides enhanced pressure sensitivity, superior accuracy and control when editing or writing, providing an analog pen writing experience on a digital device.[showhide type=’pressrelease’]Press Release goes in here. .[/showhide]
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