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Samsung Relaunches the Galaxy Note 10.1 With Quad-core Processor and 2GB RAM, Arriving This Month

Samsung announced this morning that the Galaxy Note 10.1 is finally ready to arrive, only this time it has been beefed up with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. This tablet was originally announced back at MWC in February, but for whatever reason, Samsung decided that it needed to upgrade it in several areas in order for it to make a splash. We aren’t sure if the jump from dual-core to quad-core along with doubling of RAM is going to do that. To be fair, they also upgraded the rear camera to 5MP.

The device runs Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, and includes most of the selling features that were attached to the Galaxy S3, like Smart Stay, new AllShare Play, Pop-Up Play, etc.

The new Note 10.1 should arrive in Korea, Germany, the US and the UK, any day now. The rollout to the rest of the world will happen gradually after that. No pricing information was announced today.

After the break, you’ll find official specs, gallery, and an intro video.



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Samsung Inspires a Culture of Active Content Creation, Productivity, and Learning

August 6, 2012

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 becomes available globally starting in August

SEOUL, August 6, 2012 – Samsung announced today the launch of GALAXY Note 10.1, an extension of the GALAXY Note category. GALAXY Note 10.1 is outfitted with the functionality and precision of a pen and paper on a 10.1-inch large display, providing endless possibilities to elevate a user’s creativity, productivity and learning abilities. Featuring an intuitive user experience and armed with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM for enhanced performance, GALAXY Note 10.1 is designed to simplify idea capture, information access, and multi-tasking, making each easier and faster. GALAXY Note 10.1 allows users to express their ideas naturally and efficiently.

“GALAXY Note 10.1 further demonstrates Samsung’s dedication to delivering products that offer a complete mobile experience for creating personalized and expressive content,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “History has shown that taking notes, capturing ideas immediately, and sketching to realize them is the most personal and natural way to be more productive and creative. The advanced technology and features included in GALAXY Note 10.1 give users the power to produce, create and customize communications.”

GALAXY Note 10.1 incorporates key intuitive features and capabilities such as side-by-side multitasking with the device’s Multiscreen feature on a 10.1-inch large screen; Samsung’s unique S Pen experiences including a variety of S Note templates and productive tools (Shape Match and Formula Match); Learning Hub for accessing educational curricula (Learning Hub is currently available in Korea, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, China and Singapore, and will gradually roll-out to other global markets) and Adobe’s premium creative application Photoshop® Touch.

True Multi-Tasking with Multiscreen Feature

With GALAXY Note 10.1’s Multiscreen feature, users can effortlessly utilize two different applications side-by-side simultaneously for true and easy multitasking. Users can view Web pages or videos, or launch other applications while writing or sketching ideas with the S Pen on the other half of the screen. Furthermore, users can freely capture and crop images, and paste them onto the other screen to make personal notes and enhance their creativity, productivity and learning abilities. The Multiscreen feature increases productivity and efficiency while users are enjoying multimedia content. GALAXY Note 10.1 brings a new culture of creation through the user’s own notes, and enables an entirely new experience to improve productivity and enjoyment.

S Pen & S Note for Personalized and Organized Note-taking

Featuring its advanced 6.5mm S Pen, GALAXY Note 10.1 is optimized for the creation of personalized and expressive content in the most natural and intuitive way. The S Pen’s feel and functionality are specifically designed for an optimal experience on the 10.1-inch screen. The S Pen is embedded directly in the device and, when removed, automatically launches specially-optimized applications, including S Note, S Planner, Crayon physics, Adobe® Photoshop® Touch, and Polaris Office. Alternatively, users can easily set their preferred application to be launched instantly. For example, S Note can be launched instantly when a user takes the S Pen out from the device. Users can also tap the screen twice while pressing the S Pen button for quick S Note access via the S Note-dedicated widget, which can be easily moved anywhere on the display, never hindering or obstructing creativity or productivity.

The S Note is a unique tool that gives users the ability to combine notes and sketches with other digital content in ready-to-use templates. The Shape Match and Formula Match features help correct and digitize geometric shapes and solve numeric formulas hand-written with the S Pen. The S Note is also integrated with knowledge search engines so that users can search for content, obtain information, and easily drag and drop content onto S Notes without having to switch between screens. Exclusively pre-loaded on GALAXY Note 10.1, the Adobe® Photoshop® Touch application allows users to professionally edit photos with the ease and precision of the S Pen.

Active Learning Experience

GALAXY Note 10.1 is an ideal learning tool that allows users to take notes directly on an eTextbook while watching lectures, or research the Web while writing an essay at the same time. Samsung’s Learning Hub service is optimized for GALAXY Note 10.1, allowing users to access extensive multimedia educational content for all ages. The content includes eTextbooks, video lectures, interactive coaching and much more, and can be shared with multiple Samsung devices. Furthermore, Learning Hub features a learning management system that provides schedule and performance management tools for users of all age-groups to enjoy learning at their own pace.

In Korea, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China and Singapore, Learning Hub service is available at the time of the launch of GALAXY Note 10.1. Learning Hub will be downloadable via Samsung Apps in more than 20 countries by the end of 2012.

Superior Hardware Performance

GALAXY Note 10.1 is designed with advanced hardware technology, including a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of internal RAM. Seamless multi-tasking, high-standard graphics, and blazing-fast performance without any lag are essential features of GALAXY Note 10.1. The device also includes a 5-megapixel main camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.

Several other features have been added to GALAXY Note 10.1 including Smart Stay, which tracks the user’s eyes to ensure that the screen is always on while being looked at, and Pop Up Play, which allows the user to watch a video anywhere on their screen while simultaneously running other tasks. With AllShare® Play, users can share content with a large group in real-time by connecting GALAXY Note 10.1 to Samsung HD TVs, mobile tablets, laptops, and other consumer electronic devices on the same network. With AllShare Group Cast, users can also share and collaborate on documents, presentations, or images without loading the files separately.

GALAXY Note 10.1 comes in three connectivity options: a WiFi-only version, a WiFi-and-3G HSPA-Plus connectivity version at launch, and a WiFi-and-LTE version later this year. GALAXY Note 10.1 is available in Korea, Germany, the US and the UK while it will gradually roll-out to other global markets starting in August.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

  • Is Verizon getting this tablet?

  • Steve Wojciechowski

    Nope, it’s shaped like a rectangle. Apple will never go for this…

  • Almost made me regret getting the new iPad…..screen upgrade?

  • Knlegend1

    With devices like this hitting the market its hard for me to justify why the Ouya even exist. This tablet is pretty nice spec wise. Just a thought.

    • its about $300 cheaper thats why. even if this is $300 you still need a special cable from samsung or a dock and a bluetooth controller, plus the Ouya could be given to a kid as a gift instead of a tablet or an xbox. you need to think outside the box my friend

      • Knlegend1

        “Like this”. You need to read my friend.

  • JazzoRenee

    I want this!!!

  • Yeah… so did Apple tell them they had to make it ugly, too?

  • TheWenger

    The only thing keeping me from wanting this is the screen resolution. That, and I just got a Nexus 7.

  • Has been onsale for more than a day now.

  • BlackSSOE

    Samsung is trying to prove that Features are worth more then Specs…..I think its a good move. This tablet would appeal to a a lot of people mainly because of the features not Specs.

  • I already have a ASUS TF300 and a Nexus 7 so I think that one more tablet it a little overboard but I did have a Galaxy Tab 8.9 and I didn’t mind that except that it didn’t have enough under the hood which they seem to be fixing with this.

  • TG

    1280×800 display? beef that up and i’ll purchase

  • fauxshizzl

    The screen was the only thing I was hoping would get an upgrade. Bummer.

  • r0lct

    Did I miss the price?

  • John

    Hrm, I should be freaking excited with these specs, but I still seem to be a little underwhelmed for some reason. The Nexus7 has ruined me.

    • JoshGroff

      It’s such a stellar tablet, and the portability is hard to beat.

  • MikeCiggy

    “We aren’t sure if the jump from dual-core to quad-core along with doubling of RAM is going to do that.”

    What do you mean? These specs plus Jelly Bean OTA soon would definitely make this tablet a top contender.

    • JosephMoreno

      But this is a Samsung Tab, I doubt the update will come SOON

      • MikeCiggy

        If they are promising the s3 update within q3/q4 of this year they can easily adapt the touchwiz and 4.1 update to the tablet in a timely manner. This is one of the many things Android has been working towards is keeping tablets and phones software as similar as possible.

        • JosephMoreno

          Doubtful, then the 7.7 would have gotten ICS just as fast as the Galaxy S II, which it didn’t, it got it last month, about 5 months after the GSII received it in europe. Sorry if I anger you, I’vejust been angered multiple times by Samsung’s updates, I don’t see much hope in them anymore

          • MikeCiggy

            Not angry just trying to understand your anger toward verizon. Remember that the jump for 3.0 to 4.0 was huge and the jump from 4.0 to 4.1 should be much easier. Also hears to hoping Android is continuing to make upgrading easier and quicker for the OEM’s.

          • JosephMoreno

            1)Never said Verizon, 2) the jump from 2.1 to 2.2 and from 2.2 to 2.3 was easy too, but that still took a while for Samsung to update some phones.

          • MikeCiggy

            Meant Samsung oops

        • They promised ICS for my Tab 10.1 in the first quarter of 2012. It still hasn’t arrived. You can’t believe them, is the point. This is why my next tablet will be an Asus.

          • michael arazan

            Plus the cost of this tablet will be like 699-800 full retail I read, they want to compete with apple with apple prices.

    • JB

      2GB of ram and active digitizer vs either the delicious cheapness/googleness of the N7 or the insanely bright 1080p, 1.7gHz and dock of the TF700. I’m more looking forward to the 11.8″ 2560X1600 tablet that Samsung is cooking up.

  • Michael Franz

    Apple will attempt the ban in 3………2…………..1……….

    • Actually, it can’t, at least not in Germany. Those “lips” on the side are the key — Samsung is doing something visually distinct from the iPad that a German judge said doesn’t violate Apple’s design rights. I believe the Galaxy Tab 2 has avoided a similar scrutiny in Germany and the US for that reason.

    • JazzoRenee

      The US court already told Apple to get out and to not come back.

  • Jason Purp