New Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Announced


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In addition to the new Galaxy Note 3 and the newly revealed Galaxy Gear smart watch, Samsung today announced a refreshed version of its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 will have the same 10.1-inch screen as its predecessor, but with an improved 2560 x 1600 resolution. The 3G and Wi-Fi version of the tablet will come with a 1.9GHz 8-core processor, while the LTE version will have a 2.3GHz quad-core. The device will come with 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of internal memory and has a microSD card slot for expansion. The rear camera on the Note 10.1 is 8MP and the front-facing one is 2MP. The tablet's hardware is similar to that of the Galaxy Note 3, though the tablet will have a much larger 8,220mAh battery.

Like the Galaxy Note 3, the Note 10.1 will come running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The tablet will also come with a full suite of Samsung mobile software, including "Multi Window" support. The device's "S-Pen" stylus will also feature the button seen on the Galaxy Note 3's stylus. The button enables quick access to apps such as a search function, screen capture, and "Pen Window," which allows users to draw boxes of any size and run apps in them.

“The new GALAXY Note 10.1 is the most progressive 10-inch tablet, delivering the best viewing and multitasking experiences," said JK Shin, CEO of Samsung mobile. "It is the most recent demonstration of Samsung Mobile's focus on constant product innovation to stay aligned with shifting consumer interests.”

The announcement of the new Galaxy 10.1 comes as Samsung is reported to have recently seen lowered demand for its 10-inch tablets. Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy Tab tablets currently make up a majority of the company's tablet sales this year.