Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will probably be released later this month, this is after Korean manufacturer Samsung sent an official press release dated August 6th to several news firms confirming our previous report that it’s going to arrive earlier than Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5.
If the first version of Galaxy Note could neither be categorized as phone nor tablet, this time around it is clearer for everyone that the Note 10.1 is a tablet with 10-inch display. Likewise, it will come with more powerful hardware and many tech enthusiasts believe it’s going to be a fierce competitor to other devices in its category.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Key Specs
Processor. There is no information as to the chipset Samsung is using in this device but it’s been confirmed that the Note 10.1 will sport a quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. Galaxy S3 used Samsung’s own Exynos CPU so there is a possibility that it will sport the equivalent processor for tablets.
Memory. This slate will be among the first few ones to come with 2GB RAM. While 1GB could have been enough for it, the manufacturer simply wants to pose a greater threat to its competitors especially Apple. It will come as 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variant plus a support for 64GB microSD card.
Display. Everybody was expecting Galaxy Note 10.1 to come with Super AMOLED screen panel but that does not seem to be the case here. Based on the alleged official product specs, it will feature 10.1 inches WXGA LCD + Digitizer that offers resolution as high as 1280 x 800 pixels.
OS. Previous rumors point to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the native operating system for the tablet but the document says it will come with Ice Cream Sandwich. If this is the case, Samsung has to double-time in developing the update to be able to roll it out before the year would be over.
Battery. A 7,000mAh Li-Ion battery pack will power this device. Since it’s not using the popular Super AMOLED screen, the battery could last up to 7 hours of continuous use.
GSMArena has already received a review unit of the device so while the manufacturer hasn’t disclosed a fixed release date yet, we can expect it would be sooner than later.