It’s been a minute since we saw the Galaxy Note 10.1 make its debut at Mobile World Conference, and it looks like we’ve now finally got a glimpse at the final product:
If it looks familiar, its probably because of the forward facing stereo speakers on the bezel which were introduced on the Apple-compliant German Galaxy Tab 10.1n last year. This makes me very sad panda. The fact that Apple gets the rights to an archetypal design first envisioned by Knight-Ridder’s tablet is just ridiculous. With Jelly Bean finally showcasing Android as a true, head-to-head competitor for iOS and hardware living up once again to Moore’s law, it’s a shame Samsung is forced to create design-challenged piece of hardware.
For those of you who don’t mind the design, you’ll be happy to hear that in addition to the beastly 1.4GHz quad-core processor, Samsung has bumped up the RAM to a healthy 2GB (versus the 1GB that was previously announced). In addition you get a 5MP rear-facing camera, HSPA+ support and the S Pen/Wacom digitizer. If you haven’t seen the S-Pen in action, its a great little accessory for the Galaxy Note series. There are also rumors that the Note tablet will act as a companion device to your phone, allowing it send and receive messages and act as a speakerphone.
The one piece of missing information regarding the Galaxy Note 10.1 is its release date, which will most likely be revealed come Samsung’s August 15th Galaxy announcement. Stay tuned for more details!
Via The Verge