Samsung Introduces Galaxy Note 10.1 Android Tablet with S-Pen Stylus Support

August 16, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

In order to challenge Apple’s dominance in the tablet market, Samsung has brought out a potential rival to the iPad. It has unveiled a 10.1 incher Galaxy Note Wi-Fi tablet in the US. Though it looks and feels just like another member of the Galaxy family of tablets from Samsung, Note is different in its ability to support the Samsung stylus, which is pet named S-Pen.

To avoid more patent suits from Apple, Samsung has redesigned the tablet which has made it to appear differently than Apple’s iPad. In the new design, the tab has edges wrapped with metal.

In landscape mode, the speaker grills appear on the left and right, giving it a different identity than iPad in appearance. Moreover, the extra S-pen that comes with the device makes it an entirely different species.

The device runs with the help of the famous Exynos processor complete with the power of its four cores, running at a clock speed of 1.4 GHz. It has a 2 GB RAM and has both 16 GB and 32 GB variants. Running on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich platform, Galaxy Note 10.1 has the obvious TouchWiz interface from Samsung on it.

Apart from the convenience of the S-Pen stylus, the new device offers improved multitasking with at least 6 programs capable of working in half screen mode.

The Galaxy Note 10.19 in its 16 GB format will be available for $499, while the 32 GB variant will cost $599.

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