Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10.1, announced at IFA 2013, features 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution display

by Shayne Rana

Amongst the various Samsung announcements that included the Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note III devices (please add links) was the 2014 edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1. While the newly unveiled device does have a similar design as the previous iteration there have been some major tweaks in the specs. For starters it’s thinner at 7.9mm in depth and much lighter as well (535g). The new Note 10.1 will ship with Samsung’s S Pen stylus that’s neatly tucked away into the super slim body. The 10.1-inch Super Clear LCD panel has an ultra high definition display of a whopping 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution at 299 ppi. The physical Home button still retains its position in the centre below the display. What’s particularly elegant about the upcoming device is the rear panel that isn’t the boring old glossy plastic as before, but a faux leather finish instead with stitching on the border. It’s so much classier.

Although the chips availability might vary depending on your physical location, the new Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available with a 1.9GHz Octa Core processor and 3GB of RAM pretty much making it the fastest and most powerful tablet so far. A Wi-Fi and 3G version of the device will also be made available at launch. If you’re looking at the 4G LTE option then you’re probably going to have to give up processing speed and settle for the 2.3GHz quad-core edition. All of this is powered by a whopping 8220mAh battery. With the larger size and considerable power to back you up, multitasking on the new Note 10.1 should be cinch. Apps running in the background can be reduced to visible floating icons for quick access when required. Like other Galaxy features you’ll also have the ability to have multiple apps open on the same screen sharing as much space as you see fit. Think laptop but more portable. An 8MP camera (HD) is located at the rear with a front facing 2MP camera for video chats just above the display. It will ship with Android 4.3 Android Jelly Bean with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of on board storage plus micro SD card support. The newest edition to the Galaxy Note 10.1 series should out later this year even if it’s dubbed the 2014 edition.

[Via – Cnet]