Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 can be considered a bigger Galaxy Note or simply a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with the S Pen stylus bundled. However you want to call, this is still a new tablet, one that makes us feel that Android is finally becoming a tool for people who draw and design. Shown at MWC 2012 in Barcelona, this tablet was caught on camera by our editor and it’s detailed after the break. Everything you need to know about it is here!

First things first, this device has a handwriting recognition system that seems more advanced than the one on the Galaxy Note. The look and ergonomics of the Galaxy Note 10.1 are much the same as the ones of the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, if you want. For one thing, I noticed the forward facing speakers on the sides of the screen and this little monster is also a bit thicker and heavier than the model I’ve just mentioned. There’s a Wacom digitizer in the mix, so you know who to thank when you’re drawing and doodling. And now here’s the hardware:

  • Dimensions: 8.9mm thickness, 583 grams weight
  • Display: PLS TFT, 1280 x 800 pixels, 10.1 inch
  • Memory: 16/32/64 GB, 1 GB RAM, microSD card slot
  • Connectivity: HSDPA 21 Mbps, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0
  • Camera: 3.15MP, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p 30 fps capture, 2MP front cam
  • CPU: dual core 1.4GHz Exynos
  • Battery: Li-Ion 7000 mAh
  • Other features: SNS integration, AGPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass

The device runs Android 4.0 from the start, with the TouchWiz interface and Swype predictive input. Sadly, there’s no special slot to host the larger S-Pen on the Galaxy Note 10.1. We also get Adobe Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas installed on the device, perfectly interacting with the stylus. The S Pen is thicker and more comfortable to use than the one of the first Note and the accuracy has increased greatly. Other functions included are the Samsung S Planner calendar and S Note apps, now adapted to the bigger screen. Other apps to look out for are the Zen Brush, Omni Sketch and Hello Crayon, for drawing.

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  • Wala47

    At last a true Wacom digitizer pen and touch screen in a 10″ device. Until now we only had the Lenovo thinkpad with n-trigg in 10″ but that seems to be a bit heavy and sluggish. You also still (luckily!) can buy  the HTC flyer, and now with honeycomb the pen use of the Flyer is very good with apps like Sketchbook Pro for example ! Then you have the Samsung series 7 with Wacom and a 12″screen, also very good, but not as mobile. And not to forget the ASUS E121, also Wacom and 12″. This new Samsung Galaxy Note 10″ is an awesome proposition for anyone who wants to take real advantage of the tablet form factor, especially when designing, drawing, painting and writing matters. So also a much better device than Ipad and thelike for education purposes also!