Although it was announced once early this year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was announced once again today, as it was released officially all over the world. The device features a 10.1 inch display, that we already knew about, but it also upgrades the dual core CPU inside to a quad core unit and the 1GB of RAM to 2GB.

With the aid of the S Pen you can get an intuitive and natural experience on your 10 inch slate. The stylus can be incorporated straight into the device via a slot and when it’s activated it launches apps such as S Note, S Planner, Crayon physics, Adobe Photoshop Touch and Polaris Office. You can also custom the way you launch app, so S Note for example can be launched when you pull the S Pen from the device, for quick access to the S Note through the dedicated widget.

This new powerhouse of a tablet features a 1.4 GHz quad core processor, HSPA+ 21 Mbps connectivity and it will come in an exclusive WiFi version, a 3G version and a LTE version, that will come later on. It runs Android 4.0 ICS, packs a 5 megapixel camera at the back with autofocus and LED flash, as well as a front 1.9 megapixel camera. On the list of apps optimized for the S Pen there’s also Adobe Photoshop Touch, Shape Match, Formula Match and Polaris Office. The new device has a GPS in the 3G version and S-GPS in the WiFi one. It also gets Glonass, USB 2.0 host, WiFi and mHL, plus an accelerometer, compass, gyro and more.

The slate is available with either 16, 32 or 64 GB of storage, as well as a microSD card slot. It measures 8.9mm in thickness and weighs 597 grams in the WiFi version and 600 grams in the 3G one. It runs on a standard Li-Ion 7000 mAh battery.