Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet

Samsung has taken the wraps off its powerful octa-core Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.

Samsung has taken the wraps off its powerful octa-core Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.

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Alongside the Galaxy Gear smart watch and the Galaxy Note 3 phablet, Samsung unveiled overnight at IFA its upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 10-inch tablet.

Like the Galaxy Note 3, the Note 10.1 is all about power and multitasking. It also uses the new Air Command software, activated by the S Pen, that allows the user to perform a variety of tasks simply by clicking the stylus' button.

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Samsung has also given the screen an overhaul: the 10.1's WQXGA Super clear LCD display has a resolution of 2560x1600p — four times the pixel density of the original Galaxy Note 10.1.

Inside, it boasts a massive 1.9GHz octa-core processor, running Android 4.1, with 3GB of RAM in the 3G and Wi-Fi-only models. The 4G long-term evolution (LTE) model runs a 2.3GHz quad-core processor. All three models models also come equipped with Wi-Fi, and will be available in three versions: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, with microSD expansion up to a further 64GB.

It will be fitted with two cameras: 8 megapixels with LED on the rear, and 2 megapixels on the front.

Also like the Note 3, the Note 10.1 has been given a little cosmetic overhaul, with a stitched leather-look back. It measures in at 243.1x171.4x7.9 millimetres and 535 grams, and is fitted with a standard lithium-ion 8220mAh battery. Sensors include an accelerometer, gyroscope, geo-magnetic and RGB.

It will be available in two colours, white and dark grey. Release dates and pricing have yet to be announced.

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