Samsung Releases Its 50-Millionth Tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1

By Sam Gibbs on at

Are you a fan of the original stylus-packing Galaxy Note, but thought at just 5.3-inches it was a tad too small? SHOCKING NEWS: Samsung's released the long-awaited quad-core 10.1-inch version, and you should be able to get your stylus-clutching hands on it by the end of this month.

Samsung's not messing around with the Note 10.1 after rethinking its design. It comes packing a 1.4GHz quad-core processor; a plentiful 2GB of RAM, and looks like a pretty decent upgrade over Samsung's recent salvo of tablets. On the connectivity front you've got the usual suspects, including Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0, and 3G. You've also got an IR blaster, in case you want to use it as a remote; GPS with Glonass support, plus a 5MP shooter on the back and a front-facing 1.9MP camera for video calling. The bump in screen size certainly makes the stylus a little more practical, but we're not exactly talking Retina-like here; it's just 1280x800 for a 10-incher, which is a bit on the low side in terms of pixel density these days.

Samsung's S Pen optimisation is here in full force, of course, with Adobe Photoshop Touch being the marquee app. It'll come packing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, so no Jelly Bean out of the box, unfortunately, but it should be on UK shelves by the end of the month.