Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 gets a 2014 makeover

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

It weren’t just the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch that Samsung introduced during this year’s IFA, the company also unveiled an updated version of its Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. The 2014 version has upgraded the screen to 2560 x 1600 resolution, close to iPad’s Retina display.

The new giant phablet sports almost the same internal specs as the Galaxy Note 3, including the 8-core Octa chip system clocked at 1.9GHz, 3GB of RAM, Android 4.3, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and the faux leather casing at the back. Of course, Samsung also added the S-pen stylus. The device also features Samsung’s multi-window mode, S Voice, S Note, and many other propriety software suite.

Initial reviews have doubts the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will take off. Romain Dillet of TechCrunch points out that “10-inch Android tablets are not popular because Android captured the lower end of the market.”

“Developers don’t spend time reworking the UI for big screens. It still works on a 7-inch tablet, but it makes you feel like you are holding giant phone with a 10-inch tablet,” he continued.

Still, this large tablet would make a beautiful media viewer, giving more definition to your mobile movie watching experience, that is if the content’s animation would not stutter.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions. No word yet on price or availability.

Source: TechCrunch

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