Samsung after announcing that it would not unveil its Galaxy S3 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. A lot of people were disheartened but after the launch of the The Galaxy Note and the S Pen, seeing the same technology on a 10 inch screen the heart got some content.

The South Korean Giants launched The Note 10.1 sees Samsung bringing the “S Pen” technology developed for the original Note to a 10.1-inch Android 4.0 tablet. Thought The Note 10.1 isn’t the only tablet that uses a stylus or its technology these days, but it is the only one to use Wacom technology. This technology results in smoother, more precise input. Samsung except for adding the S Pen to its new tablet feature they have boosted the power of the CPU to 1.4 GHz Dual-Core Exynos chip and introduced some new software enhancements, like apps from Adobe.

The Note 10.1 is very similar to the Tab 10.1 N, with the front silver lined, housing the tablet’s stereo speakers. The side of the Note 10.1 has the usual 3.5m headphone jack and the mini usb port for the charger/data cable. You will also find covered  tabs for the external SIM card and the MicroSD card slots.  The down side of this device is that there is no upgrade to the rear camera, its still houses a 3MP camera which is the same as the one the Tab 10.1 had.

Another point to note is that it is not as slim as its predecessor the Tab 10.1, this is mainly due to the extra hardware required for Wacom functionality. But it’s still easy enough to hold with one hand, and doesn’t feel particularly bulky compared to other Android tablets. As it is 5 inches bigger than the Galaxy Note, the S Pen, of course, has been redesigned and is a bit bigger and bulkier than the one found in the Galaxy Note. Though the new look has made it have better grip. Unfortunately, though, there’s no way to tuck the Pen away inside the tablet when it’s not in use, which was one of our favorite features of the original Note. This is one thing which a lot of users will tend to criticize.

The Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the ICS UI is easy to navigate with holding the Note in one hand and the pen in the other.  This is quite useful for people who fret about finger greasing their screen. The key features of the Note is that with ICS it has alot of Adobe and Photoshop apps which extends the limits of the Note and its S Pen. The Note can be very useful for artists, who like to have a digital feel to their artwork. The Note also returns with Samsung’s S Memo which a great drawing app. Its price has not been disclosed yet.

Galaxy Note 10.1 is one of the launches so far Samsung has made in the congress so far lets see what the other four days they come up with.


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Source: MWC