The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – Specifications & Expectations

High tech consumer products have increased in verve and complexity, as witnessed during the Mobile World Congress. Companies are now trying to offer new experiences with different form factors, sizes and add-ons; this is especially true when we’re talking about Android devices. The New Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1offers just that unique  experience of marrying technology with the more conventional (and fast becoming antiquated) feeling of using a notepad on the go to track your ideas and schedules. Here is a look at what specifications this gadget packs and what other surprises it has to offer.




Focusing on Specifications

The glaring difference for the device, when compared to its predecessors in the same line, is the introduction of the stylus as a functional element. The stylus uses Pressure-sensitive digital technology by Wacom. The stylus does not come with the tablet though; there isn’t any slot on the tablet to house the stylus, unlike the smaller Note 5.3. In retrospect that is somewhat odd since the Galaxy Note does not have much difference in specifications and performance over the second generation Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The more general aspects of the specifications are just as powerful as any of the Android Tablets in the market. You get 1GB RAM, 64 GB memory capacity expandable via Micro SD, 1.4 GHz dual core CPU  and runs Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. You have the usual connectivity options (WiFi, DLNA, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0) and dual camera options (3 MP back and 2 MP front facing).

Analysis of Expected Performance

The market is rife with some spectacular competition from the various Android devices and brands launched one after another (Not to mention the Apple’s iPad and iPhone as a separate branch of competition in themselves!). It is evident that Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will have to struggle with extended features to bring something new (aside from the stylus feature) to the tablet experience.

You get a more extensive array of apps in addition to the expected S Planner calendar and S Note. You can coordinate your ideas with Adobe’s Photoshop touch and Adobe’s ideas app, which by the way comes at a separate price for the Android niche. All apps on the device have been consolidated to be stylus friendly and add to the real ‘notepad’ like versatility. This is unique to Galaxy Note because while other capacitive screen devices can utilize a capacitive stylus, there has been no consolidation of the applications, and regular functions towards the stylus, which in this case uses a Wacom Digitizer.

The split screen is another feature, which is increasingly becoming popular. It helps in comparing various data or multi-task on two different apps at the same time.

Ultimately, it is quite evident that all efforts have been made to create a more real-time experience for technology lovers. You can write or draw instead of the incessant typing on every other mobile device; you can utilize the technology and apps to enhance your everyday mobile  experience.

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Deeptaman Mukherjee

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