I went to the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 yesterday and I got a chance to finally try it. If you do not know yet, Samsung announced the GALAXY Note 10.1 back in February but only launched it this August as they have to revise the tablet’s specifications a little bit.
The GALAXY Note 10.1 is a huge device for me, since I was always accustomed to the iPad’s 9.7-inch screen with 4:3 aspect ration. However, this tablet comes with a 10.1-inch screen with a 16:10 aspect ration and it is really wider or longer than the iPad when held in landscape mode. Using the S-pen to jot down notes or to draw doodles feels like you’re using a real pen. Of course the friction a real paper provides is not there. The whole package is generally made of plastic and as such, it is very prone to fingerprints and smudges. The back plate of it has a pearlescent sort of color. It is white but when you look at it at a different angle, it gives a slightly pearly violet color. I guess that’s a feature eh? :D
The box includes the GALAXY Note 10.1 itself of course, a proprietary Samsung cable connector and power plug, a pair of headset, a couple of extra stylus tips, the manuals, and not to forget, the S-pen.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000) Specifications and Features
10.1-inch LCD screen display with 1280x800 screen resolution, Digitizer
5 Megapixels main autofocus camera with LED flash, 1.9 Megapixel front-facing camera
16/32/64 GB internal memory
2 GB of RAM
7,000mAh of battery capacity
GSM / HSPA+
1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 and 5 GHz
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 available now for P32,990 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi + 3G (HSPA+) model. There’s no word yet if Samsung will bring in the other variants with more storage.
I think that’s it for now. This is my first ever Android device, so give me time while I get familiar with Android and the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1. Stay tuned for our full review soon. Meanwhile, enjoy more photos below.
Disclosure: I won a Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 from the raffle at the launch.