Samsung first introduced the Galaxy Note 10.1 at Mobile World Congress 2012, but now the company might decide to bump up the specs before actually bringing it to market.
According to Sam Mobile, Samsung plans to put a faster processor into the Galaxy Note 10.1 and it will ship the tablet with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with plans to update to Jelly Bean later. The new specs come from a leaked user manual photo.
If these leaks are true, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will have a 1.4GHz quad-core processor that matches the one inside the Galaxy S III. Like Samsung announced before, the Galaxy Note 10.1 uses a 10.1-inch WXGA (1280×768) display and can use the special S-Pen that Samsung introduced with the first Galaxy Note.
The rest of the specs for the Galaxy Note 10.1 are relatively standard for modern Android tablets. It has a 5MP camera that can shoot 720p video, and a variety of sensors. Unfortunately this leak doesn’t confirm the RAM or storage space available on the tablet.
The big differentiator for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 aside from the S-Pen stylus is the ability to run multiple apps. Unlike most mobile devices, the Galaxy Note 10.1 gives users the option to open apps like the web browser in one half of the screen leaving the other half open for jotting down notes. We doubt any third-party apps will support the features, but even just the browser is great for students or anyone else who needs to write notes while browsing the web.
Unfortunately, despite the leaks we don’t know when Samsung will finally decide to finally release the Galaxy Note 10.1. We might hear more about the tablet at Samsung’s August 15 event, but we don’t know for sure.