Samsung updates Galaxy Note 10.1 with new specs, improved S-Pen

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Samsung’s IFA press conference also saw a brand new Galaxy Note 10.1 announced, with the tablet’s specifications and design getting a upgrade and brought into line with the recently-announced Galaxy Note 3. Still featuring the same 10.1-inch display size, the tablet now includes a 1.9Ghz Octa-core processor, and 3GB of RAM.

The screen used, however, gets a major upgrade. the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) with a super clear LCD display with WQXGA resolution (2560 x 1600). It also adopts much of the design styles from the Note 3, where the back somewhat emulates the back of a physical notebook with the stitching.

I should note that the octa-core processor is only available in the 3G, and Wi-Fi only variants. The LTE version will have a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, which is likely to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Other hardware specs include an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and Bluetooth 4.0 support. Internal storage can be either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB; but that is expandable through a microSD card slot.

In terms of features, all the features from the Note 3 – including the new S Pen and S Note features – are included in the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition). It will also include syncing with the new Galaxy Gear device, also revealed at IFA today. However, the tablet will also include more included apps from Bloomberg Businessweek, the New York Times, Autodesk Sketchbook, and an optimised version of Twitter’s own Android application.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet comes out in two colours; and will launch globally in Q3 this year. Australian availability has not been confirmed, as of yet.