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By 29 February 2012 | Categories: news

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Samsung has announced the launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1 at the Mobile World Congress 2012, bringing the touch-and-stylus-friendly user experience from the Galaxy Note smartphone-tablet hybrid to the larger tablet form factor.    

The Korean tech firm is targeting its latest tablet at artistic users that need to create sketches or precise drawings, and those users that prefer to create hand-written notes instead of merely employing the QWERTY keyboard layout. This tablet features a 10.1" WXGA (1280 x 800) touchscreen along with Samsung’s S Pen that works with the device’s originally-installed applications.

Samsung stated that the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available locally from May 2012 through various local retail outlets for an approximate recommended retail price of R8699. This is about R700 more than you’d pay for the Galaxy Note smartphone.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 operates on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor (make not specified). Also onboard is HSPA+ connectivity as well as a 3 megapixel rear-facing auto-focus camera and 2 MP front-facing snapper for making video calls and capturing self portraits.

Users can employ this tablet to create professional drawings via Adobe Ideas and edit photos using Adobe Photoshop Touch. Both these application have been specially optimised for use with the S pen stylus and are pre-loaded on the Galaxy Note 10.1.

“The Galaxy Note 10.1 takes productivity on a Note to a whole new level. With a larger, multi-functional screen and superior performance, it combines the intuitiveness of handwriting with all the versatility of digital content. This allows users to be more productive across all of life’s demanding tasks—whether working, learning, or simply creating their own stories,” said Deon Liebenberg, MD of Samsung Electronics South Africa.

“With the Galaxy Note 10.1, we are demonstrating Samsung’s commitment to extend the mobile category and are working with key partners like Adobe to provide extraordinary experiences for users. We have created a platform that enables users to be more productive, express themselves creatively and add a touch of fulfillment to their lives.”  
 
In related news Samsung recently announced two new additions to its Galaxy smartphone range, namely the Galaxy Ace 2 and the Galaxy mini 2.

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