Samsung’s tactic with tablets over the last couple of years has been to throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. It’s enjoyed middling success with its Galaxy Tab slates, but it’s never quite managed to match that iPad magic. With the Galaxy Note 10.1 receiving a power boost, though, has Samsung finally got it right?
The Samsung Galaxy Note has been a surprise smash hit, so it’s no real surprise that Samsung is choosing to take that branding across to its tablet range. The Galaxy Note 10.1 was unveiled during Mobile World Congress February, and is expected to launch next month. But not before it turbocharges its innards.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 that made its debut at MWC was powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor, wrapped up in a 1280 x 800 display. Since then, Samsung has upped that processor to the quad-core leagues, which should make it mighty powerful.
Samsung’s also carved out a slot for the S-Pen stylus to sit in when not in use, as well as adding an optional pen holder that makes the S-Pen feel more like a normal-sized scribbler.
All in all, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is shaping up to be the best tablet Samsung’s yet made. Whether it’ll manage to sell as well as its smaller sibling remains to be seen, but it seems to tick all the right boxes. We’ll keep you posted on price and release date when we can.