When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 10.1 Android tablet at Mobile World Congress in February, we actually experienced mixed emotions about the device.
We were thrilled to hear it came with the S Pen capacitive stylus and a multi-screen functionality feature that allows multitasking two apps side-by-side. However, we were rather disappointed to hear about the tablet’s specs. Originally, the Galaxy Note 10.1 debuted with a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 10.1-inch WXGA (1280×800) display, 1GB of RAM, 3 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, and 16/32/64GB storage configurations. Also, for some odd reason, Samsung decided not to include a slot to hold the S Pen. Now, there are reports that a redesigned Galaxy Note 10.1 has appeared at an event in Germany. The new GN 10.1 is said to be slimmer, includes a holster for the S Pen, and upgraded to the more powerful Exynos quad-core chipset.
Certainly some nice improvements, but to truly bump the device into the high-end category Samsung will have to include a higher resolution display (Appple iPad 3, Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, Acer Iconia A700, etc).