KOREAN HARDWARE MAKER Samsung introduced an updated version of its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet at IFA on Wednesday alongside the Galaxy Note 3 'phablet' and Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Samsung clearly struggles with dates as it has named the tablet the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition, and has said it will be available globally from the third quarter this year.
Looking to challenge the Apple iPad, the refreshed Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a 10in 2560x1600 resolution Super Clear LCD touchscreen, powered by a 1.9 GHz octa-core processor in the 3G or WiFi-only models, or a 2.3GHz quad-core processor in the 4G model.
Google's Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile operating system is onboard too, which means that the Galaxy Note 10.1 is one of the two devices that's compatible with Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch device, along with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It also is skinned with Samsung's Touchwiz user interface, which features new S Pen compatible apps such as Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder.
Samsung CEO JK Shin said, “The new Galaxy Note 10.1 is the most progressive 10-inch tablet, delivering the best viewing and multitasking experiences. It is the most recent demonstration of Samsung Mobile's focus on constant product innovation to stay aligned with shifting consumer interests.
"The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition unites a range of features that will consistently surprise consumers as they realise how much easier and more enjoyable it makes their everyday lives."
Those eyeing Samsung's latest tablet can also expect to find a "sleeker casing" than last year's model, with the Galaxy Note 10.1 measuring 7.9mm thick, and either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB internal storage, dual 8MP and 2MP cameras and an 8,800mAh battery.
There are no pricing details for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 model available yet. µ
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