Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 10.1 (Wi-Fi) tablet on August 16th in U.S.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1Samsung today unveiled the final details of the U.S. launch of its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. First unveiled back at MWC 2012, Samsung then spent some time making some modifications before reintroducing it earlier this month. The revised Galaxy Note 10.1 will now hit the U.S. market on August 16th.

“Our goal with the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 was simple – redefine the tablet experience,” said Tim Baxter, President, Samsung Electronics America. “The S Pen offers both active content creation as well as passive content consumption, while the Multiscreen capability finally enables true multitasking. For the user, the resulting experience is completely new and quite unexpected.”

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (Wi-Fi) specifications:

  • Processor: 1.4GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos 4 Quad
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz UX
  • Cellular connectivity: None
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz) Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Display: 10.1-inch WXGA (1280×800) LCD
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen, S Pen
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB or 32GB onboard and microSD cards
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP AF with LED flash
  • Front-facing camera: 1.9MP
  • Battery: 7,000mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 262 x 180 x 8.9 millimeters / 597 grams

An HSPA+ model was expected to launch at the same time but it did not make an appearance. It may be announced later by a US carrier. It also remains to be seen if the US will see the upcoming LTE model.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will go on sale in the U.S. on August 16th. The 16GB model will sell for US$499 and the 32GB model for US$549.

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