The Galaxy Note 10.1 is anything but an iPad clone. This bigger cousin to the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note phone-tablet features a built-in S Pen for writing notes, annotating, and taking advantage of apps with stylus support. The device will be available globally sometime this month.
The 10.1-inch Galaxy Note will keep up with your feverish doodling and note-taking with the help of a quad-core 1.4-GHz Exynos processor alongside 2 GB of RAM. Several configurations are planned, including models with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of storage; connectivity-wise, both a Wi-Fi-only and 3G HSPA+ version will be available at launch, with a 4G LTE variant appearing later in the year. All models will sport a 1280 x 800-pixel screen.
The TouchWiz-skinned Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.0 ICS rather than Jelly Bean and packs in a bevy of non-standard apps, including Samsung's AllShare apps and several programs designed to take advantage of the S Pen's capabilities. Meanwhile, an onboard multitasking ability lets you see and manipulate two apps at once, though you're limited to a small number of apps.
Hopefully, the Galaxy Note 10.1 improves upon its smaller buddy by adding palm rejection support and tightening up the handwriting recognition.