The next generation in Samsung tablets is here. (Or, it will be come this Thursday.) Originally showcased at this year’s CES, the South Korea-based company announced the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in a press release issued earlier today.
Based on the specs and the images we’ve seen, it looks like it will be a pretty impressive device. The Note 10.1 comes equipped with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and rocks a five megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. It runs on a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and boasts a vibrant 1200×800 pixel high-definition screen.
The tablet is jam-packed full of cool features, like the ability to increase productivity with multiscreen viewing. In other words, you could have a movie playing on the left half of the screen and simultaneously surf the Web on the right side of the screen.
It can also be transformed into a universal remote control, which allows users to control just about every gadget on your home entertainment stand. To boot, it even begins to learn your programming preferences and make suggestions.
It’s not just a toy either. A key feature for businesspeople is the inclusion of Polaris Office. This program won’t just allow users to open and view Microsoft Word and Powerpoint files, but also edit them. This will be made a lot easier using the S Pen, which the company says provides the comfortability a pen offers with mouse-like precision. To boot, the Note 10.1 has beefed up security and is equipped with SAFE (Samsung for Enterprise), meaning it’s safe for users to sync up to their office network without having to worry about confidentiality.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 will be exclusive to Verizon – at least at its launch time – and will retail for $600.