Galaxy Note 10.1 announced
The Galaxy Note 10.1 was just announced at Mobile World Congress. It is a mix between the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It borrows the S-Pen and 1.4 GHz Exynos processor from the Galaxy Note and the 10.1 inch display from the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with a 1280 by 800 resolution.
Just like the Galaxy Tab 2 and the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), the Galaxy Note 10.1 ship with Samsung’s customized TouchWiz UX on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Unlike those two devices, this tablet can not make or receive phone calls.
Even though the improved processor (1.4 GHz Exynos from 1.0 GHz Tegra 2) is a very welcome bonus, the real differentiating aspect about this is the S-Pen. This S-Pen is an improved version of the S-Pen found on the Galaxy Note. That is all well and good, but there is one huge oversight by Samsung. They forgot to put a slot to store the S-Pen in. The 5.3 inch Galaxy Note had room for a slot, so size is definitely not the issue here. This mistake or miscalculation makes me think this device will unfortunately be dead on arrival. I still hope to test this device out though!
Samsung has not announced a release date yet, but I imagine it will start to trickle out in various countries in a month.