IFA 2013 | Refresh announced for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
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While the main focus of Samsung's press conference in Berlin was the new Galaxy Note 3 phablet and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition was also announced and is certainly worth taking a look at.
The new tablet features a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 display, a 1.9 GHz octa-core processor (for 3G and wifi only models) or a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor (for LTE models), 3 GB RAM, up to 64 GB internal memory, Android 4.3, a 2 MP front-facing camera, an 8 MP back-facing camera, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, a USB 2.0 port, a microSD slot (up to 64 GB cards), an S pen, and a 8220 mAh battery.
Despite improving the internals significantly compared to last year's model, Samsung also managed to shave down the device's size and weight. It now measures 243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9mm (9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inches) and weighs just 535g (1.18 pounds).
Along with the hardware improvements, the Note 10.1 also has a number of new software features including new S Pen applications, a redesigned Twitter app, and Samsung KNOX which offers enhanced security and protection from malware.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is expected to roll out globally starting in Q3 of this year. Pricing has not yet been announced.