Samsung announces GALAXY Note 10.1

Aug 29, 2012

Samsung Aims to Inspire a Culture of Active Content Creation and Productivity

AUCKLAND, August 29 2012 Samsung has announced the launch of GALAXY Note 10.1 – an extension of the GALAXY Note category.

The GALAXY Note 10.1 is outfitted with the functionality and precision of a pen and paper on a 10.1-inch large display, providing endless possibilities to elevate a user’s creativity and productivity.

Featuring an intuitive user experience and armed with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM for exceptional performance and multi-tasking, GALAXY Note 10.1 is an exciting tablet concept that is designed for creating, as well as consuming, content.

Stefan Lecchi, Head of Telecommunications at Samsung New Zealand, says the GALAXY Note 10.1 demonstrates the brand’s dedication to delivering products that offer a complete mobile experience for creating personalised and expressive content.

“The advanced technology and features included in GALAXY Note 10.1 give users the power to produce, create and customise communications by assisting them to be productive and creative. Multi Screen functionality, backed by a 1.4GHz quad core processor, brings a new level of multi-tasking, while the innovative S Pen and S Note features help enhance productivity and creativity. ”

GALAXY Note 10.1 incorporates a number of key intuitive features and capabilities. They include side-by-side multitasking with the device’s Multi Screen feature on a 10.1-inch large screen and Samsung’s unique S Pen experiences including a variety of S Note templates and productive tools (Shape Match and Formula Match).

The GALAXY Note 10.1 is available in New Zealand from the end of August – RRP$999 (3G / Wi-Fi), $799 (Wi-Fi).

True Multi-Tasking with Multi Screen Feature
With GALAXY Note 10.1’s Multi Screen feature, users can effortlessly utilise two different applications1 side-by-side simultaneously for easy multitasking. For example, users can view Web pages or videos or email on one half of the screen while writing or sketching ideas with the S Pen on the other half of the screen.

Furthermore, users can capture and crop images, and paste them onto the other half of the screen to make personal notes and optimise both their creativity and their productivity. The Multi Screen feature aims to enable productivity and efficiency while users are enjoying multimedia content. GALAXY Note 10.1 brings an exciting culture of creation through the users’ own notes, and enables a different experience to help improve productivity and enjoyment.

S Pen & S Note for Personalised and Organised Note-taking
Featuring its advanced 6.5mm S Pen, GALAXY Note 10.1 is optimised for the creation of personalised and expressive content in a natural and intuitive way. The S Pen’s feel and functionality are specifically designed for an outstanding experience on the 10.1-inch screen. The S Pen is embedded directly in the device and, when removed, automatically launches specially-optimised applications, including S Note, S Planner, Crayon physics, Adobe® Photoshop® Touch, and Polaris Office.

Alternatively, users can easily set their preferred application to be launched instantly. For example, S Note can be launched instantly when a user takes the S Pen out from the device. Users can also tap the screen twice while pressing the S Pen button for quick S Note access via S Note Application.

The S Note app is an easy-to-use tool that gives users the ability to combine notes and sketches with other digital content in ready-to-use templates. The Shape Match and Formula Match features help correct and digitise geometric shapes and numeric formulas hand-written with the S Pen. The S Note is also integrated with knowledge search engines so that users can search for content and obtain information from within the S Note app2 . Exclusively pre-loaded on GALAXY Note 10.1, the Adobe® Photoshop® Touch application enables users to professionally edit photos and images with the ease and precision of the S Pen.

Superior Hardware Performance
GALAXY Note 10.1 is designed with advanced hardware technology, including a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of internal RAM. Seamless multi-tasking, high-standard graphics and blazing-fast performance are key features of GALAXY Note 10.1. The device also includes a 5-megapixel main camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.

Several other features have been added to the GALAXY Note 10.1. They include Smart Stay, which identifies the user’s eyes to ensure the screen is always on while being looked at, and Pop Up Play, which enables the user to watch a video anywhere on the screen while simultaneously running other tasks.

With AllShare Play 3, users can access content stored on compatible handsets, TVs and tablets. Meanwhile, Samsung AllShare Cast4 enables users to mirror content from their GALAXY Note 10.1 to bigger screens such as HDMI TVs.

GALAXY Note 10.1 comes in two connectivity options: a Wi-Fi-only version and a Wi-Fi-and-3G version.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organisations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognised for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 Product Specifications

Network HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps
Quad Band 3G 850, 900, 1,900, 2,100MHz
Quad Band 2G 800, 900, 1,800, 1,900
Processor 1.4GHz quad-core processor
Display 10.1" WXGA TFT
OS Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera Main (Rear): 5 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
Sub (Front): 1.9 Megapixel Camera
Video Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8
Format: 3GP (MP4), WMV (ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM
Full HD (1080p) Playback & HD Recording
Audio Codec: MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR (NB, WB), MIDI, WAV,
AC-3, Flac
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack
S Pen Optimised Features S Pen Experience (S Note, S Planner)
(*more S Pen optimised apps are available via Samsung Apps)
Multi Screen
Adobe® Photoshop® Touch
Shape Match, Formula Match
Polaris Office
Sharing Features Samsung AllShare Play / Samsung AllShare Cast
Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies Air
Content Features & Services Samsung TouchWiz Samsung Live Panel
Samsung Apps
Samsung Hubs - Samsung Music Hub™ / Game Hub**
Samsung S Suggest
Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
Google Play Store,
Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads
Entreprise Solutions Exchange ActiveSync
On-Device Encryption
Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network)
Juniper Junos Pulse VPN
Connectivity Bluetooth technology v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support)
USB 2.0 Host
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Channel Bonding
mHL, 3.5mm, IR LED (Smart Remote: Universal Remote Control)
Sensor Accelerometre, Digital compass, Light, Gyroscope
Memory 16GB User memory + 2GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 64GB)
Dimension 262.0 x 180.0 x 8.9 mm, 600g (3G), 597g (WiFi)
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000mAh

All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads are trademarks of Google Inc.
** The availability of each Samsung Hub service – including Samsung Game Hub and Samsung Music Hub™ – may differ by country. .

1 Multi Screen feature can only be used with select applications.

2Internet connection required. Data download charges may apply.

3AllShare Play web storage requires separate registration with a third-party storage provider. Usage is subject to service provider agreements. AllShare Play web storage is accessible via compatible Windows based PC’s and Samsung mobile android devices. Internet connection required. Data download and subscription charges may apply. AllShare Play is compatible across DLNA products. Some devices may require DLNA software to be installed.

Samsung takes copyright seriously. Samsung's applications are intended solely for private and domestic use. Any other use may be contrary to the law, including copyright law. It is a breach of copyright to record any broadcast other than solely for private and domestic use by watching or listening to the material broadcast at a more convenient time. Samsung does not authorise, sanction, approve or countenance any use of its applications that infringe copyright or is otherwise contrary to law.

4 AllShare Cast can be used in two ways: via the AllShare Cast dongle (connected to a TV with HDMI port) (dongle sold separately); or directly with a compatible Samsung SMART TV that supports AllShare Cast.