Samsung revamps tablet with Galaxy Note 10.1

GalaxyTab sales plummeted to a paltry 37,000 units in the United States last quarter, prompting Samsung to revamp one of its classic tablet in the form of the Galaxy Note 10.1.

The redesigned tablet measures 10.3 x 7.1 inches, weighs in at 1.32 lbs and boasts a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. 

The device is powered by a quad-core 1.4-GHz ARM-based processor with 2 GB of RAM.

The Note 10.1 is available with either 16 ($499) or 32 GB ($549) of internal memory, while a microSD card slot supports up to 64 GB more.

As expected, the tablet ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), but will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at some point later this year.

As the name implies, the Galaxy Note can be used as a stylus, with the touchscreen featuring an active digitizer layer. The tablet also allows users to simultaneously view two different different apps, meaning, you can browse emails while watching videos, or take notes while reading an email. 

Additional specs include a 5-megapixel primary camera with flash and fixed-focus lens, 1.9-MP user-facing camera for video chats, a number of ports and a 7000-mAh battery. 
The tablet also supports 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS, with an LTE 4G version (Verizon & AT&T) expected to roll out later this year.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will hit virtual and physical store shelves on August 16 at a $499 price point for the 16GB internal storage iteration or $549 for the 32GB version.