Samsung has officially made the Galaxy Note 10.1 official, announcing that they’re going to start shipping globally this month. First unveiled at the Mobil World Congress, this incoming tablet will feature a number of tweaks compared to the slate they showed off back in February. It now rocks a slot for the S Pen stylus – the same pen featured on the original Galaxy Note – as well as a 1.4GHz Exynos 4112 quad-core processor, which should be a significant upgrade over the dual-core chip on the earlier prototype.
Despite the Galaxy Note name, this won’t be a ‘phablet’. The 10.1 is a proper tablet, featuring a 10.1-inch PLS TFT screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution and 1.9MP camera up front, and a 5-megapixel camera at the back. It’ll still feature Samsung’s S Pen suite of stylus-optimized apps, but the larger screen space provides enough space for multitasking with two open windows side-by-side, allowing users to write notes next to an open web page, or drag and drop bits and pieces between two windows.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 will ship with Android 4.0, but 2GB should ensure an upgrade to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) once the update is available. The tablet is expected to start shipping to the US in August, although they didn’t mention pricing or an exact release date.