The Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung’s full-sized tablet version of it’s popular Galaxy Note phablet, is now available in the US. Or at least the Wi-fi versions anyway. Surprisingly, Samsung didn’t undercut the iPad’s price on their tablet, pricing it at $499 for the base 16GB model.
Like it’s smaller Galaxy Note sibling, the 10.1 features Samsung’s S Pen stylus and matching app suite that makes of it. Other features include a 10.1-inch screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution, a 1.9 camera up front, a 5-megapiixel camera at the back, and a 1.4GHz quad-core processor under the hood. The tablet ships with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, but 2GB of RAM makes it readily available for the update once it becomes available.
The 32GB model is comparatively cheaper than the new iPad with the same capacity, costing $549 (the 32GB iPad costs $599). No word on the HSPA+ models, but they’re set for a release soon.