The Galaxy Note 10.1 has been one of the leakier tablets to date since its unveiling at Mobile World Congress but still hasn’t been released. It hasn’t yet either but today we’re getting a good first look at the final production version of the tablet. Korean website, The Brave Post, has somehow managed to get a retail version of the white model and to prove it they’ve posted plenty of unboxing pictures. Specs for the Note 10.1 have been incredibly leaky but today we got a more solid confirmation of what they will be. It’ll have the same 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos found in the Galaxy S III, a 5MP rear camera, 2GB RAM, 64GB storage with a microSD card slot, HSPA+ support, and a new slot for the S Pen that makes it stand out. It can also pair to your phone as well allowing it to act as an enormous speakerphone and giving it the ability to send and receive text messages. It’s not specified on how exactly that feature works but it could be similar to what HP did with the Touchpad by allowing you to send and receive text messages through it. There’s still no mention of a release date but with Samsung’s “next Galaxy” event coming up on August 15, it mightn’t be very long before we see the Galaxy Note 10.1 hitting store shelves. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more information!
Companies like Samsung are going to have to step it up if they want to compete with the Nexus 7
Why are more recent devices coming with a lesser resolution camera? Ok, so many people don't use tablets to take pics, but I'm seeing even phones being released with less than 8mp. Notable exception is the European-only Nokia 41mp (interpolated to 8mp). Did Apple have one of its cows about competitor cameras?