Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Brings Digital Inking and Photoshop to the Big Screen! [video and gallery]

Posted on 27 February 2012 By Ben Lang


Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet which features the same ‘S Pen’ active digitizer and stylus technology as found in the Galaxy Note smartphone. Back when the Galaxy Note was announced at IFA, Chippy and I bother remarked that we might enjoy the stylus functionality more on a tablet rather than a smartphone (thanks to the extra screen real estate, so I’m quite excited about this move from Samsung. Chippy has a hands on video of the Galaxy Note 10.1 straight form the MWC show floor:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOGfTJ7djSo

With this announcement, Samsung says that they’re worked with Adobe to create a version of Photoshop Touch that is specially optimized for the S Pen functionality of the Galaxy Note 10.1. Photoshop Touch on the Note 10.1 will let you “transform images with core Photoshop features and combine multiple photos into layered images, make popular edits, apply professional effects, and more,” according to Samsung. Then there’s Adobe Ideas, also optimized for the S Pen, which allows you to create simply sketches and vector graphics. Samsung says that these S Pen optimized versions of Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas are exclusively pre-loaded on the Galaxy Note 10.1, though it seems the standard versions of these apps are currently available through the Android Market (see the links above).

In addition to these graphic-oriented apps, Samsung says that they’ve got a suite of apps to make the Galaxy Note 10.1 a powerful educational and productivity tool. The S Note app allows you to create a mashup of photos and annotation, and has templates such as meeting minutes, recipe, cards, diary, magazine, and more to help you become productive with minimal setup. Formula match and shape match functions in the S Note app allows the software to recognize mathematical symbols and shapes respectively to aid in math work diagram drawing, and more.

There’s no word yet on Galaxy Note 10.1 pricing or release date, but I’m just hoping this won’t turn into another multi-month fiasco as happened with the US release of the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 7.7.

Aside from the S Pen functionality, a healthy dose of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a MicroSD slot, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is unsurprisingly similar to the Galaxy Tab 10.1:

Network

HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100EDGE/GPRS   850/900/1800/1900

Processor

1.4 GHz Dual-Core Processor

Display

10.1” WXGA(1280×800) PLS TFT

OS

Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera

————-Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
Sub(Front): 2 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
Playback/ Recording: 1080p Full HD@30fps, 720p HD@30fps

Audio

————-Codec: MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI, WAV, AC-3, Flac
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack

Value-added

Features & Services

————-

Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel

S Pen Experience (S Note, S Planner)

Samsung Apps

Samsung Hub

– Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub

Samsung S Suggest (App recommendation service)

Samsung ChatON mobile communication service

Samsung AllShare Play*

Samsung Kies/ Samsung Kies air
GoogleTM Mobile Services– Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,
Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +
Adobe Apps
– Photoshop Touch, Adobe Ideas
Polaris document editor
A-GPS(3G version)
S-GPS(WiFi version)
Glonass

Enterprise
Solutions

————-Exchange ActiveSync
On-Device Encryption
Cisco VPN(Virtual Private Network)
Juniper Junos Pulse VPN

Connectivity

 ————-

Bluetooth technology v 3.0 (Apt-X Codec support)
USB 2.0 Host
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Channel Bonding

Sensor

Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light, Gyroscope

Memory

16/32/64GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 32GB)

Dimension

256.7 x 175.3 x 8.9 mm, 583g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000mAh

 

2 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Brings Digital Inking and Photoshop to the Big Screen! [video and gallery]”

  1. turn.self.off says:

    Hehe, this should be fun.

  2. Arbok says:

    Does it have a slot to insert the stylus in the tablet so i don’t carry in the bag/porse/pocket because i might loose it???? And does it have 3G? Can you give me an email response at s3bastian.arbok@gmail.com ????