Lately, Samsung has been unveiling new devices with regularity, thus remaining in the center of attention.
Now they are planning to give their 2012 Galaxy Note 10.1 a boost, with a 2014 edition. This comes after the release of a few other gadgets, such as the Galaxy J, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, the Galaxy Round, which has a curved screen, and the Galaxy Note 3.
They released a 4-minute promo for their 2014 Edition Galaxy Note 10.1 that shows all the specs and upgrades the tablet will feature, and it presents a few changes from the 2012 version:
The 2014 Edition promises a smoother design, and greater portability than the 2012 version, and a delicately stitched cloth replaces the plastic or metal rear that could be found on its predecessor. With a smaller frame bezel that now hosts buttons (Back, Home and Menu), the new edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1 is also thinner and lighter.
Screen and Display
A 2560×1600 LCD screen will replace the 800×1200 PLS TFT screen found on the 2012 version. The ppi also leaped from 149 to 299
Both models come with built in memory, customers being able to choose between 16,32 and 64 GB units, and the possibility of adding up to 64 GB of extra memory, via microSD card. The 2014 Edition brings a memory boost, with 3 GB of RAM, compared to 2012’s 2 GB.
The 2012 version had a 5 megapixel rear camera, and a 1.9 front-facing camera, while its 2014 upgraded edition has an 8 MP camera on the back and a 2 MP camera in the front.
Hardware and software
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2012 version is running with a Samsung Exynos 4412 processor and a quad-core Cortex CPU, running at 1.4 Ghz, a Mali MP400 GPU and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) upgradable to 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
The upgrades on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition include a Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 GPU for LTE (GPU for 3G is not known), and a 1.9 Ghz Cortez A15 quad-core or 1.3 Ghz Cortez A7 CPU for 3G and 2.3 Ghz quad-core Krait 400 CPU for LTE.
The battery was also upgraded, from 2012’s 7000 mAh Li-Ion to a 8220 mAh Li-Po, both non-removable.
According to GSM Arena, the new 2014 edition will cost around $550, with $50 more than its 2012 version, which has a $500 price tag.
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