Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet gets UK release date

The10.1-inch successor to the Galaxy Note phone-tablet hybrid will go on sale at Samsung's Stratford store in London first, the company has revealed
Written by Karen Friar, Contributor

Samsung has revealed that the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will go on sale in the UK on 16 August.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Image credit: Samsung

Last week, the Korean hardware maker said it was poised to release the device, a follow-up to the Galaxy Note phone-tablet hybrid. As a full-blown tablet, the second Note device comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen rather than the 5.3-inch display seen on its predecessor.

On Monday, Samsung said in a post to Twitter that buyers can pick up the Galaxy Note 10.1 at its store in the Westfield Centre in East London from Thursday.

Samsung has not given any hint of pricing yet, though Expansys is listing the 16GB version at about £480 for delivery on 24 August. Online seller Mobicity is offering the same model at about £650 including VAT, but its stock is not built for the UK, according to a sales agent. By way of comparison, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 sells for £300 on Samsung's online store.

The tablet, which resembles its Galaxy Tab 10.1 stablemates, comes with a stylus so users can make notes or drawings more easily. It is expected to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, rather than the Jelly Bean 4.1 version of the OS already rolled out to some Samsung Nexus devices.

First unveiled at Mobile World Congress, the Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with a 1.4GHz quad-core chip, 2GB of RAM and two cameras, front and back. Buyers have a choice of 16, 32 or 64GB of storage built in.

On release, the tablet will connect via Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi plus HSPA+, though an LTE-capable model is slated to appear in the future.

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