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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Declares War On Wacom Art Tablets

More Mobile World Congress news from Samsung, hot on the heels of the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 2. The also 10.1-inch Galaxy Note blends features from Galaxy tablets and the 5-inch Galaxy Note (coming soon to Vodafone and Telstra).

Aimed at creative types, the Ice Cream Sandwich tablet comes with an S Pen stylus for jotting down notes so you can fold your handwritten memos and drawings in with web content and other digital stuff, for creating recipes, diary entries, magazines and other such templates.

The hardware looks fairly solid — it runs off a 1.4GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM, and has a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and either 16, 32 or 64GB internal memory. Inside, an accelerometer, digital compass, and gyroscope add to the app possibilities. Weighing 583g, it measures 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.9mm, and has a 7000mAh battery.

The included apps that work with the stylus are called Touch Retouch; makeup; zen brush; omni sketch; catch notes; touchnote; comic book; slice it, and hello crayon. Supposedly the various pressure applied with the S Pen stylus can be recognised by the tablet, letting you shade differently when drawing.

Launch dates and prices haven’t yet been confirmed by Samsung as yet.

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