Tech Rumours: Samsung expected to launch Galaxy Note 10.1 at Mobile World Congress 2012

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 12:25:08 by

Samsung is touted as the biggest actor at the Mobile World Congress scheduled to be staged in Barcelona on February 27, 2012. In the exuberant line of gadgets that the Korean company is planning to showcase at the event, one stands out, Galaxy Note 10.1.

Yes, the biggest smartphone from Samsung is about to meet its big brother, which considering its dimensions is going to be a tablet.

The company announced earlier that it will not hold any press conferences at the event but the show will be waterlogged with a number of Samsung products.

Since the release of Galaxy Note, many technology experts were expecting a tablet to tow the same line and the biggest event in the industry seems to be the perfect platform to launch the next generation tablet.

There have been no press releases, or leaks for that matter, on the specifications of the device but the sheer name says it all, The suffix 10.1 pinned to the name throws a hint that this device will incorporate a 10.1-inch screen akin to Galaxy Tab.

The name first came out in a letter from Samsung to its developers, inviting them at the event in Spain. The name Galaxy Note 10.1 is clearly mentioned in the script. Samsung will most probably announce the APIs for the development of Android-based applications.

Unlike Galaxy Note, Note 10.1 is expected to embrace Android’s latest edition, the Ice Cream Sandwich. The smartphone version is expected to receive the update to ICS as well but there has been no mention of a certain time frame.

The most mesmerizing feature of this new tablet is going to be the trademark S-Pen stylus. There are a lot of expectations attached to the Pen as the stylus in Note, though a pleasant extra, was extremely thin and hard to fix a grab on.

In addition, Samsung is anticipated to incorporate Super AMOLED screen, near-field-communication (NFC) chip and 4G LTE capabilities in the slate.

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