You gotta give some props to Samsung for the audacity it often shows, even during the most heated competition. Within hours of the launch of the new iPad by Tim Cook et al, greeted with much fanfare from the usual suspects, Samsung decided to throw a one-two punch at its biggest non-Android competitor. The Koreans released a list of comparisons between the new iPad and its own Galaxy Note 10.1, that (kind of) shows that the Note is ultimately the better option.
You can see from the comparison chart below that Samsung really wants to show off the Note’s multitasking skills — the capability to view and work with two apps at the same time. In fact, the list mostly revolves around these two abilities.
While the new iPad comes with a Retina display with 2048 x 1536 resolution, Samsung believes that the screen on the Galaxy Note 10.1 is better optimized for precision writing and doodling, which makes it 10 times more accurate than a normal capacitive screen. The Koreans also took a dig at the size of the new iPad, flaunting the thinner and lighter build of the Galaxy Note 10.1. It’s quite a change of roles from last year, we must say, when Samsung was forced to redesign the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to compete with iPad 2’s svelter figure.
Keep in mind that Samsung is yet to release the price or launch details of the Galaxy Note 10.1. As for the new iPad, the slate will start appearing in stores on March 16, in several countries.
We hope Samsung still has some tricks left up its sleeve. Although the Galaxy Note 10.1 would make a great addition to the company’s tablet lineup, we can’t help craving for something more impressive, specs-wise at least. Whatever Samsung is hiding from the rest of the world might make an appearance during the gdgt Live party on March 9, at SXSW, where Samsung is said to make an “exciting announcement”. Will it be the introduction of the Galaxy Tab 11.6, with its rumored Retina display and 2GHz processor? Or will Samsung introduce the Galaxy S3 instead? We’ll find out soon enough.