Six months after it was first announced, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has been officially launched today. The device went through too many changes and false launches, but finally today Samsung has revealed the official specs of the Note 10.1, as well as an approximate release date.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available starting this month globally, in three versions: Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi plus HSPA+, and a Wi-Fi plus LTE version that will arrive a bit later in the year. While Samsung has failed to provide clear market breakdowns or pricing details, we expect that the price will be lower than the hefty $750 that online retailer Negri Electronics is asking for it. $400-$500 [...]
When Qualcomm launched the new “Krait” CPU architecture, I was disappointed that it didn’t launch the new Adreno 3xx GPU architecture as well. Ever since Qualcomm bought the Adreno team and technology from AMD a few years ago, the Adreno GPUs have been at least slightly behind the competition.
The new Adreno 320 GPU that is arriving in the quad core S4 Pro SoC comes with some much needed features that should push mobile graphics forward. However, the performance of the GPU is ultimately not as good as it should’ve been, when compared to what will be available in the market by the time devices with Adreno 320 begin [...]
The Galaxy Note 10.1 is the bigger brother of the Galaxy Note smartphone, and as you can deduct from its name, it’s a 10.1 tablet that features a pressure sensitive S-pen with much higher accuracy than your regular “capacitive stylus”, just like the original Galaxy Note and the upcoming Galaxy Note 2.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 was supposed to arrive in June but it got delayed, apparently to put the same Exynos 4 Quad processor in it that the Galaxy S3 has as well. The quad core processor is a welcome addition because the Galaxy Note 10.1 seems to have a more advanced multi-tasking system, that allows you to [...]
Just like with the HTC One X, which had a quad core Tegra 3 version internationally, but a dual core Snapdragon S4 version in the US, because it was the only available chip with an integrated LTE modem: the Galaxy S3 came with an Exynos 4 Quad chip for all non-LTE markets, and a Snapdragon S4 for the LTE ones, including the US market.
So until now, if you were an American citizen, you couldn’t even choose the quad core version if you wanted, for the GSM networks. But that may be about to change soon, as Samsung is apparently going to launch an unlocked version of the Galaxy S3, the same i9300 model we saw on the [...]
A JPMorgan analyst was quoted by French newspaper Les Echos saying that Samsung sold 6.5 million Galaxy S3 devices in Q2, which is mostly June and another two days of May, since the Galaxy S3 was launched on May 29. That amounts to about 5 million units per month, or about five times better than the Galaxy Note, one of Samsung’s other highly successful products.
The Galaxy S3 is definitely Samsung’s most successful Android product yet, considering that the Galaxy S2, their previous record holding Android device, sold “only” 10 million within the first 6 months, and the original Galaxy S sold half of that (5 million) in the same time frame. The [...]
Amidst all the rumors and speculations of how the Samsung Galaxy S3 would look like and what it would sport inside that still-mysterious body, there’s a breath of fresh air coming from Samsung itself regarding the processor in the next Galaxy. The Korean phone manufacturer today has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be powered by a 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor, most likely the quad-core Exynos 4412 that most have expected to see.
Samsung senior vice president of product strategy, Hankil Yoon, in a written statement, said that “Samsung’s next Galaxy device, which will be officially announced soon, offers uncompromised performance and ground breaking [...]