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The waiting game for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has been going on for several months now, but signs that the release is quickly approaching just keep pouring in. The latest of the bunch is probably the best yet, as it leaves basically nothing uncovered.

Korean blog The Brave Post got its hands on what appears to be a retail version of the device, unboxed it, and took a slew of pictures along the way. This, of course, revealed all the specs of the device:

  • 10.1" 1280x800 display
  • 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 5MP rear shooter
  • GPS, IR Smart Remote
  • HSPA+ support
  • 7000mAh battery
  • Android 4.0.x

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Of those, the most surprising is the addition of 2GB RAM, as we'd previously heard that the Note 10.1 would pack the now-standard 1GB. The device is also said to sport a feature that allows it to function as a companion to your phone and work as a speakerphone, as well as send and receive (presumably text) messages.

Considering this leak, along with the previous information we've seen, we're willing to bet that, instead of the rumored Note 2, the Note 10.1 will be unveiled at Samsung's second Unpacked 2012 event, which is happening on August 15th.

[The Brave Post via The Verge]

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Surya-De/100000613813429 Surya De

    Bummer...no Exynos 5 then?

  • hot_spare

    Before somebody jumps the gun about Full HD or a high-res display, let me reiterate some basic facts:

    Exynos 4412 inside this Tab/Note supports max resolution of WXGA.

    Source: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/Exynos/news_12.html

    For a Full HD or WQXGA ( 2560 x 1600 ) display, we need a better GPU (like Mali T604 in Exynos 5250). Also it would be hard to drive such a high density display with low memory bandwidth. That's why new iPad and the Exynos 5 has a higher memory bandwidth compared to other SOCs. Even that is considered comparatively less to drive such a high density display. You may see games stuttering when played at such native resolution. We have to wait for mass production of Exynos 5 before we can have a higher density display from Samsung in Tab/Note lineup. Exynos 5 is in "customer sample" phase now. Then comes affect of heat and battery life. Also there is added cost associated with double RAM and Wacom S Pen.

    • http://twitter.com/Bateluer Robert Boluyt

      Tegra 3 can drive 1080p devices, seems like the Exynos 4412 and its more powerful GPU should be able to.

      • hot_spare

        It's a question of design. Have you checked the GLbenchmark 1080p off-screen test for Tegra3? It scores a lowly 29fps.What's the point of such a display support if it can't be used for graphic-intensive apps/games? Do you want to further discuss about the pathetic memory bandwidth in Tegra3? I am sure Exynos 4 can also support Full HD, but don't believe that the experience will be good enough. Wait for Exynos 5/Mali T604 for higher-res displays from Samsung, or choose Asus/Acer Full HD Tabs.

      • Himmat Singh

        Well you must know that the A700 fully sucks because of the FHD display. The Infinity moves along just fine, but with a better CPU (1.7Ghz compared to the normal 1.3)

        • http://wave-france.blogspot.com Supercopter

          Does the A700 really sucks? Reviews on some other sites (like The Verge) apparently haven't noticed any worth-mentioning lag...

          Also: early A700 models apparently where heating too much and rebooting because of that. Customers that have returned those tablets and have received new ones seem to be free from this flaw. So I'm wondering: could the lag also be concerning only the first batches of devices?

      • warcaster

        But not that well...

  • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

    looks sexy i would upgrade to this from my xoom if it had a hi res display and a Tegra3

  • kreko

    I thought that Exynos 5 is going to be available on Q2 2012

  • RealityCheck2013

    Looks nice :P

  • L boogie

    if i didnt have the transformer infinity or huawei full hd tablet in mind, i'll definitely would be grabbing the note 10.1....whatever happened to that infamous 11.6 tab?

  • augusto

    Es perfecto para los arquitectos!

  • http://wave-france.blogspot.com Supercopter

    (mini-) USB port?
    (mini-) HDMI port?
    (micro-) SD card reader?

  • Tyler Chappell

    Seems nice, but I think I will stick with my Nexus 7, though I wish I had that pen. And dat 2 GeeBees RAM.

  • masterdebater

    IR. Hello universal remote.