South Korea’s Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it had launched a super-size version of its Galaxy Note smartphone. The Galaxy Note 10.1, which went on sale on Monday in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, is about twice as large as its predecessor and is almost the size of a tablet.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 powered by Google’s Android software and features a touchscreen which is 10.1-inches (25.6 centimetres) measured diagonally, significantly wider than the 5.3-inch screen of the previous Note.
Like its predecessor, it comes with a stylus called the ‘S pen’ to write notes or draw on the screen. The latest version allows users to split the screen in half to view two programs at once.
The latest device is equipped with a quad-core processor that allows users to run several apps faster than the earlier version, which had a dual-core processor.
Shin, the chief of Samsung’s mobile unit, said in a statement that “The advanced technology and features included in Galaxy Note 10.1 give users the power to produce, create and customise communications.”
Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker by shipments in November introduced the first version of its Galaxy Note, a device positioned between the firm’s flagship Galaxy S smartphones and Galaxy Tab tablet computers.