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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: Can It Dwarf Apple iPad 4 Sales? [Specs Comparison]
Samsung has actually surprised the fans by announcing the most unexpected Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) few days ago at IFA Berlin 2013. The South Korean Giant has not only unveiled the tablet but also announced its most awaited phablet Note 3 and the wearable gadget Galaxy Gear along with a massive 98 and 110 inch Ultra HDTVs.
Read Full Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
However, Samsung is not the only one that took pride in showing off its new technologies, because, Sony on the other hand also made a remarkable mark in the same IFA platform by unveiling Xperia Z1, Cameras and TVs, including a laptop as well.
Coming back to the Samsung's Galaxy 10.1 tablet, it comes with a monstrous processor that will outshine almost all other available tablets so far. Apple iPad 4 has been in the top notch category when it comes to 10 inch tablets so far. Thus GizBot has come up with a simple spec to spec comparison between the two devices to find out whether Galaxy 10.1 tablet has got enough to give a tough competition to Apple tablet when it hits the market.
Have a look at the brief comparative rundown on the Galaxy Note 10.1 and iPad 4:
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes packed with a 10-inch WQXGA Super clear LCD display offering a resolution of 2560x1600pixels and 299 ppi pixel density. On the other hand, iPad 4 features 9.7 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display offering a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixel and 264 ppi pixel density. It is apparent that the Galaxy Note 10.1 will have a better display quality.
OS, Processor and RAM
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with a 1.9 GHZ Octa Core processor (for 3G / WiFi only version) and 3GB RAM along with Adreno 330 GPU. It will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and will most probably run on Android Jelly Bean 4.3 OS. On the other hand, iPad 4 runs on iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 6.1.3 and is powered by a Apple A6X Dual-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. But the best part of the 4th gen iPad is that it comes with a quad-core graphics PowerVR SGX554MP4. It is also supported by 1 GB RAM.
Connectivity and Storage
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), will come in three variants depending on connectivity options including WiFi Only, WiFi and 3G, WiFi and LTE which would also be available in 16/32/64GB along with Micro SD for expandable storage up to 64GB. In case of iPad 4, it comes with WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, USB and a micro SIM slot as well.
Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is said to feature 8 Megapixel Rear camera with BSI sensor, Auto Focus, LED Flash, Zero Shutter lag and 2 Megapixel front facing camera. While iPad 4 comes packed with 5 MP rear camera and 1.2 MP front facing camera.
Dimension and Battery
The dimensions of Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) are 243.1 X 171.4 X 7.9mm and it is said to weigh approximately 535g (WiFi Version). Meanwhile, the tablet will come loaded with a standard Li-ion 8,220mAh battery. Moreover, the tablet will hit the market in two color options including Jet Black and Classic White and will be available globally, starting from Q3, 2013 or next year.
Apple's iPad 4 comes measuring 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm and weighs 662 g and is powered by a Non-removable Li-Po 11,560 mAh battery which offers up to 720 hours of standby time and talk time of up to 9 hours.
Sadly, there is no information regarding the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet but iPad 4 (WiFi+Cellular) is currently selling at Rs. 39,900.
Both the tablets come from the different operating system ecosphere and have nothing common, even when it comes to processor specs and features. The closest similarity is the display, where, Galaxy tablet will definitely rule, when it comes graphics and gaming However Apple iPads are always known for super quality Retina Display.
Obviously, Galaxy Note 10.1 uses Octa Core CPU along with 3GB RAM giving it an utmost speed and power to run any heavy apps and softwares making it more efficient than iPad.
Also Android OS is more open as compared to iOS, in terms of downloading apps, sharing files and social connectivity. But again, the iPad beats the Note 10.1 in terms of battery power. So it completely depends on your OS preference and usage purpose. For business purpose, nothing is better than Apple iPads, but if you have that geek in you and wish to do a lot of other stuff with your tablet, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 would be best for you.
Meanwhile, GizBot will wait and watch how much will Samsung price Note 10.1, as the price strategy by the South Korean tech titan may turn the tables all together, not only for Apple; but many other Android dominators in the global and local tablet market.