Samsung has unveiled Galaxy Note 10.1 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, which started Sunday.
The Galaxy Note 10.1, which is the second entry in the company's pen- and touch-capable Galaxy Note line, packs some great features but can these features eat a bite from Apple iPad 2's popularity?
The iconic Apple Inc.'s iPad 2 is the benchmark for design and performance set by the California giant. While the world is expecting to see the launch of the much-anticipated iPad 3, here is a look at how Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 features fare when compared to Apple iPad 2:
Size: The latest Galaxy Note tab has a dimension of 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.9 mm, weighs 583 grams while Apple iPad 2 has 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm dimension and weighs 607 grams.
Display: Galaxy Note tab has a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixels Widescreen PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen display with 149 ppi pixel density whereas iPad 2 features 9.7-inch 1024 x 768 pixels LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touch-screen display.
Memory: The memory found in the Samsung tablet is 1GB RAM and 16/32/64 GB storage capacity with a microSD card slot given to expand up to 32GB while iPad 2 has 512 MB RAM with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage support. But Apple iPad 2 does not have an external storage space.
Operating system: While iPad 2 runs on iOS 5 operating system, Samsung packs Google's latest Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Processor: Galaxy Note tab has Dual-core 1.4 GHz processor compared to iPad 2's 900 MHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU Apple A5 chipset processor. Information about the chipset, GPU of Galaxy Note are still unavailable.
WLAN/Bluetooth/USB: The Samsung tablet has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth version 3.0 with A2DP and USB version 2.0. On the other hand, the Apple tablet has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 version with A2DP and EDR, and USB 2.0 version.
Camera: The Note tablet has a 3.15 mega pixel rear camera with 2048x1536 pixels with LED flash and autofocus features while iPad 2 has only a 0.7-megapixel camera with geo-tagging feature.
There is a secondary VGA camera in the iPad 2 while the Note tablet has a 2-megapixel camera for video calling. The Apple iPad 2 is capable of video playback at 720p, while Note 10.1 tab offers 1080p video playback capability.
Battery: Samsung Galaxy Note tab has a Standard Li-Ion 7000 mAh battery whereas the iPad 2 features Li-Po 6930 mAh battery which gives up to 10 hours of talk time.
Other Features: Apple iPad 2 has features like E-mail, Push E-mail, IM, HTML Safari browser, downloadable, incl. motion-based games, accelerometer, gyro, compass, A-GPS support, digital compass, MP4/MP3/WAV/AAC player, movie playback, iBooks PDF reader, Google Maps, TV-out, audio and video player.
The Transformer Prime has features like SNS integration, MP4/DivX/Xvid/FLV/MKV/H.264/H.263 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player, Organizer, Image/video editor, accelerometer, gyro, compass, Photoshop Touch app, Document editor/viewer, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Voice memo/dial and Predictive text input (Swype).