Samsung has apparently confirmed a 10.1-inch tablet version of its Galaxy Note pen-enabled smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, with an S-Pen developer event to be held at MWC 2012 (2012 Conference and Exhibition at Mobile World Congress), which will begin Monday, 27 February and will conclude Thursday, 1 March 2012.
A Samsung Galaxy Commercial video which is now no longer available officially but still visible in Google’s cache also proves the possibility of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. The advert “will show a Galaxy Note 10.1 used for education, financial planning, and art” while the actor would play the role of a “teen student” that “uses his Galaxy Note 10.1 to record, take pictures, edit” and more.
It is not surprised that Samsung is going to extend S-Pen functionality beyond the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note. An S-PenSDK already released allows developers to create their own apps which use the more accurate input option, and Samsung has been releasing software tailored to the stylus through its own on-device app store.
As to the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, there have been quite few reports and features leaked. We don’t expect the new device to have phone capabilities and will basically be Samsung’s first 10” Android tablet with full stylus “S-Pen” capabilities. We are also hopeful this will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but cannot confirm that at this time. Praying it will not run on Gingerbread.
PS: The news that the Samsung GalaxyS lll would not make a show on MWC 2012 has been confirmed. About the detailed release date of Samsung Galaxy S lll, there have been rumors which indicate that Samsung would be going to release the successor of Galaxy S ll before the second half of this year, which may mean pre-June, just head-to-head with the long expected iPhone5.