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Posted: 18 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionality Yes 
OSWindows (8 Pro)Android (4.1, 4.0.3) TouchWiz / L!ve Panel UX UI 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm)7.63 x 4.82 x 0.41 inches (193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm) 
Weight32.00 oz (907 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
12.13 oz (344 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
 
Display
Physical size10.6 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels1024 x 600 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

208 ppi170 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDSuper PLS LCD 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera1 megapixel3 megapixels 
Features Smile detection, Exposure compensation, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Effects 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (29 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Front-facing cameraYes0.3 megapixels VGA 
Hardware
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1700 MHz, Intel Core i5-3317UDual core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorIntel HD Graphics 4000Yes 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

4096 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Capacity 4000 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersLoudspeakerEarpiece, Stereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer 10  
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
Data HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

 A-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorFull-size USBProprietary 
Features Mass storage device 
OtherTV-Out, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced18 Jun 201213 Feb 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months  
MSRP price$ 899  

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