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Posted: 18 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released

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Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionalityYes  
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.3), TouchWiz UIWindows (RT) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inches (243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm)10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm) 
Weight19.29 oz (547 g)
the average is 15.3 oz (437 g)
24.00 oz (680 g)
the average is 15.3 oz (437 g)
ColorsBlack, White  
Physical size10.1 inches10.6 inches 
Resolution2560 x 1600 pixels1366 x 768 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.

299 ppi148 ppi 

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.

Super Clear LCD  
Screen-to-body ratio70.97 %65.59 % 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera8 megapixels1 megapixel 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)  
Software FeaturesFace detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer  
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets  
Shooting ModesBurst mode, Panorama, Scenes  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Features Video calling 
Front-facing camera2 megapixelsYes 
Video capture 1280x720 (720p HD) 
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30 

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.

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400Quad-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorAdreno 330ULP GeForce @ 520MHz 
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.

3 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR32 GB RAM (1500 MHz) / LPDDR2 
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC 
Capacity8220 mAh  
TypeNot user replaceable, Li - IonNot user replaceable 
Talk time (3G)43.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
Music playback217.00 hours  
Video playback11.00 hours  
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MirroringDLNA, MHLTV-out 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAVMP3 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, Flash Video, MKVMPEG4 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Internet browsing
Browser Internet Explorer 10 
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5, Flash 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
LTE (FDD)Bands 18, 5, 8, 3, 1, 7  
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS  
2G DataEDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A  
Micro SIMYes  
Global RoamingYes  
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Notes, MemoCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Timer, Notepad 
MessagingThreaded view, Predictive text input  
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google Talk, ChatONWindows Live / MSN 
Other featuresVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)  
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac802.11 a, b, g, n 
 Dual antennas, MIMO 
Mobile hotspotYes  
Wi-Fi DirectYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBFull-size USB 
FeaturesUSB Host  
HDMI Micro HDMI (Type D) 
Charging connector Proprietary 

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.

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass  
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation  
OtherComputer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, InfraredOTA sync 
Officially announced04 Sep 201318 Jun 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period 12 Months 
MSRP price $ 500 

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