Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 found to have 2GB of RAM and SMS

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 found to have 2GB of RAM and SMS
We all knew the day was coming soon enough that mobile devices would finally bump up the available RAM and head towards the 2GB mark, and it looks like that day is here as a new unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is showing that the device has 2GB of RAM and more under the hood. The unboxing comes from Korean website The Brave Post

A lot of what is seen in the unboxing is about what we expected from the various leaks and info about the tablet that we've seen before, but it was pretty nice to see the 2GB of RAM listed on the box itself. The question there is whether or not this represents the international version or just a regional version. As we saw with the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Japanese variant of the device had 2GB of RAM, but we didn't see that carry over into international models. 

Another interesting bit of info is that it looks like the Note 10.1 will have SMS capabilities as well. The idea seems to be that the Note will act in connection with your phone allowing for sending and receiving messages. 

Is that going to be enough to sway consumers? 

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GALAXY Note 10.1
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / Other front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 7000 mAh

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31 Comments

1. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

i'm buying one!

3. MISTER_H

Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

Me2..... but what about the specs: is it A15 QC running at 2.5 Exynos?

23. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2432; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

No. According to the spec sheet in that picture, it is still the 1.4 ghz quad-core A9 processor found in the S3, which is still a really good processor.

24. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

A15 chips are still not even produced yet

25. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

they are produced. Just not for mass production.

2. MISTER_H

Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

Samsung u should-ev made it 3GB ram, so when running over 70 apps there will remain 2GB. 1GB for browsing, opening 5 tabs and still remain 1GB where Android OS ICS will take 550 MB of ram....... is it asking to much.

6. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Why would you run 70 apps and a browser with 5 tabs at the same time?

8. MISTER_H

Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

there is an app called System panel. download it and open it, there u will see that there are over 50 apps running at the back-ground.... and also another app called LogCat!!!!!!!

10. MISTER_H

Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

its good to have reserve power. just when u need it.....

14. MISTER_H

Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

Allso there are other apps and logs that the Android OS dosn't show....!

28. smartphonemad

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

Devices with just 1gb of RAM operate well (HTC one s and x, sgs3) why would 3gb be needed now?

4. Yummy

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Coolio

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If the Note has a telephone number (which should be part of a broadband data capability), SMS should be a no-brainer. Absent a dedicated phone number, maybe Sammy is going to do something along the lines of iMessage.... Magic 8 Ball says stay tuned for more litigation between Apple and Sammy.

27. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

this is a tablet a 10.1" not a phone

7. Elvis.

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

"...but it was pretty nice to see the 2GB of RAM listed on the box itself" Funny you say that now since not long ago you were downplaying the need for more RAM.

12. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

On phones yes, but more RAM on a tablet always seemed more useful

13. MISTER_H

Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

Both is useful and essential..... A must!

17. Elvis.

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

True, more RAM on a tablet is more useful than on a phone. But if we want to make sure that phones will get future OS updates and have true multitasking (see HTC One X) and be able to run future software, then 2GB's of RAM is important.

19. ph00ny

Posts: 2052; Member since: May 26, 2011

Wouldn't phones need more ram than tablets since most phones perform similar tasks as tablets on top of phone functionality and radio connectivity?

9. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

What this tablet should've been 1. 1920x1200 display to compete with TFormer-Infinity and iPad 3. Without this, it basically falls from high-end to mid-range, to bad it already has. With Gorilla Glass 2. 2. 2GB of RAM, multi-tasking is much more relevant on tablets. 3. Exynos 5250 Dual-Core clocked at 2GHz or more with Mali-600 (I think it is?) for improved GPU performance over Quad-Core Exynos 4412. It's a shame that tablets run the same processors as smart-phones as of now. 4. Beefier battery to accommodate screen. Seeing how well the GS3 has been selling recently, I'm sure Sammy could fit this into the 500$ price, ASUS almost matched these specs, opting for a faster Tegra 3 and less RAM, at 500$. Seems like Sammy has been slacking off in the tablet industry as of late, allowing Amazon, ASUS and Apple to get the upper hand.

20. ph00ny

Posts: 2052; Member since: May 26, 2011

Mali T604 and T658? I hope to god they never use another nvidia setup ever again

21. MISTER_H

Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

Agree. true. EXYNOS+MALI for entertainment+ PVR for graphics.

11. MeoCao unregistered

Does it have JB on board? I think from now on JB is a must for high end Androids.

15. MISTER_H

Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

Yeap, it does.... Absolutely!

22. MeoCao unregistered

I don't think so, it looks like ICS to me.

16. azafirster

Posts: 44; Member since: May 01, 2012

Not much is being said of its screen.

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I'm not that into tablets, but the recent ones are starting to look appealing. If i do get a tablet, it will either be this, the Huawei Mediapad FHD, or the rumored Nexus 10. Or maybe the new rumored HTC tablet.

26. redfarid

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

i will buy this..the s pen suitable for student like me.. hope Korean version and international version have same spec.. :)

29. DogsGoMeow

Posts: 18; Member since: May 04, 2012

TAKE MY MONEY!

30. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Dammit!!! Why did I bought the P-3100 tab 2,, should have waited on this ;(

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