We’re live from a press event in New York City where Samsung officially took the wraps off of the U.S. model of its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. We’ve already brought you an unboxing video and an example of the tablet’s multi-screen functionality but, since we’re at the event anyway, we figured we would bring you another quick look. We actually really love taking notes on the display and the multi-screen functionality is pretty incredible if you want to type up something while watching a movie, or research an article on the web in one window and write up notes in another window. The Galaxy Note 10.1 runs Android 4.0 with TouchWiz but will soon be upgraded to Jelly Bean, Samsung told us.

The device will be available tomorrow from several retailers, including Best Buy, Office Depot, Amazon, Tiger Direct and more. The 16GB model will run you $499 while the 32GB version will cost $549. It’s available in white and deep gray and, for now, there aren’t any carrier partners.A quick glance at the specs can be found below.

  • Release: Available in August
  • Price: 16GB $499, 32GB $549
  • OS: Android 4.0 with TouchWiz, Jelly Bean coming soon.
  • Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.0 x 0.3-inch
  • Weight: 21.1 ounces
  • Display: 10.1-inch, WXGA (1280×800) LCD
  • Battery: 7,000 mAh
  • Processor: 1.4GHz quad-core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 12/32/64 GB )expandable with microSD)
  • Cameras: 5-megapixel with 1080p recording; 1.9-megapixel front
  • Network: Wi-Fi only or 3G/HSPA+ or LTE (coming later)
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • Notes: S Pen compatible (256 levels of pressure sensitivity), multiscreen feature (run apps side-by-side), remote blaster included for use as a TV remote

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Gallery