Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 US availability announced, will arrive August 16th with a starting price point of $499

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Given we had already seen those event invitations go out earlier in the month, this release comes much more as an expected occurrence. Of course, that is not to say the release is not welcomed. Simply put, Samsung has officially announced the US release of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. And nicely done for those who are anxious to make a purchase — the tablet will be available beginning tomorrow, August 16th.

Diving right in with the pricing, the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be priced from $499. That price will give you a Wi-Fi only tablet with 16GB of internal storage space. For those looking for a bit more in terms of storage, there will be a 32GB option (also Wi-Fi only) available for $549. Those hoping and or waiting for a cellular connected model, nothing has been announced just yet.

Otherwise, given we have already seen this tablet available in other locations (not to mention in a Samsung released introduction video), the specs have already been detailed. Of course, we will offer a recap. Those making the purchase can expect a device with a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) TFT LCD display, quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos 4 processor, 2GB of RAM, microSD card slot (with support for cards up to 64GB in size), a 7000 mAh battery, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 is running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and will be using the Samsung TouchWiz user interface. And of course, the tablet will come with the S Pen and all the functionality that brings.

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