The Suwon hardware maker also revealed the necessity of releasing the device as it will serve as a follow-up to the Galaxy Note phone-tablet hybrid.
Also a full-blown tablet in terms of workability, the second Note device comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen rather than the 5.3-inch display seen on its predecessor.
Through social media network Twitter Samsung announced officially that UK buyers can pick up the Galaxy Note 10.1 at its store in the Westfield Centre in East London come Thursday the 16th of August.
Upon release, the tablet will connect via Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi plus HSPA+, though a LTE-capable model is slated to appear in the future.
Samsung has not given any hint of pricing yet, but the info around is that the 16GB version at about £480 for delivery on 24 August.
Also Online seller Mobicity is offering the same model at about £650 including VAT, but its stock is not built for the UK, according to a sales agent. By way of comparison, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 sells for £300 on Samsung’s online store.
The tablet, which resembles its Galaxy Tab 10.1 stablemates, comes with a stylus so users can make notes or drawings more easily. It is expected to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, rather than the Jelly Bean 4.1 version of the OS already rolled out to some Samsung Nexus devices.
First unveiled at Mobile World Congress, the Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with a 1.4GHz quad-core chip, 2GB of RAM and two cameras, front and back. Buyers have a choice of 16, 32 or 64GB of storage built in.