Samsung has pre-empted their own August 15th Announcement and started releasing information, Engadget was the first to start showing it off. Samsung has advised that the Note 10.1 will ship globally in August in WiFi and 3G varieties and an LTE version could be coming later in the year, whether the LTE version ever makes it to Australia or not is debatable but I’m sure if there is enough call for it Samsung would probably speak to the LTE carriers in Australia to see if a launch was plausible.
The tab will come in White and Black and have a quad-core Exynos processor and 2GB of RAM and of course feature the lovely S-Pen. Samsung is certainly pushing the productivity aspect of the Note 10.1 and I can see this making a big splash as the novely of the Stylus is certainly hitting a chord with a large number of people. Samsung has released an introductory video to introduce you to the note which shows off the productivity side of things :
Still waiting on word back from Samsung Australia in regards to availability with retailers however you can always depend on Mobicity to be there ready to take pre-orders, they are offering the White Galaxy Note 10.1 on their website for $849 including free shipping with a 12 month warranty, but no shipping date has been advised as yet, but rest assured they will get it to you as soon as stock starts rolling in.