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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition officially announced

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

Who said Samsung was only coming to IFA with a smart watch and a Note 3? The company has also unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. This tablet, like the Note 3, will house different chipsets depending on which market you get it in. Some will get the 2.3GHz quad-core chipset (likely Qualcomm-based), while others will get Samsung’s Octa-Core chipset that uses a set of 4 Cortex-A15 cores for heavy lifting, and another set of Cortex-A7 cores to do light and background processing.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

The 10.1-inch “Super Clear LCD” display pushes out 2560 X 1600 pixels, giving folks a “retinal” viewing experience. It’ll also enjoy 3GB of RAM, and between 16GB and 64GB of internal storage (which we imagine will all come in at different price points). There’s also a microSD card slot for your expandable storage needs.

Coming in both LTE and WiFi-only models, the Note 10.1 2014 Edition will launch with Android 4.3 and Samsung’s S-Pen heavy user experience, including new additions such as Screen Write, S Finder, Action Memo and Scrapbook. They’ve also improved the multi-window feature, giving folks the ability to run separate instances of the same app at the same time.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N1_015_Dynamic_Black

You can also use the S Pen to move content from one app to another, and you can even draw out how big you want a particular app’s window to be before loading it up in that pane. All good stuff from the looks of it.

Ghastly-looking home button aside, the Note 10.1 2014 is probably the most exciting to have been announced this year, though we’ll see if that excitement will still be around once Samsung eventually announces the price tag. The device will be available starting Q3 2013.




  • cammykool

    Whats the difference.

  • Covert_Death

    Some actual information would be nice as well

  • simpleas

    Samsung is on a roll today. Rolls out the best tablet and phone like it aint a thang.

  • http://twitter.com/Vanakatherock Vanakatherock

    FINALLY! Full HD+ screen, bigger battery. Engadget has a full comparison from the last to this one up. Phandroid is running a little behind today.

    • Scotsman of Loch Ness

      Is there a comparison of the SGN 10.1 2014 and the Nexus 10 2012?

      • http://twitter.com/Vanakatherock Vanakatherock

        I haven’t seen one yet. However, the screen resolution is the same, the speakers on the Note 10.1 2014 version have been moved to the side instead of side/front. And, naturally, the Note has Touch Whiz.

        If the Note 10.1 2014 WiFi model is priced in line with the Nexus 10, I may move to the Note for the expandable storage and to have a white tablet.

        • Scotsman of Loch Ness

          How do think it will compare with the Nexus 10 2013?

          • http://twitter.com/Vanakatherock Vanakatherock

            Well, I haven’t seen any specs for the next Nexus 10, so I’m not 100% certain. However, I don’t see the Nexus 10 going backwards in specs with a follow up device.

            Purely a guess: I would say the next Nexus 10 will likely have a similar screen resolution again, a Snapdragon 800 CPU, and probably another 2GB of RAM. I’m not certain there’s much left to change after that. Maybe a bump in camera resolution and AC WiFi compatibility?

  • Roaduardo

    Extending the color choices with the tablet. Very nice. Options. Once again, these bastards are giving consumers many, many options. Consumers always win with multiple options.

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    10″ is too big for most, and 7″ is too close in size to the increasingly popular ~6″ Note.

    8″ is the new sweet spot for tablets, IMO.

    • Unorthodox

      I don’t know, I’m so happy with my current 10.1 that I may consider an upgrade. Color options don’t matter, since I normally keep my tablets in a good high quality case. But a home button would definitely be a BIG deterrent for me if it’s on the tablet’s face, like Note 8.

    • No_Nickname90

      I would use a 10 inch tablet as a netbook alternative. I wouldn’t use it the way I use my Nexus 7 (1st Gen). That’s more of when I’m someplace and want a larger screen.

      As you can see, a phablet would be perfect for me, and with all these phablets coming out. My gosh!! Let me calm down before I change the topic. LoL!!

    • TongueDar

      For a screen that one can draw on, 10″ is nice and larger is better IMO; which is why my next Android tablet will be the 13″ Wacom Cintiq Companion — and I’m pretty sure there’s someone here that will cringe at its 1920×1080 screen and naively claim that it’s not good for art and then I’ll wish I had the ability to virtually slap them.

      I own 3 7″ tablets and will be getting the new Nexus 7 and I don’t have an issue with my Note 10.1″s size — as it’s really not that big.

    • ckavvouras@gmail.com

      wait till February next year im sure there will be an update to the note 8

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    Fake stitching = FAIL FAIL FAIL

  • Balansi Kherwyn

    Looks nice but I am concerned on the size of the bezel. Well, tablets needs a bezel to hold on to. Imagine yourself holding this while avoiding not to touch the screen with your palm. However, I still have to try hold it first hand before saying, “the bezel is too small”.

  • Tony Lai

    $499 WiFi 16GB at launch I bet.

  • No_Nickname90

    That huge screen, they could have thrown software keyboards on there. LoL!!

    But that’s nice. Multiple instances of the same app. I was wondering if Multi-Window was able to do that. I hope 4.4 adds multi-window functionality, because that’s something I’d love to use, but I don’t want to be force to get a Galaxy device just to use one feature.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Actually, I think having software keys looks horrible on a tablet. One looooooooooong black bar across the bottom for only 2 tiny little software keys. It’s silly :p

      • ckavvouras@gmail.com

        I actually think they did a great job of the layout on the 1st gen note 10.1, you had everything on that long black bar, the software keys the clock the multitask window button, it all worked great, i wish they had kept that same design concept

        • ckh14

          I tend to disagree not for the look of the bar or the 4 buttons on left or hot key on the right…. but the multi window arrow in the middle of my note 10 drives me crazy. I hit on accident all the time. whenever trying to type fast or grabbing it certain ways…. I’ve always thought it was out not place and should be moved. Plus I’d much rather have full 10 inch screen and hard buttons especially for resting your hand on the screen when using the s pen. Loving the look and specs of new note 10 just wish they would’ve kept front facing stereo speakers. They’re amazing and bring videos alive like no other tablet. Def picking this up day one

      • HotInEER

        This is why I’m keeping my OG Note 10.1. It’s only a few months old, and I love it. I do like the new specs, especially the upgraded screen and I love that they moved the S Pen to the top instead of the bottom, I always have issues removing mine because of my case. I just refuse to get rid of my own screen buttons and I will not give up my front facing speakers.

  • ari_free

    2560 X 1600 pixels and I can draw on it. Now, that’s an Android tab

  • Michael Steinberg

    That physical button will be an issue for the numerous Android apps that REQUIRE portrait mode to use because they were never designed or made aware of tablet screens. That was one area where I preferred the soft keys on the screen for larger tablets. Google needs to address the poor user experience for many of these apps on tablets.

  • ckavvouras@gmail.com

    thank god they got rid of that proprietary power port LOL was sick of the big fat iphone wanna be port

  • Jason Miller

    Am I the only one who thinks the placement of the physical buttons is bad?

  • matt

    I am one of the few that like the home key and all. I have a note 8 and love it(have a tab7.0 plus too). Cant wait to get an 8inch version with specs like that. The 10inch is to big for me. I really like my samsung tablets.

    • Mary Asiatico

      Same here. I really hope that samsung will have note 8.0 with same specs as note 10.1 (2014 edition). The only reason why i wont buy the current note 8.0 is bcoz it does not have a camera flash. Samsung pls, dont forget the flash on the next note 8.0. I have the tab 7.7 and i absolutely love it. Waiting for its upgrade too.