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Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 now comes with quad-core Exynos processor and slot for S Pen

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 now comes with quad-core Exynos processor and slot for S Pen
Samsung has added a holder for the S Pen

Samsung has added a holder for the S Pen

During MWC 2012 in February, Samsung showed off the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet. At the time, the device featured a dual-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor under the hood, a 1280 x 800 display, 3MP camera and lack of a place to store the S Pen that comes with the tablet. But last month, the Korean based manufacturer warned that changes might be coming to the tablet. And sure enough, when the tablet was displayed at an event in Europe on Tuesday, there were some changes made.

The revised version of the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet now has a quad-core Samsung Exynos processor running the show, which power users are going to be happy to hear about. Additionally, Samsung has added a "holster" so that users of the tablet can store the S Pen when they weren't using it. Speaking of the S Pen, it has been on a diet and has slimmed down considerably. Still, there are those who would rather have use a thicker stylus, and for them, Samsung is offering an S Pen Holder Kit that allows you to put the thin S Pen insider a thicker body. Latest word calls for a June launch for the tablet.

source: TabletCommunity (translated) via Phandroid

The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet and accessories including the S Pen holder
The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet and accessories including the S Pen holder

The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet and accessories including the S Pen holder


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posted on 22 May 2012, 23:49 7

1. f1r3z0r (Posts: 92; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


now with these changes I got some reasons to upgrade my Galaxy Tab 10.1

posted on 22 May 2012, 23:56 3

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


where's the 1440p screen? and 2GB of RAM? :(

posted on 23 May 2012, 02:04 7

22. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Pay 800 bucks and you will definitely have it.

Guys, this is business. You got additional active digitizer, upgraded SoC, a S Pen. Don't you think these cost money?

Forget about out-of-world specs. At max, I think we can have 2GB RAM or 1080p screen. Either of these, not both.

Be realistic with your expectations.

posted on 23 May 2012, 06:58 1

30. medicci37 (Posts: 1288; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Tabs with 1gig of RAM & 1280×800 display have been out for a long time. Considering how fast mobile tech advances. 1080p & 2gigs should be standard now. If LG can put 2gigs on a phone.& The Japanese version of the SG lll has 2 gigs, (which will soon be the standard for high end phones) It does not make sense to buy a tab that is not much different than what's been out for the last 18 months. I would be willing to pay more for better specs. 1280×800 just isn't good enough on a 10.1 inch screen.

posted on 23 May 2012, 09:09

33. robocopvn (Posts: 436; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


1280x800 is not good on 10.1 ? It's not the best but it's not that bad. Unless you put your eyes 5cm from the tablet to see the pixels =DDD

posted on 23 May 2012, 13:23

41. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Everything is related to the cost. Question is whether they can put all those ultra-high specs within the Note inside 500 bucks?? Are you ready to pay premium for extra specs? Most important, what does normal consumer think about extra specs?

Cost of usual components in a Tab + cost of upgraded SoC + new GPU license + active digitizer + S Pen + ultra high-res screen + 2GB RAM + bigger battery (to power the high-res screen) + profit margin < $500

Do you think it's feasible? I doubt it!

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:02 1

3. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Now that's what I'm talking about!

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:06 2

4. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Quad core exynos?... guess will not be 4G LTE ....... fail..if that is the case

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:56 5

13. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


I guess every tablet in the world is a fail by that standard. That includes some dual core tablets that don't offer a "real" LTE model.

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:57 5

15. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


fanboy meet Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE

Exynos and *gasp* LTE *gasp*

posted on 23 May 2012, 01:11 3

18. scnix (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


TBH, I don't really see the need for my tablet to have 4G or even 3G. It just needs WiFi 'cause my phone will have 4G and just turn on portable hotspot.

Boom, 4G tablet.

posted on 23 May 2012, 04:12 3

24. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


This is the only tablet i am considering to buy. Other tablets seem like toy to me with no real use. This has some real use and has some potential. I don't care about the resolutionary crap, i don't care even if has no camera at all. If the active digitizer system is better or on par with that of the note, i am going to buy this thing.

posted on 23 May 2012, 04:23

25. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


I hate that word fail all the time but I guess that's my issue. The exenos chips don't have LTE integrated but with a tablet adding a LTE modem to the mix is easily done.

posted on 23 May 2012, 06:53 3

27. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


then the ipad is a fail. :)

posted on 23 May 2012, 11:57

35. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


at least the ipad sells cant say the same for the Android tablets...

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:22

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Samsung always has to go back to the drawing board with the 10.1" don't they? xD

anyway this has become a rather respectable offering. it beats the Transformer Prime for me by a long shot. o:

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:30

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


:NO:

just by the processor and s-pen. the prime has the keyboard and the tegra zone which by the way i'm enjoying right now since all the best tablet games are there.

and not that it matters but the cameras are not respectable from the gTab.

and non-exynos variants again for 4G, so it's probably equal when it gets S4.

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:42 1

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the Prime also has the terrible radios. i know, i have one. i'm not a hardcore mobile gamer. i just want my Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Minecraft and other little games like that.

the only camera i care about on a Tablet is the front facing one and the 2.0MP one on the Tab is sufficient.

it doesn't really matter the Wi-Fi one is the one that will sell.

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:53 3

10. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


A 1080p screen would've made it purrrrrfect.

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:54 1

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


and a better design i think.

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:56

14. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


the radios suck, but it doesn't really bother me though.

anyway, it has advantages and disadvantages.

for me, the exynos and pen are not yet enough, and i still think it's not a long shot.

I'm entering college so I guess I'll be needing the keyboard and ports a lot... soon. :)

posted on 23 May 2012, 01:08

16. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


@KingKurogiii
Design is fine with me. As long as it houses a large battery, doesn't get too hot while on my lap, and is not slippery.

@bobfreking55
yep performance is not that too far off to make a difference in productivity stuff like what you're about to use your tab for.

But I'd like to point out that the TEGRA Zone is only exclusive for a limited time. The games will gradually be available to other tabs. And also, the graphics are the only difference, gameplay is the same. Not saying that the prime is crap, it's actually good, I have one but surely the Note 10.1 will play better.

posted on 23 May 2012, 12:27

38. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


if it does have a ARM Mali-T604T then it'll be IMMENSELY more powerful than the Prime.

posted on 23 May 2012, 06:55

28. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


bob,
then you probably want to wait to see what else comes out. A full windows 8 tablet will be more to the specs you are looking for, the productivity you will need, and will more than likely have keyboard docs and such like the Asus Transformer does.

posted on 23 May 2012, 01:11

17. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Tegra zone?
Meet chainfire

As for LTE offering, we should wait and see.

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:35 3

7. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Great...but still no hd display? My be it'll be overkill for mali-400.

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:42 3

9. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


A rumor before (with the Taji benchmark) shew that it will have Mali-604T GPU which is at least 5 times stronger than Mali-400 and 2-3 times stronger than SGX543MP4 of the new Ipad.

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:54 1

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


that's complete exaggeration. i could see it maybe being 50% faster than the SGX543(MP4) but not twice and certainly not three times as powerful.

posted on 23 May 2012, 01:35

20. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Or just a mistake. I meant 2-3 times stronger than PowerVR SGX543 (3 times compared to SGX543Mp2 of Ipad 2 and 2 times compared to SGX543Mp4 with lower clock of the new Ipad).
I think that's true. According to GLBench, GPU of the new Ipad is only about 30% stronger than Mali-400Mp4 400 MHz+ of GS3.

posted on 23 May 2012, 12:28

39. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


xD still majorly exaggerated pal.

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