Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 release date is October 10: record 300ppi and S Pen for $550
With enhanced S Pen, superior display, Multi-Window and sleek redesign, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition delivers an unrivaled tablet experience
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – September 26, 2013 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the Galaxy Note® 10.1 – 2014 Edition will be available in the U.S. beginning Oct. 10, with pre-orders starting at midnight ET tomorrow, Sept. 27. The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition is equipped with industry-leading specifications packed in a thin and lightweight form factor.
“Last year’s launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1 introduced the integration of S Pen™ capabilities to the tablet category and created a new experience for consumers,” said Travis Merrill, vice president of tablet marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “We continue to evolve the Galaxy Note experience with the new Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition. With premium software features and a sophisticated design, we’re delivering an exceptional and even more engaging tablet experience.”
With improved S Pen capabilities, vibrant display and updated Multi-Window functionality, the new Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition delivers an intelligent tablet experience packaged in a sleek, polished design. The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition has been refined with a textured and stitched back cover that is both stylish and comfortable to hold. With an overall smaller size and lighter weight, the new Galaxy Note tablet has smaller bezels and a thinner profile, without sacrificing screen size.
“The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition builds on Samsung’s innovative tablet foundation,” said Nanda Ramachandran, vice president of emerging business at Samsung Telecommunications America. “With its advanced functionality and expanded features, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition offers a best- in-class tablet experience that enables new conveniences to empower users to excel in everyday tasks.”
Unparalleled Display Quality and Multitasking
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition features a large Super Clear LCD display that offers brighter colors and more lifelike graphics. The 2,560 x 1,600 pixel WQXGA display contains over 4 million pixels, offering users a dynamic viewing experience.
To complement the high-resolution display, Samsung introduces a new magazine-style user interface called My Magazine. By allowing users to organize the latest news, social feeds and localized content in an easy-to-use, personalized dashboard on a Super Clear LCD, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition reinvents how consumers interact with their tablets.
The new Galaxy Note 10.1 is powered by an Exynos® 5420 quad-core processor and 3GB RAM for faster web browsing and multitasking, with rich HD graphics for the best gaming experience. Enhanced multitasking allows users to seamlessly use two different applications side-by-side and easily drag and drop content from one window to another. What’s more, certain apps, such as YouTube and Internet, can now be activated simultaneously in both windows.
Enhanced Suite of S Pen Features
The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition comes equipped with an updated S Pen that provides a more responsive, productive and overall efficient tablet experience. The enhanced S Pen also introduces several shortcuts and productivity tools at consumers’ fingertips, including:
Air Command provides instant access to S Pen features, including Action Memo, Scrapbooker, Screen Write, S Finder and Pen Window all in a convenient hover and click of the button on the S Pen from any point on the screen.
Action Memo gives users a quick way to take a note and link that note to a direct action, instantly perform a task, such as searching the Internet or emailing a contact.
Scrapbooker capabilities let users organize interesting content with the S Pen and place it into individualized scrapbooks. This feature affords users an easy and functional way to use the S Pen to grab and store videos, photos and clips from Web pages that are linkable back to the original online source. With Scrapbooker, users keep all boards private and then easily choose which content to share.
Screen Write lets users easily take a screen capture and edit the shot.
S Finder allows users to search the entire device, including handwritten notes and settings, connected accounts and the web through key words or handwritten symbols.
Pen Window effortlessly enhances productivity with a stroke of the S Pen. The feature lets users draw a window on screen using the S Pen, which opens a selection of applications, and then minimize it to hover on any screen as the user interface is navigated; perfect for opening a calculator on top of a spreadsheet or quickly setting an alarm.
S Note enhancements include a more intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Users still have the ability to use the S Pen to take handwritten notes, or use handwriting-to-text, with access to both note files and notepads. With Easy Chart, hand-drawn data can be instantly transformed into more formal charts and graphs.
Content and Services for an Immersive Galaxy Experience
Samsung is partnering with leading news, productivity and entertainment sources to provide over $600 in bundled content for the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition. With Galaxy Perks, consumers have access to popular applications and services, including three months free of Hulu Plus and SiriusXM, and one year of free Boingo Hotspot access. The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition also comes pre-loaded with 50GB of Dropbox free for two years, one year subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek and a 12 week subscription to The New York Times. For more information on Galaxy Perks, please visit www.samsung.com/us/galaxyperks.
A redesigned Twitter application, with limited exclusivity to the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition, features S-Pen integration and Multi-Window capabilities for a unique Twitter tablet experience.
In addition, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition will include a Samsung Apps widget, which offers users additional content, optimized for the new 10.1-inch tablet and other Samsung devices. The new tablet is also equipped with Samsung’s innovative IR remote capability and WatchON, a search and recommendation service which makes finding TV shows and on-demand video content faster, easier and more personalized, as the hub of the living room.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition is Wi-Fi-enabled and available in 16 and 32GB variations with an additional 64GB of storage available via microSD card expansion. The device comes in two color options, Jet Black and Classic White. The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition will retail for $ 549.99 and $599.99 for the 16 and 32GB versions, respectively. It will be available for purchase at Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, BestBuy.com, Amazon, PC Richards, Fry's, Tiger Direct, Walmart and Samsung.com, with pre-orders beginning at select retailers on Sept. 27.
7. xfire99 (Posts: 262; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
Me too, but too bad the price is too high and will choose ASUS Nexus 10 instead, when it release. Lower price, high resolution and will only miss S-Pen, really love it on both mine Note 1/Note 2.
12. 123Andy (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)
I'm getting it. I don't even want to see the iPad 5 because there is no way it could be better!!!
15. papss (Posts: 2171; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
The iPad will be better simply because the better tablet apps.. That's androids big weakness.
19. DukeX (Posts: 323; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
And those apple apps are really stopping the ipad marketshare from dropping. Right
20. E.N. (Posts: 2216; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Regardless of marketshare, the iPad has superior 3rd party support and therefore an arguably better tablet experience.
25. greathero1 (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
Totally agree with you. I love Android phones but the tablets are a no go because of the apps plain and simple. I even tried to give Android tablets a second chance last month and went and picked up the Galaxy Note 8.0 and now it's sitting on the dresser waiting for a buyer on Craigslist.
22. papss (Posts: 2171; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Fact is a fact no matter how you want to spin it. There's a reason the iPad is the standard.. I'm not an apple guy but its true.. If I wanted phone apps on my tablet why not just buy a note 3.. Just like a game system is only as good as the content..play store is severely lacking in proper tablet apps period.
24. PootisMan (Posts: 123; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
This is not the only or the first highest resolution 10 inch tablet. Nexus 10 anyone?
34. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
I would love to, but where is the:
2. Jason2k13 (Posts: 426; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
sexy tablet, ill be selling my original galaxy note 10.1 for this.
5. Hmong_Xiong (Posts: 29; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
ooh, micro usb instead their own proprietary charger :)
11. giani (Posts: 115; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Why would you put PHYSICAL BUTTONS ON A 10 inch slate ?!!?!
13. Tuxedo (Posts: 58; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
Because the iPad has one. But seriously, why is that so bad? Other than Touchwiz, I like what I see.
9. papss (Posts: 2171; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Love the specs but thought the price was going to be a smidge less.
14. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 256; Member since: 24 May 2011)
That ...well...its a good price..hmm
16. MobileKicker (Posts: 207; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)
But still it cannot think of beating iPad 5
17. Supaheight (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
It already beat the ipad i'm wating for the next nexus 10 that will be groundbreaking can't have time to look at the ipad 5 same thing as ipad 4
18. DukeX (Posts: 323; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Exactly. It's funny how people forget this is ANDROID os we are talking about. The ipad will forever be limited by it's os. If you for once second think an ipad is more productive then a note tab think again. I know a guy who used the last note tab for his insurance company. Saved him a lot of space because he doesn't use file cabinets anymore. All records are on the note. It worked so well he got his whole company a note 10.1 to do work on. I'd like to see childish looking handwriting on an ipad because it doesn't have a digitizer.
23. papss (Posts: 2171; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Wow you know a guy that used his not tablet for company use? All tablets that are worth can be used for work. The iPad software alone embarrasses any android tablet. You're talking nonsense, you must be drunk
26. greathero1 (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
Good grief. Do you ever get tired lol. Childish handwriting? Well I use mine for issuing receipts that require a signature with a 3rd party stylus and it works just fine. I too do not need a file cabinet and send my signed receipts to Google Drive. For as limited as you say the OS is, it's definitely better supported and developed for at the tablet level which is my main concern. 159 posts of the same crying and arguments. Just give it a break at least for a day.
21. FazlurKhan (Posts: 7; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
Good price. The Wacom support must have brought it up. Great gadget!
29. greathero1 (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
All tablets and phones lag at some point or another. Give it a rest already. This tablet has some great add ons that will not be seen on any other tablet. I just wished their was more tablet specific apps in the Play Store. That's the only downside of this product IMO.
30. papss (Posts: 2171; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
I have to agree.. Only real knock is the tablet apps but that isn't really SS fault either. Screen does seem unbelievably amazing
28. greathero1 (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
I bet that screen is absolutely amazing but they put the button in the wrong spot.
31. JMartin22 (Posts: 393; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
It's an excellent tablet indeed. But despite all the major under-the-hood improvements, their asking price is too much. They're not Apple, they don't get to be an established authority figure when it comes to price tags; especially with their lesser-known tablets.
They're not in a position where they can make 30-45% profit margins on each of these devices the way Apple can. I wish they would stop trying to rush that process so they can increase sales [and by extension, awareness] of the tablet brand they're finally starting to take seriously.
33. matrix_neo (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
This will be my next gadget, the screen is so awesome and s-pen is a plus. I will buy this once the price goes lower. I don't care if few tablet optimized apps the android has, important is productivity and usefulness. The openness of android males it more compelling, if you don't like something from your tab, just tweak it.
35. BooBooooooo (Posts: 37; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
$550 is expensive? it's clear that it will be priced more expensive in korea than US as always. Korean pepole expected this 16GB model would be $700. I hate Samsung's policy
36. ChafedBanana (Posts: 312; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Not sure how THIS has the highest resolution OF ALL. The Nexus 10 has the same vert. and horz. resolution and is 10 inch instead of 10.1. So the Nexus 10 should have the highest ppi.
37. affandi (Posts: 77; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Finally specs that's not from 2009.. yes Tab 3 im looking at you, now release the Tab 4 8.0 with these specs and you got a winner
38. Rongocook (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)
Hell of a Price! Better buy the new ipad.
39. jess1963 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)
Despite the American sounding voice in the video, sim card capability will not be available in the United States. Wifi only.
40. Jmaler (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)
I'm in for the 3G 32 gig international version as soon as they hit the market, whatever the cost. It will replace an Acer 5610 laptop and a V551 Motorola very old style flip phone. I'm hooked on the s-pen feature. I will use the WiFi feature mostly while watching the Tv. The occasional cell phone calls I make are via T-Mobile "Buy-The -Minutes" plan I've used for several years. I normally take msgs. on my cell and return the ones I need to, so the larger tablet will work just fine as a cell phone considering the way I use cell phones.
41. hellonerds (Posts: 89; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
16gb needs to go away specially on this.. note 3 dont come in a 16gb.. 32gb minimum. .