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Samsung announces Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) with free content

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Samsung announces Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) with free content
We were wondering whether or not we would see the rumored 12.2-inch tablet that has been popping up with Samsung's name on it, but instead, today's Unpacked event, Samsung has unveiled a refresh to its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. And, as an interesting bonus for Note users, Samsung says there will be free content and features from providers like New York Times, Evernote and others. Aesthetically, the Note 10.1 2014 edition has the same faux-leather and stitching look of the Note 3. 

The Samsung Galaxy 10.1 2014 edition is a pretty solid update to the tablet. The display is obviously still 10.1-inches but has gotten a ton of new pixels, up from the last Note 10.1's 1280x800 resolution to a 2560x1600 display. That means the pixel density on the 2014 Note 10.1 has doubled, and is now just under 299PPI. The Note 10.1 2014 will also feature a 1.9GHz Octa Core processor (2.3GHz in the LTE model), 3GB of RAM, and your choice of 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage, though there is of course a microSD card slot for expanded storage. 

The rear camera has gotten a slight bump to 8MP, and the front camera is the same 2MP shooter that we saw on the last Note 10.1. Samsung has also been able to trim down the Note 10.1, which now measures 243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9mm and 535g, which should make for a noticeable size difference, because the bezels have been made much smaller all around. And, even though the device is smaller, Samsung has been able to put in a larger battery at 8220mAh, compared to the 7000mAh battery in the last generation model. The Note 10.1 will also come preloaded with Android 4.3 just in time for the (presumed) release of Android 4.4 KitKat.

Of course, the new Note 10.1 will feature all of the same S Pen and multi-window improvements and Samsung KNOX features that were shown for the Galaxy Note 3. But, the Note 10.1 will also have Samsung Content Gifts including content from leading news sources such as Bloomberg, Businessweek, The New York Times, Autodesk Sketchbook for GALAXY for painting and sketching, and much more. The most important of them all though is that Samsung has an exclusive redesign of the official Twitter app, that will finally look good on a 10-inch Android tablet. That alone makes us jealous.

Despite the fact that the Galaxy Note 10.1 is labeled the 2014 edition, it will be available in October and come in three models: Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi and 3G, and Wi-Fi and LTE. Black and white will be available first with 5 other colors coming eventually. No specific release dates or pricing yet. 

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posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:32 12

1. JMartin22 (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


It's about time they upped the ante and started taking their tablet hardware more seriously. This is a non-Nexus Galaxy tablet I can actually consider as a contender of the tablet space, especially in conjunction with all the improved software mult-tasking offerings and it coming with the most recent Android build [for now].

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:41 9

2. cR203 (Posts: 176; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


Finally something for me to upgrade to from the horrible nexus 10. This new note 10.1 is solid in terms of design and specs.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:59 4

11. eli577 (Posts: 79; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)


This new Note 10.1 is really worth to be considered as an upgrade, but that physical button and the touch sensitive ones....OH GOD, WHY????
Why they have to ruin a good tablet like this. It is so unconfortable to handle those things is the middle.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 15:34 1

13. TheLolGuy (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Yeah I get what you mean.

At the same time, for a tablet anyways -- it frustrates some people that when there are only three buttons only in the center the whole bar at the bottom is blacked out and rendered unusable. Being wasteful of the screen real estate, to be exact. I understand that side of the argument too.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:42 2

3. aries.phills (Posts: 113; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Now that's more like it. Really excited at this news. Guess its time to upgrade my Note 10.1.
October should better hurry up.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:48 3

4. matrix_neo (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


My next device, completely satisfied with the specs and design. The resolution is great, and extra free software s are a bonus. Say goodbye now to my gtab 7.7, I need a bigger screen. Starts saving my money now.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:45

8. rd_nest (Posts: 606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Wow! Gtab 7.7.

It was such a wonderful device at it's time. Just amazing display and finish. They didn't sell much because of the price (that display panel itself costs a lot), but it was the first tablet from Samsung that was so wow!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 16:34

16. matrix_neo (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Yap it's a wonderful tablet. I've been using it for more than a year now. I love the super amoled display and the exynos processor. I updated it manually with jellybean few months ago and rooted. Now so fast and and battery lasts longer. The new note 10.1 is promising, definitely it will be my next device, it has everything im looking for in a tab or note. Still keeping my gtab 7.7, you can rarely find it in some stores now.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:50 1

5. Myrith (Posts: 54; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Heh, "2024 edition." Don't forget to proofread your articles before posting. :p

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:53 4

6. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1435; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Now thats a tablet :-)

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:42 3

7. shayanaijaz (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Oct 2010)


Nooo, they screwed up the design!! They should have kept the same design as the original note 10.1, with no buttons on the front and dual speakers on the front! The buttons just make it harder to use.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:45 2

9. taz89 (Posts: 1948; Member since: 03 May 2011)


this is what they should have released originally instead of those out of dated speced tab 3 etc

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:52 2

10. Tech_Junkie1996 (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)


Now this is a Samsung worthy device. The specs on this put EVERYTHING to shame, even the Nexus 10, which some sights consider the King of large Android devices. I mean, that resolution with that processor, and 3 GIGS of RAM!!! It s like they finally decided to take over the entire Android platform. Kudos to you Samsung for finally realizing that you can make more than just crappy tablets that no one wants. And, FYI, that design actually looks gorgeous. Sure, its not metal, I would have liked to see them keep the front speakers but it looks noticeably better than the original Note 10.1

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 15:21 2

12. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Samsung is on a roll! Awesome Note III and awesome Note 10.1 tablet.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 16:02 2

14. Pancoon (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


No front facing speakers.

:(

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 16:31 1

15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3660; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I don't really like the physical buttons, so I might just get the next Nexus 10, which will hopefully be based off of this but with stock Android and on screen buttons. If I can bring myself to get over the buttons, I might get this.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:01 1

17. mottykels (Posts: 362; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I hope galaxy note82014 will release :)

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:15

18. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


Samsung has really made a bad move here, this is what Apple would have done.

Firstly the tablet is the same as the last one, just a cheap leather at the back that will over heat and feel horrible!

Secondly the Note 3 to me is a disgrace, why show us a flexible screen 18 months ago and then come out with a common screen, seriously!! the leather back is awful!! all they have done is focus more on the S Pen.

Samsung Gear, what a piece of junk!! They know Apple is unveiling on the 10th Sep, so why didn't they just take the risk and give away a Gear watch with every Note 3 purchased, that would have boasted the sales of the Note 3 and would have got everyone using the Gear watch. SIMPLE

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:01 1

19. Baseballer (Posts: 126; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Dang this is beautiful! I've always wanted the 10.1 since it was first unveiled but the specs weren't quite right until now. Torn between this and the ipad mini. Hopefully i get both :D

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:56

20. julz17ronald (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


now that's a tablet! I am ready to upgrade my galaxy tab 2 which lags a lot!

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