Final Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 now fully previewed, price revealed

Final Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 now fully previewed, price revealed
Samsung has just unveiled its reworked, now quad-core Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet with built-in S Pen stylus, is coming this month, and Russians from Mobile-Review were the first to get their hands on one and are now out with a full preview of the tablet.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 looks lose some of the iPad similarity as you’d notice with the big silver plastic sides and the stereo speakers at the front. It’s made out of plastic, which allegedly feels the same like the one on the Galaxy S III. The biggest highlight and change from previous versions is the now built-in stylus. The S Pen, as Samsung calls it, is easier to use with deeper integration with the whole system.

The screen is the only downside when compared to devices like the new iPad - the G Note 10.1 features a 10.1-inch Gorilla Glass display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. Similarly to the S III, the screen stays on for as long as you look at it - if you fall asleep or don’t look at it, the screen would turn off, and that’s a neat little trick.

So far, and at least for Russia, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is weirdly said to be offered with all models supporting both 3G and Wi-Fi, so that means no separate 3G version in that market. The variations will be a 16GB, 32GB, 64GB ones, all expandable via microSD cards. 

Now, from Western European markets we are hearing that a Wi-Fi-only version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be offered after all. The 16GB Wi-Fi-only G Note 10.1 price is set at 479 euro ($592), but keep in mind that prices in Europe are usually higher. 

Check out the pictures and hit the source link below for a translated version of the preview. How do you like that brand new Galaxy Note 10.1?

source: Mobile-Review, Tablets Magazine

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GALAXY Note 10.1
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / Other front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 7000 mAh

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25 Comments

1. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I will consider buying if it has super amoled screen even not in plus. 1280x800 is good only for smartphone. Only the screen display really a downturn for me.:(

4. MeoCao unregistered

I want Google to make a 10" Nexus tablet. a $300 one designed in the same vein as N7.

12. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

On desktop,we prefer 1280x1024 resolution for 17 inch monitor,then why not here for 10 inch (1280x800)? this tablet is worth the price.it is a great option for WIndows surface RT.

16. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1278; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Because we sit far from that 17" monitor than a 10" Tab...

2. MeoCao unregistered

This tablet is clearly not designed to be iPad beater, this is the tablet for business and learning so the screen resolution of 1280x800 is respectable. I guess everything will depends on the price. I agree with most people here that $750 is too expensive and it's wrong b-c people will not accept a high end tablet with such a low screen resolution.

5. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Pawn'ed by Asus TF700T

6. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Samsung is still working on 11.1 Tab with 2560x1600 on the same chassis.

7. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I'm waiting on a intel based windows 8 tablet

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Would be not bad. :)

19. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

A lot of people are. Cant wait to get rid of my piece of crap iPad to get something that does real multitasking. Microsoft please hurry it up. P.S. Please make an XBOX Live appstore and include Halo, for total domination.

9. wendygarett unregistered

7000mah seems a bit little for a 10inch tablets...

14. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Compared to what? That's the battery size of most of the premium tablets of the market: ASUS infinity or prime both have that battery. And if you take into account that the Exynos SoC is less power hungry thatn the Tegra as it's built in 32nm and not 40nm, the battery should give more than enough juice. Probaby over 10 hours.

18. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Even though you are right about battery life, the manufacturing process is not the reason for the equally efficient processor capabilities because a few different things -- transistor leakage being the most pre-dominant reason. Newer mobile phone CPUs do not yield much of a difference when going from 32nm from 40nm as long as the components are good quality, and work well with each other, which is why Tegra devices don't have a bad rep for having bad battery lives, despite the 40nm architecture. There are also several reasons why Exynos devices tend to have over-average battery lives -- Sammy will often use low-power technologies like LED (AMOLED) displays, and will optimize their hardware and software well enough for maximum battery life potential. Either way, you can't go wrong with Exynos.

20. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

You have a point but still, the smaller the manufacturing process the less current you need traveling across circuitry. Transistor leakage is a huge factor but dont minimize the importance of the smaller maufacturing process. I think 7000mah is just fine as long as it runs efficient. The ipad 3 has a ridiculously huge battery but only cuz its NOT efficient, Hence the heat issues.

22. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I'm not saying that smaller manufacturing processes do not yield any battery life improvements whatsoever, and maybe I was a bit to general in my last comment (I think something like last year, Apple started issuing a new iPad 2 that used the same A5 chip but on a smaller process, which led to a 19% increase in battery life), but that is a rare case. But people tend to label one CPU, and more commonly device as a whole, superior to others in terms of power efficiency just because one is built off a smaller process. In today's mobile computing world, that is simply not true. Tegra is just as efficient as Exynos in terms of power(I have no sources, I am merely playing off my observations of the devices harboring the aforementioned CPUs, albiet very keen observations) Snapdragon S4 is based on a 28nm process, Exynos on a 32nm, and Tegra on a 40nm, yet nobody has really cited any major battery life advantages from any of these 3 chips, despite the varying changes in manufacturing process. There are always things to consider, like Tegra's 4+1, CPU clock and so on. Of course M-process matters, but the advantages will stop piling up at a certain point, one that we are soon reaching or have reached already. But this is only ARM CPUs lol, Desktop CPUs are radically different in this perspective. As far as the iPad 3, I wouldn't say that it's not efficient(Apple optimizes their stuff to the teeth) I'd say it's because of 1) the screen res 2) the 4-core GPU 3) physical confinements of the chassis

23. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

Touche.. I have actually been able to compare these 3 (Snapdragon, Exynos, and Tegra) and the most eficient by far is the Exynos. This is why, eventhough Motorola went with Tegra on the Atrix, Photon, Bionic etc, they did switch to Exynos for the RAZR line and the eficiency was astounding. The RAZR Maxx was overkill and is why the RAZR HD has 1/3 less battery as its no longer needed. I think Nvidia has something up their sleeves, and in the end will dominate this market. Qualcom has for YEARS dominated this industry but lets face it, they dont have the capital for R&D that Intel, Nvidia or even TI bring to the table. As far as your final statement regarding iPad, you are right about your 3 points. But heat has ALWAYS been undeniable evidence in inefficiency. I returned my iPad 3 and went back to my iPad2 because I could not justify the weight and heat for a rediculous amount of pixels that were unrewarding. To get back on subject, this 7000mah battery should provide plenty of power when combined with the smaller manufacturing process and efficiency of the Exynos procesor. Making it comfortably light and cool.

24. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I can see what you are saying about the 3 CPUs but those are the older gens, which means there were made with less proficient materials, which means transistor leakage is no longer a problem if you were moving to smaller manufacturing processes. This is what I said in my first comment: "Newer mobile phone CPUs do not yield much of a difference when going from 32nm from 40nm as long as the components are good quality, and work well with each other, which is why Tegra devices don't have a bad rep for having bad battery lives" -- As long as components are good quality are the keywords -- The older gen mobile CPUs were made with less stable, resourceful materials, which would translate to almost no transistor leakage if they were to move to a smaller manufacturing process, whilst using the same materials (which I don't think is possible) As far as the iPad, you are right there. +1

25. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Razr line uses TI OMAP4 not Exynos processors. And where do you get Qualcomm doesn't have R&D budget that Nvidia, TI have? They actually have more budget than Nvidia, TI combined.

10. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

i've had hands-ons with a number of sammy tabs (so many of 'em i cant remember which one but certainly that 10.1, 7.7, and 7plus inch), performance is just below par, home-screens & app trays lagged or stuttered... in the world of tab, iPad still rules...hopefully this one is as smooth as my sgs3...

11. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

600$?

13. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Looks like a really good tablet but needs a higher resolution screen.

15. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

It look good... real good

17. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Still looking for that 11.8 inch 2560x1600 tablet. Sammy has been slacking in the tablet market lately, so it will be nice to see Galaxy Tab solidiify itself as a serious mainstream competitor once again.

21. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

Im disapointed with the resolution :( Cmon Sammy?! You mean to tell you couldnt squeeze 1600x900 into that tablet? I dont think its much to ask. Were not asking for a retina display just an upgrade is all.

26. Alistaire

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Is that the new HTC One tablet?

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