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
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


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GALAXY Note 10.1
  • Display 10.1 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    Other front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 7000 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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44 Comments

44. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well...yeah. it's called the consumer market. xD

42. TheCellX

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Finally... i found my first tablet!!!

37. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

since the new and revamp Galaxy tabs didn't do well in sales Samsung wants to ride the wave of success the Note had and released a tablet... say bye bye to the infamous Galaxy Tabs

32. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

By the time Android oem's come out with a real high resolution tab, I hope i'm not to old to be able to see the difference. If Scamsum would work as hard on the specs for their tabs as the stuff they build for Apple, their tabs would be slot better. At this rate, looks like I will get my first Android tab sometime in 2014 ?

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its nice to see that samsung keeps listening to its consumers. part of the reason they are going to stay #1 for a while. Thats what.. twice now they took their products back to the drawing board after letting consumers see it, and both times they took an OK product and came back with a great one.

36. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

they dont listen to consumers.. they see what Apple does..

40. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i don't remember Apple coming out with a Quad-Core Tablet equipped with a Stylus. xD

43. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

nop but Apple did came with dual core so Samsung already had a dual core on the failed GT and the Note 10.0 so they stocked quad core not because of cocnsumer because it has to be better stock than the ipad....

26. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

No wrong.... 350dpi Qc 2.2 That's what u call power that u can feel....

19. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

only one change..............it shud have been atleast 3 changes.......... 1. 250+ ppi 2. 2gb ram 3. quad core exynos..........if all this wud have been included that wud have graved even the NEW IPAD.......bcoz the major plus point is that "ITS A NOTE TAB"

7. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

9. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

20. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

39. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

xD still majorly exaggerated pal.

21. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Do you even know how fast 543MP4 is...just look up on google...and dont forget...its used in psp vita too...that little gpu is performance monster for mobile devices...4x exynos has quad core mali400...and overclocked too. I am not saying mali400 is bad...but ARM gpu tech is not better than Imagination technologies's PowerVR line up...watch for rogue 6200 and 6400 series!

23. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I know PowerVR is the best today in mobile graphics, however, their GPUs are also power hunger too. That's why Samsung gave up SGX543 in Exynos 4210 last year. Mali GPU are always the best power efficient with ARM SoCs.

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

my powerVR enhanced SGS1 gets 2 day battery life. Its all in how its optimized. We are also talking tablets here, where there is room for a monster battery. A GPU that eats a bit more battery isnt going to be a big deal, especially since the quad exynos uses LESS juice than the dual 4210 found in the SGS2.

34. ph00ny

Posts: 2083; Member since: May 26, 2011

That's like saying watch out for T658 Some of these graphics solutions have been available for a while but just haven't been implemented. "The Mali-T658 delivers up to ten times the graphics performance of the Mali-400-MP GPU, as well as a four times increase in GPU Compute performance when compared with the Mali-T604 GPU."

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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:

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

10. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

A 1080p screen would've made it purrrrrfect.

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

and a better design i think.

14. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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. :)

16. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

38. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

17. ph00ny

Posts: 2083; Member since: May 26, 2011

Tegra zone? Meet chainfire As for LTE offering, we should wait and see.

4. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

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