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" 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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44 Comments

1. f1r3z0r

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

2. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

22. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 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.

30. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

33. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 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

41. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 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!

3. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Now that's what I'm talking about!

4. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

13. chadrick0814 unregistered

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.

15. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

fanboy meet Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Exynos and *gasp* LTE *gasp*

18. scnix

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 01, 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.

24. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 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.

25. Phullofphil

Posts: 1832; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

then the ipad is a fail. :)

35. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

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: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

7. jove39

Posts: 2148; 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.

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