Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 might work as a phone, hands-on video suggests

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 might work as a phone, hands-on video suggests
As unusual as it may seem, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet might actually work as a cell phone too. As in a cell phone that you can pop a SIM card in and use to make calls. Evidence in support of this rumor comes from a Galaxy Note 10.1 hands-on video, which was posted on YouTube several days ago.

Details are scarce, and the presenter does not make any calls for the duration of the video. At the beginning of the video and then later around the 1:05 mark, however, they bring up an application called "Teléfono" (Spanish for "phone"), which seems to be a working dialer (as far as we can tell). The tablet is branded for the Mexican carrier Telcel, which is why the interface language is set to Spanish.

The phone functionality is usually omitted on tablets, even if they have slots for SIM cards, and especially when it comes to slates of this size. Yet who knows, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 might be a rare exception, although using a wireless headset of some kind might be highly advisable. Nevertheless, we won't get our hopes too high yet since the device in the video might be a prototype running non-final software. Besides, the Galaxy Note 10.1 for the U.S. market will probably have the feature locked down anyway, even if it is present on versions for other markets.  

source: Triforce2k8 (YouTube) via Android Authority

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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 16GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 7000 mAh



1. thelegend6657 unregistered

Samsung tablet always work as a phone nothing special see tab 7.7 , 7.0+

2. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

why couldn't you use one of those old fashioned phone receivers with a jack that plugs into a smartphone. Should work.

3. ar2730

Posts: 42; Member since: May 24, 2012

That would be pretty awesome because options are always good, but like you said....probably won't happen.

4. Mafiatounes

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Why 1280x800 Sammy whyyy, i hope they change it to 1920x1200!!!

5. sguyx

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Unfortunately Samsung delays too long with this tablet. If it hasn't a 1920*1200 screen, im afraid of that people are more interested in other tablets! I was very interested in this tablet but too long waiting.. Other tablets go straight past to this tablet. Stylus was one reason why this tablet is (was) interesting - unfortunately there are already (coming) tablets with working stulys and withing couple months tablets selection is huge and Sammy is only one of the others. Samsung waited too long! It has to have something special why i would buy a tablet with 1280*800 screen on this day. Sammy will sell only if it has: quad-core 2gb ram 1920*1200 screen stylus (hdmi) Or otherwise it should have low price.

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