Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 release date is October 10: record 300ppi and S Pen for $550

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 release date is October 10: record 300ppi and S Pen for $550
The 2014 Edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1 is arriving on US shores soon, folks, as Samsung just issued a presser that its release date this side of the pond will be October 10.

The Note 10.1 sports the highest screen resolution of all slates in the category this year, with the Super Clear LCD sporting 2560 x 1600 pixels - that is over four million dots present on the panel, for a record 300ppi tablet pixel density. 

It is also the ARM-based slate with most RAM onboard, as the 3 GB will come in handy when you miltitask with the included S Pen stylus, and the suite of apps for it. The processor that powers it all is no slouch, either, as a powerful Exynos 5420 will breeze through everything you throw at it.

Above all, Samsung has priced the tablet rather competitively, and you can get the 16 GB version for $549.99, while $50 more will net you the 32 GB Galaxy Note 10.1 - a pretty good deal for what can be considered the best Android slate currently on the market, plus you get expandable storage via a microSD slot. 

BestBuy, Amazon, PC Richards, Fry's, Tiger Direct, Walmart and itself will be selling the tablet, with pre-orders beginning as soon as tomorrow, September 27, at midnight.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition Available in the U.S. Oct. 10

With enhanced S Pen, superior display, Multi-Window and sleek redesign, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition delivers an unrivaled tablet experience
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – September 26, 2013 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the Galaxy Note® 10.1 – 2014 Edition will be available in the U.S. beginning Oct. 10, with pre-orders starting at midnight ET tomorrow, Sept. 27. The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition is equipped with industry-leading specifications packed in a thin and lightweight form factor.

“Last year’s launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1 introduced the integration of S Pen™ capabilities to the tablet category and created a new experience for consumers,” said Travis Merrill, vice president of tablet marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “We continue to evolve the Galaxy Note experience with the new Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition. With premium software features and a sophisticated design, we’re delivering an exceptional and even more engaging tablet experience.”

With improved S Pen capabilities, vibrant display and updated Multi-Window functionality, the new Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition delivers an intelligent tablet experience packaged in a sleek, polished design. The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition has been refined with a textured and stitched back cover that is both stylish and comfortable to hold. With an overall smaller size and lighter weight, the new Galaxy Note tablet has smaller bezels and a thinner profile, without sacrificing screen size.

“The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition builds on Samsung’s innovative tablet foundation,” said Nanda Ramachandran, vice president of emerging business at Samsung Telecommunications America. “With its advanced functionality and expanded features, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition offers a best- in-class tablet experience that enables new conveniences to empower users to excel in everyday tasks.”

Unparalleled Display Quality and Multitasking

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition features a large Super Clear LCD display that offers brighter colors and more lifelike graphics. The 2,560 x 1,600 pixel WQXGA display contains over 4 million pixels, offering users a dynamic viewing experience.

To complement the high-resolution display, Samsung introduces a new magazine-style user interface called My Magazine. By allowing users to organize the latest news, social feeds and localized content in an easy-to-use, personalized dashboard on a Super Clear LCD, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition reinvents how consumers interact with their tablets.

The new Galaxy Note 10.1 is powered by an Exynos® 5420 quad-core processor and 3GB RAM for faster web browsing and multitasking, with rich HD graphics for the best gaming experience. Enhanced multitasking allows users to seamlessly use two different applications side-by-side and easily drag and drop content from one window to another. What’s more, certain apps, such as YouTube and Internet, can now be activated simultaneously in both windows.

Enhanced Suite of S Pen Features

The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition comes equipped with an updated S Pen that provides a more responsive, productive and overall efficient tablet experience. The enhanced S Pen also introduces several shortcuts and productivity tools at consumers’ fingertips, including:

 Air Command provides instant access to S Pen features, including Action Memo, Scrapbooker, Screen Write, S Finder and Pen Window all in a convenient hover and click of the button on the S Pen from any point on the screen.
 Action Memo gives users a quick way to take a note and link that note to a direct action, instantly perform a task, such as searching the Internet or emailing a contact.
 Scrapbooker capabilities let users organize interesting content with the S Pen and place it into individualized scrapbooks. This feature affords users an easy and functional way to use the S Pen to grab and store videos, photos and clips from Web pages that are linkable back to the original online source. With Scrapbooker, users keep all boards private and then easily choose which content to share.
 Screen Write lets users easily take a screen capture and edit the shot.
 S Finder allows users to search the entire device, including handwritten notes and settings, connected accounts and the web through key words or handwritten symbols.
 Pen Window effortlessly enhances productivity with a stroke of the S Pen. The feature lets users draw a window on screen using the S Pen, which opens a selection of applications, and then minimize it to hover on any screen as the user interface is navigated; perfect for opening a calculator on top of a spreadsheet or quickly setting an alarm.
 S Note enhancements include a more intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Users still have the ability to use the S Pen to take handwritten notes, or use handwriting-to-text, with access to both note files and notepads. With Easy Chart, hand-drawn data can be instantly transformed into more formal charts and graphs.

Content and Services for an Immersive Galaxy Experience

Samsung is partnering with leading news, productivity and entertainment sources to provide over $600 in bundled content for the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition. With Galaxy Perks, consumers have access to popular applications and services, including three months free of Hulu Plus and SiriusXM, and one year of free Boingo Hotspot access. The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition also comes pre-loaded with 50GB of Dropbox free for two years, one year subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek and a 12 week subscription to The New York Times. For more information on Galaxy Perks, please visit

A redesigned Twitter application, with limited exclusivity to the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition, features S-Pen integration and Multi-Window capabilities for a unique Twitter tablet experience.

In addition, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition will include a Samsung Apps widget, which offers users additional content, optimized for the new 10.1-inch tablet and other Samsung devices. The new tablet is also equipped with Samsung’s innovative IR remote capability and WatchON, a search and recommendation service which makes finding TV shows and on-demand video content faster, easier and more personalized, as the hub of the living room.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition is Wi-Fi-enabled and available in 16 and 32GB variations with an additional 64GB of storage available via microSD card expansion. The device comes in two color options, Jet Black and Classic White. The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition will retail for $ 549.99 and $599.99 for the 16 and 32GB versions, respectively. It will be available for purchase at Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores,, Amazon, PC Richards, Fry's, Tiger Direct, Walmart and, with pre-orders beginning at select retailers on Sept. 27.

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GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
  • Display 10.1" 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 8220 mAh(43h 3G talk time)



1. xoatomxo

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

I want this!

7. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Me too, but too bad the price is too high and will choose ASUS Nexus 10 instead, when it release. Lower price, high resolution and will only miss S-Pen, really love it on both mine Note 1/Note 2.

12. 123Andy

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

I'm getting it. I don't even want to see the iPad 5 because there is no way it could be better!!!

15. papss unregistered

The iPad will be better simply because the better tablet apps.. That's androids big weakness.

19. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

And those apple apps are really stopping the ipad marketshare from dropping. Right

20. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Regardless of marketshare, the iPad has superior 3rd party support and therefore an arguably better tablet experience.

25. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Totally agree with you. I love Android phones but the tablets are a no go because of the apps plain and simple. I even tried to give Android tablets a second chance last month and went and picked up the Galaxy Note 8.0 and now it's sitting on the dresser waiting for a buyer on Craigslist.

22. papss unregistered

Fact is a fact no matter how you want to spin it. There's a reason the iPad is the standard.. I'm not an apple guy but its true.. If I wanted phone apps on my tablet why not just buy a note 3.. Just like a game system is only as good as the store is severely lacking in proper tablet apps period.

24. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

This is not the only or the first highest resolution 10 inch tablet. Nexus 10 anyone?

32. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

im getting it


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I would love to, but where is the: Exynos5450 Octocore MaliT678MP8 4GB RAM 2.5GHZ .... ™

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

sexy tablet, ill be selling my original galaxy note 10.1 for this.

3. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

that screen...........

4. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

A replacement for my aging moto zoom 604!

5. Hmong_Xiong

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

ooh, micro usb instead their own proprietary charger :)

6. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Love the specs Hate the price.

8. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Is that PHYSICAL button there??

11. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Why would you put PHYSICAL BUTTONS ON A 10 inch slate ?!!?!

13. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Because the iPad has one. But seriously, why is that so bad? Other than Touchwiz, I like what I see.

9. papss unregistered

Love the specs but thought the price was going to be a smidge less.

10. NickSDC

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

4g lye please. :)

14. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

That ...well...its a good price..hmm

16. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

It's amazing But still it cannot think of beating iPad 5

17. Supaheight

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

It already beat the ipad i'm wating for the next nexus 10 that will be groundbreaking can't have time to look at the ipad 5 same thing as ipad 4

18. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Exactly. It's funny how people forget this is ANDROID os we are talking about. The ipad will forever be limited by it's os. If you for once second think an ipad is more productive then a note tab think again. I know a guy who used the last note tab for his insurance company. Saved him a lot of space because he doesn't use file cabinets anymore. All records are on the note. It worked so well he got his whole company a note 10.1 to do work on. I'd like to see childish looking handwriting on an ipad because it doesn't have a digitizer.

23. papss unregistered

Wow you know a guy that used his not tablet for company use? All tablets that are worth can be used for work. The iPad software alone embarrasses any android tablet. You're talking nonsense, you must be drunk

26. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Good grief. Do you ever get tired lol. Childish handwriting? Well I use mine for issuing receipts that require a signature with a 3rd party stylus and it works just fine. I too do not need a file cabinet and send my signed receipts to Google Drive. For as limited as you say the OS is, it's definitely better supported and developed for at the tablet level which is my main concern. 159 posts of the same crying and arguments. Just give it a break at least for a day.

21. FazlurKhan

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Good price. The Wacom support must have brought it up. Great gadget!

27. Q1Q10

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Ipad vs this, this lags

29. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

All tablets and phones lag at some point or another. Give it a rest already. This tablet has some great add ons that will not be seen on any other tablet. I just wished their was more tablet specific apps in the Play Store. That's the only downside of this product IMO.

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