Sep 04 AT 1:33 PM Dima Aryeh 18 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition announced with high-res display

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was Samsung’s first attempt at making a Note tablet, complete with S Pen and an early and buggy version of Multi Window. It was a high-end device for its time, but for many, it was quickly forgotten. Its subsequent updates completely changed the software and made it an amazing device, but that wasn’t quite enough.

Now Samsung is looking to fill the gap in their lineup with a high-end 10-inch tablet. A successor has been announced: the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. The device has been designed to look like the Galaxy Note 3, including a hardware home button in the middle of this landscape behemoth and the leather-like back.

The tablet has a 10.1-inch LCD display with an impressive 2560 x 1600 resolution. It isn’t anything we haven’t seen before (the Nexus 10 has had this resolution for a while now), but it’s still very high-end and undefeated in the world of 10-inch tablets. The WiFi and 3G models will be powered by a 1.9GHz Exynos 5 Octa processor, while the LTE model will have a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800. This will be paired with 3GB of RAM, just like the Note 3. Consumers will have the choice of 16, 32 or 64GB of storage with a microSD slot. The tablet will launch with Android 4.3 on board and will have dual cameras (8MP BSI rear camera with zero shutter lag, 2MP BSI front).

What’s more, the Note 10.1 2014 will have many of the same software features as the Note 3. You’ll find both Multi Window and Pen Window, which will allow you to multitask with ease. The new radial menu for the S Pen called Air Command is also there, which will allow you to perform the same options as the Note 3. Autodesk Sketchbook will be included, as will support for 192kHz 24bit audio.

The high-end tablet will launch in Q3 of 2013, so it shouldn’t be long now. It’ll come in both classic white and jet black and will be a good companion to your similarly colored Note 3. (You are getting one, right?). Hopefully the hardware navigation buttons won’t bother you, because I am not sure I could stand them.

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Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • pekosROB

    So basically a Note 3 with a higher resolution screen? Would this appeal to anyone over the Note 3? Surely there is a market but I can’t imagine it’s a big crowd.

    • pekosROB

      At least it comes with 4.3.

    • JQuest81

      I would imagine for the sake of larger real estate to do things you don’t want to do on a smaller screen Note. Then there’s the cross compatibility between the two devices.

      • pekosROB

        True, but I’m just referring to the button on the tablet. is it really necessary to be exactly the same as 4 phones from Samsung now?

    • MArtin

      ME: “Listen up, Dad”

      Whats your opinion….
      It has a 2560 x 1600 resolution. .
      Wi-Fi and 3G models will be powered by a
      1.9GazillioHertz Exynos FIVE Octa-pus processor, while the
      L.T. E. model will have a
      2.3GazillioHertz Snapdragon 800.

      DAD: “Hmm”

      It also has 3GigaBrute of RAM, just like the Note 3.
      16, 32 or 64GigaBrute of storage with a microSuperDrive slot.
      The tablet will launch with an Android 4.3 on board!
      And will have dual cameras (8MonsterPixel Bee-S-Eye rear camera with zero shutter lag, 2MonsterPixel Bee-S-Eye front

      DAD: “What is it? Is this for college?”

    • nemonimity

      I’m very much looking fo0rward to it. I just got my note 2 in February, not ready to upgrade my phone but I’m using a playbook for my tablet now, I’ll definitely be picking one of these guys up. the Specs are downright sexy.

    • paul

      See I want a tablet with a stylus to take and organize notes for class, but for me the Note phones are too big and bulky for a phone, but too small to be comfortable for note taking. I’m happy with my GS4 for a phone. I’d honestly rather just have two desperate devices.

  • JQuest81

    I’m with you Dima, the buttons kind of kills it for me, I feel like it would just bother the hell out of me. I understand that they are keeping in line with their design philosophies, but a tablet has enough real estate that it doesn’t need physical buttons, it’s just asking to be accidentally pressed.

    Though with that said, depending on how the new Transformer fairs out, I’m strongly considering getting this, if not just to compliment the Note 3 I’m planning on buying.

    • JQuest81

      …Of course if a new Nexus 10 is on the horizon, I of course have to consider that as well. LOL

      • Dima Aryeh

        I’d definitely wait until the new Nexus 10 is announced. I have high hopes for that thing. This is a great device, but I have a Note 8.0 and the portrait buttons kill me. I can’t imagine landscape buttons.

    • Adam

      Love the button. If you’re worried about accidental presses, then touch buttons are even worse.

      • SGB101

        I’m with you, I have a big dislike to the nexus buttons.

        I’m seem to be in the minority tho.

      • adrian

        You are wrong, the software buttons are always at the bottom, in landscape or portrait mode. The hardware capacitive buttons, in portrait mode, are exactly were your hands are

  • sweet

    that octa processor is what really attract me to this note 10.1 but as far as the note 3 i might have to pass because i haven’t own my note 2 for over 1 yr yet

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    • TAN5150

      Go away!

  • donger

    Very nice.

  • Jose24

    I really like the design, but I feel that there is too much bezel. I have no preference over hardware or software buttons, so it’s not an issue.

    In the rumors preceding the reveal of this device, it was expected to have an IGZO display; is that ‘super clear’ LCD display the IGZO everyone has been gossiping about, or is it just an plain old LCD?