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.