Feb 15 AT 8:58 AM Anthony Domanico 30 Comments

Samsung Developer Day website reveals Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note pen input

If you thought Samsung was done making new tablets for a while, you were dead wrong. We can’t necessarily blame you, as Samsung now has manufactured tablets in nearly every size (and 2 at the 7.0″ screen size). Though we were originally told that Samsung would not make a big splash at Mobile World Congress later this month, Samsung will almost assuredly announce yet another tablet at the show.

In an invitation to Samsung’s Developer Day at Mobile World Congress 2012 posted on Samsung’s website, Samsung may have incidentally announced the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. The invitation suggests that attendees will be treated to a demonstration of the S Pen SDK and bada 2.0 SDK platforms as well as the Galaxy Note (5.3), Galaxy Note 10.1, and Wave 3/Wave Y devices. The Verge┬ádid a bit more digging onto Samsung’s site, and found a casting call for a┬áteenage student to be in a commercial showing off the Galaxy Note 10.1, further lending to the evidence for the tablets existence. The casting call has since been taken down, meaning the commercial could be making it’s way to Samsung’s Youtube account shortly.

Those who critiqued the original Galaxy Note for how awkward you look while using it to make a phone call can breathe a sigh of relief; we expect that the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be a tablet-only device and avoid the awkward stares and finger-pointing.

I’m genuinely excited to see what the Galaxy Note 10.1 has to offer, as a 10.1″ tablet device with a stylus (sorry, S Pen) implementation that actually works well is at the top of my must-have list. For certain tasks such as drawing or note-taking, a stylus simply can’t be beat.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 has quickly propelled itself to the top of our list of things to look for at Mobile World Congress later this month. Taylor will be on hand to bring you all the goods from Barcelona.

Note: The Post Image used for this post is of the original Galaxy Note (5.3″). Imagine the Galaxy Note 10.1 looking just like this ONLY BIGGER!

Source: The Verge

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  • spazby

    Very intriguing.. This may work for me as I want a new tablet…can’t wait for the specs on this puppy…

    • Jeff Pan

      10.1 Note actually looks cool. A stylus is perfect for a tablet.

      • Andy_jr

        I agree. I think the stylus is a very good idea on a tablet!


    Im not going to lie, getting a international note and suffering with tmo edge had crossed my mind.but as the wise wimbet told me ……wait for mwc!

    • WlfHart

      Good things come to those who wait! (As long as they don’t wait indefinitely)

  • protozeloz

    :O that sounds nice :D

  • rashad360

    The Galaxy Note 5.3 seems to be in the no man’s land of size between phone and tablet, I’m glad to see Samsung hasn’t lost all sense, the 10.1 version shouldn’t be as confusing

    • delinear

      I’m not sure it’s the “no man’s land”. According to what I’ve read elsewhere, in South Korea where this has been out since just before Christmas, they’d already sold over 700,000 units (two thirds of all LTE phones in the country) at the beginning of this month. They announced 1 million sales worldwide back in December after just over a month on the market. It might be a niche market device, but it seems like that niche is a pretty big one (and Samsung obviously have faith in the device shifting a lot of units in the US if they’re willing to devote the superbowl ad to it instead of making it a more generic Galaxy range ad).

    • honourbound68

      sales of the note will contradict your statement. if it had come out on verizon before i got my nexus, i’d have had a harder choice to make. i’m used to carrying a 7″ tab and phone to tether. i’d at the very least, try out the note to see if it would suffice in filling both roles.

    • kazahani

      I would actually love a 10 inch tablet with voice capabilities. Just hook my Bluetooth up to it and now I only have to carry one device instead of two.

      • Pimrose Alby

        Take any Android Tablet and put GrooVe IP on it and VIOLA! What you asked for is given..

      • R.S

        As much as I am of the “bigger is better” type (when it comes to cell phones), I think a 10 inch Note would be too big. At least for me. However, I’d use a 7 inch tablet as a phone if I could. Most will fit in pant’s pockets provided you are not the type to wear painted on paints aka skinny jeans.

  • Nate B.

    I’m sure it will be a great device but I really want to know what Sammy thinks of making so many variants? Like what is the point? I’m not knocking them. I just want to know what is the goal of so many variants?

  • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

    Strangley i have got an invite to this which is upsetting. will have to chase it down..

    i am going with XDA-Developers so you would think an invite to the developer conference would make sense.

    I’m a bit concerned how much this new note will look like an apple product.. but fingers crossed they will sort it out.

  • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

    I would have much preferred to see this implemented into the new revision of the Galaxy Tab 7 or the Galaxy Tab 7.7, but I do love the s-pen with the Galaxy Note so I’m glad to see it wasn’t a one off for Samsung.

  • Dirge

    What if…it was a typo and they meant Galaxy TAB 10.1? I mean, there really isn’t much of a difference between the Tabs and the Note, except for OS version, voice, and S Pen.

    • delinear

      It could be, maybe the plan is to re-brand the new tablet devices as Notes and bundle the S pen (a stylus does make sense for these devices after all).

  • Around here

    Tablets are supposed to be a godsend for the educational sector, but in the end you can only read on them. Laptops allow you both to read and type, but there’s no practical way of drawing formulas, diagrams and the like – which teachers do all the time

    The same goes for pretty much every meeting: whiteboards and pens are here to stay. So the potential in a big-screen device with an integrated stylus that actually works is huge. I already find the S-Pen useful in the Note, but in a digital notebook? Sign me up.

  • honourbound68

    Dear Sammy,
    You make great tablets with really awesome specs. Your build quality is second to none and your screens and exynos chip rock. But can you please please please, include a microsd port? I hate to say this but this is the deciding factor between the Prime and a Sammy Tab for me.Thanks.

  • http://theinternet-allofit.blogspot.com Jorge Branco

    There’s no way this should be a storage range of device. Just make it a galaxy tab but an option if a stylus for another $50

    • SGB101

      i dont agree as where would you keep said stylus.

      i have one for my tab, and can never find it when i need it. my toddler leave it everywhere.

  • twospirits

    making an option to get the pen doesn’t make sense. Quite a few of the manufacturers are doing this and the one thing that makes these tablets (from the Flyer, to the JetStream etc) different is the use of the Pen/Stylus and software. having to purchase the device without the pen included makes no sense.

    Now, having played with the Galaxy Note this weekend (a friend of mine from Canada) I can say that it is a great device. So much that i will replace one of my lines with it once it comes to Sprint. If the 10.1 tablet version is the same as the 5″ version Note then Samsung has a very good hit on their hands.

    I currently have the Lenovo Thinkpad tablet and while i consider it a very good one, the Pen/stylus could have been better if it was more useful across the board instead of one very limited application. The Jetstream (and supposedly the upcoming Quattro) have better pen implementation. The Note (small version) runs circles around these and 10.1 inch version can only be better and compete with these N-Trig digitizer tablets.

    i can’t wait to see the specs on the 10.1 version myself.

  • cwjones4

    I am intrigued to see how this is going to complement their products already on the market. Will this be an evolution of the galaxy tabs into notes, or just a more expensive/revamped version of the original galaxy tab 10.1 with an S-pen added? Wonder if this has anything to do with rumors of samsung launching the 2Gz tablets at MWC? Probably not, but one can always hope, right?

  • jamal adam

    That’s a lot of tablets Samsung is churning out. They have already over-saturated the market but hopefully this new tablet will use the best implementation and tech for the stylus etc.

  • Richard Yarrell

    The idea is looks very good. The future looks brighter for sammy…

  • http://www.jimtravis.com jimtravis

    As a very happy Note 5.3 owner, I would welcome a Note 10.1. As a previous poster commented, would like to see the same S-Pen tech on 7.7 as well.

  • T1392

    Can’t wait to see specs. I been patently waiting for the right tablet to pop up & excite me & my likeings for a while now.

  • Thomas MacDougall

    hope the specs are good, styluses (styli?) should come with every tablet

  • Jen

    I don’t see why makers cannot put a regular size tablet with a phone. There are the naysayers mentioning “Look ho stupid people will look holding that up to their ears. Now, let me ask this…How many people, right now, are using Bluetooth earbuds? Quite a few. I think that these should be promoted with using bluetooth earbuds. In fact, they could give one away with purchase and ATT was doing with the Galaxy Tablet and the Galaxy phone (Buy the tablet, get a free phone). Or people could use the speakers. I have an earbud that I can leave those phone in one room of my home, walk to the other and still talk even though the phone is 3 walls and 75 feet away. It works great. Heck, leave the tablet in an office, walk down the hall and still use it.

    So, I think many have missed the mark on this market. People carry tablets or readers already. Why carry a phone too? Keep the phablet in the bag and call/answer using earbud as so many already do.

    And as for those saying people will look stupid holding a tablet to their ear??? That person just told me they actually are stupid because they think all phones have to be held to the ear.
    Thanks for reading