Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 available this month

Samsung has announced today that their Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, previously announced way back in February during MWC 2012, will finally be available globally this month in both Wi-Fi-only and 3G models, with a 4G device coming later. Like with Samsung's Galaxy Note smartphone/tablet (phablet?), the Galaxy Note 10.1 makes use of an S-Pen for easy note taking across the OS and applications.

Final specs of the device have also been released, indicating the tablet will use a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor (the same one used in the Galaxy S III) and 2 GB of RAM, plus a 5-megapixel rear and a 1.9-megapixel front camera. Naturally, the display will be 10.1-inches, using a PLS TFT LCD panel and with a resolution of 1280 x 800.

A video has also been released that shows the Galaxy Note 10.1's interface in action, which you can check out below if you so desire.

Samsung also is planning a reveal of their next Galaxy Note, successor to the 5.3-inch phone, on August 29th; if rumors are to be believed this new device could be even bigger than the last. Meanwhile, check back soon for a review of the Galaxy Note 10.1, as we should be getting hands-on time with the tablet shortly.

Source: Engadget

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The photo looks nice. The video music is good. But it looks to me just a high-level note-taking device. All it's trying to promote is kind of "take note any where, any time", which is a little off the topic on how to attract customers.

Are you serious Samsung ?? Releasing a tab with out dated res which is already equaled in a year old note 1??? Where's that 2560x1600 11.6" screen that was bandied around years ago.


This is junk. At least the hd prime has a 1920x1200 screen.

/me waiting for: [inevitable] baseless Apple lawsuit + Apple zealots whining that this looks amazingly/illegally familiar to the <insert any Apple product>.

Everything is great in this table , 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor and 2 GB of RAM, a 1.9-megapixel front camera. Naturally, the display will be 10.1-inches, using a PLS TFT LCD panel and with a resolution of 1280 x 800. ... why 5-megapixel? why not 8 megapixel ? like much of the table today.

Been waiting for new 10" tablets to come out. I know this will be $400+ because it's Samsung. Really want a quad core, Sd card for $300. I'm betting they show up soon.
I have to admit, I like ideas in the Note.

.Neo said,
I don't get why Samsung doesn't just integrate the "note" feature into their main Galaxy Tab.

I don't get that too, I wish all the OEMs would simplify their product lines.

How is it that apple's displays are always light years ahead of everyone elses? Samsung is a display manufacturer for christ sakes

psyko_x said,
How is it that apple's displays are always light years ahead of everyone elses? Samsung is a display manufacturer for christ sakes

Samsung is prepping a tablet with a higher PPI and a higher screen resolution than the iPad, but this was probably so near to completion it was worth finishing and releasing.

thealexweb said,

Samsung is prepping a tablet with a higher PPI and a higher screen resolution than the iPad, but this was probably so near to completion it was worth finishing and releasing.

My point was that as a display manufacturer, Samsung should be first with the best display. They spend literally billions of dollars every year on R&D and they have direct access to the physical materials you need to manufacture the panels. They should never be in a situation where Apple comes out first with a higher res panel with better viewing angle etc.

This same thing happened with the iPhone 4 and it took forever for competitors, including Samsung, to come out with a phone with roughly equal pixel density.

psyko_x said,
How is it that apple's displays are always light years ahead of everyone elses? Samsung is a display manufacturer for christ sakes

Well actually, the retina displays are manufactured and developed from outside companies, with cooperation from Apple. For example, the displays in the iPad are manufactured by Samsung themselves.

Ad Man Gamer said,

Well actually, the retina displays are manufactured and developed from outside companies, with cooperation from Apple. For example, the displays in the iPad are manufactured by Samsung themselves.

Umm yes I pointed out the fact that Samsung is a display manufacturer and Apple is not, so I think it's pretty obvious that Apple's retina displays would have to be developed in cooperation with outside companies since...they're not a display manufacturer...

If Samsung is producing the iPad panels, then they clearly have the capability to produce higher quality panels and it's even more embarrassing for them to not have a single tablet on the market right now with a display that competes with iPad

psyko_x said,

How is it that apple's displays are always light years ahead of everyone elses?


Light years ahead really? So why is the iPad still sporting the obsolete 4:3 aspect ratio?
All Apple have done is taken a once standard 4:3 desktop resolution, and doubled it.

Widescreen is the standard now. By staying on 4:3, Apple are firmly stuck in the past.

DJGM said,

Light years ahead really? So why is the iPad still sporting the obsolete 4:3 aspect ratio?
All Apple have done is taken a once standard 4:3 desktop resolution, and doubled it.

Widescreen is the standard now. By staying on 4:3, Apple are firmly stuck in the past.

The ratio of pixels on the width/height of a panel is not what determines display quality. The iPad uses what's called an IPS display and the technology is superior to what's called TN and PLS panels. It also has 4x the pixels of the previous iPad and most other tablets resulting in a clearer image. I recommend you do some quick googling so you can understand what terms like viewing angle, brightness, contrast and color gamut mean. After that, here's a good article that compares the iPad display to the Samsung Galaxy Tab and some other tablets so you can see that despite the 4:3 pixel ratio that you see as a huge disadvantage, the iPad has a great display:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5688/apple-ipad-2012-review/4

psyko_x said,

My point was that as a display manufacturer, Samsung should be first with the best display. They spend literally billions of dollars every year on R&D and they have direct access to the physical materials you need to manufacture the panels. They should never be in a situation where Apple comes out first with a higher res panel with better viewing angle etc.

This same thing happened with the iPhone 4 and it took forever for competitors, including Samsung, to come out with a phone with roughly equal pixel density.

It's not that Apple came up with high resolution displays, because clearly they came up with nothing as they don't invent, or even make the displays themselves. Other companies like Samsung invent and then make them. Apple were just the first to decide that high resolution displays were needed in mobile devices, that's the only difference. Nothing is stopping the likes of Samsung doing the same thing, they just haven't deemed it necessary up until now.

psyko_x said,

The iPad uses what's called an IPS display and the technology is superior to what's called TN and PLS panels.

An IPS and PLS panel are very similar, and use almost identical technology