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Galaxy Note 10.1 Gets Spotted, Sports 2GB of RAM and Phone Companion Capabilities

We don’t know for sure yet what Samsung has planned to announce at its event on August 15, but this new leak might gives us a pretty good idea. The 10.1″ successor to the Galaxy Note is no secret, it’s been back and forth with being released many times, but now the device looks to be finished. A site named The Brave Post has gotten their hands on a white version of the tablet and has a lot of pictures and information to go along with it.

A 1.4GHz quad-core processor goes along with 2GB of RAM, whereas earlier specs for the device only had 1GB installed. A 5MP camera on the back, HSPA+ radio and of course support for Samsung’s S-Pen round out the larger Note. One interesting piece of information the site reports is that the tablet will act as a companion to your phone, allowing you to send text messages from it or use it as a speaker on calls.

The only question left is, when will we see the device? If Samsung announces the device at their Unpacked event August 15 then it might be anywhere from days to weeks to when we will see it. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.

Via: The Verge

  • Max_says

    Since its a note with the pen experience being its main selling point, i am surprised it dint choose an 8.9 inch screen which will be more suitable for this, as it can be held in one hand for a longer time than a 10.1 inch tablet

  • UrDoGG

    Hate to be negative here, but this will end up being just another skinned tablet that will fail. Would be awesome if they would put straight Jelly Bean on hardware this good.

  • Oscar

    It looks like a a lot similar to the tab 10.1 2.

  • MrEnglish

    This may be the first Android tablet that makes me want to actually buy one. It’s got some interesting features. Definitely worth a look at least.

  • Butters619

    I might have trouble fitting this in my pocket, just saying.


  • I’ve got a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 but I won’t hesitate to trade it for this- I’ve been wanting a Note since last year!

  • socalrailroader

    Why did they not go with a full HD Screen on this? Everything else says high end on it, why skimp there?

  • Salam Zebian

    I intrigued to either purchase this or the Asus TF700T. The only thing holding me back is the TF700T and previous Asus tablets I/O problems.

  • TheDrizzle

    10 inches is just too big for me after getting acquainted with my N7. I’m living the 7 inch tablet size.

    • Destroythanet

      Agreed. After owning the iPad, Transformer Prime, and the Galaxy Tab 7.7, I’ve come to the conclusion that if I need a screen that big, I’m reaching for my laptop. 7-8 inch tablets are the sweet spot for my tablet usage patterns.

    • Coming from someone who has both 10inch and 7inch tablets, the real sweet spot is 8″. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a nice size too. Wonder why no one has made a tablet in Size 8.

      • Destroythanet

        My G Tab 7.7 is close. And I hate to say it, but the rumored iPad Mini is supposed to be around that, too.

    • To be fair the Note presents a different use case than most 10″ tablets with it’s S-Pen and all.

      It kinda floats my boat but I am still set on the Surface Pro for this job. 7″ is the perfect tablet, in the more tablet tradition of content consumption, for me though since all I do is read. Just waiting on the N7’s teething problems for now since I’d have to import it anyway.

    • r0lct

      I think the N7 is going to hurt a lot of 10″ tablet sales. They really have to show some compelling reasons to spend $200+ more. The extra 3″ isn’t going to do it for most I would guess, especially if it’s just for recreation and not a work device.

      • AlexKCMO

        I disagree, but it’s one of those things that comes down to use. If you’re trying to replace your laptop, 10″ is really the way to go. the TF series comes close, but isn’t quite there; and I think that’s the big problem with tablet sales right now. I think for the types of things 99% of the people will be doing on a tablet (with the big exception being Netflix).

        I have a feeling the MS Slate (Pro Edition) is really going to take off. I’ve found Android very lacking in the productivity space because it’s trying to compete directly with the iPad. Professionals that I’ve seen using the iPad (in a hospital setting) always bitch about the 2 point touch limitation of the iPad. I’ve recommended Android, but the media has painted Android as a cheap copy and they aren’t interested.

        Slate offers something Android or iOS doesn’t. The Smart cases have the built in keyboard and track pad, and it can run x86 apps. OneNote with it’s full handwriting recognition is going to be a HUGE plus. Sure, I can write with a stylus that side of a magic marker on Android, but I’ve yet to see any decent recognition of the handwriting. It’s not effective for note taking. Slate will offer this, and I see Slate digging into iOS and Android 10″ sales pretty hard.

    • AlexKCMO

      This entire conversation thread is really throwing my brain in the gutter…..

  • I really wish the Note ended up on Verizon. I loved that phone when I used it at CES, and this is probably just as cool.

    • I held my breath for it to launch on Verizon but since they didn’t carry the S2 it figures they wouldn’t want its larger brother. But everyone has the S3 so hopefully we’ll get the Note 2!

  • Mack

    Anyone notice that is appears to have an iPad screen protector on it…look on the left side of the device, you can see the hole for where the home button on said Apple device would be…

    • OhAaron

      Wow, that was a good catch! That’s pretty hilarious.

    • Destroythanet

      Haha, funny stuff. Since the protector seems to be such a good fit, I feel a lawsuit coming on.

      • Mack

        Haha yeah it seems to be a perfect fit.

      • picaso86

        hahahaha that is too funny… I wouldn’t be surprise!

  • nightscout13

    White looks good. The bezel that holds the speakers, looks ugly.

  • Sounds nice. I probably won’t end up getting it, but maybe there will be some fun things to port to other devices. Too many devices came out and after getting the N7 I don’t need anymore until I am ready to purchase a new Nexus phone.

    OffTopic: I am still hoping that Samsung comes through on their promise and at least updates the Tab10.1 to ICS.

  • Ethan Ash

    All I care about is this “phone companion” function. All the solutions I’ve tested that try and do some of this on the Nexus 7 are pretty shabby. Seeing it done well would be an exciting (and darn useful) thing.

    • codemonkey85

      As far as texting goes, I use Google Voice anyway, so I can use my tablet just as easily as my phone. Voicemails go the same way. However, it could be nifty to make phone calls from my tablet, even if a bit gimmicky.

      • Destroythanet

        Yeah, I use Google Voice for that stuff too. You ever try Talkatone or GrooveIP to make calls from your tablet?

        • codemonkey85

          I used Talkatone a long time ago, when I had an iPhone (egh). There were some quality issues… but maybe I should give those apps a shot and see how it goes now.

          If nothing else, free wifi calls are neat.

    • hot_spare

      The S Pen could come handy for making calls. Check this patent from Samsung:


  • Want.