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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Hits US Markets October 10

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Earlier this month, Samsung announced the all-new Galaxy Note 10.12014 Edition, alongside the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear. It’s easy to see that Galaxy Gear and the Note 3 stole the show, but the new Note 10.1 has just as much to offer for tablet fans. In fact, the Note 10.1 comes with the same exact S-Pen software that comes equipped on the Galaxy Note 3, plus it features an extremely impressive 10.1″ display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600. 

For specs fan, this tablet should get you quite excited. On top of the ultra high-res display, the tablet features a Exynos 5420 quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, an 8MP back-facing camera and 2MP front-facing camera, along with all of that great proprietary Samsung software we can’t live without.

The tablet launches in US markets starting October 10, and will be priced at $549.99 for the 16GB model and $599.99 for the 32GB variant. Pre-orders at select retailers will begin on September 27.

Picking one up?

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition Available in the U.S. Oct. 10

With enhanced S Pen, superior display, Multi-Window and sleek redesign, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition delivers an unrivaled tablet experience.

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – September 26, 2013 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the Galaxy Note® 10.1 – 2014 Edition will be available in the U.S. beginning Oct. 10, with pre-orders starting at midnight ET tomorrow, Sept. 27. The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition is equipped with industry-leading specifications packed in a thin and lightweight form factor.

“Last year’s launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1 introduced the integration of S Pen™ capabilities to the tablet category and created a new experience for consumers,” said Travis Merrill, vice president of tablet marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “We continue to evolve the Galaxy Note experience with the new Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition. With premium software features and a sophisticated design, we’re delivering an exceptional and even more engaging tablet experience.”

With improved S Pen capabilities, vibrant display and updated Multi-Window functionality, the new Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition delivers an intelligent tablet experience packaged in a sleek, polished design. The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition has been refined with a textured and stitched back cover that is both stylish and comfortable to hold. With an overall smaller size and lighter weight, the new Galaxy Note tablet has smaller bezels and a thinner profile, without sacrificing screen size.

“The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition builds on Samsung’s innovative tablet foundation,” said Nanda Ramachandran, vice president of emerging business at Samsung Telecommunications America. “With its advanced functionality and expanded features, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition offers a best- inclass tablet experience that enables new conveniences to empower users to excel in everyday tasks.”

Unparalleled Display Quality and Multitasking

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition features a large Super Clear LCD display that offers brighter colors and more lifelike graphics. The 2,560 x 1,600 pixel WQXGA display contains over 4 million pixels, offering users a dynamic viewing experience.

To complement the high-resolution display, Samsung introduces a new magazine-style user interface called My Magazine. By allowing users to organize the latest news, social feeds and localized content in an easy-to-use, personalized dashboard on a Super Clear LCD, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition reinvents how consumers interact with their tablets.

The new Galaxy Note 10.1 is powered by an Exynos® 5420 quad-core processor and 3GB RAM for faster web browsing and multitasking, with rich HD graphics for the best gaming experience. Enhanced multitasking allows users to seamlessly use two different applications side-by-side and easily drag and drop content from one window to another. What’s more, certain apps, such as YouTube and Internet, can now be activated simultaneously in both windows.

Enhanced Suite of S Pen Features

The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition comes equipped with an updated S Pen that provides a more responsive, productive and overall efficient tablet experience. The enhanced S Pen also introduces several shortcuts and productivity tools at consumers’ fingertips, including:

  • Air Command provides instant access to S Pen features, including Action Memo, Scrapbooker, Screen Write, S Finder and Pen Window all in a convenient hover and click of the button on the S Pen from any point on the screen.
  • Action Memo gives users a quick way to take a note and link that note to a direct action, instantly perform a task, such as searching the Internet or emailing a contact.
  • Scrapbooker capabilities let users organize interesting content with the S Pen and place it into individualized scrapbooks. This feature affords users an easy and functional way to use the S Pen to grab and store videos, photos and clips from Web pages that are linkable back to the original online source. With Scrapbooker, users keep all boards private and then easily choose
  • which content to share.
  • Screen Write lets users easily take a screen capture and edit the shot.
  • S Finder allows users to search the entire device, including handwritten notes and settings, connected accounts and the web through key words or handwritten symbols.
  • Pen Window effortlessly enhances productivity with a stroke of the S Pen. The feature lets users draw a window on screen using the S Pen, which opens a selection of applications, and then minimize it to hover on any screen as the user interface is navigated; perfect for opening a calculator on top of a spreadsheet or quickly setting an alarm.
  • S Note enhancements include a more intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Users still have the ability to use the S Pen to take handwritten notes, or use handwriting-to-text, with access to both note files and notepads. With Easy Chart, hand-drawn data can be instantly transformed into more formal charts and graphs.

Content and Services for an Immersive Galaxy Experience

Samsung is partnering with leading news, productivity and entertainment sources to provide over $600 in bundled content for the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition. With Galaxy Perks, consumers have access to popular applications and services, including three months free of Hulu Plus and SiriusXM, and one year of free Boingo Hotspot access. The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition also comes pre-loaded with 50GB of Dropbox free for two years, one year subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek and a 12 week
subscription to The New York Times. For more information on Galaxy Perks, please visit www.samsung.com/us/galaxyperks.

A redesigned Twitter application, with limited exclusivity to the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition, features S-Pen integration and Multi-Window capabilities for a unique Twitter tablet experience. In addition, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition will include a Samsung Apps widget, which offers users additional content, optimized for the new 10.1-inch tablet and other Samsung devices. The new tablet is also equipped with Samsung’s innovative IR remote capability and WatchON, a search and recommendation service which makes finding TV shows and on-demand video content faster, easier and more personalized, as the hub of the living room.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition is Wi-Fi-enabled and available in 16 and 32GB variations with an additional 64GB of storage available via microSD card expansion. The device comes in two color options, Jet Black and Classic White. The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition will retail for $ 549.99 and $599.99 for the 16 and 32GB versions, respectively. It will be available for purchase at Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, BestBuy.com, Amazon, PC Richards, Fry’s, Tiger Direct,
Walmart and Samsung.com, with pre-orders beginning at select retailers on Sept. 27.

For multimedia content and more information, please visit www.samsungmobileuspress.com.

  • Tot

    Too pricey

  • Craig C

    I would love it if manufacturers would start releasing 64GB or larger storage options for tablets. I have one app that uses nearly 10GB of data to use all features. Seeing how Google has made the SD card useless for apps, I need more onboard storage. I hate to say it, but I’m probably going back to the iPad when 5 is launched.

  • kamonatong

    Since its an exynos processor I guess there’s no 3g/LTE connectivity. But on the off chance there is any, would there be a region lock like all of your new phones Samsung?

  • rthvk

    Samsung… Is more expensive than Apple?


  • chris420o

    Is that the new ipad?

    • Chippah

      No its the get aids pad.

  • Tim Buchanan

    My wife just ordered me the Note 8 (because she’s awesome.) 8″ seems like the perfect size for a writing tablet. I’m thinking 10″ is big enough to become impractical IMHO.

  • WHYYYYYYY the physical home button? I just bought the current model and would smash my face against the wall if it had a physical home button…. if I even bought it.

    • chris420o

      lol this^

  • Gasaraki

    It’s actually the OCTA-core processor for the wifi version. Quad-core is for the LTE version.

    • chris420o

      octa is quadcore

      • Gasaraki

        Wow, just wow… Octa as in Octagon has 8 sides. Octacore is 8 – cores. English is really not super hard.

        • Chippah

          But just like the current note 3 octa-vs Snap 800. The octa really isnt faster. more cores or 64bit dont mean jack unless its able to be harnessed.. its like putting 1000 hp thru a set of 5.20 biaplys.. Look what the stupid a7 does on there low clocked dual core with only a gig o ram…

          • Gasaraki

            I’m just saying Droid-Life misprinted

  • Jérôme Besnard

    Physical home button! No thank you.

    • chris420o

      lol sammy fan boys downvoting these makes me laugh…that home button is horrile…might as well buy an ipad

    • JohnPA2006

      If you dont have a physical home button then you have the black bar always showing on screen for navigation.
      Physical just makes more logical sense.
      You dont lose the screen real estate due to the UI having to stay present all the time.

      • davedooter

        I would rather tap a button that is constantly in the same place rather than hunt for the damn button on screen.

    • InclusiontoInnovation

      Yeah, I do not know how to take the home buttons … I was liking the front speakers and on-screen button layout

  • RaptorOO7

    Finally, they release a date and pricing for the US. Not happy it’s $50 higher but they are giving some valuable benefits to offset that cost increase and the tablet does have upgrades to it.

    BestBuy does have it listed on their site as coming soon, Amazon.com doesn’t even have it listed at all.

  • Chippah

    Right on. As a current launch day Nexus 10 owner I will say this,

    I’m sick of the lack of accessories for any Nexus device. plus other annoyances..
    Gnex/ N10 pogo pins, (howd that work out??)

    No Nexus 10 docks, WTF?? its a pita to plug in the stupid charging cable as its backwards compared to any other device available, and it has ports of the other side too, so your constantly fumbling just to plug it in.

    (the only good accessory is the $16 Moko slim)

    This unit im sure will have good accessories, I can also see this unit being popular in the medical-EMR field if marketed just right.

  • Andy Broyles

    Unless Nexus 10 2 adds sd/mini sd card support, this looks like the winner to me.

    • egghead

      Sure does. Although even if the Nexus 10 2 has an sdcard slot i’m still going to get the new Note 10.1 because of the SPen alone. I find it indispensable for what i use a tablet for.

    • Daniel

      Looks like Christmas came early this year!
      Note 10.1 looks to be the best 10″ tablet ever made.

  • enigmaco

    Oh well just bought a note 8 for $230 from staples I’m good.

    • enigmaco

      also came with a $25 google play credit, and dropbox free for 2 years woohoo

    • Note8Potential

      How did you manage that? I’m interested in the Note 8 but that’s a better deal than I had planned. Thanks!

      • Note8Potential

        Got one today for $205! Staples had an open box item (last one), and used the coupon. Likewise, office depot price matched staples and got one for $218 that included one of their own $20 coupons as well. What a fantastic set of deals for this nifty unit!!!

  • Chippah

    Everyone is whining about the home button…..

    But with the Sad loss of the Honeycomb all in one bottom bar this actually makes sense as its pretty retarded to waste all that screen real estate on not 1 but TWO black bars as google has decided to use the non sensible “giant phone” UI on tablets now…

    • chris420o

      this real estate argument needs to die along with the people that say it…u realllllly need that much more of your wallpaper…lol please dont jusitfy the apple rip off of a home button samsung used to get famous…gimme pure android full touchscreen experience all day

      • Chippah

        Hey where is Captain stubing to come save the day and tell this jackass its not nice? If everyone loved the “Giant phone UI” better than Tablet UI then it wouldn’t be a pretty much required feature added to just about every top custom rom.

        You want pure Android tablet experience all day? then buy a fawkin Nexus 10, and quit telling me to die. Believe it or not there is a whole other world of people who are tiring of 100% Aosp and have to run custom roms just to get certain small features..

        Your whole argument is invalid anyways and your a moron, “u realllllly need that much more of your wallpaper…” I Dont know, why dont you go ask all the users of PA- or users running PIE…ERRRRRRRT! Retard.

        I hope you get gang raped by a pack of haitians and get aids.

    • InclusiontoInnovation

      From my perspective, when I turn my Galaxy Note 10.1 to portrait mode, I appreciate that the buttons are on the bottom of the screen (not near my left thumb holding the device). Moreover, the speaker placement on the Galaxy Note 10.1 is simply perfect.

      This was a clear miss by Samsung!

  • Wazzifer

    I’ll take a white 32GB to go please. For some reason I thought they partnered with Evernote for premium subscription. I might be hallucinating.

  • jak_341

    This, N10, or the new iPad. Tough choice.

    • Drooooid

      I’m waiting for the new Nexus 10. Expecting an announcement for this mid-October.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Only reason I haven’t just sprung for an N7 is that I’m thinking about getting the iPad mini if it doens’t have a sh*t screen like the current one.

      • RaptorOO7

        New ipad mini won’t have a retina display but likely an upgraded processor.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          I doubt that.

          • RaptorOO7

            Its been rumored for sometime they are NOT ready for retina and I actually owned an ipad mini and the display was not crap at all. Processor bump is more in line with its needs.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Those were the initial rumors later rumors were pointing to retina. Check the Apple rumor factory BGR they love those rumors. And the Mini display compared to the iPad is night and day.

          • jmsbwmn

            I had an iPad mini. The screen was actually great. Is it a bazillion DPI? Well, no. Is it good enough that you won’t notice unless you’re looking to nit-pick? Yup.

      • jak_341

        The N7 or the Mini just doesn’t do it for me. I have the Note 2 and gaining 2 inches just doesn’t warrant the buy. I want something bigger. It’s a tough choice.

    • 213ninja

      what is the drawback of this new note 10.1? please don’t say home button….

      • RaptorOO7

        None. microSD is a big benefit, 32GB well a Nexus never goes above that anyways. The freebies are nice including DropBox for 2 years.

  • Immolate

    Really can’t see spending $600 for a tablet.

    • RaptorOO7

      Waiting to pre-order mine.

    • How_delightful

      I spent $1,000 on a phone; in Japan, where many items are somewhat more accurately priced than countries drowning in debt.

  • mustbepbs

    On one hand, the new N10 will be cheaper, but on the other hand, Samsung does some nice things with TouchWiz like multi window. For me, multi window is such a huge selling point for taking notes at meetings and having a separate app open.

    • Curtis

      Who’s taking notes at meetings?

      • Bionicman

        ummm business peeps? i have meetings that take hours…if i don’t take notes, i’ll forget most of it.

        • Curtis

          Cut-the-rope in one window, “notes” in the other?

        • michael arazan

          I always used to use voice recorder when needed

      • mustbepbs


        • Curtis

          That’s what I want to know.

          Edit: Don’t worry about it. I’ll take your word for it.

    • Chippah

      Medical providers will love it as they can sign..

    • RaptorOO7

      The new N10 is $50 higher in price, but they are tossing in $600 in freebies, the problem is not everyone wants those freebies. DrobBox for 2 years is a nice add-on since Verizon won’t do it for the GN3.

      • mustbepbs

        N10 = Nexus 10, sorry.

  • yummy

    Oh what a cute button, or
    is that a zit?

  • IanKellogg

    I have the original note 10.1 and I have to say seeing that home button and buttons near center with the addition of the notification on top… Makes me quite sad.

    • Brent Cooper

      How do you like the note 10.1? I’ve been thinking about getting one(or the new one) for a while. Not sure if I should go for it since I have a N7. But I do like the split screen/multi-tasking. That would be helpful as a college student.

      What are your thoughts?

      • IanKellogg

        Its still pretty quick and the battery life has been good to me. I usually charge it every 3 to 4 days and use it a few hours a day, usually around 8 to 9 hours of screen on usage when its dead. The spen is super useful but the current snote app is pretty trash and I rarely use it. As a student it was super nice being able to write notes on pdfs or power points. the multiwindow is useful and with root and an app from the playstore you can make any app work with it.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    What’s up with Samsung and that damn home button? For a Tablet you’ll primarily be using in Landscape why is the button there? If they REALLY are adamant about the button put ti where your thumb would natrually be in landscape on a 10.inch tablet. Other than that just use the onscreen buttons and you can always adjust them to where the user’s thumbs are…

    • Exactly, even the iPad has it on the correct side.

    • chaos457

      Really I like the software buttons like in Note 10.1. I don’t get why they went touch and physical buttons for this. It was good idea. Because active digitizer stylus works on software on display. If you own a Note 2 you will see why. Unless they did some fix by extending screen’s touch glass to the hardware buttons.

      • egghead

        If you owned the old Note 10.1 with the on-screen buttons on the notification bar at the bottom and if you frequently use your tablet for writing long notes and drawing while resting your arm or palm at the edges of the screen you’d understand why the physical button is better. I can’t count how many times i’ve accidentally pressed the notification bar and the back button on my old Note 10.1 while writing and drawing. It was annoying as hell.

        • JeremyWhite

          I do own the original Note 10.1 and I agree with the need of the button. I am not sure if I agree with the placement however. I fully intend to upgrade to the new 10.1 tomorrow. Hopefully the placement will work out.

  • Dale

    Me thinks one should wait for 4.4 announcement and for the Nexus 10 2 before jumping on this.

  • Twofourturbo

    Good job Samsung! you’ll be taking my money again.

  • Only 32 bit…

    • Dale


      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        You would think you tech folks would know obvious sarcasm when you see it.

  • Looks better than the iPad.. Probably pocket friendly too! haha

    • New iPad will have an A7 processor. This thing is dead in the water.

      • Isaac W

        The new iPad will still be a toy. This is will be a well oiled business machine. Your argument is invalid.

      • what will you do with your iPad under water? lol

  • moelsen8

    whoa someone’s up early at DL today! 😛

  • Evan Knofsky

    Only a $50 premium to double storage, manufacturers are learning.

    • JoshGroff

      When was it not $50 with Android? Like 2011?

      N7 2012 was 50
      N7 2013 is 40
      Nexus 4 was 50
      S3 was 50
      S4 is 50
      I was pretty sure the One X was also 50
      One is 50

      Motorola seems to be the only OEM using $100 premiums, but they’re also adding larger batteries (Not exactly making up for the premium, but it’s not just storage you’re paying for)

      • Dale

        When you look at tablets it’s been $100 typically.

        Nexus 10 is $100 difference
        Transformer Pad Infinity is $75-$100 difference depending on where you look.

        • JoshGroff

          I see, I haven’t been paying attention to the tablet market aside from the N7 so I didn’t notice. (I just assumed they followed the same trend as other devices.)

        • RaptorOO7

          Apple charges $100 more for double memory, its stand practice with them. Now their notebooks come with soldered memory so you CAN’T upgrade it.

    • Go Hawkeyes

      $50 premium for something that costs only about $10 to put in there. I’d like to see that differential drop some more.

    • RaptorOO7

      $50 premium cover the RAM, Higher res screen, they offered 16GB and 32GB last time and it was $50 less.

  • EC8CH

    Sweet Button

  • mustbepbs

    $549? Wow. Hmm.. I guess I’ll be waiting for the inevitable deal.