Third in a trio of device announcements, Samsung unveils the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

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At their Samsung Unpacked event today, after announcing the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Gear devices, the final piece of hardware to be unveiled was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. The 10-inch class tablet comes with S Pen functionality to help users take advantage of Samsung’s TouchWiz improvements on the big screen. According to JK Shin, CEO and President of Samsung’s IT & Mobile Division, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition “unites a range of features that will consistently surprise consumers.”

To help users increase productivity and be more creative, Samsung’s new tablet is equipped with a 2560×1600 Super clear LCD display powered by either a 1.9 GHz  Octa Core processor or a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor. The choice of processor is supposed to be based on whether LTE is built-in, but geographic market may influence the decision as well. The new tablet is packed with 3 GB of RAM and will come in 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB versions, all of which can support an additional 64 GB of memory via microSD. WiFi only, WiFi plus 3G and WiFi plus LTE versions will be available as well.

The new Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition will come in either Jet Black or Classic White and will be available before the end of the third quarter. Check out the full press release below and check back here at TalkAndroid for more information.

The New Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 Delivers Unparalleled Tablet Viewing, Productivity and Mobility
September  4, 2013
Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) delivers the ultimate productivity and beauty
Berlin, Germany – September 4, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and convergence technologies, today unveiled the GALAXY Note 10.1, 2014 Edition, an original approach to balancing productivity, powerful content creation and consumption in one portable tablet device. Equipped with WQXGA Super clear LCD (2560×1600) resolution in a stunning 10-inch display, 1.9 GHZ Octa Core processor (for 3G / WiFi only version) and 3GB RAM, the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) demonstrates Samsung’s innovation leadership by delivering ultimate productivity capabilities while remaining extremely thin and light.
“The new GALAXY Note 10.1 is the most progressive 10-inch tablet, delivering the best viewing and multitasking experiences. It is the most recent demonstration of Samsung Mobile’s focus on constant product innovation to stay aligned with shifting consumer interests,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “The GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) unites a range of features that will consistently surprise consumers as they realize how much easier and more enjoyable it makes their everyday lives.”
The new GALAXY Note 10.1 expands on the advanced productivity and creativity leadership delivered by the original Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1. In addition to enabling productivity, the device has been redesigned with a sleek, light, slim frame that is both fashionable and portable.
Richer Viewing Experience, Enhanced Multitasking
The large, bright and crystal clear screen delivers four times the pixel density of the original GALAXY Note 10.1, providing a premium content viewing experience.
The magazine style UX allows users to organize their favorite resources in an easy to use dashboard and then access that content for a stylish reading experience. Whether watching videos or reading magazines and e-books, the new GALAXY Note 10.1 provides an immersive media consumption experience. New design characteristics, like a warm and textured back cover with stitching, inspire a sense of elegance and sophistication.
The device’s screen size also enables enhanced multitasking. With Multi Window, users will be able to run separate instances of the same application, and use an enhanced S Pen to drag and drop content from one window to another. Pen Window enables users to simply draw a window of any size on the screen, and instantly access unique in-application features such as YouTube or calculator.
Improved S Pen and S Note Functionality 
The updated S Pen included with GALAXY Note 10.1 improves responsiveness, delivers day-to-day efficiency enhancements and produces more creative input capabilities. The tablet also includes GALAXY Note 3’s updated S Pen features such as Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder. Combined with the tablet’s larger screen, these enhanced S Pen capabilities present users with unique creative opportunities and the space to explore them.
With new Scrapbook capabilities, users can easily indicate any interesting content with the S Pen and organize it into individualized scrapbooks, creating a log of discussion points for a future work conversation, a wish list for new clothes or a home redesign project, or a personal favorites list.
S Note has been upgraded with a more intuitive, easy-to-use interface. Users will have access to both note files and notepads, with the ability to use the S Pen to take handwritten notes. With Easy Chart, hand-drawn visualizations of data can be instantly transformed into more formal charts and graphs.
Offering Content for Enhanced Entertainment and Creativity
The new GALAXY Note 10.1 will also offer a host of exciting partner content that complements the device’s entertainment, productivity and creativity properties. With premium partner applications and free memberships and services, the new GALAXY Note 10.1 provides everything a user might need in one place. The Samsung Content Gifts include content from leading news sources such as Bloomberg Businessweek+, The New York Times, Autodesk Sketchbook for GALAXY for painting and sketching, a redesigned version of social broadcast network Twitter optimized for the device, and much more.
In addition, the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will also include a Samsung Apps widget that will direct users to additional beneficial content provided by Samsung. The widget will live on the home screen and include a “Special Offer for GALAXY” section that will highlight unique, country-based content for users.
Samsung KNOX, comprehensive mobile security for consumers and enterprise
The new GALAXY Note 10.1 comes with enhanced privacy and security protection provided by Samsung KNOX. Users can activate Samsung KNOX with ease which allows them to run and store security-sensitive applications and data inside a protected execution environment called “container.” The security inside the container is strengthened by system-level protection of Samsung KNOX against malware and phishing attacks as well as hacking attempts on physical devices when devices are stolen or lost. For instance, important personal pictures or video can be stored in the container with no worries for data leakage due to hacking. In addition, users may choose to store enterprise applications and data such as corporate email, contacts and calendar and allow the IT department to manage the container through EAS (Exchange ActiveSync Server). These features make the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) an ideal device for BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device to work)
The GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will come in three connectivity options: WiFi Only, WiFi and 3G, WiFi and LTE, available in 16/32/64GB + Micro SD. Comes with two color options, Jet Black and Classic White, the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will be offered globally and will be available starting from Q3, 2013.
GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will be on display at the Samsung booth # 20 at IFA 2013, September 6 through September 11, 2013. Full details and product images are available at  www.samsungmobilepress.com  or m.samsungmobilepress.com
GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) Product Specifications
Category Specifications

Network

LTE : LTE  CAT4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600
HSPA+ 42Mbps 850/900/1900/2100, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
3G :   HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100 , HSUPA 5.76Mbps

Processor

3G / WiFi: 1.9GHz Octa-core
LTE: 2.3GHz Quad-core
The selection of AP will be different by markets.

Display

10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 X 1600) Super clear LCD

OS 

Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Camera

Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel BSI sensor, Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, Zero Shutter lag Sub(Front): 2 Megapixel BSI sensor

Video

– Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8,
Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC
– 1080p Full HD video @ 60fps

Audio

 

 

– Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, FLAC*, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis,
WAV
Ultra High Quality Audio ( ~ 192kHz, 24bit) support
– 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

S Pen

Optimized

Features

S Pen Experience
– S Note(Easy Chart), S Planner
– Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window
– Direct Pen Input
Services &

Additional

Features

Samsung Apps

Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies Air

Samsung TouchWiz / My Magazine

Samsung Hub
– Video (Preload)
– Books / Games / Learning / Music (Stub)

ChatOn: mobile communication service

Samsung WatchON, Samsung Link, Group Play

Samsung KNOX

Bloomberg Businessweek+, New York Times

SketchBook for GALAXY, Filpboard, TripAdvisor, Dropbox, Twitter

Google Mobile

Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books
Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts
Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Messenger

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB2.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, RGB

Memory

3GB RAM, 16/32/64GB Internal Memory
microSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension

243.1 X 171.4 X 7.9mm, 535g (WiFi Version)

Battery

Standard Battery, Li-ion 8,220mAh

 

*All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. 
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About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.