Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) sales to reach 400,000-600,000 units initially, report says

by: Chris SmithSeptember 6, 2013

Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

Samsung’s second-generation Galaxy Note 10.1 model will go on sale in various markets starting with late September, but it looks like “industry sources” already estimate “small” initial sales for the tablet.

The not always reliable DigiTimes says that the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will sell around 400,000-600,000 units “initially,” according to its unnamed sources.

Apparently Samsung’s 10.1-inch tablet sales “have been disappointing,” with the company reportedly cutting component orders for such devices.

The same sources believe that the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is meant “to defend Samsung’s market share” in the 10-inch tablet sales once the fifth-generation iPad launches later this year.

However, the same sources say that demand for 7-inch tablets will actually have an impact on both Galaxy Note 10.1 and iPad sales.

Whether analysts are right or wrong with sales estimates for the new tablet, Samsung did not say how much the new tablet will cost, which certainly is an important piece of the puzzle when looking at tablet sales.

The new Galaxy Note 10.1 was officially announced a couple of days ago at Samsung’s IFA 2013 Unpacked event, which Android Authority attended.

The tablet offers a new design, generally along the lines of the new Galaxy Note 3 model and the same set of TouchWiz software features on top of Android.

Additionally, the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) offers some high-end specs including a 10.1-inch display with 2560 x 1600 resolution, 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor or 1.9GHz Exynos 5 Octa CPU (depending on markets), 8-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and LTE (in some markets).

Are you buying a Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)?

  • EnX$$

    Hehe i don’t even know why you guys waste you time to write this. waiting for the real results not some report before something goes out.

  • REP

    Why would Samsung expect sale to be low ….that’s absurd when they want their product to do well.

    • abazigal

      It’s called having realistic expectations.

    • montfrmjerz1

      Because its 549 for the 16gb version, iPad 5 will only be 499. Samsung could atleast came in around 499. 549 is over priced!

  • RaptorOO7

    Not to mention you are using quotes from Digi Times who is never on the mark and is the biggest link bait site out there.

    I just want to know when and how much a 32GB WiFi or 64GB WiFi is going to be in the US. I already ordered the GN3 and GG both in Black so here is my MONEY for the GN10.1 2014 Edition already.

  • satsmine2k4

    This is the first tablet from Samsung worth selling more than those numbers…

    • Vardan Nazaretyan

      Nope, the first one worth it is actually the Nexus 10 IMHO :)

  • Amir

    I’m working in the environment of people who likes to have a meeting. GNote10.1 is absolutely a must for me… to take note obviously. But the main point are just not only to look cool and updated, but to play games while they’re mumbling. No brainer. period.

  • Stand Alone

    Pricing was wrong. imho, the new one will also have hefty price tag. Many people are not prepared to pay arm&leg for something that shortly becomes coffee coaster in the living room

  • Hardware / Physical buttons again = NO, not on a tablet this big, jeez.

  • jetfighter

    We’ll buy this as soon as it is released. I strongly believe that Samsung will sell very well with this 2014 10.1 tablet. An excellent and very clever product!
    Thanks Samsung.

  • jeff

    Put me down for a new 2014 version. Out with the old and in with the new. My old note 10.1 going striaght on craigslist if any one interested :)

  • dashieboy

    Nah not enough of an upgrade from my note 10.1 first gen to spend that much

  • :)

    I have a Toshiba Thrive. It’s 10.1 inches in size, is almost 3 years old and is as smooth as the Note 10.1 (I presume, and I’m also running CM10 as Toshiba abandoned it). It does not have hardware buttons, and can be rotated in any direction.

    Please, Samsung, take a leaf out of Toshiba, Google’s (Nexus) and other companies’ books when we all ask: NO HARDWARE BUTTONS. Put tons of effort into an almost unbreakable screen and no-one will never have to worry about buttons!

    • Ivan Myring

      I doubt its as smooth especially if the note ran cm10

  • antonimo facundo

    In asia, you see samsung everywhere and then sony, followed by practically all china brand. Apple dont sell because ipad 2 equals two kilos ipad 3 equals 3 kilos and ipad4 equals four kilos and then u need light to see its its very blurry and most of all its darn slow.

  • Ivan Myring

    And I will be one of them.

    • Ivan Myring

      Oh my god, you can up vote yourself!

  • kascollet

    With apps still lacking in quality compared to the iPad, this kind of device can’t be priced similarly to Apple’s offering. This is specific to large screened slates (phone apps are more tolerable on the smaller tablets like the Nexus 7).
    Sadly, Samsung believe they can do so but people aren’t totally dumb, they prefer to get what they pay for.
    Anything above 400$ is doomed and this will be priced at least 500.

  • Goopy Doopy

    Agree fully with Stand Alone. If this new one comes out and is sub $400, preferably like $350 (unlikely I know), I would be interested in picking one up. Askibng people to drop near $500 for one of these is a bit much.

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    Will be expensive… But if you can afford it. I think it will be worth it.

  • Ruz

    no 3g?

  • stonefox87

    I am definitely going to buy this tablet when it comes out! I love Samsung :)

  • Q.

    The Galaxy Tab 2013 line up is terrible but this is actually a really good tablet from what I’ve seen so far.

  • Cal Rankin

    I love this device. This finally is the ideal device for people in the enterprise
    Better multitasking, eight-core processor (or a Snapdragon 800 for LTE), S Pen, and that screen!!!

  • Andrei Lanuza

    Well i’m buying this (if it’s priced right). I have the original Note 10.1 and loved it. I can’t emphasize enough how useful having a big tablet with a digitizer pen in my everyday life is. I take notes and use it to draw practically everyday.

  • Glenn

    I would love to see a comparative review of the new Samsung vs the new ASUS transformer that has similar specs. I’ll be in the market for a new tablet and both seem very good. Can’t quite decide which would be the better model though.

    • kevin

      F*$& ASUS. Those idiots have never heard of customer service. Anyone else but ASUS. Once again, F*$&# ASUS.

  • Mo Hussein

    Doesn’t anybody have an idea yet regarding the device’s retail price? Been googling all over but can’t find any info on this point… driving me crazy!

  • montfrmjerz1

    Samsung lost there mind, $549.for the 16gb version I will pass and wait for the iPad 5!