Samsung clicks Undo on Galaxy Note 10.1

April 13, 2012
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    If there’s one thing that Samsung has perfected is the art of making seemingly last-minute changes to its tablets and phones. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, for instance, has seen its release date go from June to something more akin to “we’ll know it when we see it”.

    At a press event yesterday, a representative of the South Korean electronics manufacturer said that they can’t provide any information about the release date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. And here’s the kicker, what we saw of the Galaxy Note 10.1 in Barcelona on February, may not be what the final product would look like.

    This can only mean one thing: Samsung is planning to do a major overhaul of the tablet’s exterior. That’s probably not all, since it was reported last week that the processor that the Galaxy Note 10.1 will use has been bumped to a 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 one, as opposed to the 1.4GHz dual-core chip that the prototype was touting back at the Mobile World Congress.

    So why did Samsung go through the trouble of showing off the Galaxy Note 10.1 at the MWC even if the design was nowhere from finished? Well, the Barcelona event is still one of the biggest tech gatherings in the world, so the company probably felt that they had to have something flashy in lieu of what people was expecting the most – the Samsung Galaxy S3. Since the introduction of the tablet, of course, we’ve seen the new iPad coming into the picture, which may have played a role in Samsung’s decision to delay the Galaxy Note 10.1 and do some redesigning work. There’s a long history of rivalry between the two after all.

    Whilst we sit and wait for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, at least we have details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablets. In case you missed it, Samsung is planning to sell the 7-inch version of the tab for a delicious $250; and it’s coming out at the end of the month. Don’t need an S-Pen stylus in your life? Then the $400 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 can be an option – all in ICS flavor.

    What’s your wish list for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1? A higher screen resolution than the supposed 1280 x 720 one? Share your wildest Galaxy Note 10.1-related fantasy in the comments section below.

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    Comments

    • Szchung

      higher resolution, and a pen slot

    • Cy Genii

      The Galaxy Note 10.1 looks very good as it is, but a pen slot would be of great benefit. The one thing I wish for is 2 GB of RAM. I intend working with canvas sizes of 4000-7000 pixels wide by 3000-5000 vertically and the extra RAM is required to work with these sizes. This large size is necessary for book covers and posters, even if it is just the drawing and sketch work.

      • dougd

        You want that sort of level of work get a cintiq.

    • Cy Genii

      Another change I would like is for Samsung to remove their logo from the tablet’s faceplate.
      Apple has their logo on the back and yet everyone knows it’s made by Apple. Samsung needs more self-confidence and should unclutter the front by making it as clean as possible. The logo currently serves as a distraction to the viewing area.

      • Lowfatdesign

        I agree. The logo is not very cool. Even if the logo were as cool as Paul Rand’s designs, it would not be so cool on the front.

    • Awsome

      2400 by 1350 screen

    • 8PAQ

      Samsung is so innovative this year. They realized that they can just release same hardware as in 2011 but with an updated version of Android and then pretend it’s a new version of the tablet. That’s so brilliant! I can’t believe people were saying that Samsung simply copies Apple. Does Apple ship stylus with their product? NO! Did Apple invent selling pretty much the same hardware but with an updated OS and then calling it a new version of the product? NO! Then how is Samsung ALWAYS copying Apple I ask?

    • http://profiles.google.com/tran.mikey Mike Tran

      When the SGSII was announced at WMC2011 it was running a Tegra 2 chipset but changed just before it was released so Samsung doing this doesn’t surprise me. They also changed the design of the original Tab 10.1 just months before launch and rebranded the original one the 10.1v for Vodafone while they released a thinner 10.1 because they saw the iPad. It’s a good thing they are giving us upgrades instead of the latter. The Note 10.1 was so meh in my eyes until the announcement of the quad core Exynos update, I’m seriously thinking of getting one now.

    • Isaac Geronimo

      Lower latency for the S pen! Microsoft’s demonstration was impressive, and has me wondering if the Galaxy Note 10.1 is actually going to be ready for note taking prime time.

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    • Mohdamr1

      My wishlist for a Samsung tablet I would totally buy:
      1) High screen resolution like the new I pad, super amoled
      2) Quadcore Cpu more than 1.5 ghz
      3) 2 gb ram
      4) Multitasking
      5) 120 gb interior memory + card slot
      6) Metallic exterior case.
      7) Battery life that lasts more than 10 hours
      8) Ice cream sandwich os
      9) No overheating
      10) lightweight and thin

      Now those are not just incremental updates for Samsung tablets like the ones we saw at the mobile world congress.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1217095042 Soung Hyo Gi

        120gb interior memory….

    • kp4x

      there is 2 ways they can go w the screen i personally
      like the idea of long battery life instead of high res since
      im gonna use the note for notetaking at school and can’t
      tell the difference in a 10 screen, so give me same res 20 hr
      battery life :P

    • Wiz

      1980*1200 resolution, 2gb ram (minimum) 1024 levels of pressure sensivity. No touchwiz overlay, tt least not one that is slowing down the OS.

    • Will

      A retina like display would be awesome. I read somewhere that Samsung makes the retina displays Apple uses, so just make more of em for the Note.. !

    • AlloyRabbit

      -Includes the Pen
      -Includes a slot to hold the Pen
      -Isn’t outrageously expensive

    • asha gupta

      HIGHER RESOLUTION SCREEN AND AT LEAST 5 MEGAPIXEL CAMERA ALONG WITH SPEECH RECOGNITION REPLACING TYPING.

    • tweeter

      I’m really looking forward to the Note’s release (whenever that is), and aside from the additions of the quad-core CPU and expandable memory slot, I’m wishing for a better camera. If little smartphones can offer 5MP cameras, shouldn’t this tablet easily accommodate at least a 5MP or an 8MP camera? I also wouldn’t mind the option of a slightly smaller screen, say an 8.9″.

    • casinrm

      Dual core Exynos 5, 2GB RAM, more of the S3 software features, and 1920 x 1200 screen. And price should be around $500. That’s all I ask.

      • YeisonPR

        That’s, indeed, the perfect combo Nuff said.

    • casinrm

      Oh almost forgot. 5MP camera and a PEN SLOT!

    • Alex 13 July

      Wacom highest-grade pen, please. Or an option to upgrade to such a pan. No buttons on it. And fast responsive apps. Just checked Galaxy Note smartphone at a store – very disappointed with stylus response. I cannot sketch neither draw with it – the lag is too obvious and significant. Managing sketch sheets takes forever. It should be instant, like a regular notebook.

    • edward

      Dude, no doubt what we wish to see is that innovative pressure sensitive pen. And the Adobe apps. For designers and illustrators this this is definitively worth waiting. Of course, with a slot to hold the pen. High resolution, and a camera of AT LEAST 5MP

    • Guest

      I think that it should have something like IGZO and have the 2560×1600 resolution, a 10 megapixel rear camera and an 3 megapixel front camera with 1600p recording on both and a 2 ghz quad core ARM processor with 3 gig of ram, this would make the new iPad look like a stone age wheel and definently win samsung alot of money if they price it somewhere between $550 starting.

    • gfd

      i think 1280×800 resolution is pretty good

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