Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) specs, features, release date and pricing official

by: Chris SmithSeptember 4, 2013

Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

In addition to unveiling the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Samsung also announced a new tablet during its IFA 2013 Unpacked event, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition.

The second-generation Galaxy Note 10.1 model is also a 10.1-inch tablet, just like its predecessor that was unveiled at MWC 2012.

The new tablet will still be made of plastic, and it will share the design and features of the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. We’re looking at a “warm and textured back cover with stitching” which should “inspire a sense of elegance and sophistication. Even a Home button is present, something the original Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet did not have to offer.

Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

Specs and features

Here are the main specs and features of the new tablet:

  • Size: 243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9mm
  • Weight: 535g
  • 10.1-inch WQXGA Super clear LCD (2560 x 1600 resolution)
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor (LTE version) / 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 5 Octa processor (3G/Wi-Fi version)
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16/32/64GB of storage
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • 8-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, and LED flash
  • 2-megapixel camera with BSI sensor
  • Wi-Fi ac/a/b/g/n (2.4GHz & 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 2.0
  • S Pen
  • 8220mAh battery
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top and Samsung features (the tablet will offer the same software features that will be available on the Galaxy Note 3)

Release date and pricing

While the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet is called the “2014 Edition,” the tablet will be launched in various markets starting with the third quarter – which means it will hit stores later this month.

When it comes to connectivity options, Samsung will sell three Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) versions including a Wi-Fi-only model, a Wi-Fi and 3G model, and a Wi-Fi and LTE version.

The tablet will be available in two color options at launch, including Jet Black and Classic White.

Pricing details for the device aren’t available at this time though.

  • Wesley Haley

    This is what I’ve been waiting for. I love the Note 10.1, but the only thing missing has been that high resolution. I’ll be getting one day one if possible.

    • RaptorOO7

      I got a iPad mini 64GB LTE through a rewards program since they didn’t have any decent Android tablets other than the 2012 Nexus 7. So I got the iPad mini, sold that sucker as quick as I could got the cash in my PayPal account. I was about to buy a GN10.1 but others commented that IFA would be a possible announcement so it was worth waiting.

      Glad I did otherwise it would have been a return to the store for a refund. Now I just need to know when will Amazon or BB have this in stock.

  • Dexter

    Prepare for a really high price for this tablet

    • Wesley Haley

      I assume it will be in line with other 10 inch tablets. $500 for a 16 gb wifi, which is all I need.

      • simpleas

        makes me wanna trade in my ipad 3 now… my note 2 will love its brother lol

  • Ryan Castle

    Finally…Samsung releases a tablet worthy of its name. (Aside from the Nexus 10)

    • simpleas

      they pretty much dropped the worlds best tablet, phone and smartwatch all like it was nothing lol

      • Sean Karpa

        The smartwatch is terrible lol
        The Note 3, I don’t care about so I will assume you are right (not really a phone though)
        The Note 10.1? I am very very interested.

        • Sr. Techy

          I know this is so old school, but the wrist watch replaced the pocket watch because it was so convenient. It’s not convenient to get any smart phone out of a pocket (or purse I imagine). A watch that links to everything automatically on the Note 3 or Tab 10.1 “2014 Edition” seems quite awesome…and I’m 66 years old. I own two Citizen Eco models that will be looking for a new home on Ebay. I’m in for Gear.

          • Sean Karpa

            Not convenient to pull a smart phone out of the pocket? I guess I am just different. I am not up to date on the features of this watch just yet, however it seems silly. Ebay and Evernote on a 1.63” screen? Seriously? That is useful? I just don’t see any use from this device, especially for $300. I could buy a tablet for that price.
            This is more of a “neat” product than a useful. I just don’t seem much of a market for this product in the current stage. I wear watches as of recently but it does what I need it to do, tell time. If I need to send an e-mail, I want a 4ish” screen to do that, not 1.63”. I guess it will be user preference. No doubt these will sell but I want to see how many of them are actually used.

          • RaptorOO7

            I like the GG as a starting point and the tech has to begin somewhere in order for it become something greater down the road. Being an early adopter doesn’t bother me, but I do have time to play with it and decide once it arrives.

            As for Evernote or eBay you are right, I don’t plan on using either one, but the ability to get txt msgs, emails, make and receive calls, etc are useful to me.

            I own a several watches, Tag Heuer, a Breitling a great Citizen Titanium that I just can’t kill no matter how hard I try and last year I picked up a great Bulova Precisionist which has been a great time piece. Now the GG has some merit for me, just not sure if it’s a keeper or not.

          • jk

            I guess small minds can’t see the future coming. The watch fills the “at a glance” needs which are about 90%, big time and convenience saver.
            The watch is a fill gap till Google Glass is matured.
            The future is going to change big time, but some just can’t or refuse to see it!

          • Sean Karpa

            300 bucks for “at glance”? I will pass, take that money and invest it in your retirement, a much better buy.
            This watch just isn’t CURRENTLY great

          • Frank Bales

            Always good to see another old fart techy, but you got me by a couple of years. I too have been thinking Samsung Gear, but I really want the tablet!

          • RaptorOO7

            I ordered my GN3 and GG today from Verizon, and while I am not entirely sold on the GG yet I have 14 days after it arrives next month to decide and if not it will go back to Verizon for and I will get my full refund. No biggie, no worries.

  • AJ

    Looks like they did away with the front facing stereo speakers?

  • Hue

    Ohhh, the same leather back as the Note 3. Loving it.

  • Wazzifer

    “release date and pricing” I’m sorry did I miss where you mentioned that information? Another hit grabbing title.


    THE TITLE SAYS “…AND PRICING OFFICIAL” YET THE ARTICLE ENDS WITH “Pricing details for the device aren’t available at this time though”

  • FL Guy

    Any info available on the display brightness?

  • Ivan Myring

    This or the new Asus transformer?

  • William Worlde

    Samsung has finally released a tablet that is pleasing to *my* eyes! It looks classy and grown-up, and that stitching on the back plate is icing on the cake.

    Now if I could only use Android for “real productivity”… But, that is not a fair statement. There are third party tools (I’m currently using Kingsoft for Word and Excel on my GNex), but quite frankly I’m leaning heavily towards a Lenovo ThinkPad W8 Pro 10.1. I can play AND produce on that beauty and it has in-tablet pen storage.

    Then there’s Asus’ new Transformer… If I’m going Android tablet, I’m very likely going down the Asus road, as I’m writing this on my Asus W8 Pro laptop. We’ll see.

    • SF

      The Note line has always had in-device pen storage.
      It has also always been the one Android device that really allows true productivity.

      Asus is an ok second tier choice, but Asus is infamous for poor build quality.

      • William Worlde

        I don’t quite agree with you re: Asus’ build quality, as they are no worse than the other big names. Last month marks 5 years that one of my client’s server’s been running on an Asus business-class motherboard. I’ve used Asus MBs exclusively for system builds without issues.

        I was hesitant about their consumer products but am not finding any issues with my 23″ 3D monitor nor 11.6″ touchscreen laptop.

        I can frankly say that I’ve been through all the big brands and the only one I’d *definitely* never purchase again is Dell. Toshiba comes in a close second.

  • Rose Belikova

    So no ir blaster??? I’m not sure I would have used it anyways…

    • freedomspopular

      Check out the little black thing right above the Samsung logo on the first screenshot.

  • Jaun Lombard

    I’ve just jizzed in my pants! The best Tablet got better!!!

    • RaptorOO7

      Ummm, okay there buddy perhaps you should see professional help for that. LOL

  • Jack

    Damn sexy. Number one on my wish list now.

  • pjlk

    So im guessing,
    Hi end tablets = note 10.1
    Low end tablets = Regular Tab 10.1
    Wish they make a high end 7/8 incher. Note 8.0? hmm..

  • gcappa

    Can you make calls on it?