Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 pre-orders canceled, release date and specs again uncertain

June 14, 2012
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One of the most anticipated Android-based tablets of 2012, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1, is still making rivers of (virtual) ink flow, while remaining wrapped in mystery. Unveiled way back at the MWC in February, the 10-incher underwent several technical changes, and, just when we thought we knew its final specs, things went dark again.

A pre-order page for the Note 10.1 went live on Amazon yesterday, but before we could even wrap our heads around the (supposedly) official tablet’s specs, features and prices, the page vanished. Quickly after that, Samsung came out with an official statement on the matter,  claiming that the listing was just another mistake in a long line of such foolish errors from Amazon.

“The Note 10.1 is NOT available for pre-order, and in fact we have not yet announced final details, timing or pricing for this product. The information Amazon published is also not entirely accurate. Samsung does appreciate all the interest and excitement about this upcoming offering and we will have more details to share soon.” said one of Sammy’s spokespersons in an exclusive talk with SlashGear.

The first thing we can say after reading Samsung’s statement is that we’re pretty much back to square one, we still don’t know what to expect from the Note 10.1 and, most importantly, when to expect the tablet. Amazon listed all of the 10-incher’s specs and features yesterday, but right now, it’s hard to tell which one of those were “not entirely accurate”.

On the other hand, the fact that Samsung has quickly come up with such a statement to refute the tablet’s “final details” can mean one of two things, both of which being good news. Either Sammy is still busy upgrading the heck out of the 10-incher we saw back in February, or the tablet is ready, but some of its specs are not on-par with those listed by Amazon and are in fact superior.

If any of the two scenarios proves accurate, at least part of last month’s report could become reality. We can thus hope to see the final Galaxy Note 10.1 featuring a 1.5 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor and a Mali T-604 GPU. The pricing might change from what we saw on Amazon’s listing yesterday, but you’ll most likely get what you pay for.

Before getting too deep into speculation, let’s wrap up today’s report by telling you to keep in touch with our website over the next few weeks, when we hope to finally find out something definitive on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1. In the meantime, tell us what you hope the 10-incher will feature and what would be the right price to ask for it.

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