Electronics giant Samsung yesterday unveiled its latest tablet, the GALAXY Note 10.1, 2014 Edition, at the Samsung Unpacked event in Berlin, Germany.
The device makes use of a WQXGA Super clear LCD (2560×1600) resolution in a 10-inch display, 1.9 GHZ Octa Core processor (for 3G / WiFi only version) and 3GB RAM.
“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.”
According to the company, “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.”
Just as with the previous version of the device, the new unit will also make use of Samsung’s S Pen technology. “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.”
Samsung also revealed that the GALAXY Note 10.1 will come shipped with Samsung’s security application, which allow users to store apps in a secure environment.
“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.”
According to Engadget, the differences between the current version and the 2012 version is:
|Galaxy Note 10.1 (2012)||Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)|
|Dimensions||10.32 x 7.09 x 0.35 inches (262 x 180 x 8.9mm)||9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inches (243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9mm)|
|Weight||21.06 oz. (597g)||18.87 oz. (535g)|
|Screen size||10.1 inches||10.1 inches|
|Screen resolution||1,280 x 800 (150 ppi)||2,560 x 1,600 (299 ppi)|
|Screen type||WXGA LCD||WQXGA Super Clear LCD|
|Internal storage||16 / 32 / 64GB||16/ 32 / 64GB|
|External storage||microSD (up to 64GB)||microSD (up to 64GB)|
|WiFi||802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz)||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz)|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.0||Version 4.0|
|SoC||1.4GHz quad-core Exynos||2.3GHz quad-core processor / 1.9GHz octa-core processor|
|Operating system||Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean|
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor