Samsung finally revealed the Galaxy Note 3 phablet and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch at the Unpacked event held in Berlin, but besides the two aforementioned devices the South Koreans also introduced an updated version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. Just like the Galaxy Note 3 and the previous Note 10.1 generation the new tablet packs an S Pen stylus which will come in handy for those willing to use it for taking notes or drawing.
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is following the same design language as the Galaxy Note 3, with a leather textured back and sharper edges. For those of you wondering whether the back it’s real leather or not, learn that Samsung introduced it as “faux-leather,” basically being plastic that is shaped like leather, but trust me, you can hardly feel the difference..
The resolution of the Super Clear LCD display of the tablet has been pumped up to 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, making it one of the few WQXGA tablets currently on the market and indicating that Samsung really aims to steal some of iPad’s market share.
There will be three Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 variants: WiFi-only, WiFi+3G, and WiFi + LTE. While the later one is based on a Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Andreno 330 GPU, the WiFi-only and WiFi+3G Galaxy Note 10.1 units will come with an Exynos 5 Octa SoC based on four Cortex A15 cores at 1.9 GHz and four Cortex A7 cores at 1.3 GHz.
All three models will feature 3 GB of RAM and 16, 32, or 64 GB of internal flash storage, plus support for microSD cards up to 64 GB. The 10 incher is sized 243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm and weighs 535 grams, while the energy is provided by an 8,220 mAh battery.
Inside Galaxy Note 10.1’s case you will find connectivity features like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0. There’s also an 8 megapixel camera on the back, while the front panel accommodates a 2 megapixel sensor.
The device will run Android 4.3 and it will bring all the software goodies of the Galaxy Note 3: Air Command, drag-and-drop Multi Windows, KNOX, and Exchange.
There’s no word yet about the price of the new tablet, but the Samsung reps announced that the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition will hit the stores shelves in October.