Alongside the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung also updated its 10.1-inch Galaxy Note with a 2014 Edition of the tablet. The changes to the 10.1-inch Galaxy Note mirror those of the Galaxy Note 3. The industrial design gets an update to include a faux leather back cover with stitching and textured rim. The combination of the two, once again, is a nice deperature from the slippery plastic of previous Galaxy tablets but still lacks the premium feel of metal. Unlike the Note 3, the 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1 is only available in jet black or classic white.

Internally we see many of the same changes that impacted the Galaxy Note 3. LTE versions of the tablet will feature a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, while 3G and WiFi versions of the tablet will ship with Samsung's own Exynos 5420.

The display moves to a 2560 x 1600 "Super Clear" LCD. Storage options range from 16GB to 64GB, and all variants come with a microSD card slot.

The 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1 will ship in Q3 with Android 4.3 and Samsung's KNOX.

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  • ruzveh - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    Whats Super Clear LCD? Why not AMOLED :D Reply
  • teiglin - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    Biggest non-TV OLED display I've seen is the GTab 7.7/Excite 7.7 (at a shocking 7.7"), although I admit to some curiosity as to why nobody is making tablet- or laptop-sized OLED displays. I guess the answer is cost? Those 7.7" AMOLED tablets were on the crazy expensive side when they were introduced. Reply
  • Mumrik - Monday, September 09, 2013 - link

    I don't get why we aren't seeing some high end priced OLED monitors yet. They're rolling out the 50-55" OLED TVs as flagship products, so surely they could do the same in the PC space with 27-30" products at high prices?
    As for the tablet space, I suppose it might be a price issue.
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  • Dentons - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    "Premium feel of metal"??? Really Anand, enough of this "if it's not metal, it's crap" stuff.

    They're mobile devices that include radios. Plastic is often a better material. It's generally lighter and unarguably better at allowing the propagation of radio frequencies.
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  • nerd1 - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    Too much apple kool-aid... Reply
  • ben.avellone - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    Bah, I'd much rather have a metal device vs plastic. I agree with Anand on that one ;) Reply
  • Impulses - Friday, September 06, 2013 - link

    Metal on a 10" tablet just seems like a lot of unnecessary weight... There's plastic and then there's plastic tho. Samsung's typical glossy plastic just feels cheap and even looks cheap (more scratch/smudge prone etc).

    There's tons of ways to make some sorta plastic material feel and look far better than Samsung's devices typically do... Look at the One X or any of Nokia's recent phones. Hell, I'd even take something like the original Transformer's textured plastic back over most of Samsung's backs (tho they've done something similar at times, Galaxy Nexus and some carrier specific SGS2 had similar backs IIRC).

    Even if you're using glossy plastic for whatever reason, there's always room for improvement... The bonded glossy plastic edge of the Moto X comes to mind, the transition from display to edge feels FAR smoother than on any other phone (and the kevlar or whatever back feels sturdy even if it's not any tougher in the end).
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  • NSAfreezone - Sunday, September 08, 2013 - link

    Ho yeah like apple versus Finland re water damage from condensation from ali casing result not fit for purpose. Plastic absorbs/deforms/deflects impacts where as metal don't which then transmits impact to internals or screens.
    Test one. drop say a SG3 on the floor backs comes off battery drops out few marks on case.
    Test two try same thing with a sour apple phone(if you have the balls?) result marks and dents all over and crying like a baby that can't find it's dummy when they say it's x amount for screen but you have Y model so Z amount so i'd rather have a plastic case than a £300 odd repair bill for screen etc. So look and learn and most people will have them in a case/cover anyway so never see the main casing like i had to have a white Note 2 as grey out and couldn't get deal in store i got but with black leather flip cover looks good. so be your self and not a sheep following the flock Baaaaaa.
    Kevlar is stronger if real kevlar lighter than glassfibre but it's in the lay up/make up of how it's done is what makes it work.
    Also the specs of the plastic varies as sumsung might be shiney but it cleans well and don't scratch alot and Aluminium scratches badly as it's anodised so once you have had a kinky moment from being over come by your "apple" brainwash and worn through it you are down to bare ali and does corrode your sweaty hands contain acids in your sweat which pits aluminium but not plastic(plastic +3 so far or more!)
    Take a look at a 6 month old iphone then a year old G3 my friends got a G3 over year old now and that gets hammered all day in his shop calls/watching movies etc and his kid plays onit and still looks good his wifes a Sheep (i need an ipad)baaa and follows the flock i mean apple and hers looks like it lost a fight with an earth mover and thats 7 months old.
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  • CZroe - Monday, September 09, 2013 - link

    You are delusional. As an Android fan who plans to get a Galaxy Note 3 next, even I know that a Galaxy S 3 fares far worse in drop tests than an iPhone 5. It's been demonstrated quite dramatically.

    What manufacturers need to do is STOP making the entire front out of glass and only make the digitizer area glass. The bezel should be plastic/rubber that isolated the digitizer glass.
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  • SunLord - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    Doesn't Apple have a patent on metal chassis and plastic cutouts for antennas? Reply

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