Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1Apart from introducing a shiny Samsung Galaxy Note 3 , the Korean company has unveiled a new edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 . We are facing the 2014 edition , finished off with a design very different from that of previous Samsung tablets . And it is that the current one incorporates, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 , a particular design finished in leather on the back, leaving behind the classic plastic designs that many were not in favor of. In any case, we are facing an exclusive piece , equipped with a 10.1-inch screenand most importantly, the popular accessory that accompanies all Note devices. We refer, of course, to the S Pen : a stylus that comes with an equally renewed design to offer users a much more practical experience on board this tablet . We will see its new features later.

Do not lose sight of the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 10.1 is a device aimed at a professional audience, whose intention is to make their professional life compatible with their personal life. The device will be presented in three different modes, according to the internal memory ( 16, 32 or 64 GB ), while on the other hand, a unit compatible with LTE networks and another with 3G will be released , also distinguished by their four processors or eight cores , respectively. The LTE version will arrive in Spain , almost in all probability, which will allow users to enjoy excellent performance and connectivity to match. Both will share aeight - megapixel camera and some of the smart features we've seen for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and take advantage of the full potential of the tablet and the S Pen . But this is not all. Next, we thoroughly analyze its technical data sheet.

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Design and display

The design of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) has not left us indifferent. And is that to begin with, it maintains the feature that has surprised half the world on board the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 . We refer, of course, to the leather finishes that the firm has incorporated on the back and that makes this device a very comfortable piece when it comes to holding it. It does not slip and hooks slightly to the fingers so that we can hold it more comfortably. Following on from the above tablets of Samsung , it responds with dimensions of 243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm and a weight of 535 grams forWiFi version . The front of the tablet is practically taken by the screen, although the truth is that Samsung has reserved a more than generous space for the frame. There, right at the bottom, are the direct access buttons (center, back and menu). In the upper part, right next to the mark, we will find the secondary camera and the sensors. Nothing new under the sun.

The screen draws attention. It is a 10.1-inch Super Clear LCD panel (a classic within Samsung ) with an excellent WQXGA resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, which makes this device a perfect candidate for the reproduction of good content in high definition . This data has allowed Samsung to achieve a  pixel density of 299 ppi and a depth of 16 million colors . The most common for the case. There is no talk of protective layers to prevent damage to the glass surface. However, it should be noted that the materials on which Samsung works They are of special quality and none of their elements can break easily.

As with all members of the Note family (this could not be an exception, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) incorporates the famous S Pen : a stylus that allows users to interact with more agility through the screen and of the applications that Samsung has designed exclusively for this hardware The stylus has been redesigned with a more solid structure and a new physical appearance, finished in black or white depending on the version we finally decide to go to.

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There are important improvements in the photographic camera that goes from five to eight megapixels and that combines some important features such as autofocus, geotagging or the face and smile detector. The LED flash function is incorporated into this party , essential for taking photos in poorly lit environments or even at night. In addition, thanks to the intelligent Zero Shutter Lag function, we can capture any precise moment, shortening the time that passes since we press the shutter button and the capture is made. Logically, users will be able to record FullHD 1080p @ 30fps video , even if those with the LTE versionthe tablet will be able to do so in slightly higher quality, 1080p @ 60fps . For both models, the secondary camera fulfills the same functions. It is integrated into the front of the device and has a BSI sensor two megapixels . It will be very useful when making video calls

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Memory and power

At the heart of this tablet can reside two types of processors. The version that will be launched in Europe and therefore in our country, is the one that advocates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor . It is a high-performance part, composed of four cores and capable of operating at a clock frequency of 2.3 GHz . This is the one that will arrive integrated in the LTE model , which is the one that will almost in all probability arrive in Spain . On the other hand, Samsung will unveil a second device equipped with a 1.9 GHz octa-core processor and an architecture that actually corresponds to 4 + 4 processor cores.A15 (1.9 GHz) and A7 (GHz). This equipment will only be available for the edition with 3G and WiFi . The LTE model , for its part, incorporates an Adreno 330 graphics card (GPU) .

And with processors of these characteristics, this Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) could not be left behind in the memory section. To begin with, the device operates with 3 GB of RAM memory that will be very useful both when executing simple and complex processes. It is an exclusive capacity, never seen to date in devices like the one at hand and much less in smartphones . Keep in mind that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 already operates with this capacity. With regard to the internal capacity of the device, Samsung has complied with the basic precepts. Three different versions will be released, 16GB, 32GB or 64GB, to be chosen according to the needs of each user. But in case with this capacity we did not have enough, Samsung will allow us to expand the memory of the device with microSD cards of up to 64 GB .

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Operating system and applications

Like its little brother, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 , this 10.1-inch tablet will also work through the Android operating system in its version 4.3 (Jelly Bean) . It is the latest version of this platform available, topped in this case by the classic interface that Samsung applies to all its devices and by a long list of smart features that are worth paying our full attention to. To begin with, it must be said that as a good Android device , the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) will come with a large part of the services that Googleoffers its customers installed as standard in the form of applications. We refer to the following: Google Chrome (browser), Google Search , Gmail , Google Plus , Google Maps , Google Play Books , Google Play Movies , Play Music , Play Store , Hangouts , Voice Search , YouTube , Play Games , Messenger or Google Play , the application store that the company makes available to its customers.

But this is not all, because Samsung has installed its own tools on this tablet, such as Samsung Apps , the gateway to the entire universe of Samsung applications ; Samsung Kies and Samsung Kies Air , essential software for updates, Samsung TouchWiz , the classic interface that Samsung applies to all its products; My Magazine , a new repository of informative, multimedia and social content and the classic Samsung Hub , to organize our videos, books, music, games, etc.

Like the new Samsung devices , this one also incorporates the S Voice assistant , to give orders and carry out tasks through voice commands; ChatON instant messaging and the new Samsung KNOX software tool , which allows us to control and organize our professional and personal lives without fear for our safety. Samsung KNOX's complex engineering will prevent any data theft or leakage of confidential content. This is an excellent secure solution. for those companies that are especially interested in saving  hardware .

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As we indicated at the beginning, in addition, Samsung has wanted to complete the functions of this device with the integration of the S Pen , that pencil that allows us to interact more professionally with all the devices of the Note family . For the occasion, the firm has developed different applications that we will already find installed on the tablet, right out of the box. They are as follows:

- Action Memo : This application allows us to enter text by hand to execute simple functions (a call, add a contact, save a list, search for an address) directly. Handwritten text, with the clear S Pen , can be converted to formatted text.

- Scrapbook : It is an essential tool for the busiest users. It helps us to organize a whole series of notes (including links, addresses, images) on the same page to have them located on the same site, as if it were a notebook page.

- Screen Write : It is about taking a screenshot and writing your own annotations and notes on it. It can be an excellent tool to work on the go at any time, while we wait for the bus to take us to work or wait in the dentist's waiting room.

- S Finder : As its name indicates, it is an application that will allow us to search for content by manually typing on the screen.

- Pen Window : With these new editions Samsung has thoroughly improved the multitasking functions of its devices. The Pen Window application will allow us to open a new program or application by drawing a window (of the size we want) on an area of ​​the screen. Thus, while you work, you can open a video, perform a search or perform a mathematical operation with the calculator.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) is a perfectly equipped tablet for high-level connectivity. In fact, the version that will arrive in Spain will be equipped for LTE and 3G networks , with the possibility of accessing one or another technology depending on the existing coverage or the services that you have contracted with your operator. In any case, the user will be able to connect with full guarantee to the fastest Internet, downloading data with transfer rates of up to 42 Mbps for the LTE model . Otherwise, all models have access to WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac networks, a feature that guarantees an agile and stable navigation through the wireless network that we have at home, at work or in any other public place with available WiFi networks . To this feature we must add the WiFi Direct function , which allows the transfer of content more quickly between devices.

Logically, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) also keeps compatibility with Bluetooth 4.0 , NFC and GPS technologies with aGPS and GLONASS support . Users will be able to use the tablet to synchronize new accessories, use short-range payment technologies (still little exploited, of course) and take advantage of all the GPS navigation functions that it can provide, thanks to its direct connection with Google Maps .

In the section on physical connections must have an entry microUSB 2.0 with support MHL 2.0 (HDMI) , output TV (MHL A / V) , output 3.5 mm headphone jack and microSD card slot that will serve us very useful to expand the internal memory of the device.

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Music, video, photos and multimedia

The large screen of this device plays a lot in its favor when it comes to playing large multimedia content . It is an ideal tablet to enjoy movies, recordings, videos and images of all kinds, since the screen significantly facilitates good viewing. In any case, we can say that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) is a device perfectly prepared for the reproduction of music, video and photos in the following compatible formats: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1 , WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC, MP3, AAC / AACï¼ ‹/ eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB / WB, Vorbis, FLAC and WAV. For the rest, it offers users the possibility of making voice recordings and supports JAVA, an essential feature to run certain multimedia content and applications developed with this language. It incorporates stereo FM Radio with RDS and has a noise cancellation system. Users who also want to edit their images, videos and documents will be able to take advantage of the basic functions of the integrated editors. This feature is of particular interest to users who frequently use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF documents .

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Autonomy and availability

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) features a lithium-ion battery with a higher capacity than its predecessor, the original Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 . It is a 8,220 milliamp battery that is 1,220 milliamp higher than its predecessor. This means that the resulting autonomy should be greater than the 33 hours of conversation that last year's edition promised. It is expected, in fact, that the optimization tasks of this functionality have contributed to a more efficient energy management and therefore a greater durability.battery. Apart from the current conditions of this part, it will be necessary to examine in depth what kind of experience the user has with the device, what functions it keeps active for the longest time and in what state is the network to which it is connected. Only then will we be able to obtain a correct estimate of the battery life of this device.

Samsung has already indicated that the device will be unveiled during this September. If it follows in the wake of its little brother, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 , this tablet should hit stores on September 25 , for a price yet to be determined. We will be attentive to provide you with more information as soon as it reaches our hands and Samsung, logically, makes it official.

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Data sheet

StandardLTE: LTE CAT4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600

HSPAï¼ ‹42Mbps 850/900/1900/2100, HSUPA 5.76Mbps

3G: HSPAï¼ ‹21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100, HSUPA 5.76Mbps

Weight and measurements243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm

535 grams (WiFi version)

Memory16/32 / 64GB internal memory

Expandable with microSD cards (up to 64 GB)

50 GB of cloud storage with Dropbox



Super Clear LCD

10.1 inch

WQXGA 2560 x 1600 pixels

299 ppi

16 million colors

CameraBSI backlit sensor

8 megapixels



Face and smile detector

LED flash

Zero Shutter Lag

FullHD video recording (1080p 30 fps)

Yes, 1080p @ 60fps (LTE model)

2 megapixel front secondary camera with BSI sensor

MultimediaPlay music, video and photos

Supported formats: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC, MP3, AAC / AACï¼ ‹/ eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB / WB, Vorbis, FLAC and WAV

Voice recording

JAVA support

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Noise Cancellation

Image and video editor

Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)

Controls and connectionsAndroid 4.3 (Jelly Bean) operating system

S Pen touch pen

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

2.3 GHz quad-core processor (LTE version)

Eight-core processor (A15 1.9 GHz + A7 1.3 GHz) (3G + WiFi version)

Adreno 330 (LTE model)

Integrated GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support

Accelerometer, rotation sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass

MicroUSB 2.0 with MHL 2.0 support (HDMI)

TV-out (via MHL A / V link)

3.5mm headphone output

MicroSD card slot

Document viewer

HSDPA, 42 Mbps (LTE model), 21 Mbps (3G model); HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac

WiFi Direct


Bluetooth 4.0


FeaturesSamsung Apps

Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies Air

Samsung TouchWiz / My Magazine

Samsung Hub: Video, Books, Games, Learning, Music

Chrome, Search, Gmail, Googleï¼ ‹, Maps, Play Books

Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts

S Voice


Samsung WatchON, Samsung Link, Group Play

Samsung KNOX

SketchBook for GALAXY, Filpboard, TripAdvisor, Dropbox, Twitter

Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Messenger

S Pen Experience: S Note (Easy Chart), S Planner, Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window, Direct Pen Input

Autonomy8,220 mAh battery
AvailabilitySeptember 2013
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