Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Galaxy Note logo.svg
Also known as GT-N8000 (3G & Wifi)
GT-N8005 (GT-N8000 TR-Model, no voice-calls)
GT-N8010, GT-N8013 (Wifi)
GT-N8020 (LTE, 3G & Wifi)
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Product family Galaxy Note
Type Tablet
Release date February 27, 2012 (2012-02-27)
Operating system Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz UI, upgradeable to Android 4.1.2 Jellybean [1]
Power 7,000 mAh
System-on-chip used Samsung Exynos 4412
CPU 1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor
Memory GB RAM[2]
Storage 16, 32 and 64 GB models
(+ up to 64 GB with microSD card)
Display 10.1 in (260 mm) LCD with WXGA (1280×800) resolution 16:10 aspect ratio
Sound Surround speakers
Input Capacitive touchscreen and Wacom digitizer, supporting 1,024 levels of sensitivity

Rear: 5 Mpx Recording Video Full HD Video (1080p) at 30 fps, x4 Digital zoom,

auto-focus with LED Flash
Front: 1.9 Mpx Recording Video (720p) at 30 fps
Connectivity 3.5 mm TRRS; Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n 2.4 & 5 GHz) with Channel bonding; Wi-Fi Direct; Bluetooth 4.0; Optional 3G; USB Host (OTG) 2.0 and HDMI via separate dongle
Online services Google Play
Samsung Apps
Dimensions H 257.8 mm
W 175.3 mm
D 8.9 mm[2]
Weight 3G model: 600 g
Wi-Fi model: 597 g
Successor Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition
Related articles Samsung Galaxy Note II
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a 10.1-inch tablet computer designed, developed and marketed by Samsung Electronics. The tablet runs Android 4.1.2 and serves as a platform for multimedia consumption including movies, music, and web browsing. It is the second entry in the Samsung Galaxy Note range, which emphasises the use of a stylus, officially named S-Pen (S standing for Samsung), as an input device for tasks such as sketching and note-taking.


The Note 10.1 was originally unveiled on 27 February 2012 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, with a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor.[3] The tablet was released in Germany, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates on 6 August 2012. This final version of the tablet incorporates a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor.[4] The tablet comes with 16, 32 and 64 GB of internal storage, and 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. The Note 10.1 was launched in the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Korea on 16 August.[5]

An upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean[1] has since been made available, both as an over-the-air update and through Samsung Kies. Samsung has customized the interface with its TouchWiz UX software. Certain Samsung applications offer a "Split screen" option by which two apps share the screen of this tablet.[6]


Samsung's latest Premium Suite update adds features like S-Voice, Enhanced S-Pen Capabilities, etc.


The Note 10.1 was well received by numerous technology outlets. Dave Oliver of Wired UK technology magazine gave a rating of 9 out of 10. The Note 10.1 was praised for its versatility, fast processor, writing interface, expandable memory and quality camera and described as a worthy challenger to the iPad.[7] TechCrunch stated that the tablet was "awesome, great, and brilliant," with a bunch of S-pen optimized apps as a great feature.[8]

However, The Verge gave the tablet a 5.4 out of 10, concluding that it was "a disappointing Android tablet" and claimed the Note 10.1 had "sluggish performance".[9] Engadget, although praising the capability of the Wacom S-Pen felt that the tab "feels like a niche device."[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Jelly Bean update Android Mag, Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  2. ^ a b Galaxy Note 10.1 on Samsung UK website
  3. ^ Cooper, Daniel (2012-02-27). "Samsung announces Galaxy Note 10.1 at MWC (update: hands-on photos!)". Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  4. ^ "Samsung Pushes out the Galaxy Note 10.1 in Germany, UAE - International Business Times". 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Note 10.1 to have better processor than expected". 
  6. ^ New Samsung Tablet Offers a Stylus and a Split Screen by Walter Mossberg, Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2012
  7. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review". 18 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  8. ^ Velazc, Chris (2012-08-15). "Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  9. ^ "Galaxy Note 10.1 review". 
  10. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review". 

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Preceded by
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Succeeded by
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition