The greatest innovation of the new Galaxy Note 10.1 is probably in nomenclature – Samsung has managed to solve the endless numbering headache (the Note 10.1 3?) by just slapping the year on it. Something tells me this might catch on.
The 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1 (sounds like it’s supposed to be a car or something) has a WQXGA 2560 x 1600 resolution display. Like the Galaxy Note 3, the new Note 10.1 will have 3 GB of RAM, with the 3G version running on a 1.9 GHz octa-core processor and the LTE version running on a quad-core 2.3 GHz processor. It’ll run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and will come in 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB models, with expanded storage available thanks to a Micro SD card slot.
Other than that, the same new features you’ll find in the Note 3 will be on the new Note 10.1. The new S Pen is here, with click functionality that brings up the same Air Command menu, allowing for quick scrapbooking, note taking, searching or multitasking without having to navigate to any menus. Easy Chart can take data and put it into chart form for you, without any extra effort on your part. Multi Window side-by-side multitasking is also here, and, like the Note 3, you can run the same app twice at the same time. The secure Samsung KNOX data storage container is also on the new Note 10.1, so you can drop all of your sensitive information into a protected partition that will prevent data loss, damage, and leakage because of any viruses or malware you might happen to get.
The 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1 will hit stores in a worldwide release sometime in Q3 of this year (so, very soon). You’ll be able to get it in Wi-Fi, 3G, and LTE models, in either black or white. No word yet on pricing.