Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition: Leather Back, Air Command, and Monstrous Specs

by Mark Marcelo  September 8, 2013

Samsung finally offers a more specced up tablet
Samsung finally offers a more specced up tablet

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) was announced alongside the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear. This was a bit of a surprise since there were no leaks about it that surfaced online prior to the event. The device is definitely worth a closer look since there’s really no solid competition yet in the 10-inch premium Android tablet market for the Sony Xperia Tablet Z.

The new Galaxy Note 10.1 sports pretty impressive specifications as well as the same leather treatment that the Galaxy Note 3 got. Let’s quickly go over the major features to get a better idea if this is for you.

It has the same “leather” back

Photo from SlashGear
Photo from SlashGear

Probably in response to all the criticisms about the usage of just plastic materials for their devices, Samsung went out on a limb and went for a faux leather back cover with their two new Galaxy Notes — including the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. There’s also some sort of stitching design on the sides to make it look like it’s a notebook of sorts. While we haven’t had any hands-on with it yet we’re definitely excited to test it out since this will be Samsung’s first non 100% plastic flagship and we want to see how it stacks up agains the Xperia Tablet Z in the looks and aesthetics department.

Same S Pen Innovations with the Galaxy Note 3

Photo from CNET
Photo from CNET

The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition also received all the S Pen updates that the Galaxy Note 3 got like Air Command. This nifty feature is a potentially a breakthrough navigation UI that really integrates the S Pen into the over-all natural experience, something that the previous Note generations didn’t really have. If you want to read more about Air Command, check out our Galaxy Note 3 post here.

Also the Note 10.1 will have a new design of Twitter app available that will be exclusive for 10.1 inch tablets. Samsung also added content apps for tablets like news apps and a sketchbook app for painting and sketching.

It has monstrous specifications

First up the display. We get a 10.1-inch screen with awesome resolution of 2560×1600 (roughly 299 pixels per inch). It also runs on the crazy powerful 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (LTE variants) while the 3G/WiFi models have the 1.9GHz Octacore Exynos processor. Powering the new Note 10.1 is a big 8,220mAh battery which should be able to last you the whole day.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) Spec Sheet

  • 2.3 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (LTE model)
  • 1.9 GHz Octa Core Exynos processor (WiFi only and 3G model)
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16/32/64 GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
  • 10.1 inch Super Clear Full HD LCD display (2560 x 1600 pixels) 299 ppi
  • 8 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • LTE, 3G/HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 8,220 mAh battery
  • Android 4.3 Jellybean


The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will available in the Philippines should get this bad boy sometime later this month or at the latest October. We guess Samsung will have a media event locally for the new Note line and we will definitely try to secure a unit for review.

Leather Back Photo from Slash Gear
Air Command Photo from CNET

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