Just a couple of months ago Samsung announced that it would revamp the Galaxy Note 10.1 line with a 2014 edition, and it seems that the time is now upon us.
Announcing the Australian availability and pricing for the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), Arno Lenior, Marketing Director, Samsung Electronics Australia said:
The latest GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) represents a fantastic combination of stylish design and impressive engineering, all available in an ultra-thin (7.9mm) device. What really sets this product apart is the enhanced functionality of the S Pen and the great multitasking ability it can offer users.
Combined with a fantastic screen for an amazing multimedia experience, it is one of our most innovative tablets launched in Australia to date.
We’re very proud to build on the success of the first GALAXY Note 10.1, a tablet that created a different category for Samsung by offering Australians the ability to experience content in engaging ways through a great display, constantly updated and refreshed digital content and S Pen functionality.Arno Lenior, Samsung Electronics AU
Available in both the Sydney and Melbourne Samsung Experience Stores from November 25, 2013, you can purchase your own Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) in two configurations:
- Wi-Fi only for $649
- Wi-Fi and 4G for $799
Each will also be available in two colour options as well, Jet Black and CLassic White. Each comes with 16GB internal memory and expansion via Micro SD.
For further information on the features of the Galaxy Note 10.1 which we’ve covered previously, please read on.
Amazing Viewing Experience, Enhanced Multitasking
The GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) delivers a 2,560 x 1600 resolution display. Combined with an intuitive user interface format, users can interact with highly detailed content using a range of software features.
With Multi Window functionality, users can run multiple windows of selected applications on the device screen at one time.Multi Window works by using the device’s S Pen to drag and drop content between windows. Using the S Pen, the device’s Pen Window feature also allows users to draw a window on the screen to create a customsised menu of shortcuts to specific applications, tools and other navigation options loaded onto the device.
The GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) user interface can also display content in a magazine style format that can allow users to organise their favourite applications and content in an easy-to-use dashboard. Whether watching videos, reading e-books, or using the S Pen to draw and write, the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) aims to provide an immersive and interactive media experience.
Design characteristics, like a slim form and textured leather-like back cover that includes stitched borders, have been engineered to inspire a sense of elegance and sophistication.
Improved S Pen and S Note Functionality
The updated S Pen included with the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) has superb responsiveness when using the device as compared to previous GALAXY Note 10.1 devices. The new S Pen and its enhanced features are built to produce versatile and creative input capabilities when writing and drawing on the device display.
Showcased in the recently released GALAXY Note 3, the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) also includes exciting S Pen features such as Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder that helps make accessing and sharing information easy. Combined with the tablet’s 10.1 inch screen, the S Pen capabilities present users with creative freedom to draw, sketch and write content.
With Scrapbook capabilities, users can easily collect interesting content they create in an application, tool or find online using the S Pen and organise it into individualised scrapbook files that they can access at a later date. Building on the existing S Note feature, an improved version has been developed to be intuitive and easy to use with a new interface. With Easy Chart, hand-drawn visualisations of data can be transformed into formal charts and graphs.
Offering Content for Entertainment and Creativity
The GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will be offered with a pack of pre-loaded entertainment, education, productivity and security tools and apps designed specifically for Australians, including:
- One month free trial with Samsung Music Hub;
- 8 weeks of free movie streaming with Quickflix;
- Bonus 50GB storage for 2 years with Dropbox,;
- A free 12 month Bloomberg News subscription; and more
The GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will also offer a host of exciting international content offerings that complements the device’s entertainment, productivity and creativity properties. These will include:
- The New York Times for Android; and
- Autodesk Sketchbook for GALAXY for painting and sketching;
In addition, the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will also include a Samsung Apps widget that will direct users to content provided by Samsung. The widget will operate on the home screen and include a “Special Offer for GALAXY” section that will highlight unique, country-based content for users.
Smart Freedom with GALAXY Gear
The GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) (4G variant only) is also available as a compatible device to Samsung’s latest piece of wearable technology, GALAXY Gear6. When combined with the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) (4G variant only), GALAXY Gear can allow users to live in the moment while staying connected via the internet.
GALAXY Gear, worn on the user’s wrist, offers the ability to receive notifications of incoming emails and alerts, or take photos and short videos straight from the Gear without having to take the Note out of their bag.
Work-Life Balance with Samsung Knox
The GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) comes with pre-installed privacy and security protection provided by Samsung KNOX. Users can activate Samsung KNOX which allows them to run and store security-sensitive applications and data inside a protected environment called “container”. The security inside the container helps protect against potential malware and phishing attacks as well as hacking attempts on physical devices when devices are stolen or lost.