Samsung on Thursday announced U.S. availability details for its most recent tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition that was unveiled only a few weeks ago at IFA 2013.
The new Note tablet will be launched on October 10 in the USA, with pricing starting at $549.99 for the 16GB version. The 32GB model will retail for $599.99, in case you need more storage.
The device will be available for pre-order starting with September 27 with some retailers.
Both devices are slightly more expensive than users would like them to be, but then again the Galaxy Note 8.0 is also pricier than buyers expected, so we can’t say we’re that surprised.
What will that money buy? You’re looking at a 10.1-inch tablet that’s just 7.9mm thin and features a 2560 x 1600 resolution display, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor (LTE version) or 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 5 Octa CPU (3G/Wi-Fi version), 3GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, microSD support, 8-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 8220mAh battery, S Pen Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and plenty of TouchWiz features for Note devices.
As you can see, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition is Samsung’s newest flagship tablet, which is probably why the asking price for the base Wi-Fi model is so high.
Speaking of prices, we have no idea when the 3G and LTE versions of the tablet will launch and how much they’ll cost.
Meanwhile, you’ll be able to purchase the Wi-Fi versions in either Classic White or Jet Black from Samsung (in Best Buy stores), Best Buy Mobile, Amazon, PC Richards, Fry’s, Tiger Direct, Walmart and online from Samsung.com and BestBuy.com.
Finally, we’ll note that the name of the device seems to have changed to “Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition” from “Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)” but that’s just another day in the Android universe of product names.