As from today, Samsung’s latest Android-powered tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition, is available to purchase from several “major retailers” in Canada. Unfortunately, Canadians will only be able to get their hands on the Wi-Fi-only octa-core Exynos version of the slate at present, but rumor has it that the 4G model will not be too far behind and should be well its way within the next few months.
The Note 10.1 is a very impressive high-end tablet, which packs a 10.1-inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 octa-core processor, an Adreno 330 GPU, 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), 3GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a very impressive 8,220 mAh non-removable battery.
In terms of software, the slate will ship running the latest build of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean skinned with Samsung’s exclusive TouchWiz UI. The Note 10.1 also comes jam-packed with some great new features, which include; My Magazine, Advanced Multi Window, Pen Window, Air Command, Scrapbook, Action Memo and S Finder.
The device is available to purchase at Best Buy, Future Shop and other major retailers starting today, but sadly it’s currently only available in the “classic white” color variant. There’s no word with regards to the availability of the “Jet Black” version, but we expect it will be coming to Canada in the not too distant future.
In addition, Samsung is offering a handful of exclusive promotional gifts for customers who purchase a Galaxy Note 10.1 before Saturday, November 30, these include a $20 Samsung Apps gift card, three months of free Rdio streaming, two free ebooks from the “For Dummies” series of books and 50GB of Dropbox storage for two years.
The full press release can be seen below:
MISSISSAUGA, ON – November 4, 2013 – Samsung Canada, one of the leading suppliers of mobile devices in the Canadian marketplace, announced today that the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will be available in Canada on November 8, 2013. Originally unveiled earlier this fall at the Samsung Unpacked 2013 Episode 2 in Berlin, the GALAXY Note 10.1 will arrive in Canada hot on the heels of the successful launch of the GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear and just in time for the holiday shopping season. Bringing the premium design and exceptional product features of the GALAXY Note 3 to a tablet, the new GALAXY Note 10.1 balances productivity, power and aesthetics, allowing Canadians to create and consume content from one device.
“The new GALAXY Note 10.1 is our most progressive 10-inch tablet yet, delivering one of the best viewing and multitasking experiences on the market,” said Paul Brannen, Vice President Enterprise Business Division, Samsung Canada. “Not only is this device both fashionable and portable, but it also demonstrates our continued focus on constant product innovation and our commitment to providing a variety of products that Canadians can choose from to help make their lives easier and more enjoyable.”
The new GALAXY Note 10.1 expands on the advanced productivity and creativity leadership delivered by the original Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 by introducing significant S Pen improvements such as Air Command, Action Memo, Scrapbook and Pen Window. Additionally, the 2014 Edition offers a 10.1-inch WQXGA TFT screen with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixel, an Exynos 8-core processor and 3GB RAM.
Notable benefits include:
• Use the S Pen: Enhanced S Pen features such as Air Command, Action Memo, Scrapbook and Pen Window that work together to provide quicker and better organization, expression of creativity and personalization. For more advanced note taking, the new S Note offers a comprehensive solution that lets users write, organize and edit notes that sync with a Samsung account for access from multiple devices. • Watch your favourite flicks: The large, bright, clear screen delivers four times the pixel density of the original GALAXY Note 10.1, providing a premium content viewing experience. • Stay organized: The magazine style UX allows users to organize their favorite resources in an easy to use dashboard. • Look stylish: New designs like the textured back cover with stitching inspire a sense of elegance and sophistication. • Get more done: With Multi Window, users can run separate instances of the same application, and use an enhanced S Pen to drag and drop content from one window to another. The improved S Pen and S Note functionality includes updated features such as Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder. • Keep it all in one spot: With new Scrapbook capabilities, users can easily indicate any interesting content with the S Pen and organize it into individualized scrapbooks, creating a log of discussion points for a future work conversation, a wish list for new clothes or a home redesign project. • Stay protected: The new GALAXY Note 10.1 comes with enhanced privacy and security protection provided by Samsung KNOX. Users can activate Samsung KNOX with ease which allows them to run and store security-sensitive applications and data inside a protected execution environment called “container.” The security inside the container is strengthened by system-level protection of Samsung KNOX against malware and phishing attacks as well as hacking attempts on physical devices when devices are stolen or lost. For instance, important personal pictures or video can be stored in the container with no worries of data leakage due to hacking. • Bring your own device to work: Users may choose to store enterprise applications and data such as corporate email, contacts and calendar and allow the IT department to manage the container through EAS (Exchange ActiveSync Server). These features make the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) an ideal device for BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device to work)
The GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will be available at Best Buy, Future Shop and other major retailers on November 8, 2013 in Classic White.
Additionally, when customers purchase the Note 10.1 before November 30, 2013 they will receive:
• $20 Samsung Apps gift card • Three months of free streaming music with Rdio • Two free e-books from the bestselling For Dummies series • 50 GB of secure cloud storage for two years with Dropbox
Offer valid from October 15, 2013 to November 30, 2013. Customer needs to have, or open, a Samsung Account to use the Gift Card. Eligible devices are Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (Wi-Fi and LTE) and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (including the 2014 Edition). Certain conditions apply. Subject to availability. Participating retailers may vary. Please visit www.samsung.com/samsungrewards for more details.