Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 redesigned to have new S-Pen compartment and quad-core processor

May 23, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has had a rather quiet spring following its introduction at Mobile World Congress in February. Samsung’s next tablet has been rumored to be getting a small redesign before it hits the market, and a recent appearance at a press event appears to confirm that to be true.

At a private event in Germany, the Galaxy Note 10.1 was on display, showcasing the largest screen we’ve seen yet for Samsung’s S-Pen stylus input. The tablet also revealed a compartment that can store the S Pen within the device. In the corner of the device, there’s a slot for which users can insert the stylus, and the slide it back out once their ready to start scribbling again. It’s a larger version of the design used for the original Galaxy Note.

Samsung also took the time to redesign some of the internals of the Galaxy Note 10.1. When the tablet was first seen in February, it was slated to have only a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor. That has been upgraded to a quad-core processor, which shouldn’t really surprise anyone considering that Samsung has all those Exynos chips laying around.

Considering that Samsung made a major shift in design between the Galaxy Tab 10.1 shown at Barcelona and the one that made it to retail in the U.S., we can only imagine what other improvements might be available once the Galaxy Note 10.1 goes on sale.

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