One of the most surprising things about the Galaxy Note 10.1's appearance at MWC was not that it included Samsung's magical S-Pen peripheral, but the fact that the device lacked a slot to store the advanced stylus.

Those familiar with the original Galaxy Note will remember that it features a convenient slot to house the S-Pen, ensuring that the stylus would always stick with the device, thereby encouraging users to, well, use it.

At a recent Samsung event, it was discovered that Sammy has retooled the Galaxy Note 10.1 to not only include a quad-core processor (which we already knew about) but also to include a place for the S-Pen to live.

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To allow the Note 10.1 to accommodate the S-Pen, Sammy had to slim down the stylus, but (as indicated in the photo above), the manufacturer will be offering a "holder kit" to bring the pen up to a more sensible size.

There's no word on pricing or availability just yet, but we'll keep you up to date on all the important details as they emerge.

Source: Tablet Community via Netbook News

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  • GazaIan

    I'd buy this tablet now, but I mean, my Galaxy Tab 10.1 has yet to be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, I have a feeling Samsung will have the same treatment towards this tablet...

    And the 1280x800 resolution really doesn't fit tablets, PPI is super low.

    • http://www.facebook.com/YAYSAVERGN Eric James Salcido

       You would think. But most laptops today barely have 1376x768, which is only a bit larger than the 1280x800, but the screen is 3-5 inches larger so the PPI is much lower.

      • GazaIan

        My 1080p ASUS Zenbook begs to differ :3

        Of course its still on a shelf, though.

  • IshiKen

    The holder kit has been out for a while now. Best Buy sells them as does most AT&T stores. It came out with the AT&T Galaxy Note.

  • Tommy Thompson

    looks good. Glad they went with Quad Core. Gonna have to sell my 10.1 now.

    • NemaCystX

      You and Me both, I hope they price it competitively... 

    • Jon Garrett

      not getting rid of my 10.1 until Sammy releases a tablet that has better specs than the iPad HD.

  • edjca

    If they can make the price the same as the Tab 10.1" ($400), this thing will be amazeballs.

    • NemaCystX

      I doubt it, if they did there will be no point to offer the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.  I can almost bet that it will be $499.99 to compete with ASUS' offerings

      Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 - $249.99
      Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 - $399.99
      Galaxy Note 10.1 - $499.99

      It would be awesome if they can offer it for just $50 more than that of the Tab 2 10.1 though, but I'm not holding my breath, they just added a quad core Exynos and a new stylus holder, and not to mention it will come with Photoshop apps and be heralded as their new Flagship tablet.

      • Justin

        Exactly, with all the software and new hardware, it will essentially be the 'flagship' tablet device. Expect it to be expensive, but I don't care I'm getting it ASAP no matter what price it is. Just wish they would hurry the hell up and release it!

      • Sguy

        In preorder in my country they have put the price 799,90 euros and it is 1015,56 usa dollars. http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/24168/dfxxt

        I hope it would be lower, something like 600 euros, max 650 euros. I think 799e is abit too much for specs: 16gb, 3G, WiFi and no hdmi-output.

    • Justin

      LOL!!!!!!!!! that's insane. quad core, with s-pen@$400 not a chance, if they did that I would get two. One to be kept in the toilet so I can draw while taking a dump.

  • PowerPlayGraphix

    PRICE would be nice... this and the PadPhone both have me really intrigued.

  • http://www.facebook.com/NickStauf Nick Stauf

    the only way the price won't be just out of reach of the Hubble is if another company makes just as good digital pen technology

  • http://www.facebook.com/seokjunbing Jun Bing

    I kinda wish it was their A15 dual core with mali t604 on the note 10.1 instead of the A9 quad. A decent resolution of 1080p (ipad3 res is just a over kill) and 2gb of ram would be nice.

  • http://twitter.com/TheGermian Germian

    Still the crappy resolution, eh? Then we'll have to wait for that 11,3" A15 monster.

  • http://twitter.com/TheGermian Germian

    Still the crappy resolution, eh? Then we'll have to wait for that 11,3" A15 monster.

    • Sguy

       Crappy resolution?

      My laptop has 1366*768 pixels in 15.4" screen. And the screen isn't crappy.
      Note will have 1200*800 pixels in 10.1" and the pixel density is much more.

  • http://twitter.com/tony_mansour Tony Mansour

    What Sammy is lacking to me is good note-taking software.  HTC really nailed this with the Jetstream and Flyer - I love that it includes software that provides the same functionality as Microsoft OneNote and automatically syncs back to Evernote.  But HTC's choice of N-Trig hardware leaves something to be desired.

    Sammy's hardware is awesome since they chose to go with Wacom, but I feel they are lacking on software.  I wish one would take a chapter out of the other's playbook.  I'm sure Sammy will get the software right in the next iteration.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      But that's the beauty of the free market - there are plenty of decent note-taking apps in the Play Store.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ejsu28 E.J. Su

    a little higher resolution would be nice.

  • http://gizmodot.com/ Bex

    I was just thinking earlier I need to get a Samsung tablet - well actually I was wishing I'd stuck with the original Galaxy Tab instead of getting the HTC Flyer - and I'm very tempted by this. I shall wait for further information until I buy one now I think. I'd much prefer quad core AND a pen slot - if anyone could lose an S-pen it's me lol.

  • Bornshallow

    not digging the resolution. The Galaxy Note for ATT has the same resolution in a 5.3"! are you kidding?

    Samsung wants to make an iPad killer, and don't get me wrong this one is SO CLOSE; if only they would step it up just a bit in the res department they would have my full support. 

    Im sure many others feel the same way. We're rooting for you but so far- meh

  • http://www.facebook.com/larsgbnielsen Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen

    Shut up and take my money! Seriously, get this product shipped ASAP!

  • Whenwhenwhen?

    I can't wait anymore... If Samsung doesn't put this to the market - MS Surface will take the customers! Im already thinking to wait to see the Surface, but not sure... SPen is nice add.. and i need that. But hey! How much time we need to wait to get it?

    Note would be ingredible if only it would have 2gb ram and hdmi output.