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Did Samsung just reveal a Galaxy Note 10.1 for MWC?

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Samsung's official website may have revealed the name of a heretofore unannounced product: a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

samsung galaxy tab 10.1
samsung galaxy tab 10.1

Samsung's official website may have revealed the name of a heretofore unannounced product: a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. The name appears on the company's invitation to a Samsung Developer Day at MWC this year, alongside the Galaxy Note (the company's original 5.3-inch stylus-enabled Android tablet), and the Wave 3 and Wave Y Bada phones. Notably, the dev event is going to be centered around the software development kits (SDK) for the S Pen, Samsung's own-branded Wacom inductive stylus, and the Bada 2.0 OS, suggesting that the demo devices would have to be compatible with at least one of those pieces of software. That gives us a measure of confidence that Samsung didn't just accidentally write Note where it meant to say Tab and that the company will indeed use MWC as the stage to introduce a larger stylus-capable device.


A 10.1-inch Galaxy Note would conflict with Samsung's marketing efforts up to this point, which have sought to distinguish the Note from both the phone and tablet category, as a standalone and unique product, but that doesn't rule out its existence. We went digging for further clues and found a casting call for a Samsung commercial (cached version linked below), inviting a "teen student" to audition for the role of a Galaxy Note 10.1 user — one who will be using the device to "record, take pictures, edit" and conduct other such activities that fall in the education, financial planning, and art categories. The commercial listing no longer seems to be active on the site, but it calls for an early February shoot, which would again mesh well with the idea of a Galaxy Note 10.1 launching at MWC. Besides, Samsung has already admitted that the S Pen would "make a lot of sense across a number of screen sizes," stressing that larger ones are more likely. We'll keep asking questions and let you know more as soon as we do.


Update: Samsung responded to our query for comment with the following: "We don't comment on future product announcements." Nicely phrased, guys.