Will The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Bring the S Pen to Tablets?


Samsung brought the stylus back to smartphones with the Galaxy Note and its S Pen, and the company’s been so pleased with its reception that we’ve heard it discuss plans to adopt the same input technology for more of its products, especially tablets. Since the S Pen uses a Wacom digitizer, rather than acting as a generic capacitive stylus, adding support for it needs to be done while a device is still in hardware development. As a result, it seemed like there might be a short delay before we started seeing the S Pen on other Samsung gear. Instead, there’s now a sign that just such a device could nearly be ready, with Samsung mentioning a Galaxy Note 10.1 in an official MWC event invitation.

Samsung’s event is focused on developers and among the topics for exhibition are the S Pen SDK, the original Note, and now this Note 10.1. It’s a bit surprising to see the Note name tied to a device that large, as we might have expected Samsung to reserve it for five-to-seven-inch devices. Instead, could it be thinking to associate the S Pen with the name Note, as to differentiate those devices from touch-only Tab models?

Of course, there’s always the possibility this was a typo. After all, it seems a bit odd for a company to knowingly reveal a brand new product in such a manner as this. In that case, what could Samsung have meant? It’s quite difficult to find another reading that makes sense and also doesn’t similarly leak a new product name. The great thing about this, and other MWC-related rumors, is that we should end up learning the truth quite soon.

Source: The Verge

Via: Mobile Syrup

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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