The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, which has been out in the United States in Wi-Fi only form in August, might finally be touching down on a carrier in the United States as a new FCC filing reveals that the device is possibly headed to Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
The FCC filing, first discovered by Engadget, shows the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 passing through equipped with Verizon-capable 4G LTE bands. This of course is not confirmation of an impending release but merely a sign that one might be brewing on America’s largest 4G LTE network. Neither Samsung nor Verizon have confirmed anything yet but with CES 2013 kicking off in just a few days, it could be that we see something emerge in the near future.
In addition to 4G LTE capabilities, the Galaxy Note 10.1 that passed through also possesses 3G functionality. What this means is that it will be able to pull down 3G data speeds where 4G LTE data speeds aren’t available.
Fortunately for those interested in a 4G LTE capable Galaxy Note 10.1 in the U.S., Verizon has the largest 4G LTE network in the land, covering hundreds of millions of people with well over 400 LTE markets. Verizon’s network dwarfs those of AT&T and Sprint which both are lingering well below 200 total markets.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 launched back in 2012 to mixed reviews. The device has benefited from an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update that has rolled out to users in many regions of the world.
We imagine that the Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1, if there is such a thing, will likely have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board and it’s possible that the software is the reason why it has taken this long to hit a 4G LTE network in the U.S.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, while getting older, is still a very capable tablet featuring Samsung’s unique S-Pen stylus, a 10.1-inch display with 1280×800 resolution, good battery life, and Samsung’s unique TouchWiz software.