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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Design Tweak Adds S-Pen Silo



The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was introduced at MWC 2012, but we’ve yet to hear much about the new tablet as Samsung pushes the Galaxy Tab 10.1 2 as the go to 10-inch Android tablet.

As it turns out, Samsung is tweaking the design of the Galaxy Note 10.1 to include a slot that holds the S-Pen, Samsung’s stylus for the Galaxy Note tablets.

This new pen holder is built into the edge of the tablet, much like the Stylus holders we saw on early Tablet PCs, which were much more convenient than trying to carry a stylus around separately.

Galaxy Note 10.1 with S-Pen holder

Galaxy Note 10.1 with S-Pen holder

According to, the Galaxy Note 10.1 with a S-Pen holder was caught on camera at a “Galaxy Knights” event at Castle Auerbach where items including the Galazy S III were shown off to press and retailers.

The stylus is reportedly quite small, but Samsung will include an S-Pen holder accessory at launch which bulks up the stylus for more comfortable writing. We checked out the S-Pen holder during our review of the Samsung Galaxy Note, and found that it delivers a more comfortable writing experience. Samsung sells the kit for $60, but AT&T offers it for just $30.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was rumored to be on hold while it waited for an upgrade to a quad core processor, but Samsung denied this rumor. We still have no firm release date for the Galaxy Note 10.1. Other than the added S=Pen holder, the specs remain the same with a 10.1 inch display at 1280×800, 1GB RAM and Ice Cream Sandwich.



  1. Connor

    05/23/2012 at 7:25 pm

    Incorrect; Samsung did not deny the quad-core proccessor rumor—it’s true! I’m stoked about to the S-Pen holder though :)

  2. paladin238

    05/24/2012 at 8:34 am

    Can’t wait for a Windows RT version.

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