Galaxy Note 10.1 book cover

A basic protective cover for the 2014 edition Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung's unveiled a wide range of accessories alongside its new Note products at IFA 2013. We've already taken a look at the S View cover for the Galaxy Note 3, and now it's time to get acquainted with the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) book cover. Relatively simple in design, the book cover bears a slight resemblance to Apple's smart covers, though there's no magnetic attachment, and you'll have difficulty using it for anything besides keeping the screen clear of knocks and scratches.

It'll also be available in six color options — black, white, orange, pink, green and blue. Check past the break for more hands-on photos.

Galaxy Note 10.1 book cover

Galaxy Note 10.1 book cover

Galaxy Note 10.1 book cover

Galaxy Note 10.1 book cover

Galaxy Note 10.1 book cover

Galaxy Note 10.1 book cover

Galaxy Note 10.1 book cover

 
There are 20 comments

jtc276 says:

Is holding it in portrait awkward? Because it definitely looks awkward in the pictures.

I think you've discovered why Android users like smaller tablets (in general, don't kill me 10.1-inch tablet fans).

The 16:9 ratio is LOVELY in landscape when you're watching a video or playing a game, or if you read in landscape. It feels like you have much more real-estate that you do with a 4:3 iPad. But when you turn it to portrait, I agree that things get a little awkward, especially with certain cases or accessories.

The smaller tablets, like a 7 or 8 incher, feel good both ways, even with a folio or book style case.

 

jtc276 says:

I completely agree. I've owned both Nexus 7's and loved them both. I owned a Nexus 10 for two days and found it to be uncomfortable and awkward to use in portrait. After the 10, I went to the dark side and bought an iPad 4...and I actually like it, especially the screen size.

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silverghozt says:

I wonder why they wouldn't use the magnetic cover feature. I loved that about my iPad smart cover. Samsung doesn't really understand how to create a 'premium' feel.

Josh Hicks says:

You think they'd do that while they're still in the middle of their legal battle with Apple?

silverghozt says:

Does Apple own a patent on a magnetic cover? I ask honestly, as I hadn't heard that.

Magnets damage the Wacom digitizer that makes this tablet so premium, so yeah I think Samsung made a good choice there mate.

silverghozt says:

And honestly, why on earth is there a hard button on the side of the device? I want this, but that really is a fail. Most of the time, I use my iPad in portrait mode. Fail, Samsung.

Kayone73 says:

I think the tablet was just inserted upside down in that case, i noticed the same thing

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ck33 says:

No, I don't think so. The camera is lined up with the hole on the back. If it were upside down in the case, that wouldn't happen. I doubt it was noticed and flipped between pics either (or it would have likely been retaken)

ck33 says:

I agree. Not sure I like this either - not the fact that it is on the side, but just the fact that it is not software/screen based buttons.

vpblaze says:

Does this case have kickstand capability? It kind of looks like it...

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MBSMD says:

Personally, I'm really liking the Note 10.1. I have a Note 8.0 which is great, but sometimes a bigger screen would be nice. I could see the 10.1 being great at work with a split screen - PDF reader or web browser on one side, S-Note open on the other. Can do that on the Note 8.0, but it gets very cramped very quickly.

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taife32 says:

I definitely love this Note. I like that the screen quality has improved so much, what with that ultra high resolution. I love the shape too (minus the button placement). Those wanting the cover to be like the iPad remember litigation. Apple Inc. would have a field day so it can't be like the iPad cover in functionality.

I hope Samsung has abandoned the previous gen tab shapes I couldn't understand that ideas of shapeless tablets.

HotInEER says:

Samsung almost made a awesome tablet. They messed up when they chose to remove the speakers from the front, they added the phone layout buttons(Don't give me the crap about keep it matching their other devices crap), and they didn't add magnets so the display will cut on automatically when you open the case and cut off when you close the case. I love that feature on my Nexus 7.

I will be keep my OG Note 10.1 because I still love it, so no upgrade to this one. However the increase in resolution is nice and the spec bump.

randall2580 says:

+1 One of the great features of the first GNote 10.1 was the pair of front facing speakers that will be missed on this one. Its not the same when the speakers located in the bezel or the back of a large tablet.

I want to see if the resolution and spec bump is enough to make me trade up from the original.

I hope the original GNote 10.1 will get some of the features here in the promised 4.3 upgrade in October.

Rocky Saxena says:

You still don't know if the tablet will sound bad, what if they put way better stereo speakers? Also the hardware buttons gives us more screen then having a half inch screen taking up by on screen buttons. Also I like how the notification tray is on top because whenever I wrote on s note my palm would hit that damn tray so annoying!.

the speakers are actually great and having them on the sides affects nothing.

m_leflore says:

I have a 32 gig Note 10.1 and I use it daily in at my job as an Assistant Principal. It is invaluable when doing classroom walkthroughs with the ability to annotate on pdfs and recognize my horrible handwriting. I've almost completely eliminated paper from my daily routine. That being said, I use my tablet almost exclusively in portrait mode, so much so, that I've disabled the screen rotation feature. Having a hard (or capacitive) buttons would make portrait use difficult.

dk206 says:

WHERE CAN I BUY THIS BOOK COVER?
I HAVE A NOTE 10.1 2014 EDITION SINCE TWO WEEKS AGO AND CAN'T FIND ANY OFFICIAL ACCESSORIES FOR THIS IN THE U.K
ANDROID CENTRAL PLEASE HELP ME

omg..sorry about caps..