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Samsung might grace the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) with a quad-core processor before launching it

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Samsung might grace the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) with a quad-core processor before launching it
UPDATE: The US version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) will remain dual-core and its shipping date is still May 13, with preorders starting May 4, Samsung clarified for us.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) might be giving Amazon's Kindle Fire the creeps with its budget pricing, but its larger brother Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) will likely see a delay.

It's all for good, mind you - Samsung is rumored to swap the originally planned dual-core processor in it with a quad-core endeavor, so this will inevitably mean some retooling and a bit more testing, hence the launch delay.

Quad-core is good for marketing purposes and as far as production costs go it is not much different than dual-core, especially if Samsung uses its own Exynos processors, but even if it has some Tegras lying around, the difference in assembly price should be insignificant. The 10-incher is codenamed Espresso and apparently scheduled for June launch.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is also said to receive a spec bump to the quad-core goodness, so it's anyone's guess if this will delay the tablets' announcement, or Samsung's engineers will manage to fit them on time. You can check out preview of the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) in its dual-core variant while waiting.

source: NetbookNews

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posted on 18 Apr 2012, 04:14 2

1. hkn101 (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


that would be nice!!!!!!!!!

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 04:23 2

2. OmarF82 (Posts: 17; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


"The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is also said to receive a spec bump to the quad-core goodness, so it's anyone's guess if this will delay the tablets' announcement, or Samsung's engineers will manage to fit them on time. You can check out preview of the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) in its dual-core variant while waiting."

Are talking about Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) or Galaxy Note 10.1

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 04:28 3

3. hkn101 (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


actually...both of them are now rumored to receive the quad core goodness..

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 05:20

4. Birds (Posts: 957; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Although nice, I'd hope they would put a quadcore A9 exynos and save the a15 for the Note 10.1.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 07:29

5. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I'm waiting for the tab 3 with 5250 A15 QC......

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 08:15 1

6. medicci37 (Posts: 591; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


If it isn't at least 1080p I will pass.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 08:38

7. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Yay! Now I have a way to justify buying a new toy. Thanks Sammy...

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 13:16 4

8. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


they should just focused on one tablet at a time... if both tablets are quadcore exynos.. why not cancel the tab 2 and focuse on the note... is not like th OG tab 10.1 sold anyways

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