Report: Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 delayed until June; tablet will feature quad-core Exynos processor

Report: Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 delayed until June; tablet will feature quad-core Exynos processor
Back in late February, we told you about the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet. At the time, the tablet featured a dual-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor under the hood and supported the S Pen. According to Korea's daily IPD newspaper, the tablet's release has been pushed back to June, but for a good cause. The dual-core processor is being replaced with a quad-core Exynos processor, most likely the 1.5GHz Exynos 4412 chipset. This changes the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 from being like a Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 with an S Pen, according to one website, to a tablet whose performance will probably be right off the charts.

The Korean newspaper said that Samsung decided to go with the quad-core Exynos processor as a way to make the tablet more competitive to the new Apple iPad. The A5X processor in the latter tablet has outperformed even the Tegra 3 when it comes to graphics so Samsung is hoping that by bringing in a higher-spec'd chipset, it will be in better shape to compete with Apple's third-gen tablet.

We were able to get our hands on the device during MWC 2012 when Samsung showed it off. You can take a look at the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 in action by clicking on the video below. Of course, this video was made with the dual-core Exynos 1.4GHz processor under the hood.

source: IPD MK, PocketDroid via Phandroid

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GALAXY Note 10.1
  • Display 10.1 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    Other front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 7000 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



17. gatorproof

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

@E.J, I soooo agree, my Galaxy Note phone, is off the CHART FOR PURE CRISP COLORFUL DISPLAY. Can you believe they are doing a Galaxy Note phone 2? With even higher res. Guess they are worried about the new LG? But the difference between the Note phone with Super Amoled HD and the Note 10 Tablet with the same 1280x800 is the format of Super PLS. Samsung uses this Super PLS in their commerical monitors of 40" which cost up to $5000. Funny thing is, the Super PLS is cheaper to build then IPS? So my long winded point is, I am sure that if they were worried about the graphics, they must have an ACE up their sleeve on the display.We won't be disapointed. OH, it is not half sized, but the Note phone is 12.3 square inches and the 10 tablet is 42.5 square inches.So the Note tablet is actually 3.45 times larger then the phone. Since the human can only see 300 pixel density, Sammy will come through for us. I know my spellin sux

16. E.J.Su

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I am an artist, and I am still hoping the resolution will be bumped up a little bit in the last minute. Having the same resolution as almost the half-sized Galaxy Note and having an extra on-screen bar to take up screen pixel is a little ridiculous.

14. ezegodwin

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

will it be better than the lattest ipad graphics

13. ThreeFourSeven

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

Asus has been killing them too or they didn't notice.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

competition makes me happy. now if they really wanna make me happy, they could be lying about the A9 and be making this the first A15 quadcore tablet. that would be forshnizzle.

11. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Forshnizzle? Lol! I like it


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

With along 5250 quadcore......

9. thelegend6657 unregistered

If this tablet is produced with a quad core exynos thats good then samsung do not need to create a galaxy tab 10.1 replacement as this is IT so samsung can save up a little from that crazy R&D cost compared to apple

7. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Now this one should have been called the Galaxy Tab 2. Samsung foolishly bit off it's own arm when it abruptly turned it's naming scheme for premium models into one for budget models.

8. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I agree, but disagree. I agree that Samsung's GT2 isn't much of an upgrade to what was a premium model, but I don't think this model should have that name. I think Sammy did a good job in keeping it as the Note 10.1 because it has a more specific target in the market (i.e. teachers, students, and businesses).

6. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Now I'm excited for the launch of this tab/note....... Hope samsung is also able to squeeze in at least 1920x1080p screen on samsung galaxy note 10.1, then this tablet would be real ipad killer....... :)

5. ezegodwin

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

samsung are the best among other's

4. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Samsung is getting more SMART everyday. gonna get THIS TAB and THE GS3 at the same time in summers. what a summer season this wud be......

3. kindkin

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Brilliant move, since that the GTab 2 is just almost the same as the GTab. Bringing a new quadcore is just awesome!

2. diarmuidobrien

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

What other quadcore Android slate options are in the pipeline? The GoogleAsus 'Nexus' I guess. Anything else decent that's gonna be worth considering as a summer purchase?

1. JazzyRO

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 26, 2010

Got to love Samsung how he can change the specs in the last minute because of the competition!

15. Walter.D.DROID

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

You bet, and if this end up being true, i'll buy it :D because with the official announced specs i almost quited -.-'

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