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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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