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

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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Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1)
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 7000 mAh

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8 Comments

1. hkn101

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

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

2. OmarF82

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 09, 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

3. hkn101

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

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

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

5. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

6. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

7. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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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