Remember last year, when Samsung completely had to redo the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet after Apple unveiled a slimmer iPad 2? Well, it looks like Samsung’s going that route again this year to compete (again) with the new iPad. According to a report from Korean newspaper MK, Samsung will be delaying the release of the Galaxy Note 10.1 back to June, purportedly to upgrade the 1.4GHz dual-core processor that it shares with the original Galaxy Note with a beefier quad-core chip.
The quad-core processor it’s going to use wasn’t specified, but Samsung is expected to use their latest high-end processor, the quad-core 1.5GHz Exynos 4412 chipset that’s rumored to run things on the Galaxy S III.
It’s unclear exactly how much of a “delay” the new June release is since Samsung never mentioned a release date when they first unveiled the Galaxy Note 10.1 at MWC back in late February, but if you’ve been waiting for this one, a processor upgrade is definitely welcome news. The 1.4GHz chip on the 5-inch Galaxy Note just won’t cut it against the new iPad’s A5X processor.
Save for any other spec changes (the report didn’t mention any other details), here’s what to expect: the Galaxy Note 10.1 was initially launched with a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 screen, a 2MP front cam, and a 3MP main camera at the back. Like the original Galaxy Note, the Android 4.0-based tablet will also feature support for Samsung’s S Pen stylus, and will come with tablet-optimized versions of their S Note and S Planner apps.