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Samsung delays Galaxy Note 10.1 to June, could go quad-core to compete with new iPad

Tablets | Posted by on Monday, April 9th, 2012

Samsung delays Galaxy Note 10.1 to June, could go quad core to compete with new iPad   Samsung galaxy note 101

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.

[via PocketDroid]

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