Samsung clicks Undo on Galaxy Note 10.1
If there’s one thing that Samsung has perfected is the art of making seemingly last-minute changes to its tablets and phones. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, for instance, has seen its release date go from June to something more akin to “we’ll know it when we see it”.
At a press event yesterday, a representative of the South Korean electronics manufacturer said that they can’t provide any information about the release date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. And here’s the kicker, what we saw of the Galaxy Note 10.1 in Barcelona on February, may not be what the final product would look like.
This can only mean one thing: Samsung is planning to do a major overhaul of the tablet’s exterior. That’s probably not all, since it was reported last week that the processor that the Galaxy Note 10.1 will use has been bumped to a 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 one, as opposed to the 1.4GHz dual-core chip that the prototype was touting back at the Mobile World Congress.
So why did Samsung go through the trouble of showing off the Galaxy Note 10.1 at the MWC even if the design was nowhere from finished? Well, the Barcelona event is still one of the biggest tech gatherings in the world, so the company probably felt that they had to have something flashy in lieu of what people was expecting the most – the Samsung Galaxy S3. Since the introduction of the tablet, of course, we’ve seen the new iPad coming into the picture, which may have played a role in Samsung’s decision to delay the Galaxy Note 10.1 and do some redesigning work. There’s a long history of rivalry between the two after all.
Whilst we sit and wait for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, at least we have details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablets. In case you missed it, Samsung is planning to sell the 7-inch version of the tab for a delicious $250; and it’s coming out at the end of the month. Don’t need an S-Pen stylus in your life? Then the $400 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 can be an option – all in ICS flavor.
What’s your wish list for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1? A higher screen resolution than the supposed 1280 x 720 one? Share your wildest Galaxy Note 10.1-related fantasy in the comments section below.