Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to feature a quad-core processor?

May 5, 2012
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GALAXY Note 10.1

We are all still spinning from the rumor whirlwind that prefaced the eventual release of the Samsung Galaxy S3. But, the technology world waits for no man, and it is time to hop aboard the rumor train once again. The focus of our attention this time is another eagerly awaited Samsung product, the Galaxy Note 10.1.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 was first seen at MWC 2012 but the release was delayed until June and further information suggested that Samsung is yet to set a release date and unsurprisingly, will not confirm the hardware or the design of the tablet. So the device seen at this year’s MWC event might not be anything close to what the final product will be.

According to a Nenmark2 benchmark test result spotted by GSMArena, the Samsung GT-8010 (Galaxy Note 10.1) will house a 1.4 Ghz processor and achieved an impressive 58.8 fps. This suggests that the “re-designed” Galaxy Note 10.1 could house the same quad-core Exynos 4412 processor that powers the Samsung Galaxy S3. This is certainly believable with the Galaxy Tab 7.7 sporting the same dual-core 1.4 Ghz Exynos processor as the Galaxy Note “phablet, scoring 44 fps and 48 fps respectively.

With Samsung moving its Galaxy Tab 2 series to the mid-to-low range of the price spectrum, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is set to take over as Samsung’s high-end tablet offering. Looking to compete with the iPad 3 and the powerful ASUS Transformer Infinity series with the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, it is certainly conceivable that Samsung is taking its time to produce the best tablet possible. To compete in the burgeoning Android tablet market at this point requires that they bring their ‘A’ game, which is to say, they must use a quad-core processor.

Of course, this is just an unconfirmed rumor (here we go again) so what the device will officially be packing is yet to be known or confirmed.

What are your thoughts? Are you excited about the Galaxy Note 10.1? Would you prefer the device to house a quad-core processor? Let’s be serious. Of course it will. Anything less would be a boldly stupid mistake on Samsung’s part, and, if you’ve been paying attention, then you know they aren’t a stupid company. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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