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

by: Ankit BanerjeeMay 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.

  • NoteAble

    The 10.1 Note seems to cater to the artist’s soul–this needs a higher-res screen to compete.

    Any rumors on THAT?

    • Terrence Greene

      not for the note 10.1 but the mysterious 11.6 is supposed to have a HD screen much like the ipad 3…

  • AppleFUD

    I’ll wait for the A15 chips to hit tablets especially the OMAP 5 & Exynos.

    On a side note, I really do like the new design for Samsung’s tablets with the speakers and that little bit of metal in the front.

  • Puneethandu1801

    Hi, I am planning to buy note…should I wait for the new note 10.1 or buy the current one????

    • Ankit

      The current Note is a phone and the note 10.1 is a tablet……so depending on your requirement I guess…

  • Cant wait for this device! Kinda bummed this isnt really “new” news though.
    And the screen res is fine. Yes, I said it. The resolution, despite being last years tech, is just fine for a tablet of this size. Lets face it…if one is going to use this tablet for professional graphic design, you would be working with a file that is thousands of pixels across anyway. So which would you rather have: the ability to display a few more of those pixels without zooming in…or a bangin’ new processor to quickly load those huge layers onto the screen at a finger flick’s notice?

  • Put in a quad-core CPU, 2 GB RAM, an HD screen (1920×1080), and a good case that has a placeholder for the Wacom S-Pen. That would be the best tablet around, until the Win 8 tablets come to the market.

  • 8PAQ

    Here is an interesting study showing exactly how useful people find Galaxy Tabs:
    Basically even thou Galaxy Tabs obviously have more than 1.22% market share of total tablet sales (well I assume they do) it turns out that after people actually start using them only 1.22% of all people who bought tablets continue to use Galaxy tabs on regular basis. Clearly the product is not good at all compared to the one that is in daily use by the 94.6% of the people.

    • Terrence Greene

      not so much… fist of all i read the article and it doesnt say all that you claim. I’d say that its eaqually used if not more.

    • AppleFUD

      “tablet web traffic”

      Yeah, cause Android users have other devices besides just their phone and tablet so they can use a real computer when they want whereas most ipad users. . . well, can’t figure out how to use anything else.

      So, basically you are telling us that ipad users are to stupid to use a real computer thus can only use a gimped and very limited pos tablet?

      I’ve got a couple different tablets and I rarely use them to browse the web. Why would I when my computer is two feet away? That would only happen if I don’t have a computer, can’t figure out how to use a computer, etc. . . After all, most every study shows that the ipad doesn’t leave the home much, don’t they?

      Once again you spread your ridiculous FUD only to make yourself look stupid.

      At this point in time tablets are toys. Anyone trying to shoehorn a tablet into doing really productive work is most likely a fanboy or trying to prove something the hard way. Tablets, in time, will become more and more useful, not the ipad of course because apple will always keep it as a gimped device to sell more Macs but Android and Win8 will become more useful — there simply is NO way you can say the ipad is more useful than Asus’ Transformer, only in a strong RDF can you say that.

      But hey, you hang onto those suspect “web traffic” numbers and pat yourself on the back to make yourself feel better = fanboy.

  • Steve

    I’m so excited for this product. I’m amazed that it has taken as long as it has to bring the pen technology to tablets – It would seem like an obvious design choice to me. I’m sure this tablet will be big with artists and students because of it as well. I’m hoping that they do decide to go with the quad core processor, which would allow the tablet to stay relevant for a longer amount of time. then again, with most mobile and tablets products having a roughly annual hardware refresh rate, they may save the quad-core for next year’s incremental upgrade model.

  • Mark

    I am looking for a tablet that has a pen that doesn’t have a point as big as a pencil eraser and this looks promising. I am not an artist or student but want the ability to add comments to Powerpoints and Word docs similar to my old Lenovo tablet?

  • tweeter

    I’m really looking forward to the Note’s release, and aside from the addition of the quad-core CPU and expandable memory, I’m wishing for a better camera. If little smartphones can offer 5 MP cameras, shouldn’t this tablet easily accommodate at least a 5MP or a 8MP camera too?

  • Tony

    I have a Galaxy S2 & a Galaxy Note
    I want the Note 10.1 but would not have bought it as it was shown as it looked quite laggy, I am waiting to but the new spec Note 10.1 but only if Sammy gives us the goods, then and only then will they get my dosh!
    I am very loyal to Sam the Man but……..
    Only to a point.

  • AndroidVesti

    Just go for the new Kindle Fire looool :D

    • bonsai

      how am I to draw on the Kindle fire with a Wacom active stylus?

      • HookedOnTabs

        Have you tried a Magic Marker

  • Warinthorn

    i am waiting for Galaxy Note 2 or note 10.1 I would like to use sMemo

  • Sandra K.

    My daughter and I played with a Note, which firmly put her in the “Oh mommy, I want one” camp.

    Since then she’s played with a HTC One X, and loved that too, which is great because that is on a significantly cheaper plan.