The successor of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, was due to hit shops on the 13th of May in the US with a UK release date soon to follow. The 10-inch tablet was expected to sport the same 1 GHz dual-core processor just like its predecessor. However, Notebook News claims that the Korean tech giant has not to outfit its tablets with a dual-core processor but with a quad-core processor instead. The website reckons the device, codenamed “Espresso”, will sport Samsung’s quad-core Exynos 4412 chip. This chipset is also expected to be found under the bonnet of the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is said to launch on the 3rd of May according to recently sent paint-splattered invitations by Samsung.
Since the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is set to go on sale next month in May, will this last-minute change be cause for a delay? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is still unknown.
The tablet was officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Since then, it has been riddled with a number of delays due to problems with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The report adds that the 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Note will also be outfitted with a quad-core processor instead of the originally planned dual-core processor. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will still sport a dual-core processor.
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