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Samsung May Delay Galaxy Tab 2 to Add Quad-Core Chip

Instead of a dual-core processor, the tablet will be shipping with a quad-core SoC. If true, then it is likely that we will be seeing Samsung's own Exynos 4412, based on ARM Cortex-A9 architecture, in the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. There was no information whether Samsung will be able to keep the May 13 launch date.

German website Netbook News also reported that the Galaxy Note 10.1 will also be getting a quad-core processor.

Samsung declined to comment on the Netbook News report.

  • silverblue
    Strange. I thought the current Galaxy Tab line was the second generation Tab?
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  • joytech22
    This would be worth a delay in my opinion.
    Would be nice to have more competing products in the quad-core zone, even if absolutely nothing currently takes advantage of it in mobile devices at this time.

    Futureproofing done well.
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  • Hypertraxx
    Nice, agree with silverbleu :).

    Ps whats going on with tomshardware lately..
    So many background crap..
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  • kryojenix
    Never mind the quad-core chip!! We need a high-resolution display!!! ... and also a built-in full-size SDXC card reader!
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  • ojas
    HypertraxxNice, agree with silverbleu .Ps whats going on with tomshardware lately..So many background crap..Been that way for a long time, really...sad...
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  • molo9000
    Bad move. More CPU performance is nice, but it doesn't sell tablets.

    Display quality&size, software, battery life, weight and price are much more important than the CPU inside.
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  • freggo
    kryojenixNever mind the quad-core chip!! We need a high-resolution display!!! ... and also a built-in full-size SDXC card reader!
    Well, you need a bit more oumpf to drive a higher resolution.
    So maybe the quad upgrade is the precursor of Samsung's version of a "retina" display.
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  • husker
    silverblueStrange. I thought the current Galaxy Tab line was the second generation Tab?The current 10.1 Tab is the second generation, but the first gen was just a 7 inch tablet. So the next generation will be the second 10.1 inch Tab. I know, that is inconsistent, but I believe that is the thinking.
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    The images have different urls but both redirect to the same image, a 1x1 gif
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  • jehnavi
    range has been gaining popularity; following its popular range of Corby devices, the manufacture has now grabbed eyeballs with its latest Android-based smartphone is the I5801. Also known as Samsung Galaxy 3 is a lower end Android-based smartphone and would give a tough competition for budget smartphones such as Spice Mi-300.
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