Apr 18 AT 10:07 AM Anthony Domanico 19 Comments

Rumor: Samsung stops production of 10 inch Tab 2 to add quad-core chip?


According to Netbook News, Samsung has stopped production of the upcoming Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) tablet to beef up the innards of the device. Previously set for an early-May release with a dual-core processor, Samsung apparently wanted the Tab 2 to better compete with upcoming quad-core tablets. The rumor cites their source a Korean Samsung insider.

If the rumor proves true, the Tab 2 10.1 could be the first tablet to feature Samsung’s quad-core Exynos chipset, hopefully the 32nm Exynos 4412 chip which also features a quad-core GPU. Unfortunately, the inclusion of a quad-core chip would likely impact the pricing of the 10″ slate, which was initially reported to be around $400 for a 16GB storage model. The move could also push back the early-May release date for the Tab 2, unless Samsung is somehow able to ramp up production quickly.

We certainly like the idea of a quad-core Galaxy Tab making its way to the US in the next few months, and will be watching the developments closely. Of course, today’s report is just a rumor, and production of the less-beefy Tab 2 could still be in full force.

What do you think? Do you want to see a quad-core 10″ Galaxy Tab? Would that entice you to buy a Galaxy Tab over the upcoming Google/ASUS tablet or Transformer Prime?

Via: Engadget

Source: NetbookNews

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