Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 production ceases to make way for quad-core CPU?

An insider from Samsung Korea has allegedly revealed that Samsung will temporarily halt all production of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (check out our hands-on with this tablet at MWC 2012 in Barcelona, Spain), also known as the GT-P 5100, in order for some changes to be made to the assembly line so that a quad-core CPU can be installed inside instead – at least, that’s according to NetbookNews. Internally, the revamped tablet will carry the code name “Espresso”, something that we talked about earlier this month as well. The big question is this – is information from the Samsung Korea insider reliable, or is this just a rumor? Assuming it is not going to be another branch of the Galaxy Tab market, it then ought to offer superior performance compared to what is already out there.

There are no additional details concerning the processor, so it remains to be seen whether the Exynos 4412 chip will be running underneath the hood. Apart from that, will this internal change result in a delay to the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1’s launch in the US? So many questions, and yet there are far too few answers at this point in time. Surely being patient enough will yield the desired results. Those who feel that they want something more compact will have to make do with a dual-core processor, since the Galaxy Tab 2 7 will not come with an upgraded CPU.

Update: Samsung has reached out to say that this rumor concerning the Galaxy Tab 2 was false, we quote: “The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will come to market worldwide as planned with a dual-core processor. Rumors about production delays or changes to the product are false.” (Ethan Rasiel, Director of Public Relations, Consumer Business Division, Samsung Electronics America)

Read more about galaxy tab, galaxy tab 2 10.1 and Samsung.

Take action: Like | G+ | Tweet | Pin | User Comments



You May Also Like

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 And Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Now Receiving Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Player 4.2 arrives at the US

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 pre-order goes live

T-Mobile Updates Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 4

Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 Could Be Official Name

Samsung Galaxy Tab A And Galaxy Tab A Plus Specifications Leaked

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Gets 64-bit Chip

Most Shared

The LG V20 Will Be First Smartphone With Quad DACs

Man Awarded $115,000 After Slanderous Facebook Post

Samsung May Stop Creating Flat Galaxy S Handsets In The Future

Man Jumps From 25,000 Feet Without A Parachute, You Won't Believe What Happened Next

3D Models Of All TSA Master Keys Now Available Online

Sega Launches Retro Mega Drive Console

Galaxy S7 Outsells iPhone 6S in The USA

The Sega Saturn Has Finally Been Cracked After 20 Years

Lady Advertises Herself As A Pokemon GO Trainer For $20 An Hour

Samsung Galaxy Wide Officially Announced

LG To Restructure Mobile Division Following Poor LG G5 Sales

HTC ‘Marlin’ Nexus Specs Leaked

Some OnePlus 3 Users Complaining Of Yellowish Smudge On Their Screens

It Looks Like China Ripped Off Super Smash Bros. As Well

id Software Explains Why Quake Champions Is A PC-Only Game

Man Sues Apple For $10bn Alleging iOS Devices Infringed On His Ideas