updated 07:28 am EDT, Thu May 17, 2012
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 set for quad-core CPU
Suggestions that Samsung may have delayed the launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in order to leapfrog the dual-core (quad GPU) A5X processor in the new iPad with a quad-core processor have gained momentum with leaked benchmarks spotted. The South Korean company had revealed a version of the forthcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 at the Mobile World Congress in February running the same dual-core processor as its 5.3-inch Galaxy Note stable mate. The leaked benchmarks show a Samsung tablet with a 1280x752 resolution running the 1.4GHz Exynos 4412 quad-core processor paired with Mali-604T graphics.
Samsung execs recently admitted that they pushed the 'original' Galaxy Note 10.1 into the public sphere at the Mobile World Congress to 'make a splash' as its flagship Galaxy S III would not be revealed until May 3. Samsung has admitted that its tablet sales have been sluggish, but have been pleasantly surprised at the popularity of its 5.3-inch Galaxy Note. The Note differentiates itself in both its unique form factor (crossing a phone with a tablet) as well as its Wacom-co-developed S-Pen. Its recent lack luster redesign of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 suggests that Samsung may have shifted its focus to the larger 10.1 Galaxy Note form factor to lead its tablet sales push.
The Exynos 4412 quad-core processor recently made its first appearance for Samsung in its just-launched Galaxy S III. Its performance benchmarks show that it is currently the mobile performance leader in the mobile space, outpacing the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor.It is built on Samsung new 32nm fabrication process and doubles the performance of its previous fastest chip, while using 20 percent less power due to dynamic throttling of processing cores according to task load. [via Liliputing]