Netbook News has receieved a tip from an anonymous Samsung employee in Korea that production of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (GT-P5100) has stopped to upgrade the 1 GHz dual-core CPU to a quad-core CPU. It is unknown what brand of processor Samsung is switching to. The two most likely candidates are their own quad-core Exynos CPU that they have been working on or NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 CPU. Both would be a great addition to the tablet, but I think the Exynos CPU is better.
Nothing about this situation makes much sense. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is scheduled to launch May 13th for $400. I find it hard to believe that Samsung will be able to upgrade and ship the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 by then. The price point is pretty sweet for a quad-core tablet though.
So will the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 be the start of the third generation of Galaxy Tabs? It seems like it might be. May 3rd would be a great day to announce it too. I just hope that the flagship tablet from Samsung this year has an improved screen resolution. The name even makes more sense if the specs are upgraded. It will be the replacement for Galaxy Tab 10.1 and be called the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Right now the specs are too similar for that name to fit, but that will not be the case if the rumors prove true.
Source: Netbook News via The Verge