Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 processor swap to quad-core seemingly confirmed by benchmark
About a month ago we heard something interesting – that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet was delayed in order to replace its dual-core processor with a quad-core unit (like the one found in the recently announced Galaxy S III smartphone).
The Galaxy Note 10.1 was first shown during MWC in February, but a couple of weeks or so ago Samsung told us that the final product may end up being quite different from what was showcased back then. Which, of course, may have been a kind of confirmation that the hardware specs are subject to change.
And change they will, it seems. The quad-core Galaxy Note 10.1 theory has received even more credence today thanks to a leaked benchmark result.
As you can see in the image above, someone tested a Galaxy Note 10.1 using NenaMark, and the 58.8 fps achieved is great. However, it’s also a lot better than the 44 fps that the Galaxy Tab 7.7 with its dual-core 1.4 GHz Samsung Exynos processor was able to churn out, and it also bests the original Galaxy Note phone / tablet hybrid, which scored 48 fps.
Such a big difference, GSM Arena speculates, could only appear because of a switch to a quad-core chipset.
Of course, there may be something else entirely at play here, so have your pinch of salt close by. Still, consider that while Samsung was quick to deny that the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 would be getting the quad-core treatment back when that rumor started making the rounds, the company has issued no such denials regarding the Galaxy Note 10.1. So there is some hope that this won’t turn out to be just another rumor.