Samsung's Galaxy Note, by the name alone, could be mistaken for a sort of electronic notepad or e-reader if it didn't have the “10.1” in its name and, of course, that quad-core Exynos CPU.
But that's just the thing: the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was expected to have a dual-core processor at first, just like the Galaxy S III. The company ended up changing its mind once the Exynos 4412 chipset was finally ready.
Now, the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet is said to use a quad-core ARM chip in conjunction with a Mali graphics processing unit, probably Mali-400MP.
According to Rightware's Powerboard
database of benchmarked mobile devices, the Note 10.1 scored 60 points (Snapdragon S4 managed 37).
That means that Exynos 4412 finally works properly instead of having the same performance level as current-generation chips.
For those who don't know, Samsung isn't at its first tape-out of the ARM CPU.
Initially, the chip was endowed with prowess similar to that of the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4.
Now that a new Mali graphics has been added, and with breakthroughs in regards to quad-core operation within thermal limitations, the silicon's capabilities have skyrocketed.
That said, we may as well list the other assets of the slate. The other product name of Galaxy Note 10.1 is GT-N8000 and, spec-wise, the quad-core chip is backed by an unspecified RAM amount and probably 16/32 GB of storage too. The LCD has a native resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels and touch support (obviously).
Buyers will also find a couple of webcams (3 mp on the back, 2 mp on the front), Geo-tagging, GPS, stereo speakers, a microSD card slot and Wi-Fi, among other things.
We don't have a price to give, but everything else is listed here
. Sure, the CPU is still said to be a dual-core on that table, but the rest should be accurate, down to the Android 4.0 OS.