There's good news and bad news for Android enthusiasts waiting for the chance to acquire themselves one of the latest tablets announced by Samsung this year, the Galaxy Note 10.1.
Let's start with the bad news. It appears that the Galaxy Note 10.1 has been postponed for June, sources in the industry cited by Korean site IPD MK claim.
However, the good news is the reason of this unannounced delay is the fact that Samsung decided to replace the 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU that was said to power the slate, with an enhanced 1.5 GHz quad-core Exynos processor.
It appears that Samsung plans to make the Galaxy Note 10.1 the new iPad's main competitor, and the initial dual core processor simply wouldn't have cut it.
Although this seems to be only a marketing move, we can safely assume that the slight change in hardware configuration will also bring a slightly modified suggested retail price for the tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 leaked a few weeks before it went live in February at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona. The slate was launched along with two other tablets, the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) and (10.1).
As the name suggests, the device is the much larger successor the popular Galaxy Note phablet, which means it comes with Samsung's S Pen technology and the stylus that allows users to take advantage of this technology.
More importantly, Samsung confirmed the tablet will be shipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board, whilst the Galaxy Note smartphone has yet to receive its “Premium Suite” update, which also includes the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.
The tablet sports a large 10.1-inch with PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen display that supports 800 x 1280 pixels resolution. It will come in three version, depending on their needs users will be able to choose the 16GB, 32GB or 64GB model.