Recent reports have given indications that the production of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 was put on hold for the moment. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which has the codename GT-P 5100, was unveiled during the Mobile World Congress and the current halt in its production was mainly to add a quad-core processor into the device. This was reportedly revealed by a source inside Samsung although not all the details were revealed by the source.
However if the report is proven to be true, it may be possible that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will use the latest quad-core chip from Samsung, the Exynos 4412. The Samsung Exynos 4412 will reportedly be faster by around 25 percent and does not use as much battery life as current chips in the market. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 will reportedly also use the same chip as the one that will reportedly be installed into the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
Even as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will reportedly use a quad-core processor, it appears that the 7.7-inch model of the upcoming Samsung tablet will feature a dual-core chip. Initial reports revealed that the upcoming Samsung tablet will feature a dual-core processor and some industry watchers were surprised at modifications made on the device even before it entered the market.
However the modification on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 may hint at the sincerity of Samsung in going up against the new iPad of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) although it may also be important for the upcoming Samsung tablet to be able to offer a display that will be able to compete with the Retina Display on the latest tablet offering of Apple.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will reportedly offer a display that features a 1280 by 800 resolution, which is nothing compared to the 2048 by 1536 offered on the new iPad.
It may be possible for Samsung to make more modifications on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 although it remains uncertain until the device is finally released into the market.