Remember those rumors about quad-core upgrades of the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1? Well, Samsung denied the upgrade on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and we already reviewed the retail unit. But so far we’ve heard no official statements about the yet-to-be-released Galaxy Note 10.1? Is Samsung taking a last-minute U-turn by pushing quad-core chipsets in them Notes?
Well, this might be just the case, according to a recently submitted NenaMark result.
As you can see, the Mali-400 MP GPU on this particular Galaxy Note 10.1 is scoring much higher than the one in our test unit. For example, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 (Exynos SoC, 1.4GHz dual-core CPU, Mali-400 GPU) does about 44 fps, the original Galaxy Note smartphone – about 48, but this Note 10.1 scores 58.8. This is a huge difference and suggests a better Mali-400.
It seems Samsung is doing a last minute chipset swap for the Galaxy Note 10.1 and it will push it with the quad-core Exynos 4 Quad SoC (the same one ticking inside the Galaxy S III). Fingers crossed!