According to a few rumors by Netbook News, Samsung has stopped production of the upcoming Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) tablet to take it to even further heights. Initially the tablet was scheduled to be launched in early May with a dual-core processor but now apparently Samsung apparently wants the Tab 2 to better compete with upcoming quad-core tablets. The rumor cites their source to be from a Korean Samsung insider.

If the rumor proves true, the Tab 2 10.1 could be the first tablet to feature Samsung’s quad-core Exynos chipset (also expected to come with the upcoming Galaxy SIII), hopefully the 32nm Exynos 4412 chip which also features a quad-core GPU. Unfortunately, the inclusion of a quad-core chip would likely impact the pricing of the 10″ slate, which was initially reported to be around $400 for a 16GB storage model. The move could also push back the early-May release date for the Tab 2 further more, unless Samsung is somehow able to ramp up production quickly.

For now its just a rumor so we should not get all excited and wait for an official word from Samsung itself.  So what do you think of the idea behind a 10″ quad-core tablet ? Let us know in the comment section below.

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