Of all of Samsung’s upcoming Android tablets, the Galaxy Note 10.1, with the same S Pen stylus technology of the original 5.3-inch Note, is arguably the most intriguing. The manufacturer announced the tablet back at the Mobile World Congress, and had plenty of hardware specs to share. What we heard made the Note 10.1 out to be a bit of a mid-range tablet, with a dual-core 1.4GHz Exynos and a 1280 x 800 resolution that seemed just a smidge low for a 10.1-inch device. It’s looking more and more likely, though, that Samsung is giving the Note 10.1 a pre-release makeover, and possibly turning it into a higher-end device.
We looked at a rumor last week to just that effect, claiming that Samsung was delaying the Note 10.1’s release plans in order to outfit the tablet with one of its new quad-core Exynos components. While Samsung hasn’t commented on that specific theory, it has made recent statements that seem to confirm that the general idea of some kind of Note 10.1 hardware adjustment is happening.
A Samsung spokesperson yesterday reportedly stated that the Note 10.1’s hardware specs may be changing from what the company revealed back in February. While the company didn’t 100% confirm that such changes are coming, even mentioning the possibility to the press sounds like strong support that at least something is going to be different. It may be the processor, like we talked about, or maybe even another component (like that display).
If you could tweak the hardware of the Note 10.1 before it gets here, what changes would you make?