May 23rd, 2012

Rumors of a hardware upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 have been confirmed. The tablet, which debuted as the followup to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and original Galaxy Note, will launch with a quad-core CPU. The Note 10.1 was originally shown off at Mobile World Congress in February, where it featured a dual-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. The upgraded processor spec isn’t the only difference being shown at a recent Samsung event, however.

Samsung has also squeezed in a slot for the tablet’s accompanying S Pen stylus, as we can see pictured above. Considering its Galaxy Note roots, the S Pen was always part of the picture, but Samsung perplexingly neglected to include a built-in compartment for storage of the writing implement initially. The pen itself has gotten a bit thinner. No word on pricing and availability. Initial plans were put on hold in order to revamp specs a bit, so Samsung should be announcing more details on when we can get our hands on the bigger Note sometime soon.

[via PocketNow]

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