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Samsung reportedly halts Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) production to add quad-core CPU [updated]

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:23PM EST

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When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it wasn’t the high-definition tablet we’re still waiting for the manufacturer to announce. In fact, it was nearly identical to the original Galaxy Tab 10.1, but that may change ahead of the tablet’s launch. NetBookNews on Wednesday cited a Korean Samsung insider who claims the company has halted production of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 so that it can be upgraded with a quad-core processor. Pre-sales were originally scheduled for May 4th and the device was supposed to launch on May 13th for $399.99, but it is unclear if these dates will be pushed back. Earlier reports suggested the Galaxy Note 10.1 has also been delayed to allow Samsung to make revisions to the device.

UPDATE: Samsung has denied NetBookNews’s report, stating that the new 10-inch tablet will come to market with unchanged specs. “The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will come to market worldwide as planned with a dual-core processor,” Samsung spokesman Ethan Rasiel said to BGR in an emailed statement. “Rumors about production delays or changes to the product are false.”


Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.