After the rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 being upgraded to a quad core CPU became null when Samsung started selling the normal version of the device, now another Samsung newcomer is shown as upgrade material. This time the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is speculated to have received the quad core CPU switch.

About a month ago a rumor appeared, saying that the Galaxy Note 10.1 has been delayed in order to replace the dual core processor on board with a quad core CPU, maybe even the one of the recently announced Galaxy S III. You must remember that the Galaxy Note 10.1 was shown first at MWC 2012, but weeks ago Samsung made a mention that the final product may be different from what they’ve shown.

After all, the Galaxy S II shown at MWC 2011 and the final version had different CPU versions, if I remember well. Anyway, this time we have a leaked benchmark result that helps the Galaxy Note 10.1 quad core theory gain more credibility. Someone appears to have tested a Galaxy Note 10.1 using NenaMark 2 and came up with a 58.8 fps performance, which is great. That’s much better than the Galaxy Tab 7.7 44 fps result, with a dual core 1.4 GHz Exynos processor, so experts say that only a quad core Exynos could grant that increase. Is this really the case?