Galaxy Note 10.1 is probably the most anticipated tablet in 2012 for stylus lovers, and Samsung knows that, delaying the tablet just to make sure they can fit a proper quad-core processor in it that will be able to handle the screen digitizer and, hopefully hand writing recognition, without breaking a sweat (Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet has this feature).
A new leak now suggest a very powerful graphic core, the Mali T-604, more capable than any Android device to date. This can only mean a high-resolution screen, not the 1280 x 800 px display we’ve seen at MWC back in February. If this info is true it means Samsung finally has a tablet that can compete in 2012 with the top Android slates (see a comparison here). And it might even compete with the new iPad in terms of gaming power, an activity that consumers seem to enjoy more and more on their slate tablets (including yours truly).
The only question that remains right now is how much the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will end up costing? It’s clear to me that the Galaxy Note 10.1 could be an extremely important tablet for professional users, but if the price is too high I don’t see it making too many friends. A $500-550 selling price for the 32 GB version would make sense to me, but anything higher is dangerous for Samsung.