Samsung stops Galaxy Tab 2 production to boost processor

Samsung stops Galaxy Tab 2 production to boost processor

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 was only just unveiled at Mobile World Congress, but the firm has already halted production.

However, the delay will be worth it for businesses looking to buy Samsung's much-anticipated tablet, as it will now come with an improved processor.

According to Netbook News, a Samsung insider revealed that production of the device has been halted so it can be upgraded with a quad-core processor.

The chip now being fitted to the tablet is thought to be capable of running at 1.5 GHz, 25 per cent faster than current models, and similar to the one expected to feature in the Samsung Galaxy SIII.

It comes with HSPA+, 3G connectivity, which allows it to achieve data download speeds of up to 21 Mbps and is powered by the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

Samsung's 10-inch Tab 2 packs a 1,280 x 800 pixel display, which will no doubt struggle to compete with Apple's iPad screen.