Darn. Looks like it was just a mis-post on Vodafone’s UK website that their switch to the new, thinner model of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 would include a processor bump to 1.2 GHZ. Turns out that like the rest of the world, the UK will get their Tab 10.1′s powered by a Tegra 2. Their website had listed a 1.2 GHz processor, leading some to believe it may run on Samsung’s own Exynos chip, but the site has since been corrected.
Like many of you, we were a bit confused by Vodafone’s website claiming they would be selling the thinner, updated version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with a 1.2 GHz processor. Vodafone had previously been selling the original design of the Tab, which was taken back to the drawing board in response to the iPad 2. We reached out to Vodafone in an attempt to see what the deal was.
While history didn’t make us rule out Samsung deciding to swap processors at the last minute, a friendly Vodafone rep confirmed, this was simply a mistake. That’s not to say that the Tegra 2 powering the Vodafone, as well as WiFi versions of the Tab 10.1 is a slouch. If you want to read more about how the tablet handles (spoiler: it’s awesome) then sit tight. We just got our hands on the retail version, so be sure to check it out here.