Someone out there was obviously pretty convinced that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 was supposed to have a 1.2 GHz processor. Last week we reported that Vodafone was listing the new tablet with a beefed up processor without a name, rather than the 1 GHz Tegra 2 that Samsung’s website, and common knowledge would tell you it had. That turned out to be false, but the rumor has sprung back to life with a sighting of this sign on a Samsung booth in a mall in Poland.
Samsung’s pulled a switcheroo on processors before, upgrading from the Tegra 2 to its own Exynos processor in certain models of its Samsung Galaxy S II. That’s why we reached out to Vodafone when they listed the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with a 1.2 GHz processor. It wasn’t long though before I received a friendly email confirming that it had been a mistake on Vodafone’s part, and the website has since been corrected.
Today, reports are saying visitors to Samsung booths in Poland have been greeted with a sign telling them that the tab has a 1.2 GHz processor. The report is from the Polish site, tabletowo.pl, who was unable to confirm what processors the demo tablets at the booth were running, but have contacted Samsung’s Polish division and are awaiting response. I for one am skeptical of this being more than another mistake. Neither Samsung’s Polish, or UK site list the 10.1″ version of the tab, so there is always the possibility of a different processor in a European version though.