Samsung turns to Intel –- Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 to feature Atom Clovertrail SoC
New reports points to Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 packing a blazing fast Intel Atom Z2560 processor.
According to GLBenchmark, both new variants of the elusive Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 have appeared on its servers. While the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 has still been kept under wraps by Samsung, the benchmark allows us to take a close look at the device's internals.
Unlike traditional Android devices, Samsung has gone for a x86 dual-core 1.6GHz Intel-powered Atom Z2560 with Hyper-Threading instead of the usual ARM offerings from Qualcomm, Nvidia or Samsung. Apart from the unusual processor choice, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 pack a 400MHz PowerVR SGX544 MP2 GPU, a rather modest 10.1-inch 1280×800 (149ppi) WXGA screen and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
What potential buyers should take note is that the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 has a leaked Antutu benchmark with a whopping 24616 points. That makes it the fastest tablet device to date, beating even the Nexus 10 which comes with Samsung's own Exynos 5 processor.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 has not been announced by Samsung, and therefore we currently do not have a release date nor pricing information on the device.