Samsung Galaxy Tab powered by Intel? Yep, the Tab 3 10.1 is coming indeed


Reuters confirmed today that Samsung has indeed prepared an Android tablet with Intel processor inside with the upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 slate. Now which exactly member of the frugal Atom family of Intel will be inside?

First we had the leak for a CloverTrail-laden GT-5200 device, which is a processor that Win 8 tablet gear with long battery life is having, but its power is not nearly enough to run Windows without hiccups. 

Then we had the screenshot you see above -  Bay Trail is the Atom child in the new Silvermont line of Intel, done with the frugal 22nm process, and should be three times more powerful than the current Atom that powers tablets like the Acer Iconia W510, while having up to five times less power consumption.

If a June 20th announcement is in store, though, we might get the Android slate powered by a previous Atom generation, just as Reuters suggests, calling it CloverTrail+, which should be more than enough for Google's mobile OS. 

A number of ATIV tablets/convertibles with Intel inside is also in store to be announced in three weeks, mentioned the sources, and these might be the mysterious "Samsung TabletPC BayTrail" devices listed above. In any case, it would be a huge win for Intel to score the processor in an Android tablet from a manufacturer the ranks of Samsung.

source: Reuters

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