A new rumor has surfaced recently about the Samsung Tab 3 10.1. According to Venture Beat, the yet-to-be-announced tablet from the Korean company will feature an Intel processor.
The report said that the upcoming tab will come equipped with an Intel Atom chip based on the Clover Trail code name. It stated that a “source familiar with the matter” personally confirmed the rumor, which would support the previously leaked information published by GLBenchmarks and SamMobile about a device known as GT-P5200 (product name of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3).
The Uncovered Specs
The source said test results showed that the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will have a 1280 x 800 display. Then, it will run on the Android 4.2.2 operating system, otherwise known as Jelly Bean.
The Intel processor can run between 800MHz up to 1.6GHz in terms of clock speed, which is within the range of capabilities of the dual core Atom Z2520 processor, the report added. Moreover, the Intel chip will be made in a 32-nanometer high-k metal gate manufacturing technique.
In a related article by the U.K. International Business Times, it is also possible that Samsung will offer its Galaxy Tab 3 in multiple versions. This is because benchmarking results have shown three variants of it with product names GT-3200, GT-5200 and GT-8200.
Citing an AnTuTu benchmark, the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus, assigned with the product number GT-P8200, will be utilizing an Exynos 5 chip that has a dual core Cortex-A15 processor. The said device will be capable of running up to 1.7GHz.
Another variant, designated as GT-P3200, will only come with a 7-inch display. Its resolution will only be limited at 1024 x 600 pixels. There is no word though on its processor.
But looking at the variants exposed by IBT, it is likely that only one of them will sport the Intel processor.