Benchmark shows Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 could come with Intel inside

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It’s been awhile since we heard some news regarding the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. The last time we saw the device it looked nearly ready for a launch, nicely tucked away in its official packaging. More recently, it popped up at the Bluetooth SIG, and now we’re seeing the device pop up in a series of benchmarks from both GFXBench and AnTuTu, suggesting Samsung could have delayed the device to equip the device with, oddly enough, Intel latest mobile processor.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 vs Nexus 10

While the Antutu bench didn’t really gives us much to go on other than the clockspeed (1.6GHz) and its performance — one of the highest scoring tablets to date — both benchmarking sites have the device listed as the GT-P5200, all but confirming a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 sequel (previous Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 had the model number GT-P5100). It wasn’t until this latest GFXBench that we learned this mysterious tab could now come with Intel’s new Clovertrail CPU inside, instead of Samsung’s own in-house Exynos.

This could be seen as a huge win for Intel who’s been struggling to break into the US market largely dominated by ARM-based chips from manufacturers like Qualcomm, Nvidia, Broadcom, etc.. With Intel hiring former Palm and Apple executive Mike Bell to head their new devices unit, it looks like we may be seeing a little more of Intel this year.

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  • http://profiles.google.com/joshdobbs Josh Dobbs

    I bet this (or a version of this) will be running Tizen.

    • http://twitter.com/SpamStream lolwut

      That actually could be; the market is going to be interesting over the coming 18 months

  • surethom

    Arm should start punching other companies with all its profits before Intel start to gain market share.

    • ari_free

      They can’t win that war since Intel has bazillions of dollars. They’ll just have to make a better tech case for arm.

  • scoter man1

    I knew it would only be a matter of time until Intel started making leaps into higher end tablets and phones. I’d bet they start making some seriously fast stuff soon.

  • http://twitter.com/SpamStream lolwut

    Almost anything with native libraries will barf on an Intel device.