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Intel inside for the Galaxy Tab 3?

Authored by: Sterling Keys — May 21, 2013

While the Galaxy Tab 3 hasn’t been on the forefront of many of our minds here at AndroidPIT, it’s always refreshing to see some surprising news that has to do with the lackluster tablet. While the release of the expected tablet has been delayed for a bit over the last little while, it seems that Samsung may have pulled something from their sleeve. 

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Hey there Tab! What's new with you? / © Samsung

In the latest benchmark tests that have been provided by FFXBench and AnTutu, it seems that the tablet in question is now boasting a more powerful processor. Could it possibly be an Intel mobile processor? GFXBench’s test seems to hint at the use of Intel’s Clovertrail CPU inside the guts of the device, replacing the long used in-house Samsung Exynos. 


Phandroid notes that while we don’t get muchmore than the 1.6 GHZ clockspeed of the device, both sites have listed it as the Samsung GT-P5200. Seeing as the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 was listed as model number GT-P5100, it’s pretty good evidence suggesting a relation to the Galaxy Tab 3. Also, revealed by the test, it seems that the new processor beats out, albeit just barely, the Google Nexus 10.

While this doesn’t blow us out of the water in terms of improvements to the Galaxy Tab 3, it’s a possible move in the good direction. It’s also good news for Intel, who have struggled to break into the US mobile device market over that last little while.

Does the news of a possible Intel processor inside the Galaxy 3 Tab change your initial perception on the device?

Source: Phandroid

From all the way over on Vancouver Island, Sterling Keys started off his smartphone adventure with an HTC S710 equipped with Windows Mobile and knew there had to be something better. Over the next few years, and countless different operating systems, he has finally found his home on Android.

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