It is expected that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) Galaxy Tab 3 will have a chip from Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Atom, the new more powerful processor by Intel will power Galaxy Tab 3.
According to a report from Venture Beat on Saturday, the upcoming Samsung tablet, which is sitting on the Android operating system, will be powered by “Clover Trail” Intel Atom chip.
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The clover trail series of Atom Chips from Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was introduced in the previous year. During the showcase, Intel claimed that the new line of chips is being made for Windows 8 devices, which will incorporate the features of the tablet, as well as laptop.
Galaxy Tab 3 details
In the previous week GFXBEnch and SamMobile, which are benchmarking sites published the results for the performance of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) tablet powered with Clover Trail chip, which will run on Android 4.2.2 and codenamed as Santos 103 with the product number GT-P5200. The code name given to Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 was GT-P5100 before it was launched.
If the sites conducting tests are to be believed then the new tablet will have a 1280-by-800-pixel display. The processor of the phone is 800MHz to 1.6GHz clock range.
Until now, for tablets, Intel has not been a very obvious choice for the processors. Towards the starting of 2013 a Tab 3 powered with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s Exynos 5 dual-core processor, was described with clock speeds up to 1.7 GHz. by International Business Times.
Samsung not the first
However, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) will not be the first company to include an Intel processor. Prior to this Asustek Computer, Inc. (OTCMKTS:AKCPF) (TPE:2357) has rolled over a seven inch display tablet in February, which is powered by single-core Atom Z2420 processor. The tablet from Asus is priced at $249 and display is 1280 by 800 along with multiple cameras.
Intel Corporation (INTC)’s working hard
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) will launch its next generation of Atom chips, which are called Silvermont in the second half of this year. Intel claims that its next in line chips will be power efficient, which will be five times more than the current Atom Processor.
According to Cody Acree, who is director of research at Williams financial said that right now with the AMR Corporation (NYSE:AAR) (PINK:AAMRQ) processor Intel is in two front war.
“You’ve got what’s going on in tablets and smartphones, where AMR Corporation (NYSE:AAR) (PINK:AAMRQ) is the dominant supplier, and then you have servers, where Intel is the dominant supplier.”
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) will be one of the most powerful brands among the tablet and phone makers that will test Intel and probably give it a chance to showcase its power and efficiency.