Intel Corporation To Power Samsung’s CHOPIN Tab [REPORT]

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Intel’s processor is supposedly powering a mysterious Samsung tablet dubbed the CHOPIN-LTE, which was spotted on Geekbench on the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. The tablet from Samsung will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Samsung’s tablet running on latest Intel chips

Last year, Samsung launched high-end Galaxy tablets running on the Exynos chipset, and its tablets usually run on ARM-based processors. This time it seems the Korean firm is taking a cue from other tablet manufacturers such as Asus and Lenovo to create a powerful Android tablet that will be powered on Intel processor. In the past the Korean electronics giant also used Intel processors for its tablets, as the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 was running on the dual-core Atom chipset.

Geekbench noted that Samsung’s tablet CHOPIN-LTE is running on one of the latest batches of Intel’s processors for tablets, the 64-bit Intel Atom X5-Z8500 chipset. The chip maker’s new 14nm architecture Cherry Trail platform has four cores at 2.24GHz alongside an 8th generation Intel graphics card on board. Intel is focusing on energy efficiency, and Samsung’s new tablet could mean the rollover of a new series of premium “laptop replacement” powered by desktop-grade Intel processors instead of Qualcomm Snapdragon or octa-core Exynos chipsets.

On Geekbench’s test results, CHOPIN-LTE scored 1005 points in single core tests, and 3425 points in the multi-core test, clocking a performance that’s similar to that of Samsung’s high-end smartphones in the Galaxy series and at a higher level compared to its Galaxy Tab series.

There has not any other detail about Samsung’s upcoming tablet, such as screen size and resolution, cameras, storage space, or other features. But we expect more details to be out soon.

Intel to power Edge browser

Microsoft has also decided to use Intel’s expertise for its new Edge web browser, the successor of Internet Explorer. In the past also the companies entered into a collaboration with the Chakra JavaScript engine for Internet Explorer around the Windows 8.1 time frame, dropping its code size and enhancing performance in selective use cases. The companies have ensured that for Edge, the partnership will continue.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 browser Edge, which was also known as Project Spartan, will be the new default browser. Compared to Internet Explorer’s Active X, Edge is better and is more in-line with Windows web browsing that includes a stripped-down user interface and Cortana integration.

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