Benchmark results from GFXBench suggest that Samsung’s next 10-inch version of its Galaxy Tab 3 may be powered by an Intel processor instead of the ARM chips it has used in the past. The benchmark data shows the board as ‘clovertrail’, a codename for an Intel Atom Z2560 processor originally aimed at the smartphone market …


Samsung has so far used ARM processors from either the Qualcomm Snapdragon range or its own Exynos chips, and it is believed Samsung’s 7-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 3 will be sporting a 1.2Ghz ARM chip.

A switch to Intel for the 10-inch version would represent a major breakthrough for the chip manufacturer, which has so far struggled to achieve significant adoption in the mobile device market despite its leading position in laptop and desktop CPUs. In the mobile market, Intel has so far only seen its chips used in Windows 8 tablets, which represent a tiny proportion of the market.

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