Samsung has traditionally used ARM based CPUs for all their devices, from their own in-house Exynos processors to Qualcomm CPUs. But, according to an entry on graphics benchmark site GFXBench, the next iteration of the 10″ Galaxy Tab could be running an Intel Clovertrail based CPU.
The output on GFXBench shows a device listed with a model # of GT-P5200 – which would show an increment on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 which was released with the model # GT-P5100. The Board listed is Clovertrail and android.os.Build.ABI listing x86 and lists a Min CPU freq of 800MHz and Max CPU Freq of 1600MHz which would be on par with the upcoming Clovertrail CPUs, with all this, it certainly points towards the theory that Samsung has decided to go down the Intel route.
Other specs listed show the device will ship with Android 4.2.2, which as the Galaxy S4 just shipped with this build it’s not surprising and a 1280×800 resolution screen. Very little else can be gleaned from the entry, so it’s purely a matter of waiting for an official announcement from Samsung.
What are your thoughts on an Intel based Samsung Galaxy Tab 3?