Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 to swap ARM chips for Intel

Samsung has reportedly switched to Intel for its next flagship Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. Reuters claims the Korean firm is moving to Intel's Clover Trail+ mobile chip from a Qualcomm processor for the latest device.

The company has previously used Intel chips in Windows 8 ATIV tablets/smart PCs, but this is seen as a major coup for the US chip manufacturer as Intel processors are not commonly matched with Android devices.

Samsung is hosting a launch event in London on 20 June to showcase new ATIV and Galaxy devices. Reuters' source says that this will include one or more new ATIV tablets, but it is unclear whether the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will also make an appearance.

The event is also predicted to be host to the announcement of two new phones in the Samsung Galaxy S4 family, the camera-focused Zoom and the Active, a variant with extra waterproofing and is more rugged. These will be added to the already announced Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.

Pocket-lint will be at the press event to bring you all the news as it happens.



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