There’s nothing quite like a changing of the guard to shake things up, and with the next iteration of Samsung’s 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab, that’s exactly what’s happening, as Samsung makes the switch and jumps over to Intel.
Fresh off the back from the launch of the new fourth-generation Intel Core processors at Computex, Intel is talking up how its chips are being used more in tablets, an area it has been trying to get more into over the past year, as well as smartphones.
At CES earlier in the year, we saw a few examples of each, even seeing a Motorola smartphone with an Intel chip inside.
Barely a week ago, we saw the first smartphone with Intel inside arrive in Australia, with the Asus Fonepad hitting Australia as a 7 inch tablet with calling capabilities.
Now, Intel and Samsung are telling us that the next generation of Galaxy Tab 10.1 will feature an Intel Atom inside, with a dual-core system-on-a-chip provided by Intel, alongside a modem chipset that can run on both 3G and 4G LTE.
“Customers are selecting Intel technology because it offers the best balance of high performance, power efficiency and battery life,” said Hermann Eul, Intel’s Vice President and General Manager of the Mobile and Communications division. “It’s ultimately about the consumer experience, and we are confident people will be pleased with what Intel Inside has to offer.”
Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean” will also be included, as will either 16 or 32GB storage, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and a 6800mAh battery, as well as a 10.1 inch screen with 1280×800, a specification listing and formula that doesn’t deviate too dramatically from previous Galaxy Tab 10.1 inch models.
Samsung hasn’t yet announced when the Galaxy Tab 10.1 3 will arrive locally, nor what the price is, but the moment we know, you’ll know too.