The new Samsung Galaxy 3 tablets planned for release this month will be powered with Intel Atom processors.
The Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch models are the first Android tablets released by Samsung to feature Intel chips.
Samsung said: “In order to meet the demand from our vendor/carrier partners and provide a consistent high-quality experience for customers, Samsung has sourced components, including chipsets, from trusted partners.”
The new Galaxy 3 tablets will be available in 4G LTE, 3G and WiFi only versions. The 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 will be equipped with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1280×800 (189ppi) display, 1.5 GB of RAM, a 5Mp rear camera and 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage. Expect the usual microSD card slot for expansion up to 64 GB.
Equipped with a slightly faster 1.6GHz dual-core processor, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch comes with the same 1280×800 resolution (149ppi) and storage options as the 8-inch, but will only feature 1 GB of RAM and a 3Mp rear facing camera.
Pricing details are forthcoming.