Samsung could be planning to follow-up its 7 inch Galaxy Tab 3 with a few larger models. We’ve already seen evidence suggesting an 8 inch version is in the works. Now it looks like there may also be a 10.1 inch model on the way — and it could be the first Galaxy tablet powered by an Intel Atom processor.
According to CNET’s sources, the upcoming tablet will have a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software, and a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Clover Trail+ processor.
CNET reports that Samsung will officially introduce the tablet at the Computex trade show in early June.
Meanwhile, GigaOm spotted a bit of evidence at the GLBenchmark website that backs up CNET’s sources. Someone’s apparently been running benchmarks on a tablet called the Samsung GT-P5200, and it features a 1.6 GHz x86 Clover Trail processor and 1280 x 800 display.
Clover Trail+ is also known as the Intel Atom Z2580. It’s a dual-core, 32nm processor which supports hyperthreading and up to 2GB of RAM. The chip is designed for smartphones (and tablets apparently), and it should offer significantly better performance than the Intel Medfield chips it replaces.
But despite the “plus” in the name, this particular chip has lower CPU and graphics clock speeds than the Atom Z2760 Clover Trail chip found in Windows 8 tablet.
Either way, according to the available GLBenchmark results, it’s a reasonably fast chip by Android tablet standards.