Rumor: Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 coming with Intel Atom Z2560 chip inside

May 18, 2013
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Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

A new GLBenchmark test result reveals that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 model would come with an Intel Atom Z2560 chip inside, which may be a surprising choice for the Android device maker.

Model number GT-P5200 has been spotted in GLBenchmark results both in Wi-Fi-only and 3G versions – we’ll remind you that the GT-P5200 is said to be the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, although this particular tablet version is yet to be unveiled by Samsung.

According to the benchmarks, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is said to pack a 10.1-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor with Hyper-Threading, a 400MHz PowerVR SGX 544 MP2 graphics processing unit and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean under the hood.

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When it comes to processor choice, the already unveiled Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core Marvell PXA986 CPU, while the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is an unannounced product, but it’s rumored to pack a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

The Intel Atom Z2560 said to power the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is part of the same Clover Trail+ family of mobile chips, with its bigger brother, the Intel Atom Z2580 (clocked at 2GHz) being used by other mobile devices including the Lenovo K900.

The Lenovo K900 has managed to match in AnTuTu benchmarks the Galaxy S4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 version) and we’re mentioning this because just recently, the GT-P5200 has reportedly scored 24616 in AnTuTu.

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Comparatively, the Samsung-made Nexus 10 sporting a 1.7GHz dual-core processor scores around 13000 in AnTuTu. The pricier Galaxy Note 8.0 packing a 1.6GHz quad-core processor scores around 18000 in the same benchmark test (see our review here). Moreover, as you can see in the screenshot above, the GT-P5200 apparently outscores the GT-P5100 (Galaxy Tab 2 10.1) and GT-N8000 (Galaxy Note 10.1) in 3D graphics performance, with the Google Nexus 10 being a better match.

From the looks of it, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 may be Samsung’s first Intel-based tablet, but the device seems ready to offer a respectable performance, at least on paper.

That said, we’re still going to have to wait for Samsung to make the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 official. If recent rumors revealing potential release dates for the three Galaxy Tab 3 models (already announced or rumored) are to be believed, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 could hit European markets in early June (Wi-Fi version) and in late June (3G version), so an announcement may be very close.

Comments

  • kascollet

    Android/Windows multi-boot !
    ;-)

  • TheFrutzinator

    looks like a giant, ugly version of the S4 (so even worse than the S4)

    • http://Nepallica.com Pretush

      every tablet look like giant version of mobile device with some addition and subtraction in OS.

  • fukcrapple

    I love the fact that it looks like a giant phone. cant wait to try this baby out.

    • http://twitter.com/JaunGuan Jaun Lombard

      That is the tab 3 7.0…

  • blueseeker

    Garbage CPU. A x86 SoC only offer app incompatibilities.

    • Microsoftjunkie

      that’s the most powerful and flexible cpu that’s been in any android tablet. what are you talking about?

  • Agus

    hyper-threading should be nice on a tablet, because it doesn’t use more power than it actually needs. But still 1280×800 is too low for a 10″ screen

    • kascollet

      That’s right, and the portrait orientation looks awkward with a 16/10 ratio, even more on a “big” tablet.