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Samsung unveils 8-inch and 10.1-inch tablets

Last updated on: June 5, 2013 08:30 IST

Image: Samsung's new 8-inch tablet.
Photographs: Courtesy, Samsung Miyoung Kim in Seoul


Samsung Electronics Co said it will use Intel Corp processors to power a new version of one of its top-tier Android tablets.

The South Korean firm unveiled two new tablets, an 8-inch tablet and the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch, which uses Intel chips.

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Samsung unveils 8-inch and 10.1-inch tablets

Image: Samsung's new 10.1 Galaxy Tab 3.
Photographs: Courtesy, Samsung

Its decision to begin using Intel in a marquee Android device is a coup for the US chipmaker as it races to establish itself in a mobile market it was slow initially to recognise and invest in. Samsung's announcement confirms an earlier Reuters story and media reports.

Samsung has previously used chips designed with energy-efficient technology from the UK's ARM Holdings for its best-selling mobile devices.

The 10.1-inch tablet, which competes with Apple Inc's iPad, will be powered by Intel's 1.6-GHz dual core processor and run the latest version of Google Inc's Android operating system.

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Samsung unveils 8-inch and 10.1-inch tablets

Image: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch.
Photographs: Courtesy, Samsung

Intel called the shots in the personal computer industry for decades, but was slow to make chips that appealed to makers of smartphones and tablets as the market boomed following the release of Apple's iPhone in 2007 and iPad in 2010.

The new 10.1-inch tablet will support 3G and 4G network connections and the screen will have 1,280x800 resolution.

Samsung said the new products will be available globally this month, but did not provide price details.

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Samsung unveils 8-inch and 10.1-inch tablets


Photographs: Courtesy. Samsung

Specification of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch tablet.

Samsung unveils 8-inch and 10.1-inch tablets


Photographs: Courtesy, Samsung

Specification of Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch.

Source: REUTERS
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