Venture Beat reported over the weekend that the tablet will have Intel’s Clover Trail Atom chip, which when launched last year was described as being perfect for low powered Windows 8 tablets.
It seems Samsung has seen something in the chip and wants to bung it in an Android based tablet., the rumour goes
Sources have said that the company went with Intel’s creations for its new device, rumoured to come with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, rather than those offered by ARM because of the speed and efficiency. This has traditionally been the opposite as Intel was late to the game in mobile.
The Intel chip is made in a 32-nanometer high-k metal gate manufacturing process and offers better power and graphics than its predecessors.