Earlier rumors and leaks had been suggesting that Samsung was looking towards Intel for the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3. While Samsung has yet to come forward with an official announcement, there has been some follow up and this time around we are hearing about Samsung and Intel from both Reuters and the Korea Times. Granted, that doesn’t mean this is all official, but it certainly does lend some credibility to those earlier rumors.
Based on what has been said thus far, Samsung will have the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 loaded with Intel’s Clover Trail+ mobile processor. Everything seems to be pointing towards Intel in terms of a processor and otherwise, Samsung is expected to come forward with an announcement during Computex. That show kicks off on June 4th and otherwise, we do know that Samsung also has an event planned for later in June.
That other announcement will take place in the UK on June 20th. Samsung is expected to announce some Galaxy phones and an ATIV device. Earlier rumors suggest Samsung will be announcing the GALAXY S 4 Active and the GALAXY S 4 Zoom. Otherwise, in addition to the Reuters report, the Korea Times is telling a similar story in that Samsung will be using Intel in the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.
This report cites unnamed sources from within Samsung and Intel and mentions that “Intel has agreed with Samsung Electronics to provide advanced processor chips for the upcoming budget Samsung tablets.” Further details coming here include bits about how Samsung is looking to purchase processors in quantity to better compete on tablet pricing.
The report also touches on how Samsung is hoping to expand their tablet business two-fold in 2013. There are hopes that Samsung will sell 33 million Galaxy Tab tablets over the course of the year. Of course, while this all sounds good enough for Samsung, assuming these plans and rumors play out as expected, this could also be good news for Intel as it will give them more of a break from the PC business.