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Samsung's next Galaxy Tab said using dual-core Orion chip

updated 09:35 am EST, Fri November 19, 2010

Samsung Galaxy TAb sequel may get ARM Cortex-A9

Samsung is readying a second generation of the Galaxy Tab that would use its custom Orion processor, an uncredited claim asserted on Friday. The combination would give it a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip built on a 32 nanometer process combined with a four-core version of ARM's recent Mali 400 graphics. No launch information was given by the Digitimes source.

The design should be a major leap in performance over the existing Galaxy Tab if true. Samsung's current slate uses a single-core Hummingbird (ARM Cortex-A8) chip and Imagination's PowerVR SGX540, which give it enough power to handle 720p video but aren't enough for 1080p or more advanced graphics.

Other upgrades aren't known, but Samsung's long term plans are likely to see it jump to AMOLED. It may not wait to introduce the Orion model and could start introducing models using Honeycomb, Android 3.0, earlier in 2011.




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