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Samsung officially teams up with Intel for its latest Galaxy tablet

Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 3 is probably a bigger deal for Intel than it is for Samsung itself.

Announced today, the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 will be the first Galaxy tablet with an Intel chip, as VentureBeat confirmed last month. The move, as you might imagine, is a big deal for Intel, which has so far struggled to make the transition to tablets and smartphones. Perhaps this is a sign that things are finally turning around for the company on that front.

Samsung, which has previously used a variety of processors in its tablets, will use its own dual-core Exynos processor in the 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3.

As far as specifications go, the 8-inch and 10-inch Galaxy Tabs feature 1,280 by 800 pixel displays, Android 4.2, and a variety of other features that aren’t the most significant step up from last year’s Galaxy Tab 2. Samsung, it seems, isn’t intent on selling the Galaxy Tab 3 with the most up-to-date specs.

Samsung says that both versions of the Galaxy Tab 3 will be available this month, though it hasn’t specified price points for either device.

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