Intel Bay Trail-Powered Samsung Tablet Shipped for Testing, Could be Windows 8 and Android Hybrid

Intel is all set to release its most powerful mobile chip to date “Bay Trail” quad-core SoC this fall, and the company has already made big promises with its next generation chips like $200 Windows 8 tablets.

Intel Bay Trail Logo

According to Zauba’s shipping documents, the first Samsung tablet to use this beastly chipset is shipped for testing with the reference number FTXI02W0000026 which is common for all Bay Trail devices.


The rumored tablet from Samsung will most likely run Windows 8 but since Bay Trail also supports Android so it is expected that the tablet will dual boot both Windows 8 and Android OS.

Samsung has already announced dual-boot tablet like Ativ Q but to see a tablet powered by Intel’s latest Bay Trail quad-core SoC will be interesting.

Bay Trail chips will be built on a 22nm process and will be clocked at 2.1 GHz if desired. The most interesting part is that these mobile chips will use Intel’s GPU architecture from Ivy Bridge. Analysts have high hopes from these next generation mobile chips and a noticeable speed bump is expected over current generation Atom chipsets.

Moreover a leaked benchmark of Bay Trails chip has shown better results when compared to Snapdragon 800 chipset. Not to forget Snapdragon 800 is currently the most powerful chipset being used in Android devices. We will have to wait until Samsung announces the dual-boot tablet running Bay Trail and see if it can do wonders and give a tough time to dual-boot tablets from other manufacturers.

Source: SamMobile | News Archive