Next Samsung Galaxy Tab to use dual-core Orion chip

The Orion processor will power Samsung Galaxy Tab
The Orion processor will power Samsung Galaxy Tab

The next generation Samsung Galaxy Tab will rock the dual-core Orion processor, according to a new report.

This isn’t much of a surprise, as we expect Samsung to put this thing in next-generation phones like the Nexus S, so it would make a lot of sense for the company’s next tablet to sport this chip. This is a good sign because the Orion chip has some serious horsepower.

As we previously said, the Orion chip is a dual-core 45-nanometer processor which runs at 1 GHz. It’s capable of 1080p decoding and encoding and it is capable of five times the GPU performance of previous processors.

The next-generation Galaxy Tab won’t be the only one with a dual-core processor, as Research In Motion’s Playbook will also have multiple cores. We also expect the LG tablet and the Motorola MotoPad to rock dual-core processors.

We also expect the next Samsung Galaxy Tab to have a 7-inch Super AMOLED screen. These are the beautiful screens that can be found on the Galaxy S phones and it should make for a gorgeous device.

Will a Galaxy Tab with a 7-inch Super AMOLED screen and a dual-core Orion processor be able to compete against the glut of other tablets that will be on the market? Remember, by the time this comes out, we should be seeing the iPad 2, the PalmPad, the Playbook, the MotoPad and whatever else the competition has decided to put out on the market.

The Apple iPad sequel will likely be the largest competitor and we’re expecting Apple to add multiple cameras and it may also have support for CDMA and GSM networks. There’s also a chance that Apple could produce a Retina display for the next iPad, although that may still prove to be too expensive.

So, with this news out now, does this make you want to wait or willl you pick up a Galaxy Tab today?

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