Rumor: Samsung Nexus 11 Will Have Octa-Core SoC

SamMobile claims it has received Samsung's tablet plans for 2013, reporting that the company, which just began rolling out mini-stores within Best Buy across the nation, is looking to bring more tablets into every segment of the market. Based on the list, the company plans to roll out four solutions during the remainder of the year, and includes a dual-sim solution and the world's first tablet with an octa-core SoC

According to the report, it will be the Nexus 11 that will feature the rumored octa-core big.LITTLE SoC. This will be the company's own Exynos 5410 using 28-nm HKMG process technology and the ARMv7 instruction set. The chip itself will contain four ARM Cortex-A15 cores clocked between 1.6 GHz and 1.8 GHz, four ARM Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz, and three PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU cores clocked at 533 MHz.

As for other features, the Nexus 11, which is listed as still needing approval from Google, will have an 11-inch Super PLS TFT screen, an 8MP camera on the back, a 2MP on the front, and a possible microSD card supporting up to 64 GB of storage. So far the amount of RAM and internal storage is unknown.

Samsung plans to release another 11-inch tablet based on the Galaxy Tab brand. This device will support the same screen, cameras and microSD card slot, but the SoC in question will supposedly be the Exynos 5250 which consists of two Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz, and four ARM Mali-T604 GPU cores clocked at 533 MHz.

Moving down the form factor list is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 featuring an 8-inch AMOLED 1080p screen, a 5MP camera on the back, a 2MP camera on the front and a microSD card slot supporting up to 64 GB of storage. This tablet will be powered by the Exynos 4412 which sports four Coretex-A9 cores clocked between 1.4 GHz and 1.6 GHz, and four ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU cores clocked at 400 MHz. The report note that Samsung will need to address the AMOLED burning problem first before launching the tablet on the market.

Finally there's the Galaxy Tab DUOS 7.0. It features a 7-inch PLS LCD screen with a 1024 x 600 resolution, a 3MP camera on the back, a 2MP camera on the front, a microSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB of extra storage, and support for dual SIM cards. The tablet will also feature a dual-core SoC although the specifics are unknown at this point.

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