Samsung unveils first Android tablet using Intel chip

SEOUL Mon Jun 3, 2013 4:23am EDT

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab (front) and Apple's iPad are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul May 13, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab (front) and Apple's iPad are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul May 13, 2013.

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co said on Monday it will use Intel Corp processors to power a new version of one of its top-tier Android tablets, a major victory for the U.S. chipmaker, which is struggling to find its footing in the mobile market.

Samsung has previously used chips designed with energy-efficient technology from the UK's ARM Holdings for its best-selling mobile devices.

The South Korean firm unveiled two new tablets on Monday including an 8-inch tablet, and the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch, which uses Intel chips.

(This story corrects final paragraph to say Samsung introduces two tablets, not three)

(Reporting by Miyoung Kim; Editing by Matt Driskill)

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