June 3, 2013 / 8:22 AM / 4 years ago

Samsung unveils first Android tablet using Intel chip

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

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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