The Microsoft Surface 3 is the very first tablet to ship out with an Intel Atom “Cherry Trail” processor, but this is only the beginning. There will be plenty of tablets coming out that will be using this new processor. One of them is a possible 8 inch Android tablet. This news comes from an Intel Developer forum based out of China. The information found on the forum says that the new Android tablet is powered by an Intel Atom X5-8300 processor and is apparently being manufactured by BYD but has the Lenovo name on it.
There isn’t much information to go off of here, and it’s not even clear if Lenovo will be selling this specific tablet. The cool thing though is that this prototype design shows us what we should be expecting for the future of Android tablets using the mid-range Cherry Trail processors.
This new prototype tablet has an 8 inch 1920 x 1200 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Android 5.0 Lollipop software. It has front and rear cameras, WiFi, Bluetooth, and optional support for 3G or 4G networks.
Basically the new generation of mid-range Android tablets using the new Intel Atom Cherry Trail processors will be sort of like the tablets we saw coming out in 2013 that had the Intel Atom Bay Trail chips. The main thing is that they will offer noticeably better performance and they will also be better in the graphics department. Something to look forward to this year for sure!