Samsung Chopin Android 5.1 Tablet Breaks Cover In Geekbench With Intel Atom x5 CPU, Solid Performance

There hasn't been a lot of excitement in the tablet world, though Samsung may change that. Based on some pretty impressive benchmark scores that popped up on Primate Labs' Geekbench 3 page, it appears that Samsung is readying an Android 5.1 slate called "Chopin LTE" that's powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8500 quad-core processor (Cherry Trail) and 4GB of memory.

The Atom processor is clocked at 1.44GHz with a burst frequency of 2.24GHz. It doesn't support Hyper Threading, but with four physical cores and 2MB of cache, the 14nm CPU is no slouch in the tablet world. The Geekbench scores prove it -- Chopin posted a single-core score of 1,005 band a multi-core score of 3,426.

Source: Primate Labs (click to enlarge)

While we want to be careful not to read too much into a single benchmark, the scores compare favorably with those of recent high-end smartphones and tablets, which you can see here and here, respectively (scroll down after clicking). Specifically, the Chopin trumps the LG G4, iPhone 6 Plus, Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, and Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, to name just a few.

Not only is this a positive sign for Samsung, it's also a good showing for Intel and its new 14nm Cherry Trail chips. As the top supplier of Android tablets, Samsung is the right company for Intel to push its new processors, though it probably won't be the only one.

The big question here is how much Chopin will cost. Armed with 4GB of RAM, we can speculate that Samsung is targeting the high-end market here, joining the likes of the iPad Air 2 (iOS) and perhaps the Surface 3 (Windows). If that's the case, expect pricing to be around $400 to $500.