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On June 8, 2012
Last modified:June 4, 2012

Summary:

Intel Medfield smartphones powered by Atom Z2460 are coming. Lenovo, Orange and Motorola either start or planning selling such smartphones.

In a couple of days British operator of telecommunication company Orange should start selling the first smartphone on Intel Medfield platform designed for the European market.  The name of the new model is San Diego.

Currently the smartphone is running on Android 2.3 but soon be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The model equipped with a 4-inch display with a resolution of 600×1024 pixels, 8-megapixel full HD 1080p video capable camera. San Diego smartphone has Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI connector and GPS module. Dimensions of San Diego 123 × 63 × 9,99 mm and weighs 117 grams. Estimated cost of the device is around $300.

Intel Medfield platform was especially designed for mobile processors such as Intel Atom Z2460 showing good performance and reduced power consumption.  Intel Atom Z2460 new generation mobile processor planned to be used in a number of new mobile devices. The processor has one Atom processing core with a clock frequency of 1.6 GHz, 512 KB L2-cache, dual-channel memory interface and LPDDR2 graphics core PowerVR SGX540.  In January Intel made a presentation of the test smartphone with Medfield based chipset.  The smartphone achieved better results on processing of web content and running JavaScript than high-end ARM based smartphone devices sach as Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Sales of Intel Medfield based smartphone started this week in China. Lenovo released a new smartphone LePhone K800. Another version of the Lenovo smartphone called Lenovo XOLO X900 went on sale in India a week ago. Motorola Mobility is going to release their version of Intel Medfield smartphone for the US market.

Intel Medfield smartphones powered by Atom Z2460 are coming. Lenovo, Orange and Motorola either start or planning selling such smartphones.