Lenovo showed a new smartphone, named Lenovo K800, with Intel’s Medfield family processor at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012 in Las Vegas, USA. To be released first in China, the Lenovo K800 features a 4.5-inch touchscreen display supporting 720p HD native resolution. This smartphone comes with a new Intel Atom Z2460 mobile processor inside it.
As promised, Intel has formally introduced its new breed of mobile processors dubbed as Medfield for smartphones and tablets. The Intel Medfield processors will be commercially known as the Intel Atom Z2640 mobile processors.
Lenovo K800 becomes the first smartphone to come with a single core Intel Atom Z2460 mobile processor that comes coupled with PowerVR SGX 540 graphics chip. Bearing the latest hardware, the Lenovo K800 smartphone will be first made available in China but there is no clarity about its release for rest of the world.
Intel Atom Z2460 ‘Medfield’ processor powered Lenovo K800 comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and runs with the new Lenovo LeOS user interface layered on top of it. This smartphone may come with 8 megapixel camera to capture 15 high quality photos in less than a second. The graphics chip is capable of supporting 1080p HD video playback.
The smartphone reference design promises HD video playback for 6 hours, 3G talk time for 8 hours and audio playback for 45 hours. Intel didn’t actually clarify the battery that might be used to achieve such timings. Hence we will have to wait for real-world finished products to note the actual battery life.
Participating hardware partners are expected to show their Intel Atom Z2460 Medfield processor based smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2012 next month in Barcelona, Spain.
Intel has closely worked with Google to bring the support for Intel’s x86 micro architecture to the Android operating system. Since the Intel Atom Z2460 has been announced formally, we can expect to see more products packing this chip in coming months.
Later this year Intel is expected to launch the Clover Trail-W chipset platform for the Windows 8 operating system based tablets.
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