Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has decided to showcase its dual-core, dual graphics Android smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which goes from February 25 to 28. The chip maker will showcase its smartphones, tablets and ultra-books.
“Specifically, Intel will showcase its latest smartphone technologies and devices running the Android platform, including a new dual core, dual graphics platform, as well as OEM- and service provider-supported devices based on the company’s new Intel AtomTM Z2420 platform targeted at emerging markets,” the company said in a release.
Intel is undoubtedly the leader of Personal Computer processors, but the company has been ignored during the mobile revolution. Although it tasted some success last September, when it partnered with Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (NYSE:MMI) to release the RAZR I smartphone fixed on Intel Midfield chip, but it has yet to witness worldwide adoption from OEMs
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) revealed its details on its new processor series at CES in January. The company showed off Lexington Atom Z2420 “Value Smartphone” processor along with the Clover Trail+ Z2580 dual-core “performance smartphone” chip. The Z2580 is a 32 nm SoC incorporating the Power VR SGX 544 MP2 GPU. This chip is expected to be used by Lenovo Group Limited (ADR) (PINK:LNVGY) K900, and probably Intel will reveal some more handsets at WMC.
The new Atom Z2420 w/XMM 6265 chip, code-named Lexington has the following competitive specifications, performance and features:
- Runs Google’s Android,
- The 1.2 GHz Atom processor Z2420 with hyper threading has up to 1.2GHz,
- Dual sim cards,
- Intel XMM 6265 HSPA+ modem,
- HD video encoding and decoding (1080p 30fps),
- 1.3MP front-facing cameras, 5MP rear-facing cameras,
- Camera support with seven-frame burst mode, and SGX540 graphics,
- FM radio to get media contents without using your data plan,
- Equipped with micro SD card slot to easily expands your storage(now a 32GB SD card only cost around $30),
- Intel Wireless Display for playback on TVs or devices.
The chip maker has increased its focus on the emerging market for its smartphone initiative. Intel recently brought in the market its first smartphone in Africa with the help of Safaricom. The phone is named as “Yolo” and is based on Intel’s own smartphone reference design for the Z2420. The Company also entered into a partnership with Acer Incorporated (TPE:2353) to launch Smartphone for the Asian markets.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) reported revenue of $13.5 billion and earnings per share of $0.48 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2012.