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Orange Santa Clara release date set for May 31st: the second phone with Intel inside

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Orange Santa Clara release date set for May 31st: the second phone with Intel inside
Up until a month ago, all smartphones were built using ARM’s architectural design, while Intel’s processors were a reserved territory for desktop and notebook computers. Now, the landscape starts to change, and one of the first devices to kick off that change is the Orange Santa Clara, the first Intel Medfield-powered phone to arrive on Western markets. And now we have the release date - the Santa Clara will hit shelves on May 31st.

Orange already has published the page for the Santa Clara, detailing everything there’s to know about the phone. The biggest focus of course is the silicon - an Intel Atom Z2460 chip with 1.6GHz processor promises to deliver performance on par and in some cases even better than the current crop of ARM chips. The phone is still lagging in the graphics department when compared to the best, but overall it fares well.

Otherwise, the Orange Santa Clara comes with a 4.03” touchscreen, 16GB of internal memory, an 8-megapixel camera and Android Gingerbread. We should note that the Santa Clara is only a pre-launch name, and the final one will be unveiled at launch. Stay tuned.

source: Orange via IntoMobile

Orange Santa Clara release date set for May 31st: the second phone with Intel inside

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posted on 29 May 2012, 07:17 9

1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Needs to be ICS otherwise count me out

posted on 29 May 2012, 07:58 6

2. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea, why the heck is it releasing with gingerbread? I wonder if they are having problems with GPU acceleration with ICS since its not ARM? There has got to be a reason.

posted on 29 May 2012, 08:01

4. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


It has to be the GPU acceleration as you said, or just a compatibility problem in general. or ICS may stress the processor to the point of even crappier battery life.

posted on 31 May 2012, 14:19

9. dvmoo7 (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 May 2012)


"For now the phone runs Android 2.3, but an upgrade to Android 4.0 is on the way."

world_wide_web.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/426257/i​ntel_first_smartphone_goes_sale_europe_june_6_cour​tesy_orange_uk/

posted on 31 May 2012, 14:21

10. dvmoo7 (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 May 2012)


ICS was optimized for x86 from right from the get go. So all the benchies should be even better on ICS...

posted on 29 May 2012, 07:59

3. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Needs Jellybean.

posted on 29 May 2012, 08:26 4

5. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Dude Jellybean 4.1 won't release until either A)the nexus tablet releases or B)october/november as normal

posted on 29 May 2012, 11:26

6. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Now I was just joking, took it too seriously?

posted on 29 May 2012, 11:38 1

7. Izzat (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 May 2012)


ain't jellybean android 5.0.

posted on 29 May 2012, 12:12 1

8. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Sounds too early for version 5.

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