Samsung may launch an Android smartphone powered by Intel's Atom Moorefield
Moorefield was announced by Intel at MWC 2014 in February, supports the 64-bit architecture, and has four cores clocked at up to 2.3GHz. However, DDaily reports that Samsung will not allow the CPU cores to run at over 1.7GHz - in order to limit power consumption, and to prevent eventual overheating issues. It’s said that the Moorefield-based Samsung smartphone won’t be a high-end one. It will obviously run Android - and that’s all we know about it for now.
Interestingly, the Korean website says that, to persuade Samsung into buying its chipsets, Intel lowered the price of a unit to just $7 (which is near the production cost). Usually, a “premium” applications processor costs more than $20.
Samsung is known for relying on smartphone processors from Qualcomm, or from its own Semiconductor division (which makes Exynos chipsets). We didn’t expect to hear that it may soon launch an Intel-powered handset, though that low price is enough for the company to justify such a surprising move.
1. galanoth (Posts: 344; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
Atom Z3580 seems like a good chip.
8. mmmanuuu (Posts: 241; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
Their names will be as follows:
Samsung Galaxy Inside
Samung Galaxy Inside Core Neo Advance Plus Young Duos
2. TeeHee12 (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 May 2014)
hey, uh, when are they going to release anything powered by intel edison?
3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3620; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
But many of the android apps are not optimised for x86 chips
4. nlbates66 (Posts: 315; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
Hasn't stopped Samsung from already releasing a few Android tablets with intel Atom based x86 processors in them. I haven't heard complaints about their compatibility either.
7. juandante (Posts: 396; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
Android is running a very slow virtual machine and thats why it is mostly lagging behind iOS, but thats why also it can support almost any CPU with instant compatibility with 99% of apps.
5. vishalaestro (Posts: 60; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)
there are only very few apps that are not compatible with x86 processor but if intel could offer a better performance compared to its competitors ,it would be a good bet
6. skyline88 (Posts: 347; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
not sure about newer Intel chips, but i had trouble playing Real Racing 3 on my friend's Lenovo K900 which run perfectly smooth on my Samsung S3.
10. sooner88 (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Jun 2014)
Wonder if this has anything to do with intel being a member of the Tizen group with Samsung ?