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Intel: Medfield LTE phones coming "later this year and ramping into 2013"

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Intel: Medfield LTE phones coming
The Intel Medfield platform made its big debut on smartphones this year with six devices but none of them arrived to the United States and the reason for that might be that none of them supported 4G LTE connectivity. The rest of the world still has to do catching up in terms of LTE.

Now, Intel confirms that it is planning to fix that soon, probably in 2013 and multi-core chips will also start arriving in the near future. Currently, the Intel Atom processor for smartphones is available in a single-core variety only, but Intel claims it’s on par with competition because of hyperthreading, a technology that splits processes in threads and effectively works out similarly to multiple cores in ARM processors.

“Our next gen product will be a dual-core but again that product will also have hyper threading so essentially… you will also have dual-core with four threads. So again just like we demoed that a single core hyper-threaded can outperform dual-core/quad-core I think we’ll do it again when we introduce the dual-core product with four threads,” Sumeet Syal, Intel’s Director of Product Marketing, said.

Intel will be “shipping some LTE products later this year and ramping into 2013,″ the marketing chief added.

So far, Intel claims it’s happy with sales of its six Android smartphones released in countries like China, India, the UK, Russia and other parts of Europe.

source: TechCrunch

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posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:50 7

1. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

That's going to be powerful as hell

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 13:30 3

7. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

it will be and i cant wait to try it out.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:04 7

2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Good news! I'm glad that Intel is stepping into mobile world. :)

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:05

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

wonder how long till Intel and the phone manufactures decide america is ready for an American designed processor to return home

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:11 3

4. kamil (Posts: 118; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

oh please be an core iX processor i have much hope for intel

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:02 2

5. jibraihimi (Posts: 769; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

It's going to be expensive as hell............

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:47 1

6. medicci37 (Posts: 1331; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

Would like to know how the graphics compare to Arm processors.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 14:47 2

8. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

They use the same GPU as the ARM ones, so there won´t be any suprise there. Medfield and Clover Trail use PowerVR SGX 5XX GPUS.
By the way: that´s probably the reason why someone thumbed you down.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 22:36

9. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

just bring them up already!!!

really happy that intel is making LTE chips now!

how about AMD?

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