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

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.

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



1. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

That's going to be powerful as hell

7. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

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

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

4. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

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

5. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

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

6. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

8. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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.

9. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

just bring them up already!!! really happy that intel is making LTE chips now! how about AMD?

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