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Intel-based MegaFon Mint arrives on Russia's second largest carrier, swiftly benchmarked

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Intel-based MegaFon Mint arrives on Russia's second largest carrier, swiftly benchmarked
The MegaFon Mint wouldn't catch your eye with its generic rectangular design and forms, nor with the fact that it launches on Russia's second largest carrier, but what if we told you it runs on the Intel Medfield platform? With a 4.03-inch screen, a 1.6GHz single-core Atom Z2460 and an HSPA+ modem identical to those in the Orange San Diego, the device is among the first phones sporting Intel's new mobile chip.

Don't get fooled by seeing only one core in the processor of that chip – it's better optimized than ARM machines, and while it cannot beat the latest ARM-based Androids, it's definitely a close runner-up and a decent competitor in the mid-range. Folks from Russian tech blog Hi-tech quickly ran a few benchmarks to check out the performance, and on Quadrant for example the device scored around 4,000. Check out the rest of the benchmark test results below.

The MegaFon Mint also features 400MHz graphics that allow you to play back 1080p video. The 8-megapixel rear camera is very snappy, taking around 10 pictures in under a second with burst mode baked in.

Sadly, the MegaFon Mint is running on the antique Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. It sports 16GB of internal memory (not expandable), and all of that comes for an off-contract price of $565 (17,990 roubles).

source: Hi-tech.mail.ru

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