Intel planning to show off more dual-core Android handsets at MWC

Intel planning to show off more dual-core Android handsets at MWC
Intel has been slowly pushing its way into the smartphone market. It began last September with the Motorola RAZR i, and has been moving quicker since CES this year, unveiling the Lenovo K900, and more recently the Yolo, and the Acer Liquid C1. Now, word has it that Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona will feature even more dual-core Android handsets powered by Intel.

Supposedly, Intel will use MWC to show off Android handsets powered by a new dual core, dual graphics platform, as well as handsets based on the company’s new Intel Atom Z2420 platform targeted at emerging markets. So, this means that the smartphones at MWC will be showing off the low-end Lexington Atom Z2420 processor that we saw at CES, and not the high-end Bay Trail quad-core chip.

Out of the Intel devices that we've already seen, it seems that MWC will be bringing more devices similar to the Yolo, which is based on Intel’s own smartphone reference design for the Z2420, and just launched last week in Kenya. 

source: Intel via The Next Web



12. Kal-el

Posts: 96; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Umm octo is nothing great...innovative none the less but have 4 chips to high performance and another 4 for low.....meaning that chips have no versatility in has Hyper-threading which is CRUCIAL for a good integration and Amazing response time and transfer rate between chips-gpu-ram and OS....i have the Note 2 which is quad but i'm guessing the dual core intel will be as performance based as quad if not more...and more battery efficient in standby/low performance .....example i5 core in laptop doesn't run at 3.0ghz the entire time it has that power drops to 1.7-1.8ghz when not needed . So intel lenovo k900 looks extremely promising

10. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Michael, can you check your article? As far as I know the Z2580 is the dual core, dual core GPU one. The Z2420 is single core CPU/ single core GPU cheap Atom. Or there is now a 5th Atom mobile chip I'm not aware of ?

11. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Sorry, forgot three crucial words. It should have read that Intel is planning to show off "a new dual-core, dual graphics chip, as well as the Z2420". All fixed now, thanks for the catch!

6. SuperNexus

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Intel chips are quite good too, I am looking forward to it.

4. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

I wonder how these stack up againist an exynos 5 quad core.

5. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Why the hell do you want to see how a low-end processor stacks up against a high-end one O.o

9. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

but vendors who use intel chips are expensive for its price.. but i do agree about your statement though

8. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

that exynos 5 is nothing but just a show off and pure commercial, lets see if it can handle snapdragon 800!

3. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

More chip options will mean more competitiveness between manufacturers.

7. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i know right! but i dont know why the brains of people here dont think the same on mobile platform? we'll still see a lot of new platform this year, sailfish, firefox, tizen, open webOS and ubuntu! the fact that they are all linux-base! its linux time baby!!!

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