LG to show off first Medfield-powered smartphone at CES, shipping by March?

LG to show off first Medfield-powered smartphone at CES, shipping by March?
It’s been a long, slow road for Intel as Chipzilla attempts to invade the mobile device market. Despite showing off pre-production prototypes at last year’s CES, 2011 was yet another trip around the sun without Intel inside… anything in mobile.

That’s about to change soon, according to an unnamed executive at LG. Speaking to the Korea Times, the “top-ranking executive” confirmed LG will introduce an Android smartphone at CES powered by Intel’s Medfield chipset. The device may be on shelves as early as March.

Intel’s Korean chief Lee Hee-sung confirmed the CES announcement, and further indicated that Intel CEO Paul Otellini would personally introduce the device. This sort of confirmation ahead of an event is rare for Intel, and neither LG nor Intel officials would follow up on the story.

It's not a surprise that someone as prominent as Otellini would make the announcement. Intel has invested heavily in making their chips efficient enough to compete in the mobile market, and early reports sound promising for the new Medfield-based devices. With mobile sales continuing to grow as the market for traditional computer contracts, Intel needs to make a move on mobile if it wants to stay atop the chip-making industry.

source: Korea Times via 9to5 Google

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14 Comments

1. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

go lg go lg go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. SGSII

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Could this be the phone that puts LG in the Smartphone Race? A phone most-likely without lag, and possibly a redesigned UI. MY DREAMS............

3. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

intel isnt the same intel. they dont allow much overclocking, however, they make the best mobile and desktop cpu's. i wonder if they can make that impact. it all comes down to power consumption

4. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

It looks like phones in Korea are like cars (or burgers) in america. Have hot women all over them.

5. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

hopefully this will bring lg more into the spotlight. i LOVE LG. they just need the chance to show their greatness.

6. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Based on the promising benchmark of the Medfield chipset, and as long as Intel improves the power consumption of their Medfield chipset at least to the level of Arm, I see no reason it cannot succeed in the mobile market.

8. kamejoko

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

You must remember! next year android will use quad-core A9 (32nm) or Dual-core A15 - 2GHz (28nm by Qualcomm). Medfield eat 2.6w v.s Tegra2 0.5w.

7. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

intel combined with LG is a win win combo imo, i love LG and intel is fine too :D

9. kamejoko

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

blind love!.

11. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

why do you say that? i have LG OB and im perfectly happy with it, although UI could use some tveaking, they sould make it more sensed imo :D

10. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

why do you say that? i have LG optimus black and im perfectly happy with it

12. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Just a little worry about Power Consumption of Medfield chipset

13. Uzzelien

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

I would love to try one of these but like so many people have said power consumption is a problem. I'm sure Intel is working on this problem though. The other thing is will someone pick the phone up. That will be the biggest thing.

14. checkmymike

Posts: 220; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

The korean girl in the picture is beautiful.

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