Samsung may launch an Android smartphone powered by Intel's Atom Moorefield

According to Korean website DDaily, Samsung could introduce an Intel Atom-powered smartphone later this year. The publication notes that the world’s largest phone maker has already started developing a handset that uses one of Intel’s latest chipsets, namely the Intel Atom Z3500 (also known as Moorefield).

Moorefield was announced by Intel at MWC 2014 in February, supports the 64-bit architecture, and has four cores clocked at up to 2.3GHz. However, DDaily reports that Samsung will not allow the CPU cores to run at over 1.7GHz - in order to limit power consumption, and to prevent eventual overheating issues. It’s said that the Moorefield-based Samsung smartphone won’t be a high-end one. It will obviously run Android - and that’s all we know about it for now.

Interestingly, the Korean website says that, to persuade Samsung into buying its chipsets, Intel lowered the price of a unit to just $7 (which is near the production cost). Usually, a “premium” applications processor costs more than $20.

Samsung is known for relying on smartphone processors from Qualcomm, or from its own Semiconductor division (which makes Exynos chipsets). We didn’t expect to hear that it may soon launch an Intel-powered handset, though that low price is enough for the company to justify such a surprising move.

P.S.: The smartphone seen above is the Galaxy S5, which, in reality, has nothing to do with Intel.

source: DDaily



1. galanoth

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8. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Their names will be as follows: Samsung Galaxy Inside Samung Galaxy Inside Core Neo Advance Plus Young Duos

9. dudetasyo

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

dude you forgot the "S"

2. TeeHee12

Posts: 15; Member since: May 04, 2014

hey, uh, when are they going to release anything powered by intel edison?

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

But many of the android apps are not optimised for x86 chips

4. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

Hasn't stopped Samsung from already releasing a few Android tablets with intel Atom based x86 processors in them. I haven't heard complaints about their compatibility either.

7. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Android is running a very slow virtual machine and thats why it is mostly lagging behind iOS, but thats why also it can support almost any CPU with instant compatibility with 99% of apps.

5. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

there are only very few apps that are not compatible with x86 processor but if intel could offer a better performance compared to its competitors ,it would be a good bet

6. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

not sure about newer Intel chips, but i had trouble playing Real Racing 3 on my friend's Lenovo K900 which run perfectly smooth on my Samsung S3.

10. sooner88

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Wonder if this has anything to do with intel being a member of the Tizen group with Samsung ?

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