Intel announced two new processors and chipsets to join what's already powering the likes of the Lenovo K800 and the Orange Santa Clara.
The first processor is called Atom Z2580 and features two cores (the same Medfield design like the fist one) with HyperThreading allowing the processor to run four threads simultaneously. It will be clocked at 1.3GHz, potentially going up to 1.8GHz with Turbo Boosts.
It's paired with a powerful GPU too - PowerVR SGX544MP2, which is supposed to double the performance of an SGX543MP2 found in the iPhone 4S.
Intel have their own LTE-capable modem that will work with the Atom Z2580 and all these components will be shown off in a brand new reference design.
With a little luck, it will go the way of the Santa Clara and be offered as a consumer phone too. However, that's unlikely to happen before the first half of 2013 at the earliest .
The second chipset includes the Atom Z2000, a low-end single-core processor running at 1GHz and without HyperThreading. There's a downclocked SGX540 GPU and an Intel-made HSPA+ modem.
The Atom Z2000 will get its own reference design and will target low-end phones. There's no word on availability, but probably won't be soon either.
The third one is for Android devices namely the Intel Atom Z2610.Based on a Penwell SoC 32nm core, this new processor is designed for tablets or smartphones with the Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The new CPU supports LPDDR2 memory, dual camera with up to 16-megapixel, an SGX540 graphics core for 2D and 3D acceleration, HDMI, USB 2.0, and LP Audio. The Intel Atom Z2610 is powerful enough to handle 1080p data encoding or 1080p dual-stream decoding. Additional features include WiDi, a built-in security engine, remote wipe capability, protected memory and protected apps. Intel will release the Atom Z2610 “Medfield” processor in the second quarter of 2012.
News via GSM Arena