Thursday, May 31, 2012
Intel-based Smartphones Unveiled in China, Coming in
Europe By Orange
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Lenovo today announced the general availability of
the Intel-powered Lenovo LePhone K800 in China. In
Europe, Orange unveiled the San Diego, a new Android
smartphone powered by Intel Inside, which will be
available exclusively on Orange from 6th June in the UK
and later in France.
The Lenovo LePhone K800 smartphone has adopted a 32nm
1.6GHz Intel Atom processor with Intel Hyper Threading
technology for multitasking. It adopts Android 2.3.7 OS,
with 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM built-in, a 4.5-inch IPS
full-view screen and 400MHz GPU with advanced graphics
for support of full HD 1080P video playback and gaming.
In addition, the phone brings support for HSPA+ 21Mbs
network with the Intel XMM 6260 platform and its 8
million-pixel rear camera can shoot 1080P HD videos. The
phone is also equipped with a 1.3 million-pixel front
camera and its wireless display technology provides a
new option to users, allowing them to extend video and
images from the smaller mobile phone screen onto a
bigger TV screen.
The LePhone K800 will be available on Lenovo's official
website, 360Buy.com, selected Suning & GOME stores and
Lenovo retail stores and is priced at approximately RMB
3,299 ($524 USD).
"With Lenovo's launch of LePhone K800, we have
successfully realized the idea of expanding Intel's
computing strengths into the smartphone market segment
in China," said Ian Yang, corporate vice president and
president of Intel China. "Intel continues to expand its
smartphone product lines and ecosystem, looking for
wider spectrum of cooperation. China has become the
world's largest smartphone market as the worldwide
demands continue to grow."
Europe's first "Intel Inside" smartphone has been
unveiled by Orange UK. The handset is the third
Intel-based smartphones, following the launch of Lava's
XOLO X900 in India in April and the Lenovo LePhone K800
The 'San Diego' (previously codenamed 'Orange Santa
Clara') is a new Android smartphone powered by Intel
Inside, which will be available exclusively on Orange
from 6th June in the U.K and in France shortly after.
The handset was manufactured by the Chinese firm
Gigabyte and it is powered by the Intel Atom processor
Z2460 and supports HSPA+ with the Intel XMM 6260
The San Diego features High-definition (HD) video along
with 1080p video capture, image stabilization and HDMI
out. What's more, the handset boasts an 8 mega-pixel
camera which features 'Burst' mode allowing it to take
10 pictures in under a second. The San Diego also comes
with mobile HD voice and features a 4.03" display, A-GPS
and Bluetooth 2.1.
The San Diego will be available for £199.99 ($308) on
Orange Pay As You Go, when the company's customers top
up by £10 in Orange shops. When they take out the
handset on pay as you go, they will also receive a free
monthly allowance of 250Mb of mobile data per month for
Alternatively, for launch, the handset will be free to
Orange's customers who take a 24 month price plan from
£15.50 a month until the 25th of July 2012. The
package includes 50 any network call minutes, 50 texts,
as well as 100MB of mobile data a month.
The new mobile launches marks Intel's entry into a
market dominated by chips based on designs by Arm
Intel has also partnered with Google's Motorola Mobility
division with devices scheduled to launch in the second
half of the year.