Smartphone Reference Design Released By Intel, Shows Off Major Potential

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Intel took some time to show off their smartphone reference design based on its Medfield SoC and while the device itself may be ugly, the specs aren’t. The biggest aspect of the device is the 1.6 GHz Atom Z2460 Processor with HyperThreading. Intel promises that the device will have good battery life so those of you thinking that the battery will suck the juice right of the device in seconds will have to wait and see. This device promises up to 8 hours of 3G voice calling with a 1430 mAh battery which is surprisingly decent for the battery size.

Another key feature of intel’s design is the fact that the camera processor can support up to 24MP which can lead to some amazingly big and detailed photos down the road. It appears that Intel is letting the ARM folk know that they are ready to throw down and if the specs we see today are any indication they are ready to do just that. Other than that there isn’t much to say, hopefully we will be able to get a bit of hands on time with this new device. Stay tuned for more CES action.

[via Android Police]

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