Intel Announces its First Medfield Smartphone Partner at CES 2012 - Lenovo K800by Brian Klug on January 10, 2012 7:44 PM EST
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We're at the Intel keynote here at CES 2012 where Intel has announced one of its first Medfield design wins. Lenovo will be launching a phone based around Medfield in China named the Lenovo K800. The K800 will arive on China Unicom on their 21.1 Mbps HSPA+ network in 2Q2012.
The K800 includes a capacitive multitouch 720p display.
Intel is showing off its reference platform now which includes an 8 MP camera and 720p display, and appears to be running Android 2.3.x. Intel's reference phone looks pretty beefy, including full "buzzword compliance" with NFC and all the specs a high end smartphone should have.
The Intel reference design was also shown off with the 10-frame burst capture mode we've seen before at IDF, and mentioned that it believes its optimizations and compatibility enhancements result in some of the best Android performance. Android libraries whose performance either isn't great on x86 or are incompatible have been tweaked, and the result is that all of the Android marketplace will work out of the box on Intel's smartphone platform.
There's also an Intel reference design tablet which was briefly shown off running Windows 8.
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french toast - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - linkWell well, Intel is being brave, a 720p display? high speed modem? that combined to Medfield is going to suck some serious juice....how does a 5 hour standby time sound?? lol.
dustofnations - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - linkPicture above seems to allege 14 hours standby (I realise the position of the picture will change as the article is updated; the file is CES2012-6663.jpg, and the information is on the very right hand side)
uarch - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link14 days, not hours
dustofnations - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - linkIndeed, my typo. 14 days.
Paulman - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - linkWhich OS will it run? Is Medfield designed to work with Windows Phone 7 (or 8?) because it's x86? (It's x86, right?)
I feel like I should know this (sorry)!
Rand - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - linkAndroid
MineshRai - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - linkIntel said that it has a 1440mAh battery which delivers 8 hours of 3G talk time, and a full 5 hours of 3G web browsing with a 14-day standby time. It will be interesting to see the performance of K800 in terms of battery life as historically Intel’s processors tend to be power-sucking.......