LG to show off Intel-powered smartphone at CES?

LG to show off Intel-powered smartphone at CES?LG and Intel teamed up to demo a Moorestown-powered smartphone at CES 2011, way back in January, but the handset never made it to market.

According to ye olde rumour mill, the pair have teamed up once again, and at CES 2012 they’ll show off an LG smartphone with an Intel Medfield chip inside.

Officially, LG and Intel are denying said rumours, but the Korea Times reportedly has it on authority of “high ranking executives” from both companies that it’s all true, man.

Furthermore, according to the top brass, the unnamed smartphone might hit shelves as soon as March 2012.

It won’t be long till we find out one way or t’other, as CES gets underway on January 8. That’s only, like, 8 days away.

We recently heard about an iPhone-esque Intel-powered “reference design”, which Intel has been sending out to manufacturers in an attempt to seduce them into Medfield action.

In the same article, we mentioned that Stephen Smith, VP of Intel's architecture group, hinted that there might be big news come CES 2012. Stay tooned…

via: SlashGear

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matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 31, 2011 at 14:12

Is this chip ARM or x86 based? Or has that information not been released yet?

ciscarmx86mipsalpharisc  Dec. 31, 2011 at 14:21

Since Intel don't make ARM chips and are making a big noise about their new low power Medfield processor based on the ATOM -- take a guess? ;-)

MDrX  Dec. 31, 2011 at 15:51

Somehow I can't see Intel using ARM :P

Medfield is a 32nm Atom based SOC (x86)

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 31, 2011 at 15:56

Yeah, I had a feeling that was going to be the answer I got.

Is x86 really right for a mobile device? I mean, the Atom chips I've used in the past have all been painfully slow and pathetic. It'll be interesting to see how the world's biggest chip maker does with a new type of processor.

ciscarmx86mipsalpharisc  Dec. 31, 2011 at 16:45

ATOM is in general faster (sometimes significantly) than ARMv7 SoCs currently.


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