CES 2013: Intel Intros Atom Z2420 CPU for Smartphones

Aimed mainly at handsets built for developing markets

  Intel intros new mobile processor for smartphones
Computer maker Intel came to the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with a new processor aimed at smartphones in its pocket, namely the Atom Z2420.

Computer maker Intel came to the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with a new processor aimed at smartphones in its pocket, namely the Atom Z2420.

The chip was designed mainly for devices created for developing markets, and comes with full support for Google’s Android operating system, the company announced.

In addition to partnering with various handset vendors for the use of this processor inside new phones, Intel also built a reference design smartphone based on it, and showcased it at the event.

The device features a 1.2GHz single-core processor with HyperThreading, while boasting a 3.5-inch 320 x 240 pixels display, dual-SIM with dual standby support, microSD memory card slot, and FM radio.

It also includes a custom Intel radio inside with support for HSPA+, as well as 1080p hardware-accelerated encode/decode capabilities and Imagination SGX 540 graphics processor.

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