Wednesday 20 March 2013

Asus to launch Intel powered smartphone this June

Based on Intel's Clover Trail+ platform, it will be Asus's first ever Intel powered smartphone.

Taiwanese computer and mobile device manufacturer, Asus is said to be working on its first ever Intel Atom processor powered smartphone. The work on the new Intel powered smartphone is currently underway and the device is expected to be announced in the month of June this year by the company, Digitimes reported citing sources inside Asus.

The Asus smartphone is yet to be named but is said to be based on Intel's latest Clover Trail+ platform with the Intel Atom Z2580 processor. The 2580 is a dual core processor and is capable of achieving up to 2 GHz in turbo mode making it the faster clock speed based dual core processor. The same processor was utilized by Xolo X1000 smartphone which was launched just about a couple of days back here in India.

The device is expected to feature a 5 inch or a 5.5 inch display along with meatier specifications supporting the newer processor. Although more details about this new device are yet to be released but the price of the device is expected to hover around the mid-range category as the new platform has been developed specifically to cut down on the cost.

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