Intel Debuts Its Medfield Processor On The Lenovo K800, Motorola Devices Coming Soon

Intel Medfield Lenovo K800

Intel has tried time and again to penetrate in to the smartphone industry, and after a couple of failed attempts, it now seems to have hit some sort of a ground. In partnership with Lenovo, Intel has debuted its Medfield SoC at the CES 2012, being held in Las Vegas.

Intel Medfield Lenovo K800

The Lenovo K800 is quite a looker, and, will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, although it’d be skinned (beyond recognition, probably). On the hardware front, there will be a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU, with the CPU clocked at 1.6 GHz. Also thrown in is an 8 MP camera.

Chuck it, here are the specs in an easier format –

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, skinned
  • 4.5″ TFT display, HD (720p) resolution
  • 1.6 GHz Medfield SoC, PowerVR SGX 540
  • 8 MP rear camera
  • Wi-Fi n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS

Why are you even talking about this? How does it matter to me, the end user?

Better processors, better smartphones, better battery back-ups, better speeds, better overall experience. I’m not saying that Intel’s Medfield SoC is the be-all-end-all of processors, and it is going to be the one you should be looking out for. However, there’s a possibility, given the early benchmarks and reports. For example, the guys at Anand Tech are having a series of articles describing just this, so yeah.

Here’s a screenshot of one such comparison, between different Medfield and current crop of smartphones

Intel Medfiled Benchmark

The K800 is going to launch in China in the first half of this year, which is encouraging. No info on availability of the device elsewhere, probably Intel wants to gauge the reception. Any which way, it needs to go ballistic with its product, if it wants to succeed.

The Verge’s got a hands on video and a gallery here