Intel has finally declared after a great hype that their chips will be coming now in smartphones. They announced it today at CES 2012. Intel’s CEO and employees are really proud of the fact that the oldest company in the business will now have their chips running in the latest smartphones.
Intel chips will be inside the latest Lenovo smartphone named Lenovo K800, announced by the vice president of Lenovo Liu Jun in the same conference. China Unicom is announced to be the first carrier of the phone. The phone will use Intel’s 32nm mobile chip technology, known as Medfield, part of Intel’s Atom line. It has a 4.5-inch screen and is less than 0.4 inches thick. It can perform processor-intensive tasks, like playing 1080p videos through HDMI port to an HDTV. It’s also equipped with near-field communication (NFC) for mobile payments.
The Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha has said that Motorola and Intel are going to have an alliance too for the next phones of Motorola and they are looking forward to an extended partnership with Intel. He said this in the same conference, although he just came there as a visitor he looked very anxious and willing to work with Intel in the time to come.
Intel introducing itself to the business world of smartphones will be an alarming situation for other chip-making big boys like Samsung. Intel, a company with tons of Nobel prize winners and a huge number of achievements on its side is all set to rock the world with the latest state of the art smartphones. Let’s see what time brings for Intel. Success or disappointment?