Intel CEO: First Intel Smartphone launching later this week

Intel’s upcoming Smartphone is almost ready for consumers, according to Intel CEO Paul Otellini. During the company’s Q1 financial call, Paul said that “the launch of our first Intel architecture-based smartphone” will occur “later this week”. The phone, the Lenovo K800, is going to be the first Intel-based smartphone. It will run on Intel’s Atom Z2460 processor. Before you get excited about getting your hands on this device, you should know that it will be heading to China.

The Lenovo K800 is a powerful phone. We got a chance to take a look at it at CES 2012 earlier this year. It features a large 4.5-inch display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a powerful 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 processor. Don’t let the single core processor fool you; the Atom Z2460 processor is just as powerful as other multicore processors in the market today.

Besides Lenovo, you can expect other Intel-based phones to launch from Motorola, and Orange later this year. Check out the demo of the Lenovo K800 at CES 2012 below and let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

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via The Verge