ZTE has announced that it is collaborating with Intel strategically to use the latter’s new technology smart phone processor’s in the former’s smart phones. This means that ZTE will be using Intel’s new range of smart phone processors, the Intel Atom Z2580. This new processor was announced at the Mobile World Congress which was completed recently. Along with the Atom Z2580, which is a 2.0 GHz dual core processor, the company announced three other smart phone processors, namely the Atom Z2560 which runs at 1.6 GHz and the Z2520 which is clocked at 1.2 GHz.
These new smart phone processors are using the 32 nanometer process, and have the Intel specific two threads per core Hyper Threading technology. These new smart phone processors will be the successors of the Intel Medfield mobile processor platform, and will be called the Clover Trail+ series of smart phone processors.
“The collaboration with Intel is an important part of ZTE’s strategy for product development,” the company wrote in its announcement, “both in terms of time-to-market and in providing customers’ with a great handset experience.”
This new smart phone with the new Clover Trail+ processor will not be ZTE’s first smart phone with an Intel chip inside it. The Chinese smart phone maker already has the ZTE Grand X In which uses a single core 1.5 GHz Medfield processor, with a 4.3 inch QHD display resolution and runs Android 4.0, also known as the Ice Cream Sandwich.
The ZTE Grand X In has already been released in Austria, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovakia, Moldova, Greece, Sweden, and Norway, and will soon be available in France. And ZTE claims that the Grand X In was “one of the best-selling smartphones in Austria during 2012”
Anyway, it is nice to see Chinese manufacturers moving to Intel’s smart phone processors. This is because the top two companies in the smart phone market, Samsung and Apple, will probably not be using Intel’s processors in their smart phone. So the success of the company lies in the hands of the smaller fishes.
Sources: The Register UK