March 20, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
Even though lately Nvidia’s Tegra 3, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 and Apple’s A5X have been the mobile processors everyone has talked about, there is another platform that should launch pretty soon and that might or in fact should draw some serious attention.
I’m talking of course about Intel’s Medfield chips, which should power a couple of smartphones and tablets due for release in the coming months. One such smartphone has just surfaced on the web and is mysteriously codenamed AZ210.
The Intel Medfield powered smartphone has gotten Bluetooth certification a couple of days back and, even though its codename doesn’t say much, if we take a look at its suspected tech specs and looks, we can safely assume that we are dealing with a gadget that has already been presented to the public.
Does anyone remember the Lava XOLO X900? Well, if my suspicions prove true, the X900 and the AZ210 are one and the same device and they (or rather it) should hit the market as soon as next month. That’s in line with our speculations from last month, at the time of the smartphone’s unveiling, and will most definitely make this gadget the first ever to be officially launched with an Intel Medfield chip on-board.
The AZ210 will sport a WSVGA LCD 4-inch screen with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution and will feature dual 8 MP/1.3 MP cameras, as well as WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and NFC capabilities. The smartphone will most likely come with a 1460 mAh battery, while the processor is set to be a single-core clocked at 1.6 GHz. As for the software, the 4-incher will unfortunately run Android 2.3 Gingerbread upon its release, with a very possible ICS update in store for the future.
That’s not exactly high-end material these days, but according to all the tests we’ve seen online, the Intel Medfield platform is set to be a pretty snappy one for everyday medium users. Keep in mind, though, that we are not sure that the AZ210 is in fact the Lava XOLO X900, in which case we might be seeing on the market two strangely similar gadgets soon enough.