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Karbonn to launch Intel powered smartphone


Sandeep Budki, The Mobile Indian
Jul 09, 2012 at 09:44am IST

New Delhi: Global computer chip manufacturer Intel, which partnered with Lava a couple of months back to launch the world's first Intel Atom Z2460 mobile processor based smartphone Xolo 900, in India has got into partnership with another Indian handset brand, Karbonn, to launch an Intel based smartphone by the end of this year.

Pardeep Jain, managing director, Karbonn Mobiles, said to The Mobile Indian, "Karbonn Mobiles will launch an Intel based Android smartphone by year end in India."

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He added, "Our research and development team has been working with Intel on this project for quite some time now." However, he didn't reveal any further details regarding price or specifications.

Karbonn to launch Intel powered smartphone

The new Intel based Karbonn phone is likely to be a high end device with HD graphics.

Apart from Indian brands, many international players like Lenovo and Motorola have already started working on devices based on Intel's mobile Atom chips and users can expect many Intel based devices in the market.

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Motorola has already announced that its Intel powered smartphones will be made available to global users towards the end of this year, but looking at Intel's eagerness we can hope to see the device much sooner.

The first Intel processor based smartphone Lava Xolo X900 is already getting a good response from consumers. It features a 4.03 inch touchscreen display, Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities, and micro HDMI to output high quality videos.

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Xolo 900 has a single core 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2460 mobile processor with Intel Hyper-Threading technology. This processor packs an array of technologies developed by Intel for faster performance with minimal possible compromise on battery life. The Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator on this handset will support all modern 3D graphics and high quality video playback.

On the camera front, Xolo X900 has an 8 megapixel rear camera which should ideally be able to record 1080p HD videos. This camera also features a burst mode, which will allow users to capture ten pictures within a second at 8 megapixel quality. There's also a front facing camera for video calls or video chat.

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