Intel talks Lexington chips for smartphones

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Intel’s first attempt to capture smartphone processor market share may have not gone as planned but Intel is giving a second shot with a low-power Atom processor, formerly known as Lexington. The Atom Z2420 has a clock speed of 1.2GHz along with 1080 video encode/decode, dual cameras support with burst shot support up to seven pictures in 5MP resolution and dual-SIM.

The chip is targeted at entry-level devices and will be powered on devices from Acer, Lava and Safaricom.

Intel also confirmed the upcoming Atom Z2580 that will be targeted at mainstream phones. The processor will have Hyper-Threading, dual-core processor and graphics and is said to offer times better performance compared to Intel Atom Z2460.

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