What could possibly be one of the bigger announcements at CES this year Intel and Lenevo have announced the first Intel Medfield powered smartphone the Lenovo K800. While details of the specification are slim right now we know that the phone has a 4.5-inch 720p display and rear 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash. There is also the usual 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS connectivity. The phone will be running a modified version of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Medfield platform uses a 32nm fabrication process and the K800 uses the Penwell SoC that has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2460 CPU with 512KB L2 cache. On the GPU side it has the tried and tested PowerVR SGX 540 which has been clocked at a slightly higher than usual 400MHz and dual-channel LPDDR2 memory. The CPU in Penwell is only a single-core right now but Intel plans to come up with dual-core versions later, along with a faster GPU.
While a single core CPU does sound a bit poor compared to todays dual core smartphones (and quad core tablets), Intel have released some impressive benchmarks for the CPU
The Lenovo K800 is set to launch in China by Q2 this year, and it is believed Motorola will also be releasing a Medfield powered phone by the end of the year