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ZTE Notches First Intel-Based Smartphone, the Grand X IN

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Aug 30, 2012, 9:26 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Aug 30, 2012, 10:18 AM

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ZTE today announced its first smartphone that will use Intel-made mobile processors. The Grand X IN will launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by the 1.6GHz single-core Intel Atom Z2460 processor. Other features of the device include a 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel main camera, VGA user-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, NFC, 16GB of internal storage, plus support for microSD cards. The ZTE Grand X IN is expected to reach Europe in September, but the company hasn't said anything about U.S. availability. ZTE claims it will launched "a number" of other Intel-based smartphones in the coming 12 to 18 months.

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Captain Ahash

Sep 2, 2012, 11:14 AM

Brand Recognition.

It will be interesting to see if intel's instant recognition in the home computer space will follow it to the mobile market. To me, if a company like Samsung or HTC picked up an intel processor in a high end phone, I would probably be less likely to purchase it just because it's their first effort, but I wonder if this would actually be a selling point to the general market. How many people would say "I could get the Samsung Galaxy S III or the HTC One X, but this one has Intel!"

Aug 30, 2012, 12:10 PM


I'm not impressed with ZTE but I'd be interested in knowing how Intel stacks up against Arm.
I really hope they made this Atom processor more responsive than Atoms I have used in the past - Mainly on Netbooks, and on this Dell pad that had a flip-top screen with a keyboard underneath. Those ran pretty slow with an Atom - hopefully a phone wo...

Aug 30, 2012, 2:09 PM

I like Intel

But I hate ZTE.
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