Intel Shows Off Two New Smartphone Chips
Intel today announced its next-generation series of smartphone mobile processors, one aimed at low-end devices and the second targeting mid-range devices. The Z2420 is an update to last year's Z2220 and will be used in devices for emerging markets. It features Intel Hyper-Threading and speeds up to 1.2GHz; 1080p hardware-accelerated encode/decode; and the ability to use two cameras with advanced imaging features. The Z2420 packs the XMM 6265 HSPA+ modem, which supports dual-mode SIMs. The second chip, the Z2580, is an update to the Z2460 and should appear in mainstream smartphones. Intel said the Z2580 will deliver up to two times the performance benefits of the Z2460, while also offering competitive power and battery life. The chips will be available later this year.
Intel Debuts 5G Radios
Intel today announced a range of 5G modems for mobile devices that rely on various technologies to handle the transition from 4G to 5G. The XMM 8000 series will handle multi-mode operations on 600 MHz and mmWave band around the globe and will be ideal for PCs, phones, and fixed wireless equipment.
Intel Claims LTE Modem to Deliver 1 Gigabit Speeds
Intel today announced the XMM 7560 LTE modem, a fifth-generation wireless radio that can produce broadband-like speeds in a variety of mobile devices. The XMM 7560 is manufactured using Intel's 14nm process and supports LTE Advanced Category 16 for downloads up to 1 Gbps and Category 13 for uploads up to 225 Mbps.
Intel Says It Has a 5G Modem
Intel today announced next-generation modem for mobile devices, aptly named the Intel 5G Modem. Intel says the idea behind the 5G Modem is to help push the development of 5G ahead.
Intel Cancels Several Phone Chips
Intel said it will discontinue a handful of processors meant for smartphones and tablets as it continues to shift its business toward more profitable products. In particular, Intel has cancelled plans to sell three of its SoFIA processor-baseband combination chips.
Intel Shows Off RealSense Camera for Smartphones
Intel made a slew of announcements recently, among them a new camera module for smartphones and new versions of its Atom mobile processor. Intel's RealSense 3D camera is meant to help solve complex problems based on what it can see, but it can also power things like gesture-based controls.