ABI Research reports that Intel’s latest dual core smartphone processor, Atom Clover Trail+ Z2580, sets the bar for both high performance and low current drain in smartphones.
It outperformed the nearest competition (Samsung S4 and Nexus 7 and 10) in ABI Research’s benchmark testing of the new Lenovo K900 smartphone, powered by Intel’s XMM6360 modem chipset and Z2580 dual core, hyper threading application processor and integrated PowerVR SGX 544 graphics processor (GPU).
Jim Mielke, VP of engineering at ABI research, notes: “The benchmarks were impressive but the real surprise was the current consumption recorded during the benchmarks; the new processor not only outperformed the competition in performance but it did so with up to half the current drain.”
Intel stood out with only 0.85A of average current versus 1.38A for the Samsung Exynos Octa, and 1.79A for the Qualcomm APQ8064T.
It's unfortunate IMHO that Microsoft has been so unable to enter seriously into the smart phone market.
their surface pro is very impressive; and with Apple sort of floundering, one would think that MST has the best chance ever of getting their ball to roll so to speak.
It should be a slam dunk for the enterprise market. Also for the enterprise mobility..
The new Lenovo K900 is the company’s flagship product and it uses the latest Atom as well. The 6.9mm thick stainless steel body has a 5.5” HD 400ppi screen and 13MP camera make this a desirable phone as well – alas Lenovo has no intention to bring it to Australia either.
ZTE (a Chinese OEM that makes some of Telstra’s wireless modems) has announced that its Grand X2 (pictured) will be powered by the Intel Atom running at 2GHz. We may see this very powerful smartphone as a Telstra own brand later this year. The Atom was chosen as it was the fastest currently available system on a chip and its low battery drain.
Intel’s new Clover Trail+ 32 bit Atom CPU’s for Android are gaining popularity with the ASUS FonePad Note 6, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1” and Asus Transformer Book Trio taking the Intel route.
But the new Atom Bay Trail (22 nm Silvermont) due out very soon may seal the deal for Intel over ARM. This is a 2.1GHz quad core, 64 bit processor with Intel’s Ivy Bridge GPU that is reputed to be 3x faster than the Z2580 and will be optimised for Android Key Lime Pie.
Not satisfied Intel has also announced a 14nm Airmont quad core for 2014. These specifications are well ahead of anything ARM has announced.