"The fight for the high end smartphone market has switched to overdrive with Samsung’s announcement of their next flagship smartphone, S4 last week. The line of what defines a mid-range phone and what features and specs qualify a phone to be a ‘high end’ smartphone is now clear, though unwritten. Asus, you may know them from their very popular Asus Phonepad tablet cum smartphone hybrid, high performance tablets in the infinity family and Google Nexus 7, are working on a high end smartphone but unlike any other you may have heard about recently, it will be powered by an Intel chip! "
curious...Intel has stated that they will ship their next generation (22nm Merrifield) phone chip later in the year...and most articles take this to mean that we would not see phones with Merrifield until early 2014. However, this article says differently:
"At CES, Bell talked mostly about the company’s “value platform,” but added that by the 2013 holiday season there will phones on the market based on the company’s next-generation mobile processor which will be produced on cutting-edge 22 nm process technology."
The difference in timing might suggest that a 3G version of Merrifield phone might arrive first with an LTE model arriving later. 3G networks still perform well and dominate the industry globally so it makes sense to get Merrifield out to the larger market.