Intel-based smartphone gives Samsung Galaxy a thrashing

Posted by a staff writer

Anyone who thought that Intel might take years to catch up to ARM on the mobile front might want to think again.

In an early benchmark test an Intel based Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 gave the Samsung Galaxy S4 a good kicking.

The IdeaPhone has a dual-core Intel Atom Clover Trail+ processor. Unfortunately the benchmark did not indicate if the S4 used Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa chipset or a variant bearing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 quad-core CPU.

GSM Arena, which carried out the test, said that the Lenovo K900 reveals that the smartphone is a touch ahead of Samsung Galaxy S4 and the K900 is one of the fastest smartphone in the current market.

The Galaxy S4 was the fastest Android phone yet, so Intel knocking it off the top spot would be significant.

Intel as it is using a dual-core CPU design to combat ARM's quad-core designs.

The dual-core Intel Atom CPU inside the IdeaPhone K900 is clocked at 2GHz.