Intel is inside this Android Ice Cream Sandwich



Posted by Trent Nouveau

The smartphone market is currently dominated by ARM-powered devices, rather than x86 handsets.



Nevertheless, Intel remains steadfastly determined to eke out a respectable market share in the lucrative mobile space.

"[We don't] go into markets to be a small player," Intel CFO Stacy Smith told Bloomberg back in April. "It's a billion-unit market, so there's huge opportunity for us."



Intel is inside this Android Ice Cream Sandwich



Obviously, Santa Clara has quite an uphill climb to deal with when it comes to smartphones, as the ARM-oriented sector is currently dominated by numerous industry heavyweights, such as Nvidia, TI, Qualcomm and Samsung.



But that hasn’t stopped Intel from launching a number of x86-powered smartphones in recent months, including the XOLO X900.



The latest smartphone with Intel inside is ZTE’s Grand X IN which runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) and hits European streets in early September.



The handset is powered by the Atom Z2460 chip which boasts hyper-threading capabilities. Additional specs include an 8MP rear camera (1080p), 0.3Mpx front camera, FM Radio, a 4.3-inch 16 million color screen  (960x540), 1GB RAM and 16GB/4GB of storage which is expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card.



The ZTE Grand X IN also offers support for HSPA+ 21Mbps networks, GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth.

Pricing and carrier information for the Grand X IN have yet to be announced, although as noted above, the phone is slated to roll out across Europe starting next month.