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ZTE is seriously working on a brand new handset that would probably come up with latest Intel Atom chip. The Chinese major had launched an Intel Atom ducked handset called Grand X IN, in the European continent last year. Reported by Phone Scoop (via Phonearena), the folks over at ZTE, wants to spread out their wings, in many important markets. Earlier this year Intel unleashed their next generation chip - Intel Atom Z2580, at CES 2013.
Another Chinese major Lenovo has already announced the IdeaPhone K900 with the same Intel Atom chipset, which ZTE plans to use in their next-gen devices. In an official press release, the makers behind the Grand S, wants to further strengthen their relationship with the chip giant. ZTE did not share any further details in relation to the handset.
ZTE says, "The collaboration with Intel is an important part of ZTE's strategy for product development, both in terms of time-to-market and in providing customers' with a great handset experience".
Intel Atom Z2580
The Intel Atom Z2580 is the next generation chip platform. The new chip is designed to support dual core processors. The chip clocks at 2.0 GHz (based on Hyper -Threading technology) and solely optimized for Android mobile OS. It is a successor to the Intel Atom Z2460. Remember Lava XOLO X900?
Our work with ZTE has been instrumental as we work to expand our portfolio of mobile products and bring to market exciting new designs with Intel Inside, It's great to work with ZTE on the new family of Intel Atom processors for smartphones and we're confident that the combination of high performance, competitive battery life and overall value will be appreciated by consumers," said Hendrik Unkel, Director for Marketing and Business Development at Intel.
At the same time, Intel is eyeing several developing countries such as India. The India based mobile manufacturer - Lava International already has a close ties with the US based chip giant. Recently, Lava has come up with the XOLO X500 in the Indian market. Priced at Rs.8, 999, the device is powered by Intel's newest chip - Intel Atom Z2420.
It would be great to see how ZTE handles a country like India, which is after all the fastest growing smartphone market in the world. Stay tuned to GizBot.