Intel officially introduces dual-core Atom chipset (Clover-Trail+), and partners are already lined up


Intel has been making steady progress in its mobile ambitions, and the company has taken another step today. Intel announced the launch of its Clover-Trail+ platform, a dual-core 32nm atom chipset that comes in 2.0GHz, 1.6GHz, and 1.2GHz flavors. All models will feature Hyperthreading, and a GMA GPU clocked at 533MHz should prove to be quite decent for gaming, HD video playback, and more.

The chipset will support camera sensors up to 16 megapixels, and burst mode implementations will provide 15 frames-per-second (though the sensor will be limited to 8 megapixels for that mode). You can also expect support for resolutions up to 1900×1200, so these fancy ultra HD tablets we’ve been seeing lately will be accommodated quite nicely.

Intel looks to skip the 28nm train as its next step will be 22nm SoCs, and that particular innovation will be here later this year. With that, Intel’s also announcing that ASUS, Lenovo, and ZTE will be among the first partners to adopt Clover-Trail+. Intel has also debuted its multi-purpose LTE modem, the XMM 7160, that will enable smartphones, tablets, and ultrabooks with 4G LTE and 3G connectivity. This should help Intel greatly as it looks to break into major LTE markets like the United States and other parts of the world.

Intel’s chipsets have never been that powerful on the mobile side of things, and the latest is not being touted on the same level as NVIDIA’s Tegra 4, Samsung’s Exynos Octacore, or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S800, but it should bring a very affordable and power efficient option for smartphone vendors looking to keep costs down. It’ll be interesting to see how this performs in real-world usage, but we’ll have to wait just a tad longer to get a taste of that for ourselves. Head to the source link for full press details.


Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I can’t believe there is no discussion for this, These articles are the most interesting to me. Yes it’s an arms race and yes current devices are already overpowered and battery draining but the mobile space is going to start innovating and improving other fields and products instead of the other way around as it has been for some time.

    1. Plus… it’s Intel. They make some seriously good stuff. This is only their second (I think?) whack at cell phone cpus, so just imagine what they’ll bring to the table later.

    2. I wouldnt say overpowered. I’d say powered about right. If you can notice the difference in speed of your current phone from your last one then you have yet to reach that “overpowered” thershold.

      1. ehh I have an s4 pro quad core and the tegra 3… both are a bit much in my opinion. I underclock them to keep the battery alive lol

        1. I had an s4 on my evo LTE, it was fine but after I would use a friends iPhone or went back to stock or when side by side with nexus 4, I could easily notice some sluggishness that I didn’t see before when not having anything else to compare it to.

          So whole it was good enough, i definitely wouldn’t consider it over kill until the process can handle any skin version of android as if it wasn’t there

          1. true enough. I am curious about them booting sense 5 to my one x+ to see how much difference it makes if any.

  2. can you go the fu ck away. seriously we don’t want to look at your sh!tty blog.

  3. I can’t wait for Intel to bring a real competitor to the mobile processor realm. The more competition…etc.

  4. terga 4 blows these atoms

    1. Dem dang ‘ol tergas I tell ya whut

  5. I’ve been waiting for Intel-Powered phones since it was first rumored. On the computing side they make excellent products(Opinion). So I would definitely buy a an INTEL powered smartphone. Side note: I am glad the NVIDIA TEGRA 4 is on point cause there TEGRA 3 chip sucked (janky,glitchy and problematic to say the least(opinion) ). So, they needed some redemption. But, its about innovation and changing the way we interact as well as making productivity more fluid and enjoyable. Everybody has an opinion so lets be open to different views.

  6. Still behind but I look forward to them catching up!

    The more competition the better, give ’em hell Intel!

    1. Exactly my thoughts. well said.


    Their GPU is doing a good job.

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