Intel Announces Clover Trail+ for Smartphones & Tablets

The new dual core Atom SoC (formerly known as Clover Trail+) is based on a 32 nm chip, features support for Hyper-Threading and will initially be available in three variants boasting clock rates of 2.0 GHz (Z2580), 1.6 GHz (Z2560) and 1.2 GHz (Z2520). Intel claims that the new chips will offer double the computing power and 3 times the graphics capabilities when compared to the Atom Z2460 platform.

Intel also expects the chip to deliver full 1080P hardware-accelerated video encode and decode at 30 fps, support for two cameras with panorama capture, 15 fps burst photography and mobile HDR with de-ghosting for clearer photos. The Atom SoC is compatible with displays of up to 1900 x 1200 (WUXGA), Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Intel Wireless Display, HSPA+ at 42 MBps (with an Intel XMM6360 Modem) and the UltraViolet Common File Format.

Lenovo, Asus and ZTE have all announced plans to use the Atom SoC in 2013 and the former company has in fact announced that its upcoming IdeaPhone K900 will feature a Z2580 and the world's first 5.5" full high-definifition screen with a pixel density of 400+ PPI. 

Considering that the company gas yet to make a deep impact in the mobile sphere, it will be interesting to see how this generation of Atom chips fare.

For more on these new chips, check out our analysis.


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  • HideOut
    So HSPA+ but no LTE? So its so 2 years ago?
  • saturnus
    meh... will probably find it's way into some low/mid-range products but I doubt that mediocre spec'ed chip made on a out-dated 32nm process will make any splash in the market.

    A couple more generations and a more modern production technology and Intel might have a viable product.
  • Thunderfox
    Unless the devices in question are running Windows, I can't imagine why anyone would be interested in them, at least until Intel takes a sizable performance lead. If ever.