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Smartphones

As smartphones have become ubiquitous, customer demands for top-of-the-line devices have increased, with design and usability growing in importance.

Lenovo K900

The Lenovo K900, shown in Figure 2-9, is the first large-screen smartphone that is powered by the Intel Atom processor. The K900 is one of the first smartphones in the world to combine a 5.5-inch IPS display with 1,080-pixel full high-definition resolution performance at 400+ pixels per inch, all under the latest, touch-capacitive Gorilla Glass 2.

Figure 2-9. Lenovo K900 smartphone

The Lenovo K900 runs on the Intel Atom Z2580 processor, a dual-core chip, which runs up to 2.0 GHz and utilizes Intel Hyper-Threading Technology to boost performance efficiency. The Intel-powered device also features an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator engine running a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU. Lenovo has equipped the K900 with a large-aperture f1.8 lens, making it the first smartphone to offer such a wide aperture on its camera. Combined with its other specifications, the K900 is now a legitimate stand-in for a digital camera in a smartphone.

Vexia Zippers Phone

The Vexia Zippers phone, shown in Figure 2-10, runs on Android 4 OS and is powered by the Intel Atom processor. It also packs dual SIM and a 5 MP camera so you can take

photos and capture video in high definition. Its Zippers interface makes this smartphone unique, and you can personalize it to suit your lifestyle.

Figure 2-10. Vexia Zippers phone

ZTE Grand X2*

The ZTE Grand X2, shown in Figure 2-11, provides instant performance with its advanced dual-core Intel Atom Processor Z2580 with hyper-threading running on the Android OS. Users can enjoy faster web-page loads, application launch times, and content download times, as well as graphics capabilities and responsive multitasking.

Figure 2-11. ZTE Grand X2 Smartphone

ZTE's new flagship smartphone is also equipped with an 8 MP socially smart camera with one of the shortest shot-to-shot times on the market, capable of up to 24 frames per second and no shutter lag. It secures a high image quality in challenging environments with real-time 2x axis stabilization, and face and smart scene recognition.

Tablets

Tablets are one of the major application sectors for Intel Atom processors. As a complete computer with a flat touch screen, tablets don't have common keyboard and mouse input devices, but instead have stylus, digital pen, and finger input on the touch screen. Tablets have commanded a huge share of the market since Apple released the iPad in 2010. A few notable tablets featuring Intel Atom processors are detailed next.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, shown in Figure 2-12, was announced by Samsung at Computex 2013 and launched in the United States in July of 2013. Its screen is 10.1 inches and has a resolution of 1,280 × 800. The Tab 3 10.1 features an Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz and 1 GB RAM, and comes with 16 GB of storage. The tablet has a 3.2 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. It also has an SD card slot. At the time of this writing, the device runs Android 4.2.2.

Figure 2-12. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Dell Venue 7/8" Tablet

The Dell Venue 7, shown in Figure 2-13 and launched in early 2014, features a 7" screen with a resolution of 1,280 × 800. It runs on the Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor, clocked at 1.6 GHz, and includes 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The device includes an SD card slot for expandable storage and has a 3 MP rear-facing camera as well as a VGA front-facing camera. At the time of this writing, the tablet runs Android 4.3.

Figure 2-13. Dell Venue 7/8" Tablet

Acer Iconia A1-830*

The Acer Iconia A1-830 has a 7.9" display with a resolution of 1,024 × 768 and was launched in early 2014. It features the Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor, clocked at

1.6 GHz. The device has 1 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. It includes an SD card slot for expandable storage. The front-facing camera is 5 MP and the rear-facing camera is 2 MP. At the time of this writing, the tablet runs Android 4.4.2.

ASUS MeMO Pad FHD 10*

ASUS MeMO Pad FHD 10, shown in Figure 2-14, delivers vivid visuals with the latest Intel Atom Z2560 processor (1.6 GHz), 2 GB memory, a 178° wide view angle, 1920 × 1200 full HD IPS display, and 10-point multi-touch display for an improved gaming experience.

The ASUS MeMO Pad FHD 10 weighs 580 g and has a thin 9.5 mm profile. It has a microSD expansion slot.

Figure 2-14. ASUS Memo Pad

With Intel's and Google's partnership, more and more Android-based tablets with Intel Atom processors are released every year.

 
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