Intel announces Clover Trail+ platform with dual-core Atom processors

After teasing the Clover Trail platform at CES, Intel has now officially taken the wraps of this chip platform at MWC 2013.  Intel claims that Clover Trail+ will bring industry-leading performance with low-power and long battery life to Android smartphones.

“The platform’s 32nm dual core Intel Atom Processors – Z2580, Z2560, Z2520- are available in speeds up to 2.0 GHz, 1.6 GHz and 1.2GHz, respectively. The processor also features support for Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, supporting four simultaneous application threads and further enhancing the overall efficiency of the Atom cores,” Intel noted in a press release.Intel_Atom_Processor_Z2580

The Clover Trail+ processors also include Intel Graphics Media Accelerator engine with a graphics core supporting up to 533MHz.

The new Clover Trail+ chips support:

  • Upto 16MP camera sensors
  • Real-time face detection
  • 15 frame-per-second burst mode for 8 megapixel photos
  • WUXGA display of 1900x1200p
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Intel Wireless Display Technology
  • HSPA+ at 42Mbps with the Intel XMM 6360 slim modem solution
  • UltraViolet Common File Format

Asus, Lenovo and ZTE will be building Android smartphones and tablets based on the new Intel Clover Trail+ platform. We have already seen Lenovo IdeaPhone K900, which will the first smartphone to be powered by the new Atom Z2580 chip and will be released  in Q2 .

Intel also revealed that it will be releasing new 22nm smartphone Atom SoC (“Merrifield”) later this year, which will provide increased smartphone performance, power efficiency and battery life.

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