Orange San Diego Officially Launched, Packs Intel Medfield CPU And Android Gingerbread


Orange San Diego Officially Launched, Packs Intel Medfield CPU And Android Gingerbread

Orange changed the name of the device and today, at the official launching event it was presented as San Diego insdead of Orange Santa Clara. It’s the first Android smartphone powered by a single-core Intel chipset clocked at 1.6 GHz.

The guys at Engaget got their hands on the smartphone and run a series of benchmark tests. They’ve put it next to Samsung Galaxy S3 and Motorola Droid RAZR. You’ll see why the Intel smartphone surprised use all. Intel did their homework and dazzled us in the synthetic tests.

As you probably expected Galaxy S III overscored Orange San Diego in all benchmark tests, but Motorola’s dua-core smartphone wasn’t able to keep up with the Intel Medfield smartphone in tests like Quadrant, Vellamo or SunSpider. You must not forget that Galaxy S3 has a quad-core 1.4 GHz CPU, while San Diego has a single-core processor.

Orange San Diego comes pre-loaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but it will receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware update in the near future. The smarphone packs a single-core Intel Medfield CPU clocked at 1.6 GHz, an 8 megapixel camera, WiFi, 3G, microUSB, 3.5 mm jack and NFC support.

The Intel Medfield chipset with 1.6 GHz Atom Z2460 CPU and the XMM 6260 HSPA+ wireless modem are developed by Intel in an attempt to penetrate the smartphone market. But the most impressive aspect of this device is the battery, capable of keeping Orange San Diego awake for 14 days in standby, writes TheVerge.

Orange San Diego has a 4-inch display with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 and 16 GB of internal storage. The new smartphone developed by Intel and Orange also sports NFC technology, for mobile payments, a technology that will soon spread in most of the countries of the globe.

The first European country where Orange San Diego will be made available for buy is Great Britain, where the contract free price is of £200. But if you sign a two-year contract you will get Orange San Diego for free.

You can get more details about the Orange San Diego benchmark tests in the war against Samsung Galaxy S3 and Motorola Droid RAZR from here.

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