Intel Medfield Device Will be Unveiled at CES

Intel recently unveiled a reference design of a smartphone that runs the Intel Medfield system-on-a-chip. The rendering of the device can be seen below. This year it looks like LG and Intel will unveil a demonstration device to give users a look at what the Intel Medfield is capable of. A similar thing happened last year with the Intel Moorestown although not much came of that.

LG is expected to have the device on show in the next few days although it isn’t clear if LG will ever launch this particular smartphone. Both companies (Intel and LG) have confirmed that this is the case.

“Intel’s chief executive Paul Otellini will release Intel’s first Android smartphone using our own platform at the CES.”

The reason we think the device wont be launched by LG (speaking about the one on show at CES), is due to a comment made by someone at LG:

“Personally, I doubt that LG Electronics will release phones running on Android software based on any Intel platform. It’s quite possible for LG to push Intel’s reference mobiles but with huge subsidies from Intel for promotion.”

We expect to see a Medfield powered device launching by the end of the first quarter. Intel has a lot to do to catch up in the mobile space and hopefully this year they can make something good happen. As for the performance of the device, we can only wait to see some real life tests being done.


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