By Stephen Schenck | February 17, 2012 4:44 PM
This year, we’ll be seeing Intel-made processors start making a comeback in the smartphone market. Thanks to the CES, we’ve already had the opportunity to see some of this hardware in action, getting some hands-on time with the Intel-based Lenovo K800. More recently, we learned of Motorola’s interest in producing an Android handset also based on Intel silicon. Today we may have another such Intel Android on our hands, supposedly arriving as the London on carrier Orange.
Information on the London was first revealed by an Orange subscriber who had been asked to participate in a survey about future products. As a result, there’s no guarantee that the carrier will actually release the phone, especially if it doesn’t like what it heard from these survey results, but it’s probably a likely outcome.
Orange loves giving phones its own branding; who’s the original manufacturer here? It could easily be a ZTE or Huawei model, or even the Lenovo K800 itself; Android buttons aside, it’s externally similar to what we saw at the CES.
Supposedly, the Orange London will run a 1.6GHz Intel chip, feature an eight-megapixel camera, include 16GB of on-board storage, and have a 4.03-inch Gorilla Glass screen (which makes us think this might not be the K800, which is supposed to have a 4.5-inch display).
Orange certainly talks-up the London in the text it prepared, describing the phone as being the fastest handset anywhere when it comes to web browsing, and having exceptional camera capabilities. It’s all very intriguing, and now has us anxiously waiting to here more about this model.