Photos: Orange's San Diego, the UK's first Atom smartphone

Photos: Orange's San Diego, the UK's first Atom smartphone

Summary: Europe's first device running Intel's Atom will go on sale exclusively from Orange on 6 June, bringing with it a decent spec list and a middle-of-the-road price tag – just don't expect a full range of apps

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  • Orange's San Diego Intel Android phone display

    Orange has unveiled the San Diego, the first Intel Atom-powered smartphone to go on sale in the UK.

    It will be available in the UK from a range of retailers as well as Orange's normal sales channels on 6 June, the company confirmed on Thursday. The device has been seen in the wild before: ZDNet UK got its first sneak peek preview of the Android device back in February.

    The San Diego, formerly known as Santa Clara, is a follow up to the popular budget San Francisco handset launched in 2011 but swaps the processor for Intel's Z2460 1.6GHz processor, formerly known as 'Medfield'.

    Image credit: Ben Woods

  • Orange's San Diego comes with an 8-megapixel camera

    Key specs of the device include an 8-megapixel camera, with a burst capture option capable of taking 10 shots in under a second.

    The San Diego will also support 1080p video capture, which can be played back on a larger external screen using the micro-HDMI, like the Motorola's revamped Droid Razr.

    The Orange device also has a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for photos and video calling.

    The handset comes with a 4-inch 600 x 1024 pixel display, 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage; it can also support NFC features such as contactless transfer.

    Image credit: Ben Woods

Topics: Mobility, Smartphones

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