ZTE Grand X IN sports Intel-powered Android, launches from September

ZTE Grand X IN sports Intel-powered Android, launches from September

Summary: The Grand X IN will be the first Intel-powered smartphone to be released in Europe by a manufacturer, rather than an operator.


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  • ZTE has unveiled its first Intel-based mobile phone, the Grand X IN.

    The device will be the first smartphone using Intel's architecture to be released in Europe by a manufacturer. Orange has already brought out an Intel-based Android handset, the San Diego.

    The Grand X IN is in effect a variant of the ARM-powered Grand X, although this time it uses an Intel Medfield processor, the 1.6GHz Z2460.

    According to ZTE, the handset will provide 26 hours of usage.

    It will be available from September and October, depending on the country, and ZTE predicts multiple operator partners.

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  • The Grand X IN comes with a prominent Intel logo on the rear. You don't see that with ARM-based phones, but then Intel handsets are much more of a rarity.

    The device has a 4.3-inch screen with a 960 x 540-pixel resolution, and an 8MP camera, which ZTE says will be capable of 10-frame bursts in under a second.

    It also has a 0.3MP forward-facing camera.

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  • The Grand X IN will ship with Android 'Ice Cream Sandwich' 4.0. It's not the latest iteration, Jelly Bean, but it does beat the San Diego's Android 2.3.

    Image credit: David Meyer

Topics: Android, Intel, Smartphones

David Meyer

About David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.

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  • Great to see intel getting into the smartphone segment

    Somebody has to do something to address ARMs glacial progress.
    Johnny Vegas
    • ARM's glacial progress?

      Have you actually been paying attention to Tegra processors?


      It seems like you're not even bothering to do the research before spouting off.
      Michael Alan Goff