Intel plans on launching the first smartphone to feature its Medfield chip later this week, according to an announcement made by Intel's CEO Paul Otellini at the company's Q1 earnings call.
The handset known as the Lenovo K800 originally debuted at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and will be the first smartphone to feature Intel technology with the new Medfield chip.
This component was designed specifically for mobile devices and the first launch of the K800 is set to take place in China.
The device features Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, a 720p HD TFT 4.5-inch touchscreen display, an 8-megapixel camera, a WCDMA HSPA+ 21Mbps wireless radio, 802. 11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, WiDi, and the new Medfield chip.
It was described by the Verge as a fairly light device that is a little thick.
In terms of video quality, the chip is on par with some of the top processors in other smartphones in the market including the iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus, according to PocketNow.com.
It also is expected to improve on power consumption extending the battery life on devices.
The company has not released any information on pricing or availability outside of China.
The Lava Xolo X900 could end up launching before the Lenovo K800 as that device is rumored for an April 19 release in India.
This device also includes the Medfield chip that is in the Lenovo K800.
The Verge reported that is it unclear exactly what handset Otellini was referring to.