Lenovo P90 will be equipped with Intels 64-bit Atom
For some years now, Lenovo has been one of Intel`s strong partners in the mobile phone business. So, the company has released various Atom-based devices that go back to the original Medfield SoC. This year represents no exception because Lenovo announced its all brand new P90 phone which is said to be the first smartphone that uses Intel`s 64-bit Atom.
Intel has continuously announced new shipment of Cherry Trail devices that are built on 14nm technology. Lenovo uses the company`s 22nm silicon for this effort. The 22nm Z3560 SoC is the heart of the P90 and is located on Intel`s Moorefield design. It is equipped with a quad-core CPU and a burst clock of up to 1.83 GHz. The GPU is placed on Imagination Technologies G6430, which is the same GPU that iPhone 5S has inside. This is more than enough for many tasks and mobile gaming.
The P90 will have a 5.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1920x1080p with a 400 PPI. It will be equipped with a support for five-finger multi-touch, 2GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The battery of the P90s will be a large 4000 mAH, which is considerably bigger than the battery on devices such as iPhone 6 Plus that go around 3000 mAH.
The device will have Android 4.4 KitKat and it is said that it will work on Android 5.0 upgrade sometime in the future. Lenovo wants to direct this device towards the business segment than to regular consumers. This is the main argument for the brand new battery because at 4000 mAH the phone will be able to keep up with offering all day performance.
In other words, we can be astonished by the fact that Intel`s tablet silicon shows up in a phone. This new devices will be linked with Intel`s XMM7260 modem and it will not be available on the US markets. This represents the recurrent problem of Intel: without OEM and carrier support, the struggle to achieve a high-end device for customer consumption stateside have been basically thwarted.
So, the problem won`t be the performance. The Quad-core Bay Trail with Imagination Technologies is faster enough for a smartphone and the XMM7260 represents an advanced 4G modem. The success of this phone will be led by power consumption, price and availability, which will be troublesome because Lenovo does not plan to sell it in the US market.