ZTE to Use Intel Processors in New Range of Smartphones

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China's ZTE has announced a deal to use Intel chips in its forthcoming smartphones. The company said that it would use the new Intel Atom Processor Z2580 platform recently announced at Mobile World Congress.

ZTE confirmed that it is already working with Intel to develop smartphones based on the new processor. The platform's dual-core processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology provides double the compute performance and up to 3x graphics capabilities over the previous generation Intel Atom Z2460 processor while delivering the same battery life.

This latest engagement builds on the multi-year relationship between ZTE and Intel that has already produced the ZTE Grand X IN, ZTE's first smartphone with Intel Inside.

"Our work with ZTE has been instrumental as we work to expand our portfolio of mobile products and bring to market exciting new designs with Intel Inside, It's great to work with ZTE on the new family of Intel Atom processors for smartphones and we're confident that the combination of high performance, competitive battery life and overall value will be appreciated by consumers," said Hendrik Unkel, Director for Marketing and Business Development at Intel.

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