It's been a year since Intel decided to take on huge quarter-by-quarter losses in the mobile market, and has been sweeping its plans to provide family-based chipset and Atom architecture for smartphones and tablets - which has sadly disappointed several users who have been dreaming of 'Magic Product' Honorable system editor Windows And system Android (And Linux?) At the same time.
The chip-making products in this category have never been able to demonstrate superiority over the Qualcomm offerings, Dark And Samsung, but were an interesting alternative that we were not really opposed to find in certain intermediate devices,ZenFone The popular 2 Asus. If you, too, are sorry to hear that Intel has decided to cut their weak link - we have news that may delight and surprise you, and thanks to the humble Chinese company Spreadtrum.
Intel has acquired a piece of control in Spreadtrum's parent company sometime in 2014 as part of its efforts to expand its mobile chip business and break into emerging markets - and now the same deal valued at 1.5 billion gives us an unexpected fruit in the form of the SC9861G-IA processor ( It's certainly not the most user-friendly name in the field, we know), which will be the most advanced product ever based on the eight-core AirX x86-64 architecture to operate at 2GHz operating frequency, thanks to the manufacturing process of Intel Itself at 14 nm and based on chips FinFET.
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The new chip is designed for Smartphones And tablets from the middle market, and includes a modem Mobile phones Built with support for all fourth, third and second generation technologies, an image processing unit that can support a dual-camera array with a pair of 13 megapixel sensors or a single unit with up to 26 megapixel resolution, a video encoding and decoding unit that supports content 4k Based on the latest HEVC standard of 30 frames per second, and a display unit that supports up to QHD resolutions - where among all these, the relatively unmistakable figure is precisely the built-in GraphVR GT7200 graphics core, which will be enough to provide competition for models like The Helio X20 (and Helio X25) of Mediatek, But will still be far from what the best chips on the market offer.
It is highly doubtful if the SC9816G-IA will give a core of Intel The success of some unexpected giant, but the very fact that the chip-x86 Is not yet completely extinct from the smart devices market is encouraging for us, as part of the general perception that a greater variety leads to a positive competition that causes all players to invest their best efforts and seriousness.
This new product is expected to reach the first commercial devices in the coming months (hoping to find a decent demand, of course), and Spreadtrum has already announced that this will not be their last product to exploit the technology of Intel. Who knows, maybe this comeback will still help us see technological continuity for the family of small and economical cores of the company even after the jump to a new 10 nanometer lithograph - we won't oppose such a development either.