Intel has an updated 32nm smartphone processor in the works that will be demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelon. Intel will also discuss details of Mary Field, a 22nm SoC planned for later this year. Intel has made progress since it came to MWC a year ago without any Atom-based smartphone design wins. But the PC giant is still playing catch up in a segment dominated by ARM-based SoCs from Qualcomm, Nvidia and many others.
Intel's Clover Trail+, now shipping, sports three times the graphics of Intel's current Atom-based Medfield smartphone platform thanks to use of the SGX 544MP2 dual-core graphics of Imagination Technologies, the company said. The dual-core, dual-threaded Atom chip runs up to 2 GHz and can decode 1080-progressive video at 30 frames/second. Clover Trail+ powers Lenovo's IdeaPhone K900, which will be available for sale outside China soon, an Intel spokeswoman said.