Intel were keen to push their Medfield platform at MWC 2012, announcing various partners, and even a product that would make it to retail, the Orange Santa Clara. The Atom Z2460 single-core processor is clocked at 1.6Ghz, with the phone being able to perform such feats as taking ten photos in under a second, as long as 1080p playback and Intel Wireless Display. But how does the performance really stack up against other phones with only a single core?
Benchmarks aren’t everything, of course, and overall user experience and fluidity of a device are paramount. We won’t have a better idea of that until the Santa Clara begins shipping and we have a chance to properly put it through its paces. Right now the phone is expected to begin shipping in the UK and France this summer, although pricing has yet to be confirmed.
[via Netbook News]