Intel is supposed to have left the mobile and IoT markets, but a few month ago, I wrote about Spreadtrum SC9861G-IA, an octa-core Intel Airmont SoC designed for LTE smartphones. Airmont is the microarchitecture used in Intel’s Cherry Trail and Braswell SoC, so the Spreadtrum SoC is not based on a new microarchitecture, but it still shows Intel decided to still use the technology, just not with their name on the processor.
The news was published in February, but so far I have not seen any phone based on the processor. Instead, a similarly specced SoC, namely Spreatrum SC9853i, is now found in LEAGOO T5c 5.5″ smartphone with 3GB RAM and 32GB flash.
- SoC – Spreatrum SC9853i octa-core Intel 64-bit Airmont “Cherry Trail-T” processor @ up to 1.8 GHz (14-nm FinFET process)
- System Memory – 3GB RAM
- Storage – 32GB eMMC flash
- Display – 5.5″ SHARP Full HD IPS display
- Cellular Connectivity – LTE cat 6 and dual 4G networks
- Camera – 13.0 MP + 2.0 MP dual rear camera with aufocus, front-facing camera
- Misc – Font fingerprint scanner
- Battery – 3,000 mAh battery with 5V/2A “quick charge”
The operating system is not mentioned at all, but it’s probably safe to assume it’s running some version of Android.
The company claims SC9853i delivers 30% less power consumption, and is 25% to 39% faster than MediaTek MT6750 octa-core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ 1.5 GHz (Cluster 1) / 1.0 GHz (Cluster 2) for single core, multi-core and “CPU total” – whatever that means – performance.
Leegoo T5c retail price will be around $129.99, but they have a promotion at launch, offering the phone for $1.99 to 5 winners on December 4, as well as a $30 discount coupon to some of the participants, making it a $100 phone. For comparison, LEAGOO T5 smartphone based on Mediatek MT6750T SoC, but with 4GB RAM/64GB storage instead of just 3GB/32GB, currently sells for $128 shipped.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.