LEAGOO T5c Smartphone Features Spreadtrum SC9853i Octa-core Intel Airmont SoC

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.

LEAGOO T5c smartphone specifications:

  • 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.

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7 Replies to “LEAGOO T5c Smartphone Features Spreadtrum SC9853i Octa-core Intel Airmont SoC”

  1. Isnt Spreadtrum manufacturing socs for Xiaomi? If yes, i think theres a possibility to see this soc in Xiaomi devices in the near future. Spreadtrum made his own 4g lte tech to make things more cheaper and more appealing for Xiaomi.

  2. If you pick MTK as your baseline with which to compare your performance, you’re pretty much admitting your performance is horrible.

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