Last week Intel’s Managing Director for South Asia, Debjani Ghosh, revealed that the company was working with OEMs to launch a Rs 7,000 Android smartphone powered by an Intel processor in India. Turns out that a couple of days before the announcement, Intel had a smartphone listed with the Bluetooth SIG, which could be that device. Also Read - Airtel introduces 5GforBusiness initiative to demonstrate 5G use cases to businessAlso Read - Best gaming laptops you can get under Rs 80,000 in October 2021: Asus, HP, Dell, more
The Intel Lexington was listed on the Bluetooth SIG on December 3 and is currently headed to African carrier Safaricom. In all probability this is the same device that Intel would sell to OEMs around the world as a cheap Android smartphone. While little is known about the Lexington at the moment, from the looks of it we would reckon it would have a 3.2-inch or even smaller display (probably HVGA) and have bare minimum hardware specs. The listing does reveal that it is 3G capable. Also Read - Intel launches 12th Gen Alder Lake chips: Core i9-12900K claimed to be world’s best gaming processor
Intel could probably integrate the same Medfield processor it used in its first Android smartphone that was launched earlier this year in India by Lava as the XOLO X900. The Intel Atom Z2460 processor on that reference design was clocked at 1.6GHz and a GPU clocked at 400MHz.