Starting with the next generation processors, Intel Atom will be offered in three distinct brand levels — the Intel Atom x3, x5 and x7. Intel Atom x3 processor provides basic, but genuine Intel level tablet and smartphone performance. Intel Atom x5 processor has more capabilities and features for consumers looking for a better experience and the flagship Intel Atom x7 processor provides the highest level of performance and capabilities for the Atom family. With this simplified structure, choosing a tablet will be much easier as relative level of performance and experience delivered from the processor will be easily identified.
Intel today their revealed first 14nm Intel Atom SoC, the Intel Atom x5 and x7 processor series (formally code-named “Cherry Trail”) for next-generation tablets and small-screen 2 in 1s. Offering 64-bit support for Windows, Intel Gen 8 graphics, and an option to pair with next-generation LTE Advanced connectivity, the Intel Atom x5 and x7 processor series will power a range of mainstream to premium devices.
OEMs like Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba, have already committed to deliver devices on this platform. The first devices are expected to be in the market in the first half of this year.
Intel also announced its third-generation five-mode, LTE Advanced Category 10 modem. The Intel XMM 7360 supports 3x carrier aggregation and download speeds up to 450 Mbps. Its compact size and power efficiency enable the Intel XMM 7360 to accommodate a wide range of form factors, from smartphones and phablets to tablets and PCs. It also expands Intel’s portfolio of LTE solutions, giving device manufacturers a competitive option to quickly design and launch LTE devices in various market segments and geographies. At Mobile World Congress, the company also demonstrated a pre-5G concept system that combines LTE with 802.11ad to deliver speeds of more than 1 Gbps using Intel technology end-to-end.