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The smartphone brand, yet to be announced, is expected to resemble to one the company launched in India late last year known as Xolo -- Intel’s first smartphone operating on Android platform and with an atom-based processor.
VentureBeat early this week reported from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that Intel is ready to go into mobile manufacturing. Already, the chip-maker has entered into the mobile phone market by launching a smartphone platform known as Lexington that can handle full high-definition video encoding and decoding.
Lexington also features dual-SIM card capability and a wireless display technology transfer video from the phone to the big screen television.
Intel also hopes to push into tablet processor manufacturing, currently a huge hit in the IT space.
The company is yet to make the launch of the low-cost smartphone in Kenya official and is said to be keeping it a “secret affair”.