Lenovo will apply a 1.6GHz Atom z2640 chip on a phone to debut in China in the second quarter, Intel chief executive Paul Otellini said at the CES.
Motorola has as well entered into a multi-year, multi-product agreement with Intel, Otellini said.
The Intel chief said that “The best of Intel computing is coming to smart phones. Our efforts with Lenovo and Motorola Mobility will help to establish Intel processors in smart phones and provide a solid foundation from which to build in 2012 and into the future.”
The partnership with Motorola is glimpsed as mainly important since the company is being taken over by Google Inc, whose Android operating system is, by some counts, the world’s most extensively used.
Intel said that most applications written for ARM chips would be with faultlessly with Intel once, and that it was writing unique code to allow the others to be transferred.
Intel showed off a prototype unit, which it said could deliver eight hours of 3G voice calls, six hours of 1080p video playing or five hours of 3G internet browsing.