If you’ve been intrigued at the thought of Intel powering smartphones, it appears one of the first is set to land with Orange in the UK. The wireless carrier has tipped that the Santa Clara powered by an Intel Medfield processor is “coming soon.” Santa Clara won’t be the official name for the smartphone when it launches, it will get some sort of snazzy name.
It will be one of the first designs to use the Medfield Atom processor and will be available for contract and prepaid plans. The processor is a 1.6 GHz Atom, and the smartphone will use a 4.03-inch touchscreen. The rear camera will be an eight-megapixel unit.
At this point, we have no idea what the price for the smartphone will be. We do know that it will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. We’re expecting the device to land at about $424 since the smartphone we’re talking about is very similar to the Lava XOLO X900. If you’re interested in the smartphone, you can preregister now.