LG to launch first Intel Medfield powered Android phones at CES

A “reference design” running Android and powered by Intel Medfield SoC

LG will be reportedly launching the first Android smartphones with Intel’s Medfield SoC at Consumer Electronics Show next month. These smartphones are expected to reach stores in March 2012.

A high ranking LG official has told Korea Times that LG will produce Intel’s first Android smartphones that use Intel’s own mobile platform.

LG official spokesperson however declined to officially confirm this, but on the other hand Intel Korea chief Lee Hee-sung has stated that Intel’s chief executive Paul Otellini will indeed release Intel’s first Android smartphone at the CES, but did not mention LG’s part.

It is being said that LG is getting huge subsidies from Intel to use their SoC, which will help in popularising it. No details are currently available on this LG Android phone, but we won’t have to wait long as CES will kick off on Jan 9.

  • french toast

    Well then. prepare to be buying a 3g phone in 2012, thats 15mm thick, weighs the best part of 200gs has the performance of last years chips (if your lucky) yet has a whopping 4 hrs battery life.

    Medfield is doomed.