Intel Merrifield-powered ‘Redhookbay’ appears in benchmarks

A new smartphone code-named “redhookbay” has appeared in benchmark listings. Powered by the 1.6GHz Intel Merrifield dual-core processor, the smartphone apparently runs on Android 4.2.1.

The benchmark listing also reveals the phone features like 1280x720p HD display, and PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU.

From the details, Intel Redhookbay seems like a reference design and we might see the devices based on it as early as Mobile World Congress 2013. A report from Taiwanese publication Digitimes also suggests that Intel is planning to showcase new Atom processor and a new smartphone platform at MWC.

Intel, which is trying very hard to make a stand in smartphone market, is yet to be at the core of any popular smartphone and most of the Intel-powered Android devices have seen average success at best. Even the top manufacturers like Samsung, Sony or HTC are yet to opt for Intel processors in their devices and the chipmaker is left working with select companies like Motorola, ZTE and Lava for their smartphones.

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