Lenovo P90 handset has both an Intel chip and an Intel LTE modem


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At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Lenovo is partnering with Intel in a big way with the P90 smartphone. The handset is the first to use both a 64-bit Intel Atom processor and Intel’s LTE-Advanced modem chip.


An [company]Intel[/company] Atom Z3560 powers the P90, which surprisingly runs [company]Google[/company] Android 4.4 out of the box. That’s a bit of a shame since Android 5.0 is 64-bit compatible. The handset uses a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, providing a pixel density of 400 pixels per inch. Inside are 32 GBs of internal storage, 2 GBs of memory, a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, and front sensor capable of 5MP images.

The phone is a bit thick by comparison to many others on the market today, measuring 0.33-inches. You might not mind the girth though because there’s a 4,000 mAh battery in the case; [company]Lenovo[/company] hasn’t specified the run-time on a single charge yet. The company does say it supports some type of quick charge technology.

With Intel’s XMM modem chip, the P90 is capable of mobile broadband throughput of up to 150 Mbps down and 50 Mbps up. The phone also supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.o LE. Other mobile chipsets can handle faster 4G networks but Intel is really just getting started in the phone modem business as opposed to others that have offered wireless radio technology for several years. That makes Lenovo’s choice to use Intel a bit of a win, although the bigger one comes with consumers buying the P90.

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