Chip giant Intel is intending to plunge deeper into low-end smartphone manufacturing, with HumanIPO learning that it is set to launch a low-cost phone in Kenya in the coming weeks.
The smartphone brand, yet to be announced, is expected to resemble to one the company launched in India late last year known as Xolo — Intel’s first smartphone operating on Android platform and with an atom-based processor.
VentureBeat early this week reported from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that Intel is ready to go into mobile manufacturing. Already, the chip-maker has entered into the mobile phone market by launching a smartphone platform known as Lexington that can handle full high-definition video encoding and decoding.
Lexington also features dual-SIM card capability and a wireless display technology transfer video from the phone to the big screen television.
Intel also hopes to push into tablet processor manufacturing, currently a huge hit in the IT space.
The company is yet to make the launch of the low-cost smartphone in Kenya official and is said to be keeping it a “secret affair”.