Motorola has scheduled a launch event for 18 September, and according to the invitation, it will joined by Intel. This suggests that we’ll finally see Motorola’s first Android phone to use the Intel Medfield processor.
The Medfield is Intel’s latest attempt to win some of the mobile processor market from competitors such as Qualcomm, NVIDIA and Texas Instruments, and it’s the company’s first to be based on the popular ARM architecture found inside the vast majority on modern smartphones.
Despite being revealed in the first half of this year, there have only been a handful of devices released that use the Medfield chip so far, including the Orange San Diego, India’s Xolo X900 and the Lenovo K800; but none have made a big impression.
Motorola’s effort could change this, as it’ll be the first to come from a manufacturer with an established presence here in Europe. Intel announced that Motorola would be partnering with them way back in January, but aside from a single leak the month after, little has been mentioned since then.
The 18 September event is Motorola’s second of the month, with the first happening on 5 September in New York, but without Intel’s input so far as we know.
Pocket-Lint speculates that Motorola will announce the Razr M at the US event, an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone with a dual-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and an 8 megapixel camera.
Whether this will echo what Motorola will reveal in the UK a few weeks later isn’t known, but the previous leak indicated the Intel device would be promoted as a top-of-the-range camera phone, so if that is the case, it’ll need to be more than 8 megapixels to grab much attention these days.