Orange Santa Clara Announced; First Intel Medfield Android Smartphone

February 27, 2012, By Sanjeev

Santa Clara has been officially announced by Orange. The interesting fact is that Santa Clara is the first Android smartphone based on Intel’s Medfield platform. The Santa Clara smart handset sporting a 4-inch display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution offers touch screen capabilities. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread device is driven by an Intel Atom Z2460 processor that clocks 1.6GHz speed.

Orange Santa Clara Announced; First Intel Medfield Android Smartphone

The handset is equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera that supports Full HD 1080p video capturing. The powerful shooter also allows you to click up to 10 shots in just one second using the burst capture mode.

The HSPA device offers 21.1Mbps down and 5.6Mbps up speeds. Other features include HDMI out, MHL port, NFC, mobile wallet, Orange’s HD voice call and inbuilt gesture navigation.

Orange, the popular network in the UK and Europe, is expected to release the Santa Clara this summer. The carrier has also revealed that an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will be reaching the handset soon after its launch. They have reminded that though the phone has a low 14 days standby, it will be priced aggressively.

Interestingly, the Santa Clara looks similar to the Intel’s prototype which was demoed back at the CES. Stay tuned as we go searching for the price and launch details of the Intel Medfield Android handset.

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