Intel's new dual-core Atom system-on-a-chip (formerly 'Clover Trail+') for smartphones and Android tablets comes in three versions: Z2580 (2.0GHz), Z2560 (1.6GHz), and Z2520 (1.2 GHz).
Features include support for 3D graphics, 1080p video at 30fps, displays up to 1920x1200 pixels, an image signal processor to assist with camera functions such as face recognition and panoramas, audio hardware acceleration, and Intel Identity Protection Technology to support to-factor authentication (MasterCard and Visa, among others, plan to use this technology).
"Today's announcements build on Intel's growing device portfolio across a range of mobile market segments," said Hermann Eul, Intel vice president and co-general manager of the mobile and communications group.
Lenovo has already announced its IdeaPhone K900 which is based on the Z2580 chip. Other companies announcing an intention to use the new parts include Asus and ZTE.
Intel also announced what it claimed to be "one of the world’s smallest and lowest-power multimode-multiband LTE solutions for global roaming in one SKU with envelope tracking and antenna tuning."
The Intel XMM 7160 supports LTE (15 bands simultaneously), DC-HSPA+ and EDGE, and is intended for use in smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks. The single-mode version is available immediately, with the multi-mode version coming in the second half of 2013.