The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn which claims that ASUS has plans to launch an Intel-based Android smartphone in June.
The report comes from Digitimes quoting its typewriters, er upstream manufacturing sources, so there might be nothing in it. However if it is true it means that ASUS will be targeting the mainstream market segment with an Intel Atom Z2580 device.
The phone is said to share some characteristics with Lenovo’s K900 and will sport a display ranging from 5-5.5”.
Little else is known about the phone. Intel has been trying to push its Atoms in the emerging markets, such as India and Africa, versus developed markets which is already saturated by the competition from Qualcomm, Nvidia and Samsung with its Exynos chipsets. So this would be a change of tactics.