Early this year, we first caught a glimpse of the Intel-based Android smartphone from Orange. But it was at the Mobile World Congress when the carrier officially announced the phone with its name, Santa Clara. We even got the chance to grab a few demos on the device alongside other Intel Medfield-powered devices. Specification-wise, the Santa Clara features a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor Z2460, a 4.03? 1024 x 600 display (with Gorilla Glass), 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, a 1,460mAh battery, and support for HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
Today, Orange is sending out invitations for a press event on May 31 where the device will be showcased. The Santa Clara is already featured on the carrier’s website with no word about its availability. Android Central, on the other hand, claims that they have been told that Santa Clara won’t be the device’s launch name and that the price is going to be the key component of the device’s success. The Santa Clara isn’t really a high-end smarphone, so this might not be the ideal smartphone for some.