Intel has been trying to make their mobile debut for quite a while now, but with fierce competition in the marketplace by Qualcomm, NVIDIA and Samsung, Intel has chosen to focus on emerging markets instead and have since launched Intel smartphones in regions such as Africa and India. Now it looks like more Intel-based phones will be launched and ZTE will be behind at least one of them. The Chinese company has announced today their new partnership with Intel and stated that their future smartphones will be powered by Intel’s upcoming Atom Z2580 processor.

The Atom Z2580 was revealed at MWC and it is a dual-core chipset that can be clocked up to speeds of 2GHz with Hyper-Threading support which should help with multitasking. Intel’s new chipset is also expected to feature better performance and more graphic output, as well as better battery life which is said to be comparable to other chipsets at their level. ZTE has yet to announce which upcoming models will utilize the Atom Z2580 or its availability, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled nonetheless.

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