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  • Brian Klug - Friday, January 25, 2013 - link

    Well, the Lexington platform is just designed for HVGA. Might be overkill to have that SoC inside, but it also makes the device pretty speedy. The display is that resolution just for cost reasons. If you want WVGA or qHD there's always the Medfield platform.

    -Brian
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  • Shadowmaster625 - Friday, January 25, 2013 - link

    lol what does it cost, an extra 6 bucks for 800x480? Reply
  • Flunk - Friday, January 25, 2013 - link

    No. Reply
  • mfenn - Friday, January 25, 2013 - link

    Somebody at Intel must be giggling pretty hard that they actually got the brass to approve the name "Yolo". I suppose it does have kind of a self-referential flair to it.

    YOLO, AMIRITE????
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  • nafhan - Friday, January 25, 2013 - link

    It sounds like a device for giving your friends jungle animal lower back tattoos. Reply
  • Flunk - Friday, January 25, 2013 - link

    Sounds sweet!

    Too bad I don't need one, all my friends already have jungle animal lower back tattoos.
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  • celtic ruins - Friday, January 25, 2013 - link

    http://juuchini.com/2013/01/intel-safaricom-yolo-f... Reply
  • kmmatney - Friday, January 25, 2013 - link

    Pretty impressive for a $126 phone. Keeps up with the Samsung S3 in most benchmarks. Is that $126 without a contract? Reply
  • thesavvymage - Friday, January 25, 2013 - link

    yup. Mostly due to the super cheap screen (480x320) and small physical size of the phone. Also looks to be somewhat chunky so they didnt need to invest money in getting it thin. Reply
  • gevorg - Friday, January 25, 2013 - link

    looks like iPhone 2G, Intel has years of catching up to do, fast CPU is not enough to win in mobile arena Reply
  • Concillian - Friday, January 25, 2013 - link

    I imagine luxury features like resolution matter a lot less in places like Kenya, where the article mentions this phone is being sold. This phone will probably never even be available in the US market. I have no idea what's important to a market like Kenya. Do you really know either? Reply
  • Krysto - Monday, January 28, 2013 - link

    It's not:

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/8/3850734/intels-at...

    Also this chip is not even close to being competitive with the quad-core Cortex A7 chips from Qualcomm and Mediatek that also come with much MUCH more powerful GPU's, like Adreno 305 (Adreno 225 performance, OpenGL ES 3.0) and a powerful PowerVR554, respectively.

    In Africa there already are $50 ARM-based phones with these kind of specs anyway. Intel fails again, to even match the ARM competition, let alone beat it.
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  • tabascosauz - Thursday, January 31, 2013 - link

    Since when did adreno 305 perform better than 225?
    You are out of your mind buddy.

    No phones carry the sgx554 at the moment.
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  • augiem - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5Otla5157c Reply
  • RaptureHybrid - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - link

    "...in partnership with African carrier Safaricom."

    Safaricom is a Kenyan Operator.
    They don't operate in any of the other 53-odd countries on the African continent.
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  • saiki4116 - Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - link

    If the processor can shoot 1080P and render 1080P..it can definitely push a wVGA without any sweating..All most all indian manufactures are offering WVGA display and dual core mediatek processors for same or less price Intel is set for these phone Reply

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