x86 smartphone

x86 smartphone

A smartphone that uses an Intel x86-based Atom CPU. Most smartphones use ARM chips, including iPhones and Androids. In 2016, the upcoming Atom SoFIA platform was cancelled, leaving the future of x86 phones in doubt. See Intel Atom and x86.
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By the same token, the company is happy to have the few design wins, which are a sign that the x86 smartphone technology is being accepted.
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Aava Mobile's x86 smartphone reference design answers consumers' demand for more powerful mobile devices that still fit in a pocket and can last an entire day on one battery charge.