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Orange London Smartphone To Be Made By ZTE & Powered By Intel Medfield?

A screenshot of an introduction to a survey carried out by Orange has leaked what looks like a new smartphone with an Intel processor clocked at 1.6GHz.

The picture which was published by was obtained by an Orange customer who had signed for a scheme called "better together" which includes, amongst other things, completing surveys.

Apart from a picture of the phone (or what looks like a prototype/mobile development platform), the description provides with a few interesting features.

There's a 1.6GHz processor (a Medfield system on chip, possibly the Z2460), 16GB internal storage, a 4.03-inch touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass, an eight megapixel camera that can record full HD video content, capture 10 photos in less than one second and comes with an 8x digital zoom.

No details about what operating system the phone uses although Ice Cream Sandwich is the most likely candidate especially as the description mentions "apps".

Assuming the handset (and the description) is real, the question remains as to who will manufacture the phone. Only Lenovo and Motorola have confirmed that they will produce Intel-based smartphones.

It is worth pointing out that back in April 2011, Bloomberg reported that Intel and ZTE - which is a major OEM partner of Orange - have been working together on an Atom-based smartphone.

Arguably, all this is pure speculation at this stage although we heard that Intel will be at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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