Lava to launch new Intel-powered smartphone on March 14.

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March 14 is a very important day as far as the smartphone space is concerned, as Samsung will unveil it’s flagship smartphone for 2013, the Galaxy S4. But, if you thought that Samsung will be the only manufacturer to grab all the limelight on that day, wait till you hear this. Indian smartphone manufacturer Lava has announced that it would be launching the “Fastest Smartphone Ever” on March 14, which would be powered by an Intel Processor.

The new smartphone has been built under the codename “Mission X’, which falls in line with the other two ‘X-Series’ smartphones powered by Intel processors, the Xolo X900 and the relatively new, Xolo X500.

Since Lava claims the smartphone to be the “fastest ever”, speculations were high that it would powered by the Intel’s Clover Trail+range  of processors, which were showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month. But, according the latest report in the Times of India, it’s sources have confirmed that the new smartphone won’t be powered by the Clover Trail+ range of CPU’s, but would run on Intel’s Medfield Z2460 processor clocked at 2GHz.

The Intel Medfield Z2460 processor features HyperThreading technology, enabling the 2GHz single-core processor to work as a dual-core CPU. The chipset supports Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and up to 2GB RAM. The maximum storage which the Medfield Z2460 processor can support is 64 GB and it also supports camera’s of up to 8 megapixel and video recording at 1080p.

The report claims that the new smartphone would be priced in between Rs.20,000-22,000 and thus, expect it to take-on the likes of HTC One S, Samsung Galaxy grand, HTC One S and other similar priced smartphones.

Apart from the processor, not much details have surfaced about the device till now but we won’t have to wait to wait for too long, as Lava will announce the new device in just two days from now.Image

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