Earlier this year Intel and Rockchip announced they were working together to develop processors for entry-level smartphones and tablets. Now Rockchip is showing off one of the first chipsets based on that partnership at the HKTDC show in Hong Kong.
The XMM 6321 chipset features a XG632 dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 processor and AG620 wireless chip for 2G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Phones and tablets with the chip should support GSM networks and they should be cheap: Charbax from ARMDevices reports we could see phones priced around $30 and tablets priced at $40 — although Charbax has a habit of mixing up wholesale and retail prices. So don’t be surprised if actual products with XMM 6321 chips cost a bit more than that.
Rockchip and Intel plan to launch 64-bit processors and chips with support for 4G LTE in the future.