Intel’s next-generation of processors aimed at affordable, low-power tablets is set to launch in the first half of 2015. Intel’s Cherry Trail chips will be the first Atom processors based on a 14 nanometer, system-on-a-chip architecture.
The chip maker says Cherry Trail will offer faster graphics and longer battery life than the Bay Trail chips that have been powering tablets since late 2013. It also adds support for Intel RealSense technology — something that had previously been exclusive to Intel Core chips.
Intel is positioning Cherry Trail as a solution for both Windows and Android devices, and it can be paired with Intel’s XMM 726x modem to provide support for 4G LTE.
The company says it will share more details about Cherry Trail when hardware makers are ready to announce the first products based on the chipset, which means we may have to wait a few months for more specific details about performance.