The 3G Sofia variant could find adoption in emerging countries, while the LTE version could find a foothold in mature markets.
"It's a product that's built for the right price point. I've got to get those out, get the OEMs in there," Krzanich said.
Intel's latest smartphone chips include Merrifield and Moorefield, which are made using the 22-nanometer process. New chips lined for next year include an Atom processor code-named Broxton for high-end smartphones.
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