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Take a look at Intel’s Merrifield reference design on display at MWC 2014

Codenamed “Saltbay”, Intel’s reference designs give a peek at what Merrifield-based phones might look like.

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Intel didn’t have any compelling hardware wins to share at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress — either in announcement of physical form — it did bring along plenty of reference designs.

Spotted on the showfloor by VR-Zone Chinese’s Chris Low, “Saltbay” is Intel’s vision of what a phone powered by Intel’s 64-bit Merrifield SoC might look like.

Included on the device were two apps called Fitness iQ and Engraved that are designed to be integrated into a future suite of fitness oriented wearable tech devices. Fitness iQ uses the phone’s various sensors to allow you to set various fitness goals such as a daily walking distance. Engraved allows the user to tweak the device’s various power modes to optimize battery life depending on use case.

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It will be interesting to see how manufacturers make use of the  Z35/Z37’s features when it makes its way into tablets and smartphones.

 With files from VR-Zone Chinese. 

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