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

intel merrifield reference 1 1024x576 Take a look at Intels Merrifield reference design on display at MWC 2014

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.

intel merrifield reference 2 1024x576 Take a look at Intels Merrifield reference design on display at MWC 2014

intel merrifield reference 3 1024x576 Take a look at Intels Merrifield reference design on display at MWC 2014

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.