Orange has officially lifted the lid on Europe’s first-ever Intel-powered smartphone, in the form of the spanking new, budget blower that is the San Diego.
In keeping with Orange’s other own-branded, cities-of-the-world-flavoured efforts, the carrier's new challenger will be priced £199.99 when bought off-contract or is up for grabs for free on contracts starting at £15.50 per month.
Under the hood, the San Diego packs an Intel Atom Z2460 processor and is home to an eight megapixel camera with burst capture mode for rapidly snapping multiple images.
Available from the June 6th on our fair shores, the San Diego also features 16GB of internal storage, NFC smarts for contactless payments and a 4.3-inch display with a 1024 x 600 resolution.
An impressive spec sheet at that price point, no?
There is one caveat, though. And that’s that the San Diego ships with the creaky 2.3 version of Android out of the box.
However, Orange promises us an update to the up-to-the-minute Ice Cream Sandwich edition soon, so if you shell out you shouldn’t have too long to wait to get on board with the best of Google’s OS.