MegaFon Mint Hits Russian Shelves


MegaFon, a Russian carrier, has released its first Intel-powered Android handset: the MegaFon Mint. It’s powered by a single-core Intel Atom Z2460 processor running at 1.6 GHz. There’s also a 400 MHz GPU under the hood that supports 1080p video recording and playback. The camera is a 8 mp unit capable of shooting 10 pictures in a second! That’s when the burst mode is in action. The screen measures 4.03 inches and though the resolution is not mentioned, our sources speak it will be a “high resolution” panel.

The version of the OS hasn’t been mentioned, but sadly, the pictures don’t promise anything newer than 2.3 Gingerbread. The four capacitive buttons are yesterday’s news already and we can clearly spot the SPB Shell 3D launcher alongside the typical Android 2.3 notification bar. MegaFon, on the other side, hasn’t confirmed the handset will run on Gingerbread yet, nor it will use SPB 3D as its primary launcher, but the given picture speaks for itself.

The MegaFon Mint is currently available for 17,990 rubles, or $550 to be precise. If you feel like having a taste of an Android device powered by Intel’s latest Atom processor despite the out-dated version of the OS, feel free to share your experience in the comment section.