Last week, it was rumored that Lenovo would be releasing a new smartphone called the K5. It was expected that the device would be packed with a dual-core Intel Merrifield processor, a 5.5-inch 1080p display with a pixel density of 440 pixels per inch, and a 13-megapixel camera on its rear. The device would supposedly be Lenovo’s answer to the popular Samsung Galaxy Note phablet.
Now, Lenovo has finally unveiled the flagship phone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Instead of K5, however, the smartphone is called the K900.
Engadget reports that the handset is the first smartphone running on Intel Clover Trail+. Intel announced the new processor, which is the first in the Clover Trail+ line, in the same trade show, saying that the processor would be an improvement over the Clover Trail line in terms of performance and battery life. Details regarding the processor remain scarce, but Engadget surmises that the CPU is “likely Atom Z2580 clocked at 2GHz.”
Meanwhile, back to the Lenovo K900, the smartphone offers a 5.5 inch capacitive touchscreen 1080p IPS display protected by Gorilla Glass 2. Under the hood, one would also find 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Said storage capacity is expandable for an extra 64GB through a built-in microSD card slot. Adding to the specifications is a 13-megapixel camera with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 as well as dual-flash. Its front camera, for its part, comes with an “88-degree super wide viewing angle.” The device runs on Android OS.
As for its design, the smartphone has three capacitive touch buttons on its front and is encased in a combination of stainless steel alloy and polycarbonate. It has a thickness of 6.9 millimeters and weighs 162 grams. It is also available in four color options.
The smartphone is scheduled to hit the Chinese market this coming April.
It would be remembered that last year, the China-based electronics company also featured the first Intel Medfield phone, the K800, during CES.