Last January at CES, Lenovo unveiled the very first smartphone that uses an Intel Clover Trail processor. This device which is aimed at the Chinese market sports a large 5.5 inch screen and a metallic chassis. While no release date was reported back then the Lenovo Chinese website has recently announced that the device will go on sale this coming May 6. Unfortunately, this device will only be available in the Chinese market with no announcements made yet if it will be available internationally. Pricing for this hasn’t been revealed yet.
Lenovo Ideaphone K900 Technical Specifications
- Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 440+ ppi
- Intel Atom Z2580 dual-core 2 GHz
- PowerVR SGX544
- 2 GB RAM
- 16 GB internal storage
- 13 MP Sony Exmor R camera, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
- 1080p at 30fps video recording
- 2 MP front camera
- 2500 mAh Li-Ion battery
The K900 is a pretty large smartphone with its screen size even bigger than most Android devices in the market. This does not mean that it’s bulky though as it’s definitely light and slim coming in at just less than 7mm thick. Its use of a metallic chassis with a squared off edge gives it a solid appearance and is very attractive.
The display is capable of 1080p resolutions making it able to compete with several 20v3 model smartphones. The use of an IPS display also provides a more neutral looking color when compared to an OLED screen.
Lenovo uses Android Jelly Bean for this model with a custom skin on top. Operation is smooth owing to the fats 2 GHz processor combined with 2 GB of RAM. AnTuTu benchmark tests done on this device shows that it edges out the Samsung Galaxy S4 by a slim margin.
One key feature that multimedia enthusiasts will like about this device is the 13 MP rear camera that uses a Sony Exmor RS lens. This is also being used in the Sony Xperia Z. Expect photos to come out great when using this device.