Lenovo seems to be bringing in some interesting surprises in a bid to gain a hold in the smartphone market. In fact, its latest launch, the Lenovo K900, clearly signals that intent. Well, it is certainly a high-end smartphone with a super-slim profile sporting a stainless steel uni-body mold. What’s really interesting is its processor – Intel Atom Z580 dual-core processor. That is a new component and it seems to covey Intel’s determination to make a mark in the mobile chip market. Lenovo K900 is the first phone to use Intel’s new processor. The Lenovo K900, unveiled in the recent CES, will be released in China this April. Thereafter, Lenovo plans to release it in select regional markets. The pricing is yet to be announced.
Weighing 162g, the device is noticeably slim with a thickness of 6.9mm. The stainless steel alloy finish augments its looks. It also comes with various metallic back covers. The bottom features a micro USB slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Screen size: 5.5 inches
Screen resolution: 1080p
Pixel density: 400ppi
Camera options: 13 MP rear camera with Sony Exmor BSI image sensor, f/1.8 lens and dual LED flash , front camera with 88o viewing angle
Operating system: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor: Intel Atom Z580 dual-core processor
RAM: 2 GB RAM
Memory: 16 GB, expandable to 32 GB
- Super-slim uni-body design with metal finish
- Powered by Intel Atom dual core processor
- Powerful camera
Not so positives
- Does not support 4G network
At 5.5 inches, the Full HD display is striking with vivid colors. It offers a resolution of 1080p and a pixel density of about 400ppi. The screen features Gorilla Glass 2 protection.
The phone features a 13 MP camera with Sony Exmor BSI image sensor and f/1.8 lens. The camera comes with dual LED flash. Lenovo claims that no other smartphone has an aperture as wide as the K900’s. The front camera offers up to 88 degrees of viewing angle.
The “Intel-powered” feature is the biggest plus, meaning that K900 is a performance-oriented device. The powerful camera, screen resolution and viewing angles augment its performance. The phone supports GSM and 3G UMTS networks, but does not support 4G. This may hinder interest in 4G dominant markets like the U.S.
The K900 runs on Android 4.1.2, the latest Jelly Bean OS. It comes with an integrated memory of 16 GB.
As said above, theK900 is an Intel-powered phone. Intel has catered to mid-range phones since its entry into the mobile chip market. But, this time, Intel has put in a lot of innovation to meet the demands of high-end mobile devices. The Intel Atom Z580 dual-core processor is Intel’s latest clover Trail+ dual core processor having a speed of 2.0 GHz.
Lenovo has also unveiled some interesting benchmark statistics. It says that the Antutu benchmark score of the Intel-powered K900 is 27,000, which is much higher than its competitors. For example, Qualcomm Quad Core S4 chip used in Nexus 4 scores 17,000. A device with a closer score would be Xiaomi M2, an Intel-powered device with a score of 22,000. Obviously Intel’s latest Clover Trail+ beats other chips in the mobile market.
Though Lenovo is not a popular name in the smartphone arena, its reputation in the PC market definitely speaks for its quality. That said, the K900 is not only sleek and solid, but is also packed with high-end components. It is indeed the company’s flagship smartphone.