Intel-Powered Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 Smartphone Shown Off at MWC 2013 [Hands-on]
Lenovo debuted their K900 smartphone at CES earlier this year, but we were able to get a closer look at the Intel-powered device this weekend at Mobile World Congress. The K900 is a pretty sizeable phone, at 5.5”, but keeps a low profile at 6.9 mm thick and 162 grams (5.7 ounces). A solid, unibody construction made of a stainless steel alloy and polycarbonate also impresses. That 5.5” display is very impressive – an IPS display with over 400 ppi, providing 1080p quality. A next-generation Intel Atom processor is the force behind this phone, which runs Android, almost certainly Jelly Bean. The Android operating system is covered up in Lenovo’s own Le Phone UI.
As an extra bonus, Lenovo has beefed up the camera by bringing over some hardware by Sony. The K900 features a 13 MP rear-facing camera, which is powered by a Sony Exmor BSI sensor. There’s also an f/1.8 focal length lens. The front-facing camera will feature an 88 degree wide-angle lens.
This is being marketed as Lenovo’s flagship phone, and from the early going, it seems to have the specs to merit consideration with the giants in the field. That said, there’s no guarantee it’ll be heading to the United States. The Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 is set for an April release in China, with further unannounced global releases to come after that. Pricing for all markets is still unknown.