The Lenovo LePhone K800, Lenovo’s first Intel-powered smartphone, is now available for consumers to purchase in China. The LePhone K800 was supposed to be world’s first smartphone powered by an Intel processor, but that title went to the Lava Xolo X900 which launched in India.
The K800 is powered by a 1.6GHz single-core Intel Atom processor. It features a 4.5-inch IPS display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera, and more. Don’t let the single-core processor fool you. The new Medfield platform by Intel is powerful.
We got a chance to see and play with the reference design phone back at CES 2012 and were very surprised at the phone’s performance. Take a look at the video below to see K800 in action at CES 2012.
Intel has big plans for its mobile processors. At the moment, the Lava Xolo X900 is available in India and the K800 in China. We should expect to see more Intel-powered phones and tablets in the future. One major manufacturer that will be building Intel-powered phones is Motorola. Unfortunately, we don’t have any official info on when to expect an Intel-powered phone by Motorola. All we have at the moment is an image of a possible Motorola phone with an Intel processor.
The phone is currently available in China for RMB 3,299 or roughly $524. It can be purchased through a number of Chinese retailers or directly from Lenovo.
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