Lenovo Drops 4GB, 4000 mAh K80 Android Phone And Of Course Leaves Out U.S. Buyers

The majority of high-end smartphones seem stuck at 3GB, though that's finally beginning to change. Asus kicked things off with its ZenFone 2, the first smartphone to boast 4GB, and Xiamoi followed suit with the Mi Note Pro. Keeping the momentum going, Lenovo is getting ready to release a new handset, the K80, also with 4GB of RAM.

What's also interesting about the K80 is that Lenovo didn't go with a Qualcomm Snapdragon System-on-Chip (SoC) or any other ARM-based part, instead opting for a 64-bit Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.8GHz, Chinese-language website China Mobile reports. The number of cores isn't specified, and though it's difficult to tell from the translated text, it appears the 1.8GHz clockspeed is a Burst rating, which leaves open a few different candidates.

Lenovo K80

The K80 will also feature a 5.5-inch Full HD 1080p display, 64GB of internal storage, 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), 4G LTE connectivity, 4,000 mAh battery, and Android 5.0 Lollipop, all wrapped in a svelte looking chassis measuring just 8.5mm thick. Buyers will have a choice between black, silver, and red.

Overall the K80 looks to be a nifty smartphone, especially for the asking price -- just 1,799 CNY (around $290 in U.S. currency) outright. And if you can do with half the amount of RAM (2GB) and storage (32GB), Lenovo will accommodate you with a model that runs 1,499 CNY (around $240).

Of course, like the rest of Lenovo's lineup, the K80 probably won't be sold in the U.S.