Lenovo Ships Intel-Based K900 Smartphone In Home Market Of China

Intel may have missed its chance to power Apple's iPhone range, but Lenovo's not going to let the chipmaker skip over yet another flagship device. The company's K900 smartphone, which was initially shown at CES 2013, is finally on sale this week. It's actually one of the most powerful smartphones on the planet, equipped with a dual-core 2GHz Atom Z2580 processor, a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU and a copy of Android on top. There's an expansive 5.5" IPS touch panel (1080p), and the frame measures just 6.9mm thick.

There's also a piece of Gorilla Glass 2 protecting the panel, and a 13MP camera sensor from Sony around back. Recognizing that customers often need to take clear, flash-less photos in low-light, Lenovo has equipped the K900 with an F1.8 focal length lens, making it the first smartphone to offer such a wide aperture on its camera. In addition to these improvements to the rear camera, the front camera has also been widened to an 88° viewing angle, the widest available on a smartphone front camera for convenient self-photos and video calls.

The K900 smartphone is now available in China and will hit select international markets this summer. Retail price for the K900 in China will start at RMB 3,299, which is just under $600. Hopefully, it'll make a quick transfer to the U.S. market -- we could use an Intel-powered phone to mix things up over here.