Lenovo K900 Smartphone confirmed, May 6th in China
Confirmed: Intel-Powered Lenovo Ideaphone K900 Landing in China on May 6
by Adrian Diaconescu on April 24, 2013 at 9:36 am
Lenovo-k900After a grand CES unveiling, several unconfirmed rumors and likely a delay or two, Lenovo’s impressive Ideaphone K900 is finally ready to take China by storm. The 5.5-incher’s official release date is May 6, though pricing details remain under lock and key.
According to MyDrivers (Chinese), the K900 could be made available for a mere 2,599 Yuan in China, which translates into $420, give or take a couple of bucks. That would be crazy affordable for what looks like a high-end smartphone in basically every way, from premium design to state-of-the-art hardware.
Lenovo’s K900 is not just the zippiest Intel-powered smartphone to date, but, based on early benchmarks, it’s basically as powerful as all the other Android giants around. Besides the dual-core 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 CPU, the beast has Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 2 gigs of RAM, a 13 MP camera, a Full HD screen and a 2,500 mAh battery as major selling points.
The icing on the cake is obviously the design, with the K900 rocking a sturdy and elegant aluminum frame and at the same time measuring an incredible 6.9 mm in thickness. Too bad Lenovo is not a bigger name in the Western smartphone world, so chances are the monster will never get a stateside release.
With population of over 1.3 Billion,
there should be more than the US population that could afford this phone.
Even a mere 10% of that 300 million capable buyers, would translate into 30 million units.
Don't have data on the affordability for consumers in China, so this is just a guess.
But 30 million units sold in say a year's time would be very impressive for one type of phone alone that carries the mighty Intel chip inside.