Back at CES 2012 in January, we heard that Lenovo will be the first company to announce an Intel Medfield based smartphone LePhone K800 but then Intel chose Lava over Lenovo and released the Lava Xolo X900 in India to become the first Intel Atom running smartphone.
But now Lenovo and Intel have today announced the launch of the LePhone K800 in China becoming the first smartphone to arrive with the Intel chip in China.
The Lenovo K800 packs in some nice specs too which includes a 4.5 inch IPS full-view screen, runs on 1.6GHz high-performance Intel Atom processor supported with 1 GB RAM and a 400MHz GPU for advanced graphics. The K800 comes with an 8 MP camera which is capable of shooting full HD videos at 1080p and a 1.3 MP front camera for video calls. It also has HSPA+ connectivity for faster 3G access.
The Lenovo K800 would arrive with Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and there is no news if the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update would be available soon, which is a setback. The LePhone K800 arrives with a unique wireless display technology which provides a new option to users, allowing them to extend video and images from the smaller mobile phone screen onto a bigger TV screen, making LePhone K800 a true home entertainment centre.
The Lenovo K800 is priced at RMB 3,299 ($524 USD) and would be available at all leading stores in China and can also be bought online via Lenovo’s online store.