Intel-powered Lenovo Ideaphone K900 goes on sale on May 6
Scheduled to go on sale on May 6, the K900 will be equipped with not feature any of the numerous ARM-based processors around, but will instead be equipped with Intel's dual-core Atom Z2580 Clover Trail+, clocked at 2 GHz. We really doubt it that Lenovo will be able to squeeze more power from this processor compared to the better ARM solutions available, so we guess this move is supposed to attract attention to the product, rather than add some form of value.
Anyways, we've tested the phone on a few occasions and it ran just fine. It's also very cool-looking, although quite big, due to the rectangular shape and gigantic, 5.5" 1080p display. So, yes, this should technically be considered a 'phablet', if 'phablet' could really be considered a technical term...
The bad news here is that the Lenovo Ideaphone K900 will likely remain in China, at least initially. We're not aware of any specific plans by Lenovo to bring the K900 to other markets like Europe, but let's keep our fingers crossed and see what happens!
4. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1115; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
This phone is hot!
The only doubt I have about it are the software value adds. I use the note 2 and though it does not have the best build quality the overall package of the note 2 has been unbeatable so far in my opinion even with the GS4 included
7. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
i agree but we need phone's like this in the us something new to try.
2. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
That phone looks damn sexy and powerful.
but the brand ....
3. ebubekir26 (Posts: 312; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
what? Lenovo is great
this scored near the GS4 in benchmarks
I really want to buy the monster Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon
6. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Oops not so fast...just because it scored 27k on Antutu that does not mean they're kinda equal in real world...remember, this is Atom, which is pretty much untested and for sure there will be compatibility/battery efficiency issues
5. FlushGordon (unregistered)
How well does it play ARM optimized apps/games?
I just Watched a video of it on youtube and the 3d rendering lags like crap
10. jove39 (Posts: 1385; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
it has sgx 544mp2 gpu...asuuming game was running at native 1080p resolution...this gpu stands no chance...its good for only smooth screen transitions at 1080p :)
11. aditya.k (Posts: 490; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
You mean to say even the GS4 won't do any good? Cause it has the same GPU except for its a tri-core instead of a dual-core here? Stupid guy! Even the MT6589 with SGX 544MP can run the games in a good way if not the best @ 1080p!
8. breathlesstao (Posts: 78; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)
I just wonder: in what ways and exactly how much less technical a term "phablet" is than, say, "retina display" and "facetime"?...
12. FlushGordon (unregistered)
I have something for ya.....lamer...
9. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
I played with an Asus phonepad in the store , its so smooth compared to its Tegra based siblings
14. MachDaddy (Posts: 33; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
it would be a nice phone for North America. But maybe they don't want to be unjustly accused of espionage like Huawei was and are holding it back.
15. Mobilephile (Posts: 98; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)
I want this phone! Anyone have an idea of price?
16. aditya.k (Posts: 490; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Gizchina says $420, but, I guess we should wait till 6th of May! It would sell crazy if its priced at $420! :)