Another phone maker bites the phablet bait: Lenovo K860 comes with a 5" HD screen, Exynos and onscreen buttons

Another phone maker bites the phablet bait: Lenovo K860 comes with a 5" HD screen, Exynos and onscreen buttons
LG is trying to replicate the success of the Galaxy Note with its 5" Vu handset that is expanding into Europe and the US soon, and Lenovo is now jumping on the phablet bandwagon with its K860 LePhone.

The monster of a device features a 5" display with 1280x720 pixels of resolution with thankfully onscreen buttons only, as all gigantic phones should be, since it is running Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.

There is some serious power under the hood, too, with Samsung's Exynos 4412 quad-core processor to supply it, the same as in the international version of the Galaxy S III. The rest is up there with the times - 8MP camera on the back plus a 2MP front snapper, 1GB of RAM and 2, 250mAh battery to keep things going. 

We don't know yet whether Lenovo plans to release the handset worldwide, as it is official only in China for now, but the company confirmed its dedication to become top player in smartphones at the last quarterly results conference call, so there is a possibility.

source: Zol via Engadget



16. JuanitaAlfonzo

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Did a search for "phablet" and this never came up on this site; stumbled on it in Google. Would this phone ever be available in the U.S.? Why does it take us so long to get the great developments? I’m in Austin, Texas, and need a phone to get my salon assistant. Right now, until a phone can be on AT&T, 4GLTE, is honkin' big, takes notes, has a fast processor, and super memory. It looks like I’ll be giving her an “IOU” card for now.

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Darn! Why China, China and China all the time?

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Large market where lots of devices are made, thus cheaper to ship, and many companies (like Lenovo) are based there. Same reason some Motorola devices are U.S.-only

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I know dude, it was just a humorous comment!! :D Chill!! But thanks!!

6. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i think this will be available in my country! but not betting on these one

5. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

So is Samsung now allowed to sue every company venturing into "Phablet" waters? I hope some people don't take what I said personally. I don't wanna be blamed if you die of a heart attack.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung sold them the parts. The screen, the CPU, the memory, hell they could even assembled the whole circuits board for Lenovo. It's call business. Only Apple believe they own the mobile technologies. Only Apple are allow to make their billions and trillions from it. Such bully.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

from the looks of it thats basically a rebranded Note2 with a different exterior. All samsung except the ... wait... its... a rounded rectangle with a centered screen and bezel.... fudge... theres another billion for apple. cant anyone think of another shape other than rectangle for prime hand use!?!? geesh! why not a crescent moon or something!? If only apple had not invented rectangles... oooh if only.

4. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

You call that serious? It may have been correct to say that 4 months earlier. The S4 Pro along with its Adreno 320 GPU will blow those specs out of the water.

2. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Well the Sammy Note was not only the early bird, but also a very good one at that... coming so late to the party, these new Phablets will now have to compete with the Note 2 Actually it will be quite shameful if Sammy is able to launch the Note 2 before others launch their firsts!!

3. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I really hope the Note 2 has at least 2GB of RAM

1. qwertypoor

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Isn't it black with rounded corners probably won't come this way lol

9. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

what?! also a rectangle?! ...oh snap here comes apple

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