Lenovo shows off 5.5" IdeaPhone K900 with 2GHz Intel CPU

Lenovo shows off 5.5
There are a few pretty nice looking devices that we've seen at CES that are going to be heading to the Chinese market, and another one for the list is the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900. It's a 5.5" smartphone/phablet that is sporting some impressive specs, and is actually one of the first phones that will come to market with Intel's new 2GHz Atom processor.

The 5.5" display will clock in at the now standard high-end resolution of 1080p, which means it has 400PPI. The chassis is built with stainless steel and polycarbonate, and will measure just 6.9mm thick, which Lenovo claims is the thinnest for its class. It sounds like Lenovo actually bought some camera lenses from Sony, because the K900 has a 13MP Sony Exmor backside illuminated sensor. 

The build on display was running Android 4.1 with Lenovo's customized UI. The K900 will be available in April in China. No word on pricing or potential availability in North America.

source: The Verge

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29 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Damn it's getting BIGGER N BETTER every day

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well, bigger is right...better ain't so... ...and this phone, this very phone, puts yesterday's article about 5 inchers being the screen limit of phones to redundancy.

22. g2a5b0e unregistered

If you read the article properly, you'd understand that it was saying that 5" would be the standard, not the limit. Also, look up the definition of the word, "redundancy". It's clearly not the right word for what you're trying to say.

27. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

My bad...just typed away and didn't look back! :)

26. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Well done Lenovo, definitely nailed it with this one. Great work and best of luck :)

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

wow! an intel made 2ghz processor, imagine what speed it could bring

5. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

It's not new as it features in the European version of the RAZR M, the RAZR i, hope all the apps now have been optimised for the Intel processor now.

14. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

This isn't the same processor as whats in the Razr i. That was a Medfield chip, this is the Lexington if I recall correctly. So it's a generation newer. That said I really have no idea what any of that means, and I may have my wires crossed in regards to the names. Wish intel would devise a naming convention of some kind even though their total lack of one is almost refreshing.

18. abate

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

It'a a powerful dual-core Atom with HT(4 Threads). GPU also powerful enough to match iPad 3, which is better than iPhone 5(PowerVR 543 MP3), Xperia Z (Adreno 320), Nexus 10/Exynos 5250 (Mali 604) anandtech.com/show/5592/intel-atom-z2580-z2000 anandtech.com/show/6425/google-nexus-4-and-nexus-1​0-review/2

3. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

seems like an awesome device especially with the stainless steel body! wait is the processor a dual or a quad?

16. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Its more likely to be single core though dual core is a necessity.

17. abate

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

It's Atom Z2580, a Dual core processor with HT. (4 Threads) It's GPU is PowerVR 544 MP2 @533 MHz (This means graphics power will be slightly better than that of iPhone 5 OR same power of iPad 3) anandtech.com/show/5592/intel-atom-z2580-z2000

4. qazwsx

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

2ghz mother of god that will be sweet but destroy battery life

6. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

But the States S3 is running at 2.0Ghz and the international S3 with nimphitmin kernel is clocked at 1.8Ghz rooted. But tho it's I believe it's a Dualcore with Atom CPU are multi-threaded which works like Quadcore. But love the specs designs and looks.....

7. dwgit

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

states s3 actually runs on Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) Chipset Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz not 2.0ghz FYi!!!!!

12. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

not surprised. TROLL not knowing what they're talking about.

13. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Custom Rom and Kernels you need to Root. Using SetCpu Mctweaker and Ram expander and Linux commands.

8. DroidNexxx

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

My Galaxy Note 2 is nothing compare to this monster

9. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

You don't even have a GNote 2

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm with mick25 on this one. If you truly had a GN2, you wouldn't believe that.

10. idroidwindow

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

New inovation hologram phones they can be as big or small as you want. First one to make one either android, apple, or windows can take all my money. UI dosnt matter to me as long as I can surf, watch and text.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Now that we have monster hardware hope the software especially the game get updated to take full advantage of it. Like our intel PC era. Games drive tech and sales.

19. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Now they must do something about the UI.

25. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

You can switch from the custom ui to stock Android on this phone I believe

21. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Now we have to wait for the benchmarks, for all the FullHD smartphones launched at CES 2013...........

23. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

a metal clad....looks great...and interchangeable back covers. Finally, an android flagship which looks like a fagship, not a dirt cheap toy.

24. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Bring it to Verizon

28. swapnilaxn

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

i must ask my tailor to make bigger pockets in my Jacket......or take the phone on lathe to trim it to 5". :P

29. qazwsx

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

well before you jump down my throte at least consider what I' saying. Why would we NEED that in a phone. In a tablet, yes I can see the use. But honestly i'll take a scaled down 1.6 ghz and save some battery life

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