Intel-inside Lenovo K800 phone coming next week

The smartphone is expected to be announced next week -- the second Intel-based phone to launch.

Lenovo K800 smartphone powered by Intel's Z2460 Atom chip.
Lenovo K800 smartphone powered by Intel's Z2460 Atom chip. CNET

Lenovo is expected to announce its K800 smartphone next week in China, according to a source familiar with Lenovo's plans -- the second phone powered by Intel silicon.

In addition to the 1.6GHz Atom processor, the K800 boasts a 4.5-inch 720x1280 IPS display, 1.3MP/8MP front-rear cameras, Intel wireless display technology for steaming video to a compatible HDTV, and an Android 2.3.7-based operating system.

Other features include HDMI-out, near-field communication (NFC), and Intel wireless display technology for steaming video to a compatible HDTV.

Lenovo's phone will run on China Unicom's network. The phone supports HSPA+.

The K800 follows the first Intel phone, the Lava Xolo 900 launched in India last month.

Smartphones running on Intel processors from Orange, Motorola, and ZTE are also due in the coming weeks and months.

Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, is trying to refocus its chip design and manufacturing efforts on smaller devices like smartphones and tablets, markets where it has been virtually absent.

Pricing is unknown.

About the author

Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.

 

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