Lenovo debuts Intel-powered K800 smartphone

Lenovo is one of the first out the gate with a phone powered by Intel's mobile chips with the K800, shipping later this year.

Liu Jun of Lenovo holding up the K800, Lenovo's first Intel-powered smartphone.
Liu Jun of Lenovo holding up the K800, Lenovo's first Intel-powered smartphone. James Martin/CNET

LAS VEGAS--Lenovo is gunning to get in early on the wave of Intel-powered smartphones.

Just announced at Intel's CES keynote is the company's upcoming K800 smartphone. Shipping in "Q2 2012" the Atom-powered device features a 4.5-inch, multi-touch screen. It will be available first on China Unicom's network.

Liu Jun of Lenovo said the phone represents a heavy investment by Lenovo into the mobile space, and that the hardware itself should be satisfying to customers looking for long battery life.

We'll have more specs up on this upcoming phone soon. In the meantime, you can head over to our live coverage of the Intel keynote for more announcements.

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