Lenovo plans midtier Golden Warrior S8 smartphone, report says

The device will reportedly come with a 5.3-inch screen, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean).

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One of Lenovo's previously announced handsets, the K900. Lenovo

Lenovo has plans to launch a midtier smartphone featuring the increasingly-common gold finish making its way to more and more handsets.

Lenovo will announce at some point soon the Golden Warrior S8, the Android Headlines blog site reported Friday, citing reports and leaked images out of Asia. The device will reportedly come with a gold finish and a 5.3-inch screen boasting a resolution of 1,280x720 pixels. The Golden Warrior will also feature an eight-core processor and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera. The front-facing camera will come with 5 megapixels. The smartphone will run on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), rather than the Android 4.4 (KitKat) found in the latest flagship handsets from other vendors.

According to Android Headlines, Lenovo will pitch the Golden Warrior to customers as a midtier device, thus the lower screen resolution and older Android version.

Lenovo is best known for its computing equipment in the US, but the company is a prolific smartphone maker in China. Lenovo is trying to extend its reach with help from Motorola, which it signed a deal to acquire in January from Google for nearly $3 billion.

It's not clear what Lenovo's launch plans might be for the Golden Warrior S8, since it hasn't yet been announced. CNET has contacted Lenovo for comment on the leak. We will update this story when we have more information.