Lenovo K800: world’s first Intel-based smartphone

Lenovo K800: world’s first Intel-based smartphoneWe were half expecting LG to announce something Intel-based at this year’s CES, but in fact it’s Chinese manufacturer Lenovo stepping up to the plate.

Meet the Lenovo K800, the world’s first smartphone with an Intel Atom processor inside. Welcome to the party, Intel.

The Lenovo K800 will boast a 1.6GHz Intel Medfield processor, 4.5in 720p display and 8MP camera, with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) steering the ship.

Motorola’s name was thrown into the mix too, during Intel’s CES 2012 keynote thingy, however no specific Moto devices were mentioned at this early stage.

"The best of Intel computing is coming to smartphones," barked Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. "Our efforts with Lenovo and Motorola Mobility will help to establish Intel processors in smartphones and provide a solid foundation from which to build in 2012 and into the future."

Intel also bigged up its Wi-Di technology, which sounds a little too much like “Why Die?” for our liking. Anyways, it’ll let you pump content wirelessly from your Intel smartphone onto an external display.

Unsurprisingly, the Lenovo K800 will make its debut in China. There aren’t any specifics regarding a western release just yet.

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CTPAHHIK  Jan. 11, 2012 at 12:26

When Atom was announced for PCs it was not exiting. When it first shipped it was a failure.
Don't expect this to be any different.

Stelph  Jan. 11, 2012 at 13:29

Other than making this phone able to dual boot into Android and Windows and having a much better battery life than current Atom processor driven devices (when compared to ARM), im going to come out with a giant MEH here too

jaybear88  Jan. 11, 2012 at 15:09

THe Wi-Di idea seems like it may have some potential though, especially in tablets. I know we can currently use RDP but it suffers from major lag. Wouldn't mind having a tablet running Windows 8 with my i7 behind it :P Or am I totally missing the point?

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 11, 2012 at 15:19

It'll restore the sleep pattern of the billions of insomniac smartphone users who were worrying for years about the lack of an Intel-inside phone... O_o
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