Lenovo K800: Intel’s first Atom Medfield smartphone revealed @ CES
Intel has been promising a smartphone of its very own for some time. Today at a CES 2012 keynote, Intel announced its first Medfield based smartphone coming in the form of Lenovo K800. The new phone will feature the low-power Intel Atom Z2460 with Hyper-Threading Technology.
Lenovo K800 will feature a 4.5-inch 720p display loaded with Android 4.0, support for HSPA+ and a rear camera with dual-LED flash. Unfortunately the phone will be launched for China’s Unicom and no word on when a release will be brought to the U.S. Loaded with Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), China consumers will have the Lenovo LeOS user interface for a localized experience.
Intel and Motorola will also be partnering to build smartphones with the use of Intel’s Atmon CPUs, with the Android platform, to ship in the second half of this year.
“When great silicon and software technology meets great mobile and design innovation, amazing things can happen,” said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. “Our long-term relationship with Motorola Mobility will help accelerate Intel architecture into new mobile market segments. We expect the combination of our companies to break new ground and bring the very best of computing capabilities to smartphones and tablets, which in turn will help to create powerful new experiences that connect and enrich people’s lives wherever they may be.”
The Atom Z2460 1.6Ghz processor will provide Intel’s Graphics Media Accelerator for 3D graphics and immersive HD video experiance. The integrated image signal processor handles advanced imaging capabilities to support fast image capture in low light. combined with advanced optimization focused on low power, the processor enables competitive battery life for several days of usage. It will also support LPDDR2 400Mhz (800MT/s) memory technology up to 1GB of memory.