Lenovo's K900 smartphone is powered by an x86 Intel chip

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Lenovo is showcasing an x86-powered Intel smartphone at CES 2013 dubbed the K900. 

The smartphone - which seems quite impressive - is the first handset to be equipped with Santa Clara's Atom-based Clover Trail+ platform.  

The phone boasts a 5.5-inch IPS screen and promises one of the best camera arrays available in the handset class. Despite the large screen, the smartphone has a very thin 6.9 mm profile and weighs in at a scant 162 g.

Plus, the 5.5-inch screen features full HD resolution and over 400 pixels per inch, while the screen is covered with protective Gorilla Glass 2, with a frame made of stainless steel alloy and polycarbonate.

"With the K900, our team has broken down the key functions of the smartphone and redesigned them from the ground up," Lenovo exec Liu Jun explained. 

"Rather than focus on specifications that look good on a datasheet, we've zeroed in on what [people] want and proved that for smartphone users, top performance doesn't require a thick profile. The K900 is a game-changer that looks as good as it performs."

The smartphone is equipped with a 13-megapixel camera that includes a Sony Exmor BSI sensor and a F1.8 focal length lens - making it the first handset to offer such a wide aperture via an integrated camera.

Lenovo says that the camera quality makes the K900 a legitimate stand-in for a dedicated digital camera. And why not? The front camera offers an 880 viewing angle, which is apparently the widest available for a smartphone front camera.

The phone is slated to launch in China this April, with full pricing and availability to be announced before the handset officially hits the streets.

It should probably be noted that the K900 is the follow-up to last year's K800.