The first Intel-powered Android 4.0 smartphone, Lenovo's LePhone K800, is now finally available
Lenovo and Intel finally took the wraps off of the Medfield-powered Lenovo LePhone K800 on Thursday in China. The smartphone is the first Android 4.0 x86 smartphone to launch in China and the second Intel-based smartphone overall.
News of the launch was expected and comes just a few weeks after Intel CEO Paul Otellini revealed that the K800 smartphone would be launching soon. The K800 follows the first Intel phone, the Lava Xolo 900, which launched in India last month.
As a brief refresher, the Lenovo LePhone K800 sports a 1.6 GHz Atom Z2460 processor and a 4.5-inch 720p display. The phone also features an 8-megapixel camera that is capable of snapping burst-shot photos.
Intel and Lenovo's new smartphone will cost around $524 unlocked. There is no word yet on contract pricing, but at that price, the device will likely cost $149 or less. The device will launch on China Unicom.
For those who follow the wireless scene, you might remember that Intel has tried for years to get into mobile, and the K800 is just the beginning. American consumers will see several Medfield-powered Motorola smartphones and tablets launch later this year in the U.S.