Lenovo has introduced a sleek new 5.5-inch smartphone, the IdeaPhone K900 — one of the first phones to run Intel’s new 2-GHz dual-core Atom processor.
While Lenovo hasn’t released any of its Android-based smartphones in the U.S., it is the number two smartphone player in China by market share after Samsung. If Lenovo sees a lot of success in the international market, it could eventually put out smartphone in North America.
For specs, the phone has a massive 5.5-inch 1080p IPS screen, a 13-megapixel camera with dual flash, a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
I was able to hold the phone in my hand this evening at a CES 2013 event, but wasn’t able to try out the software, an indication the phone isn’t quite cooked and ready for consumption. Still, the device was well-built and surprisingly light given the quite-large display. (Although Huawei’s 6.1-inch monster phone is bigger.)
The phone weighs just 5.7 ounces and measures 6.9mm thin. I put the K900 in my jacket pocket, and it wasn’t noticeable to me in the slightest.
Unfortunately, the IdeaPhone K900 is not slated for U.S. release, and when I asked a Lenovo representative if it could possibly reach the U.S., he said “probably not.” The phone will start selling in China in April and it will later hit India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Russia, and the Philippines.
Check out more photos of the IdeaPhone K900 below.
Photos via Sean Ludwig/VentureBeat.
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