This year’s Consumer Electronics Show has already seen the unveiling of several impressive Android handsets, including the Sony Xperia Z, the Huawei Ascend D2, and the Pantech Discover. But we haven’t quite seen them all yet. Lenovo just announced a new smartphone of its own, and it’s quite a looker. Equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, the K900 is yet another “phablet,” but unlike the rest, this one’s equipped with an Intel Atom processor.
Whether you like it or not, it would appear super-sized smartphones are here to stay. We laughed at Samsung when it introduced the original Galaxy Note with a 5-inch display, but the device did nothing but impress consumers and critics alike. Now we have the second-generation Galaxy Note II, and a whole host of other phablets from different manufacturers.
Lenovo is joining the party with the K900, one of the first Android handsets to pack a 2GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor. That may not sound great now that quad-core processors are becoming the norm, but Lenovo insists the K900 is anything but slow.
The Atom chip is accompanied by a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 400 pixels-per-inch, and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with a Sony Exmor backside illumination sensor and an f/1.8 lens. The K900 also boasts 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, and runs Android 4.1.2. About the only thing it doesn’t have is 4G connectivity, unfortunately.
But enough about the inside of the K900; the outside is just as impressive. The device is made from a combination of polycarbonate plastic and a low magnetic property steel to offer a sleek and stylish form factor that doesn’t impede the performance of its antennas. What’s more, users can customize the appearance of the device by switching between four stylish back plates.
At just 6.9mm thin, the K900 promises to be the thinnest handset in its class. That’s an incredible 2.5mm thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the LG Optimus Vu II, and 3mm thinner than the Huawei Ascend Mate.
Already itching to get your hands on it? Well, you’ll have to wait a little while yet. Lenovo has said that the K900 will be available in China from April, but availability in other markets hasn’t been announced.