Did you enjoy yesterday’s Intel demo of the new Lenovo IdeaPhone K900? You did? Well, then you’re probably going to want to hear today’s report too.
The most powerful smartphone to pack an Intel processor to date has allegedly been priced in China. According to CnBeta, the massive 5.5-incher is going to cost a rather hefty 3,999 Yuan when it goes for sale, sometime in late March or early April.
That’s around $635, which is definitely not what one would call budget-friendly in the region. After all, you can get many decent high-enders in China, including the new Oppo Find 5, for as less as 500 bucks. $635 is also miles north from the first rumors we picked up after K900’s CES intro.
And yet, if you think about it, it’s quite fair. The Huawei Ascend D2 has been available for just as much for a month. The ZTE Grand S goes for 800 Yuan extra, raising the grand total to an extravagant $760. Meanwhile, Sony’s Xperia Z will go for 4,999 Yuan, or about 800 bucks.
How does the Lenovo K900 stack up against those bad boys? Truth be told, we’re not sure yet, but we’re very optimistic. The first benchmark result has been extremely promising, so there’s no reason to think Intel’s new Clover Trail+ platform doesn’t have what it takes to outshine or at least be on-par with the Snapdragon S4 Pro and Huawei K3V2 chips.
Processing speed aside, the K900 has the bigger screen of the bunch (which may or may not be an upside) and is also expected to ship with Android 4.2 on-board. The microSD support puts it ahead of Huawei’s D2, while the uber-thin profile allows it to play in the same league as the ZTE Grand S.
The one major concern is battery life, seeing as Lenovo is coy to mention anything specific in that department. And with the K900 measuring just 6.9 mm thick and weighing in at 160 grams, what can we really hope for?
Oh, well, maybe Intel has some sort of juice-saving trick up its sleeve, making the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 perfect. What can I say, I’m a dreamer. If you are too, keep your eyes peeled on our website for the next few days. The K900 will definitely be on display at MWC, and you know who’s going to bring you the most epic coverage straight from Barcelona.