Unless you sport something like the Xperia Z Ultra or the Ascend Mate2 (which just launched in the US for $299), there’s a good chance your current phone will look entirely inadequate when put aside Lenovo’s newest beast, the K920.
Also known as the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, the K920 is a 6-inch hunk of metal with a gorgeous Quad HD screen and a 4,000-mAh battery. If that’s not impressive enough for your elevated tastes, you also get a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 16MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and dual-tone flash, and a 5MP front camera.
Everything is wrapped in what looks like brushed aluminum, giving the device a stark industrial appearance that contrasts with the exuberance of that 2560 x 1440 screen and Lenovo’s colorful Android 4.4 KitKat implementation.
Here’s a Chinese language hands-on video of the device, courtesy of Engadget China.
The K920 will likely hit the market as the Vibe Z2 Pro, but for now, we don’t have any details on its price or availability outside of China. The phone was spotted yesterday at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, but Lenovo is yet to officially announce it. Nonetheless, this is a device that we’d love to take for a spin, for that gorgeous screen and imposing build, if nothing else.
Supersized devices such as the K920 are definitely a niche category, but one that is expanding continuously, especially in Asia, where smartphones are the primary computing devices of many users. While Lenovo is mostly active in Asia, the company is harboring global ambitions, meaning that we may see exotic devices like the K920 make their way to Western shores in the following years.