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Intel-powered Lenovo K800 goes up for pre-order in China

Still no word on when or if the device will reach the western market
May 30, 2012

Remember the Lenovo K800 smartphone that we spotted back at CES 2012? We told you then that the phone is coming out in the Asian markets in Q2 2012. True enough, one of the first Intel Medfield-powered smartphones and the first from a big name manufacturer, the Lenovo K800, is now up for pre-order. But only in China. Don’t get mad at us, because we also told you that the device will be released in Asia before hitting the global markets. So, we’re still right as of this moment.

Anyway, for those of you reading this post who happen to be in China and want to get hold of this Intel Atom-powered phone, you’ll be better off pre-ordering the handset right now. The Lenovo K800 goes out for 3299 yuan or around $520. If you pre-order it now, you’ll most likely get the device sometime in June.

The Lenovo K800 will sport a 4.5-inch 720p HD display, and be loaded with a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor, a PowerVR SGX540 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and an 8MP camera. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with no word on whether it will be upgraded to Android 4 ICS later on.

Don’t be fooled about the low key appearance of this handset. That dual core Medfield chip has already proved that it’s well worth its salt. Some benchmarks ran on the Lava Xol X900, the first smartphone to run Medfield, show that Intel’s new chip performs surprisingly well.

Now, tell us Lenovo – when are you bringing the K800 out of China?