Lenovo K800 Smartphone

The Medfield-Powered Lenovo K800 Smartphone is Released in Beijing

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Lenovo K800 SmartphoneIntel Corp. and Lenovo MIDH (Mobile Internet and Digital Home Business) officially released the first Intel-powered smartphone in Beijing, China recently. The Lenovo K800 uses Intel Atom 1.6GHz dual-core processor and it will be available on shelves at the end of May. The phone has a 4.5” 256k touchscreen display, 8Mp rear-facing camera and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). During the launch event, one unit of Lenovo K800 was given as a prize in singing game. The lucky winner reported that the phone appears to be fully customized for Chinese market, which comes with various apps and many trivia things; but curiously Gmail wasn’t found among many features.

Intel is a newcomer in the mobile processor arena and other dual-core processor for mobile devices are already available. Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, ST-Ericsson and Nvidia respectively released their dual-core chips last year. Apple also developed its own dual-core processor, which is used solely for iOS-based devices.

A test using Quadrant benchmarking tool showed that a Lenovo K800 that ran with one of its core disabled performed equally to Samsung Galaxy Note with 1.4GHz dual-core processor. The Intel-powered phone scored a whopping 3850, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 3854. Also in Javascript test of SunSpider 0.91, the Lenovo K800 convincingly destroyed the competition including all HTC One models. Intel is the leader in processor industry and it has all the resources and expertise to modify the energy-efficient Atom processor lineup to work on mobile devices. During CES 2012, a Medfield reference design blew attendees away with its excellent performance level.

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