Lenovo K800 First Intel Medfield Phone on CES Showcase; Heading for China this Q2

January 11, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Intel is using the CES soapbox in a major way. The chip maker has unveiled their first Medfield Phone, the Lenovo K800, at the event.

Intel’s latest processor, Medfield, has been in the news for a while now. Finally, they have introduced the 32nm SoC with the official name, Atom Z2460. Both Intel and Lenovo have revealed that the smartphone powered by Medfield will be first released on China’s Unicom network, by the second quarter of 2012.

The Lenovo K800 is driven by an Atom Z2460 processor that clocks at 1.6 GHz speed. Along with the 4.5-inch 720p HD display, the handset is believed to sport dual cameras, of which the rear shooter comes with dual-LED flash.

It is almost sure that the Lenovo K800 will be powered by the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Intel has worked hard on Medfield to rectify the power consuming issue, which was earlier seen in other processors. All eyes are now on the performance of the chip, which by the way, would suit both smartphones and tablets.

By the arrival of Medfield processors, it will be interesting to see the response from device manufactures such as HTC, Samsung, and Motorola, who currently deploy chips from Nvidia and Qualcomm in their products. We hear Motorola will be introducing smartphones and tablets with Medfield chips in the coming days.

Though there are no details on the upcoming Motorola devices, it is expected that the company will release their Medfield smartphones by this summer, and will then follow that up with slates.

Now, tell us if you feel it would be awesome to go after the Lenovo K800?

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