Saturday, April 20th, 2013
Lenovo aims high this year in the smartphone market, and they’re placing their bets on the K900 – a smartphone that is packing a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, a 13MP camera, 2GB RAM and a new 2GHz Intel Atom CPU, all inside a 6.9mm thin aluminum body. Take a look at our first impressions and hands-on below.
There really isn’t anything special with the K900 if you look at it from afar, or maybe if you take a look at the front side only. The wizardry follows when you take the device for a spin.
Up front running the show is the huge 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. The K900’s screen has good viewing angles with a reasonable amount of brightness since it is an IPS panel. Above this is the branding, the front-facing camera and the earpiece. Below are the three capacitive Android buttons – home, back and menu.
This is one of the most amazingly built phones I’ve ever handled so far, and I knew it from the moment I wrapped my hands around it. The phone is made out of aluminum and glass, and it looks nothing like any other beautiful phone out there. The design feels quite original, and most of all – the unbelievable specs are compressed into a 6.9mm thin body.
There is one drawback though – it’s very slippery and hard to hold as I almost dropped it while taking photos.
Nothing is seen up top, while on the left side you’ll find the volume rocker, and on the right side you’ll find the place for the micro SIM and the power button. Down below you’ll find the micro USB port, the mic and the place for the audio jack.
The device is a little hard to maneuver like we said, mostly because of its size. With that said, the rest says that the Lenovo K900 is something that looks and feels out of our time, like it came from the future.
We’ve played with it a little, and the speed was fast like you’d expect, and things like the camera software feels well-polished.
Lenovo K900 specs:
5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 IPS display, 401 ppi
2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 CPU
Micro SD up to 32GB
13 MP camera w/ dual LED flash
1080p video capture
2MP front-facing camera
GPS w/ A-GPS support
Android 4.2 Jellybean
Pricing is still unknown but we were informed that the device will make it to the market in June. It would be a win situation if this will be around the Php20k mark as Lenovo’s previous flagship phones were one of the cheapest among its competitors.
The K900 really got our attention, and it’s definitely something worth looking forward to for 2013. What do you think? Is the K900 the device that will push Lenovo to the top?