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Lenovo K800 packs an Intel Atom and Android

Android 2.3 Gingerbread running on an Intel Atom processor — that’s what the Lenovo K800 is all about. Definitely a first for a smartphone and Intel must be smiling big and wide.

This 4.5-inch Android smartphone is still a prototype but it’s likely that we will see more handsets running Intel’s Atom processor (specifically, the Intel Atom Z2460 “Medfield”) that used to be produced just for netbooks.

The Lenovo K800 packs some impressive specs — a 4.5-inch 720p HD screen, 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2460, 8MP camera, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, HSPA+, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS. This handset is still running Android 2.3 though and no word if it can be readily upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS.


Of course, if you compare that to the mobile processors from Qualcomm and Nvidia, Intel seems to be a bit behind (a single core CPU versus dual-core and quad-core processors). However, early benchmark results showed the Medfield processor doing pretty good results.

The Lenovo K800 will be released in China first by 2nd quarter of 2012.

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12 Responses

  1. Abiel says:

    Looks like the same phone that was demoed here http://youtu.be/s4zrHpZDr_0 even though it’s branded as Intel Smartphone.

  2. thejorlanb says:

    What the? How the? it is possible na pala ang android sa non-ARM processor? Or is this android already optimized for intel?

  3. Benchmark says:

    Napagiiwanan na kasi ang atom powered netbooks…so this is a good decision for intel to transfer its atom processors to smartphones…good move Intel! hehehe

    AMD will be next probably! Hehehehe Go AMD Go! Heheheh

  4. al says:

    4.0 Honeycomb typo

  5. marc says:

    Actually, if you go by GSMArena’s article, they state that even though it’s a single core CPU (for now) that it’s actually doing more than just “getting” pretty good results.. it’s quite a bit quicker in benchmarks than the current generation of processors (current ha.. not the future quad cores).. better battery life too…. the GPU though is in their words,not that impressive..

  6. Wakocoke says:

    check the anandtech for benchmarks, parang tablet performance!

  7. wethepeople says:

    Link benchmark please @wakocoke? I’m intrigued but, since Win 8 will support tegra, at this point I am far from sold on Intel mobile chips. Intel is good for performance but has always sucked for battery life.

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