The Lenovo K900 is the strongest device that comes with an Intel processor until now. The interesting thing is that the company has already set the price for the smartphone in China. According to Chinese publication CnBeta, the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 will have a price tag of 3,999 Yuan when it will be released (we expect to be available at the end of March or early April).
Doing the match, the device will cost around $635. For the western countries, a smartphone with a 5.5-inch display at that price would be a fair deal, but it’s a little bit too expensive for the Chinese market. This is actually a bigger price than was previously rumored. The Chinese can always buy other high-end smartphone for less money, such as the Oppo Find 5 which costs less than $500.
Then again, it seems like a fair price for what the Lenovo K900 has to offer. And if you think about it, the ZTE Grand S is even more expensive, being priced at around $760. Not to mention the Sony Xperia Z which is about $800 in China.
We don’t have much information about the performance of the Lenovo K900, or if it will have enough strength to compete with the rivals, but we expect it do make a good impression as the first benchmark results have shown a lot of perspectives. Also, we’re talking about an Intel SoC here, so the Lenovo K900 will most likely prove itself worthy of standing next to devices powered by the Huawei K3V2 and Snapdragon S4 Pro.
Moving on, Lenovo’s smartphone has the bigger display of the mentioned handsets which is a big plus. Also, it seems that it will come running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box. It has the same thickness as the ZTE Grand S, and comes with a microSD slot, characteristic that can’t be found on the Huawei D2.
The only hardware that we know nothing about is the battery. The company didn’t mention it, probably because the battery life won’t be so big considering that the device has a display rather featured on a phablet.
However, maybe that’s not going to be a problem. Perhaps, Intel has built the processor with battery life saving in mind, which will be a strong point for the Lenovo K900.
We expect that Lenovo will launch the IdeaPhone K900 at this year’s Mobile World Congress, which will take place in Barcelona next week. We’ll be here to tell you all about it.