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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Lenovo LePhone K2 Smartphone Fondled

Lenovo is quietly starting to build a portfolio capable of matching those of Samsung and Apple; the Chinese manufacturer has showcased a new handset, the LePhone K2, which comes with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread.

According to Richard Lai from Engadget, the handset is powered by a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 chipset clocked at 1.5GHz, making it one of the fastest smartphones on the market.

It also has 1GB RAM, 1GB onboard storage (with a microSD card slot), an eight megapixel camera with full HD video recording. As for the screen, it is a 4.3-inch IPS one with an unknown resolution (almost certainly WVGA though).

One can also expect the usual features that can be found on a mainstream to high-end smartphone; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a front facing camera etc.

Lenovo has gone from strength to strength, announcing that it will launch a Windows Phone handset in 2012, introducing a 5-inch smartphone and a 10-inch Android tablet as well called the S2010.

The company has also surpassed Dell to become the second biggest computer manufacturer globally, just behind HP and is set to launch a smart TV product in 2012.