Lenovo managed to strike a great PR coup by being the first to present a Clovertrail+ based smartphone. The IdeaPhone K900 runs on the just-announced Intel Atom Z2580 processor.
While it still runs at 2GHz like its predecessor, it doubles the number of cores and ups the clock speed of the onboard GMA video to 533MHz while doubling the GPU Cores (you get a PowerVR SGX544MP2). There’s also an Intel XMM 6360 HSPA+ modem with a theoretical speed of 42Mbps.
It is also a mere 6.9mm thick, the slimmest design for a smartphone with a display bigger than 5in. In fact the K900 has a 5.5in display with a screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, which results in a pixel density slightly lower than its competitors.
Other features include 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, USB 2.0, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a 2,500mAh battery, a 13-megapixel camera with a F1.8 lens Exmor BSI sensor from Sony plus a front-facing 2-megapixel one with an 88 degrees viewing angle and an Intel-optimised Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
There doesn’t seem to be a microSD card slot which is likely to be the biggest let down of this stunning looking device. Other than that, we were bedazzled by its looks at first impression. The metal chassis and its industrial design reminded us of the Motorola Razr i and another competitor, the Asus Padfone Infinity.
Lenovo has yet to confirm when the handset will go on sale in the UK or in Western Europe. For now, only Russians will have the opportunity to buy one.