Last week, we mentioned that Lenovo is planning to launch the Intel Medfield-powered Lenovo K800 in China this week. That turned out to be true as the Chinese computer company, together with Intel, officially announced the availability of the device in China today. The Lenovo “LePhone” K800 will be available on Lenovo’s official website, 360Buy.com, selected Suning & GOME stores and Lenovo retail stores for the price of 3,299 Renminbi or around $518 USD (Based on the current exchange rate, although that could change). Intel said that today’s announcement marks an important milestone between both companies and a long-standing engagement of collaboration and innovation which spans many facets of mobile computing.
“LePhone K800 represents an innovative achievement for Lenovo in the PC+ era, as well, a significant progress for Lenovo in smartphone market segment. Lenovo and Intel will continue to intensify their cooperation, integrating respective advantages in technology and resources to introduce more and better products and to explore the new frontier of the mobile Internet together,” said Chen Xudong, Senior Vice President of Lenovo Group, and President of Lenovo China. The Lenovo K800 features a 1.6 GHz high-performance Intel Atom processor, a 4.5-inch IPS screen, 400 MHz GPU, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 1.3 megapixel front camera, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM, and it will be running Android 2.3.7.