At the CES in January this year, we wrote about the Lenovo K800, an Intel Medfield-powered smartphone running on Android. But as far as we can recall, signs of the device arriving in the U.S. are bleak. Last month, we reported that Lenovo will debut the device in China this June. Details of its specs also started to emerge. We learned that it will sport a 1.6 GHz Atom z2460 Medfield processor and that it will allegedly arrive with Ice Cream Sandwich. We also caught a glimpse of the device’s initial benchmark test results that was a bit promising. Today, however, CNET is reporting that a source familiar with Lenovo’s plans, revealed that the company will be launching the device in China next week.
The source added that in addition to the aforementioned specs, the Lenovo K800 will also feature a 400 MHz graphics chip, a 4.5-inch 720 x 1280 display and an Android -based Lenovo LeOS user interface for the local Chinese market. Other features include HDMI-out, near-field communication, and an Intel wireless display technology for streaming video to a compatible HDTV. The Lenovo K800 will run on China’s Unicom network, but unfortunately the pricing has not been confirmed. It is important to note that this is still a rumor for now. So far, Lenovo hasn’t released any announcements about the rumored launching of the device.