The first smartphone to be powered by an Intel Medfield processor, the Lenovo K800, should be launched in May 2012. Lenovo’s tablets powered by the Medfield processor will then follow a little later.
Intel’s offensive on mobile processors officially began at the start of the year with the unveiling of the first Medfield processors and signing of initial partnerships with Motorola and Lenovo.
Lenovo, who wants to increase their global presence in the mobile phone field, is looking to use this partnership to attack the mobile phone market, with Intel’s support providing them with a lot of credibility thanks to their presence in the immense Chinese market.
As soon as Medfield was unveiled Lenovo presented their first smartphone, the Lenovo K800, which they have promised to launch in the second quarter of 2012. Things are progressing well for the Chinese manufacturer, with their smartphone to now be available in China from May 2012.
Lenovo K800 (source : The Verge)
The distribution of handsets will be assisted by carrier China Unicom, with the smartphone to come with a modified version of Android that has been internally designed by Lenovo - LeOS. It should also be compatible with 21 Mbps download speeds.
This isn’t the only project being undertaken by the Chinese manufacturer. A 10" 1366 x 768 pixel tablet powered by Intel Medfield and running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich is also under development, while Lenovo is partnering with Intel for the release of netbooks powered by an Atom 2600 processor and Windows 7 aimed at the Argentinian education system.