At Tuesday’s keynote speech during CES 2012, Intel took to the stage and announced their first ever Intel-powered smartphone, the Lenovo K800. The introduction didn’t go so smoothly – check out the upside-down announcement… – but the demonstrations and stats seem nothing short of phenomenal.
Very little was shown on the K800 besides the picture glimpsed above, but the Intel processing power seems pretty outstanding. We’re hearing initial specs could include a 4.5-inch 720p display and that it may come to China Unicom first. We’re hoping the United States and entire world soon thereafter. We’ll keep you posted on specs… and I expect this device will get a name change if it reaches other regions of the world.
Intel did made most of their discussion around their processor in general, for example, the battery life supposedly obliterates the competition and it can support up to a 16MP camera that can take 10 pictures in only 1 second (wowzers). Of course we always hear high battery capacity promises and they don’t always meet expectations, so we’ll need a real world example before we take their word for it.
One surprise appearance was Motorola’s Sanjay Jha who appeared on stage to promise we’ll see Intel-based Motorola phones and tablets in the near future. To be more specific, it’s a multi-year and multi-device partnership with device and carrier announcements coming this summer. Exciting stuff indeed.
We’ll see what we can eek out of Lenovo and Motorola in the next few days… but we doubt much. Stay tuned!