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Caterpillar
01-09-2013, 08:52 AM
While we are waiting for the Lenovo P770, Lenovomobile just announced the K900. It seems to be a 13mp camera, slim, 5.5" full 1920 x 1080 display, using an Intel atom 2ghz dual core processor. It's not clear if it will run win 8 or android, though I would assume that it will be the latter.

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It seems to be an Intel Atom processor. Atom processors will do well in the mobile industry. In fact, that is one of the original intent for use. It has been overtaken though by ARM and other processor makers. Somehow, Atom got distracted with Netbooks, which are basically now dead if not dying. Unless, this new Atom has the spirit in manufacturing as the upcoming 3rd gen i-series but of lower power TDP (call it 3.5 gen?), one of the issues against it will be power consumption.

In any case, no idea of the price. It is expected to be released in China and likely the Asian region sometime April.


The sources:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9235320/Lenovo_sets_stage_for_rumored_K900_smartphone_with _Intel_processor

http://liliputing.com/2013/01/lenovo-introduces-5-5-inch-k900-smartphone-with-atom-cpu.html

Furball
01-10-2013, 01:21 AM
Doesn't seem to say anything about it being a Dual SIM phone though. This now seems to be my main requirement. Practically scratches off the higher end Android phones from the list.

I wonder how the Atom performs on a smartphone though.

Caterpillar
01-10-2013, 04:18 PM
Doesn't seem to say anything about it being a Dual SIM phone though. This now seems to be my main requirement. Practically scratches off the higher end Android phones from the list.

I wonder how the Atom performs on a smartphone though.

No info if it is dual core. My bet is it will be. The clue is that it is to be released in China and Asia first. Atom, if it uses the new ivy bridge techs should be faster and more power conscious. So, even a dual core would be formidable. Not sure if the graphics will keep pace for gaming though. But for 1080p video, it will hold. Here is the latest and official announcement:

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Here at CES 2013, Lenovo took the wraps off its IdeaPhone K900, which is the world’s first Intel Clover Trail+-powered smartphone. With its 5.5-inch, 1080p display, it also enters phablet territory.

The K900 is spearheaded by a 2-GHz Z2580 Intel Clover Trail+ dual-core processor, Gorilla Glass 2.0 5.5-inch, 1080p display, 16GB of storage, 13-MP camera and runs Android Jellybean. At 6.9mm, it’s quite thin and is also partially encased in low magnetic magnesium.

The Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 will first hit China, and it’s currently unknown whether it’ll ever arrive on U.S. shores. Nevertheless, the K900′s status as the world’s first Intel Clover Trail+-powered smartphone is generating quite a bit of attention. In the interim, stay tuned for further coverage of Lenovo announcements, as well as all things CES 2013.
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Video link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22oF0m4WE9o

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My guess is this will have to dip P10k, no more P12k for it to be viable. In fact, it should really tilt more to the P9k-10k range. Everybody is making 5" even 6" now. Apple is also going to hit China with a lower priced one. Locally, Torque will release a 5.3" and a 6" dual sims, dual core. Today's Torque 7" tablet is dual core, 2-sims, even has TV, is priced at P8,500. Granting it is not a premium brand, this shows that these devices are obiquitious now.

Let's see how Lenovo plays this out. But then again, they better cover the other price points too. Suddenly, the upcoming P770 is so-so, and definitely has to be priced in the P7-8k range now for it to compete.

1hei_bill0nes
01-11-2013, 10:12 AM
uy sulit sa price na ito oh... ang question na lang is kung ok ung Intel Clover.

1hei_bill0nes
01-11-2013, 10:15 AM
ang ganda! kahit na hindi dual sim for 10k... bili na lang ako ng pocket wifi atleast madami makakagamit... gusto ko nito!!!

Furball
01-11-2013, 11:57 AM
I think a phablet is just too big for me. Maybe if they made it longer rather than wider? Like a 7" screen but only as wide as current phones, like what Apple did with the iPhone 5.

Following this thought, eventually we'll end up with LCD flip phones.

1hei_bill0nes
01-11-2013, 08:19 PM
side by side ng samsung note 2.

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/422976/20130111/battle-5-inch-smartphones-lenovo-k900-vs.htm#.UPAB7azYyDU

Furball
01-12-2013, 09:48 AM
@1hei_bill0nes
Thanks for sharing! Now we can see that this is a Single SIM phone, with a somewhat-maybe user replaceable battery? You just have to take out those "industrial" screws every time. And it's good that they went the longer rather than wider version.

1hei_bill0nes
01-14-2013, 10:02 AM
i just wish na pasok sa banga ang price nito... at ok ang battery.

Furball
01-17-2013, 12:22 PM
Frack it, 2012 was the year of dual core smartphones.

2013, apparently, is the year of quad core smartphones. Good gawd. http://cute-android-phones.net/jiayu-g4-quad-core-review-officially-released-today.html

A dual SIM quad core for 10k? How can you go wrong with that?

The pressure is on for Lenovo though, the K900 will have to outmatch and outperform this "other" China branded phone. Win-win for the consumers, of course.

Caterpillar
01-18-2013, 07:29 AM
Frack it, 2012 was the year of dual core smartphones.

2013, apparently, is the year of quad core smartphones. Good gawd. http://cute-android-phones.net/jiayu-g4-quad-core-review-officially-released-today.html

A dual SIM quad core for 10k? How can you go wrong with that?

The pressure is on for Lenovo though, the K900 will have to outmatch and outperform this "other" China branded phone. Win-win for the consumers, of course.

Very true. As we speak, even local brands are out-spec'ng the Lenovo. Of course, the build and reliability of lenovo is there, but the price gap is widening. If I can buy a Torque 5.3" for P6.5k or P7k, and this phone is P11k, that's a hefty chunk of a difference.


As for dual core vs quadcore, personally, since I don't play games or will super multitask, a decent and efficient dual core will do. Of course, if that is the default or standard now, then why would I resist? :)

What I will not compromise is that the phone has to be at least dual core. It must be at least 4.5" inches in screen size. But 5" would be my middle ground in size. I think 5"-7" is the best for web browsing. 7" though can be too big to carry and is basically a tablet/phablet.

What this shows is that there is a consolidation of specs because we want to have the internet surfing experience with the phone and camera functions. The screen has to be larger. There is a point though that it won't be practical and I think that's 6-7". Of course, who knows how the market will respond? Maybe the younger generation will or would want a 6-7" phone! But 5-5.5" is likely the middle ground for me.

And having TV built in is a bonus!

dreddurius
09-28-2013, 11:45 AM
Just got my K900 3 weeks ago. While the ads say na mayroon syang MicroSDcard slot, upon opening the microsim slot eh wala sya. Sa windows explorer, it says "SD Slot" which is kind of weird since I'm expecting a physical slot, not the system's. Overall, I'm happy with the phone. Kahit mukhang pang-kaskas ng yelo haha.