Latest Lenovo Smartphone Pushes Design Boundaries

  Latest Lenovo Smartphone Pushes Design Boundaries

   Top-end device packs premium performance into slimmest profile in class

2013 International CES

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 8, 2013

Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today announced at the 2013
International Consumer Electronics Show its latest flagship smartphone, the
K900, a premium smartphone with a super-slim profile whose look and feel make
it a must-have for those who will see and be seen with their smartphones. A
unique blend of design and performance, the K900 sports a 5.5-inch IPS screen,
one of the best camera arrays available in class and a super slim 6.9mm
profile, all running on an Intel^® Atom processor.

The Lenovo K900, which runs on the forthcoming Intel(R) Atom processor
platform for smartphones, is ...

The Lenovo K900, which runs on the forthcoming Intel(R) Atom processor
platform for smartphones, is a premium smartphone that sports a 6.9mm profile,
13MP camera and a 5.5-inch IPS display with 1080p full high-definition
resolution. (Photo: Business Wire)

“With the K900, our team has broken down the key functions of the smartphone
and redesigned them from the ground up,” said Liu Jun, president, Mobile
Internet Digital Home, and senior vice president, Lenovo. “Rather than focus
on specifications that look good on a datasheet, we’ve zeroed in on what
consumers want and proved that for smartphone users, top performance doesn’t
require a thick profile. The K900 is a game-changer that looks as good as it
performs.”

Design

As smartphones have become ubiquitous, customer demands on “top-of-the-line”
devices have increased, with design and usability growing in importance. The
K900 resets the bar on these aspects. At 6.9mm, the K900 is the thinnest phone
in its class by a wide margin and weighs in at a mere 162g (5.7 ounces),
making it a device that unobtrusively slips into a jacket pocket or handbag.
Made from a composite of stainless steel alloy and polycarbonate in a Unibody
mold, the K900 manages to stay strong and look sharp while maintaining its
slim profile.

The material alone is not the only aspect that has allowed Lenovo to achieve a
design milestone with the K900. The rear camera array is optimized for size
with a new sensor and layout that does not protrude from the case, leaving a
clean, smooth rear face that doesn’t snag on clothing. The design team tweaked
the PCB and battery layout to reduce the space used by internal components.
And the K900 is topped off by a unique “stripe” ID language that reinforces
the thin body and integrates the external components.

While the K900 is certainly sleek, it does not ignore the emerging trend
toward larger and clearer displays on smartphones. The K900 is one of the
first smartphones in the world to combine a 5.5-inch IPS display with 1080p
full high-definition resolution performance at 400+ pixels-per-inch, all under
the latest, touch-capacitive Gorilla Glass 2. This gives the K900 supreme
clarity and crispness along with plenty of space to capture the nuances of
high-definition photos and video, as well as for viewing standard-size web
pages.

Performance

Amazingly for such a sleek package, the K900 does not skimp on performance.
Centered on the forthcoming Intel^® Atom processor platform for smartphones,
the K900 is very responsive, especially for key functions such as web-browsing
and application-loading. Although Intel^® has yet to release complete
specifications for the new chipset, Lenovo has clearly maximized the
opportunity to be the first to market with the new generation platform.

The K900’s camera stands out as one of the smartphone’s most distinguished
features. As with other functions on the K900, Lenovo has overhauled the
camera completely, and delivered a package that is truly greater than the sum
of its parts. Megapixels is the first specification that many users recognize
for digital cameras, and with 13MP, the K900 ranks at the top of its class in
this aspect and combines this with an industry-leading, Sony^® Exmor BSI
sensor for what would already be considered outstanding performance.

With the K900, though, the Lenovo engineering team has gone even further.
Recognizing that customers often need to take clear, flash-less photos in
low-light, Lenovo has equipped the K900 with an F1.8 focal length lens, making
it the first smartphone to offer such a wide aperture on its camera. Combined
with its other specifications, the K900 is now a legitimate stand-in for a
digital camera in a smartphone. In addition to these improvements to the rear
camera, the front camera has also been widened to an 88⁰ viewing angle, the
widest available on a smartphone front camera for convenient self-photos and
video calls.

Pricing and Availability^1

The K900 smartphone will be available from April in China and in select
regional markets soon thereafter. Pricing for the K900 will be announced at a
later date.

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About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal
technology company – and one of the top two PC makers globally, serving
customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally
engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on
product innovation, a highly efficient global supply chain and strong
strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the IBM Personal
Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable,
high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its
product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded
consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile
internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major
research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and
Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.

^1Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without
notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary.
Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to
availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and
specifications at any time without notice.

Quote Sheet

“Intel is pleased to provide the processor that will power Lenovo’s latest
flagship, K900. This innovative smartphone exemplifies the close cooperation
between Lenovo and Intel. We believe that consumers will appreciate Lenovo’s
cutting-edge design and the overall responsiveness provided by Intel’s next
generation processor.” - Hermann Eul, General Manager, Mobile and
Communications Group, Intel

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Contact:

Lenovo
Christopher Millward, +86 18911778182
Global Communications Director
Mobile Internet/Digital Home
cmillward@lenovo.com
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