Lenovo Teams with Intel on K900 Smartphone
BEIJING & SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- June 3, 2013
In a series of events over the past week, Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS:
LNVGY) and Intel Corporation announced availability in several markets of the
Lenovo K900 Smartphone, the world’s first smartphone based on the latest
Intel^® Atom™ Z2580 processor. With this week's addition of Thailand and
Malaysia to markets already selling the K900, Lenovo has now upped the number
of countries receiving the new smartphone to eight with more to be announced
Already the world’s third-largest producer of “smart connected devices”^1,
Lenovo expects the K900 will appeal to customers around the world looking for
sleek design, high quality and the latest innovations in smartphone
technology. The device offers a large display, high-end camera and other
features popular with customers in key, emerging markets in Asia. The K900
also distinguishes itself with a unique, eye-catching design and Intel’s
powerful, cutting-edge mobile processor.
By year end, Lenovo plans to offer the K900 smartphone in 10 new markets in
addition to the current set, which includes China, India, Indonesia, Russia,
the Philippines and Vietnam. The company has tapped global NBA superstar Kobe
Bryant to help promote the device in China and Southeast Asia, while designing
a worldwide marketing campaign to promote the phone in other markets. Lenovo
aims to use its experience in Asia as a springboard for its global smartphone
“Many of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone markets are in Asia,” said JD
Howard, vice president, Mobile Internet Digital Home business operations and
business development. “Lenovo has built a strong smartphone base in China, and
last year we began offering our smartphones in additional markets. The Lenovo
K900 is a world-class smartphone, which will compete well around the world.
Intel has been an ideal partner for developing the K900 and ensuring an
outstanding user experience for our customers.”
The new Intel® Atom™ processor platform ("Clover Trail+") brings Intel’s
classic product strengths, including high performance that lets users enjoy
smooth Web browsing, vibrant, glitch-free, full HD movies, and an Android*
applications experience that launches fast and runs great. The product’s 2GHz
dual core Intel Atom processing also features Intel® Hyper-Threading
Technology, supporting four simultaneous application threads and further
enhancing the overall efficiency of the Intel Atom cores and platform.
“The K900 embodies the value propositions of high-performance Intel^®
architecture and great battery life with Lenovo’s product and design
innovation,” said Hermann Eul, Intel vice president and general manager of the
Mobile and Communications Group. “We look forward to our continued partnership
with Lenovo across a range of mobile market segments, and to working closely
with them to bring the K900 smartphone experience with Intel Inside® to more
consumers around the world.”
K900 – Product Information
As smartphones have become ubiquitous, customer demands for “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 a mere 162g, 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.
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” 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
Lenovo K900 runs on the Intel^® Atom™ Z2580 processor, a dual core chip, which
runs up to 2.0 GHz and utilizes Intel^® Hyper-Threading technology to boost
performance efficiency. The Intel-powered device also features an Intel^®
Graphics Media Accelerator engine running a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU, which
triples graphics performance over the previous generation.^i This makes the
Lenovo K900 very responsive, especially for key functions such as
web-browsing, multi-tasking and application-switching.
The K900’s camera stands out as one of the smartphone’s most distinguished
features. 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.
Recognizing that customers often need to take clear, flash-less photos in
low-light, Lenovo has equipped the K900 with a large aperture f1.8 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 88-degree viewing
angle, the widest available on a smartphone front camera for convenient
self-photos and video calls.
The Lenovo K900 smartphone is available now or very soon in China, India,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. Additional
markets will be announced in the near future. Retail pricing for the K900
varies by market.
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Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal
technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, 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 former 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, China; and Raleigh, North
Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.
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designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for
the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available
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^2Prices 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.
^i Compared to the Intel Atom Processor Z2460 platform; Graphics clock will
vary based on SKU: Z2580, Z2560, Z2520
Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for
performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark
and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components,
software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may
cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and
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