Lenovo to launch its 1st Intel-powered smartphone in China in Apr., report
BEIJING, Mar 14, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
China's biggest PC maker Lenovo Group
(00992.HK; LNVGY.PK) will launch its first 5.5-inch smartphone with a
dual-core 2Ghz Intel (INTC) Atom Z5280 processor in China for 642 US
dollars in April, according to a report by DigiTimes.
Intel believes the phone named "IdeaPhone K900" is the most
important product for its advancement in the smartphone market in
2013 and has provided extensive support to Lenovo, hoping to acquire
a firm share in the China smartphone market.
Being just 6.9mm thin, the Intel-powered handset is believed to be
the thinnest for its class. The device, which comes with 2GB of RAM,
16GB internal storage and 13MP rear camera with Sony BSI sensor,
boasts an In-Plane Switching display with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution,
placing it firmly next to other full HD phones in the market.
Digitimes notes, however, that due to the aggressive competition
from ARM-based chipmakers such as Qualcomm (QCOM) and MediaTek, Intel
may still face difficulties expanding in the Chinese smartphone
market in 2013. (Edited by Hou Yujie, email@example.com)
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