The Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 was first presented to the world during CES in January 2013 and we reported the news with great pleasure. Back then, we had no information on either pricing or exact launch date, except for rather general hint that the phone will be released in April. April is halfway gone and the handset is still not available, which rises the question if everything is going as planned or are we facing some problems causing the delay. While we cannot answer this question with certainty, we have some idea when the device may hit the stores, at least in China. According to sources close to Lenovo, the IdeaPhone K900 is scheduled for launch on April 17 and could arrive with a price tag of 2999 yuan, which is about $480.
Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 5.5-inch Phablet
We will see about that later on today but in the meantime let us remind you key features of the phone. Based on earlier reports, the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 actually should be referred to as phablet, since it sports a huge 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and pixel density of 400 ppi. The device will be the first 1080p smartphone powered by Intel’s new 2 GHz 32nm dual-core Z2580 processor.
The IdeaPhone K900 has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of expandable memory to go with its fast chip and beautiful display. The phone’s camera is no less impressive than the rest of its specs and offers 13 megapixels with Exmor RS backside illuminated sensor, f/1.8 lens, and dual flash. We are not sure with which version of Android the phone will ship, but we could be looking at 4.2 Jelly Bean iteration.