CES 2013: Lenovo Sets the Bar High with Its 5.5", 1080p K900 "Superphone"
January 8, 2013 11:04 PM
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K900 looks good, but looks to be just for Chinese consumption
Lenovo is looking to make some waves in the smartphone market with its new K900 "superphone". Most were wowed by
Sony's impressive Xperia Z
with its 5" 1080p display, but Lenovo's K900 is sporting a 5.5" display while still retaining 1080p resolution (this also means that it will have a slightly lower pixel density than the Xperia Z).
Under the screen, the K900 is powered by Intel's
platform. To go with that firepower, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage are also in the cards. More impressively, Lenovo has managed to toss in a 13MP camera with a F1.8 focal length lens, dual-LED flash, and the requisite front-facing camera for video chat.
The device itself is 6.9mm thick and weighs just 5.7 ounces. The body of the phone is a mixture of polycarbonate and stainless steel that gives it a nice, business-like exterior.
“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.”
Unfortunately, it looks as though Lenovo is targeting the K900 primarily at the Chinese market and a few other select markets. There's no word on when (or if) it will be available to a U.S. audience. At least Sony has enough confidence to market its “superphone” in the U.S.
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RE: Nice phone
1/9/2013 9:17:31 AM
Your experience mirrors what most of the better reviewers have said. It was somewhat panned upon release for its size, so its success was unexpected. Turns out that the major sites were quick to judge (that is their job, after all) and when people lived with it for a while, they loved it.
That being said, people have different sized hands. A girl, or man with girly hands for that matter, holding a Note II would be comparable to men with above average hands holding a 7" phone. That's a bit crazy.
inighthawki's girly hands prefer a 4" phone, and there's nothing wrong with that.
RE: Nice phone
1/9/2013 9:39:14 AM
That's why I like Asian girls. Everything looks big in their hands!
Joking aside, I like the bigger screens myself bc it makes touch typing a bit easier. The only way I'll go back to a smaller screen is if there's a physical keyboard.
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