Intel didn’t seem to target the high-end smartphone sector last year, but the company’s “baby steps” Android approach might have come to an end. It’s on now for the world’s biggest PC chip maker, as the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 is ready to hit the ground running.
And not only is the K900 a major step up compared with Intel’s 2012 mid-range handhelds hardware-wise. The 5.5-incher is also said to be extremely aggressively priced, which makes the Lenovo-Intel duo very dangerous for Samsung/HTC/Sony-Qualcomm/Nvidia.
The K900 is rumored to be released in China on April 17 for… wait for it… 2,999 Yuan, or $475. That’s a couple hundred bucks less than what the HTC One or Sony Xperia Z go for, not to mention the soon to be unveiled Galaxy S4, due out for a minimum of $650.
The story is of course not confirmed yet, but it does come from sources that are usually spot-on with such info. If everything checks out, we certainly hope Lenovo will make the big guy available outside Asia as well for a similar price point. Just think about it, $500 for a 6.9 mm thin 5.5-incher with a Full HD panel, Android 4.2, 1.8 GHz CPU, 2 GB of RAM and 13 MP camera… Positively dreamy!