Well, it certainly didn’t take long for the first phone running Intel’s Medfield chipset to surface. Just hours after we first caught a glimpse of Intel’s new reference design device, Intel and Lenovo have announced that they will be bringing the K800 to China Unicom in the second quarter of 2012.
The Lenovo K800 will likely be running the 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 processor and will feature a 4.5-inch 720p HD display. The device will likely feature dual cameras as we’ve come to expect with Android devices, but other specs remain largely a mystery.
We’re very interested to see how well the K800 performs in China, and we bet chipset makers will have their eyes glued to the China market as well. Intel’s processors tend to be power-sucking, though they hope recent enhancements in laptop battery life paint a better picture for smartphones. Intel has its work cut out for it if they’re going to convince the likes of HTC, Samsung and Motorola to move away from NVIDIA and Qualcomm and start working on Intel’s Medfield platform.
Update: Guess Intel didn’t have to convince Motorola too much. They just announced a long-term partnership. Check out our coverage here.
We’ll bring you more info on the K800 as it becomes available, as well as news from Intel’s other partnerships from their keynote, which is happening right now.