Lenovo may be experimenting with Intel chips in Androids with its K800, but the company’s latest handset to cross our path goes with Samsung chips, instead, running the same Exynos 4 Quad as used in the international Galaxy S III.
Lenovo’s LePhone K860 will apparently be a five-inch model, pushing the upper limits of handset sizes in the same way as the Galaxy Note. Unlike that model, though, with its 1280 x 800 display, the K860 may go with a 1280 x 720 component. The smaller screen combined with the different display geometry means that the K860 should be nearly a centimeter less wide than the Note.
Beyond that Exynos 4 Quad, clocked at 1.4GHz, the K860 will supposedly have a gigabyte of RAM, an eight-megapixel main camera with two-megapixel front-facer, and a surprisingly sparse 4GB of internal flash storage.
A relatively plain-looking exterior belies the K860′s processing power, but we think it will have more than a few fans. The real question isn’t so much about the appeal of the handset’s aesthetics, though, as it’s whether you’ll be able to buy one at all. For now, we’ve only heard of Lenovo’s plans to introduce the K860 in China, and the company’s not too big on global distribution of its smartphones. That could always change, but we’re not going to get our hopes up until there’s some real evidence of global launch plans.