Intel's First Smartphone is Lenovo K800, packs in 1.6Ghz of Power

Well look who has finally entered the smartphone market after quite a long wait. World's first Intel powered smartphone is the Lenovo K800 which just got unwrapped yesterday at Intel's CES 2012 keynote. 

This beast carries with itself the first ever specially designed processor by Intel for smartphones and tablets - a 1.6GHz Intel Medfield processor (Atom Z2460 to be precise). This is just the icing of the cake as it also shows-off a 4.5-inch 720p display, 8megapixel rear camera with dual-led flash and a maximum sensitivity of ISO 3200, it will be running on Android 4.0 making it a perfect package for now. Phew!

Intel has also provided WiDi onbaord, meaning it can connect wirelessly to external TV's & displays at 720p resolution. Obviously it has all the necessary connectivity including 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and GPS. 

Intel said that "several smartphones" with the new Medfield processor are expected to come to market in 2012. Motorola announced that their smartphones will carry it. "The best of Intel computing is coming to smartphones," said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini at their keynote. It's exciting to see the best of best companies enter the smartphone market but it's hard for them to replace the present NVIDIA and Qualcomm processors ruled market.

The downside is the Lenovo K800 will start selling only in China from the second half of the year but Intel failed to provide further details on availability for other countries. 

Nevertheless, the World's first Intel powered smartphone is till now the showstopper at CES 
and the biggest smartphone news for 2012. If it comes to India then it's going to our must-buy shopping list.