Much like how Lenovo's K800 was unveiled as the first Intel Medfield phone last CES, this year the manufacturer pulled another first with the K900, powered by Intel's recently-announced Clover Trail+ platform (likely an Atom Z2580 clocked at 2GHz). For those who missed the Intel keynote, Clover Trail+ is the much improved yet still secretive successor to the relatively quiet Medfield, though it is odd that Lenovo only says "the forthcoming Intel Atom processor platform for smartphones" instead of just "Clover Trail+" in the press release.
Anyhow, said Android device comes with many mouth-watering features: 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, Gorilla Glass 2, 13-megapixel F1.8 camera with dual flash, and a front-facing imager with an 88-degree super wide viewing angle. 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage add to the package. As with many Lenovo phones, there will also be three capacitive touch buttons below the screen. All of this goodness comes in a handsome 6.9mm-thick body that consists of stainless steel alloy plus polycarbonate, and together they weigh just 162g. Little else has been unveiled about the K900 so far, but it'll be available in China from April.
Update: We've just gotten up close and personal with the Lenovo K900 and it's certainly an impressive piece of kit. If you thought the Nokia Lumia 920 was a premium take on the Windows Phone 8 space, think again. This 5.5-inch 1080p device touts a low magnetic property steel in combination with polycarbonate to offers user lavish style without compromising on antenna reception. Depending on the model -- four colors in all -- users will be treated to a striped brushing or, in the case of the Diamond Plate model, a very reflective gem-like design on back.
Aside from its seemingly excellent construction (company's reps wouldn't let us actually hold the phone), the big news here is the inclusion of Intel's just announced Clover Trail+ platform: an Atom chip that marks the company's second stab at powering mobile devices. It's a dual-core setup clocked at 2GHz, but we're unsure as to the amount of allocated RAM. Storage-wise, you're looking at configurations up to 64GB with the option to further augment that memory via microSD slot.
Curiously, Lenovo's wrapped the K900's UI in its Le Phone skin, separating this particular WP8 handset from the rest of the stock pack. You know how we feel about skinning (for the most part), so thankfully that overlay can be disabled.
Gallery: Lenovo K900 hands-on