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Lenovo LePhone K800 is the first Medfield-powered phone in China

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Intel's Medfield platform has moved into China with the launch of the Lenovo LePhone K800, the first Intel-powered smartphone in the country.

Lenovo K800
Lenovo K800

It doesn't get to claim to be the first-ever Medfield-powered phone — that would be the Lava Xolo X900 — but the Lenovo LePhone K800 does have the honor of being the first Intel smartphone available in China. The K800 was first announced at CES, and we liked what we saw from the Android 2.3 handset. It's powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, and when we've tested similar chips in the past the results have been impressive. The K800 also has a 4.5-inch IPS display, plus 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and an 8-megapixel rear camera. It's available from Lenovo and a handful of other retailers in China, for RMB 3,299 ($524). There's still no word on when we'll see Intel-powered phones in the US, but the company's clearly committed to rolling the Medfield platform out in a big, global way.