First Intel-powered smartphone set to launch later this week

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: April 17, 2012

Lenovo K800 Intel smartphone

Good news for those of you looking forward to Intel-based smartphones: Intel CEO Paul Otellini just teased that the launch of the "first Intel architecture-based smartphone" is near. Just how near? According to Otellini, who was speaking on Intel's first quarter earnings call, the handset will make its debut "later this week." No other details about the device or its launch were mentioned.

Intel announced back at CES that it would be teaming up with Lenovo on the first Medfield-powered smartphone, dubbed the K800 (shown above), and that the 4.5-inch 720p device would be landing sometime in the second quarter. Considering all of that, it seems likely the it's the K800 that will be launching later this week. The bad news is that the K800 is currently only expected to hit in China, meaning many of us likely won't get to play with one. However, it was also revealed at CES that Motorola would be releasing Intel-powered devices later this year (one of which purportedly showed up in a leaked render earlier this year), so folks interested in Intel smartphones have those to keep an eye out for. Stay tuned for more.

Via The Verge