Lenovo is nearly ready to throw its hat in the Quad HD smartphone ring, although the K920, due to be formally announced on August 5, has a lot more going for it than just an outstanding, somewhat gimmicky display.
Hey, remember the Vibe Z2 Pro powerhouse Lenovo unintentionally spilled the beans on back in May? Apparently, it’s to properly break cover at last in less than two weeks’ time, probably under the K920 moniker that makes it clearer we’re looking at a sequel for the Vibe Z K910.
Sequel? Huh, if only cinematic follow-ups in Hollywood would be as spectacular as this bad boy’s endless list of upgrades. The Quad HD, i.e. 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution, IPS display with a ginormous 6-inch diagonal is merely the tip of the iceberg, as we reckon speed addicts will be extra-dazzled by the quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 3 GB RAM.
Any photo buffs around? Lenovo has you covered, via a 16 megapixel OIS rear-facing camera and selfie-friendly 5 MP front snapper. Then you got a gigantic 4,000 mAh battery, which really leaves one wondering: what if Lenovo wasn’t so obsessed with supermodel looks?
I mean, sure, I can totally appreciate the fine aesthetical value of a handheld measuring 7.7 mm in thickness, but think about it, if Lenovo upped that to a reasonable 9, 10 mm, the cell could have possibly been bumped to 5,000 mAh.
As things stand, the 4,000 mAh juicer should handle the pressures of the power-demanding Quad HD panel and S801 CPU rather gracefully. Even with 4G LTE in the mix. What else? Oh, the exterior is entirely made of metal and, Lenovo claims, the screen-to-overall-size ratio circles a record-breaking 83 percent. Amazing!
As you can imagine, the near flawless high-end Android ensemble won’t go very easy on your budgets, with KitKat pre-loaded and 32 GB of internal storage space standard, albeit knowing Lenovo, they’ll go out of their way to undercut Samsung and LG. Sooo, $500, $550 is a good guesstimate. Fingers crossed for a swift commercial launch on the heels of the August 5 intro, and especially, a wide-scale run in stores.