Lenovo unveils K80 smartphone
Today, the hardware company Lenovo announced it would be releasing a new smartphone, the Lenovo K80, in China on April 30th. The handset will release in a few different variations: a standard model with 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. This configuration is going to set buyers back 1499 yuan ($240). Another configuration option will also be available for 1799 yuan ($290), and it will bump the RAM to 4GB and the storage to 64GB. Both models will ship with a 64-bit Intel Atom processor, 5.5-inch HD display, a 13mp camera, and a large 4000mAh battery.
As with a few of its other smartphones, the K80 may be exclusive to Asia. Lenovo has not announced whether or not the phone will be available for purchase anywhere besides China. This is a similar situation to yesterday's release of the A5000, which is only available for purchase in Russia. These details may be revealed on the 30th, but for now, the K80 is exclusively being sold in China. Its main competitor is probably the Asus ZenFone 2, the only other smartphone on the market that is also sporting 4GB of RAM. The ZenFone is also slated for a United States release later on this year. The biggest questions at this point are whether or not the K80 can dethrone the ZenFone 2 in China, and if we can expect to see devices with similar specs from Lenovo releasing in other countries.
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