Lenovo is ready to get serious with its smartphone thrust if this latest leak is to be believed. The manufacturer, more known for its laptop business, will supposedly be switching to Qualcomm to power its next rumored smartphone, the Lenovo K910.
IDC report has been published and this time around they are talking tablets. The report covers the second quarter of 2013 and while it is showing Apple as sitting on top with a 32.4 percent share of the tablet market, this same report is also showing Apple as dropping year-over-year. More to that point, this same report is showing big year-over-year growth for Samsung and Android as a whole.
Lenovo has the K900 smartphone which is sporting a 5.5-inch display and Intel processor, however it is looking like the K910 will be shifting from Intel. A recent benchmark leak pointed towards the Lenovo K910 as having a 2.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. And just to make mention, those benchmarks were showing results that were just shy of 30,000.
Lenovo has some pretty impressive smartphones, most notably the 5-5inch Intel-powered K900 smartphone, but today we're seeing a newly leaked benchmark for something completely different. While we've been waiting for the multinational Chinese technology company to launch phones in the US, they've been busy dropping them elsewhere. Although the K900 was impressive, we're excited to hear more details about this new X910 that leaked today.
Lenovo were revealed in Barcelona, Spain during Mobile World Congress, and today a few are finally available for purchase. It's been almost 5 months since we first got our hands-on their tablets and today the budget 7-inch Lenovo A1000 can be yours for just $149.
Lenovo expanded the IdeaTab A-Series tablet lineup back in early June and it looks like they have since begun shipping another model in the S-Series. This model is the Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 and at the moment it can be picked up for as little as $255. That being said, that is a limited time price and requires the tablet to be purchased from the Lenovo website using a special coupon code.
Lenovo, which has been working non-stop to popularize its laptop range (which currently takes up 80% of their total sales) is currently seeking other ways to broaden its financial horizons. The most popular idea for profit within the company has been a serious expansion and push into their mobile side. So that's exactly what they're going to begin doing, as of now.
in January during CES. The handset has since come available in select markets, however as of today Lenovo has announced the latest in terms of the global expansion. The K900 came available in Thailand and Malaysia this week which brought the total market availability up to eight countries. But with that in mind, Lenovo has also dropped some details in terms of where the K900 is heading next.
Lenovo, however the company does consider them a new opportunity. In fact, Lenovo Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing recently spoke about how you always have to consider how to grow when you are a public company and that smartphones could be their "new opportunity." Basically, it is looking like Lenovo has plans to extend their smartphone business into the US as well as Europe.