We got our first look at the Lenovo K900 smartphone back 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 has said they plan to have the K900 available in 18 markets total by years end. This of course, means ten countries in addition to the current eight. We have yet to see the full list of 18, however Lenovo has said that it will include China, India, Indonesia, Russia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Otherwise, Lenovo has said those other markets will be announced in the “near future.”

We recently learned that Lenovo had their eyes on the US smartphone market, however these hasn’t been any mention of the K900 coming available just yet. In the meantime, those in China and Southeast Asia will be seeing more of a US basketball star. Lenovo has recently picked up NBA superstar Kobe Bryant to help promote the handset. With that, those not as familiar with this handset may not realize it is Intel powered.

Specifically, the Lenovo K900 has a dual-core 2GHz Intel Atom processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. Otherwise, the handset has a 5.5-inch IPS display with a 1080p resolution and 400+ ppi. The display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 2. Based on the display size the K900 can be considered large for a smartphone, however the handset is still thin and light. Lenovo has said the handset measures in at 6.9mm thick and weighs in at 162 grams.

The other aspect Lenovo pushes with the K900 is the camera. The rear-facing camera is 13 megapixel and with the Sony Exmor BSI sensor and a large aperture f1.8 lens. Looking towards the front of the device and there is also a front-facing camera which is said to have an 88-degree viewing angle. Lenovo touts this as being the “widest available on a smartphone front camera” and as being convenient for both video calling and snapping selfies.

SOURCE: Business Wire