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Lenovo Next Up to Use Snapdragon 800; To Feature in Upcoming K910

July 25, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

It’s a real shame that Lenovo’s smartphones don’t make their West as not only they are crazy-powerful, they’re also exceptionally well-built, just as you would expect from the company that now makes the ThinkPad. The Lenovo K900 was a very powerful smartphone indeed, with its Intel chip that surpassed most other ARM-based chips. Of course, Qualcomm and their Snapdragon 800 is once again giving Intel something to worry about, with quad-core CPUs reaching speeds above 2.0 Ghz and much-improved graphical grunt. Lenovo might not have adopted the Snapdragon 600 that everyone else seems to be doing, but it looks like they could be getting ready to ship a device with a Snapdragon 800 at its heart.

The K6 or the X910 is rumored to be coming soon and it could well be Lenovo’s next flagship smartphone. The above images are reportedly secret snaps of the device and another image has leaked out with what looks like AnTuTu running.

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According to AnTuTu, the device is running the MSM8974 chipset from Qualcomm which includes the improved Adreno 330 GPU that also makes the Snapdragon 800 that much more powerful. Engadget are reporting that the strange naming of the device could work itself out to simply become the K910, which would position this as a successor to the K900 of Intel fame.

Disappointingly, we’re probably not going to see this outside of China anyway but, if the rumors hold true and this is Lenovo’s first device with the Snapdragon 800 in it then it’s safe to assume that mass-production of the chip has started. The 800 is making the rounds somewhat, it’s at the heart of Sony’s massive Xperia Z Ultra, Samsung’s improved Galaxy S4 LTE-A and now it’s coming to a Lenovo device.

The latest Exynos chip from Samsung is promising some dizzying benchmarks, and the Snapdragon 800 is certainly able to hold its own. Regardless of whether or not Lenovo will soon have a Snapdragon 800 device to ship, our smartphones and tablets are set to get even faster before 2013 is over and done with.