A few days ago Lenovo announced their second Android smartphone at CES. It runs on Android 2.1 and today we have a lot of official pictures for you to enjoy. But don't hurry falling in love with it - for now it's only China-bound.
Surely, the LePhone looks like every other touchscreen device out there, especially on the live photos and its demo video. But it turns out it hides more originality than meets the eye.
The first thing you need to know is that the LePhone packs a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, a 3.7" AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with WVGA resolution, special gesture area just bellow the display, a 3 megapixel main camera with a VGA one for video calls, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. Sound almost like Nexus One, doesn't it?
The LePhone supports 3G connectivity, but it's unclear if the LePhone will be CDMA or GSM oriented device. Perhaps they are keeping their options open.
LePhone's size is impressive - it is 60mm wide and only 12mm thin. Lenovo promised to deliver a whole new experience thanks to the unique attachable keyboard, which looks more like a docking station.
The Android 2.1 OS found in the LePhone will be well customized. Its main menu is directly inspired from the iPhone's one, while the multi-tasking follows the webOS steps and looks like the Card UI.
You can check the demo video from MobileBurn.
Lenovo's LePhone is not the company's first Android cellphone. They initially released the oPhone 001 a.k.a. Lenovo Mobile 01 a.k.a. Miro 01. You can find more about it here.
There is no word on the LePhone worldwide availability yet, but China will get this mean machine sometime in first half of the year.