Lenovo has announced plans to release an Android 4-powered smart TV, called the K91, which will come out first in China and then around the world.
It will have a 1080p IPS display, a 1.5 gigahertz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and a built-in 5 megapixel camera to support face recognition. In addition to the Android 4, the K91 will also run a second interface which Lenovo calls the Sandwich UI that can handle video on demand, Internet apps, and regular TV programming.
The K91 is the first TV to be powered by Qualcomm's 1.5 gigahertz dual-core SnapDragon 8060 CPU. The company says it will have access to thousands of apps from the Android Market and the Lenovo Store, but it's unclear how the company will highlight TV-optimized apps.
According to a press release, the TV will be controllable through speech as well as with a compatible tablet or smartphone.
Lenovo plans to offer two models, a 42-inch and a 50-inch 3D LED unit, reports GigaOm. A 5-megapixel camera with face recognition will enable high-quality video chatting over the built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections. Its remote will feature a touchpad and integrated mic.