Indian smartphone maker Lava Mobiles has been rumored since long for the launch of a smartphone based on Intel Clover Trail+ processor. Carrying the credit of being the first company to make Intel based smartphones, the manufacturer has launched its second Intel smartphone as well.
According to the Facebook page of Xolo, the Intel Lexington based handset dubbed as Xolo X500 comes with a 1.2GHz processor, Full HD 1080 x 720 pixel display, dual SIM support and more.
With a price tag of Rs 8,999, Xolo X500 will definitely bring about a new twist in the budget smartphone market, which is haunted by similar smartphones. It is to be noted that the Intel's Clover Trail+ processor codenamed Lexington is designed especially for the low cost smartphones.
Lets take a look at the key specs of the Lava's Intel based smartphone.
Display: Xolo X500 packs a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 320 pixel resolution.
Processor: The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ processor with Hyper Threading technology.
OS: Likewise other budget offerings, Xolo X500 is flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Camera: The handset has a 5MP rear camera and a VGA front camera for video calling.
Storage: Xolo X500 has 4GB onboard storage, 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting upto 32GB additional storage.
Connectivity: In terms of connectivity, Xolo X500 is packed with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G.
Battery: Lava Xolo X500 is loaded with a 1,500 mAh battery of undisclosed backup.
Price & Availability
Lava has priced Xolo X500 at Rs 8,999 making it a reasonable offering in the budget conscious Indian market.
Key Aspects of Intel Clover Trail+ Processor
At the CES 2013, Intel Corporation unveiled the Clover Trail+ processor to accelerate mobile experience. The low power Atom processor based platform adds strength to the fast growing smartphone market segment by offering impressive performance for quick web browsing and great multimedia experience.
Intel Atom processor Z2420 with Intel Hyper-Threading technology delivers speed of up to 1.2 GHz, 1080p display and two cameras delivering advanced imaging capabilities including burst mode, which lets users to capture seven pictures in less than a second with 5MP quality. The platform also includes Intel's XMM 6265 HSPA+ modem that offers dual SIM/dual standby capability for price conscious consumers.
Moreover, it has been announced that Clover Trail+ processors are targeted towards performance and mainstream smartphones as they are packed with dual core Atom processors and dual core graphic engines. Also, the new platform will deliver up to two times the performance benefits over Intel's current-generation solution (Intel Atom processor Z2460 platform), while also offering competitive power and battery life.