Micromax A116 Canvas HD Rival Alert: Lava Xolo A1000 Spotted With 5 Inch Screen, Android Jelly Bean

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It seems like everyone wants a phablet now. Well, that is why all the native manufacturers are coming up with a novel large screen device almost every week. After Micromax and Samsung now it looks to be that Lava Mobiles is pulling up the socks to unleash a new budget phablet on the Indian tech grounds.

No! the talk is not about Iris 502, the phablet successor of Iris 501 priced at Rs 9,999. This time its a new one - a high end offering!

According recent reports, it looks like the Indian handset maker is all set to launch an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean phablet after entering the tablet Jelly Bean market segment last week.

What About Specifications?

According to the exclusive report by FoneArena, the folks over there have managed to acquire a prototype of an announced handset claimed as Xolo A1000 from the 'About Phone' menu.

The hands-on report suggests that Xolo A1000 measures 8.8 mm in thickness and comes with a dual core processor, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS, a front camera, 8MP rear camera, 5-inch display, capacitive touch buttons for home, back and multi-tasking and a 2,100 mAh battery.

Price & Availability

The report also throws some light on the price and availability of the handset. It claims that Xolo A1000 might hit the retail stores in the nation by the end of February and that it will be priced between Rs 12,000 and Rs 15,000 price range.

Xolo A1000 - Rival Alert to A116 Canvas HD?

So far, Lava was launching handsets with Android ICS platform. If the company comes with a Jelly Bean based Xolo A1000, Lava will step into the highly competitive phablet arena, which is occupied by both local and global vendors including the leaders of all Samsung and Micromax.

Moreover, if the speculated price of Xolo A1000 turns out to be authentic, it can be said that the Lava offering could be a potential rival to the recently launched Micromax A116 Canvas HD coming on February 14, 2013.

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As far as specs are concerned, A116 Canvas HD houses a 5 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and a 2,100 mAh battery.

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