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At a time when the low-end of the smartphone market is expanding rapidly, Xolo today launched its new budget handset for common masses. Xolo on Friday took the veil off its new budget smartphone, the Xolo One. Well this new phone should not be confused with Google's Android One program.
Overall, the Xolo One might seem highly reminiscent of the current available Android One smartphones. In fact the device has more-or-less similar spec sheet compared to the Micromax Canvas A1. You get the same CPU, same GPU and same amount of RAM.
Some of the hardware improvements that you can't see on paper include an 8GB of internal memory which further can be expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The handset comes with a 4.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480-pixels. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor (MediaTek), paired with 1GB of RAM.
In the camera department, the Xolo One has a 5MP rear camera, alongside a VGA quality front camera. In terms of connectivity options, the phone supports 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, 2G, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi and GPS. The makers have added a 1700mAh battery fitted inside.
The phone runs on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). Notably, the company has promised to upgrade it to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) in the near future.
The Xolo One comes in Red, White, Black and Brown color options and is priced at Rs. 6,599.