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Finally! Lava International has taken the wraps off the Xolo smartphone, which has been making rounds on tech news for quite a while. At a press launch event in Goa, Xolo X1000, the third Intel based smartphone from the company has been unveiled approximately an hour back.
Lava has priced Xolo X1000 at Rs 19,999 and has claimed that the handset will be made available from March 20, 2013. Further, online retailer site Flipkart has already listed Xolo X1000 for pre-order at Rs 19,999 on its website.
For the hype created by the India based vendor prior to the launch event, the specs of Xolo X1000 prove worth it. Have a look at the key specs of Xolo X1000 below.
Display: Xolo X1000 boasts a 4.7 inch Sharp HD 2.5 D edge curved glass LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 312 ppi pixel density.
Processor: Xolo X1000 is equipped with a 2GHz Intel Atom Z2480 processor accompanied with 400MHz PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The Intel Atom Z2480 processor in Xolo X1000 features Hyper Threading, which helps in fast multi-tasking. Also, GPU will offer 1080p HD video recording and playack apart alongside realistic 3D image rendering.
Operating System: The handset runs on Android 4.0 ICS, which is a downside as the budget smartphones these days are coming up with Jelly Bean platform. However, it would be great if Lava decides to rollout the Jelly Bean upgrade to Xolo X1000.
Camera: Xolo X1000 has a 8MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera with BSI sensor for better low light photography. The main camera can capture burst shots up to 15 frames per second.
Storage: The handset will come with 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a micro SD card slot for expandable memory support.
Connectivity: Xolo X1000 is packed with connectivity features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS with A-GPS and micro USB 2.0.
Battery: Xolo X1000 is powered by a 1,900 mAh battery of undisclosed backup.
Micromax Canvas HD
Micromax launched its first quad core Jelly Bean phablet - A116 Canvas HD last month housing a 5 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, 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 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Priced at Rs 13,990, the Micromax phablet comes with a quad core processor. However, Lava is believed to offer a tough challenge to the Micromax handset as it is based Intel processor, which will offer better performance. But, Canvas HD comes with Jelly Bean OS, which is an added advantage.
Samsung Galaxy Grand
Samsung aiming to make its presence prominent in different segments of the smartphone market has come up with its dual SIM Jelly Bean phablet - Galaxy Grand Duos.
The handset packs a 5 inch multi-touch LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a very low resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, dual core 1.2GHz processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera for video calling, 8GB internal storage capacity, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB additional storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, HDMI, A-GPS, DLNA and a 2,100 mAh Li-ion battery.
Galaxy Grand is priced at Rs 21,500 and comes with a larger display and a bunch of software features. But, Xolo X1000 with an Intel processor of extraordinary speed and a relatively lesser price tag could prove to be successful.
Karbonn S1 Titanium
Karbonn Mobiles also launched a quad core dual SIM Jelly Bean smartphone in the same time frame as Micromax and Samsung. S1 Titanium feature a 4.5 inch qHD multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card slot, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 1,600 mAh battery.
The handset is available at a price of Rs 10,990. With a lesser price tag and better processor, the S1 Titanium could be a better offering, however, Xolo X1000 has a better front and rear camera and a strong battery backup.
Commenting at the launch event, Vishal Sehgal, Co-founder & Director, Lava International said, "Our partnership with Intel continues. With the first XOLO device X900 in April last year, we redefined speed and performance by bringing in the first 1.6GHz Intel HT based smartphone to the world. Earlier this year, with XOLO X500, we bought this high-speed smartphone experience into the sub 10K price segment. Now, with XOLO X1000 and its 2Ghz Intel HT processor, the customers will get to experience an entirely new definition of speed and performance. That, added to the stunning looks of this smartphone, is sure to take the breath away of our ever-growing tribe of XOLO lovers.
Also, Debjani Ghosh, MD, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel India said, "The launch of the XOLO X1000 builds upon the successful introduction of the first Intel-based smartphone last year, the XOLO X900. We congratulate Lava on the new XOLO X1000 and believe that consumers will appreciate the increased performance and computing experience that comes with Intel Inside."