Lava International, an Indian mobile phone manufacturer has been all over the news of late. What has brought the brand into the spotlight is their recently unveiled smartphone based on the Intel Atom chipset. The interesting bit is that this is the first smartphone in the world to incorporate a processor from Intel. Named the Xolo X900, this smartphone has been officially launched in India and is selling at a price of 22,000. As far as features go, it looks good on paper but as the price suggests, it does cater to an audience with a higher budget. But there is good news for those with smaller pockets as well, as a report by The Mobile Indian states that the brand will be launching two more handsets before the year ends and they too will be based on the Intel chipset.
Cheaper Xolo variants in the works
As per the report, Vishal Sehgal, co-founder and director of Lava International, said, “Lava will be launching two more handset based on Intel chipset under Xolo series by the end of this year.” The report goes on to state that a senior executive at Lava had also spoken to them and commenting on the upcoming handsets, the executive had stated that the brand will launch an entry level Android handset priced at 10,000 and a mid range handset that would cost 15,000. As for availability, there is no concrete word regarding the same.
Here is a quick look at the specifications of the first Intel powered smartphone, the Lava Xolo X900:
- Android 2.3, upgradable to 4.0
- 1.6 GHz single core (two threads) CPU
- 4.03-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600
- 8MP camera with AF, LED flash, and 1080p HD video recording
- 1.3MP front camera
- 16GB Internal memory
- 1GB RAM
- NFC, Wi-Fi, micro-USB 2.0, HDMI, Bluetooth
- 1460mAh battery
The highlight of this phone is the new Medfield CPU from Intel, the Z2460. Based on the 32nm fabrication process, the Z2460 SoC features a single core CPU running at 1.6GHz along with the usual Intel features like HyperThreading and Burst Performance Technology. For more information on the Lava Xolo X900, click here.
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