by Bams Sadewo, 1 year ago
The Verge It must’ve been hard for Intel to watch Qualcomm, Nvidia, and, to a lesser extent, Texas Instrument gaining such a strong foothold in the mobile CPU industry over the last couple of years….
A few days ago we reported that the “fastest smartphone ever” was going to be announced on March 14, and surprisingly, weren't talking about the Samsung Galaxy S4. Xolo, a sub-brand of Lava Mobiles International, decided to pick the same day as the launch of the Samsung flagship to release its latest Android smartphone powered by Intel. At the launch event in Goa, the company announced the Xolo X1000, further expanding its lineup of Intel-powered smartphones.
Here's a quick look at the specifications of the Xolo X1000 -
Earlier rumors suggested that the Xolo X1000 would feature the latest Intel Clover Trail+ processor, but instead is powered by one based on the one-generation old Medfield platform. Also surprisingly, the device comes with Android 4.0 ICS on-board, even though there are a lot of smartphones from local manufacturers that feature JB out of the box. In fact, two smartphones from Xolo itself feature Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on-board.
Apart from being the first smartphone to be powered by a 2Ghz Intel processor, truly impressive is the 4.7-inch 720p LCD display. The 2.5D edge-to-edge glass comes with a slight curve and is made using “single glass solution,” for an enhanced viewing experience. Of course, it isn't the 1080p displays we've come to expect from our high-end smartphones, but these specifications fall right in place with the mid-range devices it's hoping to compete with.
The Xolo X1000 is available from online retailers Flipkart for Rs 19,999 (~$385) here. That price point is at least Rs 5,000 (~$100) more than some budget-friendly quad-core Android smartphones in the country, like the Micromax A116 Canvas HD, so the Xolo X1000 is definitely going to be a tough sell. That being said, the device does boast some great specifications and a beautiful design, and will be a good choice.
What are your thoughts? What do you think of the specifications of the Xolo X1000? Would you consider buying this device? Let us know in the comments section below.