Friday, April 20, 2012

Lava may launch two more Intel-based smartphones in India this year

Lava Mobiles is reportedly planning to launch two more Intel-based Android smartphones in India. Lava will adding an entry level Android phone priced around Rs. 10,000, while another one will be a mid range smartphone priced roughly Rs. 15,000.
"Our first offing in the Xolo series is Xolo 900 and in the coming months we will adding one entry level Android phone that will be around Rs 10,000 and a mid-range smartphone that will be in price range of Rs. 15,000,” Sunil Raina, business head - Xolo, Lava International is quoted as saying.
Lava Mobiles yesterday announced global launch of its first Intel-based smartphone, Xolo X900 in India.
Priced at Rs. 22,000, the Lava Xolo X900 is powered by Intel's single-core 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 mobile processor (with Hyper-Threading), code-named Medfield.
The new Lava smartphone runs on Android v2.3 Gingerbread platform; though the company claims of rolling out an Ice Cream Sandwich update in near future. Besides the much-hyped Intel chip, the Xolo 900 sports a 4.03-inch touchscreen display with display with 1024×600 pixels resolution (295 ppi), Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities, and micro-HDMI. Intel's Atom Z2460 SoC comes with PowerVR SGX540 GPU clocked at 400MHz.
The Lava Xolo X900 comes with a an 8MP and a 1.3MP front facing camera. The built-in storage will be 16GB, with microSD card support up to 32GB. The handset also has 1GB of RAM ( 32-bit Dual channel LPDDR2). To learn more about the new Xolo X900, read our previous coverage here.

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