At a time when smartphone world is filled with the buzz of Apple's and Samsung's coming up flagship models, Intel Corporation has joined hands with a non-US company - Lava International - to launch their first smartphone in the market.
XOLO X900, the foremost smartphone powered by an Intel processor, has been launched this week and would be powered by an Intel Atom Z2460 processor, one of the company's chips under the Medfield label.
Well, it is apparent that you will not be able to recognize a brand label named Lava as it is an India-based phone manufacturer. However, the smartphone comes packed with commendable features to give a stiff competition to other brands like HTC, Nokia, LG and even Samsung prevailing successfully in the Android Ocean.
Xolo X900 would run on Android version 2.3 Gingerbread, but the company has mentioned that it will get an over-the-air upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon after release. Further, the high-performance 1.6 GHz Atom processor with Hyper Threading Technology brings speed and multi-tasking performance to consumers' fingertips.
The device is also equipped with a leading-edge 400 MHz graphics clock and the full 1080p HD video encoding and playback make this phone a perfect entertainment device, providing users with an immersive gaming and video experience. It also features an 8 megapixel camera delivering advanced imaging capabilities including burst mode that allows 10 pictures to be captured in under a second accompanied by a 1.3 megapixel front camera.
The smartphone's screen measures around 4.03-inch with LCD display and 1024 x 600 pixels of resolution (295 PPI), has HSPA+ 21 tech for connecting to 3G networks.
Other specifications of Xolo X900 include a 1 GB RAM with 16GB Internal Storage, also the phone is backed by NFC (Near Field Communication) support with HDMI out, Bluetooth, Wireless LAN WiFi, microUSB and has a battery life of around 8 hours.
As far as the availability is concerned, the smartphone will land on the retail shelves of the Indian market from April 23 at a street price of approximately 22,000 rupees, or about $420. Moving on, it will be obtainable in other retail chains, general trade and online stores globally from early May, perhaps with an additional cost depending on the country's carrier operator.
Honestly, let us know will you give a thought on buying this new device on the smartphone ramp, when other smartphone manufacturers including Lenovo, Orange, Motorola, and ZTE are planning to unveil their Intel based smartphones in the coming future. For that matter, even the Indians who are reading this article, would you suggest anyone to buy Lava Xolo X900? Do share your thoughts.