XOLO X900: First smartphone with Intel inside announced, to be available in India starting April 23

By on Apr 19, 2012 in Asia, Smartphone, Technology Comments

Intel Corporation and Lava International Ltd., an India-based smartphone company announced on Thursday, April 19, 2012 the sale of XOLO X900, the world’s first smartphone with Intel inside.

XOLO X900, first smartphone with Intel inside
Image Credit: Intel.com

According to a press release by Intel on its official website that day, the XOLO X900 smartphone will be sold in India starting Monday, April 23, 2012 via XOLO.in for approximately INR 22,000 (around $422).

As noted in the report, Lava also announced its long-term partnership with Croma, a local major store chain of consumer electronics, for the promotion and sale of the XOLO X900, which will also be sold in other local retail chains, general trade and online stores from early May.

“Through XOLO X900, we are happy to bring to the Indian market a device that addresses the needs of those for whom speed and performance matters.” Lava International founder and director Vishal Sehgal was quoted in the report.

“The initial reviews of XOLO X900 have been very positive and independent benchmarks clearly point to the fact that when it comes to speed and performance, XOLO X900 is the gold standard.” Sehgal added.

“The first smartphone with Intel inside is now available to Indian consumers. The boundaries of personal computing are expanding.” said Mike Bell, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Mobile and Communications Group.

“As we enter the India market with our first smartphone from Lava, the device not only showcases the rich capabilities and user benefits of Intel computing, but also highlights the exciting possibilities of what’s still to come.” Mr. Bell added.

Besides the fact that XOLO X900 will be sporting the 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor, among the key features of the first Intel smartphone includes having an 8-megapixel camera, full 1080p HD video encoding, a 4.03-inch LCD screen, and has a HSPA+ 3G connectivity.

During the launch, the X900 smartphone, which claimed to have a battery life of up to 5 hours of 3G browsing, 45 hours of audio and 8 hours of talk time, will run on Android Gingerbread, with Lava and Intel noting that a software upgrade to Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich is being planned shortly thereafter.

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