Lava And Celkon Launches Their First Windows Powered Smartphones In India

Lava and Celkon recently launched their first Windows powered smartphone in India. The Lava Iris Win1 packs a 4 inch WVGA display, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM and a 5 megapixel camera while the Celkon Win 400 comes with a 4 inch WVGA display, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 512 MB RAM and a 5 megapixel camera. Both the devices runs on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System. LAVA Iirs Win1 Lava Iris Win1 comes with a Flip Cover and screen guard inside the box along with other standard accessories like charger, Earphone, USB Cable and user manual. This handset will be exclusively available at Flipkart for just INR 4,999 from December 4. On the other hand, Celkon Win 400 is the cheapest Windows powered smartphone which comes with a price-tag of just INR 4,979. These handsets will compete with Micromax’s previously launched Canvas Win W092 smartphone in the Indian market.

“At LAVA we always endeavor to provide our consumers with best possible choices in terms of design, features, apps, services and now platforms as well. We are pleased to add Iris Win1 – Windows powered device in our smartphone portfolio for consumers who are looking for Windows platform.” – Mr. Navin Chawla, Vice President and Head-Product, LAVA International Limited

“We are happy to announce our association with Microsoft and Qualcomm, a new milestone for Celkon. We have many more exciting offerings lined up in the coming year as well which will stand true to our proposition of being innovative and yet, affordable.” – Y Guru, Chairman and MD Celkon Mobiles

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Lava Iris Win1 Specifications:

  • 4 inch WVGA display
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor
  • Windows Phone 8.1 OS
  • 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash
  • 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 1950 mAh battery

Celkon Win 400 Specifications:

  • 4 inch WVGA display
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor
  • Windows Phone 8.1 OS
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1500 mAh battery

Lava unveils its ‘Made for Selfies’ smartphone, Iris X5, at ₹8,799

Indian handset maker, LAVA International, today announced the launch of LAVA Iris X5, as the successor of its popular Iris X1. With the best-in-class front camera, the phone is dubbed as a ‘Made for Selfies’ smartphone. Continue reading Lava unveils its ‘Made for Selfies’ smartphone, Iris X5, at ₹8,799

Lava Iris 455 Launched In India; Comes With 4.5 Inch Display, Android 4.1 OS

Lava recently launched the entry-level Iris 455 smartphone in India. This handset is the successor of the Lava Iris 454 smartphone. Similar to its predecessor, Lava Iris 455 comes with a large 4.5 inch display and a 1 GHz dual-core processor. However, it will be shipped with the newer Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, instead of the old Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS.

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Lava Iris 455 features a 4.5 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, Dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) capabilities, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera for video calls and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 4 GB internal memory, 2 GB user memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, 512 MB RAM, Google Play Store and a 1500 mAh battery. This handset measures 9.92 mm and weighs just 120 grams.

The manufacturer has not yet revealed the price of this device. However, Lava Iris 455 is expected to be available for less than Rs.10,000. This handset will compete with Xolo A800, Micromax A101, Intex Aqua Wonder and other entry-level Android smartphones.

Lava Launches The Intel Lexington Powered Xolo X500 For Rs.8,999

Lava was the first handset maker to launch a smartphone based on Intel’s Medfield platform. Today, the Indian mobile phone manufacturer launched its second Intel powered smartphone, the Xolo X500. This handset is based on Intel’s Lexington platform reference design. Sadly, the entry-level Xolo X500 runs on the old Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.

Lava Xolo X500 features a 3.5 inch HVGA touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 320 pixel, 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor with Hyper Threading technology, 400 MHz GPU, Dual-SIM capabilities, 5 megapixel rear facing camera, full HD (1080p) video playback and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Micro USB, 512 MB RAM, Google Play Store, 15 days of stand-by time and a 1500 mAh battery.

Lava Xolo X500 comes with a price tag of Rs.8,999 (approx. $170). This handset will go on sale starting next week in India. Xolo X500 will not only compete with entry level Android smartphones from Micromax, Huawei, Sony and HTC, but it will also face a tough competition from Windows Phone 7.8 powered Nokia Lumia 510.

Lava Unveils The Intel Atom Powered XOLO X900 Handset

Intel in association with a small time local handset maker in India – Lava – released the first Medfield SoC sporting handset – the XOLO X900. Inside the XOLO X900 is a Intel Atom Z460 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, along with HyperThreading technology. The CPU is coupled by a PowerVR SGX540 GPU clocked at 400MHz. Considering this is the first handset ever to be released to consumers to sport an Intel SoC, it would be interesting to see how the single core Atom processor from Intel will stack up against its competitors like Qualcomm’s S4 and Samsung’s Exynos quad-core SoCs. It would be also interesting to see how battery efficient is the Intel Atom processor inside a handset.

“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. After our success in feature phones with over 10 million happy customers in under 3 years, XOLO will be a differentiated player in the fast-growing smartphone segment. 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,” said Vishal Sehgal, co-founder and director, Lava International.

Other than the SoC, the X900 packs in a 4.03-inch LCD with WVGA (800*480) resolution, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera capable of recording 1080p HD videos and the usual bunch of sensors and connectivity options. Sadly, the X900 runs on stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box, but Lava and Intel have promised that a stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the handset will be available “shortly”.

The XOLO X900 will be available from 23rd April at Croma and other retail stores in India with a street price of approximately Rs 22,000.

 

Lava Releases World’s First Intel Medfield Powered Android Smartphone

Indian mobile manufacturer Lava has launched the world’s first Intel powered Android smartphone – XOLO X900. Lava XOLO X900, which was first spotted in this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), is powered by an Intel Atom (Medfield) processor. Lava claims that the 1.6 GHz Atom with Hyper Threading will offer an “an unbelievably responsive” experience.

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As far as features are concerned, the XOLO has all the features a flagship deserves. Its 8 mega-pixel rear cam is capable of shooting 1080p videos and snapping up to ten images per second in burst mode, while the 1.3 MP front camera is good enough for video calling. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 3G, HSPA+, NFC, and Bluetooth. The handset measures in at 123 x 63 x 10.99 mm, and features a 4.03″ TFT LCD touchscreen (capacitive) with Gorilla Glass. A 400 MHz GPU is also present to take care of heavy duty graphics processing. The 1460 mAh battery is expected to offer 8 hours of talk time, and last 5 hours of 3G browsing. Sixteen gigs of internal strorage, and 1 GB of RAM is also included.

The X900 ships with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread); however, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is expected to become available soon as an OTA (over the air) upgrade. Lava has partnered with Chroma to promote and distribute the phone across India. The retail price is Rs. 22,000 ($422 approx.). Intel has reportedly signed up several manufacturers including Motorola, ZTE, and Orange for Medfield powered smartphones; however, Lenovo K800 is the only other handset that has been announced so far. The K800 is expected to launch next month.

Intel And Lava Unveils The Intel Medfield Powered Lava XOLO X900

We already knew that Lava was planning to launch the Intel Medfield powered smartphone. Today, Intel and Lava finally announced the rumored Intel Medfield powered Lava XOLO X900 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. This handset will be first launched in India. The Lava XOLO X900 runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, we are not sure if the device will get the Android 4.0 update in the near future.

“India is one of the fastest-growing smartphone markets with the world’s second-largest mobile subscriber base,” said Mike Bell, Intel vice president and general manager of the Mobile and Communications Group. “We are pleased to be working with Lava to bring the best of Intel computing to the India market. Lava’s XOLO X900 device is a great result of our collaboration. It also demonstrates how innovative and compelling products can be brought to market through strong partnerships by using Intel’s smartphone reference design as a foundation.”

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Earlier, it was rumored that the Lava’s Medfield powered handset will feature a 3.5 inch display, However, the Lava XOLO X900 comes with a large 4.03 inch LCD touchscreen display. It also features a 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 processor, 8 megapixel rear camera, HD (720p) video recording and playback, front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, NFC (Near Field Communication), HDMI, and much more.

The complete specs of this device is currently not available. However, we will update the post as soon as we get the complete specs, official pics, and videos. The Lava XOLO X900 will be launched in India during the Q2 of 2012. The price of this handset will be announced later.

Intel Partners with Lava to Launch Medfield Smartphones in India

Apparently, Intel is really desperate to get Android smartphones powered by its Medfield processors in the hands of consumers. We already posted about its partnership with Motorola, which should yield a Medfield powered Android device soon. We can expect it to be launched globally.

In China, Intel has partnered with Lenovo to launch the Lenovo K800, with more devices in the works.

In India, it seems that Intel has partnered with a local mobile manufacturer called Lava, according to a report by BGR. Lava’s first Medfield smartphone running Android may be unveiled at MWC 2012. It will launch a new smartphone brand and presumably launch a series of Intel powered devices running Android.

The first Lava-Intel Android smartphone will likely come with a 1.6 GHz dual core processor, 8 MP camera and a 3.7 inch display. No other details have been revealed yet, but the hardware specifications seem impressive.

However, to compete with giants like Samsung, HTC and Motorola, Lava will have to price it much lower than similar devices by them. Given Lava’s track record, I’m not sure what to make of this announcement. Hopefully, we should see a quick hands-on of the device at MWC 2012.