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.
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.
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.”
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.