Lava XOLO X900: First Intel powered smartphone
Intel inside…literally! It goes literally true for lava Xolo X900, the first ever smartphone launched which is powered by Intel. Intel enters the smartphone market, launching Xolo X900 in partnership with India’s Lava Mobiles. The company, dubbed ‘chipzill’, makes processors that power over 80% computers in the world. Lava’s XOLO X900 is the world’s first Android phone powered by an Intel processor and represents the chip manufacturer’s first attempt to take on ARM Holdings, a British firm that makes technology, powering virtually all smartphone and tablets in the world.
This is the first phone in the world to be on sale running on the Intel Medfield platform. The Xolo X900 has a Atom Z2460 SoC that includes a single-core 1.6GHz Saltwell CPU with Hyper-Threading, PowerVR SGX540 GPU clocked at 400MHz and 32-bit Dual channel LPDDR2 memory. The specifications of the phone include a 1.6Ghz Atom Z2460 processor capable of Hyper Threading. The graphics chip is clocked at 400Mhz enabling playback of Full HD content and HD quality games. Based on the Intel’s Medfield chip reference design, the Android 2.3 powered phone comes with a 4.03″ screen.
An update to ICS is expected to be available early next quarter. The screen resolution is 1024×600. An 8MP camera can be found at the back of the phone capable of capturing 1080p video. A burst mode which lets users capture upto 10 full resolution images is being touted as a specific feature of Intel’s chip design. NFC and HDMI connectivity feature on the phone. Battery life is rated at 5 hours of
3G browsing, 45 hours of audio playback and 8 hours of talktime. The phone is available via Croma or XOLO.in starting 23rd April for
Rs 22,000. The launch of XOLO X900 is a significant moment for both Lava and Intel. While Lava, which is better known for its budget phones, is trying to enter the premium segment, for Intel it’s the beginning of the company’s new future where traditional computers may not matter much.