Xolo has launched its new smartphone, the Xolo X500. It is the first dual-SIM phone powered by an Intel processor. The Xolo X500 runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by Intel's 1.2GHz Atom Lexington Z2420 processor with Hyper Threading technology, which allows multiple processes to run simultaneously.
The Xolo X500 is equipped with a 400MHz GPU and 512MB of RAM, which allows for full 1080p HD video encoding and playback. As per the press release, it comes with an optimised HTML 5 browser for a smoother and faster browsing experience. It is powered by a 1500 mAh battery.
The Xolo X500 is the first Intel-based smartphone to also be dual SIM
According to the press release, the benefits of a 1.2GHz processor with Hyper Threading technology include faster UI responsiveness, fast application launches, smoother performance, the ability to run multiple apps without the device slowing down and a lower battery consumption rate.
Here are some of the highlights of the Xolo X500:
- 3.5-inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels
- 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi
- 5 megapixel camera with burst mode
- 4GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD
The phone will be available in 2-3 days and will cost Rs 8,999.
According to an earlier report, the previous phone by Xolo – the X900 – has gotten an OS update that bumps the phone up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The update can be downloaded from the company’s website, or you can simply get the download over the air (OTA) through the phone’s settings.
The Xolo X900 was launched in India back in April. The TFT LCD display of the phone features Corning’s Gorilla Glass. The phone ships with Android v2.3 (Gingerbread). It is 10.9 mm thick and weighs 127 g; so it’s fairly slim and light. It’s a quad-band GSM and 3G phone with support for HSPA+. The highlight of this phone is the new Medfield CPU from Intel, the Z2460. Based on the 32nm fabrication process, the Z2460 SoC features a single core CPU running at 1.6GHz along with the usual Intel features such as Hyper Threading and Burst Performance Technology (or TurboBoost). The graphics are taken care of by PowerVR SGX540 GPU, which is clocked at 400MHz. There’s also support for 1080p video playback and recording. Intel is also banking heavily on its new Smart Idle Technology for better battery life than its competitors. This feature allows the CPU core and rest of the processor to switch off while the OS is still functioning.
Here are some of the highlights of the phone:
- 4.03-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600
- 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth, NFC
- 8MP camera with AF, LED flash, and 1080p HD video recording
- 1.3MP front camera
- 16GB Internal memory