Lava and Intel launch Xolo X900 in India for INR 22,000

Lava today became the first manufacturer to announce the launch of an Intel powered Android smartphone in India. Earlier showcased at Mobile World Congress, Lava Xolo X900 will be available in India starting April 23 for INR 22,000.

Although Lava Xolo X900 does not come with a dual or quad core processor, the single core 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 processor inside this device packs some serious juice.  In other features, Lava Xolo comes with a 4.03 inch display with Android 2.3, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera with flash, 1.3 MP front camera and 16GB of internal memory.

Full Pres Release:

Intel Corporation and Lava International Ltd., one of India’s fastest-growing mobile handset companies, today announced the general availability of the XOLO X900, the first smartphone with Intel inside. The device will be available to customers for purchase beginning 23rd April at a best-buy street price of approximately INR 22000.

Lava also announced its long-term partnership with Croma, a national chain of mega stores of consumer electronics and durables, for promotion and sale of the XOLO X900.

The partnership between Intel and Lava was announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. The XOLO X900 is based on Intel’s smartphone reference design featuring the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460 with Intel® Hyper Threading Technology and supporting HSPA+ 3G connectivity.

The high-performance 1.6 GHz Atom™ processor with Hyper Threading Technology brings speed and multi-tasking performance to consumers’ fingertips. The leading-edge 400 MHz graphics clock and the full 1080p HD video encoding and playback make this phone a perfect entertainment device, providing users with an immersive gaming and video experience. It also features an 8-megapixel camera delivering advanced imaging capabilities including burst mode that allows 10 pictures to be captured in under a second.

The XOLO X900 is housed in a sleek design with a 4.03-inch high-resolution LCD touch screen for crisp text and vibrant images. At launch, the X900 will run on Android Gingerbread*, with a planned over-the -air software upgrade to Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich* platform shortly thereafter. Intel’s technology enables a high-performance user experience, all while maintaining great battery life – up to 5 hours of 3G browsing, 45 hours of audio and 8 hours of talk time1.

“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.

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

Commenting on the long-term strategic partnership with Lava, Ajit Joshi, MD and CEO, Infiniti Retail Limited, said “We at Croma are extremely pleased to collaborate with Intel and Lava to get this exciting new product into the market. We always endeavor to get the latest and best products first to our consumers and this is a step in that direction. We are very optimistic about the prospects of this exciting new product.”

Starting 23rdApril, the XOLO X900 will be available for purchase to customers from Croma and Xolo.in, followed by availability in other retail chains, general trade and online stores from early May.

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16 thoughts on “Lava and Intel launch Xolo X900 in India for INR 22,000

    Assist4tech

    (April 26, 2012 - 1:08 pm)

    Xolo review has been posted by other portals.. Phone does not stand worth 22k.. Lava had claimed camera to be in line with a DSLR … But read the review and its performance is par below 3MP camera..

    Price has to definately come down. Config is strong but fails to impress.

    Intel found LAVA to tie up of all the giants was a shocking news…

    But they say failures are stepping stones to success… Hope this proves right here…

    god

    (April 23, 2012 - 6:11 pm)

    R.I.P androidos.in. Our blessings will be with you.

    GapFiller

    (April 23, 2012 - 12:33 pm)

    Four days no new post…This blog is dead… Rest in Peace!

    theanuragest

    (April 22, 2012 - 9:21 pm)

    hey gaurav
    this post is at top from three days what’s up man after hiring so many people there is no post from three days are you serious.

      Abhishek

      (April 22, 2012 - 9:43 pm)

      i was thinking of saying the same thing. But doesn’t seem they’ll be listening. Blackberry release, other tablet news that hasn’t been reported. very unprofessional!

        Omkar

        (April 22, 2012 - 10:20 pm)

        Yes,
        Even i want to complain this 😛
        When Guarav was maintaining this blog, it was great, lots of updates but now its so boring to visit this blog. Removed it from my bookmarks… 😀

        anurag

        (April 23, 2012 - 12:10 pm)

        yes lots of things happened on top of all s3 rumors on top of that many other releases from android world.

    Neeraj

    (April 21, 2012 - 9:42 am)

    Priced insanely…local brand should gain faith first before launching such big devices..

    Ashis

    (April 19, 2012 - 11:00 pm)

    price should be not more than 18k

    mohdsajeed

    (April 19, 2012 - 6:12 pm)

    it should cost around 13000 people won’t pefer local brand at such a huge price

    sushrut

    (April 19, 2012 - 5:32 pm)

    Its price will fall at below 13k,becouse micromax a85 is 1ghz dual core handset is available at 12 k in indian market

    kaushik

    (April 19, 2012 - 4:52 pm)

    most ppls will reject this cause this is from a local brand. lava. and when they see that it sports a single core (benchmark says its thrash most dual cores out there), this one gets dropped from everyone wishlist.

    Guru

    (April 19, 2012 - 4:35 pm)

    Its Lava entry to android smartphone!!! Can sell if they provide ICS at purchase and bring down the price to 14k…(Single core). The review/benchmark is yet to come on the quality of the features.

    Guddu

    (April 19, 2012 - 3:55 pm)

    insanely priced for such phone!!

    Jk

    (April 19, 2012 - 3:26 pm)

    22k is not fare for indian market

    Jk

    (April 19, 2012 - 3:26 pm)

    22k is not fare indian market

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