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LAVA unveils the XOLO X1000 with 2GHz Intel CPU

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LAVA unveils the XOLO X1000 with 2GHz Intel CPU
About a week ago, we caught wind of a pending debut of the “fastest smartphone ever” to be released in India. That unveiling was on March 14th, and while it did make a bit of a splash in India, the rest of the tech world that day was gearing up for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 launch.

XOLO unleashed its successor to the X900, claiming it would be the fastest smartphone amongst the flagship smartphone segment and it would also be packing “Intel Inside.”

There was speculation that the new device would be one of the first to use Intel’s new Clover Trail+ Z2580 CPU, clocked at 2GHz, cutting through smooth running Android Jelly Bean with the help of a couple PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPUs and maybe a 1080p display – none of that would materialize into reality unfortunately. Instead, what lies beneath a handsome looking form factor is Android ICS, a single-core Intel Atom Z240 running along at 2GHz.

The display is 4.7-inches, 720x1280 which makes for an acceptable 312ppi. For taking photos, you will find an 8MP main camera and a front facing 1.3MP for video chat. India does not have much by way of a 4G LTE network going, so the X1000 handles GSM and HSPA+ for data speeds up to 21Mbps. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS are all on board, as is 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage with microSD expansion.

LAVA unveils the XOLO X1000 with 2GHz Intel CPU
So is it the “fastest smartphone ever?” Well, the processor has some tuning to it, augmented with Intel’s “Hyper Threading.” From a user experience, performance standpoint and the fact that the X1000 is running Ice Cream Sandwich, is this the speed demon to beat? We are thinking no. In fact, for folks that pay attention, the Motorola RAZR i has been running a similar 2GHz Intel CPU for months. Moreover, the ICS powered X1000 may prove to be a tough sell when XOLO has other devices already using Jelly Bean.

The XOLO X1000 is available now for ₹19,999 ($370) through Flipkart, on March 20th the X1000 will be available throughout Indian retail outlets.

source: Tech2 (1, 2)

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