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Lava Xolo X900 is the world’s first Intel-based smartphone, arriving on April 23rd

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Lava Xolo X900 is the world’s first Intel-based smartphone, arriving on April 23rd
We’ve been waiting for the first Intel-based smartphone to hit shelves in the coming couple of days, but we weren’t sure what would it be, and now it’s all confirmed and clear. The Lava Xolo X900 will be the first phone featuring Intel’s Medfield platform and the Atom Z2460 processor. The Xolo X900 is slated to arrive in India on April 23rd, and is set to finally answer all questions about Intel’s attempts to make its way to smartphones.

The first question it answers right away is with price - the handset looks aggressively priced at $424 (22,000 Indian rupees). We hope such a low price can translate to other Intel-based smartphones.

What everyone will be looking at, of course, is the 1.6GHz single-core Atom processor that brings Intel’ hyper threading technology, and should be competitive with the industry’s ARM dual-core designs, and possibly even the newest quad-cores. There’s a dedicated 400MHz graphics core included on the Xolo X900, another thing we’re curious to see perform. But while we’ve already seen some preliminary and very impressive benchmarks of the chip’s performance (we hope there are no surprises there), we’re yet to see how power efficient Intel chips have gotten and are they competitive with ARM architectures in terms of battery drain.

Lava Xolo X900 is the world’s first Intel-based smartphone, arriving on April 23rd
Lava Xolo X900 is the world’s first Intel-based smartphone, arriving on April 23rd
Apart from the silicon, the Xolo X900 a device that looks like Intel’s reference platform. It’s based on it and you can say by the specs - it features a 4-inch screen with a weird resolution of 600x1024 pixels, and is also relatively lightweight.

The handset runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but that should change soon via an OTA update to Ice Cream Sandwich. It packs an 8-megapixel camera that promises impressive speeds - up to 10 images in burst mode and under a second. The Xolo X900 sports 16 gigs of internal memory, NFC support and 1GB of RAM.

The battery life is said to be 5 hours of 3G browsing, 45 hours of audio and 8 hours of talk time. Check out the images and stay tuned - all benchmarks and tests should start surfacing very soon.

source: Intel, Xolo via TheVerge

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posted on 19 Apr 2012, 04:03

1. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

I wish I knew the ppi on the screen. That resolution is cool.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 04:25 5

2. rhen84 (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

It's 296 PPI

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 06:52

7. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

Almost retina.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 05:30 3

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

These Intel chips are too powerful compare to ARM stuff. However, like you said power consumption is the big question.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 06:58

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

another problem is the possibility or ARM based apps not working on this Atom config

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 10:40

14. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

x86 quadcore exynos! lol. i must be dreaming.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 06:00 1

4. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

well what i can understand from this is, windows 8 will run cool on x86 based tablets and whats exciting is it will the run the thousands of apps already available for windows rather than starting from scratch with arm.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 06:11

5. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Hi all I am running android ics on my laptop via android x86 program .
I did antutu benchmark and scored just a little bit above the transformer prime
And got a score of 25.6 fos on nenamark 2
It's great but I ran into a few problems
Most apps wasn't optimised for the x86 platform and crashed
Like angry birds (all version ) , quadrant , nenamark 1 , Skype , adw launcher , fruit ninja , asphalt 6 and many more
Hope the realease of this phone will make devs optimise their apps to the intel x86 platform
Btw my laptop is 3 years old made by Fujitsu
Specs : 1.86 ghz intel pentium dual core
3 gb of ram
Integrated intel graphics
128 gb 5200rpm hdd
Sounds like a lame laptop I know but hey antutu shows its faster than the transformer prime

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 09:03

12. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

I'm not surprise about your results. I read an article of one guy who went the other way around that makes more sense: installed UBUNTU in both the Prime and some old laptops and run some benchmark tests for laptops.
The results were that Tegra 3 is just about a bit better than the old netbooks, so not even near an old laptop like yours.
But if you only did Antutu it's biased over the Intel chipsets, why don't you try some battery tests? There the ARM chipsets like Tegra 3 should shine.
I would be curious to know the results!

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 10:00

13. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

I admit my laptop will simply lose on battery test
i am not bragging just sharing with all of you
but im due to update i am thinking macbook air but i dont think that run android x86 so i am getting Asus UX31

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 14:46

15. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

Never thought you were bragging!
I´m just seriously curious about how an Intel chipset would fare in an Android battery test.
It was just a suggestion not a "dare" or a criticism ;-)
And if you finally do, please post a new reply here with the link where you create the post so I can check the results.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 00:27

16. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

okay I am @school now
I will do it when I get home
But I think the battery life on android is better than windows as far as I can tell
Also when you are using battery android x86 under clocks your CPU to 800mghz which is good

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 06:32

6. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

Lava is a company that recently entered indian market and what they do is, import chinese phones, put their name on it and sell. And i could say safely that no one who's ready to shell out 22k will do it on a samsung, htc, sony or even nokia rather than on this chinese-indian company just cause it got some intel...

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 07:11 1

9. adi4u4882 (Posts: 137; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

Everybody would have told the same thing for many companies. So it is a very good innovation by Lava Mobiles. And i do agree that they import Chinese Mobiles but now things have changed, this product has been only manufactured in India.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 08:50 1

11. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

I see many people who are fans of Intel and think their processors are the best. So I guess there is some market for it, specially if you are the first there like Lava.
As for me I prefer to wait for the real results of the chip. Think that the GPU is the old single core PowerVR SGX540 at 400 MHz wich is pretty much the same as the one used in the "Samsung Galaxy Nexus" (OK, there it was at 384 MHz), which is a bit weak for the current standards in high end phones.

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