Chances are that at some point during your life, you’ve owned a computer that features an Intel processor. In fact, you might be reading this story on one now. But you certainly wouldn’t have owned an Intel-powered smartphone, because there weren’t any… until now.
The Xolo X900, unveiled by Lava this morning, is the world’s first smartphone to feature an Intel processor. It features a 1.6GHz Atom chip with Hyper Threading Technology, coupled with a “leading-edge” 400MHz GPU that offers full 1080p high-definition video playback.
The X900 also features an 8-megapixel rear-racing camera capable of shooting 1080p video, a 1-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 4.03-inch LCD display at a resolution of 1024 x 600. It’s got 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, in addition to HDMI connectivity so that you can plug it straight into your HDTV, and NFC capabilities.
But one thing is doesn’t have is Ice Cream Sandwich. It will ship running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and an ICS update is expected later.
Mike Bell, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Mobile and Communications Group, believes the X900 showcases the rich capabilities and user benefits of adding an Intel processor to a smartphone:
“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.”
The X900 will make its debut in India on April 23, selling INR 22,000 (approx. $420).
Are you looking forward to the first Intel-powered smartphones?