Lava International has unveiled the world’s first smartphone with Intel’s new Medfield chip. Dubbed XOLO X900, Lava has left behind Intel co-partners like Lenovo, Motorola and Orange to launch the first phone on the chip maker’s new mobile microprocessor. Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced the company’s foray into the growing mobile industry at the CES 2012. The device Otellini demoed at the trade show was Lenovo K800, which will only come up in June, 2012.
The XOLO X900 runs on Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is upgradable to the Ice Cream Sandwich. The device is powered by a 1.6GHz Atom Medfield chip processor, 1GB of RAM and 400MHz graphics card. Thanks to Intel’s Hyper Threading technology, the Lava phone will offer great multi-tasking features with enhanced battery life.
The Lava smartphone sports a 4.03-inch hi-res LCD display with full HD 1080p playback and great multimedia capabilities. With its 8-megapixel HD rear camera, Lava hypes up the phone as offering a DSLR-like experience. It also has a 1.3-megapixel front camera that can capture video at 480p resolution. There are HDMI output, Hi Speed USB port, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and support for HSPA+ networks as other additional features.
For storage, the Lava XOLO X900 touts 16GB of internal memory. The 1460 mAh battery can deliver up to 7.8 hours of talk time for the device on 3G network and up to 340 hours of standby. Lava will start shipping the phone in India in May, 2012. It will be available for Rs. 22,000 (approx. $450) at retail stores.