Intel likes to be different, as is shown by the name of their newest addition to the smartphone world. They call their craftsmanship the "Lava XOLO X900" and it is staying in the land of Asia. The new smartphone is the first one in the world to handle an Intel Atom processor. The looks are similar to so many other handsets of the world. It is a rectangular slab of black plastic with the front of the device dominated by the screen. But the back side has something rare. It says; "Intel Inside", just like on your PC or laptop. This is new!
This smartphone is going to be brandishing a Z2460 Atom processor. It is a single core chip, but is running faster than most. It screams along at 1.6 gigahertz and can support multiple channels. Some call this process "hyper threading", but thinking about in channels is simpler. That means it can run more than one program at a time. The 4G networks are fast becoming the standard, and Intel says this smartphone can handle it. It is not set up for 4G, but at the moment can handle HSPA+ 3G, which some consider to be 4G. If you are confused, just think of higher speeds as higher numbers. The 4G level is the highest so far for mobile networks.
The mother chip for the Lava XOLO X900 is accompanied by a PowerVR SGX540 GPU ( Graphical Processing Unit ) that runs along at 400 megahertz. The internal memory is rated for a roomy 16 gigabytes of. It is expected to have a flash card slot that will accept a MicroSD card up to 32 gigabytes in size. The camera is no slouch as well. Intel gave it eight gigabytes of power. The video recording should be in high definition with 1080p ability.
The main attraction, the screen, is four ( 4.03 ) inches of digital real estate. That means the Lava XOLO X900 has a slightly bigger display than an iPhone 4S. The clarity is right up there with the best of them with 1024 by 600 pixels of power. That works out to 295 pixels per inch ( PPI ). The iPhone 4S has 326 PPI. There is no manual keyboard for the X900 handset. All typing will be done on the display.
Wireless connections are going to include the NFC ( Near Field Communication ) detail. The RFID chip is included for contactless payments as well as other tasks. NFC can be used to download files, load and URL and other things. The Android version in the XOLO X900 is the popular 2.3 variety. No, this is not the newest that is available, but it is the version that Google ecstatically proclaimed that would attempt to do away with credit and debit cards. The Android mobile operating system is one of the world's worst for being vulnerable to malware attacks. Look for an update to the Ice Cream Sandwich version in the near future.
Look for the Intel chip to be able to deliver an impressive eight hours of talk time. This is on the HSPA+ networks. If the smartphone is upgraded to 4G expect those hours to go down. The handset will only be released in India. That will happen on April 23. The price will be $423 dollars.