The Xolo X900, first Atom-powered smartphone, is set to be introduced by Lava International and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) by next week. The Xolo X900 will feature a four-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600, the Atom Z2460 processor from Intel, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 8MP camera at the back and 1.3MP camera in front.
The Atom Z2460 processor of the Xolo X900 will merge the hyper-threading capable 1.6GHz processor with the 400MHz graphics processor and wireless networking radio. The partnership between the two tech companies was announced during the Mobile World Congress last February. The upcoming Xolo X900 will use the Gingerbread Android 2.3 OS although Lava reportedly revealed that the device can be upgraded to the Android 4.0 OS.
The release of the Xolo X900 shows the drive of Intel to release an Atom-powered smartphone into the market, which has been mainly dominated by ARM chips. Intel had earlier revealed that it will release its first smartphone this year and it appears that the Lava device is the product of the determined effort of the company.
The Medfield is the fourth generation chip of Intel which is designed for mobile internet devices, according to Intel. According to the Market for Mobile and Communications Group director of Intel, Jeff Ross, the company will finally release a viable product into the market with the Xolo X900, which is capable of competing with the devices that are currently being offered in the market.
Aside from Lava, Intel is also working with Lenovo (HKG:0992), Motorola (NYSE:MMI), Orange and ZTE for its Atom-powered devices which may enter the market soon. In addition to the Xolo X900, the Lenovo K800 will is another Intel smartphone that is set to be released within the year.
Intel is the biggest chip manufacturer in the world and it aims to produce chips meant for smaller devices such as tablets and smartphones and the Xolo X900 may be the first in the line of devices that the company will offer into the market in the future.