Intel’s Z2420 chip which was featured by the company at CES 2013 is being used in Lava’s second Intel powered smartphone. The device which is called Xolo X500 will be the first such device to use the Atom Lexington Z2420 chip. The company’s first Intel smartphone, the Xolo X900, was released last year and uses the Z2460 chip.
Xolo X500 Technical Specifications
- 3.5-inch TFT display with 480X320 pixel resolution
- 1.2GHz processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB Internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- 5-megapixel camera
- 1,500mAh battery
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
If the specifications seem familiar to you then you are right since the Xolo is practically the same as the Yolo which is an Atom based Android device targeting the African market. The Xolo on the other hand will be sold in the Indian market. One thing that they differ on is the pricing. While the Yolo is sold in Kenya for $126 the Xolo on the other hand is sold in India for $168 which is a bit more expensive.
The Atom Z2420 processor used in this device is a single core processor that uses hyper threading technology. Intel says this provides a 10%-15% increase in performance however is in no way more powerful than a chip with two physical cores.
One feature that the Xolo X500 has that most people will find useful is its dual sim capability. This means that you will be able to insert two SIM cards from different networks on it and use both of them simultaneously. This makes it more convenient for users since instead of carrying two phones only one phone is needed this time.
As far as the specifications go it really is a low end device targeting the budget conscious consumer. It’s best suited for those who want a no frills Android device for daily use.