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Lava XOLO X900 Intel Medfield powered smartphone unveiled at the MWC, to hit India soon

February 27, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu

Android News, Android Phones


Because we here at Androinica like to keep things as diversified as possible and engage our Asian and European readers as much as our American public, we often let you know about gadget announcements in countries like the UK, Japan or India even though the respective devices have very slim chances to ever hit the US.

Today we are going to talk about a smartphone intended to be an Indian exclusive, but that, as far as I’m concerned, has the potential to be a successful device in the US of A as well.

The gadget has just been unveiled at the Intel press conference at MWC and is called the Lava Xolo X900. Powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Medfield processor, the Xolo X900 looks pretty great on paper, even though there are many details kept under wraps.

Sporting a 4-inch touchscreen display with a yet to be announced resolution, the smartphone will most definitely run Android, but for the time being we don’t have a clue as to what version of the OS. What we do know and makes us pretty excited is that the X900 will feature a rear-facing 8 MP camera capable of capturing up to 10 pictures per second (that’s right, no spelling error there) and will also come with HDMI, NFC support and HD video playback capabilities.

As I already mentioned, the Xolo X900 is set to hit India first and foremost sometime in Q2 2012, but if the gadget will prove successful in Asia, I don’t see why it couldn’t come to America as well.

As a matter of fact, if you ask me, the guys at Intel are a bit unfair with American Android geeks, as they have announced so far the Xolo X900, destined to be enjoyed by Asians, and the Orange Santa Clara, set to hit the European market this summer. Sure, there is the Lenovo K800 revealed at the CES last month, but that’s already old news and even that will hit China before coming to the United States (or in fact if it will ever come to the US).