Home grown smartphone maker, Xolo has launched a new budget smartphone Q1000 Opus 2 in India via online store.
The new entry-level Xolo phone is touted as the successor of Xolo Opus Q1000 which was released in December last year. It comes with lots of upgrade in terms of display, camera and CPU specifications.
Xolo Q1000 Opus 2 sports a 5.0-inch qHD (960 x 540p) resolution display and ships with Snapdragon quad-core CPU (manufactured by industry leader, Qualcomm), 1GB RAM, 4GB (expandable up to 32GB) and a 2,000 mAh battery.
Priced just under ₹9,900, it boasts of 8.0-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, 2.0-megapixel secondary camera for video chatting. On connectivity front, it supports 3G network, Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and A-GPS integrated with Google Maps for navigation. However, one intriguing question remains on why company has chosen the option to ship the new phone with a generation old v4.3 Jelly Bean, while its predecessor got updated with the latest KitKat OS more than a month ago.
As of now, the Xolo Opus 2 has been made available at online store, Snapdeal for ₹9,780.
The new Xolo phone will be against the competitively priced Motorola Moto E, Micromax Canvas Engage, Unite 2 and its sister brand Lava Iris X1 which is priced much lesser than ₹9,000. Celkon's new Campus A35K will also pose new threat; it is cheapest (costs just ₹2,999) smartphone in India to come with the Android's latest v4.4.2 KitKat OS. The competition is expected to become more intense in coming days with the arrival of new breed of Firefox OS based smartphone - Intex Cloud FX which is confirmed to be priced under ₹2,000.
Key Specifications of Xolo Q1000 Opus 2:
|Model||Xolo Q1000 Opus 2|
|Display||5.0-inch qHD (960x540p) IPS screen|
|OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU|
|Storage||4GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash
Front: 2.0-megapixel camera
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro-USB v2.0, A-GPS integrated with Google Maps,|
|Dimensions||143.0 x 73.0 x 9.3 mm|