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Lava Mobiles will soon join the quad core bandwagon by launching the Xolo Q800 within the next few months. The handset will run on Jelly bean OS and probably will come with the same specifications as on the Micromax A116.
As per reports the handset will sport a 4.5 inch screen possibly with HD resolution (1280x720p). The handset will run on Jelly Bean OS 4.1 with 1GB RAM. Features included are 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Dual SIM support, micro USB and 3.5mm jack. There will be two cameras a front camera of (may be) 2MP resolution and the rear 8MP AF camera with LED flash.
It will not be the only quad core handset that Xolo is planning to launch; in fact 3 more quad core smartphones will become part of the ‘Q’ family apart from Q800. These handsets will be available within the next 2 months.
So far the low cost quad core market is being ruled by Micromax A116 and the next one is the Karbonn S1, but sadly none of these handsets are easily available and could take another week or two to show up. UMI X2 is another tempting handset, but for it to do well the UMI company needs to setup few service centers.
The Lava Xolo Q800 price I guess should be less than the MMX A116 cause of smaller screen size. This could also become a good alternative for users who are not comfortable with 5 inch A116. Well this March and the coming months will be full of surprises, new models, competitive prices and much more, stay tuned.
Samsung has unpacked a video teaser ahead of its big Galaxy S4 launch later this month, but it’s giving nothing away.
Samsung’s upcoming Samsung Unpacked event at March 14th in New York City looks set to see the Galaxy S4 released then, but just what the heck is the Samsung Galaxy S4 going to look like? Sure, we have seen alleged specifications of it leaked out via an Antutu benchmark earlier this morning, but how about its physical aspects? The Galaxy S4 teaser video would help you salivate more over the upcoming flagship smartphone by building up the overall anticipation, but it did not reveal nary a bit on how it would look like.
The trailer is titled ‘Be ready 4 the next Galaxy’ and features Jeremy, the secret messenger of Samsung Unpacked 2013.
Unfortunately, the video contains no new info on the Samsung Galaxy S4 or even the tiniest glimpse of the new handset. Essentially a small boy is given the huge job of keeping the Galaxy S4 secret until the launch on 14 March in New York’s Times Square.
There’s only one phone on show during the short clip but it’s too small to see what it is. It’s likely to just be a Galaxy Note 2 phablet. Jeremy’s driver says: “I know this is going to be one of the most amazing products to hit the market since TVs went colour.”
Rumors have been swirling around the Samsung Galaxy S4. Among the features that might come to the device is an eight-core Exynos processor, a separate eight-core graphics processing unit, a 4.99-inch Super Amoled display, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capability, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and the latest version of Android, known as 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
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Lava seems to be on a smartphone-launching spree of late and adding another budget Android smartphone to it’s lineup, the company has launched the Iris 430 for a price of Rs.7,500 in the market.
The Lava Iris 430 comes with an impressive 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and is powered powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM. On the downside, the Lava Iris 430 runs on the relatively older, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Quick Specifications of Lava Iris 430
- 4.3-inch WVGA display
- 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 5 megapixel rear camera, front-facing VGA camera
- 4GB internal storage, micro-SD card slot
- 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS
- 1,400mAh battery
The smartphones gets a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash which offers auto-focus and a front-facing VGA camera to fulfill your video calling needs. The Lava Iris 430 comes with a 1,400mAh battery which according to Lava, can give a talk time of up to 4-5 hours. The smartphone comes with 4GB of on -board storage, which can further be expanded by up to 32GB using a micro-SD card.
The Lava Iris 430 supports dual-SIM card slots and the connectivity options on the smartphone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and GPS. The new smartphone surfaces barely a week after Lava launched the Iris 454 and 502 smartphones for Rs.8, 499 in the Indian market.