A couple of weeks ago, Micromax announced two Windows Phones, the Canvas Win W121 and the Win W092.
Xolo are the next in line to launch their first Windows Phone, the Xolo WinQ900s.
The phone is Ultralight, weighing at just 100 grams. It sports a 4.7” HD IPS display with a 720p resolution. The display is made of One Glass Solution, making it lighter and is protected by Dragon Trail Glass, which reduces scratches and shocks.The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, which is backed by 1 GB RAM. The graphics will be handled by the Adreno 302 GPU.
The Q900s features an 8 Megapixel camera with a Purecel Sensor, Autofocus, LED Flash on the rear, while the front of the device sports a 2 Megapixel front camera. The phone offers support for Dual SIM (with dual standby).
Technical Specifications of the Xolo Win Q900s:
Operating System: Windows Phone 8.1
Display: 4.7 Inch HD IPS OGS (One Glass Solution) 1280x720, 312 ppi, Scratch Resistant Dragon Trail Glass.
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM 8212
GPU: 400 MHz Adreno 302
RAM: 1 GB
Storage: 8 GB internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB via micro SD
Cameras: 8 Megapixel front camera with Purecel Sensor, Autofocus, LED Flash, and a 2 Megapixel front camera
SIM: Dual SIM (dual standby)
Connectivity: 3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
Battery: 1800 mAh
Dimensions: 135.8 x 67.2 x 7.2 mm
Weight: Ultralight 100 g
Pre-installed apps: Microsoft Office, Kindle, Skype, One Drive.
The Xolo Win Q900s is available for pre-order from Snapdeal for Rs. 9,999. It will be priced at Rs. 11,999, after the launch. The phone is expected to start shipping from the 2nd week of July.
You will also get a free Special edition Liverpool FC Football, the English club which Xolo are an official sponsor of.
In case, you are wondering how Micromax and Xolo can pack impressive hardware at such prices, they are a result of Microsoft’s decision to not charge OEMs for the Windows Phone Operating System, for any device that has a display which is 9 inches or below.
Earlier this year, Microsoft had announced that they have partnered with 9 OEMS to make Windows Phone devices: Foxconn, Gionee, Lava (Xolo), Lenovo, LG, Longcheer, JSR, Karbonn and ZTE. So be prepared for more wonderful Windows Phone devices.