Leading Indian phone manufacturer, Lava has launched its first Windows Phone handset, Xolo Win Q900s under its premium brand name, Xolo. Much like the Micromax Windows Phone handsets that were launched earlier this month, Xolo’s first Windows Phone is not a high-end device.
Microsoft announced several new hardware partners for its mobile operating system in February. The list included Micromax, Lava and several other Indian OEMs. The company has reportedly slashed the licensing charge for Windows Phone OS, luring more handset makers and allowing them to make affordable handsets.
While the phone doesn’t pack a high-end processor, yet rest of the specifications look decent. Xolo Win Q900s sports a 4.7-inch with 1280×720 screen resolution. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (MSM 8212) processor, Adreno 302 GPU, the device comes with a gig of RAM, and runs Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box. For cell shutterbugs, there is an 8MP shooter at the back with LED Flash, and 2MP camera upfront. The phone has 8GB internal storage, out of which about 5GB is freely available for use. You can also add more memory via microSD card.
Weighing just 100 grams, Xolo Win Q900s is lightest Windows Phone handset around. On the connectivity front, the phone supports WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, and GPS. It also features Dual-SIM capability, a selling factor in developing nations. Xolo Win Q900s also has 1800 mAh battery. As of now, we could only spot the Black variant of the handset.
The handset has been officially priced at Rs 11,999 ($200), though Snapdeal, a leading OEM is selling it for Rs 9,999 ($166). You can also place your pre-orders at the website. The device will start shipping in the second week of July.