XOLO to unveil Intel-powered ‘Fastest Smartphone Ever’ on March 14
March 14 is sure to see a lot happening in the technology world. Not only is the Samsung Galaxy S4 all set to be unveiled in New York, we have just received word that XOLO is about to announce something it calls, “the Fastest Smartphone Ever”. The mystery device will be announced on March 14 in Goa.
XOLO has sent out invites to the media with that curious heading, along with some hints about the SoC. The mysterious device, of which we get a small glimpse in the invite, will be powered by an Intel processor. We're guessing this is likely to be an Intel Clover Trail+ CPU, which was announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month.
Clover Trail+ will be released in three versions: the 2.0GHz Z2580, the 1.6GHz Z2560, and the 1.2GHz Z2520. Each version includes two PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPUs, which should result in a large performance boost. The graphics engine uses a core that can scale up to 533MHz using boost mode to further augment graphics performance. All three versions support full HD resolutions up to 1900 x 1200 pixels, and have HSPA+ 42Mbps modems.
We have found XOLO phones to have decent build quality and they are generally sturdier than other low-cost smartphones. The choice of materials and the finish is also more premium. Let’s hope that the trend continues for this upcoming smartphone. We will be bringing you all the coverage from the XOLO launch next week.