XOLO Era 1X Budget 4G smartphone with VoLTE support launched for Rs. 4999

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XOLO is planning to cash in the Reliance Jio 4G hype and launch 4G smartphones every month. The newest of the lot is the XOLO Era 1X which is essentially an upgrade over the Era 4G.

The Era 1X comes with a 5-inch 720p HD display and runs on a Spreadtrum SC9832A quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, 8GB of expandable storage. These are basic specs but the company is focusing on Jio users with dual-SIM 4G support with VoLTE. The other smartphones like the Era X and Era 4G also come with 4G support.

On the software front you have Android Marshmallow running the show here. The Era 1X will come in two color options, black with gunmetal and gold with brown. It would be exclusively available on Flipkart starting September 15th priced at Rs. 4999. You can register interest at the source link on XOLO's website.

XOLO Era 1X Specifications

  • 5.0 inches HD Display (720 x 1280 pixels, 294 ppi)
  • Quad-core 1.3 GHz, Spreadtrum SC9832A Processor
  • Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Internal storage 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
  • Expandable storage with microSD card up to 32 GB
  • 8 MP primary camera with LED flash
  • 5 MP front facing camera
  • 4G VoLTE, Dual SIM, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM Radio
  • 2500mAh Removable Li-Po Battery

Coming back to specs, XOLO is focusing on the camera capabilities of the smartphone. You get an 8MP rear and 5MP front-facing camera here. There is a dual-LED flash in the front for brighter selfies or blinding eyes. The company says there are some sort of smart camera features here like Slow Motion Video, Live Photos, Time Lapse video and Beauty mode.

Moving on, all this is powered by a 2500mAh battery which the company claims is god enough for lasting 13 hours of talktime and 185 hours of standby. Tall claim! Nevertheless, there is not much compromise in the connectivity front with dual SIM 4G LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and FM radio too available on the smartphone.

There is some competition in the space from Reliance LYF smartphones but the space is still wide open.