XOLO Q900T with 2.5D curved display launched for Rs 11,999; Gionee CTRL V5 available for Rs 12,999
Last month, Chinese handset manufacturer Gionee had launched the Elife E7 mini in the Indian smartphone market for Rs 18,900. The company has now added yet another device to its smartphone portfolio in the form of CTRL V5. In India, the company claims to have already sold over a million smartphones within a year of entering the country. Globally, it had shipped 24 million smartphones in 2013, and is now planning to increase this number to 35 million this year.
In addition, XOLO has also unveiled a new smartphone targeted at the mid-price range segment of the market. Christened Q900T, the device runs on the Android operating system and has been priced at Rs 12,999.
The smartphone has a 4.7 inch high definition 2.5D curved display (720x1280 pixels resolution), which the company claims will provide 178 degree viewing to its users. Other smartphones that also sport 2.5D curved displays include Nokia Lumia 1020, Lenovo S820, and XOLO's X1000, among others.
Q900T runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6589T processor and has 1GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 4GB that can be further expanded an additional 32GB with a microSD card.
It has an 8 megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED Flash that can also record full high definition videos (1080p), as well as a 2MP front facing camera for video calling. On the connectivity front, the smartphone has Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 3G, as well as a microSD card slot and a microUSB port. It has GPS (with A-GPS support) and dual-SIM capability.
The dimensions of Q900T are 133.8mm x 67.60mm x 9.25mm, and XOLO has provided a 1,800mAh battery in the device, which it claims will provide up to 10 hours of talk time and 300 hours of standby time. The company is also offering a flip cover and a USB OTG cable free of cost with the device.
This one also has a 4.7 inch qHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display (540x960 pixels resolution) and runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6582V/X processor and has 1GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 8GB that can be further expanded an additional 32GB with a microSD card.
It has an 8 megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED Flash that can also record videos, as well as a 2MP front facing camera for video calling. On the connectivity front, the smartphone has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, as well as a microSD card slot and a microUSB port. It addition, it comes with a FM radio, GPS (with A-GPS support), and dual-SIM capability.
The dimensions of the device are 134.5mm x 67.7mm x 8.07mm and its weight is 103.5 gm. Gionee has provided a 1,800mAh battery in the device that it claims will provide up to 10 hours of talk time and 324 hours of standby time. It is available in black and white colours. The company has also preloaded a number of apps in the smartphone that include Yahoo Cricket, Facebook, Fishingjoy, Texas Poker, and WhatsApp, among others.
Apart from competing with each other, both the smartphones will face off against the likes of Micromax Canvas Ego A113 (Rs 11,999), Panasonic P11 (Rs 12,159), Videocon A55HD (Rs 12,175), Intex Aqua HD (Rs 12,220), and Karbonn Titanium S4 (Rs 12,469), among others. But we feel the biggest competition for the smartphones will be Motorola's Moto G, which is available for Rs 12,499 and Rs 13,999 for the 8 and 16GB models respectively.