At the start of last year, Xolo launched the A500 and followed it up with two variants called A500S and the A500L. Now the Indian smartphone vendor has launched yet another variant called the A500 Club priced at Rs 7,099.
The new device is targeted at audiophiles and offers two front facing speakers and a Float Bar in the UI which gives easy access to the music and video apps. Talking of specifications, the A500 Club sports a 4-inch WVGA (800×480 pixels) display made using One Glass Solution (OGS) and is powered by a 1.3GHz MTK6572 dual-core processor paired with Mali-400 MP GPU and 512MB of RAM. In comparison the original A500 featured a 1GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor paired with Adreno 203 GPU and 512MB of RAM.
Other features include a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, VGA front camera, 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded to up to 32GB using a microSD card and a 1,400mAh battery that the company claims can survive through eight hours of talktime and up to 400 hours on standby mode. The A500 too had the same set of specifications, but had a bigger 1,500mAh battery.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and on the software front it runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. At this price point, the A500 Club will be up against the likes of Micromax Canvas Fun A74, Spice Smart Flo Pace 3 Mi-502n and the Lava Iris 405. But if you are ready to shell out another Rs 800, you could opt for the Lava Iris 458q, which not only offers a better display (FWVGA) and a quad-core processor, but also an 8-megapixel rear camera and a bigger 2,000mAh battery.