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Intel debuts with Lexington processor based Yolo in Kenya

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Also Read - Lava to launch Xolo X500 based on the Intel Lexington platform in India for Rs 8,999

Yesterday we reported that Intel Lexington based Lava Xolo X500 is coming to India, today there is an announcement made by Safaricom that Intel powered Yolo is launching in Kenya. Both the reports suggest that the Intel is betting big on its Lexington chipset by entering into the low-cost smartphone market with Lexington equipped handsets. It introduced the Intel Atom Z2420 processor chipset at CES 2013 with a sole aim to enter the low-cost phone market. Also Read - Intel Lexington Atom processor for affordable Android smartphones announced, Lava to launch one in India

Both the Intel Xolo X500 in India and Intel Yolo in Kenya are based on 1.2GHz Atom Z2420 processor reference design that Intel showed off at CES 2013. They carry identical features and are essentially the same phones but were launched in partnership with different manufacturers; namely Lava in India and Safaricom in Africa.

Like Xolo X500, Yolo also features a 3.5-inch display with 480 320 pixel resolution, runs on Android and supports 512MB of RAM along with 4GB of internal memory. Apart from this, a 5.0-megapixel camera that has a burst mode that can shoot 6-fps and 1,500mAh battery come on-board.

The Yolo has been launched at a price of 10,999 Kenyan Shilling (approx. Rs 6,745) in the African market, suggesting that Xolo, which is speculated to cost Rs 8,999, will also cost around the same price point in India. While Intel debuts with its Lexington processor in Africa, we are hoping to see the phone landing the Indian shelves in some time soon.

Previously, with its Medfield chip Intel had a reference design, which was gobbled by OEMs and carriers all over the world. While in India the Lava Xolo X900 became the first Intel powered smartphone in the world, in Europe Orange launched an identical device with a different branding and a slightly different software stack.

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  • Published Date: January 25, 2013 2:48 PM IST
  • Updated Date: January 25, 2013 2:48 PM IST



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