Xolo Announces Snapdragon-Powered Q500 Smartphone

Xolo Q500

The popular Indian manufacturer, Xolo, has officially announced the latest addition to its rapidly growing lineup of mid-to-high range Android-powered smartphones. The Q500 is an affordable, compact smartphone with a 4-inch display and dual-SIM capabilities. It’s priced at just INR ₹7,999 ($130) and is now available to purchase in India.

The handset is a fairly impressive budget-friendly mid-range smartphone, packing a 4-inch WVGA display with a pixel density of 233ppi, a Snapdragon MSM8225Q S4 Play chipset coupled with four 1.2GHz Cortex-A5 cores, 1GB of RAM, an Adreno 205 GPU, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera that supports 720p video recording, a VGA front-facing shooter, 4GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD) and a disappointing 1,450 mAh battery.

In terms of connectivity, the Q500 offers two SIM card slots with 3G HSPA (7.2Mbps downlink, 5.76Mbps uplink), Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, FM Radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB 2.0 port, which can be used for charging the handset as well as connecting it to a computer.

The device will ship running the latest build of “Vanilla” Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with some pretty nifty software features that Xolo have pre-loaded onto the device. One of which is called X-Transpic, which enables the user to snap a photo with Hindi text that will automatically be translated into English. The user also has the ability to have the phone read the translation out loud, too, offering them a better understanding of the English language.

If you like the sound of the Xolo Q500 and you’re based in India — click the source link below to pick one up.