Indian tech firm Xolo has announced the arrival of the Era 4K smartphone with a price tag of Rs. 6,499 (that’s about 35,000 Naira).
The smartphone will be available exclusively via Gadgets 360 and registration for purchase is already on. The registration window is open until 9:59am India Standard Time (GMT + 5:30) on next Monday, 22nd February 2016. Sales will start on the same day by 10:00am IST.
The Xolo Era 4K comes in a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS screen with a pixel density of 294ppi. The screen has full lamination and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection with Native Damage Resistance (NDR).
The dual-SIM smartphone (Micro-SIM + Micro-SIM) runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and is powered by a 64-bit 1GHz quad-core processor.
This is further clubbed with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a disappointing 8GB of internal memory. The memory is however expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card.
The Xolo Era 4K sports an 8 megapixel rear camera with 5P Largan Lens and dual LED flash. A 5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture is also on board for capturing memorable moments.
The cameras are loaded with several modes which include Face Beautify, Smile Detection, Proximity Capture, Gesture Capture, Face Detection, and Multi Angle View Mode.
Connectivity options include GPRS/ EDGE, 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, FM radio, and Micro-USB. The phone measures 143×71.8×9.2mm, and weighs 157 grams.
The phone also sports a powerful 4000mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 17 hours of talk time and 528 hours of standby time on 3G connectivity. It will be available in a White and Dark Blue colour variants.
It is easy to see that the specifications of the Xolo Era 4K smartphone is similar to the innards of the Micromax Canvas Juice 4G smartphone which was launched last month.
They both have the same display, RAM, camera, and battery power. However, the later only has 4GB of inbuilt storage. Although Micromax is yet to launch the device officially, it is listed on the company’s website and is available for purchase via e-commerce websites.