Xolo is at it again in its effort to become a real threat for Samsung’s Indian mobile business, this time rolling out a phablet dubbed Q2000 that touts mostly mid-end specs.
Well, “rolling out” is a bit of an overstatement, as the Q2000 is not actually up for grabs yet, but since it’s listed on Xolo’s official website, with all the other specifics revealed, the commercial launch is certainly right around the corner.
The big question is however pricing, as the new fellow targets a niche left uncovered by recent additions to Xolo’s ever-growing gadget line-up, the Q900, A600, A500S or Q1000S. As a guesstimate, we’d say the 5.5-incher should find a place in the $300-$350 (Rs. 18,500-21,500) price range, though who knows, maybe there’s a pleasant surprise in store for everyone in love with budget-sensible beasts.
One of the biggest aces up Q2000’s sleeve is probably the pre-loaded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, plus the 13 MP main camera with BSI sensor and dual-SIM support. On the not so bright side of things, the spacious 5.5-inch IPS screen boasts 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution, which is no longer acceptable for devices valued at close to 400 bucks.
The same thing goes for the sub-par quad-core 1.2 GHz MediaTek CPU, whereas 1 GB of RAM is not sizzling hot either, but it’s probably all you could have hoped for all things considered.
All the rest sounds… let’s say respectable, from the 2 MP front cam to the 8 GB of on-board storage, from microSD to 2,600 mAh battery, from the 180 grams weight to the 9.8 mm waistline. There’s a little something off in the connectivity department, namely Bluetooth 2.0, but all in all the Xolo Q2000 looks like a balanced big guy with decent punch. Provided our pricing guesses materialize.