Mobile phone users in India interested in the purchase of a Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone can now opt for a device coming from a local handset vendor, XOLO.The company’s first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone, namely the XOLO Win Q900s, is now available for purchase in India via online retailer Flipkart, with a price tag of Rs. 9,800 ($163/€121) attached to it.
At this cost, the mobile phone is one of the cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 handsets out there, which should make it highly popular among end users.
The hardware specs that XOLO Win Q900s has arrived on shelves with will also help it attract users in India, at least until some cheaper Windows Phone 8.1 devices arrive in the country (such as Lumia 530).
The phone was previously released in the country via Snapdeal at the end of June, but it was sold out in about one day. At the moment, the handset is still listed as out of stock at this retailer, with an availability date set for the fourth week of July.
However, users interested in grabbing it should head over to Flipkart for that today. The phone is listed as in stock there (though it will ship in 4-5 business days), and is also cheaper when compared to Snapdeal’s offer.
For those out of the loop, we should note that XOLO made the handset official last month with a 4.7-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display that can deliver an HD (720p) resolution.
Moreover, the mobile phone features a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8212 processor with Adreno 302 graphics, along with 1GB of RAM.
XOLO packed the handset with 8GB of internal memory, but also added a microSD memory card slot to it, so that users could expand the available storage by up to 32GB.
On the back, the mobile phone features an 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording capabilities, complemented by a 2MP front camera for making video calls while on the go.
The specs list of XOLO Win Q900s also includes support for HSPA+ networks, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS receiver, and an 1800mAh battery for long usage times. The handset measures 67.2 x 135.8 x 7.2mm, weighs 100 grams, and sports the entire range of usual sensors.
Soon, the smartphone will become available for purchase in India via other retailers as well, that’s for sure. Moreover, it will be accompanied by Windows Phone 8.1 handsets coming from other vendors in the country, which should help the platform gain some more market share.