XOLO releases three budget Era smartphones for the Indian market
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More and more smartphone OEMs are competing for the Indian market, the situation getting close to what China is experiencing. Indians seem to be focused on budget versions of the more expensive Korean models. One of the more recent Indian OEMs, XOLO, just announced three new budget phones. These include the Era 2V and the next gen Era 3 and 3X. Even if the specs won’t blow anyone away, due to the budget nature of the models, XOLO at least included big batteries.
The most expensive of the three is the Era 3X, which costs around US$115. It is powered by the 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The dual SIM model comes with a 5-inch 720p display that is protected with Corning’s 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3. Also included are 13 MP front and back cameras, a fingerprint sensor and a 3,000 mAh battery.
Next up in pricing order is the Era 2V, which should cost around US$99. This one has the same MediaTek SoC and 16 GB storage, but only 2 GB RAM. The back camera was downgraded to 8 MP, while the front still has 13 MP and flash for better selfies. The fingerprint sensor is still there and XOLO also kept the 5-inch 720p display and the 3,000 mAh battery.
The Era 3 is the most affordable of the three models, costing around US$76. XOLO downgraded the RAM to 1 GB and the storage to 8 GB, while the cameras only have 5 MP on the back sensor and 8 MP for the front one. There is no fingerprint sensor and the battery has a capacity of 2,500 mAh.
All three models come pre-installed with Android 7.0 and will be available for direct purchase from the Flipkart online store on October 14.