Tegra 4-based phones may be all the rage lately, but many in India haven't even had a shot at the Tegra 3 -- not very fair, we'd say. Xolo is addressing that deficit by launching the Play T1000, which brings the Tegra 3 to the country for the first time. The quad-core processor adds a gaming-friendly spin to what's otherwise a close cousin of the X1000 we saw back in March. Both phones share a 4.7-inch 720p LCD, 21Mbps HSPA+ and an 8MP rear camera; the T1000 cuts the (thankfully expandable) storage down to 4GB in return for a sharper 2MP front camera. Pricing may clinch the deal for some Indians, however. The Play T1000 is available now for 15,999 rupees ($268) off-contract -- a price low enough to make us wish there were plans for a US release.
XOLO Launches NVIDIA Tegra 3-Powered XOLO Play T1000
Next Level of Entertainment Delivered to Mobile Users in India for Only INR 15,999
NEW DELHI-July 15, 2013- XOLO, the premium smartphone brand, today launched the XOLO Play T1000 – an entertainment super phone powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core mobile processor – for only INR 15,999.
Running Android Jelly Bean, the XOLO Play T1000 brings fast quad-core performance along with a great gaming experience for maximum fun at an affordable price.
"As XOLO continues to be a differentiated player in the fast-growing smartphone market in India, the XOLO Play T1000 delivers outstanding performance and exceptional visual content," said Vishal Sehgal, co-founder and director at Lava International. "It offers quick, responsive and visually stunning game play, fast web-browsing and enhanced multi-tasking performance. Powered by NVIDIA Tegra's unique 1.5 GHz quad-core processor with an additional battery saver core and 12-core GPU, XOLO Play T1000 is a comprehensive entertainment powerhouse."
A Smartphone Designed for "Play"
Sporting a Tegra 3 processor with a unique quad-core architecture and a fifth battery-saver core, the XOLO Play T1000 smoothly handles everyday tasks like email, social updates, watching and recording full HD video and playing music. The XOLO Play T1000 particularly shines at mobile gaming.
The XOLO Play T1000 comes pre-loaded with TegraZone™, where consumers can find, explore and download Tegra-optimized Android games, for a console-quality gaming experience, with more realistic, interactive and challenging gameplay and graphics.
"As the mobile market continues to grow strongly in India, we're thrilled to work with XOLO to bring the first of many Tegra-powered devices in India," said Vishal Dhupar, managing director, NVIDIA South Asia.
"The XOLO Play T1000 with Tegra 3 delivers to mobile users in India a premium device at a price they will absolutely love!"
Your Personal Mobile Theatre
The XOLO Play T1000 features a dazzling 4.7" HD IPS display, 8MP rear and 2MP front cameras, 1GB RAM, 4GB memory that's expandable up to 32GB, and full HD 1080p video recording and playback capabilities for brilliant graphics on the go. Quad-core performance means fast, seamless multitasking, without slowing when apps are running.
Users can download music and share photos while video chatting and texting, without skipping a beat, on the XOLO Play T1000. Or watch their favorite movies or streaming HD videos quickly and smoothly.
Availability and Pricing
XOLO Play T1000 is now available for purchase online at xolo.in and in retail stores across the country at a best-buy street price of INR 15,999.
• 1.5 GHz Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor, with 12-core GeForce GPU • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean • NVIDIA TegraZone for gaming • 4.7" HD IPS one-glass solution display • Full HD 1080p video recording and playback • 8MP rear auto focus camera with BSI sensor, 2MP front camera • 1 GB RAM, 4GB built-in memory expandable up to 32GB • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS/aGPS • 1900mAh battery