Xolo Launch Q1020 Smartphone With Wooden Frame and 5" HD Display For Rs 11,499

You would be forgiven for thinking that all the android advices seem to be coming from either China or Korea recently. In fact, India seems to be generating quite a lot of smartphones over the last couple of years. One of the Indian OEMs in particular who seem to be releasing devices at a steady rate is Xolo. It was only about three weeks ago when we saw Xolo Launch their new budget device in India dubbed the Xolo One. Now, its a new month and time for a new Xolo device.

This time Xolo have announced the launch of the Xolo Q1020. This latest addition comes as the newest member of the Xolo Q family and one of the neat features is that it comes with a wooden frame. Yep, no metal here, but wood. The other specs announced include a 5" HD IPS display with a 1280 x 720 resolution (294 ppi) along with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Inside the Q1020 will come with 1GB RAM and powered by a MediaTek 6582 Quad-core processor (clocking at 1.3GHz). In terms of memory the Q1020 offers 8GB internal storage and the additional expandable microSD card slot (up to 32GB). If cameras are your thing then the Q1020 offers a 13MP rear camera (with LED flash and an Exmor R Sensor) and a 2MP front facing shooter. Additional features will include dual-SIM, FM radio, 3G, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. Lastly, the Q1020 will be powered by a modest 2100mAh battery and come running on Android 4.4 (KitKat).

One additional feature which is worth mentioning is the Q1020 will come with Hotknot proximity technology. For those not yet familiar with Hotknot, this is designed by MediaTek as a cheaper alternative to Near Field Communications (NFC). If you are interested in the Xolo Q1020 then you will want to know it is available in both black and white variants and will cost Rs 11,499 which equates to just over $185. For more details you can head over to the Xolo Q1020 listing which has now gone live on the Xolo website. So what do you think of the newest Xolo addition? How does a wooden frame device sound? Will you be picking one up at the price? Let us know what you think.

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