Your wait for XOLO’s first and India’s second TDD-LTE 4G enabled smartphone is finally gone over today. India’s popular e-retailer Flipkart has started selling the smartphone in the country starting today and as we speculated, it is available for a price of 16,999. XOLO LT9000 4G was recently captured listed at company’s website as well as Flipkart earlier this month.
On the specifications front, XOLO LT9000 4G includes 4.3-inch 720p HD display, Android 4.2, 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 dual core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of on-board storage, 8MP rear camera and 1MP front camera. The phone is powered by a 1810 mAh battery, and supports usual connectivity features including TDD-LTE 4G.
XOLO LT900’s 4G capabilities can only be used with Airtel 4G right now, that too in very select cities, we hope to see an official announcement detailing all these very soon.
XOLO LT900 will be the second-ever 4G smartphone to be released in the country after Airtel launched Ascend P1 last year with Huawei. Both of the smartphones are still not truly 4G as they use 3G as the fall-back option for voice-calling and SMS. Airtel is still testing voice-over LTE and it will need licence from TRAI to provide VO-LTE services. So, the smartphones like XOLO LT900 uses circuit switched fallback to switch back to 3G network while making or receiving phone-calls/ text messages. Only data transfers happen over LTE network.