We often see manufacturers boast how they have been able to make the “world’s lightest” smartphone and now Indian manufacturer XOLO is claiming that crown. XOLO was due to launch a new Windows Phone handset. It has come out with the Win Q900s, its first ever Windows Phone device. It weighs in at just 100g, so XOLO is quick to point out that this is “clearly the lightest smartphone” available in the market at this point in time.
To be fair that claim isn’t false. For example the iPhone 5s comes in at 112g, even the Galaxy S4 mini is a tad bit heavier at 107g. But then again most customers don’t bother themselves with such minute details, its the specifications and performance that they’re more concerned about.
Here XOLO Win Q900s stands behind the pack. It has a 4.7-inch 1,280×720 pixel resolution IPS LCD display adorned with scratchless Dragontrail Glass, which can also be found on the likes of Sony Xperia Z2.
Under the hood beats a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz quadcore processor with 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 302 GPU. Apart from 8GB of onboard storage users get a microSD card slot for external expansion up to 32GB. An 8 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front camera are also found onboard.
4G LTE is missing, but it supports HSPA+, has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, all of which is backed by an 1,800mAh battery which XOLO claims takes only 2.4 hours to be fully charged.
The Win Q900s ships in the second week of July down in India for roughly $200. XOLO hasn’t said if it has any plans of bringing the smartphone to the global market.