Xolo has launched a new entry-level smartphone called Era 1X Pro in India. It is an upgraded variant of the Xolo Era 1X which was first launched in September last year. The Xolo Era 1X Pro comes with a price tag of Rs. 5,888 and is sold exclusively through Snapdeal. It sports a polycarbonate shell and comes only in Black color option. If you purchase this device before the July 31st, the company will be offering 365 days screen replacement offer for free. Compared to last year’s Era 1X, the new Era 1X Pro comes with a couple of changes.
The RAM and internal storage on this new device are increased to 2GB and 16GB respectively. The Xolo Era 1X with 1GB RAM and 8GB of onboard storage is still retailing at Rs. 4,9999. Talking about the Era 1X Pro, it sports the same 5-inch IPS display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution as seen on its predecessor. Under the hood is the 32-bit Spreadtrum SC9832A quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. There is also a MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage additionally up to 32GB.
It still runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with the customized UI laid on top. On the rear is an 8MP autofocus rear camera with f/2.4 aperture and 4P lens. For selfies, the Era 1X Pro features a 5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture. Interestingly, the front camera comes with dual LED flash while the rear camera settles for a single LED flash. The Era 1X Pro supports dual SIM dual standby and offers 4G LTE connectivity on anyone of the SIM card slots. It is backed by a 2500 mAh removable battery which is rated to give upto 10 hours of talk time and lasts up to 185 hours on standby mode.
The device will be coming with few pre-loaded bloatware apps which decrease the available storage. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, 3.5mm Audio port, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. It measures 145.5 x 72 x 8.6 mm and weighs 145 grams. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details about the upcoming smartphones.