Update: (24/12/2013) Xolo Q1000 Opus is now available for purchase from Flipkart at Rs. 9,890

Budget quad core phones priced below 10k mark aren’t exactly rare anymore, with the advent of phones like Intex Aqua i6 and Gionee Pioneer P3 based on MT6582 SoC. The new edition to this list Is Xolo’s Broadcom SoC smartphone, Xolo Opus Q1000 which went on pre-order today on online retailers like Flipkart and Infibeam.

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The phone is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Broadcom BCM23550 processor based on Cortex A7 architecture with 312 MHz VideoCore IV GPU. What makes it stand apart from the other new budget quad core devices is that it sports 1 GB RAM which will provide with smooth multitasking. The internal storage is 4 GB and can be further extended to 32 GB using a MicroSD card.

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The IPS LCD display is 5 inches in size and sports WVGA (800 X 480) resolution, which is similar to what we have seen in phones like Micromax Canvas 2 and your texts won’t be as crisp. On the software front you will get Android 4.2 jelly bean operating system.

The primary camera is of 5 MP and comes with a BSI sensor on the back for better low light performance. Dual LED flash is also present for low light photography. The primary camera is capable of 720p HD recording. The front VGA camera is also present for video calling.

The battery capacity is 2000 mAh which is expected to carry you through the day and connectivity features include 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth with A2DP, GPS with AGPS support, Wi-Fi and USB OTG.

The phone has pretty good specs on paper and has been highlighted for the Broadcom SoC. We will have to wait for the benchmark scores to arrive to know how this chipset scores against the competitors, but we have a positive mindset for now. You can pre-order this phone from Flipkart and Infibeam for Rs. 9,999.

Key Specs

Model Xolo Q1000 Opus
Display 5 Inch, WVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, MicroSD support
OS Android 4.2 Jelly bean
Cameras 5 MP/ 0.3 MP
Battery 2000 mAh
Price Rs. 9,999
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