IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that XOLO, a premium smartphone manufacturer and one of the fastest growing mobile handset companies in India, has selected Broadcom's turnkey smartphone platform for its new Q1000 Opus smartphone. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.
XOLO's new smartphone leverages Broadcom's BCM23550 quad core HSPA+ processor, BCM4334 connectivity combo chip and BCM4752 multi-constellation GNSS location chip to deliver a high performance, feature-rich experience at an affordable price. Users can easily stream content over Wi-Fi and simultaneously share and project HD video, photos and gaming applications on a larger screen via Miracast™.
According to a recent IDC report1, India's year-over-year smartphone shipment growth is expected to be the highest among emerging markets, as users transition from feature phones to smartphones. Smartphone shipments in the region are expected to reach 155.6 million units in 2017 from 27.8 million in 2013, accounting for more than 10 percent of the global smartphone market1.
"XOLO has differentiated itself on delivering performance driven smartphone experience to its users. Our collaboration with Broadcom is another big step in our ongoing commitment to deliver the latest innovations to India's growing smartphone market," said Sunil Raina, Business Head at XOLO. "Our upcoming product — XOLO Q1000 OPUS will deliver high-end multimedia experience and GPS/GLONASS search location technology on a large 5-inch screen at an attractive price point."
"Driving affordability is the key to tapping into the explosive demand for smartphones in India. Our complete smartphone platform is offered as a complete turnkey solution that allows OEMs to expedite production of full-featured, high-performance Android smartphones while significantly lowering development costs," said Rafael Sotomayor, Broadcom Vice President, Mobile Platform Solutions. "By combining our powerful quad-core solution with our leading connectivity suite, we're changing the landscape of India's smartphone market."
Key Features of the XOLO Q1000 Opus Smartphone
- 1.2 GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor provides superior computing power
- VideoCore® multimedia support for an immersive multimedia experience
- GPS/GLONASS, WLAN, MEMs and Cell ID for the best indoor/outdoor connectivity
- Dual HD display support with 720p LCD and external HD panel via Wi-Fi Miracast-capable displays
The XOLO Q1000 Opus smartphone will be available for purchase in India in late November 2013.
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1 IDC, May 2013
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