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Broadcom puts high-stakes bet on Indian smart phone markets with affordable chip solutions

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(iTers News) - As emerging markets are coming roaring back to drive a next wave of demand growth for smart phones, secon-tier mobile CPU makers’ advances into the low-cost smart phone markets have started, threatening to shake up the competitive landscape . 

Broadcom Corporation said that it has signed a supply contract to provide its smart phone platform for XOLO, an Indian smartphone manufacturer to power its new Q1000 Opus smartphone.

XOLO's new smartphone comes complete with 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. The BCM23550 CPU is based on 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 processor.

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 report, 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% of the global smartphone market1.

"XOLO has differentiated itself on delivering performance driven smartphone experience to its users. Our collaboration with Broadcomis 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'ssmartphone market."

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