$130 Solomon W1 is another Xiaomi Hongmi rival with a distinctive design!

Wolverine seems to be on the minds of manufacturers of late. Indian giant Micromax recently roped in Hugh Jackman (the real identity behind the on-screen Wolverine) as their brand ambassador, and now we have the Solomon W1 which is essentially a Wolverine-styled handset.

As mentioned, the device will look to grab some of the market share currently enjoyed by Hongmi, the $130 quad-core smartphone from Xiaomi. The Solomon W1 will come with the same 4.7-inch screen as the Hongmi, but with a lower, qHD resolution. Other specifications of the phone include – 1.3GHz quad core MT6582 processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM + microSD slot, 8 mega-pixel rear camera, 2 mega-pixel front camera and a 2,000mAh battery.

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The device will have a metal clad body which adds another dimension to the value proposition of the phone. Powered by Android v4.2.2, the Solomon W1 will sell for 799 Yuan ($130) in China. Would you go for Wolverine or is Xiaomi’s Mitu (their mascot) too hard to get over?

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  1. Ray
    November 11, 2013

    Any idea of a release date or international availability with resellers???

    Classy looking phone at a great price. I would degfinetly park my SGS3 on the shelf for this phone 🙂

    • November 11, 2013

      Not sure, since international resellers usually concentrate on the Jiayus and the Xiaomis!

  2. Shriekanth
    November 11, 2013

    Hi Yash,

    I wish to buy a chinese top smartphone in Nov since a fren is visiting China.
    To be able to buy in China before Dec 4 either physically or online.
    Firstly does new 8-core MT6592 support LTE?

    Can u suggest any new 8-core MT6592 OR Snapdragon 800 But need to have 4G LTE Band 3 (1800mhz) and Band 7 (2600 Mhz) support to work in Singapore.

    Prefer a 5.5″ phablet like phone. Around 450-500$ max.
    All other camera n high pixel screen etc as usual.

    Please suggest
    Also if possible can u suggest a nice decent tablet.

    Options i m considering:-
    Xiaomi Mi3- (Alas no LTE)
    Vivo xplay 3s…not sure availability

    Intl ones
    – Nexus 5 D821 version.

    Need to buy anyhow by end nov or Dec 1-3 max. Since using old Iphone 4 from 3.5 yrs and now with iOS 7 update, its too laggy and battery sucks.
    Btw i am as well visiting Mumbai, India Nov last week. Any suggestions there?


  3. bason
    November 15, 2013

    it is a vertu design