Xolo is aiming at big things this year in terms of smartphone sales and the numbers generated. While the likes of Micromax and Karbonn are already generating numbers, it seems like Xolo isn't far behind in catching up to them.
Xolo, at an event held in New Delhi today, unveiled its brand new Play 8X-1000 handset. The biggest feature that the handset offers out of the box is the new HIVE interface from Xolo that promises improved user experience.
Before heading on to the main device, it is customary to say a thing or two about the new HIVE UI. Apparently, it is Xolo's proprietary user interface platform, which runs over Android. You can read more about the HIVE UI here.
As you may have expected already, the UI has been built on the lines of Xiaomi's MIUI and features customized UI elements including themes, a new launcher, widgets, customized system apps that offer additional features. There's even the ability to connect with Xolo's software development team to offer feedback.
Xolo Play 8X-1000: Highlighted Specifications
Xolo's 8X-1000 handset comes with a 5-inch 720p display with Asahi Dragontrail glass panel. The phone also features a rear glass support with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Xolo's new HIVE UI slapped on top of it.
The new Xolo 8X-1000 is powered by a 1.4GHz MediaTek MT6592M octa-core processor and 2GB RAM and comes with 16GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.
Priced at Rs. 13,999, the handset sports an 8MP rear camera with Exmor R sensor and 2MP front camera, and comes with a 1,920mAh battery. And as far as connectivity is concerned, the phone supports Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and Wi-Fi Direct.
But while all the numbers and specs seem good enough, what are the basic features the handset will be offering straight out of the box? We take a look at its top features.
Xolo 8X-1000 Features: Bigger RAM Support
As we mentioned before, Xolo's new 8X-1000 comes with 2GB RAM and an internal memory of 16GB that is expandable up to 32GB. This means users will have adequate space and operational efficiency for all the varied needs.
Xolo 8X-1000 Features: The Power of Octa-Core
Forget dual and quad core. This new Xolo handset comes with the power of 8 cores inside it. The device, itself, is powered by true Octa-Core that operates at 1.4 GHz.
Xolo 8X-1000 Features: Gorilla Glass Support
As expected from a device of this calibre, the Xolo 8X-1000 has been fitted with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for a toughened exterior. The device's thin side bezels give you easy handling and make sure it's a perfect fit in your hands.
Xolo 8X-1000 Features: Bigger and Vibrant Display
The XOLO 8X-1000 supports vibrant visuals in full detail on a 12.7 cm (5) wide screen, equipped with HD display and Asahi Dragontrail glass to protect the device from any scratch and damage.
Xolo 8X-1000 Features: Improved Imaging
This new Xolo handset is equipped with an 8MP rear camera with Exmor R sensor. This aids you in capturing low light images with amazing clarity. Its f/2.0 aperture also captures more light to produce stunning outputs. There's also a 2MP front facing camera.
Xolo 8X-1000 Features: High Definition Gaming
While the device already has an ultra fast processor, it is further backed by a quad-core ARM Mali 450 GPU that enables accelerated graphics processing. This means gaming happens with the best detailing possible.
Xolo 8X-1000 Features: HIVE Support
Xolo 8X-1000 comes powered by HIVE - the Xolo-made software suite for "the next level smartphone experience." HIVE also offers a host of new features and enhancements that changes the way you interact with your device.