Xolo has announced a new variant of its earlier launched Xolo 8X-1000 smartphone, Xolo 8X-1000i with same price tag i.e. Rs. 6,999. The handset has been spotted in a listing on the company’s official website, also, Xolo hasn’t revealed the availability details so far. however, the smartphone is available for sale via Snapdeal.
Similar as the Xolo 8X-1000, the 8X-1000i also runs Hive UI, which is designed by Xolo based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system with major visual tweaks. The Hive UI for Android was introduced in Inda back in August had touted that the company’s custom ROM was “Made in India, Made for India” platform.
Moreover, several Hive UI features include a launcher and support for themes that are downloadable via an isolated store for the Hive UI community, ‘Edge’ that allows the users to download themes, ringtones and wallpapers created by the community and Indian artists. For feedbacks and after sales support, Xolo has added ‘Connect’ to its Hive UI, which allows the users to connect with the software development team while allowing the company to get bug reports from users in real time. To recall, the 8X-1000 was the first smartphone that came with the new Hive UI.
The dual-SIM Xolo 8X-1000i is a more affordable version of its predecessor. The previous variant was launched in August last year at Rs 13999, although its cost has dropped since then. There doesn’t appear to be any major differences between the models in terms of specifications.
The all new Xolo 8X-1000i comes with identical specifications to its sibling. It flaunts a 5-inch HD IPS display with 720×1280 pixels of resolution that offers a pixel density of 294ppi and also sports Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz octa-core MediaTek (MT6592M) processor that is bundled with Mali 450 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Xolo has provided 16GB of internal storage to the handset with further expandability option up to 32GB via microSD card.
The Xolo 8X-1000i comes with an 8-megapixel primary image shooter, which is featured with an LED flash and Exmor R Sensor while there is a secondary 2-megapixel selfie snapper also placed up front.
On the connectivity front, the smartphone includes 3G, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, A-GPS, GPRS/EDGE, and Bluetooth. The smartphone packs a 1920mAh battery, which according to the company delivers up to 11 hours of talk time and up to 352 hours of standby time on 2G networks. The Xolo 8X-1000i measures 140x70x7.9mm.
Tech Specs of Xolo 8X-1000i
|Display||5-inch HD IPS display|
|Camera||8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera|
|Processor||1.4 GHz octa-core MediaTek (MT6592M) processor|
|OS||Hive UI based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat|