XOLO made a comeback recently to announce two new devices in New Delhi, targeting the budget segment of the smartphone market. The XOLO Era 4X which has an HD+ display and a front facing flash, along with some AI bokeh features, starts at Rs. 4,444 for the 1 GB RAM variant while the 2 GB RAM variant comes with an additional Face unlock feature. I had went hands on with it at the event and now the 2 GB RAM variant has arrived for testing and here are my first impressions.
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Where are the Indian smartphone manufacturers these days? Where have they gone? This question has been on my mind for a while. Brands like Micromax and Yu, Lava and XOLO have largely disappeared from the scene this past year or two. Our market is inundated with devices from Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Huawei, Taiwanese brands like ASUS and even Vietnamese brands like Mobiistar. Sure, there is an exception in Smartron, but largely, the Indian brands were nowhere to be seen in 2018.
When XOLO invited me to their event, conveniently titled “A new era” where they launched two new devices, I was pleasantly surprised. Before checking the devices out, I had a quick chat with Sunil Raina from XOLO and I’d like to share what I thought about XOLO’s comeback and what it tells us about Indian manufacturers.
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Xolo has always been a bit slow to adopt the latest specifications, opting for a more refined and well-rounded experience. The company recently launched their first smartphone equipped with a fingerprint scanner. Admittedly, very late to the market, we spent some time with the device to see if it packs enough to still be a viable competitor. Continue reading “Xolo Era 2X Review”
Xolo launched the Era 4K, the company’s latest budget 4G smartphone in the Era series earlier this week. We have already seen the unboxing and first impressions of the phone so now let’s take a detailed look at the hardware and specifications of the phone in this photo gallery.
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This week was all about cheapest Android smartphone launched in India for Rs. 251. Ringing Bells – a Noida-based company – launched the Freedom 251 and the world went crazy. The company doesn’t have any history in making smartphones and anything else. All we know about the Ringing Bells is that it launched a very cheap 4G smartphone earlier this month, Smart 101 at Rs. 2,999.
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The last week of 2015, Xiaomi announced a new Mi TV 3 with a massive 70-inch 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) display from Sharp. It introduced the 60-inch Mi TV 3 with a 11.6mm metal frame back in October, the new 70-inch version has a slightly thicker 12.9mm aluminum alloy frame and it is 38.6mm at its thickest. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: 70-inch 4K Mi TV 3, massive 6050mAh battery smartphone, Asus Zenfone Go 4.5 and more”
Xolo had launched its smartphone under the Black sub-brand in July this year. Today, the company has launched an upgraded variant of the phone with 3GB RAM.
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After teasing for quite some time, Xolo finally launched its first smartphone under BLACK sub-brand at an event in Delhi on Friday. We spent some time with the device and here are our first impressions. Continue reading “Xolo BLACK Hands On and Photo Gallery”
Vodafone India has announced an exclusive partnership with Xolo to promote its first device from upcoming online-only sub-brand BLACK, launching this Friday – July 10. Continue reading “Xolo partners with Vodafone to promote upcoming BLACK smartphone”
This week we saw Meizu’s latest flagship smartphone MX5, new variant of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with a faster processor, Huawei Honor 7 with fingerprint sensor and many more. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: Meizu MX5 and 10,000mAh power bank, new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 variant, Huawei Honor 7 and more”
Xolo, the homegrown smartphone maker had announced ‘Black’, online-only sub-brand for India last month. Now, the company is planning to bring a new phone from the Black brand every quarter.
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In this week’s weekly roundup of major announcements and launches, Sony and Coolpad took the center stage. Sony brought its M4 Aqua and Xperia C4 to India, and announced a global variant of the Xperia Z4 dubbed Xperia Z3+. Coolpad launched two Dazen smartphones – Dazen X7 and Dazen 1 – in the country. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: Sony Xperia Z3+, C4, M4 Aqua, Coolpad Dazen 1, Dazen X7, Xiaomi Power Banks and more”
Xolo has announced a new ‘online-only’ sub-brand for India called Black. While the company hasn’t decided upon an e-commerce partner as yet, it detailed that the first smartphone under the Black sub-brand will be launched next month. Continue reading “Xolo announces new ‘online-only’ sub-brand Black, first smartphone coming in June”