Xolo Play 8X-1200 with Octa-core CPU Launched in India
Xolo Play 8X series Octa-core smartphoneXolo

Home grown smartphone maker, Xolo has launched a new gaming centric handset Play 8X-1200 in India.

The new Xolo Play 8X-1200 sports a 5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen and ships with the Android v4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. It is powered a 2.0GHz MediaTek Octa-core processor backed by 700MHz Mali 450 graphic engine, sumptuous 2GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory more than enough to play power-intensive games with ease.

Other stipulated features include 13.0-megapixel camera (PureCel sensor, dual-LED flash, full HD video recording, HDR), 5.0-megapixel front camera, a high capacity 2,300 mAh battery, which can run the phone for up to 24 hours talk time and close to 600 hours under standby mode.


The new Xolo phone is priced ₹19,999 and is said to be made available in the market soon. Once released, it will be up against domestic brands such as Micromax Canvas Knight A350, Intex Aqua Octa, Wickedleak Wammy Passion X, Karbonn Titanium Octane, Octane Plus and the popular Chinese handsets- Xiaomi Mi3 and Gionee Elife S5.5.

Earlier this month, the company launched a mid-range 8X series phone with custom HIVE UI for ₹13,999. Xolo 8X-1000 sports 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3 shield and ships with 1.4GHz MediaTek Octa-core processor backed by 600MHz Mali 450-MP4 graphics engine, 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB) [Read full report, here]

Key Specifications of Xolo Play 8X-1200 and 8X-1000:

Model Xolo Play 8X-1200 Xolo 8X-1000
Display 5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screenPixel density: 441 ppi (pixels per inch) 5.0-inch HD (1920x720p) IPS screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shieldPixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android v4.4.2 KitKat Android v4.4 KitKat with custom HIVE UI
Processor 2.0GHz MediaTek Octa-core processor 1.4GHz MediaTek Octa-core processor
GPU 700MHz Mali 450 600MHz Mali 450-MP4
Storage capacity 32GB 16GB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera Main : 13.0-megapixel camera with PureCel Sensor, dual-LED flash, full HD video recording, HDRFront: 5.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with Sony Exmor R sensor, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash, full HD video recordingFront: 2.0-megapixel camera
Battery 2,300 mAh;Talk time: up to 24 hours (2G) & 11.7 hours (3G)Standby time: close to 600 hours (2G) & 547 hours (3G) 1,920 mAh;Talk time: up to 11 hours (2G) & 7.6 hours (3G)Standby mode: close to 352 hours (2G) & 321 hours (3G)
Network 2G & 3G 2G & 3G
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro-USB port v2.0, A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Micro-USB v2.0, A-GPS
Dimensions 143.0 x 68.5 x 9.7 mm 140.0 x 70.0 x 7.9 mm
Price ₹19,999/- ₹13,999/-

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