Domestic handset maker XOLO plans to launch new handset every quarter under sub-brand Black as it looks to compete aggressively with brands like Xiaomi, Motorola and Yu that drive significant chunk of their revenues from online sales.
Last week, Xolo announced that it would be taking on popular brands like Xiaomi, Motorola and OnePlus by launching an online-only sub-brand called Black. The first alleged press render of the forthcoming smartphone has been leaked.
In a bid to take on growing new players like Xiaomi, OnePlus and Motorola; Lava-backed Xolo will get into the online-only retail space. The Noida-based company will launch a new sub-brand called Black under which it will launch 5-6 smartphones in a year.
Google Chrome OS has been developed on the Chrome browser which has become hugely popular and successful. Google, which has also made the OS capable of running Android apps and games, recently launched three Chromebooks (laptops that run on the Chrome OS) made by three different manufacturers in India targeted at different segments of consumers with attractive price tags. Here's a peek under the hood of Xolo Chromebook, priced at Rs.12,999.
Just last week, Xolo launched its first smartphone running on HIVE UI called the 8X-1000. Now, it has followed it up with the launch of the Play 8X-1200, targeted specifically at gaming enthusiasts. The device is priced at Rs 19,990.
Xolo has listed a new smartphone on its company website. The Q1001 is officially priced at Rs 6,199, but is also available on Snapdeal at a much lower price of Rs 5,789.
The latest report by IDC shares stats on the worldwide smartphone market shipments in the fourth quarter and the calendar year for 2014. The report reveals that 81.5 percent smartphones that were shipped in 2014 ran on Android OS, while Apple's iPhones followed behind making up 4.8 percent of total smartphone shipments.
After Micromax, another Indian smartphone brand Lava has also decided to replicate Xiaomi and Motorola's online-only model for smartphones. For this purpose, the company has announced that it will launch a sub-brand of its popular Xolo brand, and also launch a dedicated e-commerce platform to conduct online sales of the device.
As we reported earlier this week, the Xolo One has today been updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The company has rolled out an OTA update and users should be able to upgrade their phones to the latest version of Android.
Xolo has just announced that Xolo One will start getting OTA updates of Android Lollipop starting January 16. The device priced at Rs 6,599, was launched by Xolo in October to take on Google's Android One smartphones.
Xolo has kicked off the New Year with an affordable smartphone called the Q700 Club. The smartphone is priced at Rs 6,999 and is available across retail stores and ecommerce sites.
After launching the Q900s earlier this year, Xolo is close to launching another variant of the smartphone called the Q900s Plus. The smartphone is listed on the company s website with a price tag of Rs 8,299.
Xolo has announced an add-on with its smartphones. The company has teamed up with JBL, and is giving away JBL -T26C headphones worth Rs 1,999 for free with select Xolo smartphones, including the Q1200, Q1020, 8X-1000, Play 8X-1000 and Q1010i.
As expected, Xolo today launched two new phones via Twitter. Called the Omega 5.0 and Omega 5.5, the smartphones are priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively. The Omega 5.0 will go on sale next week on December 10, while the Omega 5.5 will go on sale later this month on December 20.
In what can be considered as a pilot attempt, Xolo has announced that it will launch its latest smartphone on Twitter. Calling it the OMEGA event, the company is doing the unveiling, briefing and will also take question and answers from journalists on Twitter.
Xolo has joined in on the affordable selfie-smartphone trend with its latest launch Opus 3. The smartphone with a 5-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera is priced at Rs 8,499 and is available on e-commerce sites as well as retail stores.
Xolo has announced price cuts for a range of smartphones including the Q1010i, Opus HD, Q700s Plus, Q500s IPS, and the A500s Lite.
Xolo has today launched a new smartphone in its Q-series called the Q1020 via its Facebook page. The device is priced at Rs 11,499, and is currently listed on Xolo s official website, though there is no word on when it will be available.
After launching the Opus HD smartphone a few days ago, Xolo has quietly listed a new smartphone on its website called the Xolo One. The smartphone runs on Android KitKat, and is upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is priced at Rs 6,599.