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XOLO launches Omega with 5-inch and 5.5-inch display for ₹8,999 and ₹9,999

In a unique press conference hosted on Twitter, XOLO today announced Omega, an Octa-core smartphone available in two variants – Omega 5.0 and Omega 5.5 – powered by XOLO’s proprietary HIVE platform.xolo_omega

Omega is powered by the next generation true Octa-Core 1.4GHz MediaTek MTK6592M processor and 1GB RAM. Omega 5.0 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor R sensor and 2-megapixel front camera. There’s 8GB internal memory, expandable up to 32 GB with 2,100 mAh battery. Omega 5.5 comes with 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor and a 2-megapixel front camera. The device packs in a 2,600 mAh battery.

The Omega packs in XOLO’s proprietary software platform – HIVE. Launched first on 8X-1000, HIVE is built on Android KitKat v4.4 and since its launch, the software platform has evolved with user participation at its core with an OTA update every fortnight.

The Omega 5.0 is priced at ₹8,999 and will be available starting December 10 across top 10 cities and eventually will be available in the next 100 cities, by next month. The Omega 5.5 is priced at ₹9,999 and will be available from December 20 onwards.

XOLO has also partnered with Vodafone to offer attractive data plans and other benefits with Omega devices. Under this offer, Omega 5.0 users can enjoy 500 MB free data and Omega 5.5 users get access to 1 GB of free data, per month for 2 months. In addition, Omega users can enjoy unlimited music content available on Vodafone Music, for 2 months. The offers will be valid for 3 months from the date of roll out.

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Omega 5.0 Specifications

  • Display: 5” HD IPS screen
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Octa Core Processor with Mali-450MP4 graphics engine
  • Camera: 8.0 MP camera with Sony Exmor R sensor and 5P lens | 2MP front camera
  • Memory: 8GB internal memory and 32GB Expandable
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • Battery: 2100 mAh

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Omega 5.5 Specifications

  • Display: 5.5” HD IPS screen
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Octa Core Processor with Mali-450MP4 graphics engine
  • Camera: 13.0MP camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor with 5P lens | 2MP front camera
  • Battery: 2600 mAh
  • Memory: 8GB internal memory, 32GB Expandable
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM

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Abhishek Baxi

Abhishek Baxi is an independent technology columnist for several international publications and a digital consultant. He speaks incessantly on Twitter (@baxiabhishek) and dons the role of Editor-in-Chief here at Techie Buzz.