As teased, Xolo has announced the launch of couple of new smartphones in the Omega lineup and with the introduction of Omega 5.0 and Omega 5.5 for Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively via Twitter. The Omega 5.0 will be going on sale from December 10, whereas the Omega 5.5 will be available from December 20.
Interestingly, both the smartphones boast of curved back panels and rounded edges. Also, the firm touts that these new smartphones sport metallic rims at the sides. In addition, the Omega 5.0 comes with free 500 MB of data and unlimited music content for two months, whereas the Omega 5.5 comes with 1 GB of free data and unlimited music content for couple of months.
While both the smartphones run on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, the vendor has announced that they will be getting updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop sometime soon, though a specific time frame is not known.
Notably, the new Omega smartphones also come with the HIVE UI that was introduced with the Xolo 8X-1000 in August. The HIVE UI comes with new features such as a new launcher, support for themes, Edge store to download themes, ringtones and wallpapers, new contacts app with integration for Facebook, Chameleon widget and a revamped gallery app.
When it comes to specifications, the Omega 5.0 boasts of a 5 inch HD IPS display with 1280×720 pixel resolution and employs a 1.4 GHz octa core MediaTek MT6592M processor with Mali 450 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. The handset bundles 8 GB of internal memory that can be expandable using a micro SD card.
The Omega 5.0 flaunts an 8 MP rear camera with LED Flash, EXMOR R Sensor and 1080p video recording. Also, there is a 2 MP front facing camera for video conferencing and selfies. Other goodies onboard are 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a 2,100 mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Xolo Omega 5.5 smartphone is bestowed with a 5.5 inch display HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The storage, connectivity and processing departments remain identical as the Omega 5.0. Otherwise, the larger smartphone comes with a 13 MP primary camera with LED Flash, Exmor RS sensor, 5P Lens and support for FHD 1080p video recording, but the front facer remains the same. Under its hood, the Omega 5.5 makes use of a 2,600 mAh battery to keep it energized for long hours.