Since quite sometime, India based Xolo has rumored to launch an upcoming flagship smartphone with its own HIVE UI. Earlier this week, the vendor announced that it will be launching this HIVE based smartphone by the first week of August. Now, Xolo has started sending out press invites for the event that is slated to happen on August 6.

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The HIVE UI will be based on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and it will introduce a new user interface with all new quick settings screen housing circular controls to control the volume, adjust the brightness and set the screen timeout. Also, there will be new feature additions such as new lockscreen, Media Center with fm integration for music recommendations, new Contacts Book that will list all the conversations made with a contact in one thread, customizable app drawer and custom themes along with many others. It is also said that the HIVE UI will be ported to the other Xolo smartphones in the future.

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Though the invite does not reveal much about the smartphone, it confirms that the Play 8X-1000 will be its first smartphone with HIVE UI and octa-core processor. Going by the previous rumors, the Xolo Play 8X-1000 will be coming with a 5 inch HD 720p display that is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and will employ an octa-core processor supplemented with 2 GB of RAM. Stay tuned for further updates.