Microsoft Nokia 230 dual sim launched at Rs 3,869

Microsoft_Nokia_230_dual_sim_screenMicrosoft launched a new entry-level phone Nokia 230. The mobile is priced at Rs 3,869. The dual sim phone has a 2.8-inch display with 320x240 pixels and runs Series 30+ OS. The Nokia 230 has 16MB RAM and can hold microSD cards of up to 32GB.

The device has a 1200mAh replaceable battery and sports 2MP rear camera with LED flash along with a 2MP front facing camera. Nokia 230 comes with basic connectivity features like Bluetooth 3.0 and microUSB and also has an FM radio and MP3 player.

The phone is now available on Microsoft's official store.

Mercedes GLE Coupe is set to launch in India on Jan 12

Mercedes_GLE _CoupeThe German automaker announced the first model in the year 2016, the Mercedes GLE Coupe. Mercedes-Benz India is aiming the number one position in the country with the early launches. After 15 launches in the 2015, the company is aiming more than that. 

The Mercedes GLE Coupe is the Coupe derivative of the recently launched GLE Class. The main competitor of GLE coupe is the BMW X6. The interior design of Coupe is carried over from the newly launched GLE Class (face lifted ML Class). Inside the GLE AMG Coupe comes with a luxuriously crafted cabin, which is draped in premium quality materials and Nappa leather multi-functional steering wheel.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE AMG 450 Coupe comes with AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine that offers instant response and decent fuel economy. The engine produces a maximum power of 362bhp and a peak torque of 520 Nm. Mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission which drives all the four wheels via 4MATIC system. The vehicle is capable of accelerating from 0-100 kmph in just 5.6 seconds. In the global markets Mercedes GLE AMG Coupe is also avaiable in the more powerful AMG GLE63 S Coupe variant. It gives a maximum power of 577PS.

iBall Andi 5.5H Weber launched at Rs 6,499

iBall Andi smartphoneiBall has launched Andi 5.5H Weber in its Andi-series smartphones. The smartphone is priced at Rs 6,499 and it is now available to buy via leading retail stores.

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with 720x1280 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 267ppi. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM. The phone comes with 8GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop Operating System.

The Andi 5.5H Weber sports a 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. The connectivity options of the smartphone include 3G, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB connectivity. The handset is backed by a 2,200mAh battery.

Samsung may launch two variants of Galaxy S7

Galaxy smartphoneThe South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung may introduce two variants of its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphones. South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Monday that the company plans an initial production run of about 5 million of Galaxy S7 smartphones.

According to the report, Samsung is planning to launch two different variants of its new flagship smartphone with different screen sizes - Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The regular Galaxy S7 will feature a 5.2-inch flat-screen and the Galaxy S7 Edge will feature a 5.5-inch curved-screen.

Samsung plans to initially make 3.3 million of the flat-screen version and around 1.6 million of the curved-screen version of its Galaxy S7 smartphone. Samsung may launch the Galaxy S7 smartphone in February, 2016.

LAMBORGHINI ESPERIENZA 2016

 Lamborghini_Esperienza_carsLamborghini has confirmed its comprehensive program of Esperienza and Academia track driving courses for 2016, with dates at exclusive locations in Europe, America, Asia and Australia.

Lamborghini Esperienza is the first step for those who wish to get closer to the world of Lamborghini, providing an introduction to the brand and its legendary super sports cars. Esperienza is a dedicated track program that introduces people to the Lamborghini world. It is a tried and tested driving program, designed especially to highlight the performance, power and control that Lamborghini has to offer as well as to allow participants to improve their driving technique.

The Lamborghini Esperienza is focused on testing the vehicle’s limits, as well as drivers. Esperienza will help to learn driving maneuvers that emphasize proper cornering techniques, controlling loss of traction and sharpening reaction times, all from behind the wheel of our Lamborghinis.

Following a well-earned gourmet lunch in the luxurious Lamborghini Lounge, you will have the opportunity to put all of your newfound skills together during a full-track lapping session. The intense driving program, Lamborghini factory-trained instructors, quality driving time and unparalleled hospitality have made this driving program unlike any other in the industry. 

The 2016 season will get under way in Europe, with the Winter Academia on the evocative icy surface of Livigno, Italy, to be held in late February. Hot on its heels, the famous resort of Aspen, Colorado, is the venue for the American event.

Following the winter dates, the Phillip Island circuit hosts the first Academia course in Australia. After the first leg at Italy’s Imola circuit, the Academia will follow some important European rounds of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo one-make series, including the historic Nurburgring circuit (Germany), and Valencia (Spain), which is also the location for the race series’ world finals.

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In the United States the Academia will be held at the legendary Laguna Seca circuit, while Las Vegas is the setting for the second edition of the Pilota Lamborghini course, dedicated to competitive racing. Pilota Lamborghini course is the most advanced stage of the Academia course. This new program is for those with the desire to become a racing driver, through a series of tests which simulate a full-on competitive race weekend.

Automobili Lamborghini expects over 2,000 attendees at the Lamborghini Esperienza and Academia courses during 2016. All participants will be able to put themselves to the test and perfect their driving aboard the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, the V12 benchmark for luxury super sports cars, and the Lamborghini Huracan, in the Coupe, Spyder and 2WD versions.

Lenovo K4 Note to launch in India on January 5

Lenovo_k4_note_smartphone_techshasthraLenovo K4 Note will be launched in India on January 5, 2016. It is the updated version of Lenovo's K3 Note smartphone.

The company has been putting out teasers for the new phone. According to a latest Twitter post by Lenovo, the K4 Note will get 3GB RAM up from the 2GB in the previous version.

The tweet read, “More than 99 per cent of you preferred 3 GB RAM in the #KillerNote2016 & that’s what you’ll get! Get ready for the RAMpage!”. Also the handset is likely to retain the 5.5-inch display size and full-HD screen with 1080X1920 pixel resolution.

Lenovo K3 Note has been one of the most successful smartphones for the Chinese manufacturer. The 5.5-inch full HD phablet with an octa-core 1.7 GHz Mediatek MT6592 processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage (expandable up to 32GB) was big hit for 2015. The K3 Note has a 13 MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.

Samsung Galaxy A9 With 4000mAh Battery, 6-Inch Display Launched in China

Samsung Galaxy A9Samsung on Thursday launched its latest smartphone in its Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A9, in China. Samsung is yet to reveal the pricing and availability details of the Galaxy A9 smartphone. The smartphone is listed as the Galaxy A9 (2016) on the China site.

The dual-SIM dual-standby supporting Galaxy A9 (2016) handset sports the same metal frame and glass body design as seen in other premium Galaxy handsets such as Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, and more. It features a 6-inch full-HD Super Amoled display with 1080x1920 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 367ppi. The display comes with 2.5D curved glass design. Samsung also boasts about the minimal 2.4-mm display bezel on the handset.

The Galaxy A9 (2016) is powered by a 1.8GHz 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC, formerly known as Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 coupled with Adreno 510 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Operating System.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 sports a 13MP rear autofocus camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture, and optical image stabilisation (OIS). It also features an 8MP front-facing camera which comes with different modes such as wide selfie mode, self-portrait mode, palm selfie mode and others. As seen in majority of the Galaxy devices, the Galaxy A9 (2016) camera app can be opened by double tapping the home button. The home button also includes a fingerprint sensor with Samsung Pay support.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 is backed by a huge 4000mAh battery which supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 tech. Samsung has increased the battery capacity to 4000mAh as compared to the 3300mAh battery in Galaxy A7. Connectivity options of the smartphone include Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, Beidou, NFC, Wi-Fi, and USB 2.0. The smartphone will be available in White, Gold, and Pink colour variants.

Xolo Black 3GB smartphone launched at Rs 11,999

Xolo Black 3GB RearXolo has launched its new smartphone named Xolo Black 3GB. It is the third smartphone in its online-only Black range. Featuring 3GB of DDR3 RAM, the latest Xolo smartphone is priced at Rs 11,999. The Xolo Black 3GB will be available exclusively on Snapdeal.

Registrations for Xolo Black 3G started on December 23 at 8pm. The first flash sale for the smartphone is scheduled to be held on December 29.

Xolo Black 3GB features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display with 1080x1920 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 401ppi. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor coupled with 3GB of DDR3 RAM. The handset comes with16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs on the proprietary Hive UI based on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.

The Xolo Black 3GB sports a 13MP+2MP depth-sensing dual camera setup on the back. It also features a 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera with LED flash. Connectivity options of the device include 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB. The handset packs a 3,200mAh battery which supports fast-charging via the Quick Charge 1.0 technology.

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus launched in China

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus WhiteGionee has launched Gionee Marathon M5 Plus smartphone in China. Featuring a 6-inch display, the Marathon M5 Plus is priced at 2499 Chinese Yuan (approximately Rs 25,560).

The Marathon M5 Plus features a 6-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 368ppi. It also comes with a 2.5D arc symmetrical design along with Gorilla Glass protection. It features a fingerprint scanner in the physical home button which the company claims can unlock the phone in 0.38 seconds. Users can store up to five fingerprints on the phone via scanner.

The Marathon M5 Plus is powered by 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor coupled with 3GB RAM. It comes with an internal storage of 64GB which can be expanded up to 128GB via micro SD card. The This is a 4G-enabled dual-SIM smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with Gionee’s Amigo 3.1 UI on top. The smartphone sports a 13MP rear camera for shooting high quality photos and a 5MP front-facing camera as selfie camera.

The Marathon M5 Plus packs a 5020 mAh battery instead of a 6020mAh battery which is used in Marathon M5. The battery can be fully charged in less than 2 hours. Marathon M5 Plus has a standby time of 34.5 days and 829 hours of maximum standby time.

Gionee has not yet announced an India launch date for the Marathon M5 Plus smartphone.

DataWind PC 7SC launched in India at Rs 2,999

DataWind PC 7SC DataWind has launched a new PC 7SC tablet to its low cost device segment. It has been priced only at Rs 2999 and the device offers free internet browsing for one year under a tie-up with Reliance Communications(RCom) and Telenor network on a prepaid GSM sim card.

Datawind has signed an exclusive agreement with Den Snapdeal TV-Shop for selling these tablets through its 24X7 TV-commerce channel.

In addition to regular voice calling functionality, the tablet incorporates DataWind’s breakthrough web-delivery platform covered by 18 US and international patents allowing the devices to deliver the fastest mobile web experience on regular GSM-EDGE based networks.The Tablet is the lowest cost tablet computer with cellular connectivity with a regular SIM.

Commenting on the launch, Suneet Singh Tuli, President and CEO of DataWind Inc. said, “The new range of smart-phones and tablets are powered with free unlimited Internet browsing for a year on Reliance Communications (RCom) and Telenor network.”

“We are launching this tablet to address the forgotten billions, who are our largest constituent of digital age today. We are very confident that 7SC will impress everyone with its superior quality and innovation. The growing ambition of people will find the product within their reach, geographically as well as economically” he added. 

The new 7SC tablet is light in weight and smart to carry. The device packs a battery which delivers over 6 to 8 hours of usage time. The device also comes with the DataWind proprietary web delivery technology that offers high speed internet browsing at lowest data costs possible.

Microsoft Lumia 550 Launched in India at Rs 9,399

microsoft lumia 550Microsoft's Lumia 550, soon after going on sale in Europe last week, has now been launched in India. The 4G LTE smartphone is preloaded with Windows 10 and is priced at Rs 9,399. The new Lumia 550 comes in matte black and glossy white. 

The Microsoft Lumia 550 features a 4.7-inch HD display with 1280×720 pixels resolution and pixel density of 315 ppi. The Lumia 550 also includes Glance Screen that makes sure you never miss out on what is important by displaying time, date, notifications, and calendar entries without having to unlock or activate your phone.

The handset is powered by a 1.1 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) processor coupled with 1GB RAM. It offers an internal storage of 8GB which can be expanded up to 200GB via micro SD card.

The Lumia 550 sports a 5MP auto-focus rear camera with with LED flash and f/2.4 aperture and it can shoot 720p videos at a frame rate of 30fps. The handset also features a 2MP front-facing camera for taking selfies. The handset is backed by a 2100 mAh removable battery.

The Lumia 550 supports 4G LTE with download speed up to 150 Mbps and upload speed up to 50 Mbps. It also comes with the all-new Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft's most affordable 4G LTE phone, the Lumia 550 is preloaded with Windows 10 and signature Microsoft apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Cortana, OneDrive, Outlook Mail, Calendar and Skype.

Videocon launches its first 4G smartphone Z55 Krypton

videocon Z55 KryptonVideocon launched its first 4G smartphone named as Z55 Krypton. The new 4G smartphone is priced at Rs 7,999. The Z55 Krypton smartphone features a 5-inch HD IPS display with Dragon Trail X anti-scratch glass. The device is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM. It also comes with 8GB internal memory. The dual SIM device runs Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system.

The Videocon handset sports a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Connectivity options of the phone include 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and others. The handset is backed by a 2,200 mAh battery.

Intex Aqua GenX with 5.5-Inch Display Launched at Rs 13,299

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Indian smartphone manufacturer Intex has unveiled its latest premium smartphone to its lineup, the Aqua GenX. The Aqua GenX is priced at Rs 13,299 and is available via offline retailers.

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch full-HD IPS display with a screen resolution of 1080X1920 pixels and Dragon Trail H7 display protection. The device is powered by a 1.3GHz 64 bit MediaTek MT6753 octa-core SoC coupled with 2GB DDR3 RAM. The Intex Aqua GenX comes with 16GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card up to 128GB.

The Aqua GenX comes with a 13MP rear camera with Samsung sensor and LED flash. The camera comes with gesture capture, HDR, PIP mode, live photo mode, motion tracker, face detect, voice capture, panorama, multi-angle view and anti-shake. The handset also sports a 5MP front-facing camera for taking selfies.

The Intex Aqua GenX runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with no word on when it will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade. The connectivity options of the dual-SIM capable smartphone include 4G LTE, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB, OTG support and Wi-Fi. For the second SIM to be used, a user will have to take out the microSD card.

The handset comes in two colour options- Silver and Champagne. The device supports communication in 21 regional languages including Hindi.

The device packs a 2850mAh removable battery. The company claims that the battery will deliver 11 hours of talktime on 3G and 392 hours of standby time on 3G. 

Yu Yutopia launched in India at Rs 24,999

yu yutopia reviewYu launched a new smartphone called Yu Yutopia. The smartphone is priced at Rs 24,999 and it will be sold exclusively via Amazon India. There are limited stocks and flash sales will be conducted for the device. Pre-bookings started yesterday and the device will be shipped by 26 December.

The Yu Yutopia has a 5.2-inch display with 2560 X 1440 pixels resolution along with  a pixel density of 565ppi. It also comes with 91 percent NTSC spec, pure black touch panel, OGS display with Corning Concore Glass for protection. The smartphone is powered by a 2GHz octa core Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with 4GB DDR4 RAM. It also has an Adreno 430 GPU. The device comes with an internal storage of 32GB which can be further expanded via microSD card up to 128GB. The device runs Cyanogen OS 12.1, which is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

The smartphone comes with a 21MP rear camera with a Sony Exmor RS IMX230 sensor, dual-LED flash, phase detect AF and OIS. It also sports an 8MP front facing camera. The rear camera can shoot 4K videos. It will also come with a round finger print sensor to unlock phone as well as take selfies.

The smartphone packs in a 3000mAh battery. It uses Quick Charge 2.0 from Qualcomm. In addition, it will come with Little Bird by The House of Marley earbuds.

InFocus M680 with 4G Support, 13MP front and rear cameras Launched at Rs 10,999

InFocus M680InFocus on Monday launched the InFocus M680 in India priced at Rs 10,999. It comes in two colour variants - Silver and Gold colour variants. The InFocus M680 will be available on Snapdeal via flash sale. The first sale is scheduled on December 21.

The InFocus M680 features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 1080x1920 pixels resolution and pixel density of 401ppi. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz octa core MediaTek's MT6753 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card, with a hybrid dual-SIM slot (Nano-SIM card). The handset runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, which will receive an Android Marshmallow update in the future.

The smartphone sports 13MP rear and front-facing cameras. Both 13MP cameras have an f/2.2 aperture. The dual-SIM smartphone supports Indian 4G LTE bands, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, FM radio, GPS/ A-GPS, and other connectivity features. The device is backed by a 2600mAh battery.

iPad Pro launched in India, price starts at Rs 67,900

Apple iPad ProApple has finally launched its iPad Pro in India. The Apple's new tablet is available on all company retail stores starting today at a price starts at Rs 67,900

The iPad Pro tablet features a 12.9-inch display with 5.6 million pixels. The tablet is powered by the new 64-bit A9X chip which is claimed to have 1.8 times the performance of the existing second generation 64-bit A8X chip, which runs on the iPad Air 2.

The new tablet also includes a detachable keyboard and stylus. The tablet has a four-speaker audio system and balances the sound automatically. The tablet will offer 10 hours of battery life, similar to what the standard iPad and iPad mini offer.

The iPad Pro Wi-Fi-only model (32GB) has been priced at Rs 67,900 while the 128GB model has been priced at Rs 79,900. The tablet's 128GB model with 4G LTE connectivity is priced at Rs 91,900.

The iPad Pro accessories such as Apple pencil, smart keyboard and iPad Pro silicon case are priced at Rs 8,600, Rs 14,900 and Rs 6,100 respectively.

Asus ZenPad C 7.0 Tablet launched in India at Rs 7,999

Asus ZenPad C 7.0 TabletAsus has launched its ZenPad C 7.0 tablet in India priced at Rs 7,999. The Asus ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170MG) tablet will be available exclusively via Snapdeal in Obsidian Black and Pearl White colour variants.

Another variant of the ZenPad C 7.0, Asus ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170CG), is now available to buy via Flipkart. The Asus ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170CG) has been priced at Rs 8,999, but Asus India has not officially announced the availability details of this variant.

The Asus ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170MG) features a 7-inch 1024x600 pixel LED-backlit IPS display. The device is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT8382V/W) processor coupled with 1GB RAM. The Asus ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170CG) on the other hand packs a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Atom x3-C3230 processor with 1GB RAM.

Connectivity options on the ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170MG) include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, GPS/ A-GPS, and Glonass. It features a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and a 0.3MP front-facing camera. The device measures at 189x108x8.4mm, and weighs 265 grams. The ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170MG) packs a 3450mAh battery which delivers up to 8 hours of battery life. The Asus ZenPad C 7.0 supports 3G connectivity and comes with two Micro-SIM card slots.

Xiaomi launched Redmi Note Prime priced at Rs 8,499

Xiaomi Redmi Note PrimeChinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note Prime priced at Rs 8,499. It is the second made in India smartphone and it will be exclusively available on Amazon.in and Mi.com starting today.

Redmi Note Prime is an enhanced version of Redmi Note 4G. The smartphone features a 5.5- inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution and pixel density of 267 PPI.

The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with Adreno 306 GPU and 2GB LPDDR3 RAM. It comes with 16GB of internal flash memory. The handset supports external storage up to 32GB. The smartphone runs on Android 4.4, optimized with MIUI 7. MIUI 7 improves system response time by 30% and uses power-saving strategies to give you 10% more battery everyday.

The smartphone sports a 13MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash and ƒ/2.2 aperture. It also features a 5MP front facing camera. Rear camera supports 1080P (1920x1080) HD video recording and the front-facing camera supports 720P (1280x720) HD video recording.

The dual micro-SIM dual standby (4G + 4G) smartphone supports 4G connectivity on both dual SIM slots. Other connectivity options include 2G, 3G, GPS, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and Micro USB connectivity. The handset packs 3100mAh Lithium-polymer battery providing talk-time of 38 hours and standby time of 775 hours.

HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM Launched in India at a Price of Rs 19,990

HTC Desire 828 Dual SIMAfter announcing the HTC One A9 and Desire 828 smartphones last month, HTC has announced the price and availability details of the HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM. The company has already announced the pricing and availability of One A9 smartphone last week. The Desire 828 dual-sim will be available in India via Flipkart starting today, priced at Rs 19,990. The smartphone is available in Dark Grey and Pearl White colours.

The HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS with HTC Sense and features a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display. The handset sports a 13MP rear camera with LED flash, OIS, BSI sensor, and full-HD video recording. The handset also packs an UltraPixel front camera with a BSI sensor. HTC 828 dual-sim is the first desire smartphone to come with Optical Image Stabilization.

The dual-SIM HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. It also comes with 16GB inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 2TB via microSD card. Connectivity options on the handset include Wi-Fi, FM radio, Bluetooth, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, 3G, Micro-USB and 4G LTE connectivity with support for Indian networks.

The handset is backed by a 2800mAh battery. Much like other recently launched HTC Desire smartphones, the Desire 828 Dual SIM features HTC BoomSound technology, which is complemented by Dolby Audio as well. The handset packs ambient light, accelerometer, compass, and magnetic sensors.

Intex Cloud Flash Launched For Rs 9999


Intex Cloud FlashIndian smartphone manufacturer Intex has launched a new smartphone to it's Cloud series named Intex Cloud Flash. The device is priced at Rs 9999 and it is available in Black, and White & Champagne colours.

Intex Cloud Flash features a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD display with 1280×720 pixels. It comes with double sided Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection for sturdy use. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz Octa-Core Mediatek processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.

The smartphone comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front facing camera to capture good quality selfies. The camera offers features like HDR, motion tracker mode, self-timer, face and smile detection ability, voice capture, victory gesture, multi-angle view mode, continuous shots and anti-shake camera.

The smartphone also has the Smart Wake feature that lets one access features like camera, music or files without unlocking the device by simply drawing C, M and W on the display. Cloud Flash comes with pre-loaded apps such as Swiftkey, Follo, Intex Service, Fun Club, Opera Mini, Skype, Chaatz, Clean Master and InMobi. The connectivity options of the phone include 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro-USB.

The Cloud Flash runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and it is packed with a 2300mAh Li-Po battery. The battery offers up to 300 hours of standby time and up to 6 hours of talk time. Intex has also partnered with Airtel to offer double data benefits to 3G/4G users.

Oukitel launched K10000 smartphone with 10000mAh battery

Oukitel K10000 reviewChinese smartphone manufacturer Oukitel has launched a new smartphone K1000 featuring a humongous 10,000mAh battery.The company claims that the battery is enough to last 10 to 15 days of normal use on a single charge. Oukitel unveiled its 6,000mAh battery powered K6000 smartphone in October and its K4000 handset back in September this year, which promised 3 days of use on a single charge.

Apart from a large 10000mAh battery, the Oukitel K10000 is a low end smartphone. It features a 720p 5.5-inch display, a 64-bit 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 SoC and 2GB of RAM, which is basic enough that it actually should help to keep power consumption much lower than flagship phones. The Oukitel K10000 has 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card up to 32GB. It also comes with an 8MP camera on the back with autofocus and a 2MP front facing camera. The rear camera packed with features like HDR mode, face detection, face beauty, Panorama shot, and anti-shake. The connectivity options include GPRS/ EDGE GPS/ A-GPS, 3G, Micro-USB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. It measures 143x77x9mm, and weighs 184 grams.

Another important feature of the K10000 is that it comes with reverse charging,which allows users to utilize the handset as a power bank to charge other devices. The company claims that the battery on the Oukitel K10000 can charge three iPhone 6s Plus smartphones. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. There’s also dual SIM or microSD card support, 9V/2A quick charging, and screen gesture shortcuts and unlocking. The smartphone also has 4G LTE functionality on both SIM card slots.

The Oukitel K10000 is priced at $239.99 (approximately Rs. 16,000) and is now available to pre-order via a US-based e-commerce retailer. The company is also offering an introductory discount on the smartphone and is selling it at $199.99 (approximately Rs. 13,500). According to the online retailer, the K10000 will ship starting January 21.

Apple Launched Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S

Smart Battery CaseApple on Tuesday launched the Smart Battery Case for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s models which comes with an integrated battery pack. Apple claims the smart battery case extends the battery life of an iPhone by up to 25 hours.

The case is available in two colours, charcoal and white, and is made of soft touch silicone and microfiber material. The soft microfiber lining on the inside helps protect your iPhone, while the soft elastomer hinge design makes it easy to put the case on and take it off again. With the Smart Battery Case on, the intelligent battery status is displayed on the iPhone Lock screen and in Notification Center, so you know exactly how much charge you have left.

The battery case supports Lightning accessories, such as the Lightning to USB Cable and works with the iPhone Lightning Dock. The case charges via Apple's standard Lightning cable. The company claims that the Smart Case would increase the battery life up to 25 hours on talk time and 18 hours on browsing over LTE.

The Smart Battery Case is engineered specifically for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 models. It is priced at $99 (approximately Rs 6,600) and is available for purchase starting Tuesday in the United States and the United Kingdom. However, the company announced no word on its Indian availability. Also, there is no word on whether the company plans to release the Smart Battery Case for other iPhone models.

HTC One A9 available exclusively via Snapdeal at Rs 29,990

HTC One A9HTC has recently announced its two new smartphones, HTC One A9 and HTC Desire 828, in India. But the pricing and availability of both devices were not revealed. Now HTC has announced the pricing and availability of it's HTC One A9 smartphones.

The HTC One A9 will be available exclusively on Snapdeal at a price of Rs 29,990. Registrations for the phone has already started from December 9 and continue till December 14 and the device will be available from December 15 onwards.

The One A9 a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC coupled with 3GB RAM. It comes with 32GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 2TB by using microSD card.

The device features a 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, autofocus and dual tone LED flash. It also features a 5MP front-facing camera. The camera supports 1080p video recording. HTC One A9 smartphone is among the first outside of Google's own Nexus line to feature company's Marshmallow 6.0. It also features a fingerprint sensor.

The device is backed by a non-removable 2,150mAh Li-ion battery with fast charging feature. It claims to deliver up to 16 hrs of talk time and up to 432 hrs of standby time on 3G network. The smartphone is available in Carbon Gray and Pearl Silver colour variants.

The company hasn’t yet revealed the price and availability of the HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM which was launched alongside with the One A9 smartphone. The company is expected to announce it in the coming weeks.

Microsoft launched Lumia 550, its most affordable 4G LTE smartphone

Microsoft Lumia 550Microsoft launched it's most affordable Lumia smartphone, Lumia 550, on Monday in select markets in Europe. The 4G LTE smartphone is preloaded with Windows 10 and is priced at $139.

The Microsoft Lumia 550 smartphone features a 4.7-inch HD display with 1280×720 pixels resolution and pixel density of 315 ppi. The Lumia 550 also includes Glance Screen that makes sure you never miss out on what is important by displaying time, date, notifications, and calendar entries without having to unlock or activate your phone.

The handset is powered by a 1.1 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) processor coupled with 1GB RAM. It offers an internal storage of 8GB which can be expanded up to 200GB via micro SD card.

The Lumia 550 sports a 5MP auto-focus rear camera with with LED flash and f/2.4 aperture and it can shoot 720p videos at a frame rate of 30fps. The handset also features a 2MP front-facing camera for taking selfies. The handset is backed by a 2100 mAh removable battery.

The Lumia 550 supports 4G LTE with download speed up to 150 Mbps and upload speed up to 50 Mbps. It also comes with the all-new Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft's most affordable 4G LTE phone, the Lumia 550 is preloaded with Windows 10 and signature Microsoft apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Cortana, OneDrive, Outlook Mail, Calendar and Skype.

The new Lumia 550 comes in matte black and glossy white and is priced at $139. It is now available in select markets in Europe and will be available in other regions around the globe within the coming weeks.

Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) with 6-inch display launched for Rs 17,999

Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE601KLAsus has launched the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) smartphone in India for Rs 17,999. The handset is available via the e-commerce websites such as Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon and will go on sale in the offline market from second week of December.

The device features a 6-inch Full HD retina display with 1920×1080 resolution. It comes with the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) is powered by a 64-bit octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor coupled with 3GB RAM. It also offers an internal storage of 32GB which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The device runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.

The device sports a 13MP rear camera with large f/2.0-aperture and 0.03 seconds auto-focus and a 5MP front-facing camera. The camera uses the pixelmaster technology as in the other Zenfone models. The pixelmaster camera offers different modes such as HDR, Beautification, Low light, Depth of field, Panorama, Smart remove, Slow motion, Time Lapse and more.

The dual-SIM smartphone supports 4G LTE and it also includes other connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and Micro-USB. The handset is backed by a 3000 mAh Li-Polymer removable battery and the Zenfone 2 Laser is available in red, silver and gold colour variants.

Panasonic Eluga Mark with fingerprint scanner launched at Rs 11,990

Panasonic Eluga MarkPanasonic has launched a budget smartphone, Eluga Mark, priced at Rs 11, 990. The handset will be available to buy via offline as well as online retail channels.

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch IPS display. The highlight of the smartphone is the fingerprint scanner at the back panel. The company claims that the handset can allow configure up to 8 different fingerprints at a single time.

The Eluga Mark runs Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and is powered by 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM. It offers 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.

The handset comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. Connectivity options include 3G, 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, OTG support and micro USB. The handset also features ambient light sensor, accelerometer, e-compass and proximity sensor.

The dual sim smartphone is backed by a 2500mAh battery. The Eluga Mark smartphone is available in two colour variants-  Royal Gold or Metallic Grey.

OnePlus Icons Earphones available in India at Rs 2,999

OnePlus Icons EarphonesOnePlus has launched OnePlus Icons earphones in India. Indian consumers are now available to buy the earphones at a price of Rs 2,999. The earphones are now available to buy from the e-commerce website Amazon India.

The company says that the OnePlus Icons earphones design takes cues from the organ piano, and they are made of aluminium. The in-ear earphones come with multiple sizes of silicone ear tips. As compared to most of the other earphones in the market that feature 9mm drivers, the Icons earphones include 11mm drivers for better bass and treble performance.

While most earbuds take on a conventional dual-chamber design, the OnePlus Icons utilize three distinct chambers to change the intensity of low-frequency sound. The distinctive OnePlus Icons design, most notably the two hollow columns, is inspired by the blueprint of an organ piano. It allows you to experience a rich resonance of bass, ensuring clarity without distortion. The organ sound chamber structure expands the earphones’ treble and bass scope, resulting in a deeper and full-bodied sound.

The earphones also include a three-button in-line remote control, which enables users to play or pause their music, increase or decrease audio volume, and answer incoming phone calls. It is compatible with all OnePlus handsets and almost every Android phones.

The earphones have a cable length of 1.25 metres and a sound pressure of 110dB. The OnePlus Icons are available in only the Graphite colour in India, though a Gold variant was also announced.

LG announced its latest LG Zero smartphone

LG ZeroLG has unveiled its latest smartphone, LG Zero, which comes with full-metallic body. The LG Zero was first introduced in Korea and is being gradually rolled out to other markets including Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

It has been crafted in aluminium body with a special Arc Glass design that offer slimmer overall appearance. The LG Zero features a 5-inch HD in-cell touch display with 1280x720 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 294ppi.

The LG Zero is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-Core chipset coupled with 1.5GB LPDDR3 RAM. The phone comes with 16GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD card.

The smartphone sports a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera. The phone draws on the same camera technology as found in the LG G series with features like Gesture Shot, Gesture View and Gesture Interval Shot. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB. The handset runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. The device is backed by a 2050mAh battery.

The LG Zero is available in Black and Gold colour choices. LG is expected to announce the prices and participating carriers locally at the time of availability in selected markets.

Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual SIM and Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM smartphones launched in India

Lumia 950 Dual SIMMicrosoft launched its Lumia 950 Dual SIM and Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM smartphones in India. These smartphones are the first Windows 10 handsets launching in India. The new Lumia flagship smartphones will be available from December 11 priced at Rs 43,699 and Rs 49,399 respectively.

Both the smartphones will be available to buy via online and retail stores. Pre-order booking has already started for the smartphones. The Microsoft Display Dock worth Rs 5,999 will be bundled free with both phones on pre-orders while stocks last.

The company also showcased Windows 10 Continuum feature which makes smartphones essentially computers with a different operating system and interface. The two new Lumia handsets can be called mini-computers - in the traditional PC sense. With the Windows 10 Continuum feature, the new Lumia smartphones can be hooked up to a monitor along with a mouse and keyboard using the Microsoft Display Dock. After connecting to a monitor, the phone's user interface switches to Windows 10 desktop interface with Start menu and other options. With this feature, both handsets act like mini-computers.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual SIM features a 5.2-inch QHD ClearBlack Amoled display with 1440x2560 pixels resolution. The display offers a pixel density of 564ppi and also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The handset is powered by a 1.8GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It also offers 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 200GB via microSD card. The Lumia smartphone sports a 20MP rear camera with autofocus, Optical Image Stabilisation, an f/1.9 aperture, and a triple-LED RGB flash module. It also sports a 5MP front-facing camera for taking selfies. The handset is backed by a 3000mAh battery.

On the other hand, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM features a 5.7-inch QHD ClearBlack Amoled display with 1440x2560 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 518ppi. The handset is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It offers 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 200GB via microSD card. The Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM features the same camera and flash module from the Lumia 950 and both the devices also sport a dedicated camera button as well. The Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM packs a large 3340mAh battery which is slightly higher than the 3000mAh battery in the Lumia 950 Dual SIM smartphone. The Lumia 950 XL also comes with liquid cooling.

Both the Lumia 950 Dual SIM and Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM support dual standby with Nano-SIM card support. The dual-SIM dual standby 4G-enabled smartphones support dual Nano-SIM cards and come with USB Type-C ports. Both smartphones support fast charging by which both can achieve 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes.

Micromax Canvas Pace 4G Q416 launched at Rs 6,821

Micromax Canvas Pace 4G Q416The Indian smartphone manufacturer Micromax has launched Micromax Canvas Pace 4G Q416 smartphone in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs 6,821 and is available via eBay India.

The dual-sim smartphone features a 5-inch FWVGA display with 480x854 pixel resolution. The handset is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor coupled with 1GB RAM. It also comes with an internal storage of 8GB which can be further expanded up to 32GB by using microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.

Micromax Canvas Pace 4G features a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. The handset supports 4G LTE and also offers other connectivity options including 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB.

The smartphone is backed by a 2,500mAh battery which is good for an entry level smartphone. The Canvas Pace 4G is currently available via ebay at Rs 6,821.

HTC launches One A9, Desire 828 dual sim smartphones in India

HTCHTC has launched its two new smartphones, HTC One A9 and HTC Desire 828, in India. However the company has not revealed the pricing of the smartphones yet.

The HTC One A9 features a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor coupled with 3GB RAM. It comes with 32GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 2TB by using microSD card. The company also launched 16GB storage version with 2GB RAM.

The smartphone features a 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, autofocus and dual tone LED flash. It also features a 5MP front-facing camera. The camera supports 1080p video recording.

HTC One A9 smartphone is among the first outside of Google's own Nexus line to feature company's Marshmallow software at launch. It also features a fingerprint sensor.

The device is backed by a non-removable 2,150mAh Li-ion battery with fast charging feature. It claims to deliver up to 16 hrs of talk time and up to 432 hrs of standby time on 3G network. The smartphone is available in gray, sliver, gold and garnet red colour options.

Coming to the HTC Desire 828 dual sim, it features a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080x1920p) IPS display. It is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor coupled with 2GB RAM. The smartphone comes with 16GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 2TB via microSD card.

The handset sports a 13MP rear camera with LED flash, Optical Image Stabilization, BSI sensor and full-HD video recording. It also features a 4MP front-facing camera for taking selfies. It is the first phone in HTC's Desire range to offer Optical Image Stabilization.

The smartphone packs a 2,800mAh battery and it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. The connectivity options of the phone include 3G, 4G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth.

The company has not mentioned any details about the pricing or availability of the smartphones yet. But it is expected to announce them soon.

Aircel launched free calling scheme for Re 1 per day

AircelAircel today launched free calling scheme, 'Good Morning' pack, limited to calls made between morning 6 am to 8 am for just Re 1 per day. 

Aircel subscribers can avail this offer by a recharge of Re 1 which has been launched in Aircel's 13 service areas across the country. 

"This product is especially aimed at the student community and young working professionals who start their day early and like to be in touch with their friends and family before heading for their respective work places or colleges," Aircel Chief Marketing Officer Anupam Vasudev said in a statement.

Users will be charged Re 1 for the first call of the day from 6 am to 8 am after which all calls would be free during the period.

OnePlus 2 open sale from November 25-27

OnePlus 2OnePlus is once again back with the open sale for it's flagship smartphone OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 2 smartphone will be available for purchase from November 25 to 27 without any invites via Amazon.

"We are back with our "Open Sale" days for the OnePlus 2 one more time starting midnight 12 AM from November 25 and ends on November 27 at 11:59 PM," says OnePlus in a blog post.

The flagship killer, OnePlus 2, features a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner below the display which can save up to five fingerprints. The smartphone is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It also uses Adreno 430 GPU for graphic processing.

It sports a 13MP rear camera with a 1.3-micron sensor, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, and Optical Image Stabilization system. It uses 6 lenses to avoid distortion. It also features a 5MP camera on the front.

The smartphone runs on OxygenOS based on the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The dual-sim smartphone supports 4G LTE and the device is backed by a 3300 mAh Li-Po battery. The 64GB OnePlus 2 is priced at Rs 24,999. Amazon has already started the open sale today. It ends on November 27 or till the stock lasts.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 launched with full metal body and fingerprint sensor

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3Xiaomi has launched its Redmi Note 3 smartphone. It is the successor to it's Redmi Note 2 smartphone. The main features of the new smartphone are the full metallic body and the fingerprint sensor located on the back side of the handset.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 1080x1920 pixels resolution. The handset is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Mediatek Helio X10 chipset. The smartphone comes in two variants with internal storage 16GB and 32GB. The 16GB variant comes with 2GB of RAM while the 32GB variant comes with 3GB of RAM. The dual-sim smartphone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with MIUI 7 running on top.

The Redmi Note 3 sports a 13MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-tone LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera for taking selfies. Connectivity options of the smartphone include 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro USB connectivity.

The handset is backed by a powerful 4,000mAh battery. The device supports fast charging. The Note 3 will be available in gold, silver, and dark grey. The 16GB variant of the smartphone is priced at 899 yuan (approximately Rs 9,350), whereas the 32GB variant costs 1,099 yuan (approximately Rs 11,400).

Opera Max now Saves Data for Streaming Music Apps

Opera MaxOpera Max, the data-compression app that helps Android users reduce their data consumption, will now compress data on popular music apps, the company announced on Monday.

Opera Max expanded to video services YouTube and Netflix in August, but is now expanding to streaming music apps. Opera Max now saves data on popular music-streaming apps like YouTube Music, Gaana, Saavn, Pandora, and Slacker Radio, so you can listen your favorite music anytime, anywhere, even if there is no Wi-Fi around.

"This is just the start as we will be bringing even more data savings to more apps over the next few months," Opera said in a blog post.

Opera Max saves you data, extending your data plan and gives you unparalleled control over your phone’s data consumption. This data-management & data-savings app saves 3G / 4G / LTE and Wi-Fi data usage by up to 50%. It saves data by compressing videos, photos and media in your favourite apps and websites over mobile and Wi-Fi networks without any noticeable loss of quality.

Opera Max also helps to save battery and data by allowing you to block any apps running in the background without your knowledge. You can also use it as your Wi-Fi manager, for better control of what your apps do in the background when on Wi-Fi.

In emerging markets like India, data compression is critical for those who can't afford to waste data. But even in markets like the U.S, a little data compression is needed for those who doesn't have access into unlimited data plans.

Suzuki to sell two wheelers online via Snapdeal

SuzukiJapanese two-wheeler manufacturer Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has tied up with the e-commerce website Snapdeal to sell its two-wheelers in India.

Customers will now be able to browse Suzuki two-wheelers on the Snapdeal Motors platform. You can select a vehicle, book it via online payment of booking amount and select a dealership in your region from where the vehicle can be picked up.

As a special launch offer, Suzuki India is also offering one year free vehicle insurance for online buyers on Snapdeal. The Snapdeal Motors website has listed Suzuki Gixxer, Gixxer SF and Hayate motorcycles, and the Swish, Access and Let's scooters in the website.

“A tie up with an online giant like Snapdeal was a logical choice for Suzuki as internet and e-commerce is starting to become a popular channel in India. We are sure that this collaboration will be profitable for Snapdeal, Suzuki and our customers,” said Masayoshi Ito, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycles India Ltd.

Snapdeal Motors, a new platform specifically designed to sell vehicles online, was launched on 6 November. The website started selling of Hero Motocorp motorcycles and Piaggio India commercial vehicles initially. It now lists mahindra vehicles also.

Lava Iris Atom 2X launched at Rs 4,499

Lava Iris Atom 2XIndian smartphone maker Lava has launched an entry-level smartphone Iris Atom 2X priced at Rs 4,499.

Lava Iris Atom 2X smartphone features a 4.5 inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The handset is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB by using microSD card. The dual-sim smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.

The Lava Iris Atom 2X sports a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front-facing secondary camera. The connectivity options in the phone include 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS.

The handset is backed by a 2000mAh Li-ion battery. The battery delivers a stand-by time of up to 161 h (3G) and a talk time of up to 15 h 50 min (3G). The handset is available via Amazon India at a price of Rs 4,499.

Samsung W2016 Dual-screen flip phone Launched in China

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Samsung has introduced a new android-based dual-screen flip phone, Samsung W2016, in China. The Samsung W2016 is now listed on Samsung's China website. But the website doesn't mention the pricing and availability details of the Samsung W2016.

The Samsung W2016 features two 3.9-inch Super Amoled WXGA touchscreens with 768x1280 pixels resolution, on the inside and the outside of the top half of the handset. It also features a T9 physical keyboard.

The handset is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage. The device doesn't support expandable storage options. The new dual-screen flip phone sports a 16MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. The camera sensors on the Samsung W2016 can be expected to pack the same sensors in the company's high-end handsets such as Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy Note 5.

The Samsung W2016 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with the Samsung's TouchWiz running on top. The handset has been built mainly out of metal and glass. The dual-SIM handset offers 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G connectivity options. It also offers other connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, and Micro-USB connectivity.

The handset is backed by a 2000mAh battery. It may support fast-charging that can offer up to 50 percent of charge in just 30 minutes of charging. The new flip phone from Samsung measures 120.4x61x15.1mm and weighs 204 grams.

Samsung Gear VR, powered by Facebook’s Oculus, gone on sale in US

Samsung Gear VRSamsung Gear VR headsets, powered by Facebook-owned virtual reality developer Oculus Rift, have gone on sale in the United States. Priced at $99 Samsung’s Gear VR is the first consumer-ready virtual reality product to hit the stores.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on his facebook wall, “After years of development, we’re shipping the first consumer virtual reality product — Samsung Gear VR, a mobile VR headset powered by Oculus. Our mission with Oculus is empower you to experience anything, anywhere with anyone. Now, you can begin to step into a world with thousands of immersive videos, movies and games with Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note 5 phones.”

He also wrote, “I believe VR is the next big computing platform — and a lot of people will experience it for the first time on mobile.” He also mentioned that for Virtual Reality, this was a historic day.

mark_zuckerbergZuckerberg also shared a photo of him playing CCP's Gunjack on Gear VR with Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe. He shared his experience with Gear VR as, “It's hard to explain how fun and immersive the experience feels of instantly being in another place -- in space, under water, on a mountain, anywhere. I look forward to many more people having this experience in the years to come.”

Samsung’s Gear VR headset powered by Facebook's Oculus is now available for $99 on Amazon.com, Samsung.com and BestBuy.com. The Gear VR weighs just 310 grams which is 19 percent lighter than the Innovator Edition launched earlier. The Samsung's Gear VR is compatible with high-end Samsung smartphones such as Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 edge+.

Intex Aqua Air Launched at Rs 4,690

smartphones below rs 5000Intex has launched a new smartphone named as Aqua Air, in the sub-Rs 5,000 category. The smartphone is priced at Rs 4,690 in the company site. The device is expected to go on sale in the Indian market soon.

The dual-SIM smartphone features a 5-inch (12.7cm) IPS display with 480X854 pixels resolution. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek MTK6572W processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and Mali 400 MP GPU. The device runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.

The Intex Aqua Air comes with 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The device sports a 2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera. The Aqua Air is backed by a 2300mAh battery. Intex claims that the battery will deliver up to 8.5 hours of talk time and up to 300 hours of standby time.

The connectivity options of the device include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality, Bluetooth v4.0, Micro-USB 2.0, and GPS/ A-GPS. The Aqua Air features an accelerometer, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor. It bears dimensions of 145.5x72.8x10mm and weighs 151 grams. It comes in three colour options Black, Champagne and Grey.

Earlier this month, Intex unveiled two new smartphones, the Aqua 3G NS and Aqua Wave priced at Rs 3,190 and Rs 2,949 respectively. Both the smartphones were listed on the company website. Both the Intex smartphones run Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system and come with dual-SIM support.

Lenovo’s smartcast technology converts any surface into a touch screen

Lenovo smartcastLenovo showcased a concept smartphone that comes with a built-in projector which can make any surface touch responsive. Lenovo intends to deliver the experience of a touch screen on any surface with its smartcast technology.

The company said that "With a combination of the world’s first laser projector and high-accuracy IR sensors, the smartcast concept phone can project a keyboard on a table, let you play a game or even be used as dual screens.”

High-accuracy IR sensors are used in the smartcast technology. With this technology, you can type anything on the phone without using the device's screen. With smartcast you can play games on a table or a wall. 

Lenovo hasn’t revealed much about the smartcast technology. The smartcast technology is still being tested by the company to improve the overall experience.

Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G launched exclusively in Flipkart at Rs 6,599

Micromax Canvas Xpress 4GMicromax has launched its 4G LTE smartphone, named Canvas Xpress 4G, at a price of just Rs 6,599. The smartphone will be exclusively available on the e-commerce website Flipkart.

The Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G features a 5-inch (12.7 cm) HD IPS display that boasts a pixel resolution of 1280 x 720. The handset is powered by a 1GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT6735 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM that ensure a seamless performance. It also comes with 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB by using a micro SD card. The handset runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop Operating System. The Xpress 4G comes loaded with a variety of apps such as Chaatz, Clean Master, Hike, Quikr and more.

The handset sports an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. The Dual Sim (GSM+LTE) smartphone supports 4G LTE connectivity. Other connectivity options include 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0. The device is backed by a 2000mAh battery. The battery delivers up to 6.5 hrs of talk time and up to 182 hrs of standby time on 2G connectivity.

With a relatively low price of Rs 6,599, the Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G will compete against similar handsets such as Lenovo A6000 Plus, Xiaomi Redmi 2, YU Yuphoria, Samsung Galaxy J2 and Moto E 4G. The smartphone is available in blue colour variant exclusively via Flipkart.

Lenovo unveiled Lenovo Vibe X3 smartphones in China

Lenovo has launched its Vibe X3 smartphone in China on Monday. The company revealed two variants of the Lenovo Vibe X3 priced at CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 26,000) for the 32GB storage variant and CNY 1,889 (approximately Rs. 19,500) for the 'Youth' variant. Lenovo has also announced a top end variant, with 64GB inbuilt storage, priced at CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs. 31,000).

All these three models are now available for pre-orders in China. But Lenovo didn't announce the launch of Vibe X3 smartphone variants outside China.

Both Lenovo Vibe X3 variants feature a 5.5-inch (1080x1920 pixels) display and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The 4G LTE smartphones feature a fingerprint sensor at the rear panel just below the primary camera. The handsets come with hybrid dual-SIM slots such as in Meizu M2 note which means users can either use two SIM cards or a single SIM card alongside a microSD card.

The Vibe X3 is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM while the Youth variant comes with a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The Vibe X3 comes in 32GB and 64GB built-in storage variants while the Youth variant features 16GB inbuilt storage. All the three models support expandable storage up to 128GB by using a microSD card.

The Vibe X3 sports a 21MP rear PDAF (phase detection auto-focus) camera with Sony IMX230 sensor and LED flash. It supports 4K video recording. The handset also features an 8MP front-facing camera for taking selfies. The Vibe X3 Youth variant sports a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.

The 32GB and 64GB variant Vibe X3 is backed by a 3600mAh battery while the 16GB Youth variant uses a 3400mAh battery.

Amazon Kindle in white colour launched in India for Rs 5,999

amazon kindle whiteAmazon has introduced a white coloured option for its Kindle e-reader in India, priced at Rs 5,999. The device comes with a glare-free touchscreen and adjustable text size.

It comes with a 6-inch touchscreen display that reads like real paper with no screen glare, even in bright sunlight. A 20% faster processor delivers smooth and quick page turns. It comes with 4GB storage which let you carry thousands of books on the go. The device is lighter than a paperback books and it fits in your pocket.

The company says that the device’s battery will last for weeks and that it can store thousands of books. It comes pre-installed with GoodReads and Whispersyn. Also, the X-Ray feature allows users to look up the character information.

The Kindle e-book store offers access to over three million books, out of which more than a million are store exclusives. Kindle has e-books starting at Rs 99 and a subscription service to over 1 million books starting at Rs 199.

Micromax Canvas Amaze with 2GB RAM Available Online at Rs 7,999

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Micromax Canvas Amaze (Q395) has gone on sale in India at Rs 7,999. The handset is now available to buy via a third-party online retailer at Rs. 7,999.

The Micromax Canvas Amaze features a 5-inch HD (720X1280 pixels) IPS display. The smartphone runs the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 32GB by using a microSD card.

The Micromax Canvas Amaze features a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. The dual-sim handset supports 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, and A-GPS as connectivity options.

The handset is backed by a 2000mAh battery which is said to deliver up to 260 hours of standby time and up to 7 hours of talk time. The handset comes preloaded with apps such as Hotstar, Clean Master, Saavn, and Scandid. The Micromax Canvas Amaze is available to buy via eBay India.