Thursday, 22 September 2016

Lenovo Z2 Plus launched in India with Snapdragon 820 chipset, starting at Rs. 17,999

Lenovo has finally launched its Z2 Plus smartphone in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 17,999 for 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant and Rs. 19,999 for 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant. The device will be up for sale exclusively via Amazon.in, starting from September 25, midnight. Lenovo is also going to sell Chrono and Stealth Cases alongside the Z2 Plus smartphone, priced at Rs. 1299 and Rs. 699, respectively.

Regarding specifications, the Zuk Z2 Plus features a 5-inch Full HD LTPS 2.5D curved glass display. It is powered by a 2.15GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU, 32GB/64GB of internal storage and 3GB/4GB of RAM. There is a 13-megapixel primary camera with dual-tone LED flash on board with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) along with an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Zuk’s in-house ZUI 2.0 skin on top.

Moreover, the Z2 Plus also features a U-Touch 2.0 fingerprint sensor, which is embedded into the home button and can unlock the device in merely 0.1 seconds. The device sports ten smart sensors that also includes a UV sensor for sun exposure and heart rate sensor. A 3500mAh battery backs the device with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 that can charge the phone up to 80% in an hour.

Lenovo Z2 Plus Specifications:

  • 5-inch Full HD LTPS 2.5D curved glass display
  • 2.15GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • Variants: 3GB/4GB of RAM; 32GB/64GB internal storage
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash and 8MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB 2.0 Type-C, Fingerprint scanner
  • Measures 141.65×68.88×8.45 mm; Weighs 149 grams
  • 3500mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 with 0.4-inch OLED display, heart rate sensor launched in India at Rs. 1,999

Xiaomi has launched the Mi Band 2 in India. It is company’s latest fitness and sleep tracker, which was first unveiled in June. At an event held in New Delhi, Xiaomi has made the Mi Band 2 official in India alongside the Mi Air Purifier 2. The Mi Band 2 has been priced at Rs. 1,999 and will be up for sale on Mi.com (starting from September 27 at 12 PM) Amazon.in. ( starting from September 30, midnight).

The Mi Band 2 features a 0.42-inch OLED screen, which shows steps taken, time, and heart rate whenever the user taps on the button below the display. Users can also customize it to show time and steps whenever the hand lifts. With the Mi Band 2, Xiaomi claims that it has enhanced pedometer algorithm for accurate heart rate tracking and collection of fitness and sleep data.

It is also integrated with IP67 ratings for water resistance, just like the previous Mi Bands. This time around, the Mi Band features a new wristband design that is made up of skin-friendly material and does not slip easily. The wearable will be up for sale in various colour options for wristbands such as Black, Blue, Green, Orange, and much more.

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Specifications:

  • 0.42-inch OLED display equipped with scratch-resistant glass, anti-fingerprint coating
  • Shows time, steps taken, and heart rate
  • Integrated with Photoplethysmography (PPG) / Heart rate sensor
  • Monitors fitness and tracks sleep; Weighs 7 grams
  • Water resistance (IP67 ratings)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE and
  • 70mAh of Li-Po battery offering up to 20 days of standby

Microsoft launches Nokia 216 feature phone with menial specs, priced at Rs. 2,495

Just before putting Nokia in a cold corner, Microsoft has launched a new feature phone with its brand name, dubbed as the Nokia 216. The device is also available in a dual-SIM variant. It is a basic phone with menial features for non-techy users.

The Nokia 216 has been priced at Rs. 2,495, and it will be available in Black, White, and Mint colour options. For now, the device will be up for sale in India from October 24; Microsoft has not yet revealed any info about its global rollout.

The Nokia 216 comes with a 2.4-inch color LCD at a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. It also sports VGA front and rear cameras that can capture videos at 15fps. Both the cameras are integrated with LED flash. The phone also features 16MB of RAM, which is suitable enough to run Opera Mini Browser and plenty of apps from the Opera Mobile Store. There is only external storage on the device, which can be up to 32GB via microSD card. The internal storage is just to save up to 2000 contacts. The device runs Series 30 software.

Regarding connectivity, the Nokia 216 offers you 2G GSM in the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrums, and Bluetooth 3.0. There is no support Wi-Fi. However, you do get a micro-USB 1.1 port, stereo FM radio receiver, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It measures 118 x 50.2 x 13.5mm and weighs 82.6 grams. A 1,020mAh battery backs the device.

Google Pixel, Pixel XL arriving on October 4

Google’s renamed flagship smartphones – Pixel and Pixel XL – is expected to be launched on October 4th. The company has sent the launch invites for the day, which is to be held in San Fransisco. A website — madeby.google.com – shows October 5 as the launch date for India.

The rumors about their specifications already surfaced online. Accordingly, Google Pixel is a 5-inch smartphone that is powered by a Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 / 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU. The phone sports a 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. In terms of camera, Pixel will have a 12MP in the rear and an 8MP in the front. For connectivity, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C are rumored. The phone will also feature speakers at the bottom, headphone jack on top and a fingerprint sensor. A 2770mAh battery charges the device.

Google Pixel XL is a beefed-up version of Pixel. It comes with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display and is powered by a Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 / 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU. Two variants 32GB or 128GB are expected for the internal memory. The RAM would be 4GB. A 3450mAh battery would charge the device.

Other features remain the same as the base version. Both Google phones are expected to come with Android 7.1 (Nougat) OS out-of-the-box.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Moto G4 Play goes official in India with 2GB RAM and 4G VoLTE, priced at Rs. 8,999

After teasing it for some time, Lenovo-owned Motorola has finally launched the Moto G4 Play in India. The device will be up for sale in Black and White colors for Rs. 8,999 exclusively on Amazon. The first sale will kick off at 10 PM, tonight.

As far as its specifications are concerned, Moto G4 Play comes with a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 294ppi. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz paired with 2GB of RAM and the Adreno 306 GPU. The internal storage is 16GB, which can be further expanded via a microSD card to up to 128GB.

Moto G4 Play runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. This single micro-SIM smartphone also spots an 8MP camera at the rear with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. In the front, a 5MP snapper decorates the device. There are several images enhancing features housed in the device, including burst mode, auto HDR, panorama, drag to focus, exposure, etc. The users can also tap anywhere on the display to capture the picture. Moto G4 Play can record full-HD videos at 30 fps.

Regarding connectivity, the Moto G4 Play supports GPRS/EDGE, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, and Micro-USB connectivity options. It also packs an accelerometer, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor. A 2800mAh battery completes the package with a 10W rapid charger.

Moto G4 Play Specifications

5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset with Adreno 306 GPU, 2GB RAM
16GB internal memory, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
8MP primary camera with LED flash, 5MP front-facing camera
Measures 144.4x72x8.95-9.9 mm; Weighs 137 grams
dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS
2800mAh battery with Quick Charge

Intex Aqua S7 launched with 4G VoLTE and 3GB of RAM at Rs. 9,499

Intex has come up with yet another smartphone in its Aqua series, dubbed as Aqua S7. The device comes with fingerprint sensor and 4G connectivity with VoLTE support. It has been priced at Rs. 9,499, but the company has not detailed the availability channels.

The device features a 5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display, and is powered by a 64-bit 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 chipset clubbed with Mali-T720 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and packs in 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD card). There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash onboard, along with a 5-megapixel front snapper.

Intex Aqua S7 will be available in Rose Gold, Dark Blue, and Champagne color options. A 3200mAh battery backs it. Also, the smartphone comes integrated with a fingerprint scanner, placed on the rear panel.

Intex Aqua S7 Specifications:

  • 5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 64-bit 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 chipset clubbed with Mali-T720 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM; 16GB internal storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash and 5MP selfie camera
  • dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS
  • Measures 142.5×72.5×8.7 mm; Weighs 150 grams
  • 3200mAh battery

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Huawei P9 goes official in India with Leica’s Dual Camera setup and Kirin 955 chipset at Rs. 39,999

After launching its P9 smartphone in China, Huawei has now launched it in India. The device will be available in Ceramic White, Mystic Silver, Titanium Grey, Haze Gold, Prestige Gold and Rose Gold colour options, priced at Rs. 39,999. The company also showcased the Huawei Watch in Stainless Steel at the event, which will retail at Rs. 29,999.

The Huawei P9 features a 5.2-inch 1080p AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display. Regarding connectivity, it comes supports Hybrid dual-SIM, which means that the second slot can either be used for SIM or microSD card. It boasts a full metal body with chamfered edges. The thickness of P9 stands at 6.95mm. The device sports 12-megapixel dual rear cameras with Leica SUMMARIT lenses, dual-tone LED flash, along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It features a 3D fingerprint scanner on the back.

For online buyers, the P9 will be exclusively up for sale via Flipkart while offline buyers can get it from Poorvika and Croma stores. Its first online sale will start from 3PM today. Also, under its VIP service Huawei is offering 2 years warranty with pick up and drop service and 3 months replacement / display damage for all the P9 buyers.

In India, the P9 will be rivalling Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi 5, LG G5, and many more flagships.

Huawei P9 specifications:

  • 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display
  • Octa-Core Kirin 955 chipset with Mali T880-MP4 GPU and 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
  • 12MP dual rear cameras with Leica SUMMARIT lenses, dual-tone LED flash and 8MP front-facing camera
  • Hybrid dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, Fingerprint sensor, and Infrared sensor
  • 3,000mAh battery with fast charging