Ahead of the festive season, domestic smartphone-maker Karbonn Mobiles has launched two new smartphones in India. Read more
HTC on Thursday launched the Desire 10 Lifestyle in India. To recall, the company had first unveiled the smartphone alongside the Desire 10 Pro last week, and revealed it would hit select markets by September itself. It’s evident India is one of these markets, and the smartphone will go on sale at Rs. 15,990 via Amazon India and the company’s own e-store from Friday. Read more
At a media event in Udaipur on Thursday, Sony India unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ. Pre-bookings for the Sony Xperia XZ open on October 1 via Amazon.in, and in retail stores across the country. The smartphone will be available in India starting October 10, carrying an MRP of Rs. 51,990 and a best buy price of Rs. 49,990. Customers who pre-book the smartphone will get a free Sony SWR30 SmartBand worth Rs. 8,990 with their Xperia XZ unit. Read more
Lava has unveiled a new A-series smartphone in India, the A97. Priced at Rs. 5,949, the handset is now listed on the company’s site and can be expected to be available via retail channels soon. Read more
Samsung, as expected, unveiled the new Galaxy On8 smartphone in India. Priced at Rs. 15,900, the new Samsung Galaxy On8 will be available in Gold, Black and White colours. It will go on sale via Flipkart from October 2 midnight as part of the online retailer’s Big Billion Days sale.
The biggest highlight of the new Galaxy On8 is its 5.5-inch full-HD Super Amoled display that was being teased ahead of its launch. The smartphone packs metal body and Samsung claims it features diamond cut metal frames. Much like recently unveiled Samsung mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy On8 will also come with features like UDS (Ultra Data Saving) mode and S bike mode as part of the company’s “Make for India” initiatives.
Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Galaxy On8 is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM. The handset packs 16GB inbuilt storage and comes with expandable storage up to 128GB via microSD card. The 4G-enabled Galaxy On8 smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash and f/1.9 aperture. There is a 5-megapixel front camera with LED flash on board as well. Backed by a 3300mAh battery, the smartphone supports dual Micro-SIMs. It measures 151.7x76x7.8mm and weighs 169 grams. Samsung says that the Galaxy On8 also supports VoLTE.
Commenting on the launch, Manu Sharma, Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India said, “The Galaxy On8 is the perfect smartphone for consumers seeking an optimal mix of style, portability and powerful performance. The device not only looks stylish but also packs a punch with a superior consumer experience with powerful processor and vivid display. We are extremely pleased to announce the new Galaxy On8 exclusively on Flipart’s Big Billion Day Sale.”
Lenovo on Thursday launched the Z2 Plus smartphone in India, a rebranded version of the Zuk Z2 that was launched in China earlier this year. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 17,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, and Rs. 19,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. The smartphone will be exclusively available via Amazon India from Sunday midnight, in Black and White colour variants. Read more
Microsoft has just announced a new basic feature phone under the Nokia brand – the Nokia 216, also available as a dual-SIM model. A no-frills handset, the 216 is a reasonable choice for non tech-savvy users, or as a backup device for when your smartphone’s one-day battery life simply won’t cut it. Read more
Samsung on Monday as expected launched the Galaxy J7 Prime in India. The company also launched the Galaxy J5 Prime in the country. The smartphones are priced at Rs. 18,790 and Rs. 14,790 respectively. While the Galaxy J7 Prime is officially available from Monday, the Galaxy J5 Prime will go on sale from September-end. Read more
As expected, Lenovo on Monday launched the Moto E3 Power in India. The smartphone has been priced at Rs. 7,999, and will be exclusively available to buy via Flipkart from Monday midnight. Read more
Videocon on Wednesday launched the Cube 3 smartphone in India, featuring a panic button that was recently made mandatory by the government to include in both smartphones and feature phones. The 4G VoLTE-enabled Videocon Cube 3 has been priced at Rs. 8,490, and will available from offline stores in the country. Read more