A fresh list of upper mid-range devices with great hardware for playing with apps.
Most compelling hardware and designs continue to be limited to high end smartphones. However, the company is slowly filling the void in the upper mid-range smartphone segment. One can easily expect to see a dual core smartphone for about Rs 20,000. With the Rupee gaining in value, some good models are now available just under Rs 20,000.
The focus of this segment is now on all round performance rather than on great hardware with old software or vice versa. Here is a list of devices one may consider while aiming to purchase a smartphone for less than Rs 20,000.
Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia had introduced its Windows Phone 7 based Lumia 800 smartphone with a unibody design inspired by the Nokia N9 smartphone. Sporting a 3.7 inch Amoled capacitive touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass for strength, the Lumia 800 offers the stream lined interface of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango mobile operating system. It incorporates a micro SIM and there is no memory expansion slot. The Lumia 800 has a single unibody polycarbonate body and packs a single core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 mobile processor coupled with 512 MB RAM. At the back, Lumia 800 has an 8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics for better quality images.
It also has a dual LED flash and offers autofocus along with geo-tagging. This camera is capable of recording 720p HD video. It does not have a front facing camera. However, it comes with 16 GB on-board storage.
However, there is a lot of confusion about the exact date of launch.
Microsoft is expected to launch the smartphones along with Band 2 and Surface 4 Pro tablet on Tuesday.
Yu Yuphoria was launched earlier this year in India at Rs 6,999 but after this price cut it will be now available for Rs 6,499.
MTS offers 5GB data for Rs 499 where users can opt to use 5GB data for 5000 minutes of internet calls.
The Samsung Galaxy Active Neo is water, dust resistant and can also bear two tons of load.
The listing has been spotted on the GFX Benchmark, by renowned leakster Evan Blass of @evleaks.
The Gionee Elife E8 was launched in China earlier in June this year for approximately Rs 41,000.
Earlier, a Chinese website claimed that the upcoming OnePlus handset is to be called as OnePlus Mini.
The Motorola Moto X Style is loaded with attractive features.
Not only has a secondary display, the LG V10 also has a two selfie cameras.