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25 smartphones and 5 tablets launched in January 2015

Most of the smartphones that were launched in January were in budget segment.

In the first month of 2015, 25 smartphones and five tablets were launched in India.
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Here we present to you complete list of the devices that were launched in January.

Xolo Q700 Club – Rs 6,999

The Xolo Q700 Club is the cheapest water and dust resistant phone in India. It has an IP55 rating for this too. This doesn’t mean that you take a dip in the pool with this phone, but you can use it while walking in a light rain. The Xolo Q700 Club has a 4.5 inch display with IPS technology and a resolution of 480 x 854. The processor is a quad-core 1.3 GHz unit that runs with 1 GB of RAM.
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The internal memory of Xolo Q700 Club is 8 GB, to which another 32 GB can be added. The primary camera has 5 megapixels, with scene detection, face recognition, panorama, geo-tagging, HDR, flash, and video recording at 1080p. The front has a VGA camera. The Xolo Q700 Club is a dual-SIM 3G phone with Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and WiFi. The 2000 mAh battery will last for 21 hours of talk time or 600 hours of standby.

Xolo Play 8X 1020 – Rs 9,999

The Xolo Play 8X 1020 was launched to compete with the Xiaomi Redmi Note, but it hasn’t managed to do so. The Xolo Play 8X 1020 has a 5 inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone has an octa-core 1.3 GHz processor which runs with 1 GB of RAM. The internal memory is 8 GB, and another 64 GB can be added via a microSD card.
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The Xolo Play 8X 1020 is a dual-SIM device with 3G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi. The 2500 mAh battery is claimed to last for up to 26 hours of talk time or 580 hours of standby.

Lamborghini 88 Tauri – Rs 3,60,000

The Lamborghini 88 Tauri is a super-premium smartphone, designed in Italy by famed car manufacturer, Lamborghini. It has a 5 inch display with 1080p resolution. It has a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor with 3 GB of RAM. It has 64 GB of storage, which is expandable and has a 20 megapixel primary camera, with an 8 megapixel shooter on the front. The 3400 mAh battery promises up to 35 hours of 3G talk time.
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K-Touch A 20 – Rs 2,999

The K-Touch A 20 has a 3.5 inch TFT display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The K-Touch A 20 has a dual-core 1 GHz processor with 256 MB of RAM. It has 2 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by another 32 GB.
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The K-Touch A 20 has a 3 megapixel primary camera with flash and video recording, it also has a VGA front camera. It is a dual-SIM device with 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM. The 1300 mAh battery can provide up to 8 hours of talk time.

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T-Series SG 81 – Rs 1,799

The T-Series SG 81 is a budget feature phone with WhatsApp preinstalled. It has a 2.4 inch TFT display, with an alphanumeric keypad at the bottom. It has 64 MB of internal memory, which can be expanded to 8 GB.
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The rear has the only camera of the phone, a VGA shooter with flash. The T-Series SG 81 is a dual-SIM 2G device, with Bluetooth. The 1450 mAh battery provides 2 hours of talktime, or 120 hours of standby.

Micromax Canvas Breeze P660 – Rs 9,990

The Micromax Canvas Breeze P660 is Micromax’s latest tablet. It has a 7.85 inch IPS display with a resolution of 768 x 1024 pixels. It has a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, with 1 GB of RAM. The Micromax Canvas Breeze P660 also has 8 GB of internal storage with a 32 GB microSD slot.
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The 5 megapixel primary camera of the Micromax Canvas Breeze P660 is equipped with auto-focus, geo-tagging, flash, HD recording, face beauty mode, smile detection, and HDR. The front has a 2 megapixel camera. The dual-SIM Micromax Canvas Breeze P660 has 3G, voice calling, WiFi, and Bluetooth. The 4000 mAh battery offers hours 4 hours of talktime, or 310 hours of standby time.

Micromax Bolt AD3520 – Rs 3,490

The Micromax Bolt AD3520 has a 3.5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The phone has a dual-core 1.3 GHz processor, which runs with 512 MB of RAM. The internal storage stands at 4 GB, while only 2 GB is available to the user, the memory can be expanded by another 32 GB.
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The primary camera has 2 megapixels with flash, and 720p video recording. The front has a VGA camera. The dual-SIM phone has 2G, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi and GPS. The 1500 mAh battery promises 5 hours of talk time or 175 hours of standby.

Swipe Marathon – Rs 4,599

The Swipe Marathon, is called marathon for its large 4000 mAh battery. It has a 4.5 inch display with a qHD IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It has a dual-core 1 GHz processor which runs with 512 MB camera. The internal memory is of 4 GB, and it can be expanded by up to 32 GB.
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The primary camera is of 5 megapixels with flash and video recording. The front has a VGA camera. The Swipe Marathon is a dual-SIM phone with 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, etc. The 4000 mAh battery is capable of providing 1440 hours of standby, which is its USP.

Celkon Campus A400 – Rs 2,999

The Celkon Campus A400 has a 4 inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It runs a dual-core 1 GHz processing unit, which has 256 MB of RAM. The internal memory of the Celkon Campus A400 is 512 MB, which can be expanded by another 32 GB.
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The 2 megapixel primary camera is equipped with flash and video recording and the front has a VGA camera. The Celkon Campus A400 is dual-SIM device with 3G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, etc. The 1400 mAh battery is capable of providing up to 9 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby.

Samsung Galaxy A3 – Rs 20,500

The Samsung Galaxy A3 comes with a Super AMOLED screen of 4.5 inches. The resolution is 540 X 960 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy A3 runs on Android KitKat, and has a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor. Alongside that, there is 1 GB of RAM. The internal memory is 16 GB, and can be expanded by another 64 GB. The 8 megapixel camera is equipped with features like auto-focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, flash, etc. The front camera is a 5 megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling.
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The Samsung Galaxy A3 is a dual-SIM phone with Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, and the LTE version comes with NFC too. The 1900 mAh battery claims to provide 9 hours of talk time, or 270 hours of standby.

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Samsung Galaxy A5 – Rs 25,500

The Samsung Galaxy A5 has a 5 inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It runs on Android KitKat, and has a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor. Alongside that, there is 2 GB of RAM. The internal memory is 16 GB, and can be expanded by another 64 GB. The 13 megapixel camera is equipped with features like auto-focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, flash, etc and records HD videos at 30 fps.
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The front camera is a 5 megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a dual-SIM phone with 3G/4G connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, etc. The 2300 mAh battery is supposed to provide 10 hours of talk time or 360 hours of standby back up.

Celkon Octa 510 – Rs 8,990

The Celkon Octa 510 has a 5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone runs on Android KitKat and uses an octa-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. It has 1 GB of RAM and has 8 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to an additional 32 GB.
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The 8 megapixel camera comes with geo-tagging, flash, video recording, etc. The front has a 3.2 megapixel camera in addition. The connectivity options on the Celkon Octa 510 extend from 3G, GPS, to Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi, etc. The 2000 mAh battery is good for 15 hours of talk time or 290 hours of standby.

Lenovo Tab 2 A7 10 – Rs 4,999

The Lenovo Tab 2 A7 10 is a powerful budget tab with a 7 inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The Lenovo Tab 2 A7 10 runs on Android KitKat, with a quad-core 1.3 GHz processing unit with 1 GB of RAM. The internal memory is 8 GB which can be further expanded to 32GB via micro SD card.
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It lacks a rear camera but has a front camera with 0.3 megapixel resolution. The Lenovo Tab 2 A7 10 connects only through the internet, but has GPS and Bluetooth. The 3450 mAh battery claims to provide up to 8 hours of usage.

HP Stream 8 – Rs 16,990

The HP Steam 8 has an 8 inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The HP Stream 8 is armed with 1.8 GHz quad-core processor 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB in-built storage besides an expandable slot for up to 32 GB micro SD card.
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It has a 5 megapixel front camera with auto-focus etc, and a 2 megapixel front camera for video calling, etc. The HP Stream 8 has a single SIM card slot and has connectivity options like 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, WiFi, etc. The 4000 mAh battery is claimed to provide 8 hours and 20 minutes of play time.

HP Slate 6 Voice Tab 2 – Rs 15,990

The HP Voice Tab 2 is a phablet with a 6 inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The phone runs on Android KitKat and has a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor. The 8 megapixel camera of the front has auto-focus, geo-tagging, flash, etc. The secondary is a 2 megapixel camera. The RAM on the HP Voice Tab 2 is 1 GB, and has an internal memory of 16 GB, to which another 32 GB can be added.
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The connectivity options on this dual SIM device are plenty. It comes with 3G, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, etc. The 3000 mAh battery offers 13.5 hours of talk time, or 750 hours of standby.

Samsung Z1 – Rs 5,700

The Samsung Z1 with Tizen, is Samsung’s answer to Google’s Android. The Z1 comes with a 4 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
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The Z1’s dual core processor is clocked at 1.2 GHz and has 768 MB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 4 GB, and can be expanded by another 64. The front camera is a 0.3 megapixel shooter, while the primary camera has 3 megapixels with auto-focus, flash, and video recording. The Samsung Z1 is a dual-SIM phone is 3G enabled, and has Bluetooth 4.1.1, WiFi, GPS, etc. The 1500 mAh battery is capable of providing 6 hours of talk time, or 210 hours of standby.

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The Blackberry Classic is a return to the old Blackberry days, with a QWERTY keypad, optical trackpad, and a 3.5 inch display with a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels. Blackberry Classic, runs Blackberry 10.3 OS, and has a dual-core 1.5 GHz which runs with 2 GB of RAM.
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The 8 megapixel primary camera has auto-focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR, panorama, flash, etc. It also records videos at 1080p at 30 fps. The secondary camera is a 2 megapixel sensor. The internal memory is 16 GB, and another 128 GB can be added via an microSD card. This single SIM device has 4G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and even NFC. The 2515 mAh battery claims to provide 11.8 hours of talk time or 348 hours of standby.

Lenovo A6000 – Rs 6,999

The Lenovo A6000 comes with a 5 inch HD IPS display with a ppi of 294 ppi. The Lenovo A6000 runs on Android KitKat with Vibe 2.0 UI. It has a quad-core processing unit clocked at 1.2 GHz, alongside 1 GB of RAM. The internal memory is 8 GB, to which another 32 GB can be added via a microSD card.
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The 8 megapixel camera is equipped with face detection, auto-focus, HDR, flash, etc. The front has a 2 megapixel fixed focus selfie taker. The Lenovo A6000 not only has 4G, it also has GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, etc.. The 2300 mAh battery is claimed to have 22 hours of talk time and 264 hours of standby.

Lava Iris Alfa – Rs 6,550

The Lava Iris Alfa, launched on the 19th, is Lava’s latest offering. It has 5 inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, and packs a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor as well as 1 GB of RAM. The phone has 8 GB of internal memory and offers a 32 GB micro SD card slot as well.
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The Android 4.4 based Alfa offers a 5 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and a flash light. In the front, the phone has a VGA camera. For connectivity, the handset offers 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi.. It has a 2200 mAh battery pack.

Karbonn Titanium Mach One – Rs 6,990

The Karbonn Titanium Mach One comes with a 4.7 inch HD IPS display. It has a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, and 1 GB of RAM. This Android KitKat based smartphone has 8 GB of internal memory, 32 GB micro SD card slot, 8 megapixel rear camera, a 5 megapixel front camera, dual-SIM, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, and an 1800 mAh battery that claims to offer 6 hours of 3G talk time.
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Karbonn has also promised to release Android 5.0 update for the phone sometime in future.

Asus Fonepad 8 – Rs 13,999

This tablet has an 8 inch HD IPS display with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz coupled with 2 GB of RAM. It has 16 GB ROM and a 64 GB micro SD card slot. The Asus Fonepad 8 weighs 310 grams and has two front speakers with MaxxAudio technology.
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The Asus Fonepad 8 runs on Android KitKat but has Asus’ own ZenUI on top of that, which adds a host of connectivity and file sharing options. It has a 4000 mAh battery that allows for 12 hours of video viewing or 21 hours of 3G talk time.

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Lava Iris 470 -Rs 4,399

Available on eBay and Flipkart, the Lava Iris 470, priced at Rs 4399 comes with a 4..5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The phone has a dual-core 1.3 GHz processing unit, with 512 MB of RAM. The Lava Iris 470, running on Android Jellybean (4.2.2) has 4 GB of internal memory, and has a 32 GB microSD slot. The Lava Iris 470 comes equipped with a 5 megapixel primary camera, and a VGA front camera.
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The phone weighs 147 grams, has 3G, FM, Bluetooth, WiFi, microUSB and has a 1650 mAh battery.

Lava Iris 350 – Rs 2,999

Available exclusively on eBay, the Lava Iris 350 comes with a 3.5 inch display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, it has a single core 1 GHz processor with 256 MB of RAM. The Lava Iris 350 has 512 MB of internal storage, but it can be expanded by up to 32 GB.
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Running on Android KitKat (4.4.2), it has a 2 megapixel primary camera with flash, and a VGA secondary camera. The Lava Iris 350 has 3G, GPS, FM, Bluetooth and WiFi too. The 1400 mAh battery offers up to 9 hours of talk time.

Lava Iris X1 Grand – Rs 7,326

The Lava Iris X1 Grand has a 5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480. It has a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor, with 1 GB of RAM. The internal memory available to the user is a little under 6 GB, but another 32 GB can be added via a microSD card. The Lava Iris X1 Grand running on Android KitKat, has been promised an upgrade to Lollipop, the date for which is as yet unknown.
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It has an 8 megapixel primary camera with a BSI 2 sensor, auto-focus, HDR, flash, panorama, geo-tagging, face detection, full HD video recording, and something called Face Beauty Shot. The front has a 2 megapixel camera for video calls and selfies. The Lava Iris X1 Grand is a dual-SIM device with 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, etc. The 2200 mAh battery offers up to 12 hours of talk time or 240 hours of standby.

Lava Iris X1 Mini – Rs 4,348

The Lava Iris X1 Mini has a 4 inch IPS display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It has a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor with 512 MB of RAM. The Lava Iris X1 Mini has 4 GB of internal storage, to which another 32 GB can be added.
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Running on Android KitKat, the Lava Iris X1 Mini has a 5 megapixel primary camera with flash, panorama, and 720p video recording. It has a VGA camera on the front. Equipped with 3G, the dual-SIM Lava Iris X1 Mini also has WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It comes with a 1750 mAh battery.

Xiaomi Mi4 -Rs 19,999

Possibly the most anticipated launch of the month, the Xiaomi Mi4 is Xiaomi’s latest offering which also follows their ideology of offering incredible specs at dirt cheap prices, undercutting and outdoing various other flagships. It is no wonder, that all their devices get sold out in seconds, and we have a feeling that that will not change in the case of the Xiaomi Mi4. The Mi4 has a 5 inch IPS HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, resulting in a pixel density of 441 ppi. The Mi4 has a quad-core processing unit, clocked at 2.5 Ghz, running with a huge 3 GB of RAM. It currently runs Android KitKat with MIUI 5.0, but an upgrade to Lollipop and MIUI 6.0 is rumoured to be in the offing.
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The internal memory of the Mi4 is 16 GB, and it has a 13 megapixel primary camera equipped with auto-focus, geo-tagging, smile detection, HDR, flash, and video recording in 2160p and 1080p at 30 fps. The front has a 8 megapixel camera, which can also record videos at 1080p. The Mi4 is a single SIM device with 3G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, MHL (mobile high definition link), DLNA, and NFC. The 3080 mAh battery can provide up to 280 hours of standby, or 12 hours of talk time.

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Xolo Q520s – Rs 5,699

Armed with a 4 inch IPS display, the Xolo Q520s has a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. It has a quad-core 1.3 GHz processing unit, running with 512 MB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 4 GB, while another 32 GB can be added with a microSD card.
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The Xolo Q520s has a 5 megapixel primary camera with flash, scene detection, face detection, panorama, geo-tagging, HDR, multi-angle view, and face beauty, and video recording at 1080p. The front has a VGA camera. The Xolo Q520s is a dual-SIM 3G phone with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc. The 1820 mAh battery can provide up to 610 hours of standby, or 19 hours of talk time.

HTC Desire 526G+ – Rs 10,400

Equipped with a 4.7 inch TFT display, the HTC Desire 526G+ is HTC’s offering for the lower end of the market. The 4.7 inch display has a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, and it has an octa-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. It has 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of internal storage, to which another 32 GB can be added with a microSD card.
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The HTC Desire 526G+ has an 8 megapixel camera with face detection, smile detection, auto-focus, HDR, flash, and video recording. The front has a 2 megapixel shooter for video calls and selfies. The HTC Desire 526G+ is a dual-SIM 3G enabled phone with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc. The 2000 mAh battery can provide a talk time of up to 9 hours or a standby time of 280 hours.

Videocon Infinium Z50Q Star- Rs 5,999

The Videocon Infinium Z50Q Star comes with a 5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480. It has a 1.2 GHz quad-core processing unit, with 1 GB of RAM. The internal memory on the Videocon Infinium Z50Q Star is 4 GB and it can be expanded by another 32 GB via a microSD card. It has a 5 megapixel primary camera with auto-focus, flash, panorama, and video recording. The front has a 2 megapixel camera for selfies, etc.
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The Videocon Infinium Z50Q Star is a dual-SIM phone with 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and WiFi. It also has a 2000 mAh battery, alas Videocon has not provided its performance details. Expect it to last an entire day, only with light usage, else it will require a charge in the middle of the day.

Videocon Infinium Z40Q Star – Rs 4,999

The Videocon Infinium Z40Q Star has a 4 inch WVGA display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.. It has a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with 512 MB of RAM. It has 4 GB of internal storage, and it can be expanded by up to 32 GB via a microSD card.
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The Videocon Infinium Z40Q Star has a 5 megapixel primary camera with auto-focus, flash, and video recording, the front has a VGA camera. The Videocon Infinium Z40Q Star is a dual-SIM 3G device with Bluetooth, WiFi, and FM. It has a 1500 mAh battery which will probably only last an entire day with light usage.

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