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Devices launched this week

A lot of devices were launched this week as buying activities picked up this week following the start of festive season.

This week big deals and discounts were in the headlines for most of the time, thanks to Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal’s much advertised sales. However, a number of devices were also launched in the Indian market and much more devices are expected as Diwali is approaching fast when many in India gift smartphones and others gadgets to their loved ones. So if you have missed the new devices, here is a recap for you.

Vivo Y55L

Vivo Y55L was launched in India this week at Rs 11,980. It will be available from October 10 but only through offline channels.
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The Vivo Y55L has a 5.2 inch HD display and the 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430 octa core processor. This Android Marshmallow based smartphone has 2 GB RAM and Vivo’s Funtouch user interface.

Vivo Y55L has a metal body and a dual SIM card tray. There is a micro SD tray is also there. It has 16 GB of internal storage to which you can add another 128 GB through its expandable storage slot. It has OTG support as well.

The Vivo Y55L has a 2650 mAh battery. Besides, it has dual SIM slot, 4G with VoLTE, WiFi (VGN), Adreno 505 graphics processor, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, WiFi Hotspot and 4G.

Oppo F1S Diwali Edition

Oppo announced a special Diwali Edition this week which will retail at the same price as the normal version, i.e. Rs 17,990. Interested user can pre-order the phone from 8th to 13th October through Oppo concepts stores. The first sale is scheduled to be held on October 14th on Snapdeal, as well as on Oppo concepts stores across the country.

The Diwali edition of Oppo F1s comes with special Diwali packing and has gilded Diwali pattern along with joint signatures of Sonam Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan.
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The Oppo F1s Diwali Limited Edition has a 5.5-inch HD (720p) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. A 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek (MT6750) processor, Mali T860 GPU and 3GB of RAM run this phone. For storage, it comes with 32GB of inbuilt memory and a 128GB expandable storage slot. The smartphone get is strength from a 3075 mAh battery. The smartphone also houses a fingerprint scanner that claims to unlocks the phone in just 0.22 sec.

The Oppo F1s Diwali Limited Edition has a 16-megapixel front camera, which comes with 5P lens, and f/2.0 aperture, On the back it flaunts a 13-megapixel shooter with LED Flash, PDAF, and f/2.2 aperture. Besides, the phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop which is wrapped under with ColorOS 3.0 user interface. Other than that the Oppo F1s offers 4G LTE connectivity with VoLTE support, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n), GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and a micro USB port. The handset measures 154.5 x 76 x 7.38 mm and weighs 160 grams.

Intex Aqua Pro 4G, Aqua Raze II

The Intex Aqua Pro 4G is priced at Rs 5,390 and comes in two different colors- Dark Blue and Champagne. While the Intex Aqua Raze II is priced at Rs 5,390 and comes in three colour options- White, Dark Blue and Champagne.
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The Intex Aqua Pro 4G features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480*854 pixels) display with pixel density of 217ppi and is powered by a 1.3GHz Quad-Core (SC9832A) processor, which is paired with Mali 400 GPU. The smartphone comes with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and expandable storage up-to 32GB via microSD card. The Aqua Pro 4G runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.

The Aqua Pro 4G sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. The camera features include Face beauty, Panorama Mode, GIF, Slow Motion Video, and Auto-Focus. The smartphone gets it strength from 3200mAh battery, which claims to offer up-to 5-hours of talk time and up-to 200 hours of standby time on LTE network. Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G with VoLTE, WiFi, GPS/AGPS, a microUSB port, G Sensor, Emergency Rescue. The Aqua pro 4Galso comes with various pre-loaded apps such as Online Software Update, Matrabhasha, Saavn, Opera mini, Dailyhunt, News Point,and new launched LFTY app. The handset measures 135 x 66.9 x 9.5 mm and weighs 140 grams.

On the other hand, the Intex Aqua Raze II is powered by a 1.3GHz Quad-Core (SC9832A) processor and is backed up by a 1750 mAh battery, which claim to offer up-to 5-6 hours of talk-time and up-to 220-250 hours of standby time. The handset measures 137 x 68 x 9.5 mm and weighs 128.4 grams. Rest of the specifications are identical to above mentioned Intex Aqua Pro 4G smartphone.

Asus ROG GL502VS, G752VS

Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced the launch of two new compact gaming notebooks – ROG GL502VS and G752VS – in India which are equipped with the VR-Ready Nvidia Pascal GeForce GTX 10 series graphics card.

Finished in an Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper color scheme, this laptop comes with the latest Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, Windows 10 Pro, 6th generation Intel Skylake unlocked Core i7 processor and up to 64GB DDR4 RAM. The ROG G752VS’s unlocked processor has an overclocking toolkit, allowing users to overclock the system to speeds of up to 4.0GHz.
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ROG G752VS boasts a panel with 120Hz refresh rate and wide 178° viewing angles. It has a backlit anti-ghosting keyboard with 30-key rollover for precise control and input during intense gaming sessions.

The compact ROG GL502VS weighs just 2.3 Kg. It comes with a 15-inch wide-view panel which allows for a 178° viewing angle. The note book promises improved speed, capacity, and lower power consumption with 32GB of DDR4 RAM. The ROG Strix GL502 has state of the art ambient noise free audio systems and it comes with a ROG gaming center. This integrated control center give users access to all the functions that they need – find system information, set up hotkeys for faster in-game commands, adjust audio settings, or record gameplay from a single dashboard.

The notebook has something called Asus GameFirst III technology that claims to optimize network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. Its intuitive interface lets you choose between four preset package priority modes (Optimization, Game, Media Streaming, and File Sharing) via its intuitive interface.

Asus ROG GL502VS and G752VS will be available across all online & offline leading retailers and Asus Exclusive Stores at a starting price of Rs 1,81,990 and Rs 2,47,990 respectively.
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Zen Cinemax Force

Cinemax Force has a 2900 mAh battery and a large 5.5 inch FWVGA display that comes with Dragontrail Glass.Powered by 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor and the Marshmallow 6.0 operating system, the Zen Cinemax Force provides a smooth multitasking capabilities by offering 1GB RAM, 8GB Internal memory (expandable up-to to 32GB).
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The smartphone is packed with flip to mute, auto call record, contact blacklist, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth. It has SOS feature that allows users to send location details to 5 pre-defined numbers of user’s choice at the time of emergency. Its 2900 mAh powerful battery, the company claims, offers up to 30 hours nonstop talk time.

The handset has a 5 megapixel AF rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera. Besides, it has Dual SIM and pre-loaded apps of NexGenTV, Saavn, Ultrazone – WAP Store, Cool Gallery, and Xender.

Zen Cinemax Force is available at Rs 4,290.

Celkon Diamond 4G Plus

This week, Celkon brought a 2 GB RAM model of ‘Diamond 4G Plus’ smartphone at Rs 6,666. Earlier in April this year, the Diamond 4G Plus 1 GB RAM variant was launched at Rs 6,369. The 2 GB version is listed on the company’s website and comes in Grey and Gold colours. Another e-retailer site e-bay is also selling the Celkon Diamond 4G Plus 2GB for Rs 6,999.
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The Celkon Diamond 4G Plus 2GB has the same specs as of previous Celkon Diamond 4G Plus except the RAM and internal memory. The new Celkon Diamond 4G Plus has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory as compared to 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory in the earlier one.

Like the older mode, the new Celkon Diamond 4G Plus also offers a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS display and a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek processor. It too runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and comes packed with a 2200 mAh Lithium ion battery.

The new Celkon Diamond 4G Plus comes with 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded by upto 32GB via a micro SD card. The smartphone offers an 8-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash, while a 3.2-megapixel camera is in its front.

Further, the device offers Dual SIM, 4G, Bluetooth, GPS/ AGPS, a micro USB 2.0 port, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Gravity sensor and Hall Sensor. The handset measures 139.5 x 71.5 x 8.7 mm and weighs around 140 grams.

LYF Flame 7S

LYF has been churning out phones at a rapid pace. The Flame 7S is its latest offering in the budget segment. Priced at Rs 3,499, it and comes in Black, and Red colours.
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The LYF Flame 7S features a 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) display with Asahi Glass protection. It is fueled by a 1.5 GHz quad-core (SC9830A) processor, which is paired with Mali-400 GPU. It comes with 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, and expandable storage of upto 32 GB.

The Flame 7S comes packed with 1800 mAh Lithium-ion battery, which claims to offer talk-time of upto 6 hours and standby time of upto 400 hours on 4G network. The smartphone sports a 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED Flash, and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA resolution) front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The camera features include HDR, Panorama, Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Burst Mode, Slow Motion Video, Metering, White Balance, Anti-Banding, ISO, and Digital Zoom 4X.

Besides, the device offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, a micro USB port, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, and Proximity Sensor. The handset measures 125.6mmx63.8mmx11.55mm and weighs 127g grams.

Itel it1520

With 13 megapixel front and rear cameras and an Iris scanner, it was one of the prominent phones to be launched this week.
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The Itel it1520 has a 5-inch IPS On-cell display that has resolution of 1280×720 pixels (high definition). With 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, Mali T720 GPU and 2GB RAM, it promises decent performance while for storage, it has 16GB of internal storage and an expandable storage slot that can hold a micro SD card of up to 32GB capacity. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.

The It1520 comes packed with a 2,500 mAh battery, which claims to deliver up-to 13.07 hours of talk-time and up-to 307.69 hours of standby time on 3G network. Further, the smartphone comes with 4G VoLTE connectivity so you can use it to make calls on Reliance Jio’s network. Besides the smartphone offers Dual SIM (Dual standby), WiFi (802.11b/g/n), GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, a micro USB port, and OTG.

Being a 4G VoLTE phone, it comes with Reliance Jio connection option which allows users with unlimited access to 4G internet and voice calls till December 2016.
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LYF Wind 4S

It is now listed on LYF website for Rs 7,699. Along with 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display, 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 processor, 2GB of RAM and Adreno 304 GPU, this phone offers Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system. The phone offers 16GB of internal storage and even a 128GB micro SD card slot as well.
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The Wind 4S has a big 4000 mAh Lithium-ion battery, which claims to offer up-to 34 hours of talk-time and up-to 634 hours of standby time on 4G network. The handset sports an 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with an LED flash and a 2-megapixel fixed-focus front camera. The camera features include HDR, Face detection, Red-eye reduction, Continuous Shot, ISO, Exposure, White Balance, Anti Banding, Zero Shutter Lag, Touch Up Mode, Panorama, and Digital Zoom 6X.

Besides, the Wind 4S offers Dual SIM, 4G/LTE with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), WiFi Calling, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, E-Compass, Double Click to Wake, Slide Up to Unlock, Slide Down to launch Camera, Slide Left to Choose App, Slide Right to open Messages, and Standby screen gestures. The handset measures 144.7mmx73mmx9mm and weighs 148 grams. The device comes in three colours- Black, Blue, and Brown.

iBall Slide Q27 4G

It is now available at Rs 13,999. The iBall Slide Q27 4G has a 10.1-inch display with 1280×800 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex A53 64-bit processor and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The iBallSlide Q27 4G tablet comes with Mali 400 MP GPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up-to 32GB through a micro SD card.
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The Slide Q27 4G has a 5-megapixl auto-focus rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. Both the cameras come with LED flash light support. The tablet measures 28.2 x 18.2 x 4.4 cm and weighs 998 grams.

This voice calling tablet gets its strength from 5500 mAh Li-Polymer non-removable battery. Further, the tablet offers 4G with VoLTE, Dual SIM (Dual Standby), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, a MicroUSB Port, USB OTG support, GPS/A-GPS, FM Radio with FM Recording, G-Sensor for auto rotate screen, Magnetic sensor and Light sensor. The Slide Q27 4G also comes with 9 Indian regional system language support and 21 Indian regional language Read/Write support.

Intex Aqua Eco 3G

Priced at Rs 2,400, the Intex Aqua Eco 3G comes with 4-inch display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, a 1.0 Ghz dual-core MTK6572 processor, Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, 256MB RAM and 512MB of internal storage, which is expandable by up to 32GB via micro SD card. It has a 0.3-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash light and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.
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The smartphone gets its strength from a 1400 mAh Li-Ion removable battery, which claims to deliver up-to 5 hours of talk-time and up-to 220 hours on standby time. Besides, the Aqua Eco 3G offers Dual SIM, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS/AGPS, FM Radio, 3.5mm jack, USB 2.0, G-sensor and other smartphone features: Flip Mute. The handset measures 124.3 x 63.3 x 11.2mm and weighs 118 grams.

Lava Captain

Though feature phones seems devices of yesteryears but there are still many persons who prefer to have these simple devices.
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That’s why perhaps Lava brought two ‘Captain Series’ feature phones this week. The series comprises two feature phones: Captain N1 and Captain K1+, which have been launched at Rs 1,150 and Rs 1,250 respectively.

Both Captain N1 and Captain K1+ have 4.5 cm (1.8″) screen along with a 3.5 mm audio jack port and wireless FM. Both the handsets are equipped with a rear VGA camera, which records video and even allows digital zoom to capture images. Captain N1 and Captain K1+ also have bluetooth and auto call recording feature.

Multi-lingual support on both the devices enables users to bridge the language barrier and help in communicating in the language of their choice. Captain N1 comes with in-built support for three Indian languages – Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu, while Captain K1+ supports Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada. Captain N1 is also pre-loaded with ‘FunCall’ app, adding a fun element to the users’ experience as the app allows to change voices into funny ones during a real phone call.

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