This is the most noted phone to be launched this week and is also the costliest device of Yu, the Micromax’s subsidiary, till date. The phone has a full metal unibody and a 5.2 inch Sharp IPS display which has WQHD or 2560×1440 pixels resolution – the best that is available in a smartphone at present. It also has the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset that offers a 64 bit octa core processor. The Yu Yutopia has 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, thus promising ultra-fast performance.
The Yutopia also comes with a fingerprint sensor. As of now the sensor only allows to lock/unlock the device but going forward, as per the company, it can be used to facilitate payment as well. The Yutopia also offers a 21 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera. There is a 3000 mAh high density battery inside its metal body and with Quick Charge 2.0 feature, it promises fast charging.
Like other Yu smartphones, the Yu Yutopia also runs on Cyanogen OS 12.1 which is based on Android 5.1. Other than that the phone has 32 GB of inbuilt storage, WiFi (b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, micro USB port with OTG support, 4G connectivity and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support.
It is the costliest device to be launched this week, with a starting price of Rs 67,900. Its 32GB iPad Pro WiFi is priced at Rs 67,900, 128GB iPad Pro WiFi at Rs 79,900 and 128GB iPad Pro (WiFi+Cellular) at Rs 91,900 for the Indian market.
It comes with a 12.9 inch Retina display and has 2732×2048 pixels resolution, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating and anti-reflective coating. It comes in silver, gold and grey colours. The iPad Pro has the 64 bit A9X chip and M9 motion coprocessor.
The Apple iPad Pro is armed with an 8 megapixel iSight auto focus camera that has f2.4 aperture, five element lens and Hybrid IR filter. This camera has panaroma mode (that can capture images in 43 MP), burst mode, photo geotagging and timer mode. It can record slow motion videos at 120 fps, full HD videos in 30 fps, 3x video zoom and video image stabilisation features.
For selfies and video calls, the Apple iPad Pro offers a 1.2 megapixel front camera with f2.2 aperture. This camera can record high definition videos and it also offers Auto HDR, Burst mode, timer mode and face detection features.
The iPad Pro has a 38.5 watt-hour Li-Po battery that claims to offer up to 10 hours of surfing via WiFi, video playback or music playback while the WiFi+cellular model claims to offer 9 hours of back up for the same tasks. It has the iOS 9 operating system and has Siri voice assistant.
Xiaomi added the Redmi Note Prime to its Indian product folio earlier this week. Priced at Rs 8,499, the Redmi Note Prime is an enhanced version of Redmi Note 4G with dual SIM slots, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory (expandable to 32GB) and a Snapdragon 410 64-bit processor. Redmi Note Prime offers a 5.5 inch HD IPS display, 3100mAh Lithium-ion Polymer battery, 13 megapixel f/2.4 rear camera and a 5 megapixel f/2.2 front-facing camera.
Other than that, the Redmi Note Prime offers Bluetooth 4.0 LE, dual band WiFi, MIUI 7, WiFi Direct, USB on the go feature, and dual microphone for noise cancellation.
The Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G is available through open sale model on Flipkart for Rs 9,999. With this, Micromax has now 14 4G smartphones in its arsenal.
The Canvas Pulse 4G has a 1.3GHz octa core processor (Mediatek MT6753), 3 GB DDR3 RAM and a 5 inch HD IPS display. It offers a 13 megapixel auto focus rear camera and a 5 megapixel fixed focus front camera. The Pulse 4G comes armed with a 2100 mAh battery that claims to offer up to 8 hours of talk time and 300 hours of stand-by time.
Besides, the Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G offers dual SIM, 16 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable storage slot, Android Lollipop operating system, WiFi and Bluetooth. The handset has a dimension of 70.4×140.8×8.8 mm.
Kult, a new smartphone brand, announced its entry into the Indian smartphone market earlier this week. The company today launched its first product, Kult 10, in the Indian market via Snapdeal at Rs 7,999.
The Kult 10 has a 5 inch display that has high definition (1280×720 pixels) resolution and ASAHI Dragontrail Glass. It has a 1.3 GHz quad core processor and 3 GB RAM with which it should offer a decent performance. The stylish Kult K10 measures 143 x 70.3 x 7.6 mm and weighs 128 grams with a 2350 mAh Li-Ion battery.
The Kult 10 has 16 GB of inbuilt memory and a micro SD card slot of 128 GB capacity. The phone offers a 13 megapixel rear camera with auto focus, F2.2 aperture, phase detection auto focus, 4x digital zoom, HDR, panorama, anti shake, burst mode, manual focus and exposure controls and a LED flash light. There is a 5 megapixel camera in its front.
The Kult 10 has two SIM card slot – one for a micro SIM and the other for a nano SIM card. This phone ships with the Android Lollipop operating system but the company has promised Android Marshmallow update for it though it did not reveal any specific date to roll out the same. It has 4G connectivity and WiFi too.
Kult 10 is not the only phone to offer such features. Under Rs 10,000 there are several such phones such as Coolpad Note 3, Micromax Canvas Mega 4G, Intex Cloud Swift, Intex Aqua Super, Xolo Black 1X and the newly launched Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G – all of which offer 3GB RAM.
InFocus M680 was launched earlier this week at Rs 10,999. The phone is available exclusively on Snapdeal and its sale will begin from December 21.
The InFocus M680 comes with full metal body and has a 5.5-inch Full HD display. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and 2GB RAM. It has 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to a maximum of 64GB via a micro SD card.
On the camera front, the M680 has a 13 megapixel front and rear camera. The camera comes with Samsung 3M2 sensor, F2.2 aperture, auto focus, HDR and full HD video recording ability. It runs on runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and supports 4G connectivity apart from the regular connectivity options. InFocus M680 has a 2,600mAh battery unit and supports dual SIM, though one SIM slot is a hybrid one.
We have already reviewed this smartphone, which you can check here (https://www.themobileindian.com/reviews/1367_InFocus-M680-Review-It-is-worth-putting-in-wishlist).
Priced at Rs 13,299, the smartphone comes in Silver and Champagne colours. The Android 5.1 Lollipop based Gen X has a 5.5 inch display with full high definition or 1920×1080 pixels resolution and Dragon Trail glass. It has a 1.3 GHz octa core processor (Mediatek MT6753) and 2 GB of DDR3 RAM as well as 16 GB of internal storage. The phone comes with a hybrid SIM slot, thus offering two SIM card slots or you can use one SIM card and a micro SD card of up to 128 GB capacity.
The Intex Aqua Gen X is 4G compatible and has a 2850 mAh Li-Po battery. This handset measures 152.6*76.4*8.4 mm and weighs 175 grams. The Aqua Gen X of Intex offers a 13 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera. The phone offers many useful camera features like slow motion video recording, PIP Mode, Live photo mode, Motion Tracker mode, Panorama, Multi-angle view, capture image during recording, face beauty, Voice capture, Gesture shot (Victory symbol), and Anti-Shake feature. The Intex Aqua Gen X has Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot as other connectivity features.
Priced at Rs 6,777, the Onida i4G1 is available in Black and White colours and comes with a protective case.
The i4G1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2 GHz quad core, 64 bit processor. It has a 5-inch True HD IPS
display that is protected by Dragon tail Glass and, as its name suggests, it is compatible with 4G-LTE networks. It has a 5 megapixel selfie camera and an 8 MP autofocus rear camera. The 8.4mm thin Onida i4G1 weighs just 125 grams.
The phones comes pre-installed with Android Lollipop 5.0 and is said to be upgradeable to 5.1 later. This dual SIM smartphone has 1GB RAM and internal memory of 8 GB. Besides, it offers 32 GB expandable storage slot and a micro USB 2.0 port with USB OTG functionality. Besides, the Onida i4G1 has Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS with GLONASS, a 2300 mAh Light Lithium Polymer battery and Indian language support.
Microsoft Lumia 550 was the lone Windows device to be launched this week. It is priced at Rs 9,399 and will be available for purchase from next week.
The Microsoft Lumia 550 has a 4.7 inch HD display and is armed with the 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 quad core processor. It has 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of inbuilt memory and an expandable storage slot that could hold a micro SD card of 200 GB capacity.
The Microsoft Lumia 550, which measures 136.1 x 67.8 x 9.9 mm, weighs 141.9 grams with its 2100 mAh removable battery. The Lumia 550 offers a 5 megapixel auto focus rear camera with f/2.4 aperture and single LED flash light and a 2 megapixel front camera.
Being a Windows 10 device, the Lumia 550 offers Microsoft apps such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Cortana, OneDrive, Outlook Mail, Outlook Calender and Skype. The Lumia 550 has a single SIM slot offering 4G networks and it offers WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth too.
At Rs 7,999, the Z55 Krypton offers a 5 inch HD display with Dragon trail X glass. It measures 144.6 x 71.8 x 8.6 mm and is based on Android Lollipop operating system that runs on the 1.3 Ghz mediatek MT6753 quad core processor with the help of 1 GB RAM. It offers 8 GB of internal memory and a 32 GB micro SD card slot.
The Videocon Z55 Krypton is armed with a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel auto focus front camera. Besides, the phone has FM radio, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with AGPS, micro USB 2.0 port, 3G connectivity and dual SIM.
The under Rs 10,000 handset market is now flooded with many smartphones, some of which even offer octa core processor, 2 GB RAM and 4G connectivity.
Suich Power Banks
Indian based mobile equipment maker,Suich Industries launched three power banks of 5000mAh, 7500mAh and 10,000mAh capacities for Rs 1,499, Rs 1,999 and Rs 2,499 respectively. Initially the company will made them available through flash sale via Paytm for just Rs 1. After the Rs 1 flash sale the products will be available at a launch price of Rs 649 (5,000 mAh), Rs 799 (7500mAh) and Rs 999 (10,000mAh) simultaneously. These power banks would be available in red, yellow, blue, black, white colors.
The 5000 mAh Suich power bank features two USB 2.0 port and one Micro-USB port. Measuring 119x65x9mm, the power bank weighs 106 grams and offers 5V-1A/5V-2A output and can charge the smartphone, Ipad, Ipod, PSP, Digital camera etc.
Suich’s 7500 mAh power bank features single USB 2.0 port and one Micro-USB port. Measuring 94×64.5x12mm, the power bank weighs 166 grams and offers 5V-1A/5V-2A output and can charge smartphones, Ipad, Ipod, PSP, Digital cameras etc.
Suich’s 10,000mAh power bank features single USB 2.0 port and one Micro-USB port. Measuring 135.5×68.5×12 mm, the power bank weighs 166 grams and offers 5V-1A/5V-2A output.
DataWind Tablet PC7SC
The highlight of this tablet is that users free internet browsing for one year through RCom and Telenor network’s prepaid GSM SIM card. Priced at Rs 2,999, the DataWind Tablet PC7SC offers a 7 inch screen with 800×480 screen resolution and capacity touch.
The tablet is powered by a single core processor and 512 MB RAM. It comes with 4GB internal memory. Other specifications include Android 4.4.2 and supports Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB connectivity options.
Ambrane India launch the ‘A3-770 Duo’ tablet earlier this week at Rs 3,999. The tablet comes with a capacitive 7 inch multi-touch display featuring 1024×600 pixels resolutions. It runs on the Android 4.4.2 Kitkat operating system and has dual SIM slot, offering 3G and 2G connectivity. It has GPS for navigation as well.
The tablet is armed with a Dual Core Cortex-A7 processor, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB in-built memory, which is expandable upto 32GB. It is backed by a 2650 mAh Li-Po battery. The tablet has a 2 megapixel primary camera that allows video recording as well. Also, the phone comes with an additional 0.3 MP front-facing secondary camera for video calling and selfies. It comes with one year accidental damage warranty with utilitarian accessories like stylus pen.
Ambrane A3-770 also houses Music Player, HD Video playback, FM Radio. The tablet also supports several connectivity options which include 3G, WiFi & internet connectivity via USB line converter.