This week started with a bang with Sony launching its first X series smartphones. Soon LG announced its latest flagship for the Indian market but the highlight was Yu’s latest Yunicorn. Small handset players also pitched in with few notable handsets. Read on to find out more.
The smartphone is priced at just Rs 6,999 but it stuffed with high end features. The smartphone comes in Ivory White and Midnight Blue color options.
The Swipe Elite Plus has a Polycarbonate body with metal frame and features a 5-inch Sharp made IPS display with huge Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution which means it has huge pixel density of 480 ppi. It is powered by the mid-range 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, which is paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The device also comes with 100GB of cloud storage. The Elite Plus has the Android based Freedom operating system and is backed up by a 3050 mah battery.
The Elite Plus flaunts a 13-megapixel shooter with LED flash on the back and an 8-megapixel selfie snapper on the front. Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The handset has a thickness of 8.4mm and weighs around 131 grams.
It will be available for purchase exclusively through Flipkart from June 6.
It is arguably the most anticipated launch of this week. The Yu Yunicorn was launched at just Rs 12,999 but the price will go up by Rs 1,000 next month. The Yu Yunicorn has the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. It runs on the 1.8 GHz quad core Mediatek Helio P10 processor that runs this phone with 4 GB of RAM. The Yunicorn has 32 GB of internal memory. It has expandable storage slot also that can hold a micro SD card of up to 128 GB.
The Yu Yunicorn has a 5.5 inch display that has full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution. Ofcourse, it has 4G connectivity. There is a fingerprint scanner in the phone as well. Besides, the Yunicorn offers a 5 megapixel front camera with Electronic Image Stabilisation. The 13 megapixel rear camera has phase detection auto focus, panorama, slow motion and HDR features. The phone promises four full days of usage and 500 hours of standby with a 4000 mAh battery.
At Rs 52,990, the LG G5 is the costliest device to be launched this week. It can be purchased from LG stores and from Flipkart. On Flipkart, you will also get free Battery and charging cradle worth Rs 3499 as well as exchange your old smartphone to for discounts up to Rs 15,000. Currently, titan, gold and silver colour variants of LG G5 are available from Flipkart. There is a pink variant of G5 as well but we don’t know if it will be launched in India or not.
LG G5 prebooking for the Indian customers started on May 20 and was available till May 30. And if you have prebooked the smartphone during this period, you will get the LG Cam Plus absolutely free along with the smartphone.
The Cam Plus is an additional accessory that has a built in 1,200 mAh battery. So when combined, the LG G5’s battery power goes to 4000 mAh. When attached to your LG phone it offers additional surface area which you can grip onto when taking a photo, so you can do comfortably one handed. A shutter button and zoom dial are also provided on the CBG-700 Cam Plus.
The South Korean mobile phone maker unveiled the G5 earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress event.
The LG G5 has the latest Android Marshmallow operating system and 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM. It has a 5.3 inch touchscreen that has Quad HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The LG G5, which measures 149.4×73.9×7.7 mm, weighs 159 grams.
Besides, the LG G5 has the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and has a 2800 mAh battery that claims to offer 14 hours of talktime. It has 32 GB of internal memory and it has provision of expandable memory as well (that reportedly has 200 GB capacity). The LG G5 has a 16 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera. The rear camera is armed with laser auto focus, OIS, LED flash, HDR, and it can record videos in 4K resolution at 30 fps. For connectivity, the phone offers WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 A2DP, GPS with AGPS and GLONASS and BDS, NFC, Infrared port, and USB type c port. It has fingerprint sensor and will come in a dual SIM version as well.
The iBall Slide 3G Q27 tablet features a large 10-inch HD (1280*800p) Full Capacitive Multi-Touch display with pixel density of 151. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. The Slide 3G Q27 tablet has Mali 400 MP GPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable up-to 32GB via a micro SD card.
The Slide 3G Q27 has a 5-megapixl auto-focus rear camera and an 2-megapixel front camera. Both the cameras come with LED flash light support. The camera features include Multi-angle, Panorama, Face Beauty, Motion Track mode, Live Photo, GPS Location, Date & time Stamp, Zero Shutter Delay, Voice Capture, Face Detection, Smile Shot, Auto scene detection, Continuous Shot, V-Gesture, and HDR.
This 3G voice calling tablet gets its strength from 5500mAh Li-Polymer non-removable battery. Futher, the tablet offers Dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi 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 iBall Bio-Mate tablet comes with fingerprint sensor that lets you to safeguard your privacy. It has a 8-inch HD (1280x800p) IPS Full Capacitive Multi-Touch display with pixel density of 188.68 and is armed with quad-core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex A7 processor, along with 1GB of RAM and Mali 400 MP GPU. This 3G Voice Calling tablet runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and is backed up by a 4300mAh Li-Polymer non-removable battery.
The Bio-Mate tab has 8GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable up-to- 32GB via a micro SD card. The tablet sports a 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED Flash (Software Enhanced to 8-megapixel) on the rear and an 2-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The camera offers various features like Multi-angle, Panorama, Face Beauty, Motion Track mode, Live Photo, Date & time Stamp, Zero Shutter Delay, Voice Capture, Face Detection, Smile Shot, Auto scene detection, Continuous Shot, HDR, Self-timer and V-Gesture.
Beside, the iBall Bio-Mate offers Dual SIM (Dual Standby with 3G Support on both SIMs), Fingerprint reader, WiFi 802.11 bg, WiFi hotspot, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, a MicroUSB Port, USB OTG Function, GPS/A-GPS, G-Sensor for auto rotate screen and Magnetic sensor.
Kenxinda R7 is priced at just Rs 4,299. This dual-SIM smartphone features a 5.5 inch HD display, a 5 megapixel primary camera, and a 2 MP secondary camera. It has a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage which is expandable up to 64 GB, and the Android Lollipop (v5.1) OS. Further, the phone comes loaded with a distance sensor, gravity sensor, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM. The smartphone is available in two opulent colour variants of Gold and Silver.
Intex iRist Pro
It was launched this week for Rs 4,999. The iRistPro is made up of aluminum alloy body with a 2.5D curved glass with a trans-reflective display. The trans-reflective screen enables clear view in sunlight and will give time display even if the screen is off. The display has a 240×240 pixels resolution.
The smart watch is fully Bluetooth-enabled but does not have in-built SIM slot. iRistPro once synced with the smart phone, displays all kinds of notifications from smart phone, lists all call logs and enables the user to make/receive calls using smart phone’s SIM via bluetooth. The smart watch also has an in-built pedometer that helps in step monitoring, distance measurement and calorie count.
The wearable comes with interchangeable straps option along with an additional nylon strap free of cost. The device also has a strong 400mAh battery, at a standby time of up to 150 hours and a talk time of up to 3 hours. The Intex iRist Pro comes in Black and Blue plus Mustard colours.
Lava 82 is exclusively available on TataCliq.com and has a price tag of Rs 5,299. Lava A82 has a 5 inch display that has FWVGA resolution. It has a 2000 mAh Li-ion battery, 5 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front camera. An LED flash light is also there in the front. The phone has 1 GB RAM, 8 GB of inbuilt memory and an expandable storage slot that can hold a micro SD card of up to 32 GB capacity.
This Dual SIM smartphone runs on Android 5.1-Lolli pop operating software. The smartphone also sports ‘smart-screen gestures’ feature through which users will be able to use shortcuts to access frequently used apps like browser, camera, emails and many more. Lava A82 has GPS.
Lava A82 comes with 1 year manufacturer warranty for the phone along with 6 months warranty for the in-box accessories which include battery, headset, screen guard, charger and a USB Cable. The smartphone will be available in Blue, White and Gold variants.
This phone has 4G VoLTE network support, 2GB RAM, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and 3000 mAh battery. The Krypton3 V50JG comes with a 13 megapixel snapper featuring dual LED flash, Smart Wide Dynamic Range (SWDR), and Phase Detection Auto-focus (PDAF) feature. Corning Gorilla Lens protects the camera. It has a 5 megapixel front camera with LED flash. The phone has a 5-Inch HD IPS screen with scratch resistant DragontrailX Glass.
The Videocon Krypton3 V50JG offers 16GB of internal memory which is expandable by upto 64GB. The smartphone is packed with an impressive Mediatek 64-Bit 1.3 GHz quad core processor. It has standard connectivity features like Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, Dual SIM, and FM radio.
The smartphone will be available in blue colour at Rs 10,000.
The Sony Xperia X is priced at Rs 48,990. The Sony Xperia X has a 5 inch full HD display and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 64 bit octa core processor and 3 GB RAM. This dual SIM phone has 64 GB of internal storage as well as a micro SD card slot that can hold a card of up to 200 GB capacity. Running on Android Marshmallow, the Xperia X comes with a 2620 mAh battery that claims to offer up to two days of battery life.
The Sony Xperia X, which measures 143 x 69 x 7.7mm, weighs 152 grams. Its 23 megapixel rear camera has 1/2.3â€ Exmor RS sensor, 24 mm wide angle G Lens and F2.0 aperture. This camera offers auto focus, 5x zoom facility and full HD video recording ability. The Xperia X has a 13 megapixel camera in its front for selfies. The front camera has 1/3” Exmor RS for mobile sensor, F2.0 aperture and 22 mm wide angle lens. Like the rear camera, the front camera too has video stabilization feature as well as auto mode and video recording feature.
For connectivity, the Sony Xperia X has LTE, WiFi, Miracast, Bluetooth 4.2, DLNA, NFC and GPS with GLONASS and A-GNSS. It has Digital noise cancelling feature and comes with Clear Audio+, S Force Front sound, and DSEE HX audio technologies.
The Sony Xperia XA launched in India at Rs 20,990. It has 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of inbuilt memory, 200 GB expandable storage slot, Android Marshmallow operating system, Mediatek Helio P10 64 bit octa core processor, a 2300 mAh battery promising up to two days of battery life, and a 5 inch HD display.
The Sony Xperia XA has a 13 megapixel rear camera that is armed with Exmor RS sensor, Hybrid auto focus and 5x zoom feature. It has an 8 megapixel snapper in the front which can capture images in low light and too in wide angle . The Sony Xperia XA has FM radio, 4G connectivity and a host of sound enhancement technologies like Clear Audio+ and X Loud.
The Canvas Tab P701 is available for purchase exclusively through Flipkart for Rs 7,250. The tablet comes in Blue colour.
The Micromax Canvas Tab P701 feature a 7-inch WSVGA (1024×600) display. It is powered by a 1GHz quad-core Mediatek (MT8735V/WM) processor, which is paired with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of Internal storage, and an expandable storage that can hold a micro SD card of up-to 32GB capacity. The tablet runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system and is backed up by a decent 3500 mAh Lithium-Polymer non-removable battery, which claims to deliver talktime of up-to15 hours in handset mode, 4 hours in hand free mode, and up-to 48 hours of standby time.
The Canvas Tab P701 sports a 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera, and a 2-megapixel fixed focus front camera. The tablet has no LED flash light in its rear or front panel. Besides, the tablet offers Dual SIM (Micro), 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, a MicroUSB 2.0 port, OTG support, FM, Gravity sensor, Proximity sensor, and Light sensor.