It was a superb week for the smartphone lovers in India. The week got to a superb start with Lenovo launching its much anticipated Vibe K5 Note. Later in the week, we saw some most anticipated devices including Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Oppo F1s. LYF, Lava and other companies too announced their new smartphones. Check out names of all devices that were launched in India this week and their specs.
The K5 Note will be exclusively available from Flipkart from August 3 through open sale.
In India, the Lenovo K5 Note has been launched in 3 GB and 4 GB RAM models; both the versions come with 64 bit octa core Mediatek 6755 processor. In China, the K5 Note was launched in 2 GB and 3 GB RAM models with Mediatek Helio P10 processor. The 3 GB model is priced at Rs 11,999 while the 4 GB version will cost Rs 13,499.
With the device, Lenovo is offering an AntVR headset worth Rs 1,299, TheaterMax controller worth Rs 999, Skullcandy headphone worth Rs 1,299 and Amkette gamepad Pro 2 controller worth Rs 2,000. However, these accessories will be offered only for two days – August 3 and August 4 – as part of launch offer. You can also avail Flipkart’s exchange offer while buying Lenovo K5 Note.
The Lenovo K5 Note has a metal body and it comes with a fingerprint sensor. The phone has a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) IPS display. The K5 Note offers 32 GB of internal memory and has a 128 GB micro SD card slot and has USB OTG functionality as well. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system based K5 Note has Vibe user interface and a 3,500 mAh non-removable battery with fast charging support.
The Lenovo K5 Note has 4G connectivity, Bluetooth 4.1 and dual band WiFi. The smartphone flaunts a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel shooter at the back. Besides, it has dual SIM.
The smartphone is priced at Rs 17,990 and will be available exclusively via Amazon India. The F1s will be available for pre-order in India between August 4 to August 10. The smartphone comes in Gold and Grey color options.
The USP of this smartphone is its 16-megapixel selfie camera which comes with 5P lens, and f/2.0 aperture, On the back it flaunts 13-megapixel shooter with LED Flash, PDAF, and f/2.2 aperture.
The Oppo F1s features a 5.5-inch HD (720p) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is fueled by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek (MT6750) processor, along with with Mali T860 GPU. It comes with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and 128GB expandable storage slot. The smartphone get is strength from a 3075 mAh battery.
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 microUSB port. The handset measures 154.5 x 76 x 7.38 mm and weighs 160 grams.
Redmi 3S is priced at Rs 6,999, while Redmi 3S Prime will retail at Rs 8,999. Both models will be initially available exclusively on Mi.com and Flipkart, starting with Redmi 3S Prime on 9th August.
Crafted with a premium metal body, Redmi 3S has a 5-inch HD display. Though it weighs just 144 grams, Redmi 3S comes with a huge 4100 mAh battery which claims to offer two days of battery back up with moderate usage. Redmi 3S is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2 GB RAM and Adreno 505 GPU.
Redmi 3S has a 13MP rear camera with PDAF (phase detection autofocus) for faster focusing, and supports 1080P video recording. It also features HDR and HHT (handheld twilight) modes for various shooting conditions. Redmi 3S supports expandable memory up to 128GB micro SD cards. It supports 4G LTE and VoLTE out of the box, covering all India LTE bands – Bands 3, 5 and 40. The Redmi 3S has 16 GB of internal memory and an IR blaster.
In addition to all the features of Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime comes with a fingerprint sensor with ultra-fast phone unlocking and enhanced security and privacy, as well as 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.
The Intex Aqua Strong 5.1 has been listed on company’s official website for Rs 5,599. Available in Blue, White and Champagne colours, the Intex Aqua Strong 5.1 comes with a 5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. A 1.0 GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6735) processor, ARM Mali-T720 MP1 GPU and 1GB RAM runs this Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system based phone.
For storage, it has 8GB of internal storage and if you need more memory, you can use its expandable storage slot that can hold up-to a 32GB micro SD card. The Aqua Strong 5.1 has a 2800 mAh Li-Ion battery, which claims to offer up-to 16 hours of talk-time and 466 hours of standby time on 4G network.
The smartphone has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling. The rear camera comes with dual LED flash, while the front camera comes with single LED flash light. The camera features include Smile detection, face beauty, panorama mode, and voice capture.
Further, the Aqua Strong 5.1 offers Dual SIM, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USB port, GPS/AGPS, Emergency rescue, turbo download, and Accelerometer. The smartphone also comes with various pre-loaded apps such as Matrabhasha, Online Software Update, Clean Master, Opera Mini, Opera Max, and Saavn. The handset measures 141.2 x 72.3 x 9.47 mm and weighs around 150 grams.
The smartphone is priced at Rs 12,290 and available in Gold and Rose Gold color options. The smartphone comes with a protective screen guard.
The Panasonic Eluga Arc 2 has a metal unibody design and features a 5-inch HD (720p) dual 2.5D curved display with Asahi DragonTrail glass protection and On-Cell Touch technology. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, which is paired with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage, with option to expand up-to 128GB via micro SD card.
On the camera front, Eluga Arc 2 has an 8-megapixel shooter with an LED flash on the back, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies.
Besides, the smartphone offers Hybrid dual-SIM, 4G with VoLTE, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi direct, a MicroUSB port, USB OTG, an IR blaster, Bluetooth, GPS/AGPS, Turbo Download, Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, and Accelerometer. Notably the smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and is backed up by a 2450 mAh battery. The handset comes with 7.6mm thin metal molded body made with aircraft grade aluminum alloy using CNC technology and weighs around 147 grams.
Asus Zenfone Selfie ZD551KL
The new Zenfone Selfie also comes with a diamond cut back and has a price tag of INR Rs 12,999. The smartphone is available on Amazon now, and will be in retail outlets from September onwards.
The Asus Zenfone Selfie ZD551KL comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa core processor combined with a 3GB RAM and 16GB memory that is expandable up to 128GB.
Zenfone Selfie offers a 13MP front camera with an f/2.2-aperture, wide-angle (88-degree) lens, dual color real tone flash and selfie panorama. It also supports macro photography that allows the users to capture objects over 6 cm, claimed Asus. The phone also sports a 13MP rear camera with an f/2.0-aperture, auto- laser focus lens and a dual-color real tone flash.
The phone has micro SD card support and has a 3000 mAh battery. Besides, it has a 5.5 inch full HD IPS display. This Android Lollipop based smartphone offers 4G connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (ac), WiFi Direct, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, and FM radio.
Priced at Rs 7,999, the Canvas Unite 4 Plus has fingerprint sensor, all metal body, 5 inch HD IPS display and 4G connectivity. The phone also offers an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. There is a 2500 mAh battery inside this phone.
The Unite 4 Plus smartphone also comes with 2GB DDR3 RAM and 16GB internal memory. The device is powered by a 1.1 GHz quad core processor. Micromax Unite 4 Plus comes with the Indus OS 2.0 that supports 12 regional languages.
Reach Allure Speed
The smartphone is priced at Rs 4,299 and is available for purchase exclusively on Shopclues.
The Reach Allure Speed features a 5-inch FWVGA display with resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It is armed with 1GHz quad-core processor, which is clubbed with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable via a micro SD card. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
The Allure Speed smartphone gets its strength from 2500 mAh Li-on battery, which claims to offer up-to 7-hours of talk-time and up-to 200 hours of standby time. On the camera front, it has an 8-megapixel shooter with LED flash on the back, and a 3.2-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. Besides, the smartphone offers Dual Sim, 4G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5 mm Audio jack and a micro USB port. The handset measures 143.3 x 71.5 x 7.9mm and weighs 161.8 grams.
It was officially launched this week at Rs 7,399. The smartphone comes in Blue and Grey colors. The Lava X38 has a 5 inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with 293ppi pixel density. This dual SIM phone has the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The OS runs on the 1 GHz Quad core processor. It has 1 GB RAM, 8 GB of internal memory and a 32 GB micro SD card slot.
There is an 8 megapixel rear camera in the X38 that comes with LED flash light. The secondary 2 megapixel camera also comes along with an LED flash light. The Lava X38 has a huge 4000 mAh battery with Super Power Saver Mode. The battery claims to offer 351 hours 27 minutes standby time. It also offers talk time of 25 hours 21 minutes on 2G and 21 hours 52 minutes on 3G.
The Lava X38 has 4G connectivity with VoLTE, WiFi, micro USB port, GPS with AGPS, 3.5 mm audio jack, and OTG support. It has FM radio as well.
The LYF Wind 2 has a large 6-inch HD IPS display that offers high definition (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. Further, the phone comes with 1 GHz MediaTek (MT6735M) processor, which is clubbed with Mali T720 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory and a 32 GB micro SD card slot.
The Android 5.1 Lollipop based LYF Wind 2 offers 4G LTE connectivity and comes along with VoLTE support. It comes equipped with an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.
A 2,850 mAh Lithium Ion battery is in the Wind 2 promising more than a day of usage. Besides, the smartphone offers Hybrid Dual SIM, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, OTG, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. The handset measures 157.5 x 81 x 8.5 mm and weighs 223 grams. The Wind 2 smartphone also houses dual stereo speaker at its bottom.
Priced at Rs 8.299, the Wind 2 smartphone comes in Gold color.
It has been launched formally at Rs 4,599.
The 3G smartphone comes with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and has a 4.5 inch full wide video graphics array (480×800 pixels resolution) display. The handset is powered by 1.2 GHz quad core processor with 1GB RAM. It is also coupled with 8 GB ROM (expandable up to 32GB).
Additionally, Lava A68 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera, both with LED flash light. The smartphone packs a 1750 mAh Li-ion battery. On the connectivity front, the dual SIM handset offers 3G, WiFi, USB, Bluetooth and GPS options.
Lava A68 has Smart Screen Gestures and has Video PIP feature that allows users to open any video and then play it in the background while doing other tasks like messaging and browsing internet. Other smart features include LED flash when receiving a call (allowing users to not miss a call even on silent mode). Smart Music helps in listening to music, without unlocking the phone, just through a finger swipe. Lava A68 will be available in gold, silver and Black colors across national retail stores and multi-brand outlets with a 1 year manufacturer warranty.