Planning to buy a smartphone or a laptop, then here is good news for you. Several affordable smartphones and a high end laptop got launched in India. Lenovo also launched an affordable laptop. Here we have compiled all the devices which were formally announced for the Indian market.
This is arguably the most talked about smartphone to be launched this week. Infact, it was perhaps the first LG handset in a long time to have grabbed so much eyeballs.
This is because; the phone is quite attractively priced at Rs 12,990. But most importantly, it has one unique feature â€“ dual screen. The secondary ‘always on’ screen shows notifications such as incoming calls and messages. You can also customize it to display your name, motto and any personal message that will appear all the time. It also comes with SOS feature – on pressing the power button for five times continuously, an SOS message will be sent to designated numbers.
The LG X Screen has a 4.93-inch primary screen that comes with 1280Ã—720 pixels (HD) resolution while its secondary 1.76-inch display has 520 x 80 pixels resolution. This phone has a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 2 TB expandable memory, Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, 13-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera and a 2300 mAh battery. The phone measures 142.6 x 71.8 x 7.1mm and weighs 120 grams.
It has two SIM slots and offers 4G connectivity as well. Besides, the LG X Screen has WiFi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, micro USB 2.0 port, and WiFi Hotspot. It has a 3.5 mm jack and FM radio as well. For navigation, the phone offers GPS with AGPG and GLONASS. Its 2300 mAh battery claims to offer up to 780 minutes of 3G talktime.
It was launched earlier this week at Rs 11,999 and its USP is its 13 megapixel front camera. Available in white and gold colours, the M535+ comes with a metal body and a 5.5-inch full HD (1280 Ã— 1080 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor which is coupled with 3GB RAM. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box and has a customised interface called Inlife UI 2.0.
Infocus M535+ comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera as well that has F/2.2 aperture, autofocus, HDR and LED flash. The M535+ comes with an 16 GB in-built storage which can be expanded to upto 64GB through a micro SD card. It has a 2,600 mAh battery which claims to offer 480 hours of standby time and 12 hours of talk time.
For connectivity it has 4G with VoLTE, WiFi, GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth 4.1, FM Radio and micro-USB port along with dual SIM. It has Accelerometer, Gyro-sensor, E-Compass and proximity sensors. The phone measures 156 x 76.8 x 7.25 mm and weighs 158 grams.
The Zopo Speed 8 was formally announced for India this week at Rs 29,999. The Zopo Speed 8 features a 5.5-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display. It is powered with latest MediaTek’s Helio X20 deca-core processor, which is clubbed with impressive 4GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, and Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. The smartphone runs on latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and is backed up by a 3600 mAh battery with fast charging support.
The Speed 8 flaunts a 21-megapixel shooter on its back panel with dual LED Flash light, PDAF, and Sony IMX230 sensor. It has an 8-megapixel front camera. The front shooter also comes with an LED flash. Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C and notably a fingerprint scanner on the back panel. The handset measures 152.5 x 76.35 x 9.8mm and weighs 136 grams.
The Lava A68 features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (800×480 pixel) display thus offering pixel density of 207 ppi. It is armed with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a 32GB micro SD card slot. The Lava A68 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The phone has a 1750 mAh battery.
The Lava A68 has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera. Both the cameras come with LED flash light support. The rear camera has features like HDR, Photo Timer and Grid. Further, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 2G/3G, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, a micro USB port and Accelerometer as well. The phone has additional features like Flash on call, Smart screenshot, Video PIP, Smart Music, Smart Gestures. The handset measures 134*66*9.6mm.
It has a price tag of Rs 4,599.
The Lava A32 has a 4-inch WVGA display that comes with 480 x 800 pixels resolution and thus offers pixel density of 233ppi. It has a 1 GHz single-core which is coupled with 256MB RAM, and 512MB internal storage. You can add up to 32GB to its memory via a micro SD card. Based on an older Android 4.4.2 kitkat operating system, the Lava A32 draws its power from a 1500 mAh battery. It offers 10 hours of talktime on 2G and 9 hours of talktime on 3G.
The Lava A32 offers a 2-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, and a VGA-megapixel front camera. Besides, the smartphone has two SIM card slots, 2G/3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, micro USB 2.0 port, Accelerometer sensor as well. The handset measures 124.4*64.6*10.8mm and weighs 263 grams.
Intex Aqua Fish smartphone, which was showcased earlier this year during the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain, is now available in India on eBay for Rs 5,499.
The Intex Aqua Fish features 5-inch HD display and this 4G smartphone is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8909 processor, which is paired with 2 GB DDR3 RAM. The smartphone comes with 16 GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable up-to 32GB via micro SD card. Notably the smartphone runs on Sailfish operating system.
The Aqua Fish has an 8-megapixel rear camera that comes along with an LED flash light while a 2 megapixel front-facing camera is in the phone for selfies and video calling. The smartphone comes equipped with a 2500 mAh battery. Besides, the Intex Aqua Fish offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/AGPS/Glonass, a micro USB port, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, and Proximity sensor. The handset measures 142.4 x 72 x 9.6 mm and weighs around 150 grams. The smartphone comes in black and orange color options.
Karbonn announced the Quattro L55 HD smartphone at Rs 9,990. The Karbonn Quattro L55 HD has a 5.5-inch display with resolution of 720×1280 pixels and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. There is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage in the phone. You can expand its memory by another 32GB using a microSD card in its expandable storage slot. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system on top of which lies a customise interface – Kandy UI v1.0.
The Quattro L55 HD comes with a 13-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash on the back and a 5-megapixel fixed-focus selfie camera on the front. It is is backed up by a 2700 mAh Li-Po battery, which claims to offer up-to 9 hours of talk time, and 130 hours of standby time. Further, the smartphone offer Dual SIM, 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, GPS, a Micro-USB port, G-Sensor, Proximity & Light Sensor. Further, The smartphone comes with virtual reality headset. The handset measures 152 x 77.2 x 8.9mm.
This smartphone is priced at Rs 4,999 and is available for purchase exclusively through Amazon. The smartphone comes in black color option only. The Intex Aqua Ring features a 5 inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display with Asahi Dragontrail Glass protection and pixel density of 294ppi. It is armed with 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580A quad-core processor, which is paired with Mali-400MP2 GPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage which can be further expanded upto 32GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
The Aqua Ring get its strength from an 2450 mAh removable battery. The smartphone has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfie and video calling.
Besides, the Aqua Ring offers Dual SIM, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, a MicroUSB port, G-Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor. The handset measures 143.5x72x9.2 mm and weighs around 159 grams.
Priced at Rs 4,699, the Andi 5L Rider has a 5-inch FWVGA (854x480p) display and a 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor. Besides, it has Mali 400 MP GPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a 32GB micro SD card slot. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and comes fitted with a 2300 mAh Li-ion battery.
For photography, the iBall Andi 5L Rider offers a 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED Flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for selfie and video calling. Moreover, the smartphone offers Dual SIM (Dual Standby), 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct, GPS & A-GPS, a micro USB port, USB OTG feature, G-Sensor, Proximity Sensor, FM Radio with FM Recording, HD Video Recording with Video Playback, 9 Indian regional system languages support, and 21 Indian regional languages for read/write support. The company is offering a protective cover with the smartphone for free.
Intex Aqua Q7N
The Intex Aqua Q7 N and Aqua Pride smartphones are priced at Rs 4,190 and 4,999 respectively. As of now there is no information about their availability. Both the smartphones come in three different colours – Grey, White, and Champagne.
The Intex Aqua Q7 N features a 4.5-inch (854 x 480p) display. It is armed with a 1.3 GHz quad-core Spreadtrum (SC7731C Chipset) processor, 512MB DDR3 RAM, and 8GB of internal storage that is expandable by up-to 32GB via a micro SD card. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and is backed by a 2000 mAh Li-ion battery, which claims to deliver talktime of 6 hours and standby time of up-to 200 hours.
The Aqua Q7 N has a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash on the back and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA resolution) camera on its front panel. Further, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS/AGPS, WiFi (802.11b/g/n), FM Radio, USB 2.0, FM radio and Accelerometer.
The smartphone also comes with various pre-loaded apps such as Online Software Update, Matrabhasha, Clean Master, Opera Mini etc. The handset measures 135 x 66 x 9.5 mm.
Intex Aqua Pride
The Intex Aqua Pride comes with a 5-inch IPS FWVGA(480 x 854 pixels) display with 196 ppi pixel density. It has 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor, Mali 400 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage that can further be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot. The Aqua Pride runs on Android 6.0 Marshamllow operating system.
The Aqua Pride gets its power from a 2800 mAh Lithium-ion polymer battery, which claims to deliver up-to 18 hours of talktime and up-to 560 hours of standby time on 3G network. The smartphone offers a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel selfie camera on the front panel.
Further, the Aqua Pride offers Dual SIM, 3G, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, a Micro USB Port 2.0, G Sensor and FM Radio. The handset measures 141.5 x 72.8 x 9.6mm and weighs around 150 grams. It comes with various pre-loaded apps such as Online Software Update, Matrabhasha, Clean Master, Freecharge, Mobikwik, Saavn, Opera Mini, Follo, Gujarat Lions.
Gida Yoky Tag
The device is priced at Rs 999 and and is currently available on www.yoky.io. The Yoky Tag is completely designed and manufactured in-house in India.
The Yoky Tag can be attached to any valuables like keys, wallet or anything important and you can track these with your smartphones. You can even find your phone by shaking the tag thrice. Moreover, the Yoky Tag will beep loudly if you are about to leave behind your phone or any other important thing tagged withYoky.
Gida Yoky Tag can be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth. When connection is active, you can find the phone or tag and when the link breaks, the phone and the tag raise an alert. The Yoky Tag claims to uses only 1 per cent battery in over 24 hours.
Gida Yoky Tag can also be used as a fitness tracker, which let to measures your steps and estimated distance and calories. It comes with advanced algorithms that does not mistake car rides, bike rides or flights for steps. Users can customise Yoky Tag with their photos or designs.
As far as specifications are concerned, the Yoky Tag has the has a maximum range of 150 feet. It is compatible with smartphones having Bluetooth 4.0 and above and iOS 8.0 and above or Android 4.3 and above. It is armed with built-in 32-bit ARM cortex SoC and has 3-axis high precision accelerometer. The device gets its power from a 500mAh replaceable battery that claims to lasts for at least 12 months. Further, the Yoky Tag app is available for free, and can connect up to 8 tags at any time.
Xiaomi Power Bank, earphones
Xiaomi launched a 10000 mAh power bank and two earphones in the Indian market this week. The power bank is available from Mi website for Rs 1,299. While the Mi Capsule earphone (originally called as Mi Piston Air headphone) is available at Rs 999, the Mi in-ear headphone Pro Gold is priced at Rs 1,799.
The power bank has 10000 mAh Panasonic/LG battery cells and as per the company can charge the Mi Note’s 3000 mAh battery 2.1 times. Wrapped in a sleek aluminium case, comes with a power check button, four indicator lights, one micro USB input port, and a USB output port.
The Rs 999, Mi Capsule earphone is available in black and white colours. It has Hypoallergenic silicone earbuds which are curved by 45 degrees thus promising comfort. It comes with 7 mm dynamic drivers and “spiral damping system” that claims to offer strong and distinct sound. It has volume control buttons as well as call connect/disconnect key. It is made with Kevlar fibres which are known to reduce tangles, resist breaks and enhance durability.
The Rs 1,799 earphone also comes with Kevlar fibres and three buttons (volume up/down and a call answering button). As per Xiaomi, it has high quality silicon to prevent skin irritation.
It is world’s first liquid cooled laptop. The Asus GX700 is priced at Rs 4,12,990 and will be available for purchase through request only a thttp://asus.in/GX700/ (Limited stock). The Asus ROG GX700 comes in grey silver meta colour. This Windows 10 (64 bit) based ultrabook comes with a detachable ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System cooling module and is powered by the 6th-generation Intel Mobile K-SKU (‘Skylake’) processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics card. As per Asus, GX700 is also the world’s first 17-inch real 4K UHD gaming laptop to feature NVIDIA G-SYNC for smooth, stunning visuals.
The laptop has Hydro Overclocking System that promises unmatched cooling capabilities and superior overclocking. The CPU can be overclocked up to 48% and the 64GB DDR4 memory can be overclocked by up to 43%.
The ROG GX700 has a 4K Ultra-HD display with G-SYNC for detailed and smooth visuals. The GX700 features a liquid-cooling dock based on a custom self-sealing valve design, a quiet and highly reliable pump, and dual 92mm radiators capable of dissipating over 500W of heat. The GX700 also packs traditional cooling and can be run without the liquid-cooling dock.
Besides, the GX700 has HD web camera, WiFi (ac), Bluetooth 4.0 dual band, HDMI port, three USB 3.0 port, one microphone jack, a LAN port, and a 93 WHr battery.
Lenovo Ideapad 110
This affordable laptop was launched this week in a price range of Rs 20,490 to Rs 24,990. The notebook has been launched only in Ebony Black color.
The Lenovo Ideapad 110 laptop comes with a 15.6 HD (1366 x 768 pixels) IPS display, Intel Pentium Quad Core Processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM (expandable up to 8 GB) and 1TB SSD. The laptop runs on Windows 10 operating system. Besides, the Ideapad 110 offers webcam with microphone, Bluetooth 4.1, a DVD/CD-RW drive,WiFi 802.11 ac, USB 3.0 and HDMI. The laptop measures 37 x 265 x 22.9mm and weighs around 2.2 kg with battery.