The upcoming month (August) is going to be a blockbuster one as many anticipated devices including Samsung Note 7 are expected to be launched. But it wasn’t all lull before the storm this week – the last week of July. More than a dozen mobile phones were launched in India this week including the Sony Xperia XA Ultra. Read on to find out all the devices which were launched this week in India.
The smartphone is priced at Rs 29,990 and comes in three different colors – White, Graphite Black and Lime Gold.
This smartphone comes bundled with free content worth over Rs 2,000, which includes Sony LIV and Hungama Play three months subscription worth Rs 299 and Rs 750 respectively, and free e-book worth Rs 1,000
The USP of this smartphone is its camera module – a 16-megapixel front shooter that comes with SonyExmor R sensor, Front flash, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), Low light photography capabilities. On the back, it has a 21.5-megapixel snapper with Exmor RS sensor, LED flash, Quick launch, and Hybrid Auto-Focus to freeze the action in a bright, blur-free shot.
The Sony Xperia XA Ultra features a big 6-inch Full HD (1080p) curved display with pixel density of 367ppi. The display comes with Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 and Super Vivid mode. It is powered by a 64 bit 2.0 Ghz octa-core MediaTek (MT6755) processor, which is paired with 3GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and expandable up-to 200GB via microSD card. The Xperia XA Ultra runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallowoperating system and gets its strength from 2700 mAh battery, which claims of offer up-to 2 days battery life, when fully charged.
Besides, the Xperia XA Ultra offers, Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, DLNA, and GPS/aGPS. The handset measures 164.2 x 79.4 x 8.4mm and weighs around 190 grams.
Powered by a 1 GB RAM and an 8GB ROM, the Aqua Ring comes with a 5 inch Dragontrail HD display. It has a 1.3 GHz quad core processor. For selfie enthusiasts the handset comes with a 5 MP front camera. The Aqua Ring also comes bundled with other camera features like Panorama mode, Gesture capture and smile detection.
Besides, the Intex Aqua Ring has a 2450 mAh battery, 5 megapixel rear camera and a 32 GB micro SD card slot. The Aqua Ring also 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.
This Android Marshmallow based smartphone is exclusively available on Amazon.in at Rs 3,999.
The Galaxy J2 Pro has Turbo Speed Technology (TST) and Smart Glow (next-gen colour LED notification system) for the convenience of the user. TST, as per Samsung, results in superior performance including native apps opening up to 40% faster than devices with double the RAM. Smart Glow consists of a first-ever LED notification ring at the back of the smartphone that assists in orienting the rear camera to take auto-focussed higher resolution selfies. It couples up as a notification system where colors can be customized for contacts and other applications. It has also the S bike mode as well as Ultra Data Saving mode.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro has a 5 inch HD Super AMOLED screen. The 8mm sleek Galaxy J2 Pro will be available in black, silver, and gold colors. It is powered by 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor and 2GB RAM. For storage, there is 128GB expandable memory slot in the phone. The Galaxy J2 Pro has a battery capacity of 2600 mAh battery and has the latest Android Marshmallow operating system.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro sports an 8 megapixel camera in its rear panel. A 5 mega-pixel front camera is there in the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro for video calling and selfies. Both cameras sport an f 2.2 aperture. It offers 4G connectivity, dual SIM, Bluetooth v4.1, USB 2.0, GPS, Glonass, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Wi-Fi Direct.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro is available exclusively on Snapdeal at Rs 9,890.
The highlight of InFocus M535+ is its 13 megapixel auto focus front camera. A 13 megapixel auto focus camera is also in its rear panel along with an LED flash light. Both the front and rear cameras have Samsung 3L2 image sensor. The M535+ also looks superb in other aspects.
Clad in a premium all-metal body, the InFocus M535+ comes with a 5.5 inch Full HD display. It has 3 GB RAM and octa-core processor that runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system. The device is 4G enabled and supports VoLTE feature for HD voice calling experience and high speed connectivity. Besides, it has 2600 mAh battery, 16 GB internal storage and expandable storage slot.
InFocus is also offering a free Selfie Stick worth Rs 1,000. The all metal M535+ is just 7.2 mm thick and is 158 grams light. It has been launched in Gold and Silver color and is priced at Rs 11,999.
Blade V6 and Axon Mini are priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 23,599 respectively. The dual-SIM based ZTE Blade V6 has a 5 inch HD IPS display and an aluminum body of just 6.8 mm thickness. It is powered by MediaTek MT6735 1.3 GHz quad core processor and 2GB of RAM. There is 16 GB of internal memory, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera in the phone. The ZTE Blade V6 is powered by 2200 mAh battery and runs on Android 5.0 operating system. The handset measures 142 X 69.5 X 6.8 mm. For connectivity, it has Dual SIM, 4G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and micro USB 2.0 port.
The ZTE Axon Mini has a bigger 5.2 inches AMOLED curved-edge screen display with full high definition resolution. Wrapped in an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy body, the phone comes armed with a 1.2GHz octa core processor. Axon Mini has three different biometric authentication options – fingerprint, voice control and eye-scan. The handset measures 143.5 X 70 X 7.9 mm and it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. It has 3GB RAM. The ZTE Axon Mini flaunts a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel selfie camera. It get its strength from an 2800 mAh Li-Ion removable battery. For connectivity, it has 4G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and micro USB 2.0 port.
LYF Water 8
Priced at Rs 10,999, LYF Water 8 is available in Black and White color options. The LYF Water 8 has a 5-inch AMOLED display that has resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (high definition). A 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) processor, Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB of RAM powers this phone. However, it runs on the older Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system.
The LYF Water 8 gets its power from a 2600 mAh Lithium-ion Polymer non-removable battery, which claims to deliver up-to 10 hours of talk-time and up-to 320 hours of standby time on 4G network. A 13-megapixel auto focus shooter is in its back while a 5-megapixel fixed focus selfie camera is in its front for selfies and video calls. LED flash lights are present in both its front and rear panels. Camera features include Digital Zoom 6X, ChromaFlashTM, OptiZoomTM, Exmor-R CMOS Image Sensor, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Touch to focus, White Balance, and ISO.
Further, the LYF Water 8 offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE (Video & HD Voice Call), WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), WiFi Calling, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, a Micro USB Port 2.0, Gyroscope, Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, and E-Compass. The handset measures 142mm x 70.5mm x 7.0mm and weighs around 122 grams.
It is available from Indiatimes Shopping for Rs 6,599. Available in Blue colour, the phone comes with 5 inch HD display, 1 GHz quad core processor, Android Marshmallow operating system, 8 megapixel primary camera, 2 megapixel front camera, dual SIM, 4G and a 4000 mAh battery.
The Lava X38 has 1 GB RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and a 32 GB micro SD card slot. Besides, it offers Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, micro USB port, GPS, FM radio and a 3.5 mm jack. It measures 155 x 71.8 x 8.95 mm and weighs 161 grams.
Both these devices are equipped with Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, 1.3 GHz quad core processor, 2000 mAh battery, 5 inch HD display, 32 GB expandable memory, 8 megapixel rear camera with flash and 2 megapixel front camera. The Karbonn Fashion Eye has 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of internal storage while the Fashion Eye 2.0 has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal memory.
The Karbonn Fashion Eye has a price tag of Rs 5,490 while the Fashion Eye 2.0 is priced at Rs 6,490. The phones come with Staqu’s artificial intelligence technology enabled fashion app which allows users to search for an outfit by simply clicking its picture.
This smartphone is priced at Rs 10,999 and will be available exclusively on Amazon from 3rd August. The smartphone comes in Metal Gold and Dark Grey colors. With TCL 562 smartphone, Idea Cellular is offering free 1GB mobile data for 3 months worth Rs 750 and you may sign up to the Kindle app and get bestsellers worth Rs 200 free.
TCL 562 features a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) distortion-free display and is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core Helio P10 (MT6755M) processor, which is clubbed with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, with option to expand up-to 64GB via micro SD card. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallowoperating system.
On the camera front, it has 13-megapixel shooter with Phase detection auto-focus 0.3, Aperture f/2.0, HDR, QR code scanner, dual LED flash on the back. On the front it has a 5-megapixel selfie camera and an LED flash. The TCL 562 smartphone comes fitted with a 2,960 mAh battery, which claims to offer up-to 12 hours of talk-time and 480 hours on standby time on 3G network. It also comes with fingerprint scanner that is embedded into the physical home button. Besides, the smartphone offers 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, a MicroUSB 2.0 port, G-Sensor, Proximity sensor, E-compass, light sensor, hall switch and Hi-Fi Audio.
Intex Aqua Power HD
Priced at Rs 8,363, the Intex Aqua Power HD comes with a patterned back panel, Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, an 8 megapixel camera with two LED flash lights and a 5 megapixel camera is in its front.
The phone, which has a squarish design with flat side panels, has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of inbuilt storage. It comes with a 5 inch touchscreen and this IPS display has high definition resolution. A huge 3900 mAh battery is inside this phone and it claims to offer 390 hours of standby.
The Intex Aqua Power HD 4G has been launched in champagne, grey and blue colours. This phone has a 1.4 GHz quad core processor. This 9.6 mm thin smartphone weighs 155 grams. There are two SIM slots in the phone and an expandable storage slot that can hold a micro SD card of up to 32 GB. Besides, it has WiFi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/AGPS, FM radio, 3.5 mm jack and a micro USB port. It has G-sensor, 3-axis sensor, Proximity and Light Sensor.
Intex Cloud String 2.0
The smartphone comes with an in-built SOS feature and a mirror glass fingerprint sensor to ensure secure, hassle-free usage. It will be exclusively available on Flipkart at a competitive price of Rs 6,499.
The smartphone packs a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core Cortex A7 processor and has a 5′ inch Oncell HD IPS display with 2.5D curved Glass. The phone comes preinstalled with Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system. For photography enthusiasts, the smartphone comes with an 8MP rear camera with Samsung sensor and 5MP front camera for crystal clear photos. The device also enables the user to record videos in slow motion.
This 8.7 mm thin smartphone has 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a 2200 mAh battery. Cloud String V2.0 comes bundled with exciting features like gesture control, panoramic mode in two different colors – Champagne and Silver. The device also comes with an emergency rescue feature that allows the user to send SOS messages to preset recipients in case of an emergency.
The T44 Lite was made available this week at Rs 3,199. Exclusively available on Snapdeal, its sale will start from August 1. T44 Lite is available in three colors – Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, and Electric Blue.
The Panasonic T44 Lite is equipped with Android 6.0 and come along with 3G connectivity. The dual SIM model is packed with a 2400 mAh battery and has in built features such as Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, FM Support.
The smartphone is equipped with 2 MP rear camera with an LED flash and a VGA front camera. The T44 Lite comes along with 512 MB RAM, 8GB internal memory and expandable storage slot for up to a 32 GB micro SD card.
Ziox Z214i, Z314
Ziox Mobiles launched two feature phones, Ziox Z 214i and Ziox Z 314 at Rs 1,343 and Rs 1,443 respectively, this week. The Z 214i is available in Gold-Black, Black-Gold, White-Gold and Black Silver colours, where as the Z 314 is available in Black, Grey and Gold.??
Both the phones come with Dual SIM support, 2.4 inch display, up-to 16 GB expandable storage slot. The Z 214i gets its strength from a 1400 mAh battery, while the Z 314 feature phone comes packed with 1700 mAh battery. The Z 214i also comes with Wireless FM radio.
The major difference being the phone-book capacity, the Z 214i supports 500 contacts and 300 SMS, while the Z 314 has the capacity of 1000 Contacts and 500 SMS.
Besides, both the feature phones offers Auto-Call recording feature, multi-format audio/video support, WAP functionality, GPRS support, USB Transfer, Bluetooth, mobile tracker and built-in LED torch.