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Smartphones launched in India this week

From Samsung's new Tizen smartphone to Gionee's selfie smartphone, many smartphones were launched in India this week.

If you are planning to get a brand new phone, then you can check out this list of ours wherein we have listed devices which were launched in India in the week of August 22-28.

Gionee S6s

Gionee launched this selfie smartphone in India on Monday (August 22) at Rs 17,999. It is available exclusively on Amazon India and comes in Latte Gold and Mocha Gold colours.
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Gionee S6s, which has a metal unibody, comes with a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D Curved Edge Glass display. The phone has 1.3 GHz octa-core Mediatek (MT6753) processor, Mali T-720 GPU and 3GB RAM. There is 32GB of internal storage, a 128 GB micro SD card slot and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with Amigo 3.2 UI in the Gionee S6s.

The S6s comes packed with a 3150 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery, which claims to deliver talk-time of 23 hours and standby time of 400 hours and also houses a fingerprint scanner on the back panel. The smartphone has a 13-megapixel shooter with Sony IMX258 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture LED Flash, and PDAF on the back. It has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera that has f/2.2 aperture and 5P lens. An LED flash is also in the front panel. It has various camera features including face beauty modes, HDR, night mode, panorama, professional, time-lapse, slow motion, smart scene, text recongnition, macro, GIF, smart scan and mood photo.

Besides, the device offers Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/AGPS, a micro USP port, G-sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, and eCompass. The handset measures 15.5 x 0.8 x 7.6 cm and weighs 168 grams.

Samsung Z2

The Tizen operating system based Samsung Z2 is priced at Rs 4,590 and it is available via Paytm.com while offline it will be sold through Samsung’s retail stores from August 29 onwards.
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The Samsung Z2 comes in three colours -red, black and gold. Buyers will also get a Reliance Jio SIM with the phone and will be eligible to avail Jio Preview offer that offers unlimited access to data and voice services for 90 days.

The Tizen Z2 has a 5 megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera. There is an LED flash in its rear panel as well. It has 1 GB of RAM, 1.5 Ghz quad core processor, 8GB of inbuilt storage and an expandable storage slot that can hold a micro SD card of up to 128 GB. The phone has OTG support as well. This smartphone has a 4 inch display that has WVGA (800×480 pixels) resolution.

Besides, the Samsung Z2 has a 1500 mAh battery that claims to offer up to 8 hours of 4G browsing. Like other Samsung phones, the Z2 also has Ultra Power Saving mode. It also comes with S Bike mode.

As you know, the phone has Tizen OS which Samsung is developing for quite some time. On the OS, Samsung says, “Its clutter free, intuitive interface makes it easy to understand and use. Customise your phone as per your mood with multiple themes and wallpapers. Customize Alarm and Keyboard and do more easily.”

Earlier, Samsung launched Samsung Z, Samsung Z1 and Samsung Z3 Tizen smartphones.

LYF Water 10

Priced at Rs 8,699, LYF Water 10 comes with a 5-inch AMOLED display that has resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (high definition) with 294ppi as pixel density. A 1.3 GHz octa-core processor with MediaTek MT6753 chipset, Mali T-720 GPU and 3GB of RAM powers this phone. For storage, it has 16GB of internal storage and if you run out of storage, you can add a micro SD card of up-to 64GB capacity in its expandable storage slot. However, it runs on the older Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system.
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The Water 10 gets its power from a 2300 mAh Lithium-ion Polymer battery, which claims to deliver up-to 7 hours of talk-time and up-to 150 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 4X, Face detection, HDR, Panorama, Smile Detection, Burst.

Further, the LYF Water 10 offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE (Video & HD Voice Call), WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, a Micro USB Port 2.0, Gyroscope, Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, and E-Compass. The handset measures 146.5mm x 72mm x 8.5mm and weighs around 142 grams.

iBerry Auxus 4X

The iBerry Auxus 4X is exclusively available on eBay India for Rs 15,990. The iBerry Auxus 4X features a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS display with 400 ppi as pixel density. It is powered by an 2GHz octa-core Helio P10 MT6755 processor, 4GB RAM and Mali-T860 GPU. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallowp operating system. It is backed up by a 3000 mAh non removable battery with Quick Charging support and claims to offer 12hrs of talktime on 4G network. The smartphone also comes with Anti-scratch rugged rubber finish back panel to ensure a firm grip on your hand.
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The iBerry Auxus 4X comes with 32GB internal storage, which can be further expandable by another 128GB via a micro SD card. The smartphone flaunts a 13-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with dual tone LED flash and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. For connectivity, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type C. The handset measures 148.4×74.2×7.3mm and weighs 143 grams.
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Panasonic P55 Novo (3 GB)

A 3 GB RAM variant of Panasonic P55 Novo was made available this week. It is currently available from a little known e-retailer, onlymobiles, for Rs 9,699. The Panasonic P55 Novo was earlier launched in 1GB RAM and 2GB models.
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The new 3GB variant of Panasonic P55 Novo comes in 3 colors – Midnight Blue, Gold, and Smoke Grey. Panasonic P55 Novo 3GB features a 5.3 inch HD (1280x720p) IPS display. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek’s processor, which is paired with 3GB RAM, and 16GB of internal storage, which is further expandable up-to 32GB via micro SD card. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and comes packed with 2500 mAh battery.

On the camera front, the smartphone has a 13-megapixel rear camera with Triple LED flash for Ultra-low light conditions. Its 5 MP front camera is also equipped with an LED Flash enabling the device to click selfies even in low light condition. It also has an an integrated IR Blaster which allows the handset to act as a universal remote controller for TV, Set-top-Box, AC or any other such equipment with IR sensing capability. One may also tune in, set reminders, discover shows & control their home devices with the app.

Besides, the P55 Novo 3GB offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS/AGPS, a MicroUSB port, Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, and Geomagnetic Sensor. The handset measures 14.79cm x 7.38cm x 0.815cm and weighs 164 Grams.

Karbonn Titanium 3D Plex

The Karbonn Titanium 3D Plex smartphone is exclusively available on e-commerce portal Amazon at Rs 3,799. The Karbonn Titanium 3D Plex comes bundled with cinematic 3D experience and features a 5-inch FWVGA (854x480p) IPS display. It has a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, which is paired with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. There is an expandable storage that can hold a micro SD card of up-to 32GB. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.

The Karbonn Titanium 3D Plex comes packed with 2300 mAh Lithium-Ion battery. The smartphone sports a 3.2-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.
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Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 3G, WiFi (802.11b/g/n), WiFi hotspot, GPS, Bluetooth, and a microUSB port. The handset measures 145 x 73 x 10 mm and weighs 160 grams.

Intex Cloud Tread

It has a 5 inch HD screen with Dragontrail shield and ships with the Android 5.1 Lollipop. The handset comes with a 1.5 GHz Hexa Core processor with MediaTek chipset. It is also backed by 2 GB RAM, 16 GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB) and a 2200 mAh battery, which claims to offer up to 11 hours of talk time and close to 200 hours under standby mode.
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The device has 5 megapixel rear and front camera. The device comes with multiple navigation features such as gesture controls, emergency, rescue, beauty feature, HDR and voice capture. The smartphone also enables the user to record videos in slow motion.

Cloud Tread comes bundled with exciting features like gesture control, panoramic mode in two different colors – Champagne and Grey. 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.

Karbonn K9 Viraat

The Karbonn K9 Viraat comes bundled with special 3D entertainment kit and features a 5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS display. It has a 1.3 GHz quad-core Mediatek processor, which is paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. There is an expandable storage that can hold a micro SD card of up-to 64GB. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
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The K9 Viraat comes packed with 2800 mAh Lithium-Ion battery, which clams to offer stand-by of up-to 350 hours and the talk time of up-to 8 hours on 2G network. The smartphone sports a 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash and a 3.2-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.

Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 3G, WiFi (802.11b/g/n), WiFi hotspot, GPS, Bluetooth, and a microUSB port. The handset measures 154 x 78.9 x 11.7 mm and weighs 173.4 grams.

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