It was definitely the week of HTC. The Taiwanese not only announced its latest flagship, the HTC 10, for India, it also announced several smartphones. Several other smartphones and a couple of tablets also were launched in India this week. Read on to find out more.
HTC 10 has a price tag of Rs 52,990 and it will be available from June 5. HTC 10 has Snapdragon 820 processor, Android Marshmallow operating system with HTC Sense user interface, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, an expandable storage slot that can hold a micro SD card of up to 2 TB capacity and a Super LCD5 display with Quad HD (2560X1440 pixels) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass.
It has a 12 megapixel rear camera that comes with Laser Auto focus, BSI sensor, Optical Image Stabilisation, f1.8 aperture, Sapphire lens, dual tone LED flash light, Auto HDR, and manual mode feature. This camera can capture 4K videos. For selfies, the phones are armed with 5 megapixel front camera which too is an autofocus unit and has BSI sensor, f1.8 aperture, Auto HDR and Optical Image Stabilisation feature.
The HTC 10, which measures 145.9x 71.9 x 3.0 – 9.0 mm and weighs 161 grams, has NFC, Bluetooth 4.2,WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Miracast, DLNA, 3.5 mm jack and USB TypeC port.
It was announced this week for Rs 25,990. The HTC One X9 features a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920Ã—1080 pixels) display and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795T processor along with 3GB of RAM. It has Android operating system but the OS version is not known right now. Like all HTC phones, it has the HTC Sense user interface.
The smartphone gets the power from a 3000 mAh non-removable battery, which claims to offer up-to 15 hrs of talktime on 3G networks. HTC One X9 comes with 32GB of internal storage, which is further expandable up-to 2TB via a microSD card. The smartphone flaunts a 13-megapixel OIS camera and two LED flash lights in its rear panel while a 5-megapixel camera is in its front.
On the connectivity front, the HTC One X9 offers 4G, Dual SIM (Nano+Nano), Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac), micro-USB 2.0 port, and GPS with AGP/GLONASS. The handset measures 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.99 mm and weighs 170 grams.
The mid-range Desire 628 Dual SIM is priced at Rs 13,990 and will be available in Cobalt White and Sunset Blue colours from June onwards. It has a 5 inch HD display, a 1.3 GHz octa core processor, Android OS with HTC Sense UI, dual nano SIM slot, 4G connectivity, 32 GB internal storage, 3 GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi (b/g/n), 13 megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor, and a 2200 mAh battery. It weighs 142 grams.
HTC has also announced Desire 830, Desire 630, and Desire 825 but it did not reveal their prices or launch date.
Though HTC did not reveal its launch officially, a Mumbai based retailer claimed that the phone is now available in India at Rs 23,990.
It features 5-2 inch Full HD (1080p) display Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by a 2.2 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor, which is clubbed with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and expandable memory up to 2TB via micro SD card. The smartphone runs on Android Lollipop operating system with HTC Sense on top of it.
The One M9+ Prime Camera Edition is backed up by a 2840 mAh battery, which claims to offer up-to 13 hours of talktime and up-to 658 hours of standby time on 3G network. The smartphone flaunts a 13-megapixel rear camera setup with lens cover made â€‹â€‹of sapphire glass, LED flash light, 1080p video recording, Optical image stabilizer, autofocus, BSI sensor, 1: 2.0, 27.8 mm, and 1080p video recording. On the front it has a 4-Ultra Pixel camera with BSI sensor.
Besides, the smartphone offers, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, NFC, Micro-USB 2.0 port, AGPS and GLONASS, HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Motion Accelerometer, Compass sensor, Gyro-sensor, and Magnetic sensor. The handset measures 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm and weighs 158 grams.
The Vivo Y21 was made available through Flipkart this week for Rs 7,799.
The Vivo Y21 features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) capacitive Multi-touch display. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad-core (MTK6580) processor, which is clubbed with 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage with option to expand up-to 128GB via microSD card. The Vivo Y21 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with Funtouch OS 2.1 on top of it and is backed up by a 1900 mAh battery.
The smartphone sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 2-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The camera offers Normal, Face Beauty, Watermark, HDR, Panorama, Voice Capture, Palm Capture Profession and Children Mode.
Further, the Vivo Y21 offers Dual Sim, (Dual Standby), 3G, WiFi (802.11 b), WiFi Hotspot, micro USB port, OTG support, Accelerometer, Photosensitive sensor, Proximity sensor, and Electronic compass. The handset measures 130.7×66.4×9.2 mm and weighs around 145 grams.
The smartphone is priced at Rs 9,490. The Eluga A2 comes with a protective screen guard, worth Rs 399, as a free accessory. The smartphone is available in two colors – Metallic Gold and Metallic Silver.
The USP of this smartphone is its 4000 mAh battery and 4G VoLTE support. The Panasonic Eluga A2features a 5-inch HD (1280 Ã— 720) IPS display. It is powered by a 1GHz quad-core processor, which is paired with 3GB RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. It has expandable memory slot for up-to a 128GB micro SD card. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with Panasonic FitHome UI on top of it for single hand operation with quick access to the applications.
The smartphone sports an 8-megapixel snapper with LED Flash on the back and a 5-megapixel selfi camera on the front. Besides, the Eluga A2 offers Dual SIM (4G/3G+2G), 4G VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n), WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct, GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, a MicroUSB 2.0 port, Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, and Accelerometer. The handset measures 143.8mm x 72mm x 8.9mm and weighs 167.5 grams.
Priced at Rs 6,999, the Vibe C comes in White and Black colors options.
The Lenovo Vibe C has a polycarbonate body and features a 5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.1 GHz 32-bit Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor, which is paired with 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, and it can hold a micro SD card of upto 32GB in its expandable storage slot. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system and has the Vibe UI on top of it. There is a 2300 mAh battery in this phone.
The Lenovo Vibe C sports a 5-megapixel shooter on the back with LED flash light and a 2-megapixel selfie camera on the front. Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM (Dual standby), 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The handset measures 136.1 x 67.8 x 9.9 mm and weighs around 128 grams.
The LYF Flame 3, which is priced at Rs 3,999, is available exclusively on HomeShop 18. It comes in Grey color option. At the said price, the smartphone comes with cheapest price tag that supports 4G VoLTE. As of now, the device is available only to pre-order on the e-commerce portal and it will start shipping from today i.e. 26th May.
LYF Flame 3 comes with a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) IPS display, a 1.5 GHz Quad-Core processor and 512MB of RAM. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and gets the power from 1700 mAh Lithium Polymer battery, which claims to offer up-to 5 hours of talktime.
The LYF Flame 3 comes with 4GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable to up-to 32GB via a micro SD card. The smartphone sports a 5-megapixel snapper on its rear with an LED flash light while a 2-megapixel snapper is in its front. For connectivity, it offers two SIM card slots, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, A-GPS and a micro USB 2.0 port.
Galaxy Tab Iris, which comes with Iris scanner, was launched in India at Rs 13,499. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris has a 7 inch display that has 1024×600 pixels resolution. It has a 1.2 GHz quad core processor that runs this tablet with the help of 1.5 GB LPDDR3 RAM. This 3G tablet has Android Lollipop operating system.
The Tab Iris has a 5 megapixel auto focus rear camera. It has an 8 GB of internal memory which can be expanded by up to 200 GB through a micro SD card. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris, which measures 193.4 x 116.4 x 9.7mm and weighs 327 grams, has a 3,600 mAh battery. It has WiFi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1 and a micro USB 2.0 port.
Nextbit Robin, the smartphone which came to limelight for its 100 GB of cloud storage space, was launched in India at Rs 19,999. The Robin smartphone comes in Mint colour and will be available exclusively from Flipkart from May 30.
Wrapped in a plastic body, this phone comes equipped with a 5.2-inch display that has full HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It has the powerful Snapdragon 808 processor, along with Adreno 418 GPU. The phone offers good 3 GB RAM, 32 GB built-in storage, and a micro SD card as well. The company is highlighting its cloud storage space as its USP. The Nextbit Robin comes with 100GB of free cloud storage space.
Besides, the Nextbit Robin has a 2680 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, 5-megapixel front camera, 13-megapixel rear camera with dual tone flash and phase detection autofocus. The single SIM Robin has fingerprint sensor, dual front speaker, NFC, USB Type-C port with quick charging facility, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS and WiFi (b/g/n/ac). This 4G smartphone has Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The handset measures 149 x 72 x 7 mm.
Priced at Rs 5,699, the Lava A79 comes with a large 5.5 inch large screen and is powered with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor. It has 1GB RAM, 8 GB inbuilt memory and expandable storage slot for a micro SD card of up to 32GB capacity.
Lava A79 comes with a 5 megapixel rear camera with flash and 2 megapixel front camera with flash that helps to capture selfies even in low light. Additionally, the smartphone provides HD video recording and Digital Zoom with HDR and Photo Timer Grid. The 3G-enabled dual SIM smartphone runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system, with standard Android user interface. It reinforces Lava’s Smart Screen Gestures, Smart Music and Video PIP.
Lava A79 also offers an interesting feature, ‘Smart Screenshot’ that transforms scrolling pages from WhatsApp chats, Facebook, browsers into a single image which can be shared across social platforms with ease. Lava A79 smartphone comes with an incredible battery backup with 2200 mAh Li-ion battery and will be available in gold and grey colours with 1 year manufacturer warranty.
Josh Next 3G
Priced at Rs 3,499, the Dual SIM smartphone has a 4 inch IPS display, Android KitKat 4.4 operating system, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 256 MB RAM. Further, it has 512 MB of inbuilt memory, which is expandable by up to 32 GB.
Josh Nest has a 1500 mAh battery and a 3 megapixel rear camera. It is available in Piano Black colour and 1 year warranty.
TheMicromax Bolt Selfie is priced at Rs 4,999 and is exclusively available for purchase through Flipkart. The Micromax Bolt Selfie features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480x854p) display. It is powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6735M) 64-bit processor, along with Mali-T720 GPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and option to expand up-to 32GB with micro SD card. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and has a 1750 mAh battery, which claims to offers up-to 18 hours of talktime and up-to 260 hours of standby time on 2G network.
The Bolt Selfie sports a 5-megapixel camera setup on back as well as on front panel. The rear camera comes with auto-focus and LED flash light. Further, the Micromax Bolt Selfie offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, a MicroUSB port, Gravity, proximity, and light sensors.
The smartphone also comes with various pre-loaded apps such as Indus, Amazon shopping, App Bazaar, App center, Clean master, Hike, Ixigo cabs, M!live, Music by Gaana, Opera mini, Quikr, Scandid, Snapdeal, Travel, CM Locker and CM security, Wallet Games: Temple run paradise and Arjun prince of bali.
The smartphone is priced at Rs 5,599 and is available exclusively for purchase through Flipkart. The IntexCloud String HD comes in Black and White colours.
Intex Cloud String HD features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD on-cell 2.5D curved glass display. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core Spreadtrum (SC9832A) processor and 1GB of RAM. The phone has 8GB internal memory which is expandable memory to up to 32GB via a micro SD card. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and is packed with a 2200 mAh battery, which claims to offer up-to 7 hours of talktime and 190 hours of standby time.
The Cloud String HD sports an 8-megapixel snapper with dual LED flash on the back and a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The rear camera offers 1.4 um Pixel Size, Aperture F2.2, S5K3H5 Sensor, Auto Focus, Slow Motion Video Recording, Panorama Mode, and Samsung Sensor. Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS, a micro USB 2.0 port, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, G-Sensor, Gesture Control, and Emergency Rescue.
It has Matrabhasha service that enables communication in 21 regional languages including Hindi. The device also offers other pre-loaded apps such as Intex Service, Flipkart,Follo, OPERA MINI, Clean Master, NewsHunt, I-store, Freecharge, Saavn, hike messenger etc.
The Cloud String HD also has a glass finish Fingerprint scanner 2.1 on the back panel. The handset measures 72.5Ã—144.5Ã—8.7mm and weighs around 150 grams.
Alcatel has announced the launch of its new 4G smartphone, the Pop Star, in India at Rs 6,999. Alcatel Pop Star is available for purchase exclusively from Gadgets 360.
Alcatel Pop Star features a 5-inch HD (1280Ã—720) HD IPS display with 160-degree wide viewing angle. It runs on a 1 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6735 64 bit processor with the help of 1GB RAM. For graphics it has a Mali-T720 GPU.
The phone has 8 GB of built-in storage and a memory card slot using which you can increase its memory by another 32 GB via a micro SD card.
The Alcatel Pop Star has an 8-megapixel rear camera with a LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone comes with two SIM slots and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. It comes packed with a 2,000 mAh battery.
On the connectivity front, the Alcatel Pop Star offers 2G/3G/4G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS, micro USB port, and Bluetooth and other standard connectivity features. The phone measures 142.5 x 71.5 x 8.6mm, and weighs 145 grams.
New Asus Zenfone Max
Asus has announced a new version of its Zenfone Max smartphone. The new Asus Zenfone Max has the Snapdragon 615 octa core processor against the Snapdragon 410 quad core processor of the older model. The new Asus Zenfone Max has been launched in both 2 GB and 3 GB RAM versions at Rs 9,999 and Rs 12,999.
The new Asus Zenfone Max has also higher internal memory – 32 GB against 16 GB of the older model.
The new Asus Zenfone Max though has the same design as the older version and has the same 5.5 inch HD display. However, it has the latest Android Marshmallow operating system. Like the older version, the upgraded Zenfone Max also has a 5000 mAh battery, 64 GB micro SD card slot, 3 megapixel rear camera, and a 5 megapixel front camera.
The new Asus Zenfone Max has a micro USB port with OTG support, 4G connectivity, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, A-GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and WiFi Direct. The new Zenfone Max, which measures 156×77.5×10.55mm and weighs 202 grams, is available in more colours options now – Black, Orange and Blue.
Lava announced the launch of a 4G tablet called Lava IvoryS 4G this week for Rs 8,799. The Lava IvoryS 4G comes in blue with black and white with silver color variants.
Lava IvoryS 4G features 7-inch HD (1280×800 pixels) IPS display and is powered with 1 GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB RAM. The tablet runs on Android lollipop 5.1 operating system.
The tablet comes with 16GB of internal storage, which is further expandable by up-to 32GB via a micro SD card. The IvoryS 4G sports a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera and an LED flash light in its rear panel and a 3.2-megapixel camera in its front. The tablet gets the power from 3000 mAh Li-Po battery which claims to offer 8 hours of talk time.
On the connectivity front, the IvoryS 4G offers dual SIM slot, 4G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS.
LYF, which launched Flame 3 at the start of this week, also launched Flame 4 on Friday. It has a price tag of Rs 3,999. At the price, the Flame 4 now shares the cheapest 4G VoLTE smartphone tag along with Flame 3. It comes in Black color.
LYF Flame 4 features a 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) display with 225ppi and Asahi Dragontrail Glass protection. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM and Mali 400 MP2 GPU. The smartphone runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system and comes with 8GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable by up-to 32GB via a micro SD card.
The Flame 4 is backed by a 1400 mAh Lithium-ion battery, which claims to offer up-to 4.5 hours of talk-time and up-to 150 hours of standby time on 4G network. The Flame 4 has a 2-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and a 0.3-megapixel front camera for selfies. Te camera features HDR, Panorama, Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Burst Mode, Slow Motion Video, Metering, White Balance, Anti-Banding and ISO.
On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G/LTE with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and a micro USB 2.0 port. The smartphone measures 122.5 x 64.4 x 10.25 mm weighs 117 grams.