Several devices were launched this week in India but it was the OnePlus 3 and Lenovo Vibe K5 which stole the limelight. Here is a recap of all the devices which were launched in India this week.
This is the biggest launch of this week. It is also India’s first phone with 6 GB RAM and has been launched in India at Rs 27,999.
The OnePlus 3 has a 5.5 inch Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that has full HD resolution. Just below the screen lies a home button which also acts as a fingerprint sensor.
It has Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system based Oxygen OS. The OnePlus 3 has the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad core processor, Adreno 530 GPU and huge 6 GB RAM.
There is a 3000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery which has state-of-the-art Dash Charge technology that claims to replenish over 60 per cent of the battery within 30 minutes. OnePlus 3 boasts a16 megapixel rear camera with f2.0 aperture, 1.12 Âµm Pixels, phase detection auto focus feature and Optical Image Stabilisation. An 8 megapixel camera is there in its front for selfies.
The all-metal OnePlus 3 is just 7.3 mm thin and comes with an alert slider key as well. Besides, it has dual SIM, GPS, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth, Hall sensor, Accelerometor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, and eCompass.
While OnePlus 3 was certainly the star of attraction of this week but for budget phone buyers, it was the Lenovo Vibe K5 which was the phone of this week.
With a price tag of Rs 6,999, the Lenovo Vibe K5 comes with a 64-Bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 octa core CPU and a 5 inch high-definition display. The 64-bit Qualcomm octa-core processor of Vibe K5 has the backing of 2GB of DDR3 RAM. The phone is equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel selfie camera.
The phone has two stereo speakers and it also has Dolby Atmos enabled speakers that help minimize noise and voice distortion when playing voice clips and songs, and claims to automatically fine-tune any audio experience. The Vibe K5 also supports Lenovo’s TheaterMax technology. TheaterMax turns all your existing media and games into an immersive large screen experience when combined with the AntVR headset (sold separately).
Besides, it has Adreno 405 GPU, 16GB of internal storage, and a 32GB micro SD card slot. The Lenovo Vibe K5 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and is backed up by a 2750 mAh battery. The connectivity options for the device includes Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and a micro USB port.
It is available on Amazon.in.
The highlight of this smartphone is its powerful 5000 mAh Lithium Ion non-removable battery for prolonged usage, which claims to offer 659 min of talktime. The phone was launched this week at Rs 5,990.
The Panasonic P75 has a 5-inch HD (720 x 1280p) IPS (In-plane Switching) display with pixel density of 294ppi. It is fitted with a 1.3 GHz quad core (MT6580) processor, which is paired with 1GB of RAM. The phone has 8GB of internal storage as well as an expandable storage slot for up-to a 32GB micro SD card. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.
The P75 smartphone boasts an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. Moreover, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, a micro USB 2.0 port, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Digital Compass, and Ambient light sensor. The Panasonic P75 measures 144.9 x 71 x 8.95 mm and weighs 157 grams.
P75 is available in two colors – Champagne Gold and Sand Black. Moreover, it supports FM allowing you to listen to music wherever you go. Adding to the surprise element, it also comes with a protective screen guard as a free accessory worth Rs. 399.
Intex Desire BT
Intex Desire BT comes with an in-built rechargeable battery and supports calling during Bluetooth connectivity. Additionally, Desire BT allows digital FM playability.
The headphone comes with an adjustable headband and with a dual LED indication for charging and power ON. The headphone is priced at Rs 1,800.
Datawind Droidsurfer 7DC+, Droidsurfer 3G7+
DataWind, which is known for its Aakash tablet and UbiSlate tablets, announced its first hybrid tablets which are named as Droidsurfer Netbooks 7DC+ and 3G7+. The 2G
Droidsurfer7DC+ is priced at Rs 3,999 while the 3G Droidsurfer3G7+ is priced at Rs 4,999. Since they have detachable keyboards, users can use them as notebooks also. The Droid Surfer 7DC+ (2G) and 3G7+ (3G) come with a 7 inch multi-touch capacitive screen, 0.3 megapixel front camera and a 2 megapixel rear camera. The tablets have Android 4.4.2 operating System and run on a dual core Cortex A7 processor. In addition, they offer upto 32GB of expandable memory with features like WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth and GPS on some models.
In a press release, DataWind said that the devices come bundled with the “infinite internet connection, at no additional cost on the Reliance Communications networkâ€.
Hyve Storm, Hyve Buzz
Hyve entered the smartphone arena this week with these two smartphones. Hyve Buzz has a price tag of Rs 13,999 while the Hyve Storm and is priced at Rs 8,499. The phones will be available from Flipkart, Amazon and Gadgets360.
The Hyve Buzz has the 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa core processor, Mali T720 graphics processor and 3 GB RAM. As per the press release issued by the company, the Buzz has 48 GB of internal storage as well as an expandable storage slot that can hold a micro SD card of up to 144 GB.
The Hyve Buzz has a 5.5 inch full HD display, USB Type C port, a 2500 mAh battery, 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, dual SIM with dual standby, and 4G connectivity. The rear camera has Sony Exmor sensor and has backing of dual LED flash lights. It also comes with fingerprint scanner. The display of Hyve Buzz has Oleophobic coating while the back panel has anti skid and scratch resistant coating.
The Hyve Buzz has FM radio, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and GPS. It has a dimension of 151×78.2×10.3 mm and weighs 154 grams. On the other hand, the Hyve Storm has a 5 inch HD display, 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6753 quad core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 80 GB expandable storage slot, 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, 2000 mAh battery, dual SIM 4G connectivity, FM radio, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.
It comes in Black and White colour options and has a price tag of Rs 6,899.
LYF Wind 1 features a 5-inch HD display that has (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution and Asahi Dragontrail Glass protection. It comes with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm SnapDragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM and Adreno 306 GPU. The smartphone runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system and comes with 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable by up-to 64GB via a micro SD card.
The Wind 1 gets its power from a 2300 mAh Lithium-ion battery, which claims to offer up-to 6 hours of talk-time and up-to 460 hours of standby time on 4G network. The Wind 1 has a 8-megapixel camera setup on it rear and 5-megapixel camera on its front panel. The rear camera comes with an LED flash light. The camera features Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Touch focus, HDR and Panorama.
Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G/LTE with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, a micro USB 2.0 port, G-sensor, Ambient light, E-compass and Proximity Sensor. The smartphone measures 143 x 71 x 8.4 mm and weighs 125 grams.
LYF also launched the LYF Water 7 at Rs 12,999 this week. It comes in Silver and Gold colour options.
LYF Water 7 offers a 5.5-inch FHD (1080 x 1920 pixels) display with Dragontrail Glass protection. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) processor, 2GB RAM and Adreno 405 MHz graphics processor. This Android Lollipop 5.1 smartphone has 16GB of inbuilt memory while its expandable storage slot can hold a micro SD card of up to 128GB capacity. This 4G smartphone features a Fingerprint sensor on the back panel, which can also be used to click pictures via the cameras.
The Water 7 has a decent 3000 mAh Lithium-ion battery, which claims to offer up-to 14 hours of talktime and up-to 150 hours of standby time on 4G network. The handset sports a 13-megapixel auto-focus snapper with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel fixed-focus selfie camera. The camera has several features like High Dynamic Range (HDR), Electronic Aperture, Panorama, Manual Control over ISO, White Balance, and Exposure.
The dual SIM Water 7 offers 4G/LTE with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), WiFi Calling, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and micro USB 2.0 port with OTG support. It has Gravity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Hall Sensor, and Accelerometer. The handset measures 155.3mm x 77.2mm x 8.55 mm and weighs 160 grams.
The Intex Aqua View was launched this week at Rs 8,999. It comes with a free VR card board called Intex Eyelet. The Google certified VR cardboard is compatible with other smartphones as well.
The 4G enabled Intex Aqua View comes with a 5 inch HD display, 64 bit Mediatek quad core processor and Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. It has 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of inbuilt storage and a 32 GB micro SD card slot.
The Intex Aqua View, which measures 124 x 64 x 10.3 mm, has a 2200 mAh Li-Ion battery. For photography, the Aqua View offers an 8 megapixel rear camera with an LED flash light and a 5 megapixel front camera. The camera has various modes like face beauty mode, anti-shake, motion tracker mode, live photo mode and gesture capture mode. The phone comes with VoLTE technology with which users can have superior voice calling over 4G networks.
Priced at Rs 2,999, this Bluetooth headphone comes with behind-the-ear cable guides and four sets of ear tips.
M9B has Bluetooth 4.0 technology with Multipoint functionality that allows its users to manage calls and media from two Bluetooth devices simultaneously. Its lightweight and comfortable in-ear design is convenient for use on the go and also blocks outside noise. It also has built-in microphone and controls for phone calls, volume and music playback.