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Weekly roundup: Panasonic Eluga I3, Moto 360 Sport & other devices launched this week

A number of affordable devices were launched this week in India

It was quite a happening week for the Indian mobile market. A number of smartphones and accessories were launched this week that include the Moto 360 Sport. Here we have listed all the devices that were launched earlier this week.

Moto G Turbo Virat Kohli Edition

Motorola launched a special edition of its Moto G Turbo, Moto G Turbo Virat Kohli Edition, earlier this week. It has the same features as the normal version but it comes with a ‘Virat emblem’.
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It comes with a FanBox that has a miniature bat autographed by Virat Kohli and a welcome letter signed by the cricketer. Buyers will also get 1-year subscription to the Virat FanBox Club that will give access to information and updates related to Virat Kohli; a chance to meet the cricketer in real-life at special events; live and private chats with Virat Kohli via the app, and special offers on products and services.

The Moto G Turbo Virat Kohli Edition is priced at Rs 16,999 against Rs 12,999 price tag of normal version. It is water resistant and offers Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon octa core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory slot, 2470 mAh battery, 5 inch HD display, dual SIM with 4G, 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.

Moto 360 Sport

It was launched in black colour in India earlier this week at Rs 19,999.

The Moto 360 Sport is dust and water resistant and thus is IP67 certified. It has optical heart rate monitor, GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and a 300 mAh battery that claims to last a whole day.
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The Moto 360 Sport’s case has 45mm diameter. This Android Wear based smartwatch is compatible with both Android devices as well as with iPhones. Its 1.37 inch display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 263 ppi pixel density.

The Moto 360 Sport is powered by the 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU and 512 MB RAM. It has 4 GB of internal storage. It has Barometric Altimeter, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Vibration/Haptics engine sensors.

Asus Zenfone Go 4.5 (2nd Gen)

Asus launched two phones of Zenfone Go 4.5 2nd Generation in India earlier this week. It comes in two camera variants. One of the models has 5 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front camera and is priced at Rs 5,299 while the second version has an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera and it is priced at Rs 5,699.

The first generation Zenfone Go 4.5 was launched in December last year at Rs 5,299.
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The new Zenfone Go 4.5 (2nd Gen) has model name ZB452KG. It will come in Glamour Red, Pearl White, Lemon Yellow, Glacier Grey, Silver Blue, and Sheer Gold colour variants.

The new model has Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, 8 GB of internal storage, 64 GB micro SD card slot, 1 GB RAM and a 2070 mAh battery. The difference between the new and older version is that the latest model has a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor while the older one has a Mediatek CPU.

Besides, the Zenfone Go 4.5 (2nd Gen) has ZenUI, PixelMaster camera technology, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth, and a micro USB port.

Xolo X060

This 6,000 mAh power bank was launched at Rs 999. It is exclusively available onAmazon and is available in Grey and Black color variants.
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The Xolo X060 power bank comes equipped with a lithium-ion polymer battery cells. Also, it has quick charge feature that ensures faster charging of your power bank for its efficient usage. It has a micro USB 2.0 port (5V 2A), micro USB A port (5V 2A) and power ON/OFF button with LED indicators to show battery status, a USB output port and USB input port. It measures 13.4 x 0.8 x 6.6 cm and weighs 140 grams.

The Xolo X060 power bank has a slim 7.9mm metal body and it takes about 4.5 hours to fully charge. The power bank turns off automatically when not in use after 15 seconds. Xolo claims that it comes with number of safety features like protection from short-circuit, over-discharge, over-temperature, overcharge, overvoltage, overpower and current leakage and it comes with a 1 year manufacturer warranty.

Amkette EvoTV2

This streaming device is exclusively available on Snapdeal at special price of Rs 6,499 till May 28 after which it will be available for Rs 6,999.

The Amkette EvoTV2 is basically a Google Chromecast like device that helps you stream movies, songs, games etc over WiFi, broadband.
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The EvoTV2 claims to have an easy to use interface and EVO TV App Store that has curated content. The store has Live News, Sports Matches, Movies, On demand TV shows, and Games which the company claims are updated frequently. It has YouTube app and offers YouTube Casting feature. Simply open the YouTube app on any of your devices (Android, iPhone, iPad, or even your PC) and click the cast button.

It also comes with Plug n play feature and allows users to connect up to a 2 TB Hard Disk, and play media files in 1080P with surround sound. You can stream photos, videos and music directly from the phone or laptop to your TV. As per Amkette, EvoTV2 also works with AirPlay for iPhones and Macs.

Amkette EvoTV2 comes with quad core processor, Mali 450 graphics processor, 4 USB ports, and 8 GB of internal storage so you can download your favourite music and movies onto the device itself.

Lava A72, A76, A89

The A72, A76 and A89 are priced at Rs 6,499, Rs 5,699 and Rs 5,999 respectively. The A72 and A76 are available for purchase but A89 will be available in coming few weeks.
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Lava A76 features a 4.5 inch display screen, while A72 and A89 feature 5 inch display screens. The smartphones are powered by 1.5 GHz quad core processor and 1GB RAM. The phones have 8 GB ROM and expandable storage slot of up to 32GB capacity. All these three smartphones come with 4G VoLTE technology, promising superior voice and data experience. They are based on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. Additionally, A72 and A89 will get a guaranteed upgrade to the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating software.
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Lava A72, A76 and A89 come with 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash. Besides, Lava A72 features a 5 MP front camera with LED flash, A76 features a VGA front camera with LED flash and A89 features a 2MP front camera with LED flash. Additionally, the smartphones provide HD video recording along with HD playback. Other camera features include Digital Zoom, HDR and Photo Timer Grid.
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Lava A72, A76 & A89 are powered by 2500 mAh Li-Poly, 1850 mAh Li-ion and 2000 mAh Li-ion battery respectively.

All the three phones have Video PIP mode that helps to access any app while watching video, Smart Screen Gestures functionality for easy accessibility of features, Smart Music feature through which music can be played even when the screen is off, auto call recording, Flip to mute feature and LED flash on receiving calls functionality.

Apart from 4G network support, connectivity options on Lava A72 and A89 include GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Connectivity options on A76 are WiFi, Bluetooth and USB connectivity. While A72 will be available in two colours- White/Gold and Blue Black, both A76 and A89 will be available in black and white colours.

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Reach Allure+

The Reach Allure+ is priced at Rs 5,444 and is available for purchase exclusively at e-commerce portal Shopclues. The smartphone comes in two different colours – Silver and Pink.

The Reach Allure+ has the same features as its 3G sibling, except ofcourse 4G connectivity.
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Like Reach Allure, the new Reach Allure+ comes with a 5.5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) 2.5D glass IPS display. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, which is paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Its expandable storage slot can hold a micro SD card of up to 32 GB capacity. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop) operating system.

The Allure+ sports a 10-megapicxel snapper and an LED flash on its back and a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The camera has various features like Touch Focus, Panaroma, Image Stabilization, HDR, Face beauty mode, Live photo mode, and Smile Detection. The Reach Allure+ gets the strength from a 2600 mAh Li-Polymer battery, which claims to offer up-to 7 hours of talktime and up-to 200 hours of standby time.

Besides, the Allure Plus offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), micro USB 2.0 port, Proximity, G-Sensor and FM Radio. The handset measures 157.5×79.1×7.9 mm and weighs around 169.2 grams.

Easyfone

Seniorworld.com, an Indian company which is focused on the holistic needs of seniors, has announced the launch of ‘Easyfone’, a senior-friendly feature phone.

The Easyfone has easy-to-read large screen with big font, large dialing keys, the cradle charger which makes phone charging easier and Photo-dial with which seniors can dial their favorite contacts through a single key press
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Easyfone has SOS button as well which will help the users get help during emergencies. Pressing the SOS button sets off a chain of 4 automated actions including calls and SMS to 5 emergency contacts with critical details. The critical details comprises the location of the user, the battery strength of the device and contact details of the user’s doctors, medical Insurance etc.

Another feature of the phone is Whitelist option – which limits incoming calls only from the white listed numbers, a customizable menu that helps hide unused features, and some other features which haven’t been seen in feature phones before. For after-sales services, the company offering a home pickup and delivery service for repairs.

Panasonic Eluga I3

The Eluga I3 is available in three different colours – Champagne gold, Rose gold and Marine Blue.
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The Panasonic Eluga I3 comes with 4G VoLTE technology, promising rich data and voice experience. It has a 5.5 inch HD IPS display. The ELUGA I3 operates on Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with the Panasonic FitHome user interface. The device comes with 5 megapixel front camera and a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash.

The Eluga I3 is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad core processor with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory, which is expandable by up to 32 GB. The dual SIM smartphone has a 2700 mAh battery. It measures 151mm x 77mm x 8.2 mm. It has WiFi (b/g/n), WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0, GPS with AGPS and FM radio. Besides, the Panasonic smartphone has Light Sensor, Proximity sensor and Accelerometer.

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus

It was reportedly launched in India earlier this week for Rs 26,999 though we have not officially heard anything about it from Gionee itself.

The Gionee Marathon M5 Plus has a huge 6 inch screen and a fingerprint sensor as well. Its Amoled display has full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution. Besides, the smartphone has 3 GB RAM, Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with Gionee’s Amigo 3.0 UI on top, MediaTek MT6753 octa-core 64-bit processor and 64 GB of internal storage. With its huge 5020 mAh battery, the M5 Plus claims to offer 34.5 days and 829 hours of maximum standby time.
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The Gionee Marathon M5 Plus also comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. The dual SIM smartphone has USB Type C charging port and is compatible with 4G networks as well.

Swipe Elite Note

It is priced at Rs 7,999 and is available for purchase exclusively via Flipkart. The Elite Notecomes in Black colour.

The Swipe Elite Note features a 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with Dragontrail glass protection. It is fueled by a 1.3 GHz quad-core (MediaTek MTK6735 chipset) processor, along with Mali-T720, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and expandable memory up-to 32GB via micro SD card. The smartphone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system and is backed by a 3000 mAh battery.
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The Elite Note has a 13-megapixel shooter with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture in rear panel and a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front. Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, IR Blaster, and a micro USB 2.0 port. The handset measures 77.1 x 154 x 8.4 mm and weighs 194 grams.

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