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Weekly roundup: Smartphones launched last week

This week saw the grand entry of Meizu while other Indian smartphone makers made their presence felt with few affordable handsets.

It has been another interesting week in terms of launches, with Lenovo launching another phone, Panasonic coming in with the seriously impressive Toughpad, and iBall, Intex, Celkon, Videocon, and ZTE adding to their portfolios. This week also marks the entry of the Xiaomi competitor, Meizu, with their M1 Note.

Lenovo S60 – Rs 12,999

Armed with a 5 inch HD IPS display, the Lenovo S60, running on Android KitKat, has a quad-core 1.2 GHz processing unit with 2 GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 8 GB, to which you can add another 32 GB via a microSD card.
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It has a 13 megapixel primary camera and a front 5 megapixel unit. The dual-SIM Lenovo S60 is 4G capable, and also has GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi for connectivity. The 2150 mAh battery can provide up to 30 hours of talk time or 336 hours of standby.

Meizu M1 Note – Rs 11999

The Meizu M1 Note has a 5.5 inch full HD IGZO (Indium gallium zinc oxide) display. IGZO allows for higher resolution, speed, within a smaller space and is one of the most promising display technologies. The Meizu M1 Note runs an octa-core 1.7 GHz processor with 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage will most likely be 16 GB, but we may get the 32 GB version.
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The primary camera is a 13 megapixel unit with auto-focus, 1/3.06 sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, flash, and video recording at 1080p at 30 fps. The front has a 5 megapixel unit. The dual-SIM M1 Note has 4G, and GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi by way of connectivity. The Meizu M1 Note has a 3140 mAh battery than can provide up to 40 hours of talk time.

ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini – Rs 16999

The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini has a 5 inch full HD display. It runs on Android Lollipop, and has an octa-core 1.5 GHz processor with 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage stands at 16 GB, to which you can add another 128 GB via a microSD card. The primary camera is a 16 megapixel unit with auto-focus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, flash, and video recording at 1080p at 30 fps. The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is a 4G phone with GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, and DLNA by way of connectivity. The 2900 mAh battery can provide up to 43 hours of talk time or 750 hours of standby.
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Panasonic Toughpad FZ E1 – Rs 119000

The Panasonic Toughpad FZ E1 has a 5 inch HD IPS display. The Toughpad runs on Windows 8.1 and had a 2.3 GHz quad-core processing unit which runs with 2 GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 32 GB, which can be expanded by another 64 GB via a microSD card.
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The primary camera is an 8 megapixel unit while in the front lies a 1.3 megapixel unit. The dual-SIM 4G enabled tablet is armed with GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, and NFC. The power is provided by a 6200mAH battery which can give up to 23 hours of talk time or 1000 hours of standby.

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Videocon Z45 Nova+ – Rs 4900

Armed with a 4.5 inch IPS display, the Videocon Z45 Nova+’s screen has a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The phone runs on Android KitKat, and has a quad-core 1.2 GHz processing unit which runs with 1 GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 8 GB to which you can add another 32 GB via a microSD card.
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The primary camera is a 5 megapixel auto-focus unit and it has a 2 megapixel selfie taker. The dual-SIM Videocon Z45 Nova+ runs on 3G, and has GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi for connectivity. The 1800 mAh battery can provide up to 7 hours of talk time or 220 hours of standby.

iBall Slide i701 – Rs 4999

The iBall Slide i701 has a 7 inch IPS display with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. The iBall Slide i701 is now the cheapest tablet to run on Windows 8.1 It has a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor, which runs with 1 GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 16 GB, to which you can add another 32 GB via a microSD card.
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The primary camera is a 2 megapixel unit while the front has a VGA selfie taker. The WiFi only tablet has GPS and Bluetooth. The power is provided by a 3200 mAh unit.

Intex Cloud M5 2 – Rs 4799

The Intex Cloud M5 2 has a 5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The phone runs on Android KitKat, and has a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, with 1 GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 8 GB, to which you can add another 32 GB via a microSD card.
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The primary camera is a 5 megapixel unit, while the front has a 1.3 megapixel unit. The dual-SIM 3G Intex Cloud M5 2 also has GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi for connectivity. The 2000 mAh battery can provide up to 6 hours of talk time or 250 hours of standby.

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Celkon Campus Q405 – Rs 3199

The Celkon Campus Q405 is armed with a 4 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The Celkon Campus Q405 runs on Android KitKat, and has a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, with 512 MB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 4 GB, to which you can add another 32 GB via a microSD card.
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The primary camera is a 3.2 megapixel unit while the front has a 1.3 megapixel selfie taker. The dual-SIM Celkon Campus Q405 runs on 3G, and has GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth for connectivity. The 1500 mAh battery can provide up to 5 hours of talk time or 160 hours of standby.

Wiio WI3

Wiio, an Indian IT company, has announced the launch of a smartphone called Wiio WI3. It will be available on Snapdeal at a price of Rs 7,499 and also offers free flip cover and back cover worth Rs 899.
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The WI3 comes with a 4000 mAh battery. It has an 8 megapixel rear camera with auto focus and a 2MP front camera. Powered by a 1.3 GHz quad core processor, WI3 comes with a 5 inch IPS qHD touch screen that runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Besides, it has 1GB RAM, 8 GB ROM, dual sim support, gesture function and one year manufacturer warranty. The smartphone supports Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus

Samsung silentluy launched this smsartphone for Rs 9,990.
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The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus has a 5 inch display but with just 480×800 pixels resolution. The phone is also based on the old Android KitKat operating system but has a quad core processor. There is also decent 1 GB RAM, 8 GB inbuilt storage and a 64 GB micro SD card slot.

The Galaxy Grand Neo Plus has a 2100 mAh battery, 5 megapixel rear auto focus camera, and a 2 megapixel front camera. There is a flash light in the back panel too. The handset has a dimension of 143.7 x 77.1 x 9.5 mm and weighs 160 grams.

This dual SIM smartphone has AGPS and GLONASS for navigation, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi with WiFi Direct.

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