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Latest news on mobile phones, smartphones, gadgets, wearables, smart watches, fitness trackers, IoT devices and new launches. This section also talks about smartphone launches by various companies, product announcements and various offers by the respective companies. You will also get hands-on preview of the device, be it a smartphone, gadget, smart watch or any other wearable device.

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Asus ZenFone 4 With Selfie Dual Camera Launched

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Taiwanese firm Asus today launched its next series of smartphones under its ZenFone lebel. With the Asus ZenFone 4 series the company launched 3 new smartphones in India and the highlight of the launch is it brought two smartphones with selfie dual camera module.

The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, company’s flagship smartphone, comes with 5.5 inch screen and is priced at Rs 23,999.

The phone Selfie Pro sports AMOLED display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution and is covered with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. The phone is powered by 2.0 GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa core processor coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The storage capacity can further be expanded upto 2TB using microSD cards.

The ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro sports one 24 megapixel DuoPixel selfie camera and a second 5 megapixel super wide angle camera. The phone also got another 16 megapixel rear camera. Both the camera, the dual front camera ass well as the rear camera, can record 4K video.

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is available in three beautiful colors: Rouge Red, Sunlight Gold and Deepsea Black.

Asus also launched a little stripped down version of the ZenFone Selfie Pro called Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie with dual camera feature. This smartphone is priced at Rs 14,999.

The ZenFone 4 Selfie model comes with 5.5 inch screen with 1280×720 IPS display with 400 nits brightness. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa core processor and comes with 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage.

From the camera point of view, its fron dual camera consists of one 20 megapixel camera and second 8 megapixel camera. The rear camera is of 16 megapixel with real tone dual flash.

The third in the series is the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie that comes without dual camera. This is the most affordable among the lot and is priced at Rs 9,999. This phone carries a 13 megapixel rear as well as front camera.

The phones will be available on Flipkart and both Flipkart as well as Asus will come out with multiple schemes to attract the customers during the Big Billion Day.

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Reliance Jio Phone Pre-booking Time Changes


The pre-booking of Reliance Jio Phone, the 4G feature phone that the entire country is waiting to lay their hands on at the first chance, will start from tomorrow – 24 August. This can be done at Jio’s website as well as Reliance Digital stores. The Reliance Digital stores also double up as Jio retailer outlets. The Jio Phone pre-booking was supposed to start from 5 PM tomorrow.

But the company has now decided to delay it by another half an hour. So the Jio Phone pre-booking will now start from 5.30 PM at both these platforms -Jio website as well its retail outs.

How To Pre-book the Jio Phone

When the Jio Phone was announced Mukesh Ambani had said the phone will be available for free but the customers have to make a security deposit of Rs 1500 to avoid the misuse of the 4G feature phone. So it was believed that the interested buyers would have to pay the amount upfront during the time of Jio Phone pre-booking. However, to make it bit easier for the buyers, Jio has reduced the Jio Phone pre-booking amount to Rs 500. The rest Rs 1000 will have to be paid when the phone is delivered. The Jio Phone will be delivered to the buyers on a first cum first service starting September.

You can visit the company’s site and make the payment of Rs 500 through any of the online payments including credit card, debit card, net banking as well ass through Jio Money – company’s own mobile wallet.

Alternatively, buyers can visit any Reliance Digital store and make the payments of Rs 500 by cash or electronic format for the pre-booking of Jio Phone.

What Jio Phone Offers


  • The Reliance Jio 4G feature phone is named as JioPhone
  • It is basically a smartphone with a small screen, all smartphone functions can be done on this phone
  • JioPhone is single SIM phone and you can make VoLTE calls
  • It has a 2.4 inch QVGA screen
  • Has camera, and alphanumeric keypad
  • It has voice command features
  • It can run data applications, just like the smartphones

JioPhone Price

  • The JioPhone will be available for free, means no cost
  • But the buyers have to deposit a security amount of Rs 1500, which will be refunded after 3 years, at whatever used condition

Data Plans

  • The phone offers unlimited data plan for Rs 153
  • This unlimited data will be offered at half a GB per day, smartphone users get 1 GB per day for Rs309
  • The company has also launched two sachet packs, of Rs 24 and Rs 54, that are valid for 2 days and one week respectively
  • One can watch all the Jio apps like Jio Cinema, Jio TV, Jio Music etc on the phone

Smart Features

  • The JioPhone is really a smart one
  • It has integrated voice control system. You can talk to your phone to activate a feature. Like you can ask it to dial a number by using your voice
  • The JioPhone can be connected to any TV, smart or CRT, and all the TV applications like serials, movies, sports and news etc can be watched on the TV
  • You need a Jio TV Cable for this, and it costs Rs 309
  • The phone comes with NFC; in coming times you can use the phone for mobile banking, UPI, BHIM etc
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Micromax Canvas Infinity With Almost Bezel-less Display Launched For Rs 9,999


Micromax today added one more smartphone, Canvas infinity, to its highly successful Canvas series. But that is not the highlight. The highlight is, the Micromax Canvas Infinity, the company’s first phone with almost bezel less display, comes at one fifth of similar phones available in the market. Cases in point are Samsung S8 and LG G6.

We will bring you a detailed review later.

The Micromax Canvas Ifinity that was launched today comes in 5.7 inch screen size with 18:9 wide display that gives you an impression as if the entire screen is for display – from top to bottom and from left to right. The full HD display offers 1440×720 pixel resolution.

The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage which can further be expanded up to 128 GB using microSD cards.

In terms of camera, the Micromax Canvass Infinity sports a 16 megapixel front camera and 13 megapixel rear camera. Both camera units are supported by flash.

The dual SIM Infinity is VoLTE ready and carries 2900 mAh battery. The phone will be sold through Amazon from September 1 and is priced Rs 9,999.

“At the very beginning of 2017, we aligned our product roadmap basis the consumer needs and committed ourselves to focus on the four key trends – Camera, Screen, Battery and Security. In the last couple of months, we have launched smartphones with Dual cameras, 4000 mAh battery, compelling security features and more, to provide solutions to consumers who use their smartphones as a life hack. With Micromax Canvas Infinity, we are focusing on bringing the best in class display experience with an all-rounder device that packs in the best of everything,” said Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder Micromax Informatics.

He further added, “With an 18:9 display, Canvas Infinity is the only smartphone to offer this technology at this price point. We will be expanding the Infinity range in the coming months, offering an unmatched smartphone experience to our users. Our vision has always been to democratize & massify technology and today’s launch is no different.”

Micromax is also offering a 24-hour service promise on the new Canvas Infinity, i.e. 24 hours repair or replacement promise.

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Gionee X1 With 8 MP Camera Launched For RS 8,999

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Gionee today launched a new smartphone in Indian market. The phone, Gionee X1, comes with 8 megapixel front and rear camera and priced at Rs 8,999.

The smartphone is powered by MediaTek 1.3 GHz MT6737 quad core processor and comes with 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage capacity. The storage space, however, can be expanded upto 256 GB using SDcards.

The 5 inch Gionee X1 comes with full HD IPS display and is shipped in two colours – black and gold. The phone sports an 8 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera as well.

The VoLTE enabled 4G phone offers 3 card slots where it can accommodate 2 SIM cards and one SD card at a time. The smartphone carries a 3000 mAh battery and rear fingerprint sensor.

During the launch offer Gionee offers 10 GB of Airtel 4G data every month up to 6 months with a new Gionee X1 purchase. Similarly the company has also tied up with PayTM to offer two Rs 250 cashback vouchers on every purchase of Rs 350 on PayTM Mall.

“Gionee has always been committed to amaze its customers with premium quality products at attractive prices. Continuing this philosophy, we are delighted to introduce the all new X1 which will surely be a delight for the users. We are confident that the new line of products which we plan to launch soon will not only impress our customers in terms of the prices but also with their striking features and premium quality,” said Alok Shrivastava, Director – Business Intelligence and Planning, Gionee India.

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Intex Launches 4G Feature Phone At Jio Phone Price

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Charged up by the launch of Reliance’s 4G feature phone, Jio Phone, domestic handset maker Intex today launched its own version of a 4G feature phone. Named as Intex Turbo+ 4G, the 4G feature phone is priced at Rs 1500 and was showcased in Indore in Madhya Pradesh today.

This phone is a part of Intex’ newly announced feature phone series – Navratna, that included eight 2G phone models as well. These phones are priced in the range of Rs 700 to Rs 1500.

It can be recalled that Reliance Jio had launched its 4G feature phone named Jio Phone last month which will be provided free of cost to the customers for a refundable security deposit of Rs 1500.

The 4G feature Phone from Intex – Turbo+ 4G comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, VoLTE capability and is powered with a 2000 mAh battery. The 4G device runs on KaiOS software having a dual core processor with a 512MB RAM & 4GB ROM.

From the camera perspective, the Intex 4G feature phone has a 2MP rear camera and VGA Selfie Camera, along with an expandable memory of up to 32GB.

The eight 2G-feature phone models offer varied features. The ECO series models come with a 1.8-inch QQVGA display. ECO 102+ has a currency check feature that helps users to verify the authenticity of their currency. Along with this, it has an 800mAh battery, wireless FM and camera. ECO 106+ is powered by a 1000 mAh battery, wireless FM and expandable memory of up to 32GB. Both these models have a Phonebook memory of 500 contacts.

ECO Selfie is the camera phone in the series having a dual camera with flash for photography enthusiasts, supports all 22 Indian languages for regional communications and has the GPRS/WAP facility for Internet. The model also comes with a 1800 mAh battery and a Phonebook memory of 1500 contacts.

The Turbo series models come with a 2.4-inch display. Turbo Shine supports all 22 Indian languages, powered with a big 1400mAh battery, has wireless FM and expandable memory up to 32GB. Turbo Selfie 18 is the camera phone having a dual camera with flash, powered with a big 1800mAh battery and has a big Phonebook storage of 2000 contacts.

In the Ultra Series models – Ultra 2400+ comes with a huge 2400mAh battery, 2.4-inch display, camera with flash and a big Phonebook capacity of storing 2000 contacts and expendable memory 64GB. Ultra Selfie has a big 2.8-inch display along with dual camera and powered by a massive 3000mAh battery.

Lions G10 is another model having a 2.4-inch display, big Phonebook capacity of 2000 contacts, camera and big battery of 1450mAh, expendable memory 64GB.


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Intex Aqua Power 4 launched, Priced at Rs 5,499


Intex Technologies, an Indian handset player, has launched a new 4G-Volte smart phone Intex Aqua Power 4, priced at Rs 5,499. Smartphone is powered by 4000 mAh battery and features Android 7 OS.

Aqua Power 4 comes with a 5-inch FWVGA display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB RAM. Device comes pre-loaded with a QR Code scanner, Xender, a file sharing app, Gaana app and Prime Video, Tap and Buy and Vistoso.

Ishita Bansal, Product Head (Mobiles), Intex Technologies said, “With Aqua Power IV, the users will sense a top notch battery experience. We at Intex work to provide adept and smart products that meet the most essential needs of the consumers and Aqua Power IV will provide a seamless experience to the millennial generation.”

Intex Aqua Power 4 offers a powerful 5MP (AF) rear camera with flash and a 5MP (FF) selfie camera with flash. Camera app features face-detection, HDR and Panorama. The smartphone has an in-built 16GB ROM with an expandable memory of up to 128GB. Aqua Power 4 is available in two premium colours – Gold and Black.

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Gionee A1 Plus with dual camera and 4550mAh battery launched at Rs 26,999

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Gionee has launched Gionee A1 Plus smartphone in India priced at Rs 26,999. The device is a successor of the flagship model A1 and will be available across India in retail stores.

Gionee A1 Plus brings in significant upgrade with dual camera set up at the rear- 13MP+5MP rear dual camera and 20 MP front camera. The smartphone is fuelled by a 4550mAh battery and is powered by a Helio P25 Octa-core processor with 4GB RAM, 64 GB ROM and 256 GB expandable memory. The phone also gets 6 inch full HD IPS Display.

The dual rear camera allows one to capture the details and collect the depth of field information, wide-angle shots and images with bokeh effects. The A1 Plus comes with Gionee’s facial recognition system and bokeh-selfie mode, which allows users to blur backgrounds with bokeh while still allowing their faces to stand out. The smartphone is powered by a 4550 mAh battery which as per the company claims offers uninterrupted usage for up to two days regardless of web browsing, reading or even consuming video content.

Commenting on the launch, Alok Shrivastava, director, business Intelligence and Planning, Gionee India said, “The A Series is rooted to the growing demand of high quality smartphone photography experience. Keeping up with the rising trend the A1 Plus exhibits excellent camera quality with flawless dual rear camera and exquisite design tradition that will earn accolades for Gionee flagship series. We are confident that our attention to detail with impressive specs, powerful battery and advanced features will deliver the best user experience possible.”

Kuldeep Malik (Country Head, Corporate Sales International), MediaTek while talking about the collaboration said, ” The A1 Plus is driven by Helio P25 processor combined with the power of 16nm Octa-core processing having a superior ISP built with special focus on dual camera devices. The aim is to differentiate the product through its exceptional camera features providing premium image quality.”

Also Read: Gionee A1 Plus: First Look

In addition to longer battery life, GioneeA1 Plus also features Ultrafast charging capability which gives users 2-hour talk time in just 300 seconds charging.

Like the A1, the A1 Plus is also equipped with the fastest fingerprint sensor, unlocking the phone in just 0.2 seconds. The finger print sensor also activates ‘Edgebar’ allowing users a hub for quicker access to their favorite apps.

A1 Plus sports a 6-inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and features such as Split Screen, Maxx Audio VOLTE and Virus detection enabled amongst other key features.

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Yunique 2 Launched By YU Mobiles For Rs 5,999


Micromax’ other smartphone brand YU Mobiles today launched the second version of its earlier model -Yunique and named it Yunique 2. The phone is priced at Rs 5,999 and will be available on Flipkart from 27 July.

The Yunique 2 comes with a 5 inch screen with HD display and Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection. The phone is powered by 1.3 Ghz MediaTek quadcore processor. The phone comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage space.

The Yunique 2 runs on Android Nougat and carries a 2500 mAh battery.

From the camera perspective, the phone sports an 13 megapixel primaryc amera at the rear and a 5 megapixel front camera. In terms of connectivity, the phone comes with 4G LTE, WiFi and Bluetooth.

The Yunique 2 supports 22 Indian languages and comes with pre-installed Truecaller app.

“With YUNIQUE 2, we are bringing a smartphone that hits the sweet spot of power, performance and style confluence together in one device. It is a smartphone that will be a compelling choice for those new age users who are always multi-tasking. We have worked towards making a difference- not only in the phone’s design language but the overall proposition that is aligned with the needs of our consumers. We are super excited to partner with Flipkart and integrate a true dialer experience through Truecaller. These partnerships will not only help us reach out to the young hyper social consumers but also deliver greater value, a core thought for YU mobiles that resonates across our range of smartphones available in the market,” said Shubhodip Pal, Chief Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer, Micromax and YU Mobiles.

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iVOOMi Launches Two New Smartphones for Rs 3499 and Rs 4499

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iVOOMi, a chinese handset brand, has launched two new models of smartphones called Me 4 and Me 5. The phones will be available only on Flipkart and are priced at Rs 3,499 and Rs 4,499 respectively.

iVOOMi Me 4 and Me 5 are Dual Sim phones with 4G VoLTE support. Both the phones are Android 7.0 Nougat based. Me 4 gets 4.5 inch display with 854 x 480 pixels and Me 5 gets 5 inch HD IPS with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution with 2.5D curve glass. Colour options on the phone includes Champagne Gold, Slate Grey, Midnight Black and Carbon Black colour

iVoomi Me 4 gets 1GB RAM and 8 GB internal memory which is expandable up to 64 GB using microSD card. The device uses a quad core processor on a mediatek chipset, while the Me 5 gets 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory and uses the same cipset.

Me 4 gets 5 megapixel camera on both front and rear and a rear flash while the Me 5 gets 8 megapixel unit with flash at the back and a 5MP unit in the front.

Powering the units are 2000 mAH battery on Me4 and 3000 mAH unit on Me5. The price looks very attractive and is one of the cheapest smartphone in the industry. In fact Me 4 is close to Nokia 3310 in terms of pricing. However it will interesting to see how the phones perform in day to day usage.

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Xiaomi’s Largest Phone Mi Max 2 With 5300 mAh Battery Launched For Rs 16,999


Xiaomi has brought back its large format smartphones , the Max series, with the launch of Mi Max 2 in India. The 6.44 inch Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is priced at Rs 19,999. The earlier Max series phone, Mi Max was launched at Rs 14,999.

Let’s see whats there in the new phone that demands a Rs 2000 raise in its price.

The Xioami Mi Max 2 comes with 6.44-inch screen with full HD display which is protected by a 2.5D curved glass with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.  The phone is powered by 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa core processor couple with 4GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage space. The storage capacity can further be enhanced upto 128 GB using microSD cards.

The Mi Max 2 comes with a huge 5300mAh two-day battery, perhaps the largest available in the market. The company claims the battery provides up to 18 hours of video playback, 57 hours of talktime, or over 31 days on standby. Despite the large capacity, Mi Max 2 is able to charge 68 percent in one hour as it supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 with parallel charging, which allows fast charging while controlling temperature increase. The battery also comes with reverse charging capability, means you can use this phone to charge your other phones or devices.

In terms of camera, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 features a 12MP Sony IMX386 1.25-micron large-pixel camera sensor at the back and a 5MP front camera.

The device comes in a metal unibody frame and sports a rear finger print sensor. The phone comes only in black color.

The Mi Max 2 runs on Android Nougat along with company’s own user interface, the MIUI. Because its a pretty big phone, the company offers “One-handed mode” feature so that you can use one hand to operate the phone but the active screen gets smaller. The company claims that the MIUI will soon introduce “Split screen”, which allows two applications to run in the foreground, making full use of the large 6.44-inch display. For instance, a user can watch a video using the top half of the screen while replying to messages in the lower half.

The phone will be first available during the 3rd Mi Anniversary special sale on July 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. on and Mi Home. Following this, Mi Max 2 will be available from July 27 across all online and offline partners of Xiaomi, along with its online retail channels.

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