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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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Micromax launches Canvas 1, priced at Rs 6,999

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Micromax has announced the launch of entry level Smartphone, Canvas 1, priced at Rs 6,999. The new 4G Volte smartphone comes with an 8 MP camera, smart keys and runs on Android Nougat. It is also the first smartphone to come with a 100-day replacement promise on any hardware issue, while the warranty is for 1 year.

Cavans 1 gets a 5 inch, 2.5D HD in cell display. According to company, HD In-cell display of C1 decreases 1/4of the normal screen thickness and provide high rate of penetration and a bright image even in the sunlight.

The phone is powered by a MediaTek MT6737, Quad-core 1.3GHz Processor and 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, while it also supports 32 GB of SD card.

Canvas 1 gets 8 megapixel Camera at the back with dual colour temperature flash and a 5 MP selfie camera and 85° wide angle lens. Company also claims that dual speaker box which is powered by smart audio PA that significantly improves playback quality while protecting speakers from damage at high volume levels

A new element in the phone is App Freezer that disables memory-intensive apps which restricts background processes, save memory resources, unfreeze and the apps are back

The device is equipped with OTG Support that have Mass Storage, can be connected to the Serial Communications, Keyboards/Mice, Game controllers and can easily import photos from a camera

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Kodak Ektra With 21 MP Camera, Deca-core Processor Launched For Rs 19,990

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Japanese imaging company Kodak on Monday launched its latest smartphone in the Indian market. Named Kodak Ektra, the phone comes with 21 megapixel fast focus rear camera and is priced at Rs 19,990. The phone will be available from tomorrow on Flipkart.

London based Bullitt Group is the official distributor of the Kodak branded smartphones and the product is already available in the US and the UK.

“Driven by the enthusiasm from customers globally, we are thrilled to bring the Kodak Ektra to photo enthusiasts in India.,” said Peter Stephens, CEO Bullitt Group, a Kodak licensee for mobile devices.

Specification wise the Kodak Ektra comes with 5.5 inch screen and is powered by MediaTek Helio X20 2.3 GHz decacore processor. The phone comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage capacity which can further be expanded by using microSD cards. The phone has got a 21 megapixel primary camera and 12 megapixel front camera. The phone carries a 3000 mAh battery.

The highlight of this phone is its camera solutions. The custom built camera app is controlled by an intuitive haptic touch, SLR-style Scene Selection Dial, where adjustments are made in real time via a range of settings including HDR, Landscape, Portrait, Macro, Sport, Night-time, Panorama and Bokeh, alongside a Smart Auto mode which auto-selects the best conditions for your photographs. In Manual mode, more advanced users can adjust exposure, ISO, focus, white balance and shutter speed, with the results being visible on the screen as changes are made.

The company says the phone uses ARCSOFT Night soft technology that gives high quality low light and night-time photography. Also the Kodak Ektra uses a Kodak certified lens coating enabling even more light to reach the sensor, as well as reducing ISO noise, brightening underexposed areas and stabilising blur from slow shutter speeds.

The Phone also comes preloaded with Scanseed app that gives varieties of image editing options on the go.

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Refreshed Nokia 130 announced for India

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HMD Global, brand owner of Nokia phones, has announced refreshed Nokia 130. Phone features refreshed, designs, and feature 1.8-inch colour screens, LED torch lights and sleek, contoured designs, with each phone being available in a range of three colours.

Nokia 130 gets FM playback which Nokia 105 which has also been launched lacks. Phone offers up to 44 hours of FM radio playback time and also gets 32GB of MicroSD card storage for music, photos and videos.

The phone supports video playback with claimed 11.5 hours of video playback on a single charge. It also features Bluetooth support for a headset or speakers. There is also a VGA camera in the phone. And also allows sharing of videos, contacts and more through bluetooth.

Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global said “With more than 4 billion people remaining offline and unable to benefit from the social and economic development opportunities of the internet, simply getting connected by voice and text is still such an important step for many people around the world,”

Available in red, grey and black, the Nokia 130 is not yet available and company has also not disclosed the pricing. Both the Nokia 130 and Nokia 105 are available in Dual and Single SIM variants.

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New Nokia 105 Launched For Rs 999

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HMD Global, which now owns to rights of Nokia for phones, has launched a new, refreshed third generation Nokia 105. The Nokia 105 Dual SIM and Single SIM variants will be available at retail stores across the country starting July 19.

The new Nokia 105 features an all new design, better battery life, and larger screen size and new keymat. The design is inspired by the Nokia phone design heritage. However it is built using new polycarbonate casing with inherent colour that minimises the visual impact of knocks and bumps.

Nokia 105 gets new island keymat features separated keys for improved usability, and gets larger 1.8-inch screen. Games like Snake Xenzia, comes preloaded. New Nokia 105 also comes preloaded with two try and buy games – Doodle Jump and Crossy Road.

Nokia 105 offers up to 15.7 hours talk time and a month long standby. It has enough storage space for up to 500 text messages and up to 2,000 contacts. Nokia 105 also features the ever popular LED torchlight.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global said “We understand that people who are looking for great feature phones are motivated by different needs. But when it comes to phone features the needs are the same; long battery life, robust build quality, and high quality voice functionality.Add to that classic, timeless looks and you have what is simplya great phone – the Nokia 105.”

Arto Nummela, CEO,HMD Global said “With more than 4 billion people remaining offline and unable to benefit from the social and economic development opportunities of the internet, simply getting connected by voice and text is still such an important step for many people around the world.”

Available in Dual and Single SIM variants, the new Nokia 105 also features an inbuilt FM Radio and charges using a standard Micro USB cable (USB 2.0). It will be available for Rs 999 for the single SIM variant and Rs 1149 for the dual SIM variant. Nokia 105 will be available in blue, white and black.

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Nubia M2 Now Available For All For Rs 22,999

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ZTE’s smartphone brand, Nubia has announced that recently launched Nubia M2 is now available for sale to everyone on Amazon. Nubia M2 is priced at 22,999 and features a sleek 7 mm body encased in dual-diamond cut metal frame. It has dual camera setup with two 13 MP Sony CMOS censors, including RGB and Monochrome CMOS and gets a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The device can record everything in 4k resolution. The display 5.5 inch AMOLED unit with Full HD (1080p) resolution. Smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor and paired with 4GB RAM & 64GB ROM.

Dheeraj Kukreja, Marketing Director, nubia says, “We are delighted with the response to nubia M2 on Amazon prime day. The device is now available for everyone on amazon and we are confident that it will continue to build upon the legacy of nubia devices as “The mobile photography expert”.

Company claims that its proprietary Tru-Signal technology increases call quality by 30% and data transmission speed by 40% while simultaneously decreasing power usage by 20%. Nubia M2 runs on an Android 6.0.1 and is powered by a 3630mAh non removable battery. It measures 154.50 x 75.90 x 7.00 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 168.00 grams.

The ZTE Nubia M2 is a dual SIM phone. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

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Intex Launches Aqua Selfie for Rs 6649

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Intex has launched a new smartphone, Aqua Selfie aimed at selfie lovers, featuring 5 megapixel front camera with selfie flash. The phone also features 8 megapixel rear camera with flash. The phone features 3000 mAH battery with fast charging capability and is priced at Rs 6649.

The Android 7.0 Naugat based smartphone runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM and offers 4G VoLTE connectivity. Intex Aqua Selfie comes with the big 5.5-inch HD IPS display. The smartphone has an in-built 16GB ROM with an expandable memory of up to 64GB.
Ms Ishita Bansal, Product Head – Mobiles, Intex Technologies said, “For today’s selfie struck generation we have brought the Aqua Selfie model powered with the front LED flash, supported by the big battery so one can keep clicking and store unlimited beautiful memories.”
Intex is also offering some pre-installed apps like QR Code scanner, that decodes the QR code. Music app Gaana is also pre-installed along with Prime Video which allows the users to enjoy free unlimited access to all their favorite songs and stream and download popular movies and TV Shows. Another feature is the Vistoso/Xender.

Intex Aqua Selfie comes in two colour – Rose Gold and Black.

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Moto E4 Plus With 5000 mAh Battery Launched At Rs 9,999

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Lenovo India today launched its latest smartphone, the Moto E4 Plus, in the Indian market. Moto E4 Plus, a part of Motorola’s E series smartphones, is a budget phone and is priced at Rs 9,999.

The phone comes with Android’s latest OS, the Nougat. Interestingly, the phone comes with 5000 mAh battery despite being a budget phone.

Moto E4 Plus looks similar to the Moto G5 smartphones with the slightly curved back. The phone sports a metal uni-body design which lends it a premium feel. A very prominent round rear camera unit, antena lines running across top and bottom are some of the other design elements. The front home button has the fingerprint scanner embedded inside it.

Moto E4 Plus features a 5.5-inch HD resolution display (1080 x 720 pixels), Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, 3GB RAM coupled 32GB internal storage space. The rear camera is a 13Megapixel unit, while the front camera is 5MP supported by flash. The Moto E4 Plus runs the latest Android Nougat 7.1.1. Motorla is also shipping a 10W rapid charger which becomes all the more important given the size of the battery which would have otherwise taken forever to charge.

Motorola Moto E4 Plus is not water resistant however it does feature a water-repellent coating to protect your smartphone against splashes, etc. This 4G LTE device also features Bluetooth version 4.1 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light, Magnetometer (e-compass) and Fingerprint reader.

The company also launched another phone in the E series – the Moto E4. This is a 5 inch device with HD display and runs on Android 7.1.1.

The phone features 8MP autofocus camera at the back and 5 megapixel camera at the front. The phone carries 2800 mAh battery. The phones will be available on Flipkart.

Besides, the phone comes with data bundling packages from Jio as well as Idea Cellular.

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Samsung Galaxy On Max Now Available, Priced Rs 16,900

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Samsung Galaxy On Max, which was announced recently is now available for purchase through Flipkart at a price of Rs 16,900. The Galaxy On Max, which supports Samsung Pay Mini, is similar to Samsung Galaxy J7 Max, which is the offline model with only difference being the processor, On Max uses a MediaTek Helio P20 SoC, while J7 Max gets a MediaTek Helio P25 Lite SoC.

Smartphone is available in Black and Gold colour variants. There is a discount of Rs. 2,000 for buyers using Standard Chartered credit and debit cards. The Galaxy On Max competes with the Oppo F3, Moto G5 Plus, Oppo F1s, Honor 8, Honor 8 Lite, and even the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime.

The dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy On Max runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and sports a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MTK P25 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB ibuilt storage which can be expanded by up to 256GB.

Smartphone gets 13-megapixel sensors and LED flash both on the front and back. The front sensor is coupled with a f/1.9 aperture lens, while the rear sensor is coupled with a f/1.7 aperture lens, which the company claims provide great low-light performance. There are somesoftware related features like Social Camera Mode as well for instant sharing of photos.

Smartphone offers 4G VoLTE, weighs 178 grams and is powered by a 3300mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy On Max also sports a fingerprint sensor on the home button. It also supports Samsung Pay Mini, which was launched in India last month alongside the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 Max. It supports UPI-based payments and integrates a mobile wallet, but does not get NFC and MST-powered offline tap-to-pay features.

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LG Q6 with Full vision display launched, will get affordable pricing

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LG (Electronics) has announced the launch of LG Q6 smartphone. LG aims to offer premium features at a competitive price through new Q series of which Q6 is the first.

LG Q6 features 5.5-inch FHD+ FullVision display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display gets “bezel-less” though it actual gets less bezel and that according to company has retained to prevent accidental touching of the screen when being held.

The Q6 family consists of the Q6+, Q6 and Q6α. The three variants offer different memory and storage options with Q6+ getting 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, the base Q6 gets 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and the most affordable Q6α offers 2GB RAM and 16GB of ROM.

LG Q6 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Soc and 3000mAH battery. The phone gets the latest Android 7.1.1 Naugat operating system. It features a minimalist design, no camera bump, rounded corners of the body matching the corners of the display and has been packaged in metallic frame.

The phone also features LG’s proprietary Face Recognition feature. The smartphone incorporates a 100-degree wide angle 5 megapixel selfie camera. The rear camera is a 13 megapixel unit.

“The LG Q6 is a blend of premium features, great performance and attractive pricing, a combination that is extremely important to us as we look at the way consumers are using smartphones around the world,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The Q series is our way of getting the superb experiences with the essence of the LG’s premium line-ups to more consumers’ hands and pockets.”

The LG G6 has said that it will start selling the phone in key markets in Asia starting next month and will be rolled out in Europe, Latin America and North America later. No pricing has been announced so far, however we expect it to be priced between Rs 14,000 to Rs 20,000.

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Smartphone offers on Amazon India Prime day.

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Amazon is offering exclusive savings to its prime members for 30 hours starting 6:00 PM 10th July. It is Amazon India’s first Prime Day which gives Prime members exclusive deals which is not available to non prime members.

Amazon has some special offers on smartphones and also there are few exclusive launches too here is a look at all the smartphone offers available. Redmi Flash sale which is currently available only on Amazon. Honor 8 Pro and Infocus Turbo 5 is also being introduced by Amazon today.

Prime members will also get special discount on Phones. Moto G5 and G5 plus gets Rs 1000 off, OnePlus 3T gets Rs 2000 off and Honor 6X gets Rs 3000 off, other than that OnePlus 5 gets Rs 2000 Amazon Pay cash back on exchange.

Amazon India is also starting its first Original series “Inside Edge” on Prime Video. Members can watch this exciting new series on www.PrimeVideo.com.

Some other deals other than smartphones are: On purchase of TCL 4K Pure Android Smart TV (55 inches), get a TCL HD Ready TV (32 inches) FREE, up to 40% off on Bose Earphones, 1.5 TB hard disk starting at 4099, Bose Soundlink 3 at 30% off, Rs. 7000 off on Lenovo 7th Gen i5 Full HD Win10+Office laptop, minimum 25% off on Sanyo Televisions, Apple watch series 2 starting at 27900 and many more.

There is a 20% discount of Kindle Starter Packs (KSP), which consist of a Kindle e-reader (Kindle or Kindle Paperwhite), a premium Kindle case, free 2-Year Kindle Total Protection Plan and a Kindle eBook promotion (that offers KSP customers 80% discount on any Kindle eBooks up to Rs. 1,000 for Kindle Pack and Rs. 2,000 for Kindle Paperwhite Pack.

Members using HDFC Bank debit and credit cards can avail a 15% cashback of upto Rs.2000/ on a minimum purchase of Rs. 5000. Anyone can become a prime memberby visiting www.amazon.in/primeday today.

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