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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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BlackBerry Keyone With Physical Keypad Launched


You can’t just write off BlackBerry, the original smartphone maker. Though the Canadian firm has stopped making the devices, its partner TCL has launched a new smartphone at MWC 2017, named BlackBerry KEYone.

And the KEYone gets you what you loved most on a BlackBerry device – its physical keypad.

Specifications wise TCL has put what it takes to make that phone run optimally. It did not add too many features like the premium segment ones nor did it strip the KEYone do a basic, entry level smartphone.

The BlackBerry KEYone comes in scrathc resistant 4.5 inch display with 1680×1080 pixel resolution at 434 ppi. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage capacity. This, however, can be expanded upto 2 TB using micro SD cards.


The KEYone sports 12 megapixel camera as the primary one and the front camera is of 8 megapixels. The rear camera has got autofocus and dual LED flash. The phone runs on Android Nougat and carries 3505 mAh battery. It also supports Quick Charge 3.0.

Hey hang on. The BlackBerry KEYone comes with a physical keypad. One can also use the keypad as a track pad, means, the typical smartphone functions like swiping left or right can be done on the keypad. And interestingly, the KEYone comes with a fingerprint sensor, and it has intelligently integrated onto the space key.

The BlackBerry KEYone is priced at $549 and may come to India around second quarter of 2017.

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MWC 2017 : Iconic Nokia 3310 Is Back, May Come To India In May


There would not be a single Indian mobile phone user who is not aware of the Nokia 3310 mobile phone. This phone must be the most famous mobile phone in the world, though we do not have the exact statistics to prove that. To your surprise, this iconic phone model is making a come back. And it may be in your hands as soon as May this year.

Nokia 3310 was a feature phone, and you would be surprised that this phone has made a comeback, and, hold, in this era of ever evolving smartphones.

The relaunch of Nokia 3310, perhaps, would be the most anticipated and waited launches of this year’s MWC event. And HMD Global, the brand owners of th eNokia brand, did not disappoint anyone. The phone was launched with lots of emotions.

Nokia 3310 Specs

The Nokia 3310 comes in 2.4 inch screen size with a curved form factor. It, the company claims, helps in readability in sunlight. I fully believe Nokia! This phone will be available in both single SIM and double SIM variants. This phone sports a 2 megapixel camera with LED flash and is a 2G phone. It will do the basic stuff that a phone is made for – calling and sending text messages. HMD Global claims that the phone’s battery offers 22 hours of talktime – a feature the old Nokia was proud of. As far standby time is concerned, the phone can go up to a whooping month, without any recharge. The Nokia 3310 has 16 MB storage but it can be expanded up to 32 GB using microSD cards. It comes with an USB recharge port.

And trust me, the Nokia 3310 brings you your all time favorite game – Snake. The phone comes in four distinct colours- Black, Grey, Orange and Yellow. The phone is expected to come to India around May 2017 and is expected to be priced around Rs 4000. Start saving folks!

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Vivo Y55S With 13 MP Camera, 3 GB RAM Launched For 12,490


Vivo today launched its latest smartphone Vivo Y55S. This is the second phone from the Chinese company to be launched in 2017, the 1st one being the Vivo V5 Plus.

The Vivo Y55s is a dual SIM 4G phone and is priced Rs 12,490.

The Y55S is the upgraded version of Vivo Y55L that was launched in October last year. The Y55S comes in 5.2 inch screen size with HD display having 1280×720 pixel resolution and is covered with a 2.5D glass. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage space. The storage space, however, can be expanded up to 256 GB using micro SD cards.

The Vivo Y55S sports a 13 megapixel primary camera with autofocus and flash features. The phone also comes with a 5 megapixel camera at the front. The smartphone carries a 2730 mAh battery.

The Vivo Y55s runs on company’s own Funtouch OS that is built upon Android Marshmallow. The Vivo Y55S also comes with ‘Smart Screen-Split’ feature that allows users to multi-task without having to switch back and forth every time a message pops up. Users can chat and watch videos simultaneously on one screen without causing strain to the eyes with the “Eye Protection Mode.

After the success of Vivo V5 Plus, we hereby strengthen our Y series portfolio with the launch of this power packed device, the Y55s. We at Vivo are motivated by our endeavor to consistently set industry benchmarks by offering best in class features at affordable prices. Focused on our commitment in servicing customer satisfaction through quality products, we are hopeful that our latest innovation will be as successful as our previous offerings. We are confident that Vivo will have a great run in the year 2017,” said Kent Cheng, CEO of Vivo India.

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OnePlus 3T 128 GB Variant Sale Starts Tonight


OnePlus 3T, probably the best phone in the market now, will start selling its 128 GB gunmetal version from tonight. Stock will open at 12.01 AM and it will be available at the company’s own website.

The company has preponed the sale to tonight whereas it was earlier planned for 25th February. This will be an open sale, so if you are waiting to buy an OnePlus 3T 128 GB, tonight is your day!

This model was available for purchase ofrom 17 February but that was only for Amazon Prime members.

The OnePlus 3T 128 GB Gunmetal version is priced at Rs 34,999 and comes with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage space. I’m sure with this you would not need any more storage space, ever, in your life. For

PnePlus 3T Specifications
The OnePlus 3T comes in 5.5 inch size with full HD Optic AMOLED display and Corning Gorilla glass 4 protection. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quadcore processor and deploys 6 GB RAM. The smartpone sports 16 megapixel rear as well as front camera. The phone comes with a 3400 mAh battery with DASH Charge fast charging technology that, the company claims, can charge the phone to stand a day in just 30 minutes. The dual SIM OnePlus 3T is LTE enabled and runs on company’s own Oxygen OS which is developed over Android. Other connectivity features include WiFi 802.11 a/c, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/AGPS and NFC.

The OnePlus 3T comes in two variants, 64 GB and 128 GB. The 64 GB is priced at Rs 29,999 and comes only in Soft Gold color.

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Ziox Mobiles Launches Feature Phone With 4000 mAh Battery


Ziox Mobiles today launched a feature phone that can put most of the smartphones to shame, at least in battery category, as it launched a feature phone with 4000 mAh battery. Not only that, this phone, named Thunder Mega, can also work like a power bank, means, can charge other phones and devices as well.

The Thunder Mega is priced at Rs 1803 and is available in Black/Red, Black/Grey and Black/Orange colors, both at online as well as offline stores.

The company claims the phone will give 50 hours of talktime and 1300 hours of standby time, or almost two months! Apart from big battery this phone can also charge other phone with OTG Cable.

The Ziox Thunder Mega has a 2.4 inch display and offers 32 GB expandable memory. It comes with other features like internet support, Bluetooth connectivity, Ziox Search and Ziox Portal.

The phone is paired with SOS button for safety of Women & senior citizens along with 4 LED Torch, Wireless FM and a Mobile Tracker keeping the device available and in use all the time.

The phone memory also incorporates 1000 contacts & 200 SMS facilitating easy use. Lastly, the phone supports Digital Camera with Flashlight that lets you capture your best moments even in low light.

“With our newest phone, Ziox pushes the limit further set for a feature phone in the Industry. Big battery and power bank function combo will definitely address the audience who are facing hitches via battery and also looks to charge their phone via powerbank,” said Deepak Kabu, Chief Executive Officer – Ziox Mobiles.


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Intex Aqua Lions 4G Smartphone Launched For Rs 5499

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Leading domestic smartphone maker Intex Technologies on Tuesday launched its latest smartphone Aqua Lions 4G for Rs 5,499. The smartphone is 4G enabled with VoLTE feature and is available at various stores.


The Aqua Lion 4G-VoLTE sports a 5-inch FWVGA display and is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage. The phone runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS and weighs just 147 grams.

The Intex Aqua Lions 4G sports 5 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash. This primary snapper is supported by a 2 megapixel front camera to click selfies and video chats. The device is powered by a 2000 mAh Li–ion battery, which allows users a talk-time of up to 8 hours with a standby time up of 350 hours. The smartphone is available in Champagne and Grey colours.

The Aqua Lions 4G comes with some preloaded APPS. One of them is the MiFon Security App that has an integrated smart tracking facility to conduct live tracking of lost device via IMEI number. It also has a special feature where if somebody switches ON the stolen device and tinkers with it, the smartphone will auto-click the user and send his/her photo to the registered email address of the device owner (can happen only if the phone has live internet).

Tap & Buy is another App that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make online shopping smarter and easier for users. The third App – allows users to use QR codes conveniently through a QR code reader/scanner application feature, primarily done through rear or principal camera.

‘Basis the wonderful response we got for Aqua Lions 3G last year, we have come up with the Lions Series 2.0, powered with super speed 4G-Volte for data savvy youth. This will reinforce the brand association and enhance our connect with the young consumers. We are sure the all new Aqua Lion 4G-Volte with its powerful specs and innovative VAS features will surely be a delight for the consumers yet again,” said Nidhi Markanday, Director & Business Head, Intex.


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Micromax Expands Vdeo Range Of Smartphones

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Micromax on Wednesday expanded its Vdeo range of smartphones- a new category created by the homegrown firm focusing on video calling feature, in the Indian market.

The smartphone models are named Vdeo 3 and Vdeo 4 and are priced at Rs 5749 and Rs 6249 respectively. The Micromax Vdeo range offers 4G VoLTE and comes pre-loaded with Google Duo app. The smartphones also come with a pre bundled Reliance Jio SIM, which offers three months of unlimited free data and voice calling option to all the Vdeo users.

The Vdeo 3 and Vdeo 4 come with almost similar specs. The smartphone comes in 5 inch screen size and run on Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. They have 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage capacity. While the Vdeo 3 sports a 5 megapixel rear camera, the Vdeo 4 offers an 8 megapixel camera at the back. However, both the cameras sport 2 megapixel front camera. The other difference is the Vdeo 3 carries a 2000 mAh battery whereas the other phone comes with 3000 mah battery.

“Last month post the launch of Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 smartphones, we received a phenomenal response from our consumers. The Vdeo range of smartphones are designed keeping in mind the basic needs that Indian consumers demand from their smartphones. They are fully loaded with best-in-class features for an entry level Smartphone – including 4G VoLTE, Android Marshmallow, great battery performance, HD Display and housed in a premium and stylish metal body. We truly believe that these feature, coupled with free internet connectivity with the pre-bundled Reliance Jio SIM is a compelling proposition that will accelerate the switch from feature phones to Smartphones,” said Micromax CMO Shubhajit Sen.

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Buy Lenovo Z2 Plus Rs 3000 Cheaper At Flipkart, Amazon


The Lenovo Z2 Plus that was originally priced Rs 17,999 when it was launched is cheaper by Rs 3000 now and you can grab one for yourself at either Flipkart or starting today for Rs 14,999. This is for the 3 GB ROM, 32 GB storage version.

The 4GB RAM, 64 GB storage version, however, becomes cheaper by 2500 and is available at Rs 17,499 compared to Rs 19,999 when it was launched in last September. The 4GB ROM, 64 GB storage is available at offline retail outlets across the country, Lenovo said in a statement.

The Lenovo Z2 Plus comes in 5 inch screen size with FHD display with a 2.5D curved glass on top and runs on Android Marshmallow. The storage capacity of both the variants can be upped to 128 GB using microSD cards. The devcie is powered by quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. On the camera front, the Lenovo Z2 Plus is equipped with 13  megapixel rear camera with flash and autofocus features and the front camera is of 8 megapixel. The phone comes with 3500 mAh battery. The Z2  Plus also supports quick charge.

The Lenovo Z2 Plus has a dedicated application to track all your fitness needs. U health app keeps track of your step, distance and calories with the help of dedicated Pedometer, Gyroscope, Accelerometer and sensor processing unit of Snapdragon 820. For smart quick actions, the Lenovo Z2 Plus features a supercharged Home button, U Touch. Apart from hosting an accurate Fingerprint sensor, it’s an advanced capacitive sensor and a physical button and enables users to program 7 different gestures and shortcuts into the Fingerprint sensor.

The company said starting today 16th January 12 noon, the Lenovo Z2 Plus (3GB + 32GB) variant will be available on Flipkart and in black and white color variants at INR 14,999. Additionally, 4GB & 64 GB variant will also be available for purchase across leading retail stores.

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Ziox Mobiles’ New 4G Smartphone Is Priced At Rs 5553


Sun Airvoice owned mobile phone brand Ziox Mobiles has launched a new smartphone in the Indian market. Named Astra Metal 4G, the smartphone is priced at Rs 5553 and targets the entry level smartphone users.

The new smartphone from Ziox Mobiles is a 5 inch device and is powered by 1.3 GHz quad core processor.  The Astra Metal 4G comes with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of internal storage capacity. The company says the storage space can be expanded up to 32 GB by using micro SD cards.

On camera front, the Ziox Mobiles smartphone sports a 5 megapixel rear camera with flash and a 2 megapixel front camera. The back camera has Auto Focus and Flash support to help you take sharp & vivid images even in low lighting conditions while the 2MP front camera captures stunning selfies in a jiffy and facilitates video calling. The phone is run on Android Marshmallow OS.

“After establishing its mark in the feature phone segment, Ziox is proud to introduce its first 4G entrant, that not only elevates performance& customer experience to the next level, but endeavors to empower consumers with affordable technology, keeping the users ahead of the Tech curve,” says Deepak Kabu, CEO, Ziox Mobiles.

The dual SIM 4G phone carries a 3000 mAh battery and is available in shades of Rose Gold, Silver & Champagne Gold, Astra Metal 4G is already available in leading retail stores across India.

This phone from Ziox Mobiles supports 21 Indian languages, which the company believes, will be a big draw among its Indian consumers. The Astra Metal 4G smartphone also offers connectivity options like WIFI, Bluetooth, FM Radio & more to offer an all-inclusive smartphone using experience.

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Samsung Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3 Launched


In a surprising move, Samsung today launched three new smartphones – Galxy A7, Galxy A5 and Samsung Galaxy A3 – under its A series smartphones, days before CES 2017. These phones were expected to be launched during the trade show that starts from 8 January but today’s launch indicates there is more in the store.

Though the price of the smartphones are not known but the company said the phones will be made available in Russia first sometime in January.

Tech Specs : Galaxy A7
The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a 5.7 inch smartphone with super AMOLED display and is powered by 1.9 GHz octa core processor. The phone comes with 3GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage capacity. The storage space can further be expanded upto 256 GB using microSD cards.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 sports 16 megapixel cameras at front as well as at rear. Both the camera come with autofocus and flash. Both the cameras support HD video recording.

The Galaxy A7 sports 3600 mAh battery and supports features like finger print sensor and Samsung Pay. However, Samsung Pay will be available in selected markets.

Galaxy A5
The Samsung Galaxy A5 comes with almost same technical specifications as Galaxy A7 with few differences. The A5 is a 5.2 inch smartphone with 3000 mAh battery. Besides specs and features are same with A7. This device also comes with Samsung Pay, NFC and LTE enabled.

Galaxy A3
The Samsung Galaxy A3 is a 4.7 inch smartphone and is powered by 1.6 GHz octa core processor with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage space. In terms of camera, the A3 comes with 13 megapixel rear camera and 8 megapixel front camera. The Galaxy A3 comes with 2350 mAh battery.
All three variants of the Galxy A series come with metal frame and the display is covered with 3D curved glass that gives more strength to the display glass compared to 2.5D glass.

All the Galaxy A series smartphones offer IP68 water and dust resistance.

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