The Zuk Edge smartphone, which had been teased by Lenovo for a while now, has been finally launched in the Chinese market. The new Zuk Edge smartphone will go on sale from January 1 in China, and has been priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 22,500) for the 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM variant, and CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 24,500) for the 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM variant. The latest Zuk smartphone will be made available in Ceramic White and Titanium Crystal Black colour variants.
The main highlight of the Zuk Edge is its 2.35GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, apart from its 5.5-inch full-HD TDDI display with Corning Gorilla Glass that supposedly has an 86.4 percent screen-to-body ratio, its USB Type-C (v3.1) port, its under-glass U Touch fingerprint sensor (that can unlock in as little as 0.09 seconds), and its built-in blood oxygen heart rate sensor. Other interesting additions in Lenovo’d Zuk Edge include a pneumatic altimeter and a UV light sensor.
The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) Zuk Edge runs Android 7.0 Nougat-based ZUI 2.5. As for optics, the new Zuk Edge smartphone bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with a 1.34-micron pixel Samsung ISOCELL sensor, an f/2.2 aperture, PDAF+CAF hybrid autofocus, and a high-brightness flash. On the front, it bears an 8-megapixel camera with a 1.12-micron pixel sensor, and an f/2.2 aperture. Inbuilt storage of Zuk Edge is 64GB, which is not expandable via microSD card.
Connectivity options onboard the Zuk Edge include 4G LTE (with support for Indian LTE bands), Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.1, and GPS/ A-GPS. The Zuk Edge bears 3100mAh battery, measures 142.9×74.5×7.68mm and weighs 160 grams. Other sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor
Maruti Suzuki is all set to tread a very new path with its new Ignis. The Japanese car maker calls it a Premium Urban Compact car and despite a small footprint the car still has a generous wheelbase which means there’s more space on the inside of the car. Now, we’ve already told you about the launch date of the car and yes, it’s 13th January, 2017 and that’s not far away. It’ll be the first launch of the new year and we surely look forward to it especially since we saw at the 2016 Paris Motor Show
The LED DRLs add a bit of character to the Ignis
The Ignis comes with 15″ high gloss black alloy wheels, cladding on wheel arches, and a clamshell with air vent garnish. The headlamps are integrated into the grille and we’ll see LED Projector headlamps too make its way into the car, which will be a first for Maruti Suzuki. It also sees a dual tone roof – white and black roof for the blue car and red with black. What is also prominent is the wheels of the car that fall outside the design and this accounts for very short overhangs and as we said earlier translates into a generous amount of space inside. So, there are a lot of SUV elements added to the car, just like the Renault Kwid.
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is described as a Premium Urban Compact Car
Now, we’ve already told you all there is to know about the Ignis, but the India-spec car does get some unique elements. The cabin gets a floating layered design and the big screen with a dominant speedometer looks good. There are toggle switches like what we find on the MINI for AC controls and it’s new coming from Maruti. The interior also sees a dual tone styling – black and grey, but the console and door handle carries the exterior colour, though only on the red, blue and titanium. We will finally see both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make its way into the Maruti car and we know it’s been long pending, but Maruti Suzuki wants to cater to a wider audience and with these features, the Ignis will surely help in achieving that. However, the base variants of the Ignis might not come with the high-end features and we’ll know more once the specifications are released.
The Ignis comes with toggle switches for operating the AC
While we are still to lay our hands on the specifications of the car, Maruti Suzuki announced that the Ignis will come with both petrol and diesel engine and both the engines will come with the Auto Gear Shift option. In fact C.V Raman, Executive Director, R&D, Maruti Suzuki said that the AGS was done for India, and the reason for not going with the CVT is that people prefer to have a good automatic car at a reasonable cost and customers prefer to spend on embellishing their cars with customization options. As we’ve seen with the Brezza, the Ignis too will come with a whole bunch of customisation options – roof wraps, fog lamp bezel and grille colour strips, interior dash colour trims to name a few.
Maruti Suzuki will come with a bunch of customisation options
On the safety front, the Ignis will be equipped with seatbelt pretensioners and ABS and dual airbags will be part of standard equipment. The new generation platform is lighter yet has higher torsional rigidity which means there’s more stability.
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis will come with 15 inch wheels
Maruti Suzuki will open bookings for the Ignis in the first week of January and the car can be booked through an online app.
ZTE brand Nubia on Wednesday launched two smartphones in India – the Nubia Z11 and Nubia N1. Unlike its launch in China and other regions, the Nubia Z11 has only been brought in one variant in India – with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage – which has been priced at Rs. 29,999. The Nubia N1 on the other hand has been priced at Rs. 11,999 in India. Registrations for the first sale of the Nubia Z11 and Nubia N1 will begin on Friday, via Amazon India.
The Nubia Z11 and the Nubia N1 run Nubia UI 4.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Both the smartphones also bear a hybrid dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) configuration, with Nano-SIM card in one slot, and a Nano-SIM or microSD card in the other slot.
The highlight of the Nubia Z11 apart from its 6GB of RAM is its processor – it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. It also sports a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel. The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) 2.5D display, and bears a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, OIS, and an f/2.0 aperture. It comes with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.4 aperture and an 80-degree wide-angle lens.
The Nubia Z11 supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 200GB). It sports a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. Connectivity options onboard include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, GPS, Glonass, GPS/ A-GPS, 3G, and USB Type-C. It measures 151.8×72.3×7.5mm and weighs 162 grams.
Coming to the Nubia N1, its highlights are a 5000mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor at the back that claims to unlock the smartphone in just 0.2 seconds.
It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with 401ppi pixel density, and is powered by a 64-bit Mediatek Helio P10 octa-core SoC (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1GHz) paired with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone offers 64GB of inbuilt storage, alongside the option to expand it via microSD slot (up to 128GB).
Optics include a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, and LED flash. The selfie camera is also at 13-megapixel with beauty filters, and smart fill light for better night photography. Connectivity options include 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C support.
After launching the Gionee P7 Max months ago, the company has launched the Gionee P7 smartphone in India, expanding its ‘P’ series. The Gionee P7 is priced at Rs. 9,999 and is available across major retail and online stores in India.
The Gionee P7 is available in White, Latte Gold, and Grey colour options, and sports a glass back with ribbed pattern. The volume and power buttons are housed on the right edge, and the smartphone sports metal edges.
As for the specifications, the Gionee P7 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based on Amigo 3.2, and supports dual-SIM slots. It is essentially a smaller variant of the P7 Max, and comes with low-end specs compared to the larger sibling. It features with a 5-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD IPS display with soda lime protection. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone offers 16GB of inbuilt storage with the option to expand further with the help of a microSD card slot (up to 128GB). As for the optics on the Gionee P7, there is an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies and video chats. The smartphone packs a 2300mAh battery that claims to last up to 259 hours of standby time. Connectivity options include 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 , and GPS. There’s no fingerprint scanner on the Gionee P7 smartphone.
Just to compare, the Gionee P7 Max was priced at Rs. 13,999 and specifications include a 5.5-inch HD display, and a 2.2GHz octa-core MT6595 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. Additionally, it offers 32GB of inbuilt storage, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3100mAh battery.
The Alcatel Idol 4 smartphone, unveiled alongside the Idol 4s at the pre-MWC 2016 event earlier this year, has been launched in India at Rs. 16,999. Alcatel Idol 4 will be available exclusively via Flipkart starting 2pm IST on Thursday. The new Alcatel Idol smartphone has been made available by the company in Dark Grey, Metal Silver, and Gold colour variants.
Along with the Alcatel Idol 4 smartphone, the company has bundled a VR headset that allows users to get an immersive experience using the smartphone’s display. Alcatel Idol 4 also comes with bundled JBL earphones in the box. One of the unique features of Alcatel Idol 4 is the boom key, which is located on the right side of the device, and allows users to get access to camera, gallery, videos, games and other applications.
The dual-SIM Alcatel Idol 4 smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, and sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS LTPS display. The Idol 4 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor coupled with Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB RAM. Alcatel’s latest smartphone comes with 16GB of built-in storage, which is expandable (up to 512GB) via microSD card.
In terms of optics, the Alcatel Idol 4 comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with touch focus and dual-LED flash. At front we have an 8-megapixel shooter, tagged with flash. Alcatel Idol 4 comes with a real-time face beautification feature.
Alcatel Idol 4 measures 147×72.5×7.1mm and weighs 135 grams. The Alcatel Idol 4’s battery is rated at 2610mAh, and further comes with support for Quick Charge version 2.0. In terms of connectivity options, the Idol 4 smartphone offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB OTG, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
As expected, Meizu has launched the M5 Note smartphone at an event in China. It is made available in three RAM/ storage bundles – 3GB RAM/ 16GB storage, 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage – and is priced at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 8,900), CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 9,900), and CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 14,900) respectively. The Meizu M5 Note Note is up for pre-order in the country, and will begin selling it from Thursday.
The big highlight of the smartphone is that it runs on the newly released Flyme OS 6 (based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow) out-of-the-box. It sports an all metal body, and also packs a massive 4000mAh battery with mCharge fast charging support that claims to fully charge the phone in 90 minutes. The smartphone also brings support for fingerprint recognition integrated under the Home Button, and Meizu claims that it can unlock the phone in just 0.2 seconds.
As for the specifications, the Meizu M5 Note features a 5.5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) LTPS 2.5D curved glass display. It is powered by a 1.8GHz MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor paired with ARM Mali T860 GPU. Apart from the inbuilt storage, the smartphone also supports expansion with the help of a microSD slot ( up to 128GB).The Meizu M5 Note supports 4G VoLTE, and comes with a hybrid dual-SIM slot (Nano + Nano). As for the optics, the smartphone bears a 13-megapixel rear sensor with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, and PDAF. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and 4P Lens. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, and GPS support. The smartphone measures at 153.6×75.8×8.15mm, and weighs 175 grams. The Meizu M5 Note will be made available in Grey, Silver, Champagne Gold and Blue colour options.
There has so far been very little information regarding Motorola’s followup to the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones. However, some alleged images of what could be the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus have surfaced on the Internet.
The images and specifications of the fifth generation Moto G devices were leaked online in the form of a screenshot posted by The Android Soul. The images show the front of the devices and are not clear enough to make out any notable difference from their fourth-gen counterparts. If the images are true, it seems like the Moto G5 Plus will keep the fingerprint sensor on the front while the Moto G5 will not get the sensor.
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On the specifications front, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus seem to be identical, except the former will sport a 13-megapixel rear camera while the latter will get a 16-megapixel camera. With a 5.5-inch full-HD display, 5-megapixel front camera, and an octa-core processor for both the devices, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus sound incredibly similar to their predecessors. As always, until there’s an official confirmation, you should take all this with a pinch of salt.
Furthermore, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Pus will be offered with a 16GB storage, but only the Moto G5 Plus will get a 32GB variant as well. The screenshot also suggests Turbo Charging feature for both the devices.
As for the operating system, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are expected to launch with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. The Android 7.0 Nougat began rolling out for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus in October. Meanwhile, the Android 7.1.1 has also begun rolling out to a few Android One users and is expected to roll out for Nexus and Pixel owners in the coming days.
Coming back to the Moto G5 and Moto G5 plus, the images and specs are among the first leaks on the devices that have appeared on the Internet, so it’s best to wait for additional confirmation before getting too excited. Lastly, the leak also suggests a March 8 release for the devices, and though the market for the devices is yet to be revealed, you can expect India to be on that list.
OnePlus 3T, the mid-cycle upgrade to the OnePlus 3 erstwhile flagship smartphone, was launched in India on Friday. The new OnePlus 3T is priced at Rs. 29,999 for the 64GB inbuilt storage model, and Rs. 34,999 for the 128GB storage model, making it the most expensive OnePlus device yet. Regarding the launch, both OnePlus 3T variants will be available starting 12.01am IST on December 14 and will be exclusively available on Amazon India.
OnePlus says it will begin manufacturing the OnePlus 3T in India from next month, starting with the 64GB variant. The OnePlus 3T smartphone was unveiled globally last month, and has since gone on sale in the US, Europe, and the UK.
The new OnePlus 3T smartphone features upgrades over its predecessor, the OnePlus 3 (Review), which was launched in June this year. The biggest differences between OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 are the inclusion of a faster SoC, a higher resolution front camera, a larger capacity battery, and increased inbuilt storage.
OnePlus 3T smartphone also comes in a Gunmetal colour variant, and foregoes the Graphite colour variant of the original. Like the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T will also be made available in a Soft Gold colour variant; however, the OnePlus 3T Soft Gold option will make its way to online shelves later. Notably, the 128GB variant will only be available in the Gunmetal colour variant, the company clarified.
The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) OnePlus 3T features an anodised aluminium metal unibody design, a fingerprint sensor on the home button, and a Alert Slider. The new OnePlus smartphone runs OxygenOS-based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and sports a 5.5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. OnePlus 3T is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC (with two 1.6GHz Kyro cores and two 2.35GHz Kryo cores) coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
OnePlus 3T features a 16-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX298 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, OIS and EIS, and PDAF autofocus. The OnePlus 3T selfie camera has 16-megapixel resolution and comes with a Samsung 3P8SP sensor and f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone is available in 64GB and 128GB inbuilt storage variants.
The OnePlus 3T smartphone’s connectivity options include 4G LTE (with support for India’s LTE bands), Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB 2.0 Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, and GPS/ A-GPS. OnePlus 3T’s battery capacity rated at 3400mAh and supports the company’s Dash Charge (5V 4A) fast-charging technology. It measures 152.7×74.7×7.35mm and weighs 158 grams.
Meizu M3X and Meizu Pro 6 Plus smartphones have been unveiled at an event in China. While the Meizu M3X is priced starting at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 16,900), the Meizu Pro 6 Plus will cost CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 29,900). The two smartphones will go on sale on December 8 and December 23 respectively.
The Meizu M3X and Meizu Pro 6 Plus come in two RAM/storage bundle options. The Meizu M3X is priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 16,900) for the 3GB RAM with 32GB inbuilt storage variant, while the 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage variant costs CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 19,900).
The Meizu Pro 6 Plus is priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 29,900) for the 64GB version with 2GHz Exynos 8890 SoC, while the 128GB version with 2.3GHz Exynos 8890 SoC is priced at CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs. 32,800).
Starting with the Meizu M3X, the smartphone features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) LCD display. It is powered by a 64-bit 2.3GHz MediaTek P20 octa-core processor paired with ARM Mali T880 GPU. The new M3X smartphone runs on Flyme OS based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and supports dual-SIM slots.
Optics on the Meizu M3X include a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and 4K video recording support. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video chats as well. A fingerprint sensor is embedded inside the Home Button of the Meizu M3X, and the smartphone packs a 3200mAh battery with fast charging support. Meizu claims that the smartphone can charge up to 40 percent in 30 minutes using a 18W fast charger.Connectivity options in the Meizu M3X include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, and USB Type-C port. The dimensions are at 153.8x76x7.4mm, and the Meizu M3X weighs 165 grams. The M3X smartphone will be made available in Pearl White, Phantom Blue, Gold, and Obsidian Black colour options.
Coming to the more expensive Meizu Pro 6 Plus, the smartphone features a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 3D Press (pressure sensitive display) and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The Exynos 8890 SoC of the Meizu Pro 6 Plus is paired with a Mali T880 MP10 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The Pro 6 Plus also runs on Flyme OS 6 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and supports dual-SIM slots.
Meizu Pro 6 Plus’ optics are the same as that of the M3X’s except that the rear camera supports dual-tone 10-LED Ring Flash, laser autofocus, and 4-axis optical image stabilisation. In addition to the fingerprint sensor, the Pro 6 Plus also embeds a heart rate sensor and an infrared sensor. It packs a bigger 3400mAh battery with mCharge 3.0 24W fast charging support that claims to charge the phone up to 60 percent in 30 minutes. Connectivity options in Meizu Pro 6 Plus include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, USB 3.1 Type-C, and NFC support. The dimensions are at 155.6~CHECK~77.3×7.3mm, and the Pro 6 Plus weighs 158 grams. It will be made available in Champagne Gold, Sky Grey, and Moonlight Silver colour options.
Lenovo on Tuesday launched the K6 Power in India. Priced at Rs. 9,999, the 4G-enabled smartphone will be available exclusively in India via Flipkart in an open sale starting 12pm IST on December 6. The company has launched the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model in the country in Silver, Gold, and Dark Grey colour variants.
The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) Lenovo K6 Power runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s own Vibe Pure UI skin on top. The smartphone was first launched at IFA 2016, with its highlights being a large 4000mAh battery, Dolby Atmos audio enhancements for earphones and stereo speakers, TheaterMax media-consumption service, and a fingerprint sensor that’s located on the rear panel. The smartphone was launched alongside the Lenovo K6 and Lenovo K6 Note at the trade show.
The new Lenovo smartphone sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display and is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC and Adreno 505 GPU. The K6 Power bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX258 sensor, PDAF and LED flash, apart from an 8-megapixel front camera with a Sony IMX219 sensor and a wide-angle lens. The Lenovo K6 Power’s built-in storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, FM radio, Micro-USB, and GPS/ A-GPS. It measures 141.9×70.3×9.3mm and weighs in at 145 grams. The smartphone bears an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and digital compass.
The large 4000mAh battery is rated to deliver up to 96.5 hours of music playback, 13.6 hours of video playback, 48 hours of voice calls, 12.6 hours of Web surfing, and 649 hours of standby time. The company has also introduced the Ultimate Powersaver app for the Lenovo K6 Power, a power-saving mode that extends battery life by reducing app and data usage. There is also a reverse charge option, allowing the smartphone to be used as a power bank.
Lenovo is also touting the App Lock functionality powered by the fingerprint sensor. Other Vibe Pure UI customisations include Dual Apps (allowing apps to be used with two different accounts on the same phone), as well as the Long Screenshot features.
The company at the event said that since their launch in India 2.5 years ago, Lenovo and Motorola have sold over 13 million handsets in the country.