Just hours after launching the Flame 7S, Reliance Digital’s Lyf has expanded its Wind series portfolio as well in India. The big highlight of the Lyf Wind 4S is the 4000mAh battery, VoLTE support, and a bundled in USB OTG adapter. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 7,699, and will be made available at all Reliance Digital stores.
As far as the specifications go, the Lyf Wind 4S sports a 5-inch HD (720×1820 pixels) IPS display with 5-point multi touch technology. It is powered by a 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 quad-core processor paired with Adreno 304 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The smartphone offers 16GB of inbuilt storage, with the option to further via a microSD slot (up to 128GB).
Optics on the Lyf Wind 4S include an 8-megapixel rear sensor with autofocus and LED flash. On the front, there is also a 2-megapixel fixed-focus selfie camera on board. The smartphone’s camera features include ISO, exposure, white balance, anti-banding, zero shutter lag, face detection, HDR mode, red-eye reduction, continuous shot, touch up mode, 6x digital zoom, and panorama shooting.
The Lyf Wind 4S packs a nice 4000mAh battery, which the company claims can offer up to 34 hours of talktime on 4G and up to 634 hours standby time. It supports the light sensor, proximity sensor, and e-compass. The device measures 144.7mmx73mmx9mm and weighs 148 grams. Also, it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and supports dual-SIM dual standby slots (Normal + Micro).
The smartphone will be made available in Black, Blue, and Brown colour variants. It supports various gesture-based functions like double click to wake, slide down to launch camera, and slide up to unlock. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi calling, GPS, Micro-USB 2.0, and Bluetooth 4.1.
As mentioned, Lyf is also bundling an USB OTG adapter for easy connection to pen drives. Reliance is offering a one year manufacturer warranty and one year extended warranty on the handset. The extended warranty, however, has to be manually activated through the MyLyf app.
After launching the Water 11 last month, Reliance Digital’s Lyf brand has unveiled yet another smartphone in India. The Lyf Flame 7S offers support for 4G VoLTE and 10 regional languages. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 3,499, and will be available at all Reliance Digital Stores.
As for the specifications, the Lyf Flame 7S sports a 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display with Asahi Glass protection. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Speadtrum processor paired with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone features 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB).
Coming to the camera, the Lyf Flame 7S sports a 5-megapixel rear sensor with LED flash, HD video recording at 60fps and fixed focus functionality. In the front, there is a VGA 0.3-megapixel selfie camera as well with 4x digital zoom. Other camera features bundled inside include slow-motion, smile shutter, burst mode, HDR, panorama, face detection, white balance, ISO adjustment, and anti-banding.
The Lyf Flame 7S runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and supports dual-SIM slots (Normal + Micro). The smartphone packs a 1800mAh battery, and the company claims it offers up to 6 hours of talk time on 4G, and 400 hours of standby time. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, MicroUSB 2.0, and GPS.
The Lyf Flame 7S will be available in Black and Red colour variants, and Reliance is giving a one year manufacturer warranty and one year extended warranty on the handset. The extended warranty has to be manually activated through the MyLyf app.
Indian mobile manufacturer Zen Mobile on Thursday launched the Cinemax Force. The company says the latest addition to the its lineup boasts of impressive battery life and smooth multitasking capabilities at a price tag of Rs. 4,290.
The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based Zen Cinemax Force is a 3G dual-SIM smartphone. It features a 5.5-inch FWVGA (854×480 pixels) display with Dragontrail Glass, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.
The Cinemax Force sports an 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and a 2-megapixel front camera. It bears 8GB inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). The smartphone packs a 2900mAh battery which the company claims to give up to 30 hours of talk time.
Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, with headset connectivity. The Cinemax Force comes with Proximity sensor and Gyro sensors. Other features include Smart wake up, flip to mute and auto call record.
Announcing the launch, Sanjay Kalirona, CEO, Zen Mobile, said, “With an aim to cater to a large part of the Indian population, we are extremely excited to introduce Zen Cinemax Force to the Indian consumers. We will continue to focus on strengthening our Cinemax portfolio by offering devices that are loaded with powerful and smart features at a competitive price point.”
Zen Mobile is also offering free screen break replacement on all Zen mobiles.
Oppo India on Thursday launched the Oppo F1s Diwali Limited Edition smartphone. Sporting the same Rs. 17,990 price tag as the original, the smartphone will go up for pre-orders from Oppo Concept Stores from October 8 to October 13, and will go up for sale on October 14 via Snapdeal.
The Oppo F1s Diwali Limited Edition smartphone is identical in terms of specifications with the original Oppo F1s smartphone that was launched in India in August. However, it features a redesigned rear panel with a ‘gilded Diwali pattern’ or a flame, alongside signatures from brand ambassadors Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor. The limited edition smartphone comes with Diwali Elements theme that bears special icons amongst other changes.
The Oppo F1s sports a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with a 1/3.1-inch sensor and f/2.0 aperture, certainly the highlight of the smartphone. Other selfie-focused features on the smartphone include its Beautify 4.0 app for selfie editing, the Selfie Panorama feature that stitches together three selfies, and the Screen Flash feature.
The smartphone also sports a fingerprint sensor on the home button, and Oppo claims it unlocks the F1s in as little as 0.22 seconds. The company is also touting the fingerprint sensor based shortcuts on the Oppo F1s for making voice calls and launching apps.
The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM card) Oppo F1s runs ColorOS 3.0 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection apart from support for gloved and wet touch input. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC, coupled with the Mali-T860 MP2 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
The Oppo F1s bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF autofocus, an f/2.2 aperture, and dual-LED flash. The smartphone comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB OTG, GPS, and Bluetooth v4.0. The smartphone is powered by a 3075mAh battery, measures 154.5x76x7.38mm, and weighs 160 grams. Sensors on board include proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and digital compass.
After launching the Aqua Raze II and the Aqua Pro 4G just a few days ago, Intex has again expanded its Aqua series by launching the Aqua Strong 5.2. The successor of the Intex Aqua Strong 5.1 comes with VoLTE support, 2GB RAM, and amped up internal storage. Listed on the company website, the Intex Aqua Strong 5.2 is priced at Rs. 6,390, however availability details remain unknown.
The Intex Aqua Strong 5.1 was launched in August with 8GB internal storage for Rs. 4,999. Two months later, the Indian smartphone company has listed the Aqua Strong 5.2 with 16GB of inbuilt storage. We expect the company to announce availability details soon. As for the specifications, they largely remain the same as the Aqua Strong 5.1, apart from a few tweaks.
The Intex Aqua Strong 5.2 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and supports dual-SIM slots (Micro+Micro). It sports a 5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection and a pixel density of 196ppi. It is powered by a 1GHz MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor with ARM Mali-T720 MP1 GPU and 2GB of RAM (up from 1GB on the Aqua Strong 5.1). It offers 16GB of inbuilt storage with the option to expand further via microSD card (up to 32GB). The user available storage is at 10.8GB.
The smartphone has a 5-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, and a 2-megapixel selfie camera at the front. Extra camera features include smile detection, face beauty, panorama mode, and voice capture. It measures 141.2×72.3×9.47mm and weighs 150 grams. The Intex Aqua Strong 5.2 packs a 2800mAh battery, and the company claims it is rated to deliver up to 16 hours of talk time on 3G and 4G, and around 466 hours of standby tune. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB port, FM radio, and GPS/ A-GPS. It will be made available in White, Blue, and Champagne colour variants.
Vivo has launched the 4G VoLTE-enabled Vivo Y55L smartphone in India at Rs. 11, 980. The Y55L is an upgraded version of the Y51L that was launched in January. The Y55L’s main highlights include a split-screen feature for multitasking and an eye protection mode that reduces blue light for a comfortable screen brightness. The Y55L will be available across India and will be offered in Gold and Space Grey colour options.
The Vivo Y55L runs Funtouch OS 2.6 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It sports a 5.2-inch HD display (720×1280 pixels) with a metal unibody and a 2.5D curved-edge screen. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM.
On the camera front, the Vivo Y55L features an 8-megapixel rear sensor and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The device offers 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). Connectivity options include 4G and VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro-USB with USB OTG.
The Vivo Y55L is fitted with a 2650mAh battery pack. The device measures 147.9×72.9×7.5mm and weighs 142 grams. Sensors include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and virtual gyroscope.
Commenting on the launch, newly appointed CEO of Vivo India, Kent Cheng, said, “India is a very important market for us because of the maximum smartphone penetration. We want to cater to every price point with our innovative products. And, through Y55L we want to tap the users that are looking for a smartphone that not just looks great but also delivers the desired results with its overall package.”
Lenovo India on Tuesday launched the Moto Z and Moto Z Play modular smartphones in India, along with the Moto Mods. The Moto Z has been priced at Rs. 39,999, while the Moto Z Play has been priced at Rs. 24,999. Both smartphones will be available via both Amazon India and Flipkart from 11:59pm on October 17.
The company has also detailed pricing for the Moto Mods (seen above), which connect to the rear of the smartphones via the 16-dot connector interface. If bought alone, the JBL Soundboost costs Rs. 6,999, the Moto Insta-Share Projector costs Rs. 19,999, the Hasselblad True Zoom costs Rs. 19,999, the Incipio offGRID Power Pack costs Rs. 5,999, the Wood and Ballistic Nylong Motorola Style Shell costs Rs. 1,099, while the Leather Style Shell costs Rs. 1,599.
If bought with the smartphones, the Moto Mods have a small discount. The JBL Soundboost costs Rs. 5,999, the Moto Insta-Share Projector costs Rs. 15,999, the Hasselblad True Zoom costs Rs. 14,999, the Incipio offGRID Power Pack costs Rs. 4,999, the Wood and Ballistic Nylong Motorola Style Shell costs Rs. 899, while the Leather Style Shell costs Rs. 1,299.
Both smartphones run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and have been launched in dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) variants in India. The Moto Z (seen below) will be available in Black with Lunar Grey trim, and White with Fine Gold trim colour variants. The Moto Z Play will be available in Black with Silver trim, and White with Fine Gold trim colour variants. Both smartphones also come with water-repellent nano-coating, and a fingerprint sensor on the home button.
The Moto Z sports a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) Amoled display, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The smartphone bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, laser autofocus, optical image stabilisation, and dual-LED flash. It can record 4K video at 30fps. On the front, is a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture, a wide-angle lens, and its own flash.
It has been launched in its 64GB storage variant with storage expandability via microSD (up to 2TB). Connectivity options on the Moto Z include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack on board, however, the company is bundling a 3.5mm-to-USB-Type-C adapter. The smartphone is powered by a 2600mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 24 hours of mixed usage battery life. With the TurboPower charger, the company says 15 minutes of charging will deliver 7 hours of battery life. It measures 153.3×75.3×5.19mm, and weighs 136 grams.
The Moto Z Play (seen below) is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It bears a 16-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, PDAF, an f/2.0 aperture, dual-lED flash, and 4K video recording at 30fps. On the front is a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture, a wide-angle lens, and its own flash. The smartphone bears 32GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB). Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port.
The smartphone bears a 3510mAh battery that’s rated to deliver up to 45 hours of mixed usage battery life, and the bundled TurboPower charger can in 15 minutes charge the phone to deliver 8 hours of battery life. It measures 156.4×76.4×6.99mm, and weighs in at 165 grams.
After launching the Aqua S7, Aqua HD, and Cloud Q11 in September, Intex is opening October with the launch of the Aqua Raze II and Aqua Pro 4G smartphones in the country. The Aqua Raze II and Aqua Pro 4G are priced at Rs. 4,990 and Rs. 5,690, respectively, and are listed on the company website. The Aqua Raze II comes in White, Champagne and Dark Blue while the Aqua Pro 4G is being offered in Champagne and Dark Blue colour option. Availability details of the 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphones have not been mentioned yet.
The dual-SIM Intex Aqua Raze II is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor clubbed with 1GB of RAM. The Aqua Raze II sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and a 2-megapixel front with flash. The company touts a 70 percent screen-to-body ratio for the device.
Meanwhile, the Intex Aqua Pro 4G features a similar 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. A 1.3GHz quad-core processor is found under the hood with 1GB of RAM. Optics include a 5-megapixel camera for the rear with dual-LED flash apart from a 2-megapixel front-facing camera with flash.
Both the devices feature 8GB inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. Connectivity options for both devices include Bluetooth v4.0, 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, Micro-USB.
The Aqua Raze II measures at 137x68x9.5mm and weighs 128.4 grams, while the Aqua Pro 4G measures 135×66.9×9.5mm and weighs 140 grams. The former features a 1750mAh battery pack, while the latter features a bigger 2000mAh battery.
With the latest devices on offer, Intex now offers a number of 4G-enabled budget handsets for the Indian market. The devices will compete with devices like the recently launched Alcatel Pixi 4 (5) and theiBall Andi Wink 4G.
After the M6 and M6 Plus, Gionee has now unveiled the P7 Max. The smartphone sports a full metal unibody, a 3GB RAM, and offers dual-SIM support as well. The Gionee P7 Max is out only in Nepal for now, and is priced at NPR 21,999 (roughly Rs. 13,800).
This mid-range device offers decent specifications at its price point. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920) IPS display, and runs on Android Marshmallow-based Amigo UI 3.2. The Gionee P7 Max is powered by a 64-bit 2.2GHz MediaTek MT6595 octa-core processor paired with 3GB RAM. There’s 32GB of inbuilt storage as well, however, there’s no word on storage expansion.
Optics include a 13-megapixel camera at the rear, and a 5-megapixel seflie camera at the front. The Gionee P7 Max packs a 3100mAh battery inside a unibody frame. The Nepal launch was first reported by Gadgets in Nepal.
There is no word on when Gionee plans to launch the P7 Max in other international markets. Meanwhile in India, Gionee launched the S6 Pro smartphone, and priced it at Rs. 23,999 (MOP). The smartphone was unveiled first in June, will be available in Indian retail stores from October 1 in Gold and Rose Gold colours. On the purchase of the S6 Pro smartphone, the Chinese company is bundling three months free subscription to Saavn Pro music streaming service.
For specifications, the Gionee S6 Pro features a 5.5-inch full-HD IPS display with 2.5D curved edge display, an octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of on-board storage which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). It sports metallic unibody, has a USB Type-C charging port, and packs a fingerprint scanner embedded on the home button. The Gionee S6 Pro sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and also sports an 8-megapixel front camera with front flash. The smartphone supports 4G and LTE, and packs a 3130mAh battery.
iBall on Friday launched its budget-friendly 4G smartphone – iBall Andi Wink 4G – to its Andi smartphones portfolio. The major highlight of the iBall smartphone is the VoLTE feature at a budgeted price of just Rs. 5,999. The smartphone comes in a Grey colour and is available in India starting Friday.
The dual-SIM supporting iBall Andi Wink 4G runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and is powered by a quad-core processor (chipmaker unspecified) coupled with 2GB of RAM. It packs a 5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixel) display that the company claims to give ‘soothing graphics and tender transitions effortlessly’.
The iBall Andi Wink 4G bears a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. Both the cameras have flash modules for low-light photography and video capturing. The company claims that the front camera along with the flash module is especially designed for ‘video chatting’.
The Andi Wink 4G sports a 2300mAh battery that’s rated to deliver up to a day of battery life, claimed the company. The smartphone is VoLTE-enabled, allowing users to make voice calls over a 4G network – especially relevant in the wake of the recent launch of Reliance Jio 4G services.
The smartphone has 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). Other connectivity options in the iBall Andi Wink 4G include GPRS/EDGE, GPS, A-GPS, FM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB On-The-Go. The smartphone also comes with call-recording feature. Bundled with a free protective cover, the iBall Andi Wink 4G will enter the market to compete with smartphones like Intex Cloud 4G Smart in the budget segment.