iPhone 7 to be available in 1000 locations in India on Oct 7 – Rashi Peripherals

Rashi Peripherals, one of India’s largest mobile phone distributors, has announced that the iPhone 7 will be available in the country starting from October 7. “The smart phones will be available at over 1000 retail locations across India,” it said. The device was launched in the US yesterday, at a starting price of $650, or […]

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe to be first Snapdragon 821 phone in India; premium pricing

Asus, the Taiwanese hardware maker known for bringing affordable smartphones to India, will be the first brand to launch a model with the new Snapdragon 821 chipset in India. The 821 is a slightly optimized and more powerful version of the 820 found in most high-end phones today. The company is all set to unveil its […]

Samsung to launch Galaxy C5, C7 in India soon, prices similar to A series

Having unveiled the new Samsung Galaxy C5 and C7 in China recently, the Korean smartphone maker is preparing to launch the devices in India, according to distributor sources. The C series phones were unveiled in China about three weeks ago, with the company starting preorders for the 5.2-inch C5. The 5.7-inch Galaxy C7 was not […]

OnePlus 3 open sale begins on Amazon at price of Rs 27,999, takes on Xiaomi Mi5, Le Max2

OnePlus 3, the latest from the start-up phonemaker, is now available with online seller Amazon India via an open sale, just a day after the phone was announced globally. Whatever your complaints have been about OnePlus’ products, the dreaded queue-system will not be one any more. This marks a different distribution approach from the company compared to any of its […]

4G phone share rises to 62% from 11% in one year – Reliance Jio

The share of 4G-enabled phones in the overall smartphone sales in India has zoomed to 62% in January from 11% a year ago, Reliance Jio said while briefing analysts about its fourth-quarter results. In the Rs 8,000-plus category, 95% of the smartphones come with 4G LTE, the operator said. Jio had been criticized for going […]

LeEco Le 2 price at Rs 11,250, 2 Pro at Rs 15,330 and Max 2 at Rs 21,500 in China

True to tradition, LeEco announced jaw-dropping prices for its second batch of smartphones, starting with Le 2 at Yuan 1099, which translates to Rs 11,250, and is the same as what the Le 1s was selling for. The company follows a naming convention similar to that of the iPhone — its inspiration and benchmark — […]

WATCH LIVE – LeEco reveals new lineup today: specifications of Le 2, 2 Pro & Max 2

LeEco, formerly known as LeTV is all set to reveal its new line-up of phones in China today. Expected in the line-up are the Le 2s, Le 2 and 2 Pro. The event is scheduled to start at 2 PM China time, or 11:30 AM India Time. WATCH THE LIVE TRANSMISSION BELOW https://www.facebook.com/LeEcoHK/videos/1755015104780999/ and https://www.facebook.com/LeEcoHK/videos/1755042004778309/ […]

Oppo F1 Plus, with AMOLED display & 4 GB RAM, takes on Xiaomi Mi5

Sometimes, competition can come from unexpected quarters, and that is what’s up with Xiaomi’s Mi5 smartphone. The device, considered unbeatable in terms of value, caused some consternation among fans when it was priced at Rs 24,999 — the highest ever price for any Xiaomi device ever launched in India. While normally brands like Oppo and […]

24 hours to go for mega Xiaomi sale; Redmi Note 3, Mi5 available in 3 tranches

Less than 24 hours remain for the start of the mega sale planned by Xiaomi for its Indian fans — the Mi Fan Festival. The Chinese company has been at the receiving end of fans’ ire after failing miserably to fulfill fans’ expectations in recent times. While 2015 was all about missed launches, 2016 has […]

OnePlus 3 to stick with full-HD display, flaunt Snapdragon 820

It looks like ‘affordable’ flagship phone maker OnePlus is taking a leaf from Xiaomi’s playbook and not going the way of higher and higher resolution displays. According to the latest Antutu benchmarking details of OnePlus 3 leaked by a Weibo user, the phone will have a full-HD display just like its predecessor OnePlus 2. Many […]

Google Project Ara to soon release modular smartphone, not tablet; could surprise on price

Google could release one of world’s first truly modular mobile device — one with user-replaceable parts — as early as next month and it won’t be a tablet, but a smartphone, according to person close to the company’s Project Ara unit. “People are saying it’s a tablet because a benchmarking site said the screen size was […]

CONFIRMED: LeEco Le 2 Pro with Snapdragon 820 coming to India to take on Xiaomi Mi5; price Rs 25k?

It looks like the rivalry between Xiaomi and its home-bred competitor LeTV is all set to get even hotter with the launch of Xiaomi Mi5 in India next month. At roughly the same time, LeTV will bring its latest flagship, the Snapdragon 820-powered Le 2 Pro, into India. Unlike the modest 5.15-inch full-HD display on Mi5, the […]