Anyone, including Huawei, can participate in 5G auction – India

Responding to question on whether Chinese companies like Huawei can purchase 5G spectrum in the upcoming auction, India’s communications ministry said any company of any country can participate in any spectrum auction in India. “..they [foreign companies] are allowed to participate in the auctions directly and apply for a Unified License subsequently through an Indian […]

Jio ties up with Samsung for 5G trial as others go with Huawei

Reliance Jio Infocomm, India’s largest telecom operator, said it tied up with Korea-based Samsung Electronics to demonstrate 5G technology at India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019, even as rivals Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have sought DoT nod to demo with China-based Huawei. The choice of vendors could turn out to be more crucial in coming […]

Micromax Evok Note is no competitor for Redmi Note 4

Micromax has unveiled an online-only, affordably priced mid-range phone in the form of Evok Note, and comparisons are already been drawn between the 5.5-inch phone and the highest-selling phone of 2017 – Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. While the two phones do indeed have similar specifications — such as a 4 Ah battery, a quad-core processor, […]

Huawei starts manufacturing Honor phones in India

China-based Huawei said it will start to manufacture smartphones in India in collaboration with leading Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider, Flex, in October. Starting from first week of October 2016, the Flex manufacturing plant in Chennai will manufacture one of the Honor smartphones models, the company said. The plant will have the capacity to make three million […]

WATCH LIVE: Huawei Honor 5C launch in India, price seen at Rs 14,000

The next-generation of chips is all set to hit the Indian affordable smartphone market with the launch of Huawei 5C phone in the country today. Unlike older chipsets like MT6753 and Snapdragon 410 — which are built on legacy 28 nm technology — the Huawei 5C flaunts the new Kirin 650 processor from HiSilicon, the chipmaking […]

ZTE Blade Q Lux: Cheapest 4G LTE phone in India and rival to Lenovo A6000 Plus, Yu Yuphoria

When Mukesh Ambani said earlier today that 4G LTE phone prices will decline to Rs 4,000 from Rs 7,000 over the next six months, many probably thought he was being optimistic. But not ZTE, the Chinese telecom major that has largely been content to play second fiddle to others like Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo in […]

Samsung Galaxy J7 4G to take on Lenovo A7000 in India, price Rs 14,000

So you thought Lenovo, Xiaomi and Huawei are going to run-away with the low-priced LTE market in India and Samsung would just stand aside and watch? It seems that may be a wrong assessment as the Samsung Galaxy J7, arguably the most value-for-money offering from the Korean giant in recent years, will set the record […]

UPDATE: Lenovo launches cheapest LTE phone in India A6000, price Rs 6,999

There is strong buzz in the market that Lenovo will launch the cheapest LTE phone in India next week at a price of Rs 6,000-6,500, eclipsing the Xiaomi RedMi 1S, Nokia Lumia 638 and Huawei Holly Honor in value for money. UPDATE: The Company has officially launched the A6000, priced at Rs 6,999, and to […]

Huawei answers Xiaomi challenge with Honor Holly, Honor 6, T1, X1

Indians first got a taste of what low-cost marketing and production can achieve with the recent launches of Xiaomi Mi 3 and RedMi 1S. But now, one of the original price warriors of India’s handset market and a fellow Chinese brand – Huawei, has taken on the challenge posed by Xiaomi. The company has unveiled […]