Airtel counters JioPhone with smartphone at Rs 1,399 net price

Bharti Airtel has announced a scheme to offer a 4-inch smartphone at an effective price of Rs 1,399 — after cash backs — to take on the challenge posed by Reliance Jio’s Jiophone. The customer needs to make a down payment of Rs 2899 for the 4G smartphone. He will get a cash refund of […]

Reliance Jio to lose over half of its subscribers by the month-end – CyberMedia Research

Even as some brokerages are predicting that Reliance Jio will manage to carry over 80% or more of its subscribers when it starts charging for its services at the end of this month, CyberMedia Research said it sees 55-60% of existing connections getting abandoned. Jio is estimated to have 105-110 mln connections at present, though […]

ViVo, Oppo, Xiaomi need cheaper smartphone models to grow in India in 2017

China’s LOVE brands — Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi — will have to introduce cheaper models in 2017 to continue their strong growth in India, CyberMedia Research said in a report. The reason? India’s replacement and upgrade market — Rs 10,000-13,000 — will no longer be the center of action in 2017 and to continue their growth, […]

Karbonn launches VR headset + smartphone bundle at Rs 7,490 price

After big brands like Lenovo and Xiaomi, Karbonn too has launched its range of VR headsets and handsets. The first two VR models are Karbonn Quattro L52 and Karbonn Titanium Mach 6. The headset will come bundled with the handsets, which are priced at Rs 7,490 and Rs 8,790. “Virtual reality is the next big […]

Panasonic Love T10 priced just Rs 3,690, making it one of the best entry-level smartphones in India

Panasonic India launched a new smartphone Love T10 with support for 21 Indian regional languages and priced at just Rs 3,690. Panasonic Love T10, with a 3.5-inch display and 3G, will be available to consumers in India from the last week of July, 2015 in White & Black colors. More phones in the Love series […]

Can Indian brands like Micromax, Lava etc survive the Chinese onslaught?

Yesterday was that many Indian smartphone vendors such as Micromax, Spice Mobility, Lava and Xolo would remember. It was yesterday that Lenovo proved that it’s low-priced 4G phone, the A6000, was no flash in the pan like Xiaomi Mi3, but that it intended to follow through and put up the capable A7000 as proof of […]