Without subsidy, LeTV Le 1s price could disappoint fans in India; launch on Wed

LeTV, the Chinese content company that entered the smartphone market last year, could disappoint Indian fans on pricing when it unveils its first two models here – Le 1s and Max. The reason? The devices are likely to be priced higher in India compared to what they sell for in the home market, where it […]

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL India launch on Nov 30, price seen around Rs 46,000

For all practical purposes, Microsoft’s Lumia brand has been dead in the Indian market for the last six months. At present, the highest-rated phone from the company is the Lumia 930, a 3G-only phone priced at Rs 38,000 and launched more than a year ago. UPDATE: The prices of these two phones have been cut […]

Elephone P8000, cheapest phone in India with fingerprint sensor, priced at Rs 15k on Snapdeal

  The Elephone P8000 is now available on Snapdeal.com at a price of Rs 14,990. The phone is being sold by Indian distributor Auxus without the Elephone branding. The P8000 holds several distinctions. It is the cheapest phone with a fingerprint sensor and, at 4.2 Ah, has one of the biggest batteries on any smartphone […]

Motorola sells 5.6 mln units India, expands service on wheels to Bangalore, Mumbai

Motorola, which is launching the Moto X Play, said has sold 5.6 mln units in India. Restarted manufacturing in Chennai. It said the manufacturing capacity will reach 6 mln per year. There are a total of 160 service centers. The company, which is now owned by Lenovo, also said is has expanded its ‘service on […]

Sony Xperia Z5 Plus India launch next week with world’s first 4K UHD display

Sony India is all set to launch its latest and greatest smartphones, the Z5 Plus (or Premium) — reportedly the world’s first smartphone with a 4K or UHD display and the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, which will come with a 4.6-inch display. Please see the updated story here. It will be the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium that […]

Samsung Galaxy J5, J7 launched in India, price Rs 12k and 15k

Samsung Electronics India today announced the launch of two new 4G enabled smartphones in the J Series – Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, making 4G experience more accessible and enjoyable for Indian consumers while expanding its LTE smartphone portfolio to 10. The new smartphones from Samsung are a combination of powerful technology, innovative features and […]

Lenovo K3 Note Reviews say good display, not so great camera, SAR levels; Phicomm price cut

Today’s Lenovo K3 Note sale, which should involve another 50,000 or so units, is half over, with all black models being sold out within seconds of the sale starting at 12 pm. Another bunch of Notes will be sold at 3 pm today, all with white backs. UPDATE: Meizu has launched its M2 Note, with better […]

France-based Archos to enter Indian smartphone market

Archos, which may be a familiar name to enthusiasts of hand-held gaming devices and mini-computers and tablets, is looking at entering the Indian smartphone market, a distributor said. The France-based company started making smartphones in 2013 and has largely focused on Android devices. It plays in the low-end to mid-range market, and is learnt to […]

Lenovo K3 Note Flash Sale: Sold out, but many made it

UPDATE: Today’s sale saw another 49,800 units sold in 8 seconds. The Lenovo K3 Note, the most value-for-money phablet ever to be launched in India, has been sold out within seconds of the its first flash sale kicking off on Flipkart. A total of around 50,000 phones were sold in a matter of 5 seconds. However, unlike in […]

Sony Xperia T4 Ultra launch next month in India, price Rs 27k, followed by Z3 Ultra

Sony Xperia T4 Ultra, the successor to the rather successful T2 Ultra, will be launched in India next month at a market operative price of around Rs 22,000 27,000, according to sources. The sticker price for the handset will be around Rs 30,000. The T4 Ultra will get an upgrade to a full-HD display. The […]