CMR calls OnePlus 6 “finest Android smartphone out there”

Market research firm CyberMedia Research has called the OnePlus 6, the latest smartphone from the eponymous Chinese start-up, the ‘finest Android smartphone out there today’. In a note trying to explain the success of the Chinese company in markets like India, Prabhu Ram, head of Industry Intelligence Group at the firm also called it the […]

PREMIUM PHONES: OnePlus has 57% market share online, Samsung 4%

OnePlus, the sister company of Vivo and Oppo, totally dominates the online market for premium handsets with a 57% market share compared to just 4% for Samsung, the Chinese company said, quoting numbers from IDC. The numbers are only for online sales, and do not include data for traditional sales through shops. OnePlus, which was […]

OnePlus 5 to face competition from Helio X30-powered Meizu Pro 7 in India with Amoled QHD

OnePlus 5, arguably the most successful high-end phone in India, is set to face some competition from Meizu Pro 7 Plus, which is now likely to the first phone to come with the advanced 10-nm Helio X30 chipset in India. Meizu has so far focused on the mid-range 10,000-rupee market in India, and has launched […]

OnePlus beats Apple in customer satisfaction – CMR India survey

Even as Apple and its iPhone brand remains the most aspirational smartphone in India, it is OnePlus — owned by the same Chinese company that makes Vivo and Oppo — that has won the hearts of its Indian customers. OnePlus — which brings out only one phone at a time — emerged as brand with […]

Samsung loses title of India’s No.1 smartphone seller to Chinese vendor

China’s BBK Electronics, which sells its smartphones under brands such as Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus, has emerged as the top smartphone seller in India, dislodging Samsung which had been on top for six years. Samsung, however, continues to be the top feature-phone brand in the country. Between its three brands, BBK Electronics had a total […]

Will OnePlus 3 from Flipkart get warranty support from manufacturer?

OnePlus 3, arguably the most successful premium phone of 2016 in India, may not get warranty support from the manufacturer if purchased from Flipkart, going by a statement by the company. The company issued a statement that seemed to suggest that Flipkart’s sale of the model is not authorized by the company. “We have an exclusive partnership […]

Flipkart to sell OnePlus 3 with huge discount; Company says not done!

Flipkart, the homegrown ecommerce giant, has listed OnePlus 3 as one of the prominent mobile deals being offered under its ‘Big Shopping Days’ sale to be held from Saturday, Dec 17 onwards. It has also put up a ‘coming soon’ page for the sought-after smartphone model. However, OnePlus has an agreement with Amazon India that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lenovo Vibe X3 launch in India on Wed, price around Rs 25,000

After a successful launch of its K4 Note, its Chinese manufacturer is all set to unveil its upper-mid-range offering, the Lenovo Vibe X3, at a price of around Rs 25,000 by next week on Wednesday, Jan 27. The phone, which looks remarkably like its just-released cousin, is however ulikely to see the same kind of […]

Elephone launches QHD rival to Yu Yutopia; Vowney priced at just Rs 20,999

Elephone, a Chinese brand that delivers mobile phones cheaper than nearly every other player, has launched the cheapest QHD phone in India – Vowney, priced at just Rs 20,999 for December delivery. The phone is almost exactly the same as the upcoming Yu Yutopia, but is cheaper. The Yu device is expected to carry a […]

Yu Yutopia registration starts, phone around the corner, price Rs 25,000

Yu Televentures, the online-oriented smartphone brand from Micromax founders, has started registrations for its high-end Yu Yutopia model, which is being billed as a rival to Chinese flagships like OnePlus Two. The Yu Yutopia will be priced at the same range as the OnePlus Two, according to industry sources. This would suggest a price in […]