With a strong focus on promoting the country’s indigenous products, leading homegrown brand, ‘Karbonn Mobiles’ has launched a new series of feature-loaded phones to celebrate India’s Independence month. The ‘Make in India’ and ‘Made for India’ range of KX phones offer best-in-class features to consumers, at affordable prices. The four new models KX3, KX25, KX26 & KX27 are priced between INR 700 to INR 1000 and would be available in the Indian market from August 2019.
Coolpad announced its plans of releasing its first 5G-ready smartphones in the Indian market.
In an official release, Coolpad said that it has been investing in the new-age 5G technology since 2012 and has filled more than 800 patents related to the technology.
Coolpad further plans to invest USD 500 million in India in the next five years. It is not clear as to when exactly Coolpad plans to release a 5G device, but the company stressed that as soon as the Indian smartphone network is ready, it will launch its first set of 5G smartphones.
On Thursday, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei launched its first phone with a pop-up selfie camera, Y9 Prime 2019, in India for Rs 15,990.
While the device would be available for Amazon Prime customers starting August 7, for regular customers the product would be available on Amazon starting from August 8, the company said.
"Our first-ever pop-up selfie camera will redefine the way people take selfies, making it a true Pop-up King. Added to this, the large full view screen makes it the ideal device for immersive entertainment,
Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has launched its new smartphone ''Vivo Y90'' for Rs. 6,990 under its existing Y-series portfolio.
“The Y90 caters to the increasing expectations of our consumers who are on a constant look-out for a device with a bigger battery and bigger display at a highly affordable price point,” said Nipun Marya, Director Brand Strategy, Vivo India.
The Y90 is powered with a massive 4030mAh battery combined with Vivo’s exclusive smart power management system.
On Thursday, Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO launched a new smartphone OPPO A9 in India for Rs 15,490.
The device features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone has 16 MP+2 MP rear dual camera setup and a 16MP front camera for selfies.
The device is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor along with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
On Monday, Shenzhen-based handset maker Realme launched two new smartphones -- Realme X and Realme 3i in India priced at Rs 7999 and Rs 16999 respectively for basic variants.
The company launched Realme X in two variants of 4 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM while keeping the internal storage at 128 GB for both the variants. The 8 GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 19999.
Realme 3i also comes in two variants of Rs 7999 for 32GB, 3GB RAM and Rs 9999 for 64GB, 4GB RAM.
HMD Global, that makes and sells Nokia-branded phones, on Wednesday launched the much-anticipated Nokia 9 PureView with Penta-camera set-up in India for Rs 49,999.
The smartphone would be available in Midnight Blue colour exclusively on Nokia.com/phones and Flipkart, and from July 17 onwards on top mobile retail outlets in India.
On Friday, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi confirmed that its upcoming smartphones Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are launching in India on July 17.
The company's India head Manu Kumar Jain confirmed the launch date in a tweet, saying: "Mi fans, it's time for the knockout punch! #RedmiK20 and #RedmiK20Pro are unleashing on 1+7 17th July 2019! Time for Flagship Killer 2.0."
The K20 and K20 Pro both feature a 6.39-inch full-HD+ AMOLED panel with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 91.9 per cent screen-to-body ratio.
Vivo has just launched a new smartphone that can be called one of the company’s first to feature an in-display front-facing camera in the sub-Rs 20,000 price category. Called as the Vivo Z1 Pro, the new smartphones comes in three variants and pose a competition to the likes of Xiaomi and Honor smartphones.
Vivo Z1 Pro’s 4GBG RAM+64GB storage variant is priced at Rs 14,990 while the 6GB RAM+64GB and 6GB RAM+128GB are price at Rs 16,990 and Rs 17,990 respectively.
Refreshing its line-up in India, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Thursday launched company''s One Vision smartphone with 48 MP camera and Android One OS for Rs 19,999.
With an elegant, narrow design that makes it easy to hold and use with one hand, the phone boasts an industry-first 21:9 CinemaVision 6.3-inch Full HD+ display.
"To maximise your movies and video experience on the go and an edge-to-edge movie theatre feel, the ultra-wide cinematic display is supported by 128 GB (expandable up to 512 GB) storage capacity," the company said in a statement.
Chinese technology company Huawei's smartphone brand Honor is likely to launch new devices in the next quarter notwithstanding the US government's ban on software and hardware supplies to the parent firm, according to industry sources. The US government has barred its companies, including Google, from supplying software and hardware to Huawei alleging security risk from the company.
Honor sells smartphones based on Google-owned Android platform.
Gaming phone Black Shark 2 has finally made inroads into the Indian smartphone market. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and runs on Android Pie 9 operating system.
It is successor to the company’s Black Shark gaming phone which was launched in 2018. Black Shark 2 has a response rate of 240Hz and comes equipped with Liquid Cool 3.0 technology to regulate the handset’s temperature.
Vivo Y15 is the latest smartphone from the Chinese smartphone maker to make its way to India. This new smartphone will be a part of the Y series and is positioned alongside the Vivo Y17. The Vivo Y15 sports a triple camera setup at the back, while sporting a 6.35-inch display with a water notch at the front. Vivo has also managed to pack in a big 5,000mAh battery in the Vivo Y15 which should help the smartphone deliver good battery life.
On Tuesday, HMD Global, the house of Nokia phones launched the Nokia 3.2 smartphone with a 6.26-inch HD+ display and about two-day battery life in India.
While the 2GB RAM+16GB internal storage variant of the phone is priced at Rs 8,990, the 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant would cost Rs 10,790.
Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head-India, HMD Global said "From biometric face unlock and AI-powered features like 'Adaptive Battery' to a more modern and personal way to interact
On Friday, Micromax Informatics launched its budget #iOne smartphone with notch display in India for Rs 4,999.
Targeted towards new-age consumers, the device comes with 19:9 screen, a 2200mAh battery and a 5MP+5MP dual rear camera with over nine shooting modes.
"Our newest #iOne Notch Display hosts a 19:9 screen that ensures more content is displayed without the edges being cut," Sunil Joon, Head Strategy, Micromax Informatics Ltd, said in a statement.
Chinese smartphone brand Itel has expanded its product portfolio in India with the launch of Itel A46. The smartphone is priced at Rs 4,999 and comes with free 4G data up to 50GB from Reliance Jio along with cashback of Rs 1,200 on recharge of Rs 198 and Rs 299 over a period of 24 months.
The Itel A46 features a 5.45-inch FullScreen HD+ IPS display with 1440x720 pixel resolution. Powered by 1.6GHz octa-core processor and runs on Android 9 Pie operating system.
People can soon buy Xiaomi smartphones and accessories through vending machines, with the Chinese handset maker set to install its own machines in major Indian cities.
The latest move comes as the company works on ways to retain its dominant position in the hyper-competitive smartphone market in India.
Called as 'Mi Express Kiosk', these vending machines will allow consumers to make purchases and pay for the transaction through credit or debit cards, cash and UPI.
China-based Transsion Holdings'' itel Mobile is set to launch a new feature-packed smartphone in India on May 16 that would take Redmi 6A head on.
Industry sources told IANS on Monday that the power-packed itel device is likely to be launched below Rs 5,000.
On the other hand, the 2GB and 16GB Redmi 6A is currently priced at Rs 5,999.
In a bid to strengthen its footprint, home grown mobile phone maker Jivi Mobile said on Thursday that its manufacturing unit in Lonavala, Maharashtra will be fully operational in the next three months, the company said on Thursday.
Jivi Mobiles in September announced it will invest Rs 100 crore to build its own manufacturing facility in Maharashtra.
Tech giant Google Tuesday unveiled the latest generation of its smartphones- Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL - that will make their way into the Indian market priced at Rs 39,999 onwards. To be available from May 15, these handsets will compete with devices from the stables of Apple, Samsung and OnePlus in the burgeoning premium smartphone segment in India.
Speaking at its annual developers meet Google I/O, its CEO Sundar Pichai said "building for everyone" is a core philosophy for the company.