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Honor 10 Lite with dewnotch display, AI selfie camera launched at Rs 13,999

On Tuesday, Huawei''s sub-brand Honor launched the Honor 10 Lite with its home-grown Kirin 710 processor and a dewnotch display in India at a starting price of Rs 13,999. The smartphone would be available in a configuration of 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM +64GB storage for Rs 17,999 in sapphire blue, sky blue and midnight black colours only on Flipkart. "Following our devotion in photography and design in the Lite series the Honor 10 Lite also sports a range of high-end features," Suhail Tariq, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said in a statement.

Samsung to launch Galaxy 'M' series on January 28, will be Amazon exclusive

On Monday, Samsung India said it will launch the Galaxy 'M' series on January 28 that will be available on Amazon.in from March 5. India will be the first country to launch the new series smartphones, the company said in a statement. The 'M' series will also be available on Samsung's online store. The new range comes with powerful display, camera, battery and a processor -- helping the devices deliver power-packed performance for millennials.

Huawei launches Y9 (2019) with 6.5-inch notched display, Kirin 710 in India

Huawei has launched its Y9 (2019) smartphone in India, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone. It’s a premium looking handset with a 6.5-inch FHD+ notched display, Kirin 710 processor and dual front and rear cameras, at a reasonable price. It will go on sale in India via Amazon.in for Rs 15,990 starting January 15. All customers will be getting a pair of Boat Rockers Sport Bluetooth headphones with the device worth Rs 2,990 for free.

Mobiistar launches 'X1 Notch' smartphone with 13MP selfie camera in India

On Thursday, Vietnamese smartphone brand Mobiistar launched "X1 Notch" with a 13MP selfie camera for a starting price of Rs 8,499 in India. The device will be available in two variants - 2GB RAM+16GB ROM and 3GB RAM+32GB ROM for Rs 8,499 and Rs 9,499 respectively. The smartphone with full-view notch display has dual SIM, dual VoLTE feature that empowers users to keep HD calls active on both SIM cards, the company said in a statement.

Detel targeting turnover of Rs. 100 crore this fiscal year

Detel, having carved its niche in the nooks & corners of the country with its most affordable feature phones, is targeting a 2-fold growth this fiscal year. Where last year, the company closed the fiscal at Rs. 52 crores, it is now eyeing a turnover of Rs. 100 crores in FY18-19. Detel started its journey in India back in 2017 with the launch of the world’s most economical feature phone, Detel D1, at a price of just Rs. 299. This was followed by a series of feature phones priced at Rs. 399, Rs. 499, Rs. 599 till Rs. 1199.

Proposed duty hike may hit 100 mobile phone assembly units in India

As many as 100 of the 127 mobile phone assembly units in India could shut if the government goes ahead with its plan to increase customs duty on certain mobile phone components this year, prompting the industry to seek a deferment of the scheduled hike to 2020. In a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the India Cellular and Electronic Association (ICEA) sought the deferment of the customs duty hike to 2020 on the import of LCD assembly, vibrator motor and touch panel,

Xiaomi Mi A2 India price reduced by upto Rs 3,000

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is celebrating its fifth year in India as part of which the company has dropped prices of its Mi A2 smartphone having 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB variants. The handset maker on Monday said that the two variants of the Mi A2 smartphone will see price drop of Rs 2000 and Rs 3000 and will be available at Rs 13999 (4GB+64GB) and Rs 15999 (6GB+128GB). “Xiaomi has grown to achieve the number 1 position for five quarters in a row (IDC Quarterly report, Q3 2017 to Q3 2018).

Nokia 106 launched for Rs 1,299 in India

Finnish company HMD Global, which sells Nokia-branded smartphones, on Thursday refreshed its feature phone segment with Nokia 106 for Rs 1,299 in India. The device would be available in dark grey colour across mobile retailers and on Nokia.com/phones. The Nokia 106 has a battery that comes with up to 15.7 hours talk time and up to 21 days of standby time. "India is an important feature phone market. Consumers here seek outstanding battery life, a simple to use interface, and great durability.

Realme to partner with 20,000 retail outlets in India to expand offline sales to 150 cities in 2019

On Monday, China-based handset maker Realme said it would partner with 20,000 retail outlets in India to expand its offline sales to 150 cities in 2019. The offline retailers will be known as "REAL Partners" and will give a value addition to customer experience, Realme said, adding that the retail outlets will have all the models that the smartphone brand has launched. "With the new offline stores we are extending our sales channels reaching out to our offline customers in every region," Madhav Sheth, Chief Executive Officer, Realme India, said in a statement.

Voto announces the launch of its Smartphone series

Voto Mobiles, the global high-tech organization engaged in development of the best quality, best price smartphones launched its smart phone series with the 4 models namely V11, V12, V3 and V5x recently. The all new VOTO smartphones represent the Indian youth especially in tier2 & tier3 cities through its combination of dynamic design and power-packed features. All the 4 models runs of the latest version of Android 7 powered by Quad Core Processor with memory 2+16 GB,

Vivo Y93 with 6.2-inch HD+ Halo FullView display, dual rear camera setup launched in India

Vivo Y93 has now been launched in India. The new smartphone comes as an India version of the original Y93 that was launched China early last month. It features an HD+ Halo FullView display and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC. The Vivo Y93 in India also has 32GB of onboard storage. Also, there is a dual rear camera setup that comprising a 13-megapixel primary sensor. Hardware-wise, the India version of Y93 looks closer to the Vivo Y93s that was launched in China earlier this month.

Micromax strengthens international play, to foray into South Africa

Handset maker Micromax is foraying into the South African market as it looks to further bolster its international operations, which it expects to contribute as much as 20 per cent to its overall revenues by next fiscal. The company is also looking at expanding its range of consumer durable products like television sets and smart accessories to Russia and Middle East. Micromax, which is facing intense competition from Samsung and Chinese players like

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition to go on sale for first time in India tonight

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition will go on sale for the first time in India tonight. The latest OnePlus 6T variant sports a Speedmark McLaren brand logo and has top-notch specifications, including 10GB RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. The most premium variant in the entire range, the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition also has the company''s Warp Charge 30 charging technology. There is a signature Papaya Orange colour wrapped around the borders of the phone.

Mobiistar launches budget smartphone in India for Rs 6,100

On Thursday, Vietnam-based smartphone maker Mobiistar launched its budget smartphone named C1 Shine in India for Rs 6,100. "We have already established ourselves sufficiently for people to recognise and trust us and we want to build on that trust and give our users a great experience," Carl Ngo, Co-founder and CEO of Mobiistar India and Global, said in a statement. The C1 Shine comes with an 8MP selfie camera along with face beauty features.

Xiaomi Redmi 6A receives permanent price cut, now becomes more affordable in India

Xiaomi Redmi 6A has been one of the most successful budget smartphones in India and while the Xiaomi Redmi 6A was recently launched in the country along with the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro, it has just received a permanent price cut which makes it an even more affordable offering in the segment. The biggest highlights of the Xiaomi Redmi 6A include an HD+ display, face unlock, Helio A22 12nm SoC and more. The Xiaomi Redmi 6A price in India started from Rs. 6,599

Oppo and Vivo post combined loss of Rs 1,225cr even as sales rise 20%

According to regulatory disclosures, Oppo and Vivo posted a combined loss of Rs 1,225 crore in the first six months of the current financial year even as both companies, owned by China’s BBK Group, increased sales by 20% from a year earlier. Industry executives attributed the loss to aggressive investments by the companies in the Indian market and absorbing the impact of the rupee’s depreciation to remain competitive.

Asus to grab double-digit smartphone market share with India-first approach

Taiwanese handset maker Asus said that it is taking “India-first approach” to grab double-digit market share in the country’s highly competitive smartphone market. Under this strategy, the company is launching new smartphones ahead of any other global market. It had earlier this year entered into a long-term strategic partnership with e-commerce major Flipkart to develop targeted products for the India market. “We are taking India-centric innovation approach through our partnership with Flipkart.

HMD Global launches Nokia 8.1 with "PureDisplay" screen technology

HMD Global that makes and sells Nokia phones has launched Nokia 8.1 in its value flagship smartphone line-up with "PureDisplay" screen technology at an event here. The device would be available in blue/silver, steel/copper and iron/steel colour variants, starting in mid-December for 399 euros (roughly Rs 32,000). It is an Android One smartphone, which means it will have the latest Android version and regular security updates.

Realme launches U1 at Rs 14,499, first phone in India to be powered by new Mediatek Hello P70 processor

Realme is one of the new brands that has gained immense popularity among the consumer. After the success of Realme 2 Pro, the company today launched its first phone in a new ''U'' range - Realme U1. The Realme U1 is the first phone in India to be powered by the new Mediatek Hello P70 processor. The Helio P70 offers better thermal performance and improved AI features. It will come in two storage variants - 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage.

Realme launches upgraded brand visual identity system and logo; to expand in 7 Asian countries

Chinese smartphone brand Realme has launched its upgraded brand visual identity system and logo, the company said on Thursday. The company will be rolling out its upgraded brand image across all channels starting from today. By November, the half-year-old brand will expand its business to 7 countries in Asia and has made 3 million sales in total so far, Realme mentioned in a statement. The handset brand was established in May 2018.