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Huawei Honor 8X launched in three versions, to hit retail market by Oct-end

Chinese handset maker Huawei expects to start selling its India-made Honor 8X smartphones by the end of this month, a senior official said Tuesday. "As we unveil Honor 8X here, its production has already started at Chennai plant. The initial lot will have to be imported but the made in India Honor 8X will be available for sale by the end of this month," P Sanjeev, Vice President Sales, Huawei India-Consumer Business Group said.

Lenovo to raise mobile production capacity in India by up to 10 fold in 2019

PC and mobile maker Lenovo plans to ramp up its smartphone production capacity up to 1 million units per month in 2019, a top official of the company said Tuesday. "We make mobile phones in India at our partners factory. At present we have production capacity of 100,000 per month which we plan to increase in the range of 500,000 to 1 million units per month by the end of 2019," Lenovo Group Vice President Edward Chang told.

Panasonic launches Eluga Ray 530 with 5.7” HD+ screen in India at Rs 8999

Panasonic has added a new device Eluga Ray 530 to its Eluga portfolio. The device which has a 5.7” HD+ screen is priced at Rs 8999 and is available on various online marketplace platforms. The smartphone comes with a 1.3 GHz quad core processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB.

Coolpad Note 8 with 5.99-inch display, 4,000mAh battery launched in India

Chinese handset maker Coolpad has launched the Coolpad Note 8 in the country. The smartphone comes with a dual camera setup at the back, a rear fingerprint sensor right below it, a 4,000mAh battery, Face Unlock, and a large 5.99-inch display with no notch. The Coolpad Note 8 packs 64GB of internal storage, and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. Coolpad Note 8 price in India is Rs. 9,999 for the sole 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant.

Samsung unveils Galaxy A9 to tap into mid-premium smartphone market

South Korean electronics major Samsung Thursday unveiled its latest Galaxy A9 smartphone to strengthen its play in the global mid-premium phone market. The Galaxy A9, which is the world''s first device to feature quad-camera setup in a smartphone, is likely to be introduced in the Indian market in November. The pricing is also expected to be announced closer to the launch date.

HMD expands handset line-up with Nokia 3.1 Plus, and Nokia 8810 4G feature phone in India

HMD Global, the maker of Nokia phones has expanded its handset line-up with the Nokia 3.1 Plus smartphone, and its first 4G feature phone, Nokia 8810 or the "banana" phone in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs 11,499, while the 4G feature phone will be available at Rs 5,999 through top mobile retailers in India and on Nokia.com/phones.

iVOOMi brings ‘Notch for All’ with its all-new Z1

iVOOMi, a brand making a mark in the Indian smartphone market with its budget offerings, today launched its first ‘Notch Display’ smartphone, iVOOMi Z1. The Flipkart-exclusive smartphone features a 5.67” HD+ Display with 19:9 ratio. Having made an appearance on Flipkart.com already, it would be available for purchase starting 11th October 2018.

BlackBerry launches KEY2 LE smartphone in India for Rs 29,990

Home-grown company Optiemus Infracom Ltd, which manufactures and distributes BlackBerry-branded handsets, on Monday launched the BlackBerry KEY2 LE smartphone in India for Rs 29,990. The device will be exclusively available on Amazon.in starting October 12, Optiemus Infracom said in a statement. The device is designed for physical keyboard enthusiasts and offers the iconic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard experience.

Ziox Mobile launches new feature phone in India

Domestic smartphone maker Ziox Mobiles on Wednesday launched a new feature phone"Z18" with bluetooth and dedicated music keys for Rs 1,860 in India. The feature phone comes with a 2.4-inch screen and is powered by a 1800mAh Li-ion battery, the company said in a statement. "Z18" sports a digital camera with LED flash.

OnePlus says not increasing prices of smartphones in India; to expand operations

OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone maker, will maintain the prices of its current lot of devices in the market, although new stock coming in after three months will cost more due to the rupee’s depreciation against the dollar. The company, which has the largest share of India’s premium smartphones, is expanding in the country, which is its second global base after China.

HMD Global unveils Nokia 5.1 Plus with AI capabilities, notched display at Rs 10,999

On Monday, Finnish company HMD Global that sells Nokia smartphones announced the availability of Nokia 5.1 Plus for Rs 10,999 in India. The online-exclusive smartphone will be available on Flipkart and the company''s own website from October 1, the company said in a statement. The device comes with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, sports a 5.8-inch notched display, glass body and 13MP+5MP dual-lens rear camera.

Motorola launches first Android One device in India

Chinese smartphone company Lenovo-Motorola on Monday launched its first Android One device "Motorola One Power" in India for Rs 15,999. Android One means the device will have the latest Android version and regular security updates. The device with Android Oreo 8.1 OS comes with 6.2 inch 19:9 Max Vision Full HD+ display. The device will be available from October 5 on Flipkart.

Mobiistar aims to become one of top-5 smartphone brands in sub-Rs 10k by end 2018

Global smartphone major Mobiistar aims to become one of the top-five smartphone brands in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment by the end of this year. To strengthen its market in Bengal, Mobiistar is going to hire 175 employees from the state. Out of 1,000 service centres across India, 61 are concentrated in West Bengal and again out of which 14 are present only in Kolkata.

Samsung India launches Galaxy J4+ and J6+ with glass-finish design and Dolby Atmos

Refreshing its budget J series, Samsung India on Saturday launched Galaxy J4+ and J6+ for Rs 10,990 and Rs 15,990, respectively. Galaxy J6+ and Galaxy J4+ with glass-finish design and Dolby Atmos will be available from September 25 on retail outlets, Amazon, Flipkart and Samsung Shop. "Galaxy J series is India''s most popular smartphone series, making up almost a third of all smartphones sold in India.

Jivi Mobiles launches 3 new smartphones at an affordable range

On Wednesday, Homegrown smartphone maker Jivi Mobiles launched three new smartphones under its new "XTREME Series" that come with a "Full View" display at an affordable range. The three new smartphones "XT84", "XT309" and "XT309+" are priced at Rs 5,299, Rs 5,599 and Rs 6,799 respectively, that will be available on both online and offline platforms.

Adcom launches "A1 Selfie" feature phone at Rs 790

Domestic feature phone brand Adcom on Thursday launched "A1 Selfie" feature phone as part of its new "A" series line-up. Priced at Rs 790, the dual-SIM feature phone comes with a 1.8-inch display, front and back camera and internal memory expandable up to 8GB, powered by 1050mAh battery.

iVOOMi launches affordable smartphone with Shatterproof display in India

Chinese electronics company iVOOMi on Thursday launched an affordable "FullView" smartphone "iVOOMi iPro" for Rs 3,999 that will be available on Flipkart from September 20. The smartphone with 4.95-inch FWVGA+ screen along with an aspect ratio of 18:9 has 5MP rear and front camera. It also comes equipped with Augmented Reality (AR) Emoji.

Innelo launches its first smartphone with Notch Display in India

Premium electronics brand Innelo, powered by iVOOMi, today launches its first smartphone Innelo 1 with an aim to develop & bring ‘Innovation for Everyone’. Innelo 1 is the first smartphone in the sub 8K category to feature a Notch Display. The smartphone sports a 5.86” HD+ Display with 19:9 aspect ratio. Incredulously priced at Rs. 7,499, Innelo 1 is available exclusively on Amazon starting 18th September 2018.

Samsung Electronics showcases latest technology for Indian smartphone market

Offering fresh insight on latest global trends Samsung Electronics showcased its latest technologies for the Indian smartphone market and lineup of advanced components. The fourth Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum 2018 (SMSF), here on Friday highlighted a comprehensive portfolio of Samsung''s component solutions.

Prices of existing iPhones slashed as new devices set to come in

As Apple gears up to launch its latest flagship mobile phones in India, prices of the existing iPhones, including the entry 6 and 6S phones, have been slashed. While the iPhone XS and XS Max hit the market from later this month, the iPhone 6S (32GB) has seen a 30 per cent cut and is now available for Rs 29,900 against Rs 42,900 till just sometime back.