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Omkar Dutta is a Mobile Enthusiast from Mumbai, India. He loves to check out latest software, mobile phones and web services. Currently, he writes for this awesome blog as well as Fone Arena. You can follow him on Twitter @0mkarr

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Launched In India For INR 58,300

Last month, Samsung unveiled the much awaited Galaxy Note 4 phablet at the IFA 2014 event in Berlin. This device comes with an upgraded 5.7 inch Quad HD display and a 3.7 megapixel front-facing camera for selfie lovers with 90 degree shooting angle and up to 120 degree wide angle. Today, Samsung finally launched this phablet in India.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a price-tag of INR 58,300. This device will go on sale in India from October 17. It also includes support for 14 Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and so on. Vodafone subscribers will get 1 GB of free 3G data for 2 months with this device.

“The launch of Galaxy Note 4 highlights Samsung’s commitment to deliver iconic and differentiated products. The new device exhibits people inspired innovation with its unique combination of an enhanced S Pen, large and vivid display and superior productivity features to provide the most refined Galaxy experience to our customers. Samsung has significantly contributed to the wearable industry by taking the lead in offering unique smart wearable’s and the launch of Gear S will further set a new standard in the mobile communication space.”

– Asim Warsi, VP of Mobile & IT, Samsung India

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specifications:

  • 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display
  • 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
  • 1.9 GHz Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 16 megapixel autofocus camera with Smart OIS
  • 3.7 megapixel front-facing camera with Wide Selfie
  • Air Command
  • S Note, Snap Note, Direct Pen Input
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode
  • 4G Connectivity
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 32 GB Internal memory
  • 64 GB expandable memory
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 3220 mAh Li-ion battery with Adaptive Fast Charging

Lumia 830 Launched In India For INR 28,799

Along with the Lumia 730 selfie smartphone, Microsoft also launched the successor of the Lumia 825 smartphone in india. The Lumia 830 packs a 10 megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics and thinnest Optical Image Stabilization system. Apart from that, it comes with a 5 inch HD Curved Glass Display and a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor.

Lumia 830 runs on the Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System with the Lumia Denim update. This handset will go on sale from October 8 in India. Lumia 830 comes with a price-tag of INR 28,799. This device will be available in Orange, White and Black colors. Microsoft also offers 1 TB of cloud storage on One Drive free for the first 6 months. Lumia 830 will compete with the recently launched 2nd generation Moto X in the Indian market.

Lumia 830 Specifications:

  • 5 inch HD Curved Glass Display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System with Lumia Denim
  • 10 megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics
  • Rich Recording and Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal user memory
  • 128 GB expandable memory
  • Up to 14.8 hours of talk-time
  • Up to 22 days of stand-by time
  • 2200 mAh removable battery

Lumia 730 Selfie Smartphone Launched In India For INR 15,299

Last month, Microsoft announced its much-awaited selfie smartphone at the IFA 2014 in Berlin. Today, Microsoft finally launched the Lumia 730 in India. This device packs a Full-HD 5 megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera with a focal length of 24mm which allows you to take groupfies (group selfies).

Lumia 730 is a dual-SIM smartphone which runs on the Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System with the latest Lumia Denim update. It comes with a price-tag of INR 15,299 in India. This device will compete with the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and Sony Xperia C3 selfie smartphones in India. Lumia 730 will be available in Green, Orange, White and Dark Grey colors.

Lumia 730 Specifications:

  • 4.7 inch HD OLED display
  • 720 × 1280 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Operating system with Lumia Denim
  • 6.7 megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 5 megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera with Full HD video
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB expandable memory
  • HERE location services
  • Free global HERE Maps
  • HERE Drive+Free
  • HERE Transit
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • 2220 mAh battery
  • Wireless charging compatible

Samsung Launches Galaxy Grand Prime In India For INR 15,499

After Microsoft and Sony, the South Korean tech giant finally launched its very own selfie focused smartphone in India. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime features a 5 megapixel wide angle front camera best-suited for capturing group selfies. Apart from that, it runs on the Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System and packs a 5 inch display, 1.2 GHz quad core processor and an 8 megapixel rear camera.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime comes with a price tag of INR 15,499 in India. This handset is currently available in White and Grey colors. It measures 144.8 × 72.1 × 8.6mm and weighs 156 grams. This device will compete with the recently launched 2nd Generation Moto G and the upcoming Lumia 730 in India. Check out the complete specs below.

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“Galaxy Grand Prime opens a whole new world of premium mobile experience for consumers looking at uninterrupted entertainment and multitasking on-the-go. Introducing the new trend of ‘Groupfie’, Galaxy Grand Prime features an advanced wide angle front camera best-suited to capture group images. With the launch of this power packed smartphone, we are further strengthening our Grand portfolio.”

– Asim Warsi, Vice President, Marketing, Mobile and IT, Samsung India

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Specifications:

  • 5 inch qHD display
  • 960 x 540 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED Flash
  • 5 megapixel front-facing ‘groupfie’ camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 64 GB expandable memory
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS+GLONASS
  • 2600 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Launched In India For INR 39,990

Last month, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Alpha smartphone with an iPhone-like design and a metal frame. Today, Samsung finally launched this Android 4.4 powered smartphone in India. Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the slimmest Galaxy device and it is compatible with the Samsung Gear Fit, Gear Live and Gear 2 wearables.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha come with a price tag of INR 39,990 in India. This device will go on sale in the first week of October. Galaxy Alpha will be available in White, Black and Gold colours. Airtel subscribers will get 5 GB of free data for two months in 4G circles and 2 GB of free data for two month in 3G circles.

“The Galaxy Alpha was built and designed based on the specific desires of the consumers. With an entirely new appearance, the Galaxy Alpha focuses on both beauty and functionality combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light weight design with the same powerful hardware and features users expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device.”

– Asim Warsi, VP, Mobile and IT, Samsung India

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specifications:

  • 4.7 inch HD Super AMOLED display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) processor
  • Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 12 megapixel rear camera with selective focus
  • 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera
  • UHD 4K video recording @30fps
  • 2 GB RAM, 32 GB expandable memory
  • No MicroSD card slot
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • 1860 mAh battery

BlackBerry Launches The Passport Smartphone With Square Display For $599

BlackBerry recently launched its Passport smartphone with a large square touch screen display. It is the first smartphone to feature the touch-enabled keyboard with gestures which helps you to efficiently type, edit and navigate. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for the display and forged stainless steel for added strength.

BlackBerry Passport runs on the latest BlackBerry 10.3 Operating System. It comes pre-loaded with the new BlackBerry Blend, BlackBerry Assistant, BlackBerry World and Amazon Appstore. BlackBerry Blend is a new feature which allows you to view instant message notifications, read and respond to your work and personal email and access your documents, calendar and contacts on your computer or tablet.

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The large 3450 mAh battery in this handset allows you to use the device for more than 30 hours. This handset measures 128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm and weighs 194 grams. BlackBerry Passport is available through local carriers around the world. it comes with a price tag of $599.

“As we set out to design BlackBerry Passport, we were guided by a simple yet challenging idea – to set aside the limitations of traditional design and to instead simply build a device that fundamentally changes the way business professionals get work done on their smartphone. The BlackBerry Passport was created to drive productivity and to break through the sea of rectangular-screen, all-touch devices.”

– John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry

BlackBerry Passport Specifications:

  • 4.5 inch square touch display
  • 1440 x 1440 pixels resolution
  • 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
  • BlackBerry 10 operating system
  • Capacitive touch 3-row BlackBerry Keyboard
  • 13 megapixel OIS camera
  • 1080p HD video recording at 60 fps
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Nano-SIM
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • 3450 mAh battery

The New Moto X Launched In India For INR 31,999

Earlier this month Motorola unveiled the 2nd generation Moto X along with the new Moto G at an event in India. They also announced that Indian customers will be the first to get their hands on the 2nd generation Moto X and Moto G. Today, the new Moto X will finally go on sale at midnight exclusively on Flipkart in India.

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The new Moto X packs a 5.2 inch full HD display, 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, 13 megapixel camera with 4k video recording and more. It comes with four noise-cancellation mic on the phone for better voice reception and an enhanced voice control. This handset will be available in Black, Bamboo White and Leather Black variants in India. It comes with a price tag of INR 31,999.

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The New Moto X Specifications:

  • 5.2-inch AMOLED display
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED Ring flash
  • 4K video recording
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3G Connectivity
  • WiFi 802.11a/g/b/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, GLONASS
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB / 32 GB internal memory
  • Front-facing speaker
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • 2300 mAh battery

HTC Desire 816G Launched In India For INR 18,990

Along with the HTC Desire 820 and Desire 820q, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer also launched the Desire 816G in the Indian market. It is basically the cheaper version of the previously launched HTC Desire 816. This handset packs a 1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core processor instead of the 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor found in the Desire 816.

Apart from that, both the smartphones share similar specifications and design. HTC Desire 816G comes with a price tag of INR 18,990. This handset measures 156.6 x78.74 x 7.99 mm and weighs 158 grams. HTC Desire 816G is available in Black, White, Red, Green and Purple color.

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The HTC Desire 816G dual sim brings an exciting combination of big screen, great specs at an amazing price! It is one of the most well-built and best design smartphone with a powerful specification that makes the HTC Desire 816G dual sim even more compelling. It is bringing genuine choice to the category by delivering stunning design and high-end performance at unbelievable value.

– Faisal Siddiqui, ‎Vice President & Country Head, India, HTC

HTC Desire 816G Specifications:

  • 5.5 inch HD display
  • 720 x 1280 pixels resolution
  • 1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS
  • HTC Sense 6 UI
  • 13 megapixel rear camera
  • 5 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • WiFi Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • HTC BoomSound
  • Dual frontal stereo speakers
  • 2600 mAh battery

Jolla Launches The First Sailfish OS Powered Smartphone For INR 16,499

Back in 2011, Nokia stopped the development of Meego OS and started to concentrate on the Windows Phone OS. Some of the Nokia’s employees working on the MeeGo project left the company to form Jolla. The Jolla’s Sailfish OS is based on the open-sourced components of MeeGo OS. Last year, the company unveiled its first Jolla smartphone.

Today, the Finnish company finally launched this smartphone in the Indian market. The Jolla smartphone is exclusively available for purchase on Snapdeal. This handset is capable of running most of the Android apps via third-party app store. It packs a 4.5-inch IPS qHD display, 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel rear camera and more.

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Jolla is touted to be the only smartphone with live multi-tasking which shows all your running apps on one screen, without having to open and close them. The Jolla smartphone comes with a price-tag of INR 16,499. This handset is available in white color, however the smart covers are available in Poppy Red, Keira Black and Aloe colors.

Jolla Smartphone Specifications:

  • 4.5-inch IPS qHD display
  • 1.4GHz dual-core processor
  • Sailfish Operating System
  • Live Multitasking
  • Android Capability
  • Gesture Based Interface
  • 8 megapixel rear camera
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • LTE support
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS
  • 2100 mAh battery

HTC Desire 820 With 64-bit Processor Announced In India

Earlier this month, HTC unveiled the HTC Desire 820 smartphone at the IFA 2014 event in Berlin. This handset is the successor of the popular Desire 816 smartphone. Today, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer finally announced the much-awaited Desire 820 smartphone in India. However, this device will be available in two variants. The Desire 820 packs a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, while the Desire 820q comes with a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor.

The HTC Desire 820 features an 8 megapixel front-facing camera for selfie lovers. It comes with the Photo Booth and Live Makeup feature which lets you preview the image you just took and set the desired level of skin smoothing before taking the photo. This handset will be available for purchase from early November. The price of this device will be announced in the coming weeks. Until then, check out the complete specs below.

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HTC Desire 820 Specifications:

  • 5.5 inch HD display
  • 720 x 1280 pixels resolution
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor (Desire 820)
  • 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor (Desire 820q)
  • HTC Sense 6 UI
  • 13 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash
  • 8 megapixel front-facing camera
  • A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB expandable memory
  • 2600 mAh battery