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Lenovo P90 Smartphone Announced With 64-bit CPU And Android 5.0

Along with the limited edition Vibe X2 Pro, the Chinese tech giant also launched the Lenovo P90 smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas. It is the first smartphone to utilize the combination of 64-bit Intel AtomTM Z3560 processor with Intel’s 5-mode XMMTM 7262 modem. It runs on the latest Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Operating System.

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Lenovo P90 comes with a 5.5 inch Full HD display, 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, gesture controls, advanced LTE connectivity and a huge 4000 mAh battery. This handset will be available in Pearl White, Onyx Black and Lava Red colors. The Lenovo P90 will go on sale from next month. The price of this device will be announced soon.

“The Lenovo P90 smartphone is an impressive addition to the growing portfolio of Intel-powered smartphones. As one of the first smartphones powered by Intel’s latest processor coupled with the LTE-Advanced XMM 7260 modem, people will enjoy exceptional speed and 64-bit performance that will provide users with a great mobile experience. We are proud to continue our work with Lenovo on this major milestone.”

– Hermann Eul, Intel’s vice president of Mobile Communications

Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro, Selfie Flash Accessory And E Ink Smartband Announced

Lenovo recently launched the new Vibe X2 Pro limited edition smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas. Lenovo also unveiled a selfie flash accessory and Vibe V10 wearable smartband which is compatible with this smartphone. The Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro packs a 5.3 inch Full HD display and a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-Core processor, 13 megapixel front and rear camera with LED flash and much more.

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The rechargeable selfie flash accessory allows you to take up to 100 selfies in a single charge. It works by using 8 diffused LEDs to supplement available light for natural color tones, even in low light condition. The Vibe V10 wearable smartband features an E Ink display with up to 7-day battery life. The E Ink display on the smartband helps you to view the phone notifications even in sunlight.

The Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro will go on sale from April 2015. The price of this device will be announced before the launch. Vibe V10 Smartband will reach the global markets in April for $89.

“As lifestyles and everyday habits become more and more mobile, consumers today are looking to devices that deliver both performance and long lasting battery life in sleek, stylish designs. These are some of the driving forces behind our new range of mobile devices that offer blazing fast processing speeds, innovative new features and extended battery life to enhance the mobile experience of the most demanding users.”

– Shao Tao, vice president, Mobile business unit, Lenovo

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Asus Zenphone 2 And Zenphone Zoom Announced At CES

Asus just launched the successor of its flagship Zenphone smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas. The new Zenphone 2 is powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor which is touted to be 3.1 times faster than its competitors. Along with this device, Asus also unveiled the Zenphone Zoom, which basically comes with the same specifications apart from the 13 megapixel “Pixelmaster” camera which features a 10-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, zero shutter lag, 3X optical zoom and optical image stabilization.

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Asus Zenphone Zoom

Asus Zenphone 2 is the first device to sport a 4 GB RAM. Both the devices runs on the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Operating System with Zen UI on top of it. This device comes with a new Kids Mode feature that allows the parents to take control over the apps and incoming calls on the device. Asus Zenphone will go on sale in March for just $199. This device will be available in Osmium Black, Sheer Gold, Glacier Gray, Glamor Red and Ceramic White colors. On the other hand, Asus Zenphone Zoom will be available for around $400 in Meteorite black and Glacier white colors.

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Asus Zenphone 2

Asus Zenphone 2 Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch full HD IPS display
  • 1920 × 1080 pixels resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.3 GHz Intel Atom 64-bit Z3580 quad-core processor
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS
  • Zen UI
  • 13 megapixel rear camera
  • 5 megapixel wide-angle front camera with Pano Selfie
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Up to 64 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB external memory
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • LTE support
  • 3000 mAh battery

Asus Zenphone Zoom Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch full HD IPS display
  • 1920 × 1080 pixels resolution
  • 2.3 GHz Intel Atom 64-bit Z3580 quad-core processor
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS
  • Zen UI
  • 13 megapixel rear camera
  • 5 megapixel wide-angle front camera with Pano Selfie
  • Up to 128 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB external memory
  • 5 GB Asus web storage
  • GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS
  • Dual micro SIM
  • LTE support
  • 3000 mAh battery

LG G Flex 2 is A Beauty – Smaller, Faster, and Prettier

LG has kicked off its CES with a stunner – the LG G Flex 2. While many believe that flexible display is the future of mobile, last year’s LG G Flex was at best a cool tech demo with unrealistic pricing and not so great specs. With the second iteration LG is hoping to have a genuinely compelling and unique smartphone.

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The biggest improvement in the G Flex 2 is the display. The display size has been reduced from the gigantic 6-inch to a more manageable 5.5-inch, while resolution has been bumped up from 720p to 1080p. The display is also supposed to be a lot brighter than before. The phone measures in at 5.87 by 2.96 inches and doesn’t feel massive thanks to the narrow bezels. The screen is curved to a 700 mm radius. LG claims that the glass is 20% tougher than Gorilla Glass 3. The G Flex 2 houses a 3000 mAH battery, which can be charged from 0 to 50% in just 40 minutes.

One of the unique features of the G Flex was a self-healing back, which allowed the back cover to it to ‘automagically’ repair bending as well as scratching. However, it often took up to 3 minutes for the phone to heal itself. With the G Flex 2, LG is promising a drastically faster heal time of 10 seconds at room temperature.

Under the hood, the LG G Flex is powered by Snapdragon 810 – the latest and greatest from Qualcomm. There’s 2 gigs of RAM, and the device will launch with Lollipop out of the box. There will be 2 variants with 16 and 32 GB of internal storage. Both will support expandable memory up to 128 GB. It will be available in two colours – Platinum Silver, Flamenco Red.

The camera seems to have carried over the enhancements introduced in LG G3. It’s a 13 megapixel with dual-LED flash, Laser Autofocus, and OIS+ (optical image stabilization). The 2.1 megapixel front camera boasts of Gesture Shot while is helpful while taking selfies.

The G Flex 2 ticks all the right boxes, and is undoubtedly a drool worthy device. However, the pricing will ultimately determine its popularity, and LG is keeping mum about the cost for now.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Coming To India Next Month For INR 64,990

Back in September, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 4 along with the unique Galaxy Note Edge smartphone at the IFA 2014 in Berlin. The Galaxy Note 4 was released in October, however the Note Edge was delayed for quite some time. Samsung recently announced that the much-awaited Galaxy Note Edge will finally go on sale from next month in India.

Galaxy Note Edge features a curved 5.6 inch display, 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor, 16 megapixel camera and much more. Unlike the Galaxy Round, the display of Galaxy Note Edge bends on the right side. The extra space can be used to access the frequently used apps and alerts. This handset comes with a price tag of INR 64,900. Check out the complete specs below.

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“Samsung continues with its legacy of pioneering extraordinary innovations and setting new benchmarks in the mobile industry. The Galaxy Note Edge is a stunningly beautiful device equipped with a unique curved screen which not only makes the smartphone distinctive but also delivers a unique way to access information and optimizes functionality.”

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

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Specifications:

  • 5.6 inch Super AMOLED display
  • 1600 x 2560 pixels resolution
  • 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 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
  • 32 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB expandable memory
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 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
  • 3000 mAh Li-ion battery with Adaptive Fast Charging

Spice Dream Uno H Android One Smartphone Launched In India For INR 6,499

Spice today launched the India’s first Android One Hindi smartphone. Yes, you read that right! Spice Dream Uno H is the first smartphone to feature a Hindi Keyboard along with popular Google services such as Chrome, Search, YouTube and Google Maps in Hindi. This handset is specially targeted at the 300 million Hindi speaking people from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and the rest of the country.

Spice Dream Uno H runs on the old Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System, however the device will be upgraded to the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS in the coming months. Apart from that, the specs and design of this device is similar to the previously launched Spice Dream Uno Android One smartphone. It also features exclusive Hindi applications such as Aajtak, Sony live, Hungama, Spice Cloud, Google Translate and Google Hindi Input. This handset comes with a price tag of INR 6,499 in India.

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“Keeping in line with our shared philosophy of bringing the best in technology at an affordable price, we are delighted to partner with Google to launch India’s first truly Hindi phone – the Spice Dream Uno H. We firmly believe that this revolutionary phone will contribute immensely in connecting the 300 million Hindi speaking masses to the internet with its useful applications such as Google Search, YouTube and Google Maps. After successful launching the Android One with Google in September this year, this is our next step towards making smartphones more accessible to the Hindi speaking population in the country.”

– Mr. Prashant Bindal, Chief Executive Officer, Spice Mobility Ltd

Spice Dream Uno H Specifications:

  • 4.5 inch IPS display
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS
  • 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3G Connectivity
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 1700 mAh Li-polymer battery

Acer Liquid Jade And Liquid E700 Launched In India

Acer has recently launched the Liquid Jade and Liquid E700 mid-range smartphones in India. Acer Liquid Jade features a 5 inch HD display with IPS and Zero Air Gap technologies, 13 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. On the other hand, Acer Liquid E700 packs a 5 inch HD display, 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory.

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Both the handsets run on the Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System. Acer Liquid E700 is equipped with a 3500 mAh battery which provides up to 24 hours of talk time, 60 hours of standby time, 12 hours of video viewing and 100 hours of music playback. This handset comes with a price-tag of INR 11,999, while the Liquid Jade is available for INR 16,999. Both the devices are exclusively available at Snapdeal in India.

“At Acer we are conscious of the world getting faster and demanding more from life in every way.Their dependence on technology is growing and so we want to make their lives simpler and enriching. Therefore, while the Liquid Jade appeals to the elegant, beauty conscious and highly social user, the Liquid E700 is more suited to the upbeat business traveller who demands to remain connected round the clock. Its ‘always on’ capability helps users to multi-task between work and entertainment. All this comes sealed with the promise of quality from the Acer brand name.”

– Allen Burnes, Vice President Smart Phones Business, Acer Group

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Acer Liquid Jade Specifications:

  • 5 inch HD IPS display
  • 720 x 1280 pixels resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.3 GHz quad core processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 13 megapixel rear camera
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 2100 mAh battery

Acer Liquid E700 Specifications:

  • 5 inch HD display
  • 720 x 1280 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz quad core processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 8 megapixel rear camera
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 3500 mAh battery

Micromax Launches Canvas Selfie With 13 MP Front Camera

Micromax has launched numerous smartphones in the past with a 5 megapixel front-facing camera and 13 megapixel rear camera. However, the company went a step further with its recently launched selfie smartphone. The Micromax Canvas Selfie packs a 13 megapixel front-facing selfie camera and a 13 megapixel rear camera, similar to the previously launched HTC Desire Eye.

It comes with a 4.7 inch HD display, 1.7 GHz tru-octacore processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory and much more. This handset runs on the older Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System. The company has not revealed any plans regarding the future updates. Micromax Canvas Selfie will be available in Mystic Blue and Angelic White colors from the second week of January. The price of this device is still a mystery!

Micromax Canvas Selfie

“At Micromax, customer centricity has always been at the core of developing products. With over a million selfies being taken every day, out of which 40% claim to re-touch them, we have created a perfect blend of hardware and software to give you that perfect selfie. The Canvas Selfie is an ideal smartphone for the selfie-obsessed users delivering fantastic images and equipping them with great beauty editing tools to look glamourous always.”

– Mr. Vineet Taneja, Chief Executive Officer, Micromax

Micromax Canvas Selfie Specifications:

  • 4.7 inch HD IPS display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.7 GHz Tru-octacore processor
  • Android 4.4 KitKat OS
  • 13 megapixel rear camera
  • 13 megapixel front facing camera
  • Sony Sensor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB ROM
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Dual SIM
  • Common slot for memory card and nano SIM card
  • Faux leather back finish
  • 2300 mAh battery

One Plus One Goes On Sale In India For INR 21,999

One Plus has finally launched its popular One Plus One smartphone in India. This handset is exclusively available on Amazon for those who has received an invite. One Plus One packs a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 13 megapixel rear camera, 4G LTE Connectivity and more. It runs on the Android 4.4 (KitKat) based CyanogenMod 11S.

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Similar to its global invite system, Indian user will need an India-specific invite to purchase this device. To get an invite, you will need to participate in the contests and promotional events hosted on the company’s forums or social media channels as well as by Amazon.in. You can also ask someone who has bought a OnePlus phone for an invite. To learn more, head over to this page. One Plus One comes with a price-tag of INR 21,999.

One Plus One Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD display
  • 1920 × 1080 pixels resolution
  • Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) based CyanogenMod 11S
  • 13 megapixel rear camera with Dual LED Flash
  • 4K video recording
  • 5 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal memory
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 3100 mAh battery

Intex Launches The Aqua Power With 4000 mAh Battery In India For INR 8,444

Intex Technologies recently launched yet another Android powered smartphone in the Indian market. The Intex Aqua Power features a 5 inch IPS display, 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, 8 megapixel rear camera, 1 GB RAM and much more. Apart from that, this handset packs a beefy 4000 mAh battery that gives you 18 hours of talk time while using 3G and 30 hours of talk time on 2G.

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Intex Aqua Power comes with a price-tag of INR 8,444. This handset is available in White, Black, Blue and Grey colors. Intex hads pre-loaded the Hungama app on this device, which allows you to access 30 days of unlimited audio and video from its vast catalog library. Check out the complete specs below.

“At Intex, it is our effort to constantly understand and deliver on customer expectations and we feel that the Aqua Power with its extensive battery life and powerful Octa-Core processor will cater to our consumers’ needs in a far more effective manner. We hope to address these concerns with this smartphone that will guarantee long hours of talk time along with a smooth and fast interface. We look forward to our users experiencing a state of the art smartphone.”

– Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Mobile Business Head, Intex Technologies

Intex Power Aqua Specifications:

  • 5 inch full laminated IPS display
  • 854 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 1.4 GHz Octa-Core processor
  • Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS (Upgradable to Android 5.0)
  • 8 megapixel auto-focus camera
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • 8 GB ROM
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Supports power bank function
  • Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/Hotspot
  • OTG Support
  • FM Radio
  • Pedometer and E-compass
  • 4000mAh battery

Lava And Celkon Launches Their First Windows Powered Smartphones In India

Lava and Celkon recently launched their first Windows powered smartphone in India. The Lava Iris Win1 packs a 4 inch WVGA display, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM and a 5 megapixel camera while the Celkon Win 400 comes with a 4 inch WVGA display, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 512 MB RAM and a 5 megapixel camera. Both the devices runs on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System. LAVA Iirs Win1 Lava Iris Win1 comes with a Flip Cover and screen guard inside the box along with other standard accessories like charger, Earphone, USB Cable and user manual. This handset will be exclusively available at Flipkart for just INR 4,999 from December 4. On the other hand, Celkon Win 400 is the cheapest Windows powered smartphone which comes with a price-tag of just INR 4,979. These handsets will compete with Micromax’s previously launched Canvas Win W092 smartphone in the Indian market.

“At LAVA we always endeavor to provide our consumers with best possible choices in terms of design, features, apps, services and now platforms as well. We are pleased to add Iris Win1 – Windows powered device in our smartphone portfolio for consumers who are looking for Windows platform.” – Mr. Navin Chawla, Vice President and Head-Product, LAVA International Limited

“We are happy to announce our association with Microsoft and Qualcomm, a new milestone for Celkon. We have many more exciting offerings lined up in the coming year as well which will stand true to our proposition of being innovative and yet, affordable.” – Y Guru, Chairman and MD Celkon Mobiles

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Lava Iris Win1 Specifications:

  • 4 inch WVGA display
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor
  • Windows Phone 8.1 OS
  • 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash
  • 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 1950 mAh battery

Celkon Win 400 Specifications:

  • 4 inch WVGA display
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor
  • Windows Phone 8.1 OS
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1500 mAh battery

Microsoft Lumia 535 Launched In India For INR 9,199

Microsoft finally launched the new Lumia 535 in India. This handset is the successor of the popular Lumia 530 smartphone and it is the first Lumia device to sport the Microsoft branding. Microsoft Lumia 535 is known for its ‘5x5x5′ proposition, which basically means that the device features a 5 inch qHD screen, 5 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel wide angle front-facing selfie camera.

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It runs on the Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim update. Lumia 535 comes with a price-tag of just INR 9,199 and it will go on sale from November 28 in India. This handset will be available in Cyan, Bright Green, Bright Orange, Dark Grey, White and Black colors.

Microsoft offers 15 GB of free OneDrive cloud storage with this device. Apart from that, Lumia 535 owners will get free recharge worth INR 150 for 4 months on Paytm, BoxTV subscription for 2 months and Flipkart eBooks worth INR 1500. Vodafone subscribers will get 500 MB free 2G or 3G data for two months. Check out the complete specs and hands-on pics after the break.

Microsoft Lumia 535 Specifications:

  • 5 inch qHD Display
  • 960 x 540 pixels resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System with Lumia Denim
  • 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash
  • 5 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Bing vision, Lumia Camera and Lumia Selfie apps
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal user memory
  • 128 GB expandable memory
  • Up to 11 hours of talk-time
  • Up to 23 days of stand-by time
  • 1905 mAh removable battery

Microsoft Lumia 535 Hands-On Photos:

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