Micromax launches Canvas Nitro for ₹12,990; Available Exclusively on Snapdeal

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India’s leading domestic handset player, Micromax today announced the launch of Canvas Nitro A310. The new Android KitKat smartphone aims to deliver a combination of great aesthetics and superior features. Continue reading Micromax launches Canvas Nitro for ₹12,990; Available Exclusively on Snapdeal

Microsoft Announces Lumia 830 Smartphone With 10 MP PureView Camera

Along with the selfie phones, Microsoft has also announced the mid-range successor of its Lumia 825 smartphone at the IFA 2014 event in Berlin. The Lumia 830 packs a 5 inch HD Curved Glass Display, 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System with Lumia Denim and so on.

The main highlight of this smartphone is the 10 megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics and thinnest Optical Image Stabilization system. Apart from that, the over-the-air Lumia Camera update will bring faster pocket to shot and shooting speeds, plus new capture features. this handset offers stand-by time for up to 22 days. However, this device comes with a disappointing 1 megapixel front facing camera.

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The Lumia 830 will go on sale later this month with a price tag of 330 EUR (approx. INR 26,000) excluding taxes and subsidies. This handset will be available in orange, green, white and black colors. Check out the complete specs after the break.

Lumia 830 Specification:

  • 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 And Lumia 735 Selfie Phones Unveiled At IFA 2014

Microsoft finally unveiled its much talked about selfie phones at the IFA 2014 in Berlin. Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 features a Full-HD 5 megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera with a focal length of 24mm allowing you to take perfect group snaps with friends. It also comes pre-loaded with Nokia’s selfie app, which will help you to create original selfies.

Apart from that, it packs a 4.7 inch HD OLED display, 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 6.7 megapixel rear camera and more. These devices runs on the Windows Phones 8.1 Operating System with the latest Lumia Denim update which brings Live Folders, Apps Corner and more secure networking.

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The Lumia 730 is a dual-SIM phone while the Lumia 735 is a single-SIM phone. These handsets will go on sale later this month. The 4G LTE variant is priced at 219 EUR (approx. INR 17,200), while the 3G dual SIM variant is priced at 199 EUR (approx. INR 15,600) excluding taxes and subsidies.

Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 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

Sony Xperia Z3 And Xperia Z3 Compact Announced

Sony recently announced its flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3 at the IFA 2014 event in Berlin. It comes with a 5.2 inch Full HD display and 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Apart from that, Sony has also unveiled a mini version of this device, the Xperia Z3 Compact. Both of these smartphones packs a 20.7 megapixel camera, 4G Connectivity, Android 4.4 OS and more. Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are the world’s first smartphones with ISO 12800 sensitivity for superior photos, even in low light.

“At Sony Mobile, ‘flagship’ now means offering a choice to consumers of enjoying a large screen Xperia Z3 for immersive entertainment or a more compact, lighter Xperia Z3 Compact that doesn’t ask you to compromise on features. Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact deliver leading innovations such as unique Sony camera experiences and, for the first time, PS4 Remote Play in two beautifully designed, fully waterproof smartphones.”

– Kunimasa Suzuki, President & CEO, Sony Mobile Communications

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Sony’s Battery Stamina Mode in these devices turns off background functions when you’re not using them to help extend your battery life. Sony’s DSEE HX technology in the Z3 series upscales the fidelity of MP3 or AAC music collection as well as the playlists on Sony’s cloud-based digital music service to near High-Resolution quality. Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact will launch globally from autumn 2014. The price of these devices has not been announced yet.

Sony Xperia Z3 Specifications:

  • 5.2 inch Full HD Triluminos display
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Android 4.4 (Kitkat) Operating System
  • 20.7 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus
  • 2.2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB microSD card slot
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • 3.5 mm audio jack with Digital Noise Cancelling
  • DLNA Certified
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • A-GPS with GLONASS
  • Up to 19 hours of talk-time
  • Up to 740 hours of stand-by time
  • 3100 mAh battery

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Specifications:

  • 4.6 inch HD Triluminos display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Android 4.4 (Kitkat) Operating System
  • 20.7 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus
  • 2.2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB microSD card slot
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • 3.5 mm audio jack with Digital Noise Cancelling
  • DLNA Certified
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • A-GPS with GLONASS
  • Up to 14 hours of talk-time
  • Up to 920 hours of stand-by time
  • 2600 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Announced; Comes With 5.7 Inch Display, 16 MP Camera

Samsung finally unveiled the much-awaited phablet of the year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at the IFA 2014 event in Berlin. It features 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. This device also offers an improved Fingerprint Scanner to secure personal data along with the world’s first UV sensor in a mobile device. The Smart Select feature allows the users to easily club together content from different sources and share it with their friends within seconds.

“The Galaxy Note series signaled extraordinary innovation within the technology industry. Its larger screen size and iconic S Pen technology launched a new standard in smartphone culture. With the introduction of the Galaxy Note series, we brought the age-old culture of the pen and notepad into the digital world. The new Galaxy Note 4 introduces the most refined Note experience to-date by combining all the latest technology that users expect from the Galaxy series.”

– JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics

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This device measures 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm and weighs 176 grams. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available from next month in four different colors – Charcoal Black, Frost White, Bronze Gold and Blossom Pink. The price of the device will be announced in the coming weeks. Check out the complete specs below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specifications:

  • 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display
  • 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
  • 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor (OR)
  • 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

Lava unveils its ‘Made for Selfies’ smartphone, Iris X5, at ₹8,799

Indian handset maker, LAVA International, today announced the launch of LAVA Iris X5, as the successor of its popular Iris X1. With the best-in-class front camera, the phone is dubbed as a ‘Made for Selfies’ smartphone. Continue reading Lava unveils its ‘Made for Selfies’ smartphone, Iris X5, at ₹8,799

Spice Unveils Spice Fire One – Mi FX1, the Affordable Firefox OS smartphone at ₹2,229

As announced last week, Spice Retail Limited today unveiled its first Firefox OS powered smartphone in partnership with Mozilla Foundation, the Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1. Targeting feature phone users switching to smartphones, the device supports Indian languages such as Hindi, Tamil, and Bangla.

Continue reading Spice Unveils Spice Fire One – Mi FX1, the Affordable Firefox OS smartphone at ₹2,229