Sony Xperia SP Launched In India For Rs.27,490

Last month, Sony unveiled the Xperia SP smartphone. This entry-level smartphone runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Today, Sony finally launched the amazing Xperia SP smartphone in India. Sony Xperia SP comes with an unique Battery Stamina Mode that improves the standby time by four times by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off. The latest Mobile Bravia Engine 2 on this handset delivers a better viewing experience by analyzing your content type and adjusting the image automatically.

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Sony Xperia SP features a 4.6 inch HD TFT Reality display, sporting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass, 1.7 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon dual-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, 8 GB internal memory, 5.8 GB user memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 1 GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA Certified, USB 2.0 and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, GPS with A-GPS, HDMI support, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), Google Play Store, up to 39 hrs of music playback time, up to 734 hrs of stand-by time, up to 10 hrs of talk-time and a 2370 mAh battery.

Sony has pre-loaded Sony Music and Sony Liv apps on this device. Sony Music offers free unlimited streaming and music download for 6 month. On the other hand, Sony Liv is a unique video streaming app which allows the consumers to catch-up show of SAB, Sony Entertainment and Max. Sony Xperia SP will be available in black and white colors. This handset will go on sale from mid-April for Rs.27,490 (approx. $500). Sony Xperia SP customers will get a free premium case worth Rs. 1,990.

LG Optimus L7 II Dual And Optimus L3 II Dual Launched In India

Earlier this year, LG unveiled three new mid-range smartphones, the Optimus L7 II, Optimus L5 II and Optimus L3 II. As the name suggests, these handsets are the successor of the LG Optimus L7, Optimus L5 and Optimus L3 respectively. These devices run on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Today, LG officially launched the dual-SIM variant of Optimus L7 II and Optimus L3 II in India.

According to Mr. Amit Gujral, Head Marketing, LG Mobiles,
“The smartphone market is growing at an incredible pace, and the global mobile subscribers is predicted to touch 3.9 billion in 2017. India is catching up fast to this smartphone race. With the launch of LG Optimus L7 II Dual and L3 II Dual, LG plans to reap the benefits of the intense smartphone demand in India, as well as to build on its heritage of technological innovation.”

LG Optimus L3 II Dual:

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LG Optimus L3 II Dual comes with a 3.2 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon processor, 3.2 megapixel front-facing camera, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, 512 MB RAM, up to 730 hours of stand-by time, up to 16 hours 30 mins of talk-time and a 1540 mAh battery.

LG Optimus L7 II Dual:

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LG Optimus L7 II Dual features a 4.3 inch IPS display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, VGA front-facing camera, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, 768 MB RAM, up to 800 hours of stand-by time, up to 12 hours of talk-time and a 2460 mAh battery.

LG Optimus L7 II Dual comes with a price tag of Rs.18,650 (approx. $340), while the LG Optimus L3 II Dual is priced at just Rs.8,800 (approx. $160).

Facebook And HTC Unveils ‘First’ Smartphone; Coming To AT&T On April 12

Today, Facebook finally unveiled the much-awaited Facebook Home, which is basically a home screen launcher for Android smartphones. At the same event, HTC and Facebook announced the new HTC First smartphone. It is the first device that has been optimized for Facebook Home. HTC First will be exclusively available for AT&T and EE customers in the US and UK respectively.

Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corporation, said,
“HTC has a track record of providing beautiful hardware design, and of being first-to-market with smartphone innovations. The HTC First continues that track record, providing AT&T customers with a unique home experience that puts a user’s friends and family at the center of their mobile experience.”

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HTC First features a 4.3 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, full HD (1080p) video playback, 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, WiFi 801.11 a/b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, NFC (Near Field Communication), Bluetooth 4.0, Google Play Store, up to 14.3 hours of talk-time, up to 18.2 hours of standby time and a 2000 mAh battery.

HTC First is currently up for pre-order at AT&T. This handset will go on sale from April 12 for just $99.99 with a two year service agreement. To pre-order the HTC First, head over to this page.

Samsung Galaxy Win Announced In China

Samsung recently announced the Android powered Galaxy Win in China. According to SammyHub, this handset will carry the model number GT-I8552, while the manufacturer will also sell other variants including I869 and I8558 for different carriers. Galaxy Win will be shipped with the old Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System.

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Samsung Galaxy Win features a 4.7 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz UI, 5 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, Dual-SIM capabilities, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Samsung Hub, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, DLNA, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Direct and a 2000 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Win will be pre-loaded with China-specific social networking apps such as Sina Weibo and QQ along with Samsung’s ChatOn. The price and release date is expected to be announced in the coming days. stay tuned!

Samsung Galaxy Star And Galaxy Pocket Neo Announced

Samsung recently announced Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo entry-level Android phones. These devices will be available in both single SIM and dual SIM versions. Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo users can scan the Bluetooth connected devices or wireless access points by simply shaking the devices. These smartphones run on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System.

Samsung Galaxy Star:

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Samsung Galaxy Star features a 3 inch TFT LCD display, sporting a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, 1 GHz single-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz UI, 2 megapixel rear facing camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPRS/EDGE, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Samsung ChatOn and a 1200 mAh battery. It measures 104.95 x 58 x 11.9 mm and weighs 100.5 grams.

Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo:

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Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo features a 3 inch TFT LCD display, sporting a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, 850 MHz application processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz UI, Dual SIM capabilites with Multi SIM widget, 2 megapixel rear facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Samsung ChatOn, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, A-GPS+GLONASS, 512 MB RAM and a 1200 mAh battery. This handset measures 105 x 57.8 x 11.8 mm and weighs 100.5 grams.

Samsung has not yet announced the price and availability of these devices. Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo will compete with Nokia’s Asha smartphones and other entry-level Android phones.

HTC Desire P Launched In Taiwan

We have already posted the leaked pics and specs of the Android powered HTC Desire P. Today, the Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer finally launched this handset in its home country. HTC Desire P runs on the old Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System with HTC Sense 4.1 on top of it. HTC has promised to roll out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in the coming months.

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HTC Desire P features a 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, HTC Sense 4.1 UI, 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Beats Audio, Bluetooth 4.0, 768 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB internal memory, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, NFC (Near Field Communication), A-GPS and a 1620 mAh battery.

This handset measures 129.74 x 67.9 x 10.7 mm and weighs 136 grams. HTC Desire P will be exclusively available at Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom. This handset is expected to come with a price tag of $360.

XOLO B700 Launched In India For Rs.8,999; Comes With 3450 mAh Battery

XOLO is an Indian mobile phone manufacturer which is popularly known for making Intel powered smartphones. The company recently launched an entry-level Android smartphone, the XOLO B700. This dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) smartphone runs on the old Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.

The XOLO B700 is one those smartphone which instantly caught our attention, thanks to the ultra-cheap price tag and a powerful 3450 mAh battery. This handset offers music playback for up to 38 hours via internal speakers and up to 86 hours via wired headset. Check out the complete specs below.

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XOLO B700 features a 4.3 inch IPS display, sporting a resolution of 960 x 540 pixel, 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, Dual-SIM capabilities, 5 megapixel rear facing camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 512 MB RAM, GPS, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Google Play Store, up to 380 hrs of stand-by time, up to 23 hrs of talk-time, up to 9 hrs of web browsing time, and a 3450 mAh battery.

XOLO B700 comes with a price-tag of just Rs.8,999 (approx. $165) in India. This handset will compete with Salora’s PowerMaxx Z1 smartphone which comes with a 3200 mAh battery at Rs.9,999. To buy the XOLO B700 smartphone, head over to Flipkart.

HTC Desire P And Desire Q Specs And Pics Revealed

Last week, it was rumored that HTC will soon announce two new budget smartphones, the Desire P and Desire Q. Today, the official images as well as the specs of these devices were revealed. The mid-range Desire P and Desire Q runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. HTC Desire P looks similar to the previously launched Desire SV, while the design of Desire Q is almost similar to Desire X.

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HTC Desire P comes with a 4.3 inch display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 400 pixels, 1 GHz dual-core processor, HTC Sense UI, Beats Audio technology, 8 megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, MicroSD card slot and more. This handset will be available for China Mobile subscribers in red and white colors. HTC Desire P comes with a price-tag of $365.

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HTC Desire Q features a 4 inch display, 768 MB RAM, Beats Audio and microSD card slot. This handset will first go on sale in Taiwan for just $235. Desire Q will be available in 3 colors – red, white and black. These devices are expected to be launched in other Asian markets including India in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus Goes On Sale In India For Rs.22,900

Back in January, Samsung announced the Galaxy S II Plus smartphone. This handset packs almost same specs from the original Galaxy S II, except the fact that this device will be shipped with the newer Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System and Samsung’s latest Touchwiz Nature UX out-of-the-box. It also comes with a popup video feature which allows you to play a video anywhere on the screen in a resizable pop-up window while simultaneously running other tasks.

There are no changes in the design of this device, however the mesh like back cover is replaced with the glossy back cover. Samsung has also reduced the internal storage from 16 GB to 8 GB. Infibeam, a popular online retailer has already started selling this device in India. Even the price of this device is similar to the original Galaxy S II. Check out the specs below.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Plus features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 UI, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory, Samsung Media Hub, Samsung Kies Air, Google Play Store, full HTML web browser, DLNA, HDMI out, Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, 1 GB RAM, NFC (Near Field Communication), Wi-Fi Direct, up to 610 hrs of stand-by time, up to 8 hrs 40 mins of talk-time and a 1650 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus comes with a price-tag of Rs.23,999. However, Infibeam is currently selling this device for just Rs.22,900 (approx. $420). If you are planning to buy one, head over to this page.

Sony Xperia Z Launched In India For Rs.38,990

Earlier this year, Sony introduced its flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 in Las Vegas. Today, the Japanese mobile phone manufacturer finally launched this powerful handset in India. Sony Xperia Z is a water and dust resistant smartphone with a durable glass display. This handset runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. It comes with an unique Battery Stamina Mode which improves the standby time by four times by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off.

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Sony Xperia Z features a 5 inch full HD TFT Reality display, sporting a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System, 13 megapixel Fast Capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile, HDR video, Superior Auto and Noise Reduction, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB RAM, Google Play Store, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA Certified, HDMI support, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality and a 2330 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Z comes with a price-tag of Rs.38,990 (approx. $710) in India. This handset will go on sale from March 12, 2013. Vodafone subscribers will get 8 GB of free 3G data for 2 month with this handset. The manufacturer also offers ‘Sony Jive Music’ which allows you to download and stream music from the Sony Music catalog for 6 months.