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LG Optimus L5 II Dual Now Available In India For Rs.11,499

Earlier this year, LG announced three new Android powered smartphones, the Optimus L7 II, Optimus L5 II and Optimus L3 II. The South Korean mobile phone manufacturer has already launched the dual-SIM variant of Optimus L7 II and Optimus L3 II in India. Infibeam, a popular online retailer has already started selling the Optimus L5 II Dual smartphone. This indicates that the company will soon launch the Optimus L5 II Dual in India.

The mid-range Optimus L5 II Dual is the successor of the not-so-popular Optimus L5 Dual. This handset runs on the Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

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LG Optimus L5 II Dual features a 4 inch IPS display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz single-core processor, Dual SIM capabilities, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and much more.

Other features include a FM Radio with RDS, A-GPS, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, 512 MB RAM, Accelerometer, microUSB 2.0 and a 1700 mAh battery. This handset measures 118.4 x 62.2 x 9.2 mm and weighs just 100 grams.

Sadly, the much needed front-facing camera is missing from the device. Currently, you can get this handset in two colors – Black and White. LG Optimus L5 II Dual is expected to come with a price tag of Rs.14,999, however Infibeam is currently selling this device for Rs.11,499 (approx. $210). To get this handset. head over to this page.

Alcatel One Touch Idol And Idol Ultra Launched In India

Earlier this year, Alcatel unveiled the One Touch Idol and One Touch Idol Ultra at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 in Las Vegas. These mid-range smartphones are powered by the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra is touted to be the world’s thinnest smartphone with just 6.45 millimeters thickness. Today, Alcatel finally launched the One Touch Idol and One Touch Idol Ultra smartphones in India.

Mr. Albert Wong, Head – APAC, Alcatel One Touch, said,
“India is a key strategic market for Alcatel One Touch, poised towards high growth trajectory. In line with Alcatel philosophy of enhancing the mobile entertainment experience and offering pioneering technology firsts to the consumer, today we are launching the slimmest and lightest smartphones in India. Being the exclusive mobile phone partner for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is a good example of the increased popularity of the brand’s premiere Android devices, including the One Touch Idol and Idol Ultra”.

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Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra features a 4.7-inch HD AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, Dragon Trail Glass, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with full HD (1080p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, up to 400 hours of stand-by time, up to 7 hours of talk-time and a 1800 mAh battery. This handset is available in vibrant color options of Black and Red.

Alcatel One Touch Idol packs a 4.7 inch IPS display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2 megapixel front facing camera, 3G Connectivity, 4 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, Stereo FM radio with RDS, A-GPS, up to 415 hours of stand-by time, up to 7 hours of talk-time and a 1800 mAh battery. This handset is available in Silver, Slate, Cranberry Pink and Red colors with brushed aluminum finish.

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra comes with a price tag of Rs.21,000 (approx. $390), while the Alcatel One Touch Idol is available for Rs.15,800 (approx. $290).

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.

Lava Iris 455 Launched In India; Comes With 4.5 Inch Display, Android 4.1 OS

Lava recently launched the entry-level Iris 455 smartphone in India. This handset is the successor of the Lava Iris 454 smartphone. Similar to its predecessor, Lava Iris 455 comes with a large 4.5 inch display and a 1 GHz dual-core processor. However, it will be shipped with the newer Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, instead of the old Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS.

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Lava Iris 455 features a 4.5 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, Dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) capabilities, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera for video calls and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 4 GB internal memory, 2 GB user memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, 512 MB RAM, Google Play Store and a 1500 mAh battery. This handset measures 9.92 mm and weighs just 120 grams.

The manufacturer has not yet revealed the price of this device. However, Lava Iris 455 is expected to be available for less than Rs.10,000. This handset will compete with Xolo A800, Micromax A101, Intex Aqua Wonder and other entry-level Android smartphones.

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).

HTC One Released In India For Rs 42,900

Today, HTC announced that it will be bringing its latest and greatest flagship – the One – to India by the end of April for a MOP (Best Buy) price of Rs 42,900. The HTC One has a zero-gap aluminium unibody, with a 4.7-inch S-LCD3 1080p display in the front adored by BoomSound stereo speakers on its top and bottom.

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The One is a beast in every sense and packs in a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage to make up for the lack of a microSD card slot, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, GPS and even an IR blaster so that you can directly control all your remote appliances from your phone. The handset also includes a revolutionary new camera that aims to buck the Megapixel race. While the camera only has a 4.3MP resolution, it consists of a 5 element plastic lens with an f/2.0 aperture. All this combined with the new custom made camera sensor from HTC provides the One with stellar low-light performance and bigger pixels dubbed as “UltraPixel”.

On the software side, the One runs on Android 4.1.2 with the greatest and latest version of Sense UI (v5) on top of it. HTC has included some really nice features in the latest Sense UI including BlinkFeed for a new re-defined homescreen experience, and HTC Zoe for a new imaging experience.

HTC has also tied up with Reliance GSM to offer 1GB of free 3G data to all One customers for three months. The handset should retail for a couple of thousand lower when it hits the market, making it a very tempting deal.

 

Samsung Galaxy S II Gets The Android 4.1.2 Update In India

Samsung Galaxy S II needs no introduction! It is the successor of the popular Galaxy S smartphone. The Korean mobile phone manufacturer has already managed to sell more than 20 million units of this device globally. Samsung Galaxy S II was originally shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Last year, Samsung Galaxy S II users have also received the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update.

Earlier this year, Samsung started rolling out the newer Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for this device in Europe. After waiting for nearly 3 months, Indian Galaxy S II users can finally taste the Jelly Bean. This update brings the usual Android 4.1 goodies along with the Touchwiz Nature UX, which was previously seen in the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. Check out the changelog below.

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Changelog:

  • Google Now, enhanced notifications, Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play.
  • Nature UX similar to Galaxy S III.
  • Richer content & services.
  • Social hub will be removed.
  • Real-time mail delivery won’t be supported, but email client will still support EAS, IMAP and POP access.
  • Email, SMS and SNS in social hub can be used a separate apps.
  • Polaris Office, Photo Editor, and Video maker will be downloadable via Samsung Apps.

The latest update can be easily downloaded via Over-The-Air (OTA). If you have not yet received the update, then just go to Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. Samsung has also promised to roll out the latest Android 4.2 update during the Q4 of 2013.

Nexus 7 32GB Wi-Fi-Only And 3G Launched In India

Last week, Google officially started selling the Nexus 7 tablet in India. However, the 32 GB Wi-Fi variant as well as the 3G variant of this tablet were missing from the Play Store. Within a week, Asus went ahead and launched these variants in India. Nexus 7 will be shipped with the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Nexus 7 32GB Wi-Fi and 3G will not be available via Play Store. These devices will be sold through Asus retail partners.

Mr. Peter Chang, Country Manager, System Business Group, Asus India, said,
“We are elated to announce the most awaited Asus Nexus 7 to the Indian consumers. We have received an assenting reception for this tablet from the users globally and we are happy to cater to the growing demand in India by making it easily available in the country. We believe that Asus Nexus 7 will bring us further closer to the persistent perfection that we set to achieve and offer to our consumers.”

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Nexus 7 features a 7 inch HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 12-core GPU, 1.2 megapixel camera for video calls, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Accelerometer, GPS, 1GB RAM and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 32 GB internal memory, Bluetooth, MicroUSB, NFC (Near Field Connectivity), 3G Connectivity and a 4325 mAh battery, which offers up to 300 hours of stand-by time and allows you to watch videos for up to 9 hours. This device measures 198.5 mm x 120 mm x 10.45 mm and weighs just 340g.

Nexus 7 32GB Wi-Fi comes with a price tag of just Rs.18,999 (approx. $350), while Nexus 7 32GB 3G will be available for Rs.21,999 (approx. $400).

Huawei Ascend G510 And Ascend Y300 Up For Pre-Order In India

Earlier this year, Huawei introduced two new entry-level smartphone, the Ascend G510 and Ascend Y300. Both of these smartphones runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Flipkart, a popular online retailer have already started taking the pre-orders of these handsets in India.

Huawei Ascend G510

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Huawei Ascend G510 features a 4.5 inch display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, VGA front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, Google Play Store, up to 340 hours of stand-by time, up to 6 hours of talk-time and a 1700 mAh battery.

Huawei Ascend Y300

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Huawei Ascend Y300 comes with a 4 inch WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, VGA front-facing camera, Bluetooth, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, up to 320 hours of stand-by time, up to 5 hours of talk-time and a 1730 mAh battery.

Huawei Ascend G510 comes with a price tag of Rs.10,990 (approx. $200). On the other hand, Huawei Ascend Y300 will be available for just Rs.7,980 (approx. $150). These smartphones will go on sale from the first week of April. You can pre-order these devices from the links posted below.

[ Pre-order Huawei Ascend G510 from Flipkart ]

[ Pre-order Huawei Ascend Y300 from Flipkart ]

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.