HTC One M8 gets a Windows 8.1 twin Verizon exclusive

HTC One M8 after ruling hearts of Android fans is all set to rock Windows Phone lovers with same awesome specs and design which won critical acclaim around the world.

HTC One M8 has retained the unibody design and now its more metallic than ever as plastic parts are limited to bottom and top edges and every thing else is metallic.

HTC One M8 has a beautiful gorgeous 5″ display with 1080p resolution which is enough for sharp picture quality. It has powerful 2014 flagship CPU i.e Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.3GHz with Adreno 330 GPU coupled with 2GB RAM.

HTC One M8 also retains Dual Speaker with Boomsound and Dual Rear Camera with various enhancement. One camera is for depth and other Ultrapixel camera is for image and after taking image the focus can be adjusted and background can be blurred just like DSLR. There’s a 5-megapixel front camera for some excellent selfie’s which are quiet popular in today time.

HTC One M8 has usual bunch of connectivity options that a flagship posses like Dual Band WiFi 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, 42.2mbps HSDPA+, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared etc.

HTC One M8 will come in gunmetal grey options as of now and has Internal Storage of 32 GB but good news is there is external storage slot this time enabling us to add additional 128GB using micro-sd card. There is 2600mAH batterywhich will be enough consiering battery friendly Windows Phone OS 8.1.

HTC One M8 will be available from today with two-year plan only on Verizon for 99$.

LG G3 BEAT Official looks same as LG G3

LG has started global roll out of their 2014 flagship and its available in India at ₹ 46,990. Now LG has launched a smaller and compact version of G3 for those who don’t like big screens, LG G3 Beat.

LG G3 Beat is essentially same as G3 on the outside in design department but with smaller footprint. The major changes are in Internals the display is 5″ 720p thats one-fourth pixels of G3 QuadHD display. The CPU in G3 beat is Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 400 processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core with Adreno 305.

Theres also 1GB RAM, 8GB Internal Storage and SD Card Expansion slot. The Rear Camera is 8MP with Laser Auto Focus and Front Camera is 1.3MP. The Connectivity options include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/Glonass, NFC, USB 2.0 and will also sport 4G LTE in select countries.

It will come in three colors which are Metallic Black, Silk White and Shine Gold and special features include Touch & Shoot, Smart Keyboard, QuickMemo+, Gesture Shot. Battery is 2540mAh and expected launch price is around  ₹26,000-28,000.

MI 3 Flipkart Exclusive on Sale from 22nd July at ₹ 13,999

Xiaomi in an event showcased their entire range of products and launched three products in India with others labelled coming soon. Xiaomi will not use Chinese name in India and will go with sweet and small Mi brand in India.

What came as a shocking news was the launch of Mi 3 at a price of ₹ 13,999 instead of earlier announced ₹ 14,999. Mi brand products will be sold exclusively through Flipkart and Mi 3 will be available for sale on 22nd July limited to Flipkart users who register between 15th July – 21st July, though registration is free.

To recap the specification of Mi 3 it runs on MIUI ROM on top of Android 4.4 and has a 5″ 1080p Display. The processor is 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 along with 2GB RAM and 16GB Internal Storage. There is no external card though OTG support is present.

The primary camera is 13-megapixels with dual-led flash and front camera is 2-megapixel for HD Video Chats. Mi 3 also comes in metal uni-body with a non removable 3000mAh battery. In terms of connectivity it has NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, 2G, GPS and Glonass.

Along with these Mi has partnered with Flipkart to provide customer service in 20 cities across 33 service center among which 2 service centers will be Mi exclusive, one in Delhi and other at Bangalore.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style dual core announced in Europe soon to come India

Samsung Galaxy Ace Sttyle is the new midranger from Samsungg to encounter the growing popularity of Sony Xperia M and Motorola Moto G. Samsung Galaxy Ace Style has been launched in Europe and will make its way to India by the April end.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style runs on Kitkat Android OS and has a dual core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and 512MB RAM. It sports a WVGA 800×480 pixels 4″ Display , 4GB internal storage which can be expanded upto 64GB and Touchwiz User Interface.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style looks good in terms of design and aesthetics and there’s a 5-megapixel rear camera but lack of flash is big disappointing. There’s also a VGA front camera for selfie obsessed people. Camera is capable of recording 1080p videos and other features include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi b/g/n, 3G, HSDPA, GPS and NFC. It also has a 1500mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Ace style will launch in Europe with a price tag of about 180 EURO and is expected to  launch in India with a price below ₹ 12000.

Micromax Canvas Knight launched for ₹ 19999

Micromax Canvas Knight was leaked quite a while ago and today Micromax has officially launched Micromax Canvas Knight and it is know exclusively available for purchase from at ₹19,999.

Micromax Canvas Knight posses an IPS 5″ Full HD panel. It is powered by 2.0GHz Octa Core mediatek CPU with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and is running on Android 4.2.2 which is a disappointment. Micromax Canvas Knight features dual micro sim slots but there is external storage slot lacking.

Micromax Canvas Knight has 16-megapixel rear camera from OmniVision and 8-megapixel front camera which definately is good enough for some superb pictures and  videos. Micromax Canvas Knight has general set of connectivity options i.e WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G and HSPA. It has a 2350mAH battery.

Micromax Canvas Knight has a good set of specification but the older version of android is one negative point. Micromax has made a gorgeous looking handset and with colors like White-Gold, Black-Gold and All Black has quiet good options and with a price of ₹ 19999 it certainly is a steal deal.

Sony Xperia Z2 coming soon will succeed Xperia Z1

Sony best known for its premium feel devices with water resistance has come up with the successor to Xperia Z1. Xperia Z2 is also water resistant and dust proof with IP55 and IP58 and runs on Kitkat Android 4.4.

Sony Xperia Z2 has some of the best and powerful hardware inside with 5.2″ 10 point Full HD 1980×1080 triluminous display with scratch resistance and shatter proof coating one can be rest assured of quality with durability.

Sony Xperia Z2 is just 8.2mm thick and is poweered by Qualcom 801 series 2.3 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AB Quad-core processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB of Internal Storage and option for expansion through External Storage.

Sony Xperia Z2 claims to be the World’s Best Camcorder in water resistant smartphone with its 20.7MP Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor and 4K video capture it doesn’t look like a false promise. The front camera too is amazing with 2.2 MP camera which is capable of recording 1080p videos. Xperia Z2 camera comes with Bionz image processor and its camera application has various proprietary features like Superior Auto, Timeshift, smile shutter and many more.

Sony Xperia Z2 doesn’t lag in connectivity department too with host of connectivity options like NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, MHL, DLNA, 2G, 3G, LTE, WiFi, Miracast, GPS etc there is nothing missing. Xperia Z2 also has a 3000mAH battery to keep it alive through a day with heavy usage.

Sony Xperia Z2 is expected to launch in March end in India with a price tag of ₹ 43000 and will be available in three colors white, black and purple.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo listed on Samsung website

Samsung was expected to launch Grand Neo soon as we previously reported and now Samsung Grand Neo is listed on Samsung official website. Samsung Grand Neo will be replacing Grand Quattro and will feature a 5″ Display.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo will run on Android 4.2, will have a Quad-Core CPU along with 1GB RAM, 5MP primary camera and a VGA front facing camera. It will also feature Dual-Sim support with 3G and HSPA+ connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo is set to replace Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro which currently retails at Rs 15900 & Galaxy Grand Neo will be priced around Rs 15900 or lower .

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo key specifications

  • Android 4.2 Jellybean
  • 5.01-inch display (800x480p)
  • 1GB of RAM, 8GB storage
  • 143.7 x 77.1 x 9.6mm, 163 grams
  • 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera
  • 1.2GHz quad-core broadcom BC23550 chipset
  • 802.11Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Direct support
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • AGPS, Glonass
  • 2100 mAh battery

Intex Aqua i15 with 6" display listed as Coming Soon on Intex website

Intex has also entered the arena to win the battle of Phablets and with launch of Micromax Canvas XL A119, Intex is coming soon with a similar specification phablet Intex Aqua i15. Intex Aqua i15 has a 6″ IPS qHD display.

Intex Aqua i15 has 1.3Ghz quad core processor, 512MB Ram, 4GB internal memory, 32GB external via card, GPS, Wifi, Dual Sim and Bluetooth. It runs on Android 4.2 and has a 2400mAH battery. Intex Aqua i15 also has a 8MP primary Camera and 2MP secondary camera.

Key Features

  • 6.0″ IPS QHD Display
  • Android 4.2.2, Jelly Bean
  • 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor with 512MB RAM
  • 3G Video calling with Dual-Sim
  • Rear 8.0 MP Auto Focus and Front 2.0 MP
  • G Sensor, Accelerometer, Light sensor, proximity sensor
  • WiFi/Bluetooth/GPS with A-GPS
  • 2400mAH battery

Micromax Canvas XL vs Intex Aqua i15

  • Micromax Canvas XL has double the RAM
  • Better front camera in Micromax Canvas XL compared to Intex Aqua i15
  • Slightly bigger battery in Micromax Canvas XL
  • Intex Aqua i15 is priced less at ₹ 11499 vs Canvas XL ₹ 13990

Intex Aqua Curve with quad core MT6582 processor launched

Intex Aqua Curve is the new smartphone to be launched with quad core processor, Android 4.2.2 JellyBean and 5″ display with qHD resolution.

Intex Aqua Curve also features 8 megapixel camera with LED Flash and a 2 megapixel front camera. The processor inside is new which is found in latest smartphones like Micromax Canvas 2.2 and is more powerful with Mali 400 GPU.

Pricing and availability details are still not clear but you can expect these smartphone to launch by the end of month with an expected price tag of ₹ 10990

Key Specifications

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Five-inch qHD   OGS curved display, 960 × 540 pixel resolution
  • Dual SIM
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core MT6582 processor, 1GB RAM
  • 8MP rear with LED flash, 2MP front camera 
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP, GPS
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB
  • 2000 mAh battery

Karbonn Titanium S5i Dual SIM Android Mobile Phone Launched at ₹ 7999

Karbonn Mobiles have launched an alternative to their expensive Karbonn Titanium S5, the Karbonn S5i which is a 5″ display smartphone with Android 4.2 Jellybean and is priced at ₹ 7999 on Homeshop18 website.

Karbonn Titanium S5i has following key features

  • 5″ (12.7 cm) FWVGA TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • 1GHz Dual Core Processor & 512MB RAM
  • Dual Camera Rear – 8.0MP / Front – 0.3MP
  • 3G & Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 2000mAh Battery
  • Upto 32GB using Micro SD
  • Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Acceleration Sensor
Karbonn Titanium S5i is nice alternative for those who desire having budget 5″inch smartphone with a better camera and at ₹ 7999 it seems a nice alternative.