The last week of 2015, Xiaomi announced a new Mi TV 3 with a massive 70-inch 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) display from Sharp. It introduced the 60-inch Mi TV 3 with a 11.6mm metal frame back in October, the new 70-inch version has a slightly thicker 12.9mm aluminum alloy frame and it is 38.6mm at its thickest.
It comes with speaker that has aluminum build and 6 speakers Soundbar with two dome tweeters and four 2.5-inch woofers. It uses a single Mi Cable to connect to the soundbar that has all the ports and also the motherboard.
The new 70-inch Mi TV 3 is priced at 9,999 Yuan ($1540 / Rs. 1,02,230 approx.), twice the amount of the 60-inch version. It will go on sale in China soon.
Ulefone, one of the popular smartphone makers in China this week introduced Ulefone Power, its latest smartphone with a massive 6050mAh battery. It is 9.5mm thick and weighs just 190 grams, even though it packs a huge battery and also has a metal frame and a abrasion-proof back cover. This also comes with a 9V/2~3A quick charger that can charge the phone fully in 90 to 120 minutes, according to the company. In 5 minutes of Quick Charging, it can offer talk time of up to 2 hours and a 30 minute.Coming to the specifications, the smartphone packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 2.5D glass and Corning Gorilla 3 glass protection, is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 Octa-Core 64-bit processor, runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop), which is upgradable to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) in future, has a 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX214 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It even has a fingerprint sensor on the back that can unlock the phone in 0.1 to 0.3 seconds. Checkout pricing and more details here.
Asus launched the Zenfone Go, a budget smartphone in India back in September. This week company launched a smaller variant called Zenfone Go 4.5 with a 4.5-inch FWVGA screen and 1GB of RAM. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6580 SoC, has 3G support and runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop), similar to the original Zenfone Go, but this has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera.
The Asus Zenfone Go 4.5 comes in Black color in India and is priced at Rs. 5,299. It is exclusively available from Flipkart.
Couple of weeks back, OnePlus introduced the OnePlus X Champagne Edition, and this week it launched the variant of the OnePlus X in India as well. Other than a different color, all the specifications are similar to the Onyx OnePlus X, including a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU, Oxygen OS based on Android 5.1 (Lollipop), 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF), 8-megapixel front-facing camera, hybrid SIM slot, 4G LTE connectivity and a 2525mAh built-in battery.
The OnePlus X Champagne Edition is also exclusive to Amazon.in, which can be purchased with an invite (Existing invites for the OnePlus X can be used) at the same price of Rs. 16,999.
LG had already announced its plans to launch Spirit LTE and G4 Stylus 4G smartphones with VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) and VoWiFi (Voice Over Wi-Fi) support in India in partnership with Reliance Retail. This week, it launched the Spirit 4G LTE (LG-442) smartphone in the country. The company said that the new VoLTE and VoWiFi features will enable faster transmission of data and voice.
The LG Spirit 4G comes in Black and Gold colors and is priced at Rs. 11,900 in India, while the MRP of the smartphone is Rs. 13,000. The smartphone will be available through 150,000 Reliance Retail outlets across India.
The firm also announced that it will unveil a new Tone Infinim 2016 (HBS-910) Bluetooth Stereo headset at the CES 2016 next week. The new Tone Infinim will come with an enhanced slim and lightweight design. The new premium Bluetooth stereo headset has been developed in collaboration with Harman/Kardon, similar to the first Tone Infinim.
The LG Tone & Talk feature that can read SMS or messages from SNS with a press of a button. You can also activate an alarm on your phone from the headset when both are connected. The LG Tone Infinim 2016 headset comes in Black, White and Pink colors. It will be launched globally starting February 2016 in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia, after it launches in Korea. No word on the pricing yet.
Karbonn this week launched two budget devices in Titanium series – the Karbonn Titanium Moghul and Karbonn Titanium S205 2GB. The Titanium S205 2GB was announced in October this year but it is available for purchase only now.The Karbonn Titanium Moghul is priced at Rs 5,790 and the Titanium S205 2GB costs Rs 6,790. Check full specifications here.
Xolo launched the One HD and the 8X-1000i this week. The Xolo One HD has a 5-inch HD display, is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6580M SoC and runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop). It has 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and also has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash for capturing better selfies even in low lighting conditions. It has dual SIM support, but it has only 3G connectivity and lacks 4G LTE support.The Xolo 8X-1000i is the successor of 8X-1000 that was launched last year, most of the specifications of the smartphone are similar to the 8X-1000, including a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display, 1.4 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592M processor with Mali 450 GPU, Android 4.4 (KitKat)-based HIVE UI, 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Xolo One HD comes in White color and is priced at Rs. 4,777 (Amazon). The Xolo 8X-1000i comes in Black color and is priced at Rs. 6,999. It is available from online retailers, including Snapdeal.
Lava launched Iris Atom and Iris Atom 3, two new budget smartphones in the Atom series. The Iris Atom has a 4-inch WVGA screen, while the Atom 3 has a 5-inch FWVGA display. Both the smartphones are powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, run on Android 5.1 (Lollipop), have a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, come with dual SIM support and have 3G connectivity. Full details here.
The Lava Iris Atom and Iris Atom 3 come in Black and White colors and are priced at Rs. 4249 and Rs. 4899, respectively.
The company also launched a new tablet in the Ivory series dubbed Lava Ivory M4. It has a 8-inch (1280 x 800 pixels) HD display, is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop). It has an 8-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and a 3.2-megapixel front-facing camera. It has single SIM support and has 3G connectivity. Check full specifications here.
The Lava Ivory M4 comes in Silver and Dark Grey colors and is priced at Rs. 9,299. It is available across all national retail stores, multi-brand outlets and online platforms.
iBall officially launched the Andi 5.5H Weber smartphone. It went on sale earlier this month, packs a 5.5-inch HD screen, is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop). It has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash that is enhanced to 8-megapixel using software and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with dual SIM support and 3G connectivity.
The iBall Andi 5.5H Weber comes in White and Golden colors and is priced at Rs. 6,499.
Swipe launched its first health and sleep tracker – the Swipe FBand – priced at Rs. 1,499. It can track your steps, calculate calories burned and monitor your sleep. It can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth so that you can view all the data. It also has silent vibration alarm and also vibrates to notify you when you receive a call. It has a small display that shows all the important data. It has a 55mAh battery that can be charged in approximately 30 minutes via USB charging cable and promises up to 7 days of battery life.
The Swipe F-Band comes in Blue and Red colors and is priced at Rs. 1499. It will be available exclusively from Snapdeal starting from January 7th, 2016.