Weekly Roundup: Huawei Honor 5C, Moto G4, Desire 630, OPPO A37, new Amazon Kindle and more


This week, Huawei launched the Honor 5C in India. The phone boasts of a beautiful design with a metal unibody. While the Honor 4C too had a nice design, the 5C really stands out and is a huge upgrade over the previous generation.

The Honor 5C has a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display with 74% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 650 16nm SoC, runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.1 on top, has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

honor_5c_3It has a fingerprint sensor on the back that can unlock the phone in 0.5 seconds, comes with 4G LTE connectivity and has hybrid dual-SIM support that lets you use the second slot as a expansion slot when required. Read our hands on here.

The Huawei Honor 5C comes in Grey, Silver and Gold colors and is priced at Rs. 10,999 in India. It will be available exclusively from Honor store and Flipkart through flash sale starting from June 30th.

The company also launched the Honor T1 7.0 tablet in India, along with the Honor 5C. It was introduced as MediaPad T1 7.0 last year, has a 7-inch WSVGA screen, is powered by a quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731G processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat).

Huawei Honor T1 7.0

It packs a 4100mAh battery that promises up to 20 hours of 3G calling or 12 hours of video playback. It has USB OTG support and lets you charge other devices. The Huawei Honor T1 7.0 comes in Silver color and is priced at Rs. 6,999. It is available exclusively from Flipkart.

The Moto G4 was introduced along with the Moto G4 Plus last month in India, but company finally launched it this week.

Moto G4 Unboxing-3

The Moto G4 has similar specifications as the G4 Plus that includes a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 617, dual SIM support and 4G LTE connectivity, but it lacks a fingerprint sensor and comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera without laser autofocus.


The Moto G4 comes in black and white colors and is priced at Rs. 12,499. It is available exclusively from Amazon.in.

HTC announced the Desire 630 smartphone in India last month and this week it finally started selling it. It features a 5-inch 720p display, is powered by the quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of memory that can be expanded by upto 2TB using microSD cards.htc_desire_530_630_4The HTC Desire 630 comes in Graphite Grey Remix and Stratus White Remix colors and is priced at Rs. 14,990. Checkout our hands on with the Desire 630 below.

Amazon launched a new entry-level Kindle eReader. It is just 9.1mm thick, weighs 161 grams, and also comes with a new more rounded design and a flat back. It also comes in white color option.

Amzon Kindle 2016

It has the same 6-inch ( 600 x 800 pixels) touch screen display at 167 PPI pixel density, comes with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n support, has 4GB of internal storage to store thousands of books and offers up to 4 weeks (wireless off) of battery life.

The new Kindle is priced at Rs. 5,999, same that the previous generation and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.in and will ship starting from July 7th.

HP launched ‘world’s thinnest laptop’ in India, which is thinner than the Macbook at just 10.4mm, and has carbon fiber bottom that is both durable and lightweight so the laptop weighs just 1.1 kilograms.

HP Spectre

It is powered by 6th Core i5-6200U or i7-6500U processor with Intel HD Graphics 520, has 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD.

It has three USB Type-C connectors, two of which support Thunderbolt with data transfer speeds of up to 40gbs and has 802.11 ac 2×2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 .

The HP Spectre starts at Rs. 1,19,990 and will be available in India from July 25th.

OPPO launched the A37 smartphone in India. It has a 5-inch HD screen with 2.5D arc edge glass, is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC, runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with ColorOS 3.0, comes with a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.


The OPPO A37 comes in Gold and Grey colors in India and is priced at Rs. 11,990. It will be available through online and offline stores starting from July 1st.

Micromax launched Canvas Fire 5, the company’s latest smartphone in the Fire series dual front-facing speakers and has Auro 3D sound that promises loud and clear sound. It has a 5.5-inch HD screen, is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).Micromax Canvas Fire 5

It has a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera along with LED flash. It has dual SIM support and comes with 3G connectivity.

The Micromax Canvas Fire 5  comes in Champagne, Grey and Silver colors and is priced at Rs. 6199.

Coolpad launched Cool VR 1x, the company’s first VR headset in India. It has customizable lenses that lets you optimize the focal length and object distance. It offers 95-100-degree wide viewing angle and can fit phones from 4.7-inch to 5.7-inches. 

Coolpad Cool VR 1xCoolpad says that VR headset is compatible with Coolpad Note 3, Note 3 Lite, Note 3 Plus, Coolpad Max and it recommends devices equipped with HD screens and above for an enhanced VR experience.

The  Coolpad Cool VR 1x is priced at Rs. 999 and is available exclusively on Amazon.in. The company plans to launch power banks and smartwatch this year.

Panasonic launched the rugged detachable Toughbook CF-20 notebook in India. It is designed to meet MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F military specifications and is IP65 water and dust resistant.

panasonic-CF-20-The Panasonic Toughbook comes with a magnesium alloy chassis and the built-in handle also functions as a kickstand. The device also supports gloved multi touch display. It is powered by Intel Core m5-6Y57 vProTM Processor (4MB cache, 1.1GHz up to 2.8 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology) and has a Intel HD Graphics 515. Check complete specifications here.

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 will be available at an estimated price of Rs. 2.25 lakhs, plus taxes. It will be available from August in authorized Panasonic resellers.

Samsung announced Notebook 7 spin with Windows 10 laptop which comes in 15.6-inch and 13-inch display sizes. It has a 360 degree touch display.


Samsung Notebook_7

The laptop sports Full HD display and can be used in notebook, tent and tablet mode. It also comes with Video HDR mode for optimized video experience. Check full specifications here.

The Notebook 7 spin will be available beginning June 26, 2016 at Best Buy and BestBuy.com, as well as Samsung.com, starting at $799.99.

Misfit partnered with Speedo last year to launch Speedo Shine with activity, swim, and sleep tracking. This week, it introduced Shine 2 Swimmer’s Edition, powered by Speedo.
Misfit Shine 2 Swimmer's Edition
It offers accurate total swim distance, and lets you set a workout timer that buzzes you when your countdown is complete. You can track swim training data with the Misfit app, or with Speedo’s personalized swim-tracking app, Speedo Fit.

The Misfit Shine 2 Swimmer’s Edition is priced at $119.99 (Rs. 8,110 approx.). You can also get swim tracking and lap counting features on Misfit Shine 2 or Misfit Ray with an in-app upgrade for $9.99.

Lastly, Xiaomi announced QiCycle, its first folding electric bike at an event in China. This is developed under its new sub-brand Mi Ecosystem, which is also known as MIJIA.

Xiaomi foldable bike

It uses 250W 36V high-speed motor so that you can even climb steep roads easily and has a maximum speed of 20km/h. The battery lasts up to 45km of ride after a full charge. It takes about 3 hours to charge the bike.

Xiaomi QiCycle

It has intelligent motion data monitoring to keep track of speed, mileage, dynamic power and calorie burnt when riding. These are shown on a 1.8-inch (160 x 128 pixels) screen. The data can be synced to a smartphone app via Bluetooth 4.0 LE.

The Xiaomi QiCycle electric bike is priced at 2999 yuan (US$ 455 / Rs. 30695 approx.) and is already available for order in China through crowd-funding.

Author: Hitesh Arora

From making Gadget and Auto videos for TV and online media, this guy landed up in Tech Writing. He has his heart at the right place when it comes to finding deals online. You will always find him suggesting people which device to buy. Hitesh calls himself a TV buff, who loves cooking, eating, dancing, and sleeping. You can follow him on Twitter @hitesharoraa