This week Micromax launched Bharat 2 budget VoLTE smartphone, Huawei introduced Honor 8 Pro, Xiaomi unveiled Mi Pad 3, Sony launched Xperia XZs, Moto launched Moto G5, and more that happened this week in our weekly roundup.
Micromax launched Bharat 2 with 4G VoLTE support in the new Bharat series is now available from offline retail stores. It packs a 4-inch WVGA screen, is powered by a quad-core processor, runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), has a 2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera. It comes in Gold color and is priced at Rs. 3499.
Sony launched Xperia XZs, successor of last year’s Xperia XZ. It comes with a new 19-megapixel Motion Eye camera with 1/ 2.3″ Exmor RS memory stacked sensor, 960 fps super slow motion videos, Predictive Capture, Anti-distortion shutter, Triple image sensing technology and 5-axis image stabilization for shake-free videos. It has IP65/68 ratings for dust and water resistance.
It comes in Ice Blue, Warm Silver and Black colors, is priced at Rs. 49,990 and is available at all Sony Centers, select retail outlets and online exclusively on Flipkart.
Moto G5 smartphone in the latest Moto G series was launched in India this week. It packs a 5-inch 1080p display, Octa-Core Snapdragon 430 SoC, Android 7.0 (Nougat), 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detect auto-focus (PDAF),LED flash, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button and water repellent nano-coating.
It has a removable back cover, dedicated dual SIM slots, microSD card slot and a removable 2800mAh battery with support for rapid charging. It comes in Lunar Gray and Fine Gold colors, is priced at Rs. 11,999 and is available exclusively on Amazon.in. Check out the unboxing first impressions here.
Xiaomi announced Mi Pad 3, successor of Mi Pad 2 . It has a 7.9-inch (2048 × 1536 pixels) display at 326 ppi, is powered by MediaTek MT8176 hexa-core processor, has a 6.95mm slim unibody metal design, 13-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera and a 6600mAh battery.
It comes in Golden color, is priced at 1499 yuan (US$ 217 / Rs. 14120 approx.) and is currently available only in China.
Honor this week introduced Honor 8 Pro with Honor VR cardboard glasses in the box. It packs a 5.7-inch Quad HD 2.5D curved glass display, Octa-Core Kirin 960 SoC, Android 7.0 (Nougat), dual 12-megapixel rear cameras with laser auto focus and 1.76-micron pixel size promising brilliant image quality in low-light conditions. It has a fingerprint sensor on the back, full metal slim 6.97mm body and packs a 4000mAh battery with support for fast charging.
It comes in Navy Blue, Midnight Black and Platinum Gold colors, is priced at 474.99 GBP (US$ 592 / Rs. 38,450 approx.) in the UK and costs 549 Euros (US$ 585 / Rs. 38,030 approx.) in Europe. It is available for pre-order from Honor vMall.eu in three different bundles and goes on sale from Amazon from April 20th. It is expected to launch in India in Q3 2017. Check out the unboxing here.
The company also introduced Honor 6C with a 5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display, Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 SoC, Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, unibody metal design, fingerprint sensor on the back, a hybrid dual SIM slot and a 3020mAh battery.
It comes in Gray, Silver and Gold colors, is priced at 229 Euros (US$ 243 / Rs. 15795 approx.) and will be available through Honor vMall and retailers in Europe by the end of April.
Huawei also introduced Y5 2017 in its ‘Y series’ that packs a 5-inch HD display, MediaTek MT6737T processor, 2GB of RAM, Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), 8-megapixel rear camera with dual LED fash, 5-megapixel front-facing camera that also has LED flash, 4G LTE and a 3000mAh battery. It comes in Gold,Pink,Blue,White and Gray colors. No details about the pricing or availability yet.
Samsung launched Galaxy C7 Pro, successor of the Galaxy C7 in the Galaxy ‘C Series’ in India. It packs a a 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, Octa-Core Snapdragon 626 14nm SoC, 4GB of RAM, Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, 16-megapixel front-facing camera. It has a unibody metal design, fingerprint sensor on the front embedded into the home button and a 3300mAh battery with support for fast charging.
It comes in Gold and Navy Blue colors, is priced at Rs. 27,990 and will be exclusively available on Amazon.in from April 11th.
Samsung also launched Galaxy J3 Pro in the ‘J Series’ in India. It packs a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, Octa-Core Spreadtrum processor, 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel camera on the front, runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop).
It comes in Black, White and Gold colors, is priced at Rs. 8,490 and is available exclusively from Paytm.
ZTE’s nubia announced Nubia Z17 mini with dual 13-megapixel rear cameras, one with monochrome lens and the other one with RGB lens, offering crisp shots. It has ultra fast focus in 0.1 seconds and supports aperture adjustment from f/1.0 to f/16.0. It also has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with 80-degree wide-angle lens.
It comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 652 / 653 processor, has a unibody metal design and is just 7.45mm thick. It comes in Elegant Black, Black with Gold, Champagne Gold and Red colors and is priced at 1699 yuan (US$ 246 / 16,000 approx.) for the 4GB RAM with Snapdragon 652 version, while the 6GB RAM with Snapdragon 653 version costs 1999 yuan (US$ 289 / 18830 approx.).
It also introduced NeoAir VR, its first 360-degree camera that can record 360-degree panoramic videos and also capture 360-degree photos. It has two 210-degree fish-eye lens on either sides and can be connect to a phone through USB Type-C port to preview the photos or videos captured through the app.
Fitbit launched Alta HR, upgraded version of Fitbit Alta has PurePulse heart rate technology, offers automatic exercise recognition, sleep tracking and promises up to 7 days battery life. It also has advanced in sleep tracking that offers actionable insights and guidance in the Fitbit app to make more informed decisions about your health and stay motivated to reach your wellness goals in style.
It comes in Black, Blue with Grey and Fuchsia colors and is available for Rs. 14,999 on Amazon.in.
Alcatel announced Flash smartphone with four cameras, two on the front and two on the back. It has dual 13-megapixel rear cameras, one with monochrome and the other one with RGB lens to capture crisp images as well as background blur. It also has phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) for quick focus in 0.15 seconds and dual-tone LED flash. There is also a 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel front-facing cameras along with dual-tone LED flash that lets you choose different blur levels with Super Selfie Mode.
Sansui launched Horizon 1 budget budget 4G smartphone with VoLTE support. It packs a 4.5-inch FWVGA display, auad-core Spreadtrum processor, Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), 5-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and a 3.2-megapixel front-facing camera that also has LED flash. It also has Panic Button that lets you instantly connect to the universal helpline number in case of emergencies.
It comes in Black with White and Black with Golden colors, is priced at Rs. 3999 and is available exclusively from Flipkart.
Finally NVIDIA introduced TITAN Xp, its latest top-end graphics card based on its latest Pascal architecture and is built on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process. NVIDIA says that it will offer up to 3x faster performance than the Maxwell-based GTX Titan X. It costs $1,200 (Rs. 77,120 approx.), same as the launch price of last year’s TITAN X. It is already available for purchase through Nvidia.com in the U.S. and is expected to launch in other countries and as well as other OEMs soon.