This week was all about cheapest Android smartphone launched in India for Rs. 251. Ringing Bells – a Noida-based company – launched the Freedom 251 and the world went crazy. The company doesn’t have any history in making smartphones and anything else. All we know about the Ringing Bells is that it launched a very cheap 4G smartphone earlier this month, Smart 101 at Rs. 2,999.
This week Microsoft launched its all new Windows 10 flagship smartphones – the Lumia 950 Dual SIM and Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM – in India. Both these smartphones were announced at an event in New York last month. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL, Moto 360 (2015), Galaxy A series (2016), LG Zero and more”
Four homegrown smartphone makers viz, Micromax, Celkon, Karbonn and Lava have come together to set up units at the country’s first mobile manufacturing hub to join the ‘Make in India’ movement.
Homegrown smartphone makers are taking “Make in India” to the next level. Micromax, Karbonn and Celkon have agreed to invest Rs 750 Cr in order to set up a manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh, as per a report from The Economic Times.
This week we saw Meizu’s latest flagship smartphone MX5, new variant of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with a faster processor, Huawei Honor 7 with fingerprint sensor and many more. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: Meizu MX5 and 10,000mAh power bank, new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 variant, Huawei Honor 7 and more”
Celkon is the latest mobile phone maker that is taking the ‘Make in India’ initiative seriously. The homegrown company has kick-started manufacturing of mobile phones at Medchal unit in Hyderabad. Celkon has invested Rs 200 Cr in this manufacturing unit.
This week two Chinese smartphone brands made their debut in India – the popular Meizu and ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: Meizu m1 note, Nubia Z9 mini, Teewe 2, New Macbook Pro, LG Watch Urbane and more”
This time in our weekly roundup of major announcements and launches, we have three devices from South Korean major LG, a convertible tablet-cum-laptop device and a smartphone from Micromax, cheapest Lumia smartphone till date from Microsoft, another addition in Lenovo’s popular ‘A’ series and more here. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: LG G4, G Flex2, Magna, Microsoft Lumia 430, Lenovo A5000, and more”
Google announced its ambitious Android One program at the I/O conference last month. Under this initiative aimed at creating low cost Android smartphone, the company had partnered with three smartphone markers from India viz; Karbonn, Micromax and Spice.
Celkon, known for its cheap value for money Android phones, including its new A119 Signature HD that we reviewed recently, has been spotted of selling its new low end Android device, the Celkon A62 on Snapdeal. The device comes with a huge 4.7 inch screen, with a resolution of 854×480 pixels. While it may not sound really exciting, we must remind you that it costs Rs. 6,799/- which is probably one of the few devices that have a huge screen at this price.
Yet another entry into the mid range burgeoning phablet category of the Indian market is the Celkon A119 Signature HD. Celkon is relatively new to the space and with the launch of the A119 Signature HD, it follows the legion of Indian “manufacturers” who make smartphones in China. With a respectable spec sheet, the A119 Signature HD is aimed at upsetting the established players like Micromax and karbonn, vying for the coveted “most value for money” device that is ever to land in the market. We have got the device at our labs for review, and here is the unboxing of the phone, with a quick hardware tour –