Monthly Archives: September 2014
Samsung has launched the Galaxy Alpha, the company’s first smartphone with an unique metal frame and 6.7mm slim body. It was unveiled last month and packs a 4.7-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) Super AMOLED display, powered by a Octa-Core Exynos (1.8GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad) processor and runs on Android 4.4.4 (KitKat). It has a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.
The removable back cover has smooth finish. It has Finger Scanner for a secure, biometric screen locking feature and mobile payments and a built-in heart rate monitor. We got to check out the Galaxy Alpha at the IFA earlier this month, check out the hands-on video.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specifications
4.7-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) Super AMOLED display
Octa-Core Exynos (1.8 GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad) processor
Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)
12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 4K Video recording
2.1MP front-facing camera
6.7mm thick and weighs 115 grams
2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory
S Health 3.0, Heart rate sensor
4G LTE-A Cat.6 / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth v4.0 LE, GPS, NFC
1860 mAh Battery
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver and Scuba Blue colors and is priced at Rs. 39,990 in India.
Intex Launched Aqua Star, Aqua Star HD and Aqua Star Power, priced at Rs 6,990, Rs 8,690 and Rs 7,490
“The new Intex Aqua series devices run Android KitKat out of the box”
The domestic smartphone maker Intex has launched three new Android KitKat powered smartphones in the country. The devices include the Intex Aqua Star, Aqua Star HD and Aqua Star Power, priced at Rs 6,990, Rs 8,690 and Rs 7,490 respectively. All these devices run Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the box and are powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, paired with 1GB of RAM.
The Intex Aqua Star, the most affordable of the trio, features a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The phone sports an 8MP autofocus rear camera and a 2MP front shooter, and packs in a 1,800mAh battery.
The Intex Aqua Star HD has the same 5-inch display, but offers HD resolution and is based on One Glass Solution technology. It offers a 13MP rear shooter and a 5MP front camera. The phone comes with a leather-finish back panel and is available in white, black, maroon and red colours. It also lets you cold access apps from the lockscreen by drawing the first letter of an app.
The Intex Aqua Power features a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It sports an 8MP autofocus camera at the back and a 2MP shooter in the front. As its name suggests, the phone offers a large 3,000mAh battery.All the phones come with dual-SIM slots, 3G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and Bluetooth connectivity options. They have 8GB of internal storage, which is further expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. They also come pre-loaded with apps such as Matrabhasha, Intex Play, NewsHunt, Zapak and XenderDr.
Lava has introduced IvoryE, the company’s latest tablet in the Ivory series. It has 7-inch (1024 x 600 pixels) display, powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), similar to the IvoryS that was launched earlier this year. It has a 2-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera. It has voice calling capabilities, 2G (EDGE) connectivity and has dual SIM support.
Lava IvoryE specifications
7-inch (1024 x 600 pixels) capacitive multi touch display
1.3 GHz dual-core MediaTek processor with Mali 400 GPU
1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, up to 32GB expandable memory with microSD
Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
2MP rear camera
0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera
3.5mm audio jack
8.9mm thick and weighs 300 grams
2G (EDGE), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n , Bluetooth
2500 mAh battery
The Lava IvoryE comes in Silver and Champagne colors and is priced at Rs. 7,099.
Sony has officially launched its recent flagship smartphones, the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in India. The Sony Xperia Z3 is priced at Rs. 51,990 while the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact will set you back by Rs. 44,990 which can be considered quite hefty. Both these devices, which were unveiled during IFA 2014, will be available in online as well as offline stores starting today.
While competitors like LG G3, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Oppo Find 7 feature QHD displays, Sony has decided to use a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1080p resolution in the Xperia Z3. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact on the other hand features a 4.6-inch HD IPS LCD display. Both these devices run Android 4.4.4 KitKat and feature 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor and 16GB of internal storage space which can be further extended by an additional 128GB using a microSD card slot. Both these smartphones feature 20.7MP Exmor RS camera sensors with autofocus lens and single LED flash with an ability to record 4K videos and 120fps slow-motion videos.
The Xperia Z3 Compact does away with just 2GB of RAM considering that fact that its processor has to power an HD screen when compared to full HD screen on the Xperia Z3 which needs 3GB of RAM. The Xperia Z3 Compact also features a smaller 2,600 mAh battery when compared to 3,100 mAh battery which is used in the Xperia Z3.
Sony is also offering three months of free music streaming service to all the Indian users. It has also tied-up with BigFlix to offer three months of free movie streaming to all the customers from India. The Xperia Z3 will be available in white, black and copper colour variants while the Xperia Z3 Compact will be available in relatively flashier colour options such as green, orange, white and black.
Karbonn partnered with Microsoft earlier this year this year to launch Windows Phone devices. Karbonn Titanium Wind W4, the company’s first Windows Phone device is now available from Amazon.in. Priced at just Rs.5,999, this is the cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone with Dual SIM support in India currently, cheaper than the Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM that was launched recently.
It has a 4-inch WVGA screen, powered by a a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon (probably Snapdragon 200) processor and a 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and a front-facing camera, according to the listing. Other specifications are similar to the Lumia 530, but no word on the battery capacity yet.
Karbonn Titanium Wind W4 specifications
4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) display
1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
Windows Phone 8.1 OS
5MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash
3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
The Karbonn Titanium Wind W4 comes in black, white and red colors, but currently only the white variant is on sale. Xolo launched the Win Q900s, the company’s first Windows Phone handset recently.