After surpassing 500,000 sales, Micromax for the first time since the launch of the Canvas Spark is conducting an open sale. The open sale for the Canvas Spark smartphone has already began, which means registrations for this sale is not required, and users can just head over to Snapdeal and make the purchase.
Get your hands on the #MicromaxCanvasSpark with a stunning moonstone finish @ INR 4,999. http://t.co/I3645dFNe5pic.twitter.com/fz2OuQOosR
— Micromax Mobile (@Micromax_Mobile) July 26, 2015
The company has put white and grey variant on open sale. Micromax has not yet revealed the total number of units it will put on sale. It is also expected to launch an ultra-affordable smartphone in Delhi today, and has partnered with Flipkart for it.
Micromax had launched the Canvas Spark back in April with a price tag of Rs 4,999. As far as specifications are concerned, it sports a 4.7-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MTK6582 quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM.
The smartphone also features 8GB internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel selfie camera, and a 2,000mAh battery. Connectivity options include, dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
The Yu Yuphoria is now available via open sale from July 21 to July 23. In these three days, 100,000 units will be available for buyers. The company also touts this as the biggest batch of “Made in India” smartphones that are being made available during a single sale.
“Staying true to the same commitment of creating more for our community, we are proud to announce our first batch of ‘Made in India’ only Yuphoria phones, Yu founder Rahul Sharma said. “And that’s not all, it’s time we share back the love; we give you the first ever open sale with more than 100,000 units designed and assembled in India, through our partner Amazon.in.”
For a refresh, Yu launched the Yuphoria in India earlier this year, priced at Rs 6,999. It flaunts a 5-inch HD IPS display, and is powered by a 64-bit 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor paired with 2GB RAM and Adreno 306 GPU.
The smartphone also features 16GB internal storage, 2,230mAh battery with quick charging, 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, LTE support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Lava has released Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update for its Iris Alfa smartphone, months after it rolled out the update for the Iris Fuel 50 smartphone. It was launched back in January earlier this year running Android 4.4 (KitKat). To remind you, the Iris Alfa has a 5-inch FWVGA IPS Full Lamination display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and VGA front-facing camera, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory with expansion slot and a 2200mAh battery.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop brings Material Design with bold, colorful, and responsive UI design, better notifications, battery saver feature, better security including Android Smart Lock, New Quick Settings, Improved network handoffs, flexible sharing, faster, smoother and more powerful experience with ART and more.
The Android 5.0 update for the Iris Alfa smartphone is available over-the-air (OTA). You can go to Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Updates and check for update, which will download it automatically. You can check out the steps to update the smartphone here.
ZTE Nubia Z9 Miniwith 5-inch Full HD OGS Display Octacore 64-bit SoC 2GB RAM Android 5.0 At Rs 16,999
Chinese manufacturer ZTE has launched the Nubia Z9 mini under a separate Nubia sub-brand. It was originally introduced in China earlier this year and packs a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) OGS display with 74.1% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 SoC and runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with nubia UI 2.8. It has 16-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor, 6p lenses, LED flash and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera with 80-degree wide-angle lens with NeoVision 5.0 Camera UI.
It has support for TD-LTE 2300MHz (Band 40) and FDD-LTE 1800MHz (Band 3) for India. The smartphone has aircraft grade alloy frame and glass finish on the back.
nubia Z9 mini specifications
5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD CGS, OGS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Octa-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (4×1.5GHz + 4×1.0GHz) processor with 550 MHz Adreno 405 GPU
2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with nubia UI 2.8
Dual nano SIM
Dimension: : 141.3 x 69.8 x 8.1mm and weighs 145g
16MP camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX234 Exmor RS sensor, f/2.0 aperture and 6P lenses
8MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX179 Exmor R BSI sensor, 80-degree wide viewing angle
4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), GPS/aGPS
3000 mAh battery
The nubia Z9 mini comes in Black color and is priced at Rs. 16,999 in India. It will be exclusively available through Nubia Z9 Mini (Black)”>Amazon
Micromax Yu Launched Yuphoria with 5-inch Display 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 410 64-bit Processor 2GB RAM Android 5.0 At Rs 6,999
YU has finally launched the YUPHORIA smartphone in India for a price of Rs 6,999, after teasing it for quite some time. The smartphone will go on sale on May 28th and it will follow YUREKA’s sales model i.e. flash sale on Amazon. The device will be available on Amazon.in and the registration for it will commence today at 5pm.
The YUPHORIA is meant to cater to the budget smartphone buyers and it packs in good specs in the given price of Rs. 6,999. The device features a 5-inch HD IPS display and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop based CyanogenMod 12 OS. As expected, it has a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 ticking inside it coupled with 2GB of RAM. There is an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. It seems quite a sturdy device courtesy its metal build quality.
YU YUPHORIA specifications
5-inch IPS display, 1280 x 720 pixels, ~294 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Android 5.0 Lollipop based CM 12 OS
64-bit Snapdragon 410 SoC, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 GPU
2GB DDR3 RAM
8-megapixel autofocus rear camera, 5-megapixel fixed focus front camera
16GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card (up to 32GB)
4G LTE (Cat.4), 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual SIM
Weight: 143 grams, Thickness: 8.25 mm
2,230 mAh battery
It will be available in Buffed Steel and Champagne Gold with White colors. Given its first look, we assume it to be a value for money device, but a lot more is still to be revealed in the follow-up reviews. YUPHORIA comes across as a major threat to Lenovo A6000 Plus , It would be interesting to see how it performs in the Indian market.