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Xolo launches 6-inch Q2500 phablet at Rs 14,999

Xolo launches 6-inch Q2500 phablet at Rs 14,999Indian smartphone brand Xolo has launched the Q2500 phablet in India. The key features of the device are its 6-inch display and 3,000mAh battery. It is priced at Rs 14,999 and will come with a free flip cover.

The Xolo Q2500, also called PocketPad, has a 720p IPS display with 245ppi pixel density. The device has a 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek processor with 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage as well as 32GB microSD support for storage expansion. This phablet comes with Android 4.2 out of the box, but its listing on Xolo website says that it is upgradeable to Android 4.4 (KitKat).

On the back of Xolo Q2500 is an 8MP camera with LED flash, whereas a 2MP camera is in front. The phablet can access the internet over 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi networks, while data can be transferred via Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0.

Other major devices in the price range are Moto G, Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo, Sony Xperia C, Lava Iris Pro 30 and Micromax Canvas Turbo.

 

Ball Andi5T Cobalt2 with 5″ HD Screen & 12MP Camera for Rs. 12,499 – Details

iBall seems to be constantly improving on launching the smartphones with better looks, more powerful specs along with the better price tag. Last year, iBall introduced a smartphone dubbed as iBall Andi 4.7G Cobalt and now it has come up with the successor which is dubbed as iBall Andi 5T Cobalt 2. While this smartphone is one of our favorite smartphones in this category, let’s check out in detail about its specs, features and other detailing with price.
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Specs and Features of iBall Andi 5T Cobalt 2:
iBall Andi 5T Cobalt 2 comes with the 5 inches of screen size along with the resolution of 1280 x 720p display along with the HD capacitive screen with IPS technology. This phablet comes with 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex A7 Processor with the Jellybean 4.2 Android OS which can be upgraded to Kitkat 4.4 firmware. This device comes with Dual Sim (GSM + GSM) capable and also boasts 12MP of rear facing camera along with the LED Flash which also records videos at 1080p along with the front facing camera of 2MP camera. In terms of memory, this device comes with the 1GB of RAM along with the 4GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of Micro SD Card. Other list of features include 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG, FM Radio along with the 3.5mm Headset audio jack. Last but not the least, this device also comes with the 1750mAH of battery which may be slightly lesser for a smartphone. We have also mentioned the list of features below;

  • 5 inched screen with HD Capacitive Screen and HD OGS Technology,
  • 1280 x 720p resolution
  • 1.3GHz Quad Core Cortex A7 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory
  • Expandable memory card slot of 32GB
  • 12 MP rear camera with BSI sensor, LED Flash, 1080p video recording
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Dual Sim Capability (GSM + GSM)
  • FM Radio, 3.5mm headset audio jack, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG
  • 1750mAH Battery
Price and Availability:
iBall Andi5T Cobalt2 comes with the 3 replaceable covers in Red, Blue and White color options for a price tag of Rs. 12,499 which can be purchased for Rs. 11,999 across all leading online and offline stores.

 

 

 

Gionee Elife S5.5 (World’s Slimmest Smartphone) Launched in India – Priced at Rs. 22,999 – Specs, Details

The world’s slimmest smartphone, the Elife S5.5 from Gionee is launched in the Indian market, for the price of Rs. 22999. The smartphone, having a thickness of 5.5mm was announced and showcased at the MWC 2014 event in Barcelona.
Earlier:
Gionee Elife S5.5 is the world’s slimmest Smart phone that was unveiled last month with 5.5 mm thickness made of magnesium alloy frame. Now this device is coming to India on March 30th that has a 5 inch full HD Super AMOLED touch screen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating system with Amigo 2.0 UI (User Interface) on top.

The Gionee Elife S5.5 flaunts a 5 inch full HD Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and has the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 not only on the front but also on the back of the device. The device is powered by an Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor clocking at 1.7 GHz coupled with Mali 450-MP4 GPU along with 2 GB of RAM. There is a 13 MP auto focus camera on the back of the device with LED flash and Stacked Sony sensor that is capable of recording 1080 videos, there is also a 5 MP front facing camera for video calling and selfies.
Gionee Elife S5.5
Coming to the connectivity of the device, it features 3G and also has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS and USB OTG with the usual 3.5mm audio jack and the internal memory on the device is at 16 GB that cannot be extended because it lacks micro SD card slot. The device has a 2300 mAh battery on the back to power it and this device weights just 130 grams with the dimensions of 145.1 x 70.2 x 5.55mm, making it the thinnest Smart phone.
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Specifications of Gionee Elife S5.5

  • 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • 1.7 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor
  • Mali 450-MP4 GPU
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Amigo 2.0 UI
  • 13 MP auto focus camera with LED flash, Stacked Sony sensor, 1080p video recording
  • 5 MP front-facing camera
  • 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM,
  • 16 GB internal memory no micro SD card slot for extending the memory
  • Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG
  • 2300 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 145.1×70.2×5.55mm
  • Weight: 130 grams
The pricing and availability of the device is not yet known but it will be coming in Black, White, Pink, Blue and Purple color variants. However we can expect the company to come up with the pricing of the device in the event that will be held on March 30th and 31st this year. So are you getting this slimmest Smart phone? Stay tuned for more information and updates.

List of WaterProof Android Mobile Phones in the Market with Prices



Smartphone Industry is becoming very hard to compete in, with various new features being introduced the mobile companies have now entered into the Waterproof mobile phones market. IP 57 and IP 67 are the numbers given to certify a mobile phones as waterproof and dust proof. So if you are planning to buy a waterproof phone make sure you look at this number in the specifications.
These are phones well suited to people like me who are chronic droppers of mobile phones everywhere. So if you don’t want to spoil your mobile phone when you are gardening and drop it in your garden mud or small pool of water, then these are the phones which should be considered.
Sony Xperia Z:
It comes with a 5-inch TFT Capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.  1.5 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor powers the device which has Android v4. 1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System.  Has an impressive 13.1 MP rear Camera with Autofocus, LED flash with Video recording at 1080p HD Video at 30fps and 2.2MP front facing Camera is also present. Sony Xperia Z has got a IP57 certificate as a waterproof and dust proof smartphone. sony xperia z waterproof
Sony Xperia Z is priced at $650 or INR 35,000
Sony Xperial Acro S: 
It comes with a 4.3-inch LED Capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The device is powered by 1.5GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor having Android v4.s0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) as the Operating System supported by 1GB RAM, 16GB on-board memory. Has an impressive 12MP Camera with Autofocus, LED flash along with 1080p HD Video recording at 30fps and 1.3MP front facing camera. Sony Xperia Acro S has got a IP57 certificate as a waterproof and dust proof smartphone.Xperia acro s waterproof
Sony Xperia Acro S is priced at $450 or INR 25,000
Sony Xperia GO:
It comes with a 3.5-inch LED Capacitive touch screen having a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The device is powered by 1GHz Cortex-A9 Dual Core NovaThor Processor having Android v2.3 Gingerbread as the Operating System supported by 512MB of RAM, 8GB Internal Memory. 5MP rear Camera with Autofocus, LED flash and 720p HD Video Recording at 30fps.  Sony Xperia GO has got a IP57 certificate as a waterproof and dust proof smartphone.  Sony Xperia GO has got a IP67 certificate as a waterproof and dust proof smartphone.Sony Xperia go waterproof
Sony Xperia GO is priced at $280 or INR 15,000
Sony Ericson Active:
It comes with a 3 inch Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine having a screen resolution of 480×320 pixels. The device is powered by a 1GHz Scorpion processor having Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system which can be upgraded to ICS and the operating system is supported by  512 MB of RAM. 5 MP camera with LED flash and 720p video recording at 30 fps and a 1GB internal memory which can be expanded with micro SD card.  Sonr Ericson Active has got a IP57 certificate as a waterproof and dust proof smartphone.Sony  Xperia Active waterproof
Sony Ericsson Active is priced at $280 or INR 15,000
Motorola Defy Plus: 
It comes with a 3.7-inch TFT Capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The device is powered by 1GHz Cortex-A8 TI OMAP Processor with PowerVR SGX530 GPU having Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. 5MP camera with Autofocus, LED flash and VGA video recording.Motorola defy plus waterproof
Motorola Defy Plus is priced at $240 or INR 13,000
Motorola Defy Mini is also another smaller version of Defy Plus which is also water resistant.
Motorola Razr Maxx: 
It comes with a 4.3 inch super AMOLED Advanced touch screen with a resolution of 540×960 pixels. The device is powered by Dual-Core 1.2 GHz processor with 1 GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. It has a 8 MP rear camera with Autofocus, LED Flash and a 1.3MP front facing camera.
Motorola Razr Maxx is being termed as the Strongest Smart phone around because of its Kevlar covering given to the phone which is a material used to make bullet proof jackets.Motorola Razr maxx waterproof
Motorola Razr Maxx is priced at $560 or INR 30,000
Panasonic ELUGA Power: 
It comes with a 5-inch LCD Capacitive touch screen having a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The device is powered by a 1.5GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor with Adreno 225 GPU having Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System. With an 8MP camera and 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps and a partly VGA camera in the front. Panasonic ELUGA power has got a IP57 certificate as a waterproof and dust proof smartphone.
Panasonic ELUGA power is priced at $560 or INR 30,000
Samsung S5690 Galaxy X cover: 
It comes with a 3.65 inches Capacitive touch screen and Corning Gorilla Glass with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The device is powered by a  800 MHz Marvell MG2 Processor having Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating system. It has a 3.15 MP Rear camera with Autofocus and LED flash and a VGA front camera.samsung s5690 galaxy xcover waterproof
Samsung S5690 Galaxy X cover is priced at $230 or INR 12400
Toshiba Regza: 
It comes with a 4 inch FWVGA Capacitive touch screen, and be powered by a 1GHZ Snapdragon processor. It has an impressive 12MP camera. The device is having Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating system. Toshiba is trying its hand in the smartphone market with this waterproof smartphone but only time will tell how it will fare in the market.Toshiba Regza waterproof
Toshiba Regza price is yet to be announced
Fujitsu:
Fujitsu has also ventured into the Waterproof and Dust proof mobile phones market by introducing it 2 models Fujitsu F705i and Fujitsu F704i which are not high end smartphones but with basic features of camera, music player and under water resistance upto 3 meters.
Kyocera Hydro Phone:
It comes with a 3.5 inches IPS LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. It has a IPx5 and IPx7 certification which gives it waterproof credibility. The device is powered by a 1 Ghz Snapdragon S2 MSM8655 processor with 512 MB of RAM having a  Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating system. It has a 3.2 MP rear facing camera with front facing camera.kyocera hydro waterproof
Lenovo A660: 
It comes with a 4 inch touch screen. The device is powered by 1 GHz dual core processor having Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating system 5 mega pixel camera rear side and VGA front camera. It also has Dual Sim GSM + GSM capability. the price of Lenovo A660 will be released shortly after its release.
It comes with a 3.2 inches display with a Asahi Glass similar to Gorilla Display. It works with the 2.3.5 Gingerbread Operating system. It runs on 1Ghz single core processor. It comes with a IP 67 certification which gives Waterproof and dust proof Credibility to the mobile phonesLenovo A660 waterproof
Lenovo A660 is Priced at $ 200 or INR 11000 Approximately
The list of Waterproof phones is going to be increasing in the recent future as all of the mobilephone companies are getting into the competition with many other phones which we will be updating regularly watch this space if you want to buy a waterproof phone.

 

Top 9 Thinnest Android Smart Phones from 5.5mm – Too Slim to Handle


Mobile phones have completely transferred into a smart phone device which can be used as a device to perform all of your digital needs with flexibility. From time to time specifications and hardware parts are improved to dual core, quad core processing. Other important thing is that apart from this improvements, the devices still maintains the same thickness.
Within this year we have seen many smart phones debut claiming the world’s thinnest smart phone but here we go through the slimmest smartphone in the Android platform and listed here are the few devices.

Gionee Elife S5.5 – 5.5mm

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A new addition to the list, and this sits right on the top with a thickness of 5.5mm, becoming the world’s thinnest smartphone from the company Gionee. The device has a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display and a 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor.

Vivo X3 - 5.57mm

Vivo X3
This Smart Phone has broken all the records and has now come to the number 1 spot by offering a thickness of just 5.57mm which is amazing. The device does look like a music player and not a phone but well its a Android 4.1 based Phone. It comes with a HD Display of 5″ with a resolution of 1280 x 720p. The device comes with a price tag of $410 and is something which looks a value for money. Check Price on Amazon


Huawei Ascend P6 – 6.18mm

Huawei Ascend P6 Smart Phone
The Ascend P6 got launched this year at a decent price of $500 with the best feature of this being the thickness which is at just 6.18mm making this reach the top of the charts. It comes with a 1.5 Ghz Quad Core Processor, 2GB RAM and a 32Gb Internal Memory. Over all the other smart phones this one is recommended if you want to have a truly slim device. Check Price on Amazon


ZTE Athena – 6.2 mm

ZTE Athena teases the ultra-thin Android segment and this device easily beats Motorola Droid Razr, Oppo Finder and Huawei Ascend P1 S. ZTE Athena measure a thickness of 6.2 mm and it’s spotted with Kevlar back.
Going through the specifications of the ZTE Athena, this would be seen with 4.3 inches touchscreen display. Its powered with multi core Cortex A 15 processor and boast with 64 GB of internal memory storage capacity. This would see with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

Vivo X1 – 6.55mm

Vivo X1 SmartPhone
The Vivo X1 Android Smart Phone came with just 6.55 mm thickness which is quite thin to handle and yes thats the reason its being added in this list. The phone comes with a 4.7″ IPS Display with a 1.2 Ghz Cortex A9 Processor. With a good battery capacity of 2000 mAh its something which you should miss. Even though the device is hard to find for purchase out of China, its something which you should consider importing because of the $400 around price of this device.


Oppo Finder – 6.65 mm

Then we spotted Oppo Finder all the way from China which measures a thickness of 6.65 mm. This device is now available for pre order but for sale in China only. Going through the specifications of it, it includes 1.5 Ghz dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus display. This would be seen with 16 GB of the internal Oppo Finderstorage capacity. Oppo Finder is a high end smart phone and it comes from nowhere to challenge of slimmest Android smart phone.
Oppo Finder got the attention from international users as the world’s slimmest phone but their talks trended for certain days only as ZTE Athena. Check Price on Amazon
Huawei Ascend P1 – 6.68 mm
Huawei Ascend P1 SMotorola Droid Razr enjoyed the success of the world’s slimmest Android smartphone for a considerable amount of time for almost 8 months as the Ascend P1 S debut by Huawei stating that the device would measure a thickness of 6.68 mm and takes down the crown as the world’s thinnest Android smartphone. This device was rushed for the Mobile World Congress 2012 launched in Spain this year and it still to be launched in several parts of the world.
Just when Huawei Ascend P1 S was announced in January 2012 at CES 2012 and still this device is not yet available with no confirmed dates. Still Huawei isn’t clear about this smart phone and the launch of it is gets delayed.
Motorola Droid Razr – 7.1 mm
Motorola Droid RazrThe competition among the thinnest Android smartphone started when the Motorola released Droid Razr in competitor of Galaxy Nexus just a day before the launch. The Droid Razr got a critical success as the device was thinnest, slimmest and provided hand some of features but eventually both the devices here didn’t make any bigger impact. For most of the reasons Motorola Droid Razr is known for it slim design with thickness at 7.1 mm.
When it debut, the device dethrones the previous title holder Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc by 1.6 mm which is a major consideration in terms of the design. However the run of Droid Razr didn’t last long as many other manufacturers have realized the design should be important criteria along with the hardware and the software design.
Motorola Droid Razr is with 4.3 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. The device measures dimensions of 130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm and weights 127 grams. This is with dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 processor and 8 mega pixel camera makes this smartphone best use of all the features.
GIONEE Elife E6 – 7.9 mm
The Smart Phone which was launched on 3rd October in India has come up with some amazin hardware, consisting of a 5″ Retina Display, 13 Mp Camera and powered by a 1.5 Ghz Quad Core Processor. The device comes in a good looking unibody form factor with a strong built. The best part is that even though it comes with a 2Gb Ram and the mentioned specifications above, its priced at just around Rs 22000 [USD 400] which makes it a recommended to buy device.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc – 8.7 mm
Sony Ericsson Xperia ArcSony Ericsson Xperia Arc when debut in January 2011 it was promoted as the world’s slimmest Android smartphone measuring the thickness 8.7 mm but at that time, thickness wasn’t an important part as the evolution from single core to dual core was on high, thus thickness got shadowed. But the Xperia ARC is the device which arose the needs the device to be slim enough even though the features are on high end.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc equipped with 4.2 inches LED backlit LCD display screen with Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 1 GHz dual core processor and upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich available. Various other features like 8 mega pixel camera and others made this smartphone as the top end device.
So with each of these device we have learnt that the thinnest smart phone available is Motorola Droid Razr but several manufacturer have teased their product but their device is not yet available in the market. So Motorola Droid Razr is till the world’s slimmest smart phone available.

 

 List of Android Phones getting Android 4.4 KitKat Firmware Update [Sony, HTC Official List, Samsung, Micromax Updated List]

The Android 4.4 KitKat version was recently announced and it is soon to be officially launched by Google when they would be coming up with the next version of Nexus, the Nexus 5 device. But it would always be a guessing game for the users, to see whether the 4.4 update would be coming to their device or not. With most of the high-end devices that were launched recently, one can easily expect that they would be receiving the KitKat update, but for the earlier devices, you will have to wait to see whether the manufacturer is deciding to send the update and whether the device hardware would be able to support it.
For now, keep checking the list below (updated daily) as soon as we get the information from the sources on the devices which are going to get the next big version of Android OS.
Android Phones KitKat Update
Update: Nexus Phones Android 4.4 Update
The Galaxy Nexus won’t get Android 4.4 as quoted by Google, because it has crossed the 18 month window period, while the later devices such as the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 would be getting the Android 4.4 update soon. The Nexus 5 which was launched today, would be coming with the 4.4 out of the box.

Samsung Phones to get Android 4.4 Update

For now, there is an internal Samsung Knox document which was leaked, and which showed a few devices which are going to get the Android 4.4 update, and the document actually showed the devices which would get the Samsung Knox in the coming update. The devices are as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Update Rolling out in UK, India
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega (no confirmation whether the 5.8, 6.3 or both)
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 & Tab 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
The Galaxy S3 and Note II have been facing a few regional lock issues and that is what is prompting Samsung to come up with a major update on these devices, as confirmed by one of the Samsung representatives. But again, the document mentions it is the S3 which has 2GB of RAM, and that is the U.S. version which might be getting the update, and the International users might have to wait and watch if Samsung has made it ready for their devices too or not.
* A report from SamMobile has now suggested that the Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy Ace 3, Galaxy Core, Galaxy Fame, Galaxy Ace 2, and the Galaxy Fresh are the devices which they are testing the new OS version on, so it would be a possibility for these devices to run the Android 4.4 KitKat, not very soon though.

Sony Phones to get Android 4.4 Update

Sony has officially updated the list of the Android phones in the Xperia range which are going to receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update, and these mostly include the recent high-end smartphones. The exact dates are not mentioned, but here are the smartphones which would receive the KitKat update sooner or later.

The company did mention a few devices which are supposedly going to get the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update and that directs us to a point that these devices aren’t going to receive the KitKat update any time soon. The Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V are the ones which would get the Android 4.3 update directly from Android 4.1 JB, and the devices mentioned above will be getting the Android 4.3 before they see the KitKat update rolling out.

HTC Phones to get Android 4.4 Update

The HTC One Max is to be announced very soon, and that should be anyways getting the update after the launch, but the devices which are expected to get the Android 4.4 KitKat update after its launch, includes HTC One.
Update: HTC has officially named a few devices on its Twitter account, and these are the smartphones which would be getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update.
HTC One (Verizon Wireless) – end of Jan 2014
HTC Droid DNA – around the end of Quarter 1, 2014 after the approval from the carrier

The other phones where the update is still expected, but with no official update from HTC, include:


LG Phones to get Android 4.4 Update

We did hear that the LG Optimus G Pro might be receiving the update a little later, but the LG G2, latest flagship smartphone from the company is sure to get the KitKat version of Android very soon after the launch.

  • LG G2
  • LG Nexus 4
  • LG Optimus L7, L5, L3
  • LG Optimus G
  • LG Optimus G Pro
  • LG Optimus VU

Micromax Phones to get Android 4.4 Update

There is a new rumored list of Micromax Android phones which are going to receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update, but this is not an official list from the company itself. Check whether you own one of these devices, which could be getting the KitKat version of Android sooner or later. This is through a photo uploaded by MMXNewscaster, one of the sources which leaks the information about Micromax phones.

  • Micromax A110 Canvas 2
  • Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus
  • Micromax A111 Canvas Doodle
  • Micromax A114 Canvas 2.2
  • Micromax A116 Canvas HD
  • Micromax A116i Canvas HD
  • Micromax A117 Canvas Magnus
  • Micromax A200 (Rumored Canvas smartphone)
  • Micromax A210 Canvas 4
  • Micromax A240 Canvas Doodle 2
  • Micromax A250 Canvas Turbo
This is just the initial list, which is subject to change anytime once we keep seeing some actual confirmation or leak from the sources. We would try to keep updating this page every time there’s some news flowing around.
Note: Do comment which Android phone you own, and we will be letting you know whether the KitKat update would be coming to that device or not.

 


Karbonn launches octa-core, hexa-core smartphones


Karbonn launches octa-core, hexa-core smartphones
Indian handset firm Karbonn has launched three new smartphones, Titanium Hexa, Octa and Octa Plus priced at Rs 16,990, 14,490 and Rs 17,990, respectively.

The phones will be available starting first week of April.

All three phones are powered by MediaTek processors and run Android 4.4 KitKat.

Karbonn Titanium Hexa sports a 5.5-inch full-HD LTPS display (1280x1920p) with scratch-resistant oleophobic coating. The phone is powered by MediaTek's new MT6591 hexa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and 2GB RAM.

The dual-sim phone sports a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. It comes with 16GB internal storage and supports USB on-the-go.

In terms of connectivity, the phone supports Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Wi-Fi. It comes with a 2050mAh battery.

Karbonn Titanium Octa sports a 5-inch 720p IPS display. The phone is powered by MediaTek's MT6592 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and 1GB RAM. The dual-sim phone sports a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing camera. It comes with 16GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.

In terms of connectivity, the phone supports Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Wi-Fi. It comes with a 2000mAh battery.

Karbonn Titanium Octa Plus sports a 5-inch full-HD IPS display. The phone is powered by MediaTek's MT6592 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and 2GB RAM. The dual-sim phone sports a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front facing camera. It comes with 16GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.

In terms of connectivity, the phone supports Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Wi-Fi. It comes with a 2000mAh battery.



 



All New HTC One specs ‘confirmed’


All New HTC One specs ‘confirmed’Just days ahead of its official launch, hardware specifications and images of HTC's flagship phone, All New HTC One, have leaked online. This time, the source of the leak is not an anonymous tipsters but a certification agency.

According to a device certification database present on the website of Chinese wireless authority, TENAA, HTC's next-generation smartphone will sport a 5-inch 1080p display. Powered by 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, the phone will have 2GB RAM, and will come in 16GB and 32GB internal storage variants. The phone will offer support for external storage via a microSD card slot. The phone will measure 146 x 70.5 x 9.5mm and weigh 157gram as per the agency. It will run Android 4.4.2 KitKat.


 



Samsung Galaxy 'S5 Neo' leaked


​Samsung Galaxy 'S5 Neo' leaked
Samsung started the trend of launching different variants of its flagship Galaxy smartphone and it looks like it will continue the tradition with Galaxy S5, its latest flagship phone.
GalaxyClub.nl has spotted a user agent profile for an unannounced Samsung smartphone on the company's servers. The model number for the phone is SM-G750, hinting that it is headed to US carrier AT&T. Samsung Galaxy S5 sports model number SM-G900. It is being speculated that the phone will either be compact version of Galaxy S5 or a 'Neo' variant with inferior specifications.

As per the UAP, the phone sports a 720p display but the size of the screen is not known. It is powered by a 2.3GHz processor which suggests that it includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. The phone runs Android 4.3.

Recently, specifications of alleged Galaxy S4 Zoom successor too appeared on graphics benchmark database GFXBench's website. Sporting model number SM-C115, the purported Galaxy S5 Zoom comes with a 20MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera, capable of 1080p video recording.

The phone sports a 4.8-inch 720p display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa processor with ARM Mali-T624 graphics, and 2GB RAM. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat.

 


 

Gionee Elife S5.5

Gionee Elife S5.5


Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.7GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1080x1920 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 4.2

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

2300mAh

Gionee Elife S5.5 detailed specifications

General  
Release date February 2014
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 145.10 x 70.20 x 5.60
Battery capacity (mAh) 2300
Removable battery No
SAR value NA
Display  
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441
Colours 16M
Hardware  
Processor 1.7GHz  octa-core
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Camera  
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
Software  
Operating System Android 4.2
Java support Yes
Browser supports Flash No
Connectivity  
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
DLNA No
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
MHL Out No
HDMI No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
USB Micro-USB
Charging via Micro-USB Yes
Proprietary charging connector No
Proprietary data connector No
Number of SIMs 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
2G frequencies supported GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900
3G Yes
3G frequencies supported 850, 900, 1900, 2100
Sensors  
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
 

 

LG Testing Android 4.4 KitKat for Optimus G and G Pro, may skip Android 4.3 – Details


The South Korean handset maker LG has is testing Android 4.4 for Optimus G and G pro and is rumored to be on the way with the KnockOn feature support letting you to lock or unlock the Smart phone with double tap on the glass. Many of the LG’s devices are expected to get Android 4.4 directly, skipping the Android 4.3.
LG KitkAt
Img source: AndroidPit
The reports from PhoneArena states that. Model numbers if some LG Optimus G Pro models are being test with Android 4.4 OS. It is also pointed out that the LG Optimus 4X HD will not get any more updates and will be running on Android 4.1.2 that is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, as it has completed its software upgrade cycle.
There are many other devices that would be getting KitKat release like LG Optimus F3, LG G Pad 8.3, LG G Pro Lite, LG Optimus F7, LG Optimus L9 ll, LG Optimus Vu ll and LG Optimus Vu lll, LG Vu III and few unannounced models such as LG-D315 and LG LS740. This will be great news to all the LG users and LG fan as their devices are getting ready to be updated to the chocolaty goodness of KitKat 4.4 and will also be getting the new KnockOn feature. But this update will be only coming after all the testing on these models and these testing should also be favorable to the models. If LG feels this Update is favorable, we will definitely see Android 4.4 rolling very soon to the LG devices.
HTC Desire 816


HTC Desire 816

HTC Desire 816 Android Smartphone, weight 165g. It´s display size 5.5 Inch with 720 x 1280 pixels Resolutiton . The Talk time of the phone is 10 Hrs. The phone with 13 Megapixels Digital Camera. , Bluetooth 4.0
Official Release : March-2014 |1

 

Samsung Galaxy Star Trios


Samsung Galaxy Star Trios

Samsung Galaxy Star Trios Android Smartphone, weight 105g. It´s display size 3.1 Inch with 240 x 320 pixels Resolutiton . The Talk time of the phone is 5 Hrs. The phone with 2.0 Megapixels Digital Camera. , Bluetooth 4.0
Expected Release : January-2014


 

Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim SM-G3812B


Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim SM-G3812B

Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim SM-G3812B Android Smartphone, weight 139g. It´s display size 4.5 Inch with 540 x 960 pixels Resolutiton . The Talk time of the phone is 8 Hrs. The phone with 5.0 Megapixels Digital Camera. , Yes
Expected Release : January-2014

LG G3 to have 5.5-inch Quad HD Display, Advanced Personalization Options – Leaks & Rumors


Earlier, it was some rumors about the 2K resolution in the next flagship device from LG, but now we have some confirmed details from the sources that the LG G3 is going to have a 5.5-inch Quad HD resolution display. To add to this, the device would be coming with some advanced personalization options for the users. Now with this resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, the pixel density hits a new high – 534 PPI. LG had showcased a new display last year, with the pixel density of 538 PPI, so there’s a possibility it is the same display which is company is now using in the G3.
LG won’t be the first brand to use a Quad HD display, because the Oppo Find 7 which was announced yesterday, has the same screen size and resolution. With regards to the personalization, it would be something related to Google Now and the personal assistance, but there is no word on whether it is Google Now or some custom LG software which we might be seeing. The device is expected to be made official around the end of second quarter of 2014, so we will have to wait to find more details.
Source: PhoneArena
Earlier: LG G3 Rumored Specifications – Octa-core Chipset, 2k Display and 16MP Camera
The LG fans surely have some good rumors to rejoice about, as a few details about the next flagship G series Android smartphone are spread around, and the LG G3 is expected to come with a display having the 2K resolution, and along with that, there would be an octa-core chipset powering the smartphone. How good would that be? we already know how good the LG G2 is, with the unique (but really not a necessary change) design and the internal powering which provides a good performance.
Also known as the Quad HD, the display would be of the screen resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels, and that is not a part of more than a couple devices till now, and it hasn’t gone out of the Chinese market yet, thus LG coming up with that would be a direct competition against the Samsung Galaxy S5, which too is expected to come with a similar display, although the technology used by LG was an IPS one, while Samsung uses the Super AMOLED one.
LG G2
The LG G2 was one of the best Android smartphones for the year 2013. How good would the G3 be?
With the G2 not receiving the appreciation the company expected, especially because of the awkwardly placed buttons, LG isn’t turning back because the G2 promised a good future for the Android lineup from the company, and the reason for that being the excellent Snapdragon 800 processor, and the 13-megapixel camera with the Optical Image Stabilization. What LG is trying to include in the G3, except for the display, is something which Gionee is already boasting about, in their latest flagship device – the Gionee Elife E7. But Gionee might not already see the similar craze because of the limited number of places where it is making the devices available.
Just like LG launched the G2 in the second half of 2013 (September 2013), they could be launching the successor to it in the second half of 2014. Let us see how good LG would be this time, after getting not-so-good market share this year with the disappointing numbers of LG G2 sales. To sum it up for now, here are the rumored specs:
  • Quad HD display – 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
  • Octa-core chipset
  • 16-megapixel camera

 

 

Is Galaxy Note 3 Worth Your Money?

With all the hype about the Galaxy gear, and the latest features in Note 3, Samsung has come out all guns blazing trying to promote its new flagship product, the Galaxy Note 3. But, if you already own Galaxy Note 1 or 2, is it a worthy upgrade? Well, it depends upon a number of factors.
Samsung-Galaxy-Note-3
I had been using Galaxy Note 1 for over 24 months, and waiting for a worthy upgrade, and for past few weeks, it was behaving little weird, I had lost my stylus, and the battery had deteriorated, no wonder my eyes were on Sony Xperia Ultra and Z1 right from the word go, but three things totally turned me off -
xperia-z-ultra
1. Lack of Screenshot and Stylus option
2. Moulded design, which means you can’t replace the battery
3. Annoyingly expensive screen – if you drop it, then you can kiss good-bye to 25k INR in India! (ouch – take that!)
4. No flash in Xperia Ultra. Though the massive screen is fascinating, and so are its killer looks, I primarily use my phone as a business phone on-the-move and heavily use stylus, and use pie charts, screenshots, and stuff, and in couple of minutes I knew that Xperia wasn’t for me. Additionally, I’ve already got my good old Sony Xperia X10i, and except the sexy design, and 20 MP camera, I couldn’t find anything worth shelling 40k+. So, if you prefer utility over looks, and camera, then Xperia Ultra/Z1 isn’t for you!

I saw Nokia Lumia 925, Blackberry Z10, and HTC One X as well as Butterfly, and quickly realized that probably all of them are sinking ships, and I don’t even know if these companies would continue manufacturing smartphones 2-3 years down the line in Indian markets.
Additionally, I am habituated to Android, and Samsung phones in particular now, so I was in no mood to move to something totally different altogether. In the end, it was a fairly simple decision to choose it over rest of the 40k+ phones, and I exchanged by Note 1 for Rs 11,000, bringing down my net cost to under 40k mark!
Noteworthy Features
Samsung has enhanced the included Gallery application with the ability to create a video clip, and
- 13 megapixel camera with LED flash
- Air View and Air Gesture option
- NFC, and all kinds of connectivity.

So, Galaxy Note 3 is indeed worth your money if you need a business phone with all the sophisticated features, stylus, and such stuff, but if you’re upgrading from Note 1/2 to Note 3, you won’t really feel the difference unless you plan on using Air View, and NFC connectivity to hook up a smartphone watch etc. If you don’t have a Note 2 yet, then it may not be a bad pick either!
And, oh by the way, Samsung isn’t giving any flip covers for Galaxy Note 3, so you’ll have to order one for yourself too!
If you’re ordering online in India, you may want to look at FlipKart’s exclusive offers, and enticing discount/exchange deals this festive season.







Motorola launches Moto X in India at Rs 23,999



Motorola launches Moto X in India at Rs 23,999
Motorola has launched its flagship smartphone, Moto X, in the Indian market. Just like Moto G, the new smartphone will be available in India only via e-commerce website Flipkart.

The company is offering the Moto X variant with plastic back panel at Rs 23,999; Motorola is offering back panels in five colours, namely black, white, turquoise, blue and red. The models with wood finish (walnut and teak) have been priced at Rs 25,999.

As per the listings on Flipkart, only the Moto X variants in white and black colours are available for purchase at present. The other versions can only be pre-ordered at present and will be delivered to buyers in the second week of April. Flipkart is providing launch-day offers for Moto X, such as cashback of Rs 1,000 for those who buy the device on EMIs, 70% off on body cases and 100% cashback to select buyers.

Moto X is the only flagship smartphone by a major company that aims to lure customers with the promise of optimized user experience instead of beefed up hardware. The device has a 4.7-inch HD screen, 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 10MP camera and 2GB RAM. It is among the few smartphones in the country that run on Android 4.4 operating system and has a water-resistant coating. Buyers get free 50GB of Google Drive storage with Moto X.

Motorola has not rolled out the Moto Maker online tool, which allows buyers to customized their Moto X smartphone at the time of ordering, in India.

The smartphone comes with a unique always-on voice assistant that listens to the commands even if the user is not operating the handset. It also comes with a Quick Capture feature, which allows users to jerk their wrist twice to open the camera app. The camera of Moto X also features ClearPixel technology that allows 75% more light to enter, thu

Apple discontinues iPad 2, re-launches iPad 4


Apple discontinues iPad 2, re-launches iPad 4
Apple, which has introduced the new 8GB variant of iPhone 5C, also re-launched the fourth-generation iPad the same day. This tablet replaces the ageing iPad 2 in Apple's lineup and will be available only with 16GB storage option.
While the iPad 4 is listed on Apple's India website, the pricing has not been revealed yet. In the US market, the Wi-Fi-only version of iPad 4 has been priced at $399, whereas the model with 4G will cost $529.
Approximately a month ago, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple will phase out iPad 2 in March 2014 and replace it with the fourth-generation iPad.
Even before this re-launch, iPad 4 was available in the Indian market via several e-commerce and retail majors. The market price of the Wi-Fi model of iPad 4 is around Rs 28,000, whereas the 4G-capable model retails at Rs 35,000 in India. It is expected that Apple will price the two variants around the same price points in the country.
iPad 2 was the most underpowered device in Apple's portfolio, offering three-year-old hardware at a starting price of 28,900. Many users on web forums reported performance issues with the device when they updated it to iOS 7, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system.
The company, in fact, raised the price of iPad 2's base variant by Rs 4,400 last year, when it launched iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. The price of the 4G variant of iPad 2 was raised by Rs 5,000 to Rs 37,900 at the same time.
Compared to iPad 2, the fourth-generation iPad has a higher-resolution display, faster processor and better camera. 




Nokia X: First impressions

 
Nokia X: First impressions

Nokia has finally launched its much-awaited Android powered smartphone, Nokia X, in the Indian market. Targeted at the budget segment and priced just above the full-featured Asha phones, it is part of Nokia's efforts to counter low-end Android phones which are very popular in the country. Nokia X borrows a lot from both Nokia's Lumia phones as well as the Asha series in terms of design and function. We got a chance to spend some time with the phone at the launch event, here are our initial impressions of the device.

At first glance, Nokia X looks like a mix of Nokia Lumia 520/525 and Asha 503 as all these phones sport the same rectangular design and a polycarbonate colourful shell, which is a bit chunky. As soon as you notice the Asha-like capacitive button with the arrow label, you realize it is not a Windows Phone device. We got a Red colour unit to play with and the shell had a matte finish.



The front of the phone sports a 4-inch WVGA LCD display (480 X 800p, 233ppi), which looks better than the displays of Asha phones. One of the reasons you don't notice the low resolution of the display is the phone's user interface which majorly consists of tiles similar to Windows Phone.

The right edge of the phone features the volume rocker and Power/ Screen lock keys that also sport the same colour as the phone. The micro-USB port is placed at the bottom edge, while the 3.5mm headset jack sits at the top.

The back of the phone sports a 3MP camera lens and a speaker outlet. There's no LED flash so don't expect the phone to take good pictures in low-light conditions. The body shell is removable and hides a battery compartment that houses a 1,500mAh removable battery, two slots for sim cards (micro-sim) and a microSD card slot.



Nokia X comes with modest hardware, under the hood. The phone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB RAM. It comes with 4GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.

The phone runs a highly customized version of Android (based on Android Open Source Project 4.1.2) that has been stripped of Google services and apps including the Play Store. Nokia has bundled a number of apps with the phone including BBM, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and Opera. The phone doesn't include the Google Play store but instead offers Nokia Store for downloading apps. Third-party Android app stores can also be installed and used.

The phone's interface is very different from regular Android phones and borrows some features from Asha platform and Windows Phone. The UI is split into Fastlane and a tile-based launcher. The Fastlane aggregates notifications, open and frequently used apps, and personalizes these as per the user's preference. The other screen, accessible by swiping left or right, includes tiles (some of them being live tiles) that are similar to the Windows Phone start screen. Some of the tiles can even be resized. However, unlike Windows Phone there's no app list, and as you install apps the phone keeps on adding tiles to the same launcher. So, be ready to scroll more.



There's a pull-down tray similar to Android and Asha phones that only houses toggles for phone settings. The UI may take some time getting used to, however, it helps Nokia in differentiating the user experience from other Android phones.

Nokia X comes with Nokia's own app store, HERE Drive and Maps for location service, and Nokia MixRadio music service. Nokia is also offering 10GB free space on Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service.

In our brief use, we did not encounter any issues while navigating through the Fastlane and the app launcher screens and there was no lag while launching apps. We'll need to spend more time with the phone to comment on its multitasking abilities. Given the modest specifications, we don't expect the phone to run high-end graphics rich Android games.

Overall, the phone appears to offer a good experience for a budget device, complete with a rich ecosystem of apps and services, and a utilitarian yet sturdy form factor. We'll have a detailed review of the smartphone for you soon.



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