HTC Desire 10 Pro launched in India at Rs 26,490 price

HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone brand, has launched the ‘pro’ version of its Desire 10 phone in India at a price of Rs 26,490. The phone is available on preorder with some vendors. As expected, the new model is far from value for money, and is unlikely to be a big hit. The device comes with 4 GB of RAM and the MediaTek Helio P10 chipset. Built-in storage is 64 GB and the 5.5-inch LCD display carries a full-HD resolution and Gorilla Glass protection. The Android 6.0 powered phone has a…

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North East United keeps HTC as principal sponsor

HTC Corporation said it has renewed its association for the third consecutive year as principal sponsor of John Abraham’s football franchise North East United at the forthcoming Hero Indian Super League 2016. As the principal sponsor, HTC will occupy the front chest position on the NEU-FC Jersey. The team that represents the 8 states of North-east India at the championship which kicks off on 1st October 2016. Despite a promising start, North East United failed to make it to the top half in the ISL last year. Faisal Siddiqui, President- South…

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HTC 10 to be priced Rs 40k in India, launch early next month ahead of Sony Xperia Z6

HTC 10 will be launched in India sometime around the middle of next month and will carry an market operating price of around Rs 40,000-42,000, according to distributor sources. The pricing will make the phone, also known as HTC M10, the cheapest flagship launched by the Taiwnese company in India and is sure to hot up the competition in the high end market. Last year, HTC launched the M9+ at a whopping Rs 53,000, though the effective price came to only Rs 49,990 when the handset began selling. This year too,…

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HTC Desire 825 to take on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in India, price Rs 12,999?

HTC Desire 825 will be launched in India this month to take on Redmi Note 3 and LeTV Le 1s. At an expected price of Rs 13k-15k, the phone will be the most affordable 800-series device ever launched by the company in the Indian market. The Desire 825 was unveiled in the Mobile World Congress recently and comes with a 5.5-inch, 720p display, 2 GB of RAM and Snapdragon 400 chipset. The model also has a 13 MP camera at the back complemented by a 5 MP front shooter. The device runs on Android…

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HTC One X9 price to be Rs 26,000 in India; can its good looks help beat Lenovo Vibe X3?

Even as news trickles in about the launch of the Lenovo Vibe X3 next week in India at a price of Rs 25,000, it is all set to get competition from unexpected quarters, the HTC One X9. The X9 is not a flagship, but in terms of looks, its perhaps the best looking phone the company has launched since the end of 2014. According to distributor sources, India will be one of the first countries where the company will unveil the model later this month. For Rs 26,000, you can, of course,…

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HTC Desire 626 will be its cheapest 4G offering in India, with a price of Rs 14k

It won’t be totally wrong to say that HTC’s missed the bus in India’s smartphone market as far as the second half of 2015 is concerned. After taking everyone by surprise by launching the first non-flagship 4G device (Desire 820) in India over a year ago and following it up with a range of stylish mid- and high-end smartphones, the Taiwanese brand has been largely absent from the headlines in India in the second half. Things, however, are starting to change in the last one month. In November, it introduced…

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HTC One A9 hits India today, price Rs 34,900 on eBay

HTC One A9, competitor to Sony Xperia M5 and Samsung A5 and OnePlus Two, will be launched in India today at an expected on-the-ground price of around Rs 33,000. The phone, however, is already selling on eBay at Rs 34,900. UPDATE: The firm did not specify the official price of the phone today. However, it announced a variant of the HTC Desire 826 (Rs 22,000) mid-range phone in the form of Desire 828. The Desire 828 is almost exactly the same as 826. The only difference is that the front…

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HTC Desire 728g CDMA + GSM Android mobile phone available in India with Worldmode

Several months after Worldmode chips from HTC became available, the first CDMA-GSM phone using the platform — HTC Desire 728g, has become available in India. Though there has been no official launch, the phone has started making an appearance in select retail outlets in the capital. The initial price of the device is around the Rs 19,000 mark, though it is expected to decline to about Rs 15,000-16,000 once availability improves. UPDATE: The phone is selling on eBay India at Rs 17,000. India faces an absolute scarcity of up-to-date CDMA-GSM…

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HTC to launch new sub-20k phone to take on Moto X Play in India

HTC fans are a disappointed lot these days. After a flurry of launches 6 months ago, the Taiwanese major has more or less gone silent as far as the mid-range market in India is concerned, leaving the market to models like Moto X Play and OnePlus Two. The only exception was the HTC One E9s, a stripped-down version of the flagship One series phone launched this month for around Rs 22,000. However, the One E9s suffers from a key drawback — it has a 720p display, which offers only half as many…

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HTC One A9, priced Rs 29k, to take on Sony Xperia M5, OnePlus Two in India

HTC One A9, competitor to Sony Xperia M5 and Samsung A5 and OnePlus Two, will be launched in India in 2-3 weeks at a price of around Rs 29,000, according to distributors. The 5-inch Xperia M5 is Sony’s ‘affordable flagship’ and is available at Rs 32,000 on eBay with bill and warranty, while the OnePlus Two is “selling” for Rs 23,000. The One A9 will have a Super AMOLED display, unlike most of its competitors who come with LCD displays. However, the phone will have a 5-inch screen, which could…

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HTC Desire 820G Plus now available in India

Perhaps the last variant of the Desire 820 series from HTC, Desire 820G+, is now available in India at Rs 17,500. The handset is priced at Rs 19,000 on Indiatimes.com and 19,500 on eBay. Essentially, the 820G Plus is the 3G-only version of the Desire 820 and 820s and comes with an older processor and offers 1 GB of RAM instead of 2 GB found in the older 820 models. Of course, it makes no sense to buy the Desire 820G Plus at any price above Rs 16,000 because the…

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Cheaper version of HTC One M9 Plus – One ME – hits India at price of Rs 38k

  Do you like the HTC One M9 Plus, but find it too costly at Rs 45,000? Fret not, as the Taiwanese brand is launching a cheaper version of the M9+ — HTC One ME — which has almost exactly the same specifications except for the price. Delhi-based dealers have started taking pre-orders for One ME, promising delivery before July 15. According to them, the sticker price of the phone is Rs 40,500, but the market operating price will be Rs 38,000. That is well below the sticker price for…

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HTC One E9s available for booking at price of Rs 22k in India

HTC One E9s, the ‘affordable’ version of the flagship E9, is available for pre-order in India at a price of Rs 22,000. A Delhi-based retailer is offering the phone for delivery before the end of the month for those who book by paying Rs 2,000. The HTC One E9s is very very similar to the E9, but there are three major differences — display technology, build and processor. HTC often launches ‘s’ versions of its phones which are usually about 20-25% cheaper than the ‘main’ version. The Desire 820s, for…

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Sony Xperia T4 Ultra launch next month in India, price Rs 27k, followed by Z3 Ultra

Sony Xperia T4 Ultra, the successor to the rather successful T2 Ultra, will be launched in India next month at a market operative price of around Rs 22,000 27,000, according to sources. The sticker price for the handset will be around Rs 30,000. The T4 Ultra will get an upgrade to a full-HD display. The T2 Ultra had to make do with an HD (720p) screen. The T4 Ultra will also be a 6-inch phone like its predecessor, and will target the mid-range, while the more premium Sony Xperia Z3…

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Sony Xperia Z3 Plus now available in India, price Rs 52-54k

Sony Xperia Z3 Plus, the Japanese company’s ‘facelift’ to last year’s Z3 model, is now available in select stores in Delhi at a price of around Rs 54,000, and will be more widely available soon, according to distributor sources. Please note that the phone has not been officially launched in India yet. However, one retailer we spoke to said the phone does come with India warranty. Secondly, since the phone has not been officially launched in India, the price could come down in the coming days. According to our sources,…

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Can HTC One E9 Plus cope with Samsung Galaxy S6 after price cut?

HTC One E9 Plus, the Taiwanese company’s latest high-end model for the cost-conscious customers, is now available in India at a price of Rs 36,000 and is, at first glance, the most value-for-money high-end phone in India right now. But can it really hold its own against other quad-HD competitors like Nexus 6 (price Rs 37k), Samsung Galaxy S6 (64 GB, price Rs 40,000) and LG G3 (Rs 36k)? SPECS ALIKE They all have very similar specifications – 32 GB of memory, 3 GB RAM, large screens and really fast…

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HTC Desire 326G to take on Huawei Honor Bee, 4C; price Rs 8,000

HTC Desire 326g, the Taiwanese company’s cheapest smartphone to be launched in India in over a year, will be available around the end of this month at a price of around Rs 7,999, taking on the Huawei Honor Bee and other entry level models such as Honor 4C. At present, the cheapest recent offering from HTC is the Desire 526g Plus, which is priced at Rs 9,400. The phone was launched about four months ago. The 326G will be the replacement of Desire 310, which was unveiled in India in…

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Can Indian brands like Micromax, Lava etc survive the Chinese onslaught?

Yesterday was that many Indian smartphone vendors such as Micromax, Spice Mobility, Lava and Xolo would remember. It was yesterday that Lenovo proved that it’s low-priced 4G phone, the A6000, was no flash in the pan like Xiaomi Mi3, but that it intended to follow through and put up the capable A7000 as proof of its intention. So, why is this important? Firstly, the 4G-enabled Lenovo A6000 and A7000 are no ordinary phones. They’re a signal of Lenovo’s (and the broader Chinese brands’) intentions for the Indian market. Unlike three…

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HTC Desire 826 available on eBay India, not yet on Flipkart, Amazon

eBay seems to have beaten the likes Flipkart and Amazon when it comes to making available HTC Desire 826 in India. The phone, which was launched last week, is available on the website at a price of Rs 25,649 for delivery on Saturday, Apr 11, with company warranty and a VAT bill. In comparison, the lower-speced Desire 820 is being sold for Rs 25,000. The launch of the Desire 826 is widely expected to impact the sales of the 820 series as the newer phone offers a full-HD display compared…

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Get ready for HTC One M9, E9 and their Plus brethren, India prices Rs 28k-50k

After more than a year, HTC is all set to revamp its high-end offerings in India with the introduction of the E9, E9 Plus (both MediaTek) and M9 and M9+ handsets. It was in April last year that the company launched its M8 in the country, and followed it up with the E8 launch in July. Since then, the Taiwanese manufacturer has been busy with its mid-range Desire series, successfully introducing a range of smartphones with a new look and features such as dual front speakers (so-called boom sound) that…

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