ViVo, Oppo, Xiaomi need cheaper smartphone models to grow in India in 2017

China’s LOVE brands — Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi — will have to introduce cheaper models in 2017 to continue their strong growth in India, CyberMedia Research said in a report. The reason? India’s replacement and upgrade market — Rs 10,000-13,000 — will no longer be the center of action in 2017 and to continue their growth, the Chinese brands must target the Rs 4,000-6,500 entry level segment. The youth of the country have largely bought decent Rs 10,000-13,000 smartphones (like Redmi Note 3/4) in 2015-2016 — the first time when such…

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Intex enters mobile wallet business in tie-up with Tata Teleservices

Intex Technologies, one of the leading Indian handset player said it has partnered with Tata Teleservices subsidiary mRUPEE to launch their first ever mobile wallet. The mobile wallet, named ‘Intex MyWallet’, will include quick integrated payment functionalities and conveniences within the device related to recharge, money transfer, shopping, booking train, movie bus tickets and much more, said the company. As part of the tie-up, Intex will also launch a white labelled online facility via which Intex retailers will get opportunities to get a higher share of customer spending by offering…

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At Rs 5,999, iBall Andi Wink is cheapest VoLTE phone with 2GB RAM

Adding to the number of choices for entry-level VoLTE phones in India, iBall has launched its Andi Wink 4G model with 2 GB of RAM. Most phones in the Rs 5,000-6,000 category tend to come with only 1 GB of RAM, and the new model is a welcome break from the trend. Rival Intex recently launched its Aqua Strong 5.1 which is priced Rs 1,0000 lower (at Rs 4,999) and comes with similar specifications. However, that model has only 1 GB of RAM. Similarly, InFocus M370i, another big hitter in…

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Suresh Raina to be brand ambassador for Intex speakers

Intex Technologies, the Indian electronic products manufacturer, said it has appointed Indian cricketer Suresh Raina as brand ambassador for its speaker range of products. “Welcoming @ImRaina as the Brand Ambassador of Intex speakers. We are way too excited! Are you? Share your excitement with us!”, said the company through its twitter handle. The company has over 70 models in its speaker range of products. Intex Technologies owns the IPL franchisee Gujarat Lions which is captained by the middle order batsman Suresh Raina. The team was one of the replacements for…

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Intex washing machine commercial features Madhuri Dixit On-Air

Intex Technologies put on-air its fully automatic washing machine TV commercial featuring bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, who recently signed as brand ambassador for Refrigerators and Washing Machines for two years. The 20-second commercial will be broadcast pan-India across all major general entertainment channels, news channels and regional broadcasts. The commercial will cover the North Indian sector featuring in more than 25 key TV channels like Star Plus, Colors, Aaj Tak, etc, the company said. The company also aims regional outreach including Southern and Western Indian market. The campaign will also…

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Intex Aqua Super with Reliance 4G SIM, 3GB RAM priced at Rs 5,909; better than LYF Flame 1

Under its Reliance 4G upgrade offer, PayTM is offering Intex Aqua Super 16 GB phone for just Rs 5,909 under a cash back scheme along with a free 4G SIM from Reliance Communications. The Intex phone is currently selling on Snapdeal for Rs 7,500 and on Amazon for Rs 8,300 and was launched late last year for Rs 10,390. With the latest offer, the model has become the most attractive entry-level 4G handset for those who want to try the new network of Reliance Jio and RCom. Its biggest competitor is…

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Panasonic Love T10 priced just Rs 3,690, making it one of the best entry-level smartphones in India

Panasonic India launched a new smartphone Love T10 with support for 21 Indian regional languages and priced at just Rs 3,690. Panasonic Love T10, with a 3.5-inch display and 3G, will be available to consumers in India from the last week of July, 2015 in White & Black colors. More phones in the Love series may be launched in the future. The device is targeted at the youth who are looking at upgrading their 3G smartphones, especially in small towns and upcoming urban markets. “With a growing number of users…

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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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Intex Aqua Style X 4.5 – the best Android KitKat VFM phone in India?

Intex, which redefined value-for-money at the entry level of the Indian smartphone market with its 2,700 Aqua 4X last month, has done it again – this time with the 4.5-inch Intex Aqua Style X, priced at Rs 4,890. The phone, which is selling like hot cakes on eBay (the only seller) has much better specifications than the Android One phones launched by Micromax, Karbonn Mobile and Spice at Rs 6,300. Like the Android One phones, the Intex Aqua Style X is also a 4.5 inch phone, but it has 20%…

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Lenovo A328 – the best Google Android One alternative?

So you’re excited about the Google Android One platform, and want to buy one the three phones launched by Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. But just before that, you want to check out other options. Here’s a low down of the alternatives to Google One in the market, all of which have the same quad-core processor, same 1 GB RAM, same Android KitKat 4.4 and the same 850×480 pixel display resolution. Lenovo A328, price Rs 6,500 The Lenovo A328 is the Google One phone that isn’t. In other words, it has…

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Intex Aqua 4X – Cheapest Android phone in India at Rs 2.7k

Priced at just Rs 2,700, it had the potential to upset the apple cart for many people, including Google and its Google One platform and even Mozilla. But Intex’s Aqua 4X Android phone, unfortunately, comes with a key drawback – it is fitted with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The 4-inch phone is the cheapest Android phone ever to be launched in India at a price of just Rs 2,700 (after a special eBay discount). Not surprisingly, the phone is literally flying off the shelves, at an estimated 1 every three…

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