LENOVO K7 NOTE, with Snapdragon 625, to take on Redmi Note 4 in India

Two months after the launch of its latest mid-range phone, the Lenovo K6 Note, the Chinese smartphone brand is ready to unveil its next mid range model and the competitor to the successful Redmi Note 4 “Something more noteworthy is coming soon,” the Chinese company said, unveiling a picture (see above) of a previously unseen model. It is almost certain that the new model will be named K7 Note. The predecessor, K6 Note, was launched as an offline model and was priced at a steep Rs 17,000 for the 4 GB…

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Redmi Note 4 sets new record with 2.5 lakh phones sold in 1 flash sale

Redmi Note 4, this year’s successor to the most popular phone of 2016, has got off to an unbelievable start. The Chinese company sold a whopping 2.5 lakh (250,000) phones in the first flash sale itself, and that too in under 10 minutes. The previous record for the highest number of phones sold in a single flash sale was around 60,000, and was set by LeEco last year. What is surprising about the number is not that there were so many buyers — after all it sold millions of Note3s…

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Redmi Note 4 is great, but can Xiaomi deliver the stock for flash sale?

  Xiaomi seems to have yet delivered yet another winner in the form of the upgraded Redmi Note 4, launched in India today. The phone, priced at Rs 12,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant, is arguably the most value for money phone in the market today. It also launched a Rs 10,999 variant with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, which should also see brisk sales. FEEDBACK TAKEN On a positive note, Xiaomi did not simply dump the old model introduced in China into the…

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Rs 12,999 gets you Redmi Note 4 with 14 nm Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM, better camera

Redmi Note 4 has scored a small coup in the mid-range smartphone market in India by introducing the Snapdragon 625 chipset with 14 nm technology. “This is the debut of the Snapdragon 625-enabled Note 4.. It’s coming first to India, and is not available even in China,” said the company. This gives the phone a key edge over rivals like Coolpad Cool1, which come with 28 nm technology. The phone gives about 25% more battery life compared with Redmi Note 3, the company says. One can get 7 hours or…

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LIVE STREAM – Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 India Launch

Xiaomi is streaming the unveiling of its latest mid-range smartphone, the Redmi Note 4, via Youtube. It will not be streaming the event live on Facebook or Twitter, but only via a Youtube link.  UPDATE: The phone has been priced at Rs 12,999 for the 4+64 GB version, Rs 10,999 for the 3+32 GB variant and Rs 9,999 for the 2+16 GB variant. It comes with advanced Snapdragon 625 chipset that can run cooler and faster for longer than most other chipsets in the price range, and has increased the…

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Lenovo P2 priced at Rs 17,999 for 4 GB variant, higher than expected

Lenovo’s latest smartphone in India, the P2, has been launched at Rs 17,999 for the 4 GB version, which is about Rs 2,000 more than the expected price. A cheaper option, at Rs 16,999, will also be available on Flipkart, but will come with only 3 GB of RAM. The pricing makes the phone less value-for-money than many expected. However, the phone has some key features and specifications that set it apart, though the pricing is still on the higher side. The most attractive aspect of the device will be…

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At Rs 18k, Lenovo P2 is no challenger for Redmi Note 4

Lenovo is all set to kick off the 14 nm revolution in India with the launch of its P2, the successor to the no-so-hot-selling P1. The P series phones are ‘upper mid range’ devices priced around Rs 16,000 — or about 25% higher than the company’s K series devices. While the K series looks primarily at affordability, the P series is a blend of style and a premium feel without being limited by pricing requirements without leaving mid range (Rs 10,000-20,000) territory. You can watch the live transmission of the unveiling…

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CoolPad Cool 1 to be launched in India on Wednesday, price 11k expected

Coolpad and its parent LeEco will launch the much-anticipated mid-range smartphone Cool 1 in India on Wednesday at a starting price of around Rs 11,000. The phone was launched in Chine in late August, and the company has taken four months to make it available in its second biggest market. However, on the positive side, the India launches could sport cheaper prices compared to the Chinese market. While the starting model — which carries 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage — is likely to be priced at the same…

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Why Lenovo K6 Note makes little sense vs K5

Lenovo has chosen to launch the K6 Note via the offline channel in India and will unveil the official price of the model on Wednesday. Though the model would have been priced around the Rs 12,000 mark via online sales channels, it is now likely to be priced higher at around Rs 14,000-15,000 because it is being sold through the offline channel. UPDATE: The price of the 3+32GB version is Rs 13,999 and that of the 4+64GB version is Rs 15,499. It will be available via ‘offline’ stores. Smarrtphone brands typically…

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Lenovo issues VoLTE update for K5, Plus and Note with Reliance Jio support

Three months after Reliance Jio started giving out free connections, Lenovo — the biggest online smartphone brand in India — has started pushing out VoLTE update to those who bought its last generation phones – the K5, and its Note and Plus variants. Out of these, at least some Note users have already got the OTA update as early as October this year, while those with K5 and the Plus version have been kept waiting. The lack of native support for Reliance Jio’s voice services has been a major disappointment…

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WATCH LIVE: Lenovo K6 Power launch in India at 3 PM today

Flipkart and Lenovo are launching their latest mid-range smartphone, the K6 Power, in India today at 3 PM. The live stream of the even is available on Youtube (see below). It remains to be seen what specifications of the K6 Power are introduced in India. Globally, it is available in 3G and 4GB versions. Given that the Coolpad Note5 is available at Rs 10,990 and comes with 4GB of RAM and Snapdragon 616 chipset. The K6 Power is built around the Snapdragon 430 chipset. The display is a 5-inch full-HD…

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Lenovo to launch K6 Power in India: But Do We Care?

Lenovo, the Chinese smartphone giant that heralded the smartphone revolution in India with its ultra-affordable models like A6000, is all set to release the latest of its K series models — the K6 Power sometime early next week. Does the phone promise anything interesting? Should you hold off on your planned purchase till you get the full picture next week? Frankly, the answer is a ‘no’, and it’s not Lenovo’s fault. If it is anybody’s fault, it is perhaps the fault of the entire smartphone industry: Innovation has more or…

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LeEco Le Max3 details leaked, comes with 3.9 Ah battery, SD 821

LeEco’s latest high-end handset, the Le Max3, has just passed certification in China and carries the model number Le X850. Much of the specifications of the phone are along expected lines and do not change radically from Le Max2, which is the cheapest Snapdragon 820-based phone in India. The model, which comes with a 5.7-inch quad-HD LCD display, is selling in the country for Rs 17,999. In comparison, the Moto Z, which comes with DDR3 RAM instead of the DDR4 standard found in the Le Max2, is priced at Rs…

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itel launches VoLTE phone with Iris scanner @ Rs 8,490

itel Mobile said it has launched its s flagship selfie phone, ´it1520´ at Rs 8,490 in India. it520 is equipped with wide angle 13 MP front and back cameras, Iris scanner, 4G-VoLTE connectivity and a Reliance Jio connection. The model runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. “The latest launch from itel is the perfect smartphone companion for the selfie-loving, mobile-first Indian consumer!,” says the mobile company. The SelfiePro it1520 comes with a 5-inch HD IPS On-cell display with a screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. It houses a 1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core…

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Samsung Galaxy On8 is the best Diwali mobile offer from Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal?

Are you wondering about buying the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, but worried about lack of 4G voice on it? Are you disappointed about the lack of big compelling deals on new mobile phones in the Diwali offers issued by Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and so on this year? Worry not. Samsung Galaxy On8 is here. The phone is all set to go on its first sale under Flipkart’s Big Billion Day offer on Monday, and that too at a decent (by Samsung’s standards) price of Rs 14,900. Clubbed with a 10%…

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Auxus4X — with 4GB RAM and superior display — launched on eBay at Rs 16k

Auxus, known for selling highly specified smartphones at mid-range prices, said it is launching its latest model, Auxus4X at a price of Rs 15,990 exclusively on eBay.in. The smartphone will come with the Helio P10 chipset, a 5.5-inch, full-HD display made by LG Electronics and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. It is powered by 3 Ah battery and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The phone also has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, and supports Quick Charge function along with all the Indian frequency bands of 2G, 3G and 4G…

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Lenovo launches two phones — K5 Note and K5 Plus with 3 GB RAM

Lenovo said it will launch two new phones today, catching everyone by surprise as the company was expected to reveal only the K5 Note today. K5 Note is the third in the K5 series. The phone is priced at Rs 11,999 for the 3 GB version and Rs 13,499 for the 4 GB variant. The sale will start in the night of Aug 3 at 11:59 PM. K5 NOTE FHD display with a brightness of 450 nits. There are three microphones on the phone. Audio has Dolby Atmos support. Will…

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WATCH LIVE – LENOVO K5 NOTE launch in India

Lenovo will launch its latest flagship in India — the K5 Note — today at 3 pm and you can watch the live streaming of the event below. The K5 Note is the third of the K5 series. The cheapest one in the series is the 5-inch K5, which comes with an HD display and 2 GB of RAM. It is priced at Rs 6,999. The second one is the full-HD version of the K5, called the ‘Plus’ version and priced at Rs 8,499 (now Rs 7,999). The third and…

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Lenovo K5 Note has to be priced Rs 9,999 or less in India to stand a chance

In about two hours, Lenovo will unveil its latest flagship in India — the Vibe K5 Note. As the launch draws near, nearly every tech news outlet is predicting a price of around Rs 14,000 for the phone, based on the cost of acquiring the phone in China. In its home market, Lenovo introduced the phone six months back at a price of Rs 11,300 for the 2 + 16 GB version. As a result, many expect the 4 GB version to be priced around Rs 2,500-3,000 higher. However, what many are forgetting is…

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SHOCKING: TCL, Amazon launch India’s cheapest TVs; 4K UHD model at just Rs 32k

TCL, one of the world’s top TV brands, has entered India with a bang, launching India’s cheapest 4K UHD TV at just Rs 31,990. The TCL 43-inch P1 Ultra HD TV is cheaper by nearly Rs 10,000 compared to Micromax 42C0050UHD, currently the most attractive value-for-money UHD TV in India. The Micromax model is priced at Rs 41,898. The TCL 43-inch P1, as the name implies, is also slightly bigger (43 in vs 42 in for Micromax) despite costing less. The TV is available only on Amazon.in. TCL also launched…

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