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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Ultra-stylish Vivo X5 Pro launched in India at price of Rs 27,980

Global brand Vivo today announced the launch of X5Pro, arguably the most stylish Android phone in the country at present other than the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. “This product is inspired by the beauty of the “Drop of Water”. The basic concept behind its creation is the combination of Technology and Nature and thus “Touched by Beauty”. X5Pro is specially designed for people who believe in style and beauty as an imperative part of their personality and life.” The product is priced at MRP Rs 27,980 for the Indian market. “The…

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After Xiaomi, Gionee and Oppo, it’s Vivo phones coming to India

After Xiaomi, Oppo and Gionee, it’s the turn of Chinese smartphone maker Vivo to have its phones made available in India. The company’s flagship, Vivo Xshot, will be available next week at a price of around Rs 25,000-30,000. Vivo will also launch the cheaper Vivo X3S, priced around Rs 16,000, with a five inch HD 720p display, a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor, 1 GB RAM and advanced cameras, but without LTE. It will be supplemented by the Y15, which too will have a similar display and processor, but will come…

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