Airtel teams up with Lava & Micromax to launch Android Go smartphones

Bharti Airtel said it will launch affordable 4G smartphones powered by Google’s Android Go platform next month, under a tie-up with handset makers Micromax and Lava. “Entry level 4G smartphones under Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ program will be shipped with Android Oreo (Go edition) as standard OS starting March 2018,” the telecom operator said. “Lava […]

Reliance Jio to lose over half of its subscribers by the month-end – CyberMedia Research

Even as some brokerages are predicting that Reliance Jio will manage to carry over 80% or more of its subscribers when it starts charging for its services at the end of this month, CyberMedia Research said it sees 55-60% of existing connections getting abandoned. Jio is estimated to have 105-110 mln connections at present, though […]

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, […]

Lava sees 30% jump in sales in Q3; to invest Rs 2,615 cr in manufacturing

Lava International, the mobile brand, said its revenue grew 23% to Rs 7,626 crore last year, bucking the general trend seen in Indian telecom handset brands. In addition, the company saw strong growth in sales in the last three months, it said. The total handsets shipped by the company in the three months from July […]

LAVA launches A97 smartphone with 4G VoLTE @ Rs 5,949

Mobile handset manufacturer LAVA International Ltd launched its new LAVA A97 with 4G access and 5 MP selfie camera at Rs 5,949. Lava A97´s wide range of specifications includes 5 inch screen of FWVGA resolution, 5MP rear and ‘selfie’ camera (both with LED flash), 4G VoLTE connectivity, etc. The smartphone is packed with new camera […]

Lava launches 5.5 inch, 1 GB VoLTE phone at Rs 7,349

LAVA International Limited, an Indian multi-national company in the mobile handset industry, launched its new product LAVA X28 with 5.5” HD screen, priced at Rs 7,349. LAVA X28 specifications includes 4G VoLTE connectivity and latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. VoLTE is required for voice calling on Reliance Jio’s new LTE network. The phone is […]

Lava offers free screen replacement guarantee for one year

Lava International Limited, an Indian multi-national company in the mobile handset industry, said anyone purchasing a feature phone or smartphone from the company from 15th September to 15th November the customers will be entitled to avail a one-time mobile screen replacement. The offer is applicable only in case of any mobile screen breakage within 365 […]

Lava Pixel V1: Android One challenges Lenovo K3 Note and Yu Yureka Plus

It was written off for dead, but Google’s Android One program is back, and with it, hopefully, the fortunes of smaller Indian brands like Lava. The new range of Android One phones, starting off with Lava Pixel V1, will have three key differences compared to their earlier brethren – they’ll all have 4G, they’ll have […]

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 […]

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, […]