Jio slashes JioPhone price to Rs 699 under Diwali Offer

Reliance Jio has upped the ante in its fight for domination of the Indian telecom market, reducing the price of its cheapest ‘semi-smartphone’ to just Rs 699 for the current Diwali season. Unlike its earlier offer of Rs 500 for the JioPhone, the Diwali offer comes without the need to exchange any old phone. Moreover, […]

Motorola joins the race: Upcoming mystery phone could feature four rear cameras

New reports indicate that Chinese smartphone maker Motorola is all set to pack triple cameras in one of their upcoming smartphones. But now, well-known tipsters, OnLeaks and CashKaro have released images of a mystery smartphone from Motorola that is equipped with four rear cameras.  The tipsters reveal that Motorola is apparently developing two surprise smartphones, […]

Airtel offers 100 GB data per month on Samsung Galaxy S10

Bharti Airtel said it has opened pre-booking for Samsung Galaxy S10+ and S10 on its online store. The S10 will be available for a total cost of Rs 81,000, including a downpayment of Rs 9,099, plus 24 equal monthly installments of Rs 2,999. In comparison, Amazon is selling it at Rs 77,850, divided into equal […]

Flipkart offers 3 days of discounts & offers on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, others

Flipkart and Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus will give discounts ranging from a minimum of Rs 1,000 to a maximum of Rs 8,000 on its Zenfone series from Wednesday through Friday. The discounts and zero-cost EMI offers are valid on Zenfone Max Pro M1, Zenfone 5Z and Zenfone Lite L1. The Zenfone Max M1 will only […]

Xiaomi beats Samsung 4:1 in online sales in India

Online sales of smartphones in India continues to gather pace — expected to rise to 38% of all smartphone sales this quarter — even as Xiaomi is expected to outsell Samsung 4:1 online. In total, 15 mln (1.5 cr) smartphones are likely to be sold through online channels in the festival quarter — a growth […]

Samsung ends Xiaomi’s six-month reign as India’s top smartphone brand

Samsung overtook Chinese challenger Xiaomi to retake the crown of India’s top smartphone brand in April-June period, according to market tracker CMR, even as Reliance Retail emerged as India’s biggest smartphone maker. A week ago, Counterpoint Research too had come to the same conclusion. Xiaomi had ended Samsung’s decade-long reign at the top of Indian […]

REVIEW: Oppo RealMe 1 beats Redmi Note 5 Pro as King of Mid-Range

China-based Xiaomi, India’s No.1 smartphone brand, has been forced to start an aggressive TV campaign after its biggest rival, BBK Electronics, introduced its own no-frills handset RealMe 1. With this, BBK Electronics — which owns brands such as Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus — has successfully used Xiaomi’s own strategy to challenge the No.1 smartphone brand. […]

FULL TEXT: Mukesh Ambani announces launch of Reliance Jio GigaFiber in 1,100 cities

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani today announced that Jio will start giving out connections of its much-awaited broadband service, Jio GigaFiber, starting on August 15. Surprisingly, Ambani said the service will be available in 1,100 cities of India from Day 1, and not 100 cities as was announced two years ago. This means that Jio […]

Kerala tops smartphone penetration in India; Gujarat, Punjab close behind

Kerala has emerged as the state with the highest smartphone penetration in the country, according to data released by CyberMedia Research, a market intelligence firm tracking the technology sector. CMR’s data also reveales that on a pan-India level, about 47% of the mobile phone users in India are on smartphones, with the remaining 53% still […]

Reliance Digital, Jio Stores to sell all Motorola devices

India’s largest technology retail chain Reliance Digital said it signed an agreement to sell all Motorola products at its outlets. At present, Motorola is largely an online-focused brand. Motorola, which used to be a big brand in the country in the 1990s and 2000s, lost out to Korean players like Samsung and LG about 10-12 […]

Xiaomi outsells Samsung 2:1 in India’s largest smartphone market

Xiaomi, the Chinese brand, sold 2 smartphones for every smartphone sold by Samsung in Maharashtra — one of the most urbanized states in India, according to market research firm CMR. The numbers are a cause for worry for Samsung as they indicate that Xiaomi could continue to ramp up its presence in the country as […]

4G tablets overtake 3G models in India for the first time

The sales of 4G-enabled tablets overtook that of 3G tablets for the first time in the April-June quarter of this year, numbers from CyberMedia Research showed. About 36% of the tablets sold in India during the three months came with 4G technology, while 33% came with support for only 3G high-speed data. In the preceding […]

Xiaomi to launch Redmi Note 4X in India this Friday?

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi indicated that it is going to launch the Redmi Note 4X, the slightly modified version of the ‘non-X’ model, in India on Friday. It released a teaser video indicating the launch (see below). The model was launched in China in February, and was priced largely at the same level as the […]

Samsung Galaxy J2 beats Redmi Note 3 & 4 as most popular smartphone in India

Samsung J2 is the most widely used smartphone in India[/caption]The humble Samsung Galaxy J2, launched two years ago, is the most widely used smartphone in India, beating hot-selling models like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 & 4 CyberMedia Research said. “Samsung Galaxy J2 emerged as the No 1 Smartphone in India by Installed base in less […]

Xiaomi at No.2, overtakes Vivo, Oppo in Indian smartphone market

Xiaomi has emerged as the second biggest smartphone brand in India after Samsung as its smash hit Redmi Note 4 broke sales records, according to market share numbers for the first three months of the year. The numbers also revealed that for the first time in eight years, there could be no Indian brand in […]

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, […]

Huawei starts manufacturing Honor phones in India

China-based Huawei said it will start to manufacture smartphones in India in collaboration with leading Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider, Flex, in October. Starting from first week of October 2016, the Flex manufacturing plant in Chennai will manufacture one of the Honor smartphones models, the company said. The plant will have the capacity to make three million […]

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 […]