Weekly round-up: 10 Smartphones launched in India this week

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Smartphone market gets some new stars this week. This week there were many new smartphones launched in India from Indian smartphone makers, to Chinese players to top OEMs. Each of these smartphones has its own key feature to fight the gruesome competition in the smartphone space in India. Most of these smartphones are priced either in the low-range segment or in the mid-range segment, while there are a few that have been launched in the higher end price range.

Here we bring to you a list of 10 major smartphone launches that happened this week.

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Intex added another member to its budget smartphone family, with the launch of Cloud 4G Star. This is a powerpacked smarphone that comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop, and 4G network support and has been priced at Rs. 7,299. It features a 5-inch (720x1280 pixels) HD IPS display, a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6735) processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card, a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Meizu unveiled the M2 Note in India for Rs 9,999. The smartphone boasts 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Sharp IGZO display with 403ppi pixel density, an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor ticking at 1.3GHz with 2GB of RAM, and an expandable internal storage space. The dual-SIM smartphone runs Flyme OS (version 4) based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with a five-element f/2.2 lens, dual-LED flash, and Blue glass IR filter, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 69-degree wide angle lens. Other features include of 4G LTE connectivity.

Earlier this week, Lava launched the Iris X5 4G smartphone to counter attack its rivals. The phone flaunts a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display with Asahi Dragontrail glass, a 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of inbuilt storage expandable on microSD card (up to 32GB), a 13-megapixel rear camera with f2.0 aperture, dual-LED flash, and Largan Lens and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone has been announced for Rs. 10,750.

In order to take on its arch rival Micromax, Karbonn announced the Karbonn Titanium Mach Five with Android 5.0 Lollipop, 5-inch HD display and a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. The Karbonn Titanium Mach Five features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, both with LED flash. It has 16GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). The phone however does not come with 4G support. It has been launched for Rs. 5,999.

Chinese smatphone vendor, Gionee launched the Marathon M4 in India for Rs 15,499. The USP of the phone is its battery, like that of the other Marathan series smartphones. The phone features a 5000mAh battery which can run for up to 400 hours of standby time, and 18 hours of talk time on 3G networks. This is a dual-SIM smartphone that features a 5-inch (720x1280 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable on microSD card. There is an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop-based with the company's native Amigo 3.0 UI.

Samsung's newly launched Galaxy Grand Prime 4G is almost identical to the 3G variant of the smartphone, except that it includes 4G LTE connectivity. The phone features a 5-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) PLS TFT display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a 85-degree wide-angle lens. It comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop and has been launched at Rs. 11,100.

Intex launched the Aqua Trend at Rs. 9,444 in India. The phone features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display, a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6735) processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Other features in include 4G LTE support, and a 3000mAh battery. The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based on its native skin.

Asus announced a slew of smartphones at its ZenFestival in India this week. The ZenFone 2 Deluxe is one of the smartphone it launched. The ZenFone 2 Deluxe is essentially the company's another variant of the ZenFone 2, and comes with almost identical specifications. The key highlight of the phone is its crystal styled back panel. Features include of a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 SoC, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of built-in storage.

As its name suggests, the Asus ZenFone Selfie is a camera centric smartphone that sports both 13-megapixel rear and front cameras with laser autofocus, dual-colour Real Tone flash, and f/2.0 aperture. It has a 5.5-inch display and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with Adreno 405 GPU, and 3GB of RAM.

Asus launched ZenFone 2 Laser in two variants, one with 5-inch display and other with 5.5-inch. The key feature of these smartphones in that both of these come with aser auto focus. The bigger variant features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display, a Snapdragon 615 chipset with 16GB of built-in storage expandable on microSD card. Other features include a 13-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, and a 5-megapixel front camera. The ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 comes with a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display, and has similar features.

The ZenFone Max is all about its massive 5000mAh battery, which can also work as a power bank. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixel) IPS display, a Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB/ 16GB of inbuilt storage, and expandable memory support via microSD card. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, and a 5-megapixel front camera.

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