GizBot reported recently regarding the different schemes followed by mobile manufacturing companies to sell out more units. Considering that, smartphones have in fact touched every aspect of life today.
The serious business and commerce sector personnel to the sophomore guy has one piece in his hand, which not only proves its popularity but also the need. The "out of stock" are more rampant when it comes to e-commerce sectors regarding the smartphone. And with the growing policies and strategies taken by these brands to bring up their sell-through paradigm adds yet another reason for the "overcrowded-ness" of smartphone till date and is sure to come in future obviously...
Brand like Apple tries to bring in their devices through student discount, BlackBerry and Samsung starts offering EMI and the surprising element is that, it works. The sell out rate might be less but it doesn't fail. The cut down of the smartphone prices before the launch of another one is not always a sad incident on the company's side but most of the time it has an intention to prepare grounds for another similar devices to launch. Such policies have not only made devices cheaper but also has made them reach the grassroots.
To go a little bit deeper into the subject, there are about 137 million mobile internet users in India and it is the third largest user. The Telecom Industry in India has grown over twenty times in just ten years, from under 37 million subscribers in the year 2001 to over 846 million subscribers in the year 2011. The total revenue of the Indian telecom sector grew by 7% to Rs. 283207 crore (US$52 billion) for 2010-11 financial year, while revenues from telecom equipment segment stood at Rs. 117039 crore (US$21 billion). One can hardly believe that.
Again to add on to it, there are sells that are somewhat like a clearance sale which allows people to buy devices at relatively low price. Here are some of the devices on sale on e-commerce website.
LG Optimus L7 P705
LG Optimus L7 P705 smartphone from L-series runs on latest Android ICS OS. It has a 5MP camera with LED flash and has a front facing VGA camera which allows users to engage in video chat. The phone comes with LG Mobile TV to watch favorite shows. It is powered by 1 GHz processor and is supported by 512MB RAM on board. The phone features Wi-Fi and 3G for seamless Internet connectivity. Other features include Bluetooth, FM radio, music player, A-GPS, and 32GB expandable memory.
The phone which had the office price at Rs. 21,750 is now avai;lable at Rs. 12,599 at Infibeam.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 comes with a Smart Dual Active SIM, (GSM + GSM). The device allows both the inserted SIM cards be active at the same time. This Samsung phone runs on the Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS with a snappy processor speed of 832 MHz. To assure the smooth running of apps, the device comes with an adequate 512 MB of RAM. It house 3 GB internal storage capacity that can be enhanced up to 32 GB via microSD. It has 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus rear camera, and supports WiFi and has a display of 3.5 inch capacitive Touchscreen.
The device is listed on Infibeam at Rs. 9,499 which was previously priced at Rs. 15,090.
Micromax A65 has a 4.3 inch WVGA display with a resolution of 800x480 pixels. The handset runs on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS. Micromax A65 Smarty 4.3 will be powered by a 1GHz dual core processor and the handset packs a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front facing camera. A65 Smarty comes with 198MB internal storage, 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage. Regarding connectivity the handset comes with Bluetooth v2.1, Wi-Fi, WIFI, BTv 2.1, Edge, USB2.0. A65 Smarty is loaded with a 1,350 mAh battery.
The phone was priced at Rs. 7,499 but has appeared on Infibeam at Rs. 5,279.
When it comes to the Karbonn's mid-range dual SIM offering, the handset has a 4.5 inch multi-touch capacitive display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm Scorpion processor, GPU under its hood, 5MP rear camera and a 1.3MP camera front camera. Further, the handset is packed with 4GB internal storage, 512MB, a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS with aGPS, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi and 1,800 mAh Li-ion battery delivering 5 hours talk time and 200 hours standby. Karbonn has priced the handset at Rs 11,990, which is quite higher, but, it comes with a faster processor and a better battery spec as compared to the Spice smartphone.
This device has also appeared on Infibeam at the price of Rs. 7,699 while its official price was Rs. 11, 990.
Lava Xolo X900
Lava Xolo X900 sports a 4 inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, 1.6GHz single core Intel Atom processor, 8MP camera with autofocus, LED flash, 1.3MP front camera for video calling, 16GB internal memory capacity, 1GB RAM, NFC, Wi-Fi, micro-USB 2.0, HDMI, Bluetooth and a 1,460 mAh battery.
This device has come on Infibeam at Rs. 15,500 while its initial price was Rs. 25,999.
Sony Xperia U
Xperia U has a Reality Display of 8.9 cm along with mobile Bravia engine and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It has a 5 MP camera at the rear coupled with HD recording of 720p, xLoud along with 3D surround, capture capability of 2D as well as 3D panorama images and dual core processor clocked at 1 GHz. The phones are available in black or white, with exchangeable yellow and pink caps for the base of the phone. Sony Xperia U had recently got an upgrade to Android 4.0 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) from Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It is soon expected to be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
This device which was priced initially at Rs. 17, 399 has been listed on Infibeam at Rs. 12,990.
Intex Aqua Flash
Aqua Flash boasts a 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The handset is powered by a 1GHz dual core processor under its hood. Intex Aqua Flash is flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Aqua Flash comes with an 8MP rear camera with dual LED flash and 1.3MP front camera for video calling. It has the storage capacity of 1.56GB that is expandable up to 32 via microSD. With regards to connectivity Aqua Flash comes with features including 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth and GPS and is loaded with a 2,100 mAh battery. Aqua Flash come with pre-loaded applications including Gmail, Nimbuzz, India Today, Saavan, Skype, Facebook, Google Maps and YouTube. Moreover, Aqua Flash supports English and Hindi languages.
The device which was originally priced at Rs. 9,990 is listed on Infibeam at Rs. 7,499.
Nokia Asha 305 Dual SIM
The 3 inch touchscreen phone has 40 preloaded games and expandable memory support of 32 GB to store plenty of media files. Specifications of Nokia Asha 305 3 inch resistive touchscreen display 240 x 400 pixel resolution Dual SIM support, 2 MP rear camera. It has got 10 MB in-built memory with Micro SD card slot supporting up to 32 GB and is powered by 1100 mAh battery.
Initially priced at Rs. 5,029, Nokia Asha 305 Dual SIM, is now listed on Infibeam at Rs. 4,190.
Nokia Asha 206
With a dimension of 116 x 49.4 x 12.4 mm Asha 206 weighs in at 91 grams. The handset sports a 2.4 inch LCD display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution. Asha 206 runs on the Series 40 platform. The handset is equipped with a 1.3MP rear camera and has no front camera. On the memory front, Asha 206 has 64MB free user memory and a microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage. In terms of connectivity, the handset packs features GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR and 3.5mm audio jack connector. Asha 206 is powered by a 1,110 mAh BL-4U battery offering 20 hours talk time and 680 hours standby.
Initially priced at Rs. 3,859 now it's up on Infibeam at Rs. 3,719.
Samsung Rex 70 S3802
The phone sports 2 MP Primary Camera Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) Bluetooth and supports expandable storage capacity of 32 GB. The device has a 3-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen FM Radio with Recording.
Initially priced at Rs. 4,570 this device has a slight cut down on the price on Infibeam at Rs. 4,383.