The Best Gadgets You Can’t Buy in India Right Now

    Earlier this month, Xiaomi launched a 399 CNY ($64) action camera in its native market. The Xiaomi-made action camera beats a GoPro Hero on specs and features. Unfortunately, the Chinese tech giant has no plans to bring the device to India, despite having a huge fan following in the country.

    Forget about the Xiaomi's Yi Action Camera for a second, the Indian user can't even think about buying the original GoPro series in its own country.

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    Exposure to global tech brands has increased like never before in India. It's ironic in this day and age, but it's 100% true: some of the best-selling gadgets are still not available for purchase in India.

    Here, we round up 8 of the best-selling gadgets you can't buy (legally) in India. From the new Nintendo 3DS XL to Nokia N1 tablet to Meizu MX4 and a variety of other gadgets, these devices are being considered among the best and brightest.

    8 Gadgets You Can’t Buy in India Right Now

    The most talked about handheld gaming console - the Nintendo 3DS XL - is still not available in the country. The new 3DS has a faster processor, improved battery life, better Wi-Fi capabilities, and an added head-tracking feature that enhances the viewing angle of its "glasses-free" 3D. The new Nintendo 3DS XL, an update to its popular 3DS series, has been available for purchase in almost other major territories - except India.

    8 Gadgets You Can’t Buy in India Right Now

    Pebble's first-generation smartwatch is easily the best smartwatch you can buy today. And it's only for $99 (Rs. 6,300). At this price it is hard to fail.

    8 Gadgets You Can’t Buy in India Right Now

    Meizu's MX Pro is the best high-end smartphone you can't buy in India right now. At around $499 (Rs. 31,000), it's got great build quality, an excellent QHD screen, decent cameras, a 3550mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.

    8 Gadgets You Can’t Buy in India Right Now

    At a price of over $250 (Rs. 15,750) the Nokia N1 Tablet is a great-value Android Lollipop phone with strong general performance and an attractive iPad Mini-like build. The 7.9 inch tablet is running on a 2.3GHz Intel 64-bit Z3580 Atom processor and comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, but has no microSD support. The device also comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera, a five-megapixel front camera and a 2,048 x 1,536 pixel display. As of now, the device is available in China.

    8 Gadgets You Can’t Buy in India

    The Mi Note is a 5.7-inch device and carries a price tag of CNY 2299 (Rs 23,000), while the Mi Note Pro (with Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB RAM and a 2K display) will retail for CNY 3,299 (Rs 33,000). We're impressed with these devices. Ultra-thin, good-looking and tough, they pack some impressive hardware. The Mi Note is already available in China, whereas the Mi Note Pro will go on sale shortly. Xiaomi might launch these handsets in India by later this year.

    8 Gadgets You Can’t Buy in India

    Nintendo's Wii U launch was the company's biggest disaster ever. Despite the Wii U failure, Nintendo could revive the console with its entry into the Chinese market later this year. Both Sony and Microsoft have announced their respective consoles for the Chinese buyers.

    8 Gadgets You Can’t Buy in India

    The Yi Action Camera costs just 399CNY ($64). By comparison, GoPro's entry-level model prices in at $129 (Rs. 7,200). The action camera is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and has a 16-megapixel camera from Sony that can record 1080p video at 60 frames per second. Designed to be waterproof, Xiaomi is selling the product only in China at the moment.

    8 Gadgets You Can’t Buy in India

    At $500 (Rs. 31,000), the Alienware Alpha is all-in-one gaming console PC originally marketed as a Steam Machine. It ships with an Xbox 360 Wireless controller and has the low-end Intel Core i3-4130T dual-core processor clocked up to 2.9 GHz, a customized 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M GPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB internal hard drive. The mid-end computer has been pitted against the PlayStation 4.

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