This week Indian smartphone market witnessed a number of smartphone launches. Micromax launched its latest Canvas Fire device with KitKat OS, and Asus also launched its latest mid-range smartphone series called Zenfone, which consists of Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6.
Moreover, even Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC, which normally plays in high-end section, has launched its latest two smartphones viz. the Desire 616 and One E8, in the mid-range and high-end category respectively. However, these two devices are not yet available in India but can be bought within the next few weeks.
Compared to most of the weeks, the number of smartphones launched this week was very less, but one of the things that you will have to admit about this week is the fact that these recent smartphones launched are pretty competitive compared to the ones that got launched in the previous weeks.
Thus, today, GizBot has come up with the top five smartphones that you need to know about this week. All these smartphones come powered by Android KitKat flavor and the most expensive one among all is obviously from HTC i.e. One E8.
If you are not aware, all these smartphones that are being launched in India off late or this month, will have to compete with one of the toughest player which has recently entered the domestic market. It's the Xiaomi's Mi3 which comes with high-end specs and is priced at just Rs. 14,999.
The specs of this particular phone is what you will find in last year's flagship devices. The Snapdragon 800 SoC, Full HD display and much more can be found in the Mi3 which we are talking about. Therefore, to make it work, the latest devices that are being launched in India might need some potential marketing backing to beat the Mi3 smartphone.
Anyways, in the meantime, take a look at the pricing and specs of the top 5 smartphones that got launched in India this week in the sliders below:
Micromax Canvas Fire A093
Price: Rs. 6,999
The Canvas Fire handset features a 4-inch WVGA display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with a very less RAM of 512MB. It uses a 4GB of internal memory complemented with a microSD card slot for further memory expansion up to 32GB.
Micromax Canvas Fire also comes with 5MP rear camera with LED flash, a VGA front camera, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, dual-SIM support and 1750 mAh battery.
Asus Zenfone 5
Price: Rs. 12,999
The Asus Zenfone 5 features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) capacitive multi touch display with Corning gorilla glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 processor coupled with a 1GB RAM and runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) with Zen UI, upgradable to Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS.
Other specs of the device include: Dual SIM with dual standby (micro SIMs), 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera, 8GB / 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 64GB via micro SD, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a 2110 mAh battery.
Wickedleak Wammy Neo Youth
Price: Rs. 8,490
Wickedleak Wammy Neo Youth sports a standard 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display and comes powered by a 1.7 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali MP GPU complimented with a 1GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, upgradeable to 4.4 KitKat OS. Wickedleak has offered a high-end camera module in the handset.
Other specs include: a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, 5MP front-facing shooter, 7.7 mm thick, 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB, 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS. Moreover, it is a Dual SIM handset and draws its energy from a 2,220 mAh battery.
HTC Desire 616
Price: Rs. 16,900
Specs wise, HTC Desire 616 comes with a 5-inch 720p display, 1.4GHz octa-core CPU (ARM Cortex A7 octa-core architecture) coupled with 1GB of RAM. The phone runs on Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) layered with HTC Sense 5.5 UI. Further, the Desire 616 has an 8-megapixel camera on the rear side and a 2-megapixel front facing shooter as well.
Connectivity options include: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, GPRS/ EDGE and 3G. It houses 4GB of internal memory, and a microSD card slot. It is a Dual SIM handset which is powered by a 2,000mAh battery.
HTC One E8
Price: Rs. 34,900
The HTC One E8 comes with a 5-Inch Super LCD3 display churning out the resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and pixel density of 441 ppi. It is powered by Qualcomm MSM8975AC Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU coupled with 2 GB RAM, also it runs on Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) with the company's proprietary HTC Sense 6 UI.
The smartphone doesn't feature an Ultrapixel camera but a regular 13 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash along with a 5MP front facing shooter. Further, it houses 4GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB via MicroSD card. Other specs include: Dual SIM, GPRS, USB, WiFi, 3G and DLNA support and a non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery.