India will become the second largest smartphone market in the world ( after China), and is expected to grow exponentially in 2014.
In particular, the demand for mid-range smartphones, which are becoming more powerful, is contributing to the rapid growth.
Not exactly, users flocking to buy high priced smartphones, notably, the iPhone 5S and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
In fact, there's a huge opportunity in the middle of the market. Multinational brands such as Nokia, HTC, Gionee, LG and even Samsung are ready to produce affordable but feature rich smartphones for Indian market.
Just like a cheap computer has changed the dynamics of the market, in the same manner, the affordable smartphone--is emerging as the key to the internet.
With demand in mature markets such as North America and Europe easing, top smartphone makers Samsung and Sony introducing cheaper models to new markets.
Gionee, for instance, is set to introduced its latest mid-range smartphone in India on March 31 in Goa. China-based Gionee, best known for its Elife series, will bring its Elife S5.5 into India. The company hasn't announced the price yet , but the device should be made available under Rs. 25,000 price segment.
Meanwhile, South Korean giant Samsung is no different from Gionee when it comes to promoting its mid-range handsets in India. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, for instance, is getting rave reviews for leading tech bloggers.
In days to come, Samsung could officially launch the Galaxy S3 Neo+ into Indian market. Expected to go official by next week, the phone might be priced at Rs. 24,900, when it gets launched. Originally, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo+ went on in China earlier this year.
Another handset manufacturer, Motorola, is planning to push its mid-handset range handsets ( Moto G and Moto X) more aggressively than ever. The company is in talks with retailers who want to sell Motorola-made handsets in India, where the brand still has a recall value. Motorola is the only handset manufacturer whichsells its handsets online in partnership with India's largest online retailer Flipkart.
The demand for mid-range handsets has been higher, thanks to the rising number of smartphone users in India. Thus it promoted us to cherry pick top 5 new mid-range smartphones available in India. Take a look!
Motorola Moto X
4.7-inch AMOLED Touchscreen with Active Display
10 MP Quick Capture Gesture Primary Camera
Android v4.4 (KitKat)
1.7 GHz Dual Core Krait CPU Water-repellent Coating
50 GB Free Storage ( Google Drive)
Support Touchless Control
16 GB Internal Memory
2200 mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
5.25-inch 720p HD display
1.2GHz quad-core processor
1.5GB of RAM
8GB of on-board memory
expandable memory up to 64GB via a microSD card slot
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
8MP rear-facing camera
1.9MP front-facing camera
Lenovo Vibe X
5-inch Full HD display
Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Quad core 1500 MHz processor
13 MP Primary Camera
5 MP Secondary
3G, WiFi 16 GB Internal Memory
2 GB RAM 2000 mAh, Li-Polymer battery
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
6-inch 720p HD IPS display
Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Quad core 1400 MHz processor
13 MP Primary Camera, 1.1 MP Secondary
3G, WiFi, DLNA, NFC 8 GB Internal Memory
Expandable up to 32 GB
1 GB RAM 3000 mAh, Li-Ion battery
Gionee Elife E7
5.5-inch FHD LCD display
LCD Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Quad core 2200 MHz processor
16 MP Primary Camera, 8 MP Secondary
3G, WiFi, NFC 16 GB Internal Memory
2 GB RAM 3500 mAh, Li-Ion battery