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Weekend Round Up: Top 10 Handsets Launched This Week in India
As the festive season is on full swing, India is currently the target of most of the smartphone manufacturers. Not only that but just this week, more than ten handsets got launched in India. When one has to talk about the offers, BlackBerry has already launched its offer on Blackberry Z10, Q10 and Q5 handset for a limited period of time for its enterprise service customers. Just today Amazon announced its limited period Diwali offer in India on its Kindle Fire HD tablet and not to mention the Nokia offers that started earlier last week.
Thus one can imagine the demand of smartphones in India. Moreover, Apple is also about to bring its two new handsets iPhone 5S and 5C in India starting 1st November which will then go for sale from 2 November. Other handsets like Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has already been launched in India. While Xperia Z1 which Sony had launched in India in September is currently also being bundled with other free accessories.
Moreover, one can notice that this week whatever handsets got launched in India, is more of a mid range handsets while more are budget friendly devices. However, GizBot has also taken care to mention the price and specs of these 10 devices in the sliders below.
Sony Xperia C
Sony Xperia C comes with a 5 inch TFT display with a resolution of 960x540p. For processing, it calls upon a 1.2GHz quad-core Mediatek processor along with 1GB of RAM. There's 4GB of internal storage and a micrSD slot that allows for expansion up to 32GB. For imaging, it uses an 8MP camera with LED Flash in the rear and a VGA shooter up front. Connectivity options include 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0. The handset has a 2,390 mAh battery, meaning that it should deliver some substantial battery life. You can pick the phablet up in white, black and purple colors.
Price: Rs. 18,452
Samsung Galaxy Trend
The Galaxy Trend has a 4.0-inch WVGA display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels. The device is powered by a 1GHz Single Core processor coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot). There's a 3MP rear facing camera too on the back without LED Flash. Unfortunately, Samsung hasn't provided a front facing camera. This Dual SIM supported phone comes with a 1500mAh battery fitted inside. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. Other connectivity features include: 3G, 2G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and A-GPS, among others. The phone will be available in three sizzling colors: Black, White and Red.
Price: Rs. 7,689
Samsung Galaxy Star Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Star Pro comes with a 4-inch WVGA display having resolution of 480x800 pixels. The device uses a 1GHz Cortex-A5 processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via micrSD card slot). There's a 2-megapixel rear camera without LED. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The makers have added a 1500mAh battery. Other connectivity features include: Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, 2G connectivity and A-GPS, among others.
Price: Rs. 6,219
The handset comes packed with a 4-inch capacitive touch screen TFT display offering a WVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). It is also backed by 512MB RAM. It has a 3.2-megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front-facing shooter. The device comes with a dual SIM (GSM + GSM) support with dual standby similar to other Panasonic smartphones. Connectivity options of the handset include 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi direct, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS. Panasonic T31 houses 4GB internal storage capacity out of which only 1.9GB is user accessible but it can be expanded up to 32GB using MicroSD card. The device that measures 11.95 mm thick and weighs 120 grams draws its energy from a 1300 mAh battery. The battery is claimed to offer 510 hours (2G), 400 hours (3G) of stand by time and 3.5 hours (2G), 9.5 hours (3G) of talk time. Full Specifications
Josh Fortune Square
Josh Fortune Square comes packed with a 3.5 inch screen which offers a resolution of 480×320 pixels. The handset runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS which is quite an old version when compared to the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It is powered by 1GHz single core processor coupled with 256MB RAM. While the users will find an internal storage capacity of 100MB along with a microSD card slot which supports up to 32GB of additional storage. When it comes to connectivity options, it doesn't support 3G networks. But it supports Wi-Fi, 2G and Bluetooth. Josh Mobiles has also offered a dual SIM (GSM+GSM) support to the handset. There is a 2MP rear camera with fixed focus and digital zoom. The handset is powered by 1450 mAh battery which is capable of delivering standby time of up to 4 hours.
Price: Rs. Rs. 2,999
Spice Pinnacle Stylus
The Spice Pinnacle Stylus Mi-550 has a 5.5-inch display and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot). Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The 8-megapixel rear facing camera comes with Auto Focus and LED Flash light and a 2-mega pixel front facing camera. The rear facing camera is capable of recording videos in Full HD 1080p format. The makers have added a 2500mAh Li Ion battery. The device measures 9.5mm in terms of thickness. Other connectivity features include: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Dual SIM, 3G, 2G GSM, A-GPS and gesture based features.
Karbonn A35 is a big-screen smartphone which features 5.0 inch IPS multi touch capacitive display and offers a qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It is powered by a 1GHz Dual Core Processor coupled with 512MB RAM and runs on a bit older Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. Talking about camera, the smartphone features 5MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash and also houses a 2MP front facing shooter. There is a 4GB of inbuilt storage capacity which can be expanded up to 32GB using microSD card slot. Apart from being a dual SIM handset, the handset features GPRS, WiFi, Bluetooth and MicroUSB and it is powered by 1800 mAH battery.
The Karbonn A90 comes with a 4-inch IPS Capacitive Touchscreen display. It is powered by 1 GHz Processor coupled with 512 MB RAM. However, the handset runs on older version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich v4.0. There is a 5 MP rear camera which comes along with a flash and a stylish flip cover. There is also a front facing VGA shooter. Other utility features of the device include Dual SIM, Intuitive User Interface, Notification Panel), Outlook E-mails, Wi-Fi, Google App Suite, Karbonn Live, and much more. The handset draws its power from 1400 mAh battery.
Price: Rs. 5,490
The Karbonn A16 comes with a 3.9 inch WVGA capacitive screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It is powered by Android Jelly Bean v4.2 and is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-coreMediaTek MT6572 processor with Mali 400 GPU. It is also supported by 512 MB RAM. The handset comes with 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and there is also a presence of 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera. There is a 4GB internal storage capacity which can be expanded up to 32GB using microSD card. When it comes to connectivity users will get to see 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, micro USB support in the device. Apart from that it is a Dual SIM handset (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby. The handset draws its power from 1350 mAh battery.
The Karbonn A99 comes with 3.97-inch capacitive touch screen IPS display offering a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It is powered by 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and runs on the same Android Jelly Bean v4.2 OS. It also features 512MB RAM. This device also features 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera. Connectivity options include 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and micro USB and there is also a presence of Dual SIM support (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby. Internal storage capacity is at 4GB but it can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.