Comio has launched the Comio C2 Lite smartphone. It features a 5 inch HD in-plane switching (IPS) display. The handset is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MTK6737 system on a chip (SoC) and has a 3,900 mAh battery. It comes with 1.5 GB RAM and 16 GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 128 GB. The device runs on Comio UI based on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS). It has an 8 megapixel rear camera with a 4P lens and f/2.2 aperture, and a 5 megapixel front camera with a 3P lens and f/2.2 aperture. The smartphone is priced at Rs 5,999.
Celkon Mobiles has launched the Celkon UniQ smartphone. The dual-SIM smartphone features a 5 inch HD IPS display. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core SoC and has 3 GB RAM. The device runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat OS and is equipped with a 2,700 mAh battery. It has 32 GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 128 GB. It comes with a 16 megapixel rear camera with an LED flash, and an 8 megapixel front camera. The handset is priced at Rs 8,999.
Motorola has launched the Moto Z2 Force smartphone. The device features a 5.5 inch QHD POLED ShatterShield display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC processor along with the Adreno 540 GPU and has 6 GB RAM. The device is equipped with a 2,730 mAh battery and 64 GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 2 TB. It has a 12 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera. The smartphone is priced at Rs 34,999.
Karbonn has launched the Titanium Jumbo 2 smartphone. It features a 5.5 inch HD IPS LCD display. The phone is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core SoC processor and a 4,000 mAh battery. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16 GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 64 GB. The device also has a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8 megapixel front camera. The smartphone is priced at Rs 5,999.
M-Tech has launched the Foto3 smartphone. The mobile features a 5 inch display with a screen resolution of 480×854 pixels. The device runs on the Android v7.0 Nougat OS. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and has 1 GB RAM. The handset is equipped with a 2,400 mAh battery and has on-board memory of 8 GB that is expandable up to 32 GB. It has a 2 megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera. The smartphone is priced at Rs 4,499.
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 5 smartphone. The phone has a 5.99 inch touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1080x 2160 pixels. The device is powered by a 2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and has 4 GB RAM. It runs on the Android 7.0 OS and is equipped with a 4,000 mAh non-removable battery. The phone comes with 64 GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128 GB. The handset also features a 12 megapixel primary rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. It is priced at Rs 9,999.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy S9 smartphone in India. It features a 5.8 inch display with a screen resolution of 1440×2960 pixels and a pixel density of 568 pixels per inch (PPI). The device is powered by a 1.7 GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810 processor and has 4 GB RAM. It runs on the Android 8.0 OS and is packed with a 3,000 mAh battery. The phone has 64 GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 400 GB. It comes with a 12 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera. The smartphone is priced at Rs 57,900.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy S9+ smartphone in India. It features a 6.2 inch display with a screen resolution of 1440x 2960 pixels and a pixel density of 531 PPI. The device is powered by a 1.7 GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810 processor and has 6 GB RAM. It runs on the Android 8.0 OS and is equipped with a 3,500 mAh battery. The handset comes with 64 GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 400 GB. It has a 12 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera. The phone is priced at Rs 64,900.
Idea Cellular has launched a Rs 109 pre-paid plan that offers free voice calls, 100 SMSs per day and 1 GB of 3G/4G data with a validity of 14 days. The free voice calls are restricted to 250 minutes per day and 1,000 minutes per week, beyond which they will be charged at Re 0.01 per second. The plan is currently available in a few circles including Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gujarat and Haryana.
Airtel has updated its prepaid plan priced at Rs 98 to provide customers with 5 GB of 3G/4G data with a validity of 28 days. The plan is currently available only in the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circle and does not come bundled with free calls or SMSs. Further, in some circles, Airtel is offering free calls and 1 GB of data per day for 28 days at Rs 93. However, in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the validity of this plan is 10 days.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced the new “Maximum” prepaid plan. Under this plan, BSNL prepaid customers will get unlimited data access for 365 days and free local and STD calls for 181 days at Rs 999. The new plan is available in all circles except the Northeast, Jammu & Kashmir and Assam. The operator is offering unlimited data with a 1 GB limit per day. Following the limit exhaustion, users will get internet data at 40 kbps speeds. In addition, all local, STD and roaming calls are free, excluding the Delhi and Mumbai circles, where voice calls will be priced at Re 0.60 per minute. However, the tariff will change after 181 days of subscription, and all online and offline calls including roaming will be charged at Re 0.60 per minute. Moreover, in the first 181 days, BSNL prepaid subscribers will be able to avail of 100 free SMSs per day. However, after the period ends, users will be charged Re 0.25 per local SMS and Re 0.35 per national SMS.
Jivi Mobiles has partnered with Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) to offer Rs 2,200 cashback through the “Jio Football Offer” on the entire range of 4G voice over long term evolution (VoLTE) smartphones of Jivi Mobiles. With this cashback offer, the company is offering the lowest priced 4G VoLTE smartphone, energy E3, at an effective price of Rs 699. This is an instant cashback offer, wherein 44 cashback vouchers of Rs 50 each will be disbursed to the customer at the first recharge of Rs 198 or Rs 299 on or before March 31, 2018. The cashback vouchers can be redeemed, one at a time, by May 31, 2022, on a recharge of Rs 198 or Rs 299 plans done through the MyJio app only. This cashback is available for all new Jivi customers and applicable to both existing and new Jio customers. The new range of Jivi 4G VoLTE smartphones on which this offer is available includes Jivi Energy E3, Jivi Energy E12, Jivi Revolutionary TnT3, Jivi Prime P30, Jivi Prime P300 and Jivi Prime P444. Apart from this, RJIL has partnered with smartphone brands like LYF, Samsung, Xiaomi, Motorola, Micromax, Huawei, Nokia, 10, BlackBerry, Asus, Panasonic, LG, Intex, Alcatel, Comio, Celkon, Swipe, Ziox, Zen, iVoomi and Centric, under the Jio Football Offer.
Idea Cellular has partnered with Panasonic to offer a cashback of Rs 1,500 on its 4G smartphone Panasonic P100. This would reduce the effective price of the device by 25 per cent to stand at Rs 3,799 and Rs 4,499 for different variants. Idea customers will get a cashback of Rs 300 after the first 12 months of use and Rs 1,200 after the next 12 months. To avail of the offer, Idea customers will have to do a cumulative recharge of Rs 2,500 during the first 12 months and the same amount during the next 12-month period. To this end, they will have to recharge at a minimum of Rs 199 each month. The recharge of Rs 199 is inclusive of free calls across all networks, 28 GB data with fair usage policy (FUP) of 1 GB per day, 100 SMSs per day, free outgoing and incoming roaming calls with a validity of 28 days.
BSNL has launched a new post-paid plan priced at Rs 399, which provides unlimited calls and 30 GB of bundled data with no daily caps for its new as well as existing customers. Under the plan, subscribers will not be billed for STD and local calls. In addition, roaming calls made outside the home circle will be free. Meanwhile, BSNL recently updated its tariffs to offer unlimited calls and bundled data to its prepaid customers at Rs 99 for 26 days and Rs 319 for 84 days. The operator also launched a Rs 448 recharge plan with 1 GB data per day and unlimited calls for 84 days for its prepaid subscribers.
Bharti Airtel has launched a prepaid plan priced at Rs 995 that offers unlimited voice calls. The plan provides 1 GB of 3G/4G data every month and 100 text messages per day. It is a half-yearly plan with a validity of 180 days. Further, the plan does not have any daily and weekly FUP limit on calling minutes. The plan offers 6 GB of free data and after exhausting the FUP limit, users will be charged Re 0.04 per 10 kbps. Besides, users will have to pay Re 1 per SMS on local networks and Rs 1.50 per SMS on national networks once the limit of 100 SMSs daily is exhausted. The plan can be purchased from Airtel’s website and My Airtel mobile app in certain circles.
Vodafone India has introduced a new prepaid recharge plan priced at Rs 299 with a validity of 56 days. The plan comes with unlimited local, national, and outgoing roaming calls and 100 SMSs per day, in addition to 1 GB daily data. Further, the unlimited calls are capped at 250 minutes per day and 1,000 minutes per week. However, the 1 GB daily data facility is available only for customers using 2G network in the Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh circle. Vodafone is expected to extend this plan to the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circle where it has poor 4G connectivity.