Intex Technologies has launched the Aqua Costa and Aqua 4.5 3G smartphones in India. The Intex Aqua Costa features a 5 inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display with a pixel density of 294ppi. It has 2 GB RAM and 8 GB inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 32 GB. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6580M) processor and sports a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2 megapixel front camera. It runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system (OS). The dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone is packed with a 2,200mAh battery. It includes connectivity options such as GPRS/EDGE, 3G, A-GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and micro-USB. It measures 145x72x9.4 mm and weighs 145 grams. The smartphone is available in champagne, grey and white colours. The Intex Aqua 4.5 3G features a 4.5-inch (480×854 pixels) display and has a pixel density of 218 ppi. It comes with 512 MB RAM and 4GB inbuilt storage, which is expandable. It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek (MTK6572A) processor, and sports a 2 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front camera. Fur-ther, it runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat OS, and is equipped with a 1,500mAh battery. The dual-SIM (micro+regular SIM) device has connectivity options like Bluetooth, GPRS/EDGE, GPS/A-GPS, 3G, Wi-Fi and micro-USB. It measures 133×68.6×8.9 mm is available in champagne, grey, and blue colours. The Intex Aqua Costa is priced at Rs 5,449 and the Aqua 4.5 3G is priced at Rs 3,349.
Intex Technologies has also launched the Aqua S7 smartphone in India. This smart device features a 2.5D scratch-free Dragontrail curved glass by Japan-based Asahi Corporation Limited. The smartphone has a 5 inch screen with HD IPS display and 16 GB internal memory, which is expandable up to 64 GB. It is powered by a 64-bit quad-core processor and has a 3 GB RAM. Aqua S7 sports a 13 megapixel rear camera with flash and a 5 megapixel front camera. It runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and features a fingerprint scanner. Packed with a 3,200 mAh battery, the smartphone supports 4G and voice over long-term evolution (VoLTE). The device is available through offline channels in rose gold and dark blue colours, and is priced at Rs 9,499.
Reliance Industries has launched the LYF Water 11 smartphone in India. The smartphone features a 5 inch HD (720×1,280 pixels) display. It offers 3 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 32 GB. Powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6735A processor, the handset is equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5 megapixel front camera. It runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. In addition, the smartphone features a 2,100 mAh battery and offers connectivity options such as 4G, LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and USB OTG. It is priced at Rs 8,199.
Lenovo has launched the A6600, A6600 Plus and A7700 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphones in India. The A6600 smartphone features a 5 inch HD display with a screen resolution of 720X1,280 pixels. It comes with a 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 32 GB. It has a 64-bit MediaTek 6735p quad-core 1 GHz processor. The handset features an 8 megapixel auto-focus rear camera with flash and runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. Equipped with a 2,300 mAh battery, the A6600 Plus handset has all the features of the A6600 smartphone, along with 2 GB RAM. Meanwhile, the A7700 handset features a 5.5 inch HD display and 16 GB internal memory. It is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek 6735p quad-core 1 GHz processor and has 2 GB RAM. The handset features an 8 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash. It runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and comes with a 2,900 mAh battery. The A6600 smartphone is priced at Rs 6,999, while the A7700 handset is priced at Rs 8,540.
Lenovo has launched the Moto G4 Play smartphone in India. It features a 5 inch HD (720×1,280 pixels) display and offers 16 GB inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 128 GB. The Moto G4 Play is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC along with 2 GB RAM. Moreover, the smartphone has an 8 megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture and LED flash, and a 5 megapixel front camera with display flash. The smartphone runs on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS and comes with a water repellent nano-coating. The Moto G4 Play is powered by a 2,800mAh battery. The connectivity options include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS and micro-USB. The handset is available in black and white colours and is available on Amazon India at Rs 8,999.
Xolo has launched the Era 1X smartphone in India. It features a 5 inch HD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. Possessing 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 32 GB, it is powered by a 1.3 GHz Spreadtrum quad-core processor. The handset features an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5 megapixel front camera. The device runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and is equipped with a 2,500 mAh battery. It has dual SIM slots and includes connectivity options such as 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. It is available exclusively on Flipkart at 4,999.
Zen Mobile has launched its new budget smartphone, Admire Star, in India. It features a 4.5 inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display having a pixel density of 218 ppi. The smartphone comes with 8 GB internal memory that is expandable up to 32 GB. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and has 512 MB RAM. The Admire Star sports a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3 megapixel front camera. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-run handset comes with dual-SIM (GSM+ GSM) support. Further, the smartphone supports 3G on one SIM and GPRS/ EDGE on the second. It is packed with a 2,000 mAh battery that can deliver up to six hours of talktime and up to 200 hours of standby time. Connectivity options in the handset include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, A-GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and micro-USB. The handset also offers the SOS feature that allows users to send their location to five pre-defined numbers in case of an emergency. It comes pre-loaded with the Zen App Cloud, NexGenTV, Vuliv, Saavn, UC Mini browser and Zen Care applications. The smartphone is priced at Rs 3,299.
Samsung has launched the Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime in India. It sports a 5 inch HD (720×1,280 pixels) display and is powered by the 1.4 GHz quad-core service oriented communication technology. The handset comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 256 GB. With an Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, the Galaxy J5 Prime is a dual-SIM handset with Nano-SIM card support. It features a 13 megapixel rear camera with an f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, and a 5 megapixel front camera with an f/2.2 aperture. The handset is packed with a 2,400 mAh battery, measures 142.8×69.5×8.1 mm and weighs 143 grams. Connectivity options in the smartphone include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM and 4G. It is an upgraded version of the Galaxy J5 and features a fingerprint sensor on the home button. The smartphone also offers additional features like S Power Planning (a reserve battery technology that helps in low-battery situations) and S Secure (allowing users to lock/hide applications). The smartphone is available at Rs 14,790.
Vodafone India has launched the ‘IROAMDAILY’ plan for users often travelling to international destinations. The offer enables subscribers to avail international roaming and is valid across 34 countries including United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Singapore, United States of America, United Kingdom, China, Germany and Hong Kong. The plan costs around Rs 500 per day across all 34 countries. Under the plan, all outgoing calls are charged at Re 1 per minute whereas incoming calls are free. Further, data is priced at Re 1 per MB. The roaming plan also offers in-advance booking facility of up to 120 days. It can be activated via SMS on the company’s website or through USSD.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched a new unlimited calling broadband plan for its customers at Rs 1,199. The BBG Combo ULD 1199 plan offers customers unlimited download and upload facility at 2 Mbps speed and 24 hours free voice calls to any network (both local and STD). Besides offering monthly validity, BSNL is also offering annual, two-year and three-year payment options along with the new plan. A user can apply for payment options for a minimum period of one year or a maximum period of two to three years. The plan requires payment of Rs 2,000 per year if customers opt for the static IP address. It will be available across India for all new and existing prepaid broadband, landline and fibre to the home (FTTH) subscribers.
BSNL has also launched a new promotional broadband plan called Experience Unlimited Broadband 249 (BB249) postpaid. Under the plan, users would get 2 Mbps speed for the initial 1 GB of data used every month, and thereafter get 1 Mbps speed for the remaining month. The BB249 plan also offers unlimited free calls between 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on all Sundays to any network in India. BSNL will charge Re 1 per three minutes for all BSNL network outgoing calls, and Rs 1.2 per three minutes for all other network outgoing calls, outside of the free call bracket. The offer would last for only six months, after which the operator would migrate customers to the BBG Combo ULD 499 plan, which costs Rs 499 per month. Further, installation charges would be waived during the promotional period. The plan has been launched for new customers only, on both asymmetric digital subscriber line and FTTH.