OnePlus has launched the OnePlus 6 smartphone in India. It features a 6.28 inch HD+ full Optic AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080×2280 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a 2.8 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with 6 GB or 8 GB RAM and an Adreno 630 graphics processing unit (GPU). The dual-SIM OnePlus 6 runs on the Oxygen operating system (OS) 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It is equipped with a 3,300 mAh battery with Dash Charge (5V 4A) fast charging technology developed by OnePlus. The smartphone is available in three variants of 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. It has a 16 megapixel primary camera and a 20 megapixel secondary camera. The rear camera is supported by a dual-LED flash module. The smartphone is available at Rs 34,999.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy J6 smartphone. It features a 5.6 inch HD+ (720p) display and is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7870 octa-core processor. The smartphone has been launched in two variants – 4 GB RAM with 64 GB of internal storage and 3 GB RAM with 32 GB storage. The expandable storage support is 256 GB. The smartphone has a 13 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera with an LED flash. It is equipped with a 3,000 mAh battery and runs on the Android Oreo 8.0 OS. The handset has been priced at Rs 13,990 for the 3 GB RAM variant and at Rs 16,490 for the 4 GB RAM variant.
Samsung has also launched the Galaxy J8 smartphone in India. It features a 6 inch SAMOLED HD+ resolution display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor. The smartphone has 4 GB RAM and an inbuilt storage of 64 GB with 256 GB microSD card support. It has a dual-rear camera with 16+5 megapixel combination and a 16 megapixel front camera. The phone is equipped with a 3,500 mAh battery and runs on Android Oreo 8.0. Samsung J8 is available in the market at Rs 18,990.
LG has launched its G7 ThinQ smartphone. It features a 6.1 inch display and has a Quad HD+ resolution of 1440×3120 pixels with 19:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by a 2.8 GHz Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 200 GB. It has a dual-rear camera with 16+16 megapixel combination and an 8 megapixel front camera. The handset has a non-removable 3,000 mAh lithium ion (Li-ion) battery and runs on the Android Oreo 8.0 OS. The smartphone is priced at Rs 54,990.
Huawei has launched the Honor 10 smartphone in India. It features a 5.84 inch touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1080x 2280 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor and comes with 6 GB RAM. The phone has 128 GB of non-expandable internal storage. It has a 24 megapixel camera both on the rear and the front. The handset runs on Android 8.1 and is equipped with a 3,400 mAh battery. The dual-SIM smartphone also accepts a nano-SIM. The smartphone is priced at Rs 32,999.
Xiaomi has launched the MI A2 smartphone in India at Rs 14,999. It has a 5.99 inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1080×2160 full HD+ resolution. The phone has a pixel density of 403 pixels per inch. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor and an Adreno 512 GPU. The phone runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo)/Android One OS and comes with a non-removable 3,010 Li-ion mAh battery. It has 6 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, which is expandable via a microSD card slot. The handset has a dual primary camera of 12+20 megapixel and a 20 megapixel front camera. It supports face detection as well as high dynamic range imaging.
Motorola has launched the Moto G6 Play smartphone in India. It features a 5.7 inch in-plane switching LCD display with a screen resolution of 1440×720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, coupled with 2 GB or 3 GB RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB of storage. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and offers moto experiences through which users can view notifications without unlocking the smartphone and turn on features with simple gestures. It is equipped with a 4,000 mAh battery. The handset has a 13 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera with features such as face detection autofocus, video recording and LED flash. The smartphone is priced at Rs 13,000.
Motorola has launched the Moto G6 smartphone in India. It features a 5.7 inch full HD+ MaxVision display and a 3D glass back. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and is available in two variants – 3 GB with 32 GB of internal storage and 4 GB with 64 GB storage. It is supported by a 3000 mAh battery. The handset has a 12+5 megapixel dual rear camera and a 16 megapixel front camera, which can be switched to low light mode. It also features a multifunctional fingerprint reader. The handset is priced at Rs 13,999.
Camio has launched the COMIO X1 Note smartphone in India. It features a 6 inch full HD+ 2.5D curved display. The handset is powered by a 1.45 GHz quad core processor. It has 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, which is expandable up to 128 GB. The device comes bundled with a face unlock feature and a fingerprint sensor for security purposes, and supports over 22 languages. It is equipped with a 2900 mAh battery. The handset has a 13+5 megapixel dual rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera. The smartphone is priced at Rs 9,999 and the company has partnered with Reliance Jio to offer a cashback of Rs 2,200.
Micromax in collaboration with Bharti Airtel has launched the Bharat Go smartphone. It features a 4.5 inch screen and a smart key option that lets users take screenshots and pictures. The phone is powered by a Mediatek quad-core processor. It has 1 GB DDR3 RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. It runs on the Android Oreo OS and is equipped with a 2000 mAh battery with OTG (on-the-go) support. The handset has a 5 megapixel front camera and a 5 megapixel rear camera. It is available at a market operating price of Rs 4,399. Airtel customers buying this device will get a cashback of Rs 2,000.
Ziox Mobiles has launched the X7 and X3 feature phones. Both the phones feature a 1.8 inch screen and a rear camera with flash. While X7 is equipped with a 1000 mAh battery, X3 has an 800 mAh battery. Some of the key functionalities of these phones are auto call recording facility, Bluetooth, GPRS, and easy access to the internet. Additional features include wireless FM radio, LED torch, mobile tracker and multiple language support. The X7 and X3 handsets are priced at Rs 899 and Rs 875 respectively.
iVVO has launched the Beatz IV1805 smart feature phone. It features a 1.8 inch display and is equipped with a 1000 mAh battery. The phone comes with MP3 and MP4 players, wireless FM, a rear camera, GPRS and Bluetooth connectivity, one-touch music access, the iVVO Smart Store, integrated regional language support and an internal memory expandable up to 32 GB. The phone is priced at Rs 600.
iVOOMi has launched the i2 smartphone in India. It features a 5.45 inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by an MTK 6739 processor. It has 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, which is expandable up to 128 GB. The device comes bundled with features like face unlock and 3D mirror finish body and supports dual active 4G VoLTE connectivity. It is equipped with a 4000 mAh battery and runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo OS. The handset has a 13+2 megapixel dual rear camera with flash and an 8 megapixel front camera. The smartphone is priced at Rs 7,499.
Idea Cellular has announced two new add-on packs, which offer extra data upon the expiry of users’ allotted data packs. The first pack, priced at Rs 53, is valid only for a day while the second pack, priced at Rs 92, comes with seven days of validity. Both the packs offer 3 GB of data.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced a new plan, Data Tsunami, for its prepaid users. The pack offers BSNL users 1.5 GB of daily data (or 39 GB per month) at Rs 98, with a validity of 26 days. This data-only plan comes bundled with unlimited voice calls and SMS benefits. However, the operator is yet to roll out 4G long term evolution services in the country and thus the users will be able to surf internet on 3G networks only.
Bharti Airtel has announced a strategic partnership with Amazon India to provide a cashback worth Rs 2,600 on select 4G smartphones available on the e-commerce platform. Under this partnership, the cashback will be available on over 65 4G smartphones, which are exclusively available on Amazon from popular device brands including Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Honor, LG, Lenovo and Motorola. The users will get a Rs 2,000 cashback from Airtel over a period of 36 months, while Amazon is offering a cashback of Rs 600 on Airtel recharge of Rs 169 via Amazon Pay. The recharge offers unlimited voice calls (STD and local) and 1 GB data per day for 28 days.
Reliance Jio has announced a new cashback offer on its Rs 399 plan. With this offer, prepaid users will get Rs 50 instant discount in the form of cashback vouchers on the MyJio App and another Rs 50 cashback if the payment is done via PhonePe on the MyJio application. Under the Rs 399 plan, users will get 1.5 GB of data per day with a validity of 84 days. They will get unlimited voice calls on local and STD networks along with free national roaming. The pack comes with free 100 SMSs per day limit.
Idea Cellular has launched a new prepaid plan of Rs 149. Under the plan, users will get unlimited voice calls on local and STD networks along with free national roaming. The pack comes with a validity of 21 days and offers 100 free SMSs per day. However, the pack comes with a fair usage policy (FUP) limit of 250 minutes per day and 1,000 minutes per week. The calls must be made to only 100 unique numbers during the period.
Airtel has introduced a new prepaid plan of Rs 299, which comes with a validity of 45 days. The plan offers unlimited local/STD calls and roaming voice calls without an FUP limit. In addition, it offers 100 free SMSs per day. It, however, does not offer any data benefit.
Vodafone has announced a one-day unlimited calling pack worth Rs 9 in the Uttar Pradesh East circle. The pack offers unlimited calls anywhere in India, 100 free SMSs, and 100 MB mobile data per day till midnight. With this pack, the company is targeting more than 60,000 towns and villages in the circle.