Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Xiaomi Redmi 4 With Snapdragon 435 Launched in India, Price Starts at Rs. 6,999

Xiaomi has launched Redmi 4 smartphone in India. It comes in Gorgeous Black and Elegant gold colors. The smartphone come in 3 different variants. The 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage variant has been priced at Rs. 6,999, the 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage variant has been priced at Rs. 8,999 and the 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage is priced at Rs. 10,999. The smartphone will be available via mi.com and amazon.in starting May 23.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 features 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD 2.5D curved glass display powered by 1.4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 processor with Adreno 505 GPU. The smartphone comes in 3 variants. 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage, 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage version which is expandable via microSD up to 128GB. It sports a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash and 5MP front-facing camera. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 on top and has 4100 mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi 4
Xiaomi Redmi 4
Key Features:

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD 2.5D curved glass display
  • 1.4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 processor with Adreno 505 GPU
  • 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage
  • 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage version
  • Expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 on top
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)
  • Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • 4100 mAh battery

Nokia 3310 Launched at Rs. 3,310 in India

Today HMD Global has launched the new Nokia 3310 in India. The phone was unveiled at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. It comes in Warm Red and Yellow with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey with a matte finish and is priced at Rs. 3310. The phone will be available via offline stores only starting May 18.

Nokia 3310
Nokia 3310
Key Features:
  • 2.4-inch (240 x 320 pixels) QVGA curved window colour display
  • 16MB internal storage, Expandable via microSD up to 32GB
  • 2Mp camera with LED flash
  • Nokia Series 30+ OS
  • Dual SIM
  • 1200 mAh battery with up to 22.1 hours of talk time
Announcing the new Nokia 3310, Ajey Mehta, VP India, HMD, Global said, "Talk all day on a single charge, send texts, take pictures and enjoy a pocket jukebox with a built-in FM Radio and MP3 player. Our reinvention of this classic design is sure to make you smile. It's got everything you remember, but with a modern twist. So whether you're after a feature phone that offers amazing battery life in a head-turning design or a companion phone, the Nokia 3310 won't let you down."

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Huawei Honor 8 Lite with 4GB RAM, Android 7.0, 4G VoLTE Launched in India at Rs. 17,999

Huawei has launched Honor 8 Lite smartphone in India. t will be available in its Premium Black colour variant from Friday via offline retailers in the country, while the Blue colour variant will be made available later this month. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 17,999.

Huawei honor 8 Lite features 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display powered by Octa-core Kirin 655 ( 4 x 2.1GHz + 4 x 1.7GHz) 16nm processor with Mali T830-MP2 GPU and 4GB LPDDR3 RAM. It has an internal storage of 64GB and can be expanded via microSD up to 128GB. It sports 12MP rear camera with LED flash and 8MP front-facing camera. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 on top and has 3000 mAh battery.

Huawei Honor 8
Huawei Honor 8

Key Features:
  • 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display
  • Octa-core Kirin 655 ( 4 x 2.1GHz + 4 x 1.7GHz) 16nm processor with Mali T830-MP2 GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, Expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 12MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 on top
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
  • 3000 mAh battery

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Vivo V5s with 20MP Selfie Camera, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage Launched in India at Rs. 18,990

Vivo has launched V5s, it's latest selfie smartphone in India. It is available in Crown Gold and Matte Black colors and is priced at Rs. 18,990. The Matte Black colour variant will be available for purchase on May 6. The Crown Gold colour variant will only become available starting May 20. The smartphone is available for pre-order through online shopping partner Flipkart and offline stores starting today.

The main highlights of this smartphone it comes with 20MP front-facing camera with Moonlight Flash. The company is also boasting of the inclusion of the AK4376 Hi-Fi Audio chip on board. Together, these two features make the Vivo V5s a 'camera and music" smartphone.

Vivo V5s features 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 powered by Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 (4 x 1.5GHz A53 + 4 x 1.0GHz A53) processor with Mali T860 GPU and 4GB RAM. It has an internal storage of 64GB and can be expanded via microSD up to 256GB. It sports 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF and 20MP front-facing camera with Moonlight Flash. It runs on Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has 3000 mAh battery.

Vivo V5s
Vivo V5s
Key Features:
  • 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 (4 x 1.5GHz A53 + 4 x 1.0GHz A53) processor with Mali T860 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, Expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF
  • 20MP front-facing camera with Moonlight Flash
  • Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano/microSD)
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • AK4376 audio chip
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS, USB OTG
  • 3000 mAh battery

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Reliance Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer Launched, Unlimited Services Starting at Rs. 309


Soon after cancelling the Jio Summer Surprise offer as per TRAI’s recommendation, as promised Jio has come up with a new offer for those who has not subscribed for Jio Prime and has not recharge for Rs. 303 or more.

The Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer is aimed at customers who were unable to avail the Jio Summer Surprise offer. The new Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer will allow users to avail free services – including unlimited data, free SMSs, and Jio apps subscription – for three months. Those who are already part of the Jio Summer Surprise promotion will not get the benefits of Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer.

Jio Prime users will be able to get the free Reliance Jio services for three months with the Rs. 309 and Rs. 509 recharges. Customers who are yet to sign up for Jio Prime or who are new users will have to buy the Rs. 408 (Rs. 99 Jio Prime subscription + Rs. 309 pack) or Rs. 608 (Rs. 99 + Rs. 509) recharge in order to get the free services for three cycles of 28 days. Once you buy the recharge, you get the free Reliance Jio services for 84 days (3 x 28 days). The tariffs are only marginally more expensive than the original recharge values of Rs. 303 and Rs. 499 for the 1GB and 2GB data benefits, respectively.

The Jio.com website and MyJio app show that the actual tariffs for the Rs. 309 and Rs. 509 recharge are Rs. 349 and Rs. 549, but the operator is giving a Rs. 40 discount at present. Reliance Jio has not announced whether there is the last date to sign up for Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Jio 'Summer Surprise' Offer Cancelled, You Can Still Get Free Reliance Jio Services

Yesterday, after TRAI issued an order to stop the free service of Jio the offer has been withdrawn by Reliance Jio. Jio Summer Surprise had offered their Prime user 3 months of free additional services provided the user has recharged their number with Rs. 303 or more. Now, as the Summer Surprise has been withdrawn it is still not too late to avail benefits of Jio 'Summer Surprise' offer as Reliance Jio is yet to roll it back - Jio said the process of rolling it back may take a couple of days.


Here is what Jio's Summer Surprise offered its customers:-

Every Jio Prime member who makes a recharge using Jio’s Rs. 303 plan (or any of Jio’s higher value plans) will get an additional three months of complimentary service. This means that if you buy Jio Prime membership and a recharge of Rs. 303 or higher value by April 15, you will get to use Jio services for free until June, and the paid plans will only start in July. If you’ve already subscribed to Jio Prime plan and bought a recharge, you will still get the Summer Surprise without any further action. The company added that the Jio Summer Surprise is going to be just the first of “many” surprises for Prime members.

When is Jio ‘Summer Surprise’ offer last date?

With the new order issued by TRAI, Jio 'Summer Surprise' now stands cancelled. Reliance Jio has agreed to roll it back but has not announced a concrete Jio ‘Summer Surprise’ offer last date yet. In a statement, the telecom operator said the promotional scheme will be withdrawn “as soon as operationally feasible.”

Can I still get Jio ‘Summer Surprise’ offer benefits?

Yes. Jio 'Summer Surprise' offer is available via the Jio official website and MyJio app. If you are not a Prime member yet, then you need to enrol for the subscription plan. When you open the page for Jio Prime subscriptions, you will not find at present the option to do the Rs. 99 recharge, as was the case earlier. Instead, you will be presented with a list of plans you can buy to avail Jio 'Summer Surprise' benefits. Just tick the box next to the plan you want, and hit the Buy button. The next page will show you that the Rs. 99 Jio Prime subscription fee has already been added to your checkout cart. Simply proceed to make the payment and enjoy 3 months of free services.

If I already have Jio Prime, do I still get Jio 'Summer Surprise' benefits?

If you are a Jio Prime member and have already purchased a recharge of Rs. 303 or higher value, then you will get Jio 'Summer Surprise' benefits for three months. If you are a Jio Prime user but are yet to purchase a recharge of Rs. 303 or more, then you need to buy the recharge pack as soon as possible to continue free services till July.

What happens if I don’t get Jio 'Summer Surprise' offer?

If you choose not to avail the Jio summer offer, you will soon have to start paying for all services except calls. On March 31 – the original last day for Jio Prime enrollment – the operator had provided a grace period of 15 days to customers who had not signed up yet; in this grace period, the free services were to continue. But with the TRAI order to cancel Jio 'Summer Surprise' offer, it is not clear if this grace period has also been withdrawn.  So if the grace period is rolled back sometime soon, you will have to start paying for services as a non-Prime user. 

When is Jio Prime last date?

The last date for Jio Prime subscriptions will still continue to be April 15 as the TRAI order does not affect it.

So, if you are really looking forward to using Jio then its advice to take the prime membership and recharge for Rs. 303 or more and avail the free services.


Reliance Jio 'Summer Surprise' Offer Withdrawn After TRAI Order, Jio Prime Last Date Still April 15


Reliance Jio announced that it is going to withdraw its Jio Summer Surprise offer after sector regulator TRAI issued an order asking Reliance Jio to end its complimentary services. Jio Summer Surprise offered 3-month complimentary benefits of Jio services and free data on recharge of Rs. 303 or more. This offer was announced by the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries last week.

All customers who have subscribed to the aforementioned offer prior to its discontinuation will remain eligible for the offer. Trai had previously found nothing wrong with its extended promotional offers of free data and voice that had helped Jio clock 100 million customers.

The only ones impacted will be the Jio users who had not signed up for Jio Prime and purchased the requisite recharges till now. They will have to pay for all Jio services except calls. Though the services were to become paid starting April 1, the company had provided users a grace period till April 15 to enrol for Jio Prime. In this grace period, users could continue to use all Jio services for free (without Prime subscription), but with the new TRAI order, it is not clear whether this grace period ends too.

Reliance Jio has started sending push notifications for the customers that says that Jio Summer Surprise offer will be withdrawn in the next few days. It also asks customers to recharge with Rs. 303 or more to avail the offer before it’s discontinued.