ViVo, Oppo, Xiaomi need cheaper smartphone models to grow in India in 2017

China’s LOVE brands — Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi — will have to introduce cheaper models in 2017 to continue their strong growth in India, CyberMedia Research said in a report. The reason? India’s replacement and upgrade market — Rs 10,000-13,000 — will no longer be the center of action in 2017 and to continue their growth, […]

Huawei starts manufacturing Honor phones in India

China-based Huawei said it will start to manufacture smartphones in India in collaboration with leading Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider, Flex, in October. Starting from first week of October 2016, the Flex manufacturing plant in Chennai will manufacture one of the Honor smartphones models, the company said. The plant will have the capacity to make three million […]

Lava launches 5.5 inch, 1 GB VoLTE phone at Rs 7,349

LAVA International Limited, an Indian multi-national company in the mobile handset industry, launched its new product LAVA X28 with 5.5” HD screen, priced at Rs 7,349. LAVA X28 specifications includes 4G VoLTE connectivity and latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. VoLTE is required for voice calling on Reliance Jio’s new LTE network. The phone is […]

ARM-MediaTek-TSMC combo could threaten Intel’s market by year end

New benchmark scores for MediaTek’s implementation of ARM Holdings’ latest core design indicate that MediaTek and ARM are likely to have potential chips suitable for notebooks, servers and even desktop PCs by the end of this year or early next year. These chips would be potentially more powerful than those found in the new Apple […]

Karbonn to launch 5-inch Titanium S10 priced Rs 7,500

Karbonn Mobiles is likely to launch yet another 5-inch Android model, Titanium S10, next week at a price of Rs 7,200-7,500, according to an industry source. Not much is known about the phone, except that it will sport a five inch display, and will almost certainly have Android Kitkat 4.4. What is not known is […]

Spice Firefox phone draws curtains on the ‘dumb phone’ era

The much awaited smartphone platform for the masses, Firefox OS, is finally here. Spice, one of the two Indian companies chosen by Mozilla as its hardware platform for the low-cost smartphone revolution, has announced the fruits of its labor. The move is intended to make smartphones accessible to everyone by lowering the entry barrier. The […]