SMARTPHONES

  • Ratan Tata acquires stake in Xiaomi 10 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi:Iconic business leader Ratan Tata has acquired a stake in Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, the first investment by any Indian in the smartphone maker. The company declined to disclose the quantum and value of the stake, which Tata Group's former chief has picked in his personal capacity. "We are truly excited...
  • Smartphones still a luxury for many in India 11 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as it expects Internet users in India to double to 400 million by 2018, BCG said prices of smartphones -- an important driver for net penetration - are "too expensive for many" in the country. Exuding optimism on the increasing Internet penetration in one of the world's...
  • Alibaba partners China Telecom to sell cheap smartphones 11 hours 59 minutes ago

    Shanghai: Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. The phones, dubbed 'Tianyi Taobao Shopping Handsets', will come installed with either an app for easy access to Alibaba's...
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i vs Xiaomi Mi 4: Does the new Mi 4i score over the more expensive Mi 4? Yesterday

    New Delhi: It's not even been three months since Xiaomi introduced the flagship Mi 4 smartphone in India, and the company has now announced a new variant of the phone - Mi 4i - that comes at a relatively lower price. While many look it at as a successor to...
  • Lava Iris Alfa L with 5.5-inch display, 8MP camera launched at Rs 8,000 in India Yesterday

    New Delhi: Adding a new member to its Iris brand of smartphones, Lava has launched a new smartphone - the Iris Alfa L - in India. The new phone features a 5.5-inch qHD IPS display with a resolution of 960x540 pixels and runs Android Lollipop 5.0. At its heart is a...
  • BlackBerry considers closing Sweden operations Yesterday

    Bengaluru: BlackBerry Ltd is considering closing its offices in Sweden, a move that would result in the loss of up to 100 jobs, a company spokesperson told Reuters. "At this time, we are considering the closure of our offices in Sweden. Since this may impact approximately 100 employees, we are now...
  • Lenovo K80: Lenovo launches its 4GB RAM smartphone to take on the Asus Zenfone 2 2 days ago

    New Delhi: After enlarged display and slim profile, the smartphone trend now seems to be shifting to the increased RAM. After Asus, which launched the world's first 4 GB RAM Zenfone 2 early this year (and on April 23 in India), Lenovo has now introduced its new phone that packs...
  • The Xiaomi Mi 4i shows how important India is for Xiaomi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Mi 4i "is not a Chinese design that is imported to India, this is a product that is designed with this market in mind," said Hugo Barra, Xiaomi's vice president of international operations at the smartphone's launch event in New Delhi on Thursday. The Xiaomi Mi 4i unveiling...
  • The Rs 12,999 Xiaomi Mi 4i to be available from April 30 in India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi said it plans to launch its data centre in India by later this year or by early next year as it looks to address data security concerns of Indian authorities. In October last year, Xiaomi had announced that it will set up a local data...
  • How the Chinese are using Bollywood, cricket to conquer India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: China's smartphone makers are drafting in cricket teams and Bollywood stars to conquer India, their largest overseas market and a key testing ground for their international expansion, as they try to rebrand as more than just sellers of cheap handsets. Xiaomi Technology - the fast-growing No. 3 global smartphone...
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i images: Xiaomi's feature-packed Rs 12,999 smartphone 3 days ago

    The smartphone wars in India just got even more exciting with the launch of Xiaomi's Mi 4i. Priced at Rs 12,999 the phone has a unibody design and is powered by a 2nd generation Snapdragon 615 octa-core 64-bit processor. The 5-inch device has a full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels...
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i unveiled in India at Rs 12,999: 1920x1080 px, 3120mAh, 13MP, 4G dual SIM, octa-core 64 bit 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Xiaomi has just upped the smartphone competition in India with its newest smartphone - the Xiaomi Mi 4i - that carries a very competitive price tag of Rs 12,999. The phone goes on sale from April 30 and registrations begin on April 23 at 8 PM on Flipkart. The...
  • Asus Zenfone 2 review: A powerful warrior but with weight issues 3 days ago

    It's been less than a year since Asus entered the Indian smartphone market in July last year, and the Taiwanese company appears to be again all geared up with its new squad of warriors to fight on the battleground where there are no allies. But are Asus' soldiers fit, trained,...
  • Google rolling out Android 5.1.1 to fix camera issues in Android 5.1 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Within a month of its latest Android 5.1 OS rollout, Google has started issuing new releases to patch bugs in the system. Users of the Nexus 5 and 6 have raised complaints about the smartphones' camera apps malfunctioning after they updated to the latest Android operating system. The latest release...
  • Asus Zenfone 2 comes to India in 4 variants, priced from Rs 12,999 to Rs 22,999 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Asus has launched its new smartphone - the Asus Zenfone 2 - in four variants in the Indian market. The prices for the Zenfone 2 start at Rs 12,999 for the base model and go up to Rs 22,999 for the top variant. (Read our review of the...
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i to be unveiled for the world at Xiaomi's India event today 3 days ago

    Update: Xiaomi Mi 4i unveiled in India at Rs 12,999: 1920x1080 px, 3120mAh, 13MP, 4G dual SIM, octa-core 64 bit New Delhi: An upbeat Xiaomi, that just sold a Guinness Record breaking 2.11 million handsets in 12 hours, is all geared up to unleash its newest smartphone - dubbed the Xiaomi...
  • Asus Zenfone 2: The 'world's first 4GB RAM smartphone' coming to India today 3 days ago

    Update: Asus Zenfone 2 comes to India in 4 variants, priced from Rs 12,999 to Rs 22,999 New Delhi: Asus which had given the media a preview of its new flagship smartphone - the Asus Zenfone 2 - is all set to launch what it calls the "world's first 4GB...
  • Gionee Pioneer P4S with 4.5-inch display, 5MP camera launched in India for Rs 7,799 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Gionee has rolled out its latest budget smartphone, the Gionee Pioneer P4s, in India for a price of Rs 7,799. The phone sports a 4.5-inch multi-capacitive touchscreen and runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. It includes 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 32GB...
  • Asus Zenfone 2: Photos taken with Asus' upcoming flagship phone. No effects. No filters 4 days ago

    New Delhi: We put the Asus Zenfone 2's 13-megapixel rear camera to tests in different lighting conditions and captured some random shots. The photos were taken in three different environments - outdoor under the sun, room environment, and low-light. Based on the lighting conditions, we have classified the photos into...
  • BlackBerry to extend its smartphone-level security to Internet-connected devices 4 days ago

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters. Certicom, a subsidiary of BlackBerry and an industry pioneer in elliptic curve cryptography, announced a new offering...
  • Micromax Canvas Spark with 4.7-inch display, 8MP camera launched at Rs 4,999 in India 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Micromax has finally launched its new low-cost smartphone - the Canvas Spark - in India. It will be available exclusively on Snapdeal at a price of Rs 4,999. The Canvas Spark features a 4.7-inch qHD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that makes the screen scratch-resistant. It...
  • Karbonn Alfa A120 with 4.5-inch display, 3000mAh battery launched in India for Rs 4,590 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian smartphone manufacturer Karbonn has launched its latest Alfa A120 smartphone for a price of Rs 4,590, catering the budget segment of the market. The Alfa A120 smartphone sports a 4.5-Inch FWVGA IPS screen and runs on a 1.3 GHz dual processor. It includes 512MB RAM and 4GB of...
  • Micromax Canvas Spark: The new low-cost smartphone coming to India today 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Micromax is all set to launch its new affordable smartphone - the Canvas Spark - in India on April 21. The media invite received from the company clearly states the launch of the Canvas Spark. "Be the first to get your hands on the Micromax Canvas Spark! Join us...
  • Motorola Moto E (4G version) goes on sale in India at Rs 7,999 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Motorola's long-awaited 4G version of the flagship Moto E is up for sale on Flipkart starting today. The 4G Moto E was launched in India last week, a month after its 3G variant was introduced. The 4G version of the new Moto E costs Rs 1,000 more than...
  • Photos: Asus Zenfone 2 goes out in the summer sun 5 days ago

    The Asus Zenfone 2 that is scheduled to be launched in India on April 23 reached the IBNLive office this week and we took it out for a stroll in the blazing summer sun. While the scorching rays of the sun made us sweat a little, they made the phone...
  • You now no longer need an invite to buy OnePlus One 5 days ago

    New Delhi: OnePlus says goodbye to the invitation-only model. Commemorating the first anniversary of the OnePlus One smartphone, the company has announced that the phone will now sell under open sale. In other words, the phone, which was unveiled last year on April 23, will now be available without invites. In...