4G seems to be the next big thing to hit the telecom markets. We have had screens, batteries as well as the build and construction materials as the major differentiators, and looks like despite there being barely any 4G LTE connectivity even in metros in India, 4G is set to become a major differentiator in the market. And since bringing devices at an affordable price is already an ongoing war, combining 4G LTE with low cost in a handset seems to be an intelligent trick. We have seen the likes of RedMi Note from Xiaomi as well as the Yu Yureka device launched with LTE at affordable prices. Lenovo is set to challenge both of them with a device that is set to cost less than both the aforementioned devices.
According to BGR India, Lenovo has confirmed its plans of a Snapdragon powered device, which will be showcased at CES and then released in India a week later. The quote reads, “Lenovo to launch a Snapdragon based 410 LTE device to India with an aggressive price point. The device will be launched in India soon after it is showcased at CES 2015.”
No clear indication of the specifications or pricing of the device have been given yet, but the report on BGR says that the phone will be launched at a price closer to the RedMi 1S which is around the Rs 7,000 mark. If the report is indeed true and Lenovo does make a device available at the 7K mark with LTE, it would open a very interesting segment in the market.
via: BGR India
Celkon has followed the lead of the likes of Micromax and Xolo, and entered the Windows Phone market. It was announced earlier in the year that Microsoft was going to slash the licensing fee for the Windows Phone 8.1 in order to bring more OEMs on board and expand its product catalog. This might be one of the reasons why Celkon has jumped in, and while not officially announcing the phone via a media note or anything substantial, the Celkon Win 400 has gone on sale on Snapdeal, here in India.
The pricing of Rs 4,703 will make the Celkon Win 400 the most inexpensive Windows Phone 8.1 device in the world. In terms of specifications, the device has a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 200 SoC with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. The device has a 4 inch display with a resolution of 480×800. The rear camera is a 5 MP unit while the front facing camera is a 1.2 Mega Pixel snapper to help you take those selfies and make video calls.
The device has FM Radio inbuilt and has 1500 mAh battery, which Celkon has said will give you at least an entire day of juice. The device will carry a one year warranty and is available only on Snapdeal for now. It is not clear whether the phone will remain an online exclusive or will later be launched offline.
Yes, we are living in an era where smart phones are synonymous with mobile phones, nobody even cares about a feature phone. Even for the tiniest of budgets you have smartphones available. However, there are some of us who like the old physical 12 key layout and the essence of a feature phone. They are hard to find these days as most OEMs are focusing on touch devices.
However, with Nokia you can always be sure of great feature phones, and the Nokia 515 is perfectly fitted into that category. I still have a soft spot for my Nokia E51 and use the device from time to time, no wonder the 515 interests me. No, it is not as nifty and ahead of its time like the E51 was, but the 515 takes the banner when it comes to being one of the best feature phones out there. The device is slightly curved and has a gorilla glass 2 covered screen and the keys are made out of polycarbonate resin.
The screen is a 2.4 inch QVGA one and has 5 MP camera which has voice commands for self portraits. Yes, selfies are easier than ever thanks to Nokia 515. The battery of the device will last as long as 38 days, at least that is what tehe claim is by Nokia, and the device is available in both single and dual sim variant. The device is expected to ship in the third quarter of 2013 starting with Russia, Poland and Germany.
You can check the vice out in this interesting video: