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Chinese smartphone brand HOMTOM Debuts in India with 3 Budget Devices!

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For the last couple of years several Chinese smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi, Huawei and OPPO has been dominating the Indian smartphone market specially the budget and mid-range segment. Now another Chinese smartphone manufacturer that goes by the name HOMTOM has debuted in the India market with three devices named Homtom H1, Homtom H2 and Homtom H5. It was reported earlier that HOMTOM is planning it’s India debut with 5 smartphones earlier though.

Speaking at the launch Nikhil Bhutani, Director from Product and Operations at HOMTOM says

In the first six months we are looking to have three to five per cent market share in the smartphone market

The Chinese brand plans to  invest around Rs 600 crores in the next 3-4 months to cater to the northern parts of India. HOMTOM will invest about Rs 200-300 crores for CKD manufacturing for which it will be setting up its own facility in Noida by mid-2019.

HOMTOM H1

The HOMTOM H1 features a 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 640 pixels and is powered by a 64 bit MediaTek 6739 chipset clocked at 1.3 GHz coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. In the optics department, the device sports a dual camera setup in the rear of 13MP + 2MP configuration while offering an 8MP at the front. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. It comes with Face Unlocking for security.

HOMTOM H1 specifications

  • 5.5 inch In-Cell display
  • MediaTek 6739 chipset
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 2MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,000 mAh battery

HOMTOM H3

 

The HOMTOM H3 features a 5.5 inch display with a resolution of FHD (1,440 x 720 pixels) and is powered by a MediaTek 6739 chipset coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded using a microSD card. In the optics department, the device sports a dual camera setup in the rear of 13MP + 2MP configuration while offering an 8MP at the front with Face Unlocking support. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3,500 mAh battery.

HOMTOM H3 specifications

  • 5.5 inch display
  • MediaTek 6739 chipset
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 2MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,500 mAh battery

HOMTOM H5

 

HOMTOM H5 features a 5.7 inch display with a resolution of FHD (1,440 x 720 pixels) and is powered by a MediaTek 6739 chipset coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded using a microSD card. In the optics department, the device sports a dual camera setup in the rear of 16MP + 2MP configuration while offering an 8MP at the front with Face Unlocking support. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3,300 mAh battery with support for Fast Charging.The H5 also comes with a circular fingerprint sensor in the rear.

HOMTOM H5 specifications

  • 5.7 inch display
  • MediaTek 6739 chipset
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 16MP + 2MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,300 mAh battery

Coming to the price, the HOMTOM H1, H3 and H5 come at a price tag of Rs 7,499, Rs 9,990 and Rs 10,990 respectively. The three smartphones come with 3 year warranty and 2 times screen replacement cover.

Dilpreet Singh Sikka, Director Finance & Operations claims that the Indian smartphone market has a reputation of providing a thrust to budding phone companies. With an aim to meet public demand and generating best-in-class products he believes HOMOTOM will surely mark its place in the country.

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Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power & G7 Play Launched in Brazil & Mexico!

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Lenovo owned Motorola unveiled its latest devices in the Moto G lineup – the Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Play, and Moto G7 Power today in Brazil. We already knew almost everything regarding the handsets, thanks to multiple leaks taken place in the past few months.

All the four handsets will go on sale starting today in Brazil and Mexico and will make its way to other markets like India, North America, Latin America, and Europe in the upcoming months. All the handsets run on Google’s latest Android 9 Pie out of the box.

Coming to the specifications, the Moto G7 features a 6.24-inch Full-HD+Max Vision display with 1080×2270 pixel resolution. There is a water drop notch on top of the display. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz. There will be 4 GB of RAM in the handset which is coupled with 64 GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 128 GB with the help of a micro SD card.

In terms of camera, there is a dual camera setup of which the primary sensor is of 12 MP with f/1.8 aperture and the second lens is a 5 MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, the handset comes equipped with an 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The camera has features like Smart Composition, Auto Smile Capture, and Super Slow Motion (250fps). The handset draws juice from a 3,000mAh battery.

The Moto G7 Plus packs the same 6.24-inch Full-HD+ Max Vision Display as seen on the Moto G7. The chipset used underneath is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 clocked at 1.8GHz. 4 GB of RAM is coupled with 64 GB of internal storage in the handset which is also expandable up to 512 GB.

There are dual 16 MP + 5 MP cameras weith f/1.7 and f/2.2 apertures respectively. The camera has support for optical image stabilization. The front has a 12 MP camera with an f/2.0 lens. The battery capacity of the handset is 3,000mAh.

The battery oriented device, the Moto G7 Power comes with a smaller 6.2-inch screen with HD+ display of 720×1520 pixel resolution. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset clocked at 1.8 GHz. A compact notch is present on top of the display. There will be 3 GB of RAM on the handset coupled with 32 GB of internal storage.

As far as the cameras are concerned, there is a 12 MP single rear camera with f/2.0 lens and an 8 MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture. The major attraction is indeed to the battery. The Moto G7 Power equips a massive 5,000mAh battery which the company claims to last for about 55 hours. 

The final device in the last is the Moto G7 Play which is the cheapest one among the handsets in the series. It comes with a comparatively smaller 5.7-inch HD+ Max Vision display with 720×1512 pixel resolution. The processor used is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 632 clocked at 1.8GHz. There will be 2 GB RAM on the handset along with 32 GB of internal storage expandable up to 128 GB.

The notch in the device is full sized which resembles the one seen on the iPhone X. The camera used on the Moto G7 Play is a single 13 MP lens with f/2.0 aperture. The front camera is of 8 MP with f/2.2 aperture. The device draws juice from a 3,000mAh battery.

In terms of pricing, the Moto G7 is priced at $299 (roughly Rs. 21,300), whereas Moto G7 Plus will go on sale at a rate of EUR 299.99 (roughly Rs. 24,500). The Moto G7 Power will cost $249 (roughly Rs. 17,800) and Moto G7 Play will retail at $199 (roughly Rs. 14,200). The launch date in India is not known yet but we expect the brand to announce the event in the upcoming days.

Moto G7 Specifications

  • 6.24-inch Full-HD+Max Vision display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal memory (expandable)
  • 12MP f/1.8 + 5MP f/2.2 rear camera
  • 8MP f/2.2 front camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,000 mAh battery

Moto G7 Plus Specifications

  • 6.24-inch Full-HD+Max Vision display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal memory (expandable)
  • 16MP f/1.7 + 5MP f/2.2 rear camera
  • 12MP F/2.0 front camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,000 mAh battery

Moto G7 Power Specifications

  • 6.2-inch HD+display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632chipset
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal memory (expandable)
  • 12MP f/2.0 rear camera
  • 8MP f/2.2 front camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 5,000 mAh battery

Moto G7 Play Specifications

  • 5.7-inch HD+ display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal memory (expandable)
  • 13MP f/2.0 rear
  • 8MP f/2.2 front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,000 mAh battery

 

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Oppo K1 Launched in India. Comes with AMOLED Display & In Display FP for Rs.16,990!

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OPPO today launched the OPPO K1 that it has been teasing for weeks. The Chinese brand launched the phone in China in October last year. The OPPO K1 is now the most affordable smartphone with an in-screen fingerprint smartphone.

The latest OPPO K-series smartphone has a similar design to other OPPO smartphone like OPPO F9 Pro and OPPO A7. Like these phone, it boasts a waterdrop display with a glossy rear panel coupled with horizontal dual rear cameras. Yet, the OPPO K1 feels more premium mostly due to its gorgeous AMOLED display and curved glass-like 3D panel.

The OPPO K1 features a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. It has over 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio and is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 on top. The device is not glass material but looks premium enough due to its 3D injection moulding process that makes it glisten and shine as light hits the surface.

Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. On the rear it sports an AI powered dual camera setup of a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 2MP secondary sensor and supports scene detection. On the front it has 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture on the notch for selfies and video calling.

The dual SIM handset runs on ColorOS 5.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3,600 mAh battery. There is no Quick Charge support and is charged at regular 10W through a microUSB port. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-FI 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack and more.

The OPPO K1 is priced at Rs 16,990 which makes it the only smartphone under Rs 20,000 to have a in-screen fingerprint sensor. The phone was launched with four colors but only two of them will be available in India- the Gradient Van Gough Blue and Piano Black.  It will go on sale in Flipkart on February 12 at noon. There will be launch offers like no cost EMI 3 to 6 months, 10% discount for Citi credit and debit card users on launch day with complete mobile protection from Flipkart along with 90% buyback value on OPPO K1 within 8 months at Rs 1.

OPPO K1 Specifications

  • 6.4-inch Full-HD+ OLED display
  • Snapdragon 660
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64GB Internal Storage
  • 16MP + 2MP Rear Camera
  • 25MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,600mAh Battery
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Coolpad Cool 3 Launched in India. Comes with Dew Drop Notch at Rs.5999!

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Coolpad today launched an entry-level smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as the Coolpad Cool 3, it is the first smartphone from the Chinese brand to sport a dewdrop notch. The launch comes just days after the company released its budget smartphones  Coolpad Mega 5, Mega 5M and Mega 5C.

The Coolpad Cool 3 comes with a dual-color glossy cover that highlights the edges in different colors. The volume rocker and the power button is placed on the right side while the SIM tray sits on the left. There is a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear.

It features a 5.71 inch HD+ (1500 x 720 pixels) display with a stunning 90% screen-to-body ratio achieved because of the small dewdrop notch on top. Under the hood, it is powered by an AI powered Unisoc Chipset clocked at 1.3GHz that has AR/VR compability.If you’re wondering what’s a Unisoc processor, Spreadtrum rebranded itself to Unisoc last year.

It is paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which can be further expanded via a microSD card.

In the optics department, the device sports a vertically aligned dual camera setup at the rear with an 8MP primary camera and a 0.3 camera for depth sensing. There is a 5MP front camera on the notch that supports Face Unlock. The dual SIM handset runs on the latest Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and more.

The Coolpad Cool 3 comes at a price tag of Rs 5,999 competing against other similarly priced smartphones in this range like the Xiaomi Redmi 6A. It will be available in Midnight Blue, Ruby Black, Ocean Indigo and Teal Green color options. Customers will be able to purchase the smartphone from both online and offline stores though no official dates have been announced.

Coolpad Cool 3 specifications

  • 5.71 inch HD+ Display
  • Unisoc chipset with support for AI and AR/VR
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 8MP + 0.3MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery
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