It seems that the Indian smartphone market is increasingly getting flooded with a wide variety of handsets, as almost everyday we witness the launch of a new smartphone in the market. There are indeed plenty of smartphone models in every price range. And thanks to such vigorous competition in the market, with this smartphones have become relatively cheap too. Almost all popular mobile companies are launching smartphones packed with rich specifications and features at reasonable prices. Now if you are planning to buy an affordable, feature-rich smartphone then make sure to have a look at the list given below. The list includes all those exciting smartphones that are either just released or expected to be launched in the next few weeks.
Lava Iris 504
Lava's recently announced handset called Iris 504Q is a superb smartphone with a reasonable price tag. It features a huge 5 inch IPS HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display with One Glass Solution (OGS) Technology that guarantees enhanced viewing angle and better touch response. In addition, this next-gen smartphone has up to 4 custom profiles with unique identities for different lock screens. It comes with an 8 MP rear camera capable of recording 1080p videos, and also it features a 2 MP fixed-focus front camera for taking self-portraits and video recording. Another great unique selling point of this smartphone is Air Gesture, a feature that allows users to quickly and easily interact with the phone just by hovering their hand over the screen. Other key features of this smartphone include a powerful 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32 GB through a micro SD card), and Li-Po 2000 mAh battery.
Lava Iris 504Q comes with a very affordable price tag of just Rs 13,499. The smartphone is already up for pre-orders on several popular online stores like Flipkart, Infibeam, Snapdeal, Saholic, Tradus, and Indiatimesshopping.
Micromax Canvas 4
Micromax is all set to launch the highly-anticipated smartphone called Canvas 4 in the Indian market. And Micromax has reportedly included several innovative features in this smartphone to compete with all those successful smartphones available in the market like Samsung Galaxy S4, Xperia series phones, etc. This new Canvas smartphone is said to have a stunning 5-inch screen with resolution of about 1920 x 1080 pixels. Moreover, it may sport a 13 MP rear camera along with some interesting features like auto focus, face detection, smile detection, image stabilization, dual LED flash, etc. The phone is also expected to possess an impressive 3.2 MP front facing camera for video chatting, video calling, etc. Even if rumors are to be believed, Micromax Canvas 4 device will use a 1.4 GHz Mediatek MTK 6599 octa core chipset for power.
Recently, a new promotional picture of the smartphone was released and this latest teaser clearly hints at an innovative screen with un-locking feature in the device, most likely a finger-print or a face-recognition based scanner. Although Micromax has not revealed anything about the exact launch date of this smartphone, however pre-booking for the Micromax Canvas 4 device will start on June 28. Plus, it is expected to be priced around Rs 15990.
LG Optimus G2
LG Mobile has sent out invitations for a mysterious press event that will be be held on 7th of August in New York. Now analysts are predicting that this one is going to be the launch event for the highly-anticipated Optimus G2 smartphone, which is being widely touted as LG’s flagship offering for 2013. According to rumours and leaked specifications, Optimus G2 device will flaunt a massive 5 inch or bigger display with full HD resolution. In addition, it would come with edge-to-edge display giving a slimmer profile to the device. Some latest rumors also claim that this upcoming Optimus smartphone will carry physical buttons at the back of the handset instead of the front or the side like regular smartphones. If those rumors turn out to be true then this innovative concept will surely make Optimus G2 unique and stylish. Above all, this smartphone is expected to be launched with the latest version of OS, probably the Android Key Lime Pie.
Other impressive features that are expected in Optimus G2 include: a 13 megapixel high-resolution camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB RAM, and a front facing camera. Unfortunately, there is no official word on Optimus G2 pricing yet.
HTC Desire 200
HTC Desire 200 is an incredible budget-friendly smartphone that is loaded with several interesting features. Although it’s a budget phone, Desire 200 comes with Beats Audio technology along with high quality in-ear headphones for enhanced audio experience. At the rear, the handset sports a 5 MP camera capable of recording VGA quality videos and decent quality pictures. This camera can smartly recognize when someone is smiling, and considering that it automatically clicks the picture, even before you hit the button. Not only that, the camera also allows users to add some exciting effects to their pictures. Plus, this new HTC smartphone has HTC Data Manager - a feature that automatically monitors data usage in real-time.
Other key features of this smartphone include: 3.5-inch display, a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 mobile processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, and a 1230 mAh battery. HTC has officially unveiled the Desire 200 model, but there’s still no word on when and where the device will be launched and for what price. However, it is estimated to cost around Rs 9000 in Indian market.
Spice Stellar Mi-510
Spice Stellar Mi-510 is yet another strong choice for those who are looking for an affordable yet feature-rich smartphone. It has a stunning 5 inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating System and powered by a 1.2GHz processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. It offers 4 GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. When it comes to the camera performance, this smartphone has an 8 MP auto focus camera with flash at its back and a VGA snapper in the front for video calling or chatting. What’s more, this dual-SIM (3G+3G) phone is powered by a 2100 mAh battery which ensures a strong battery backup. Spice also has incorporated a new feature called flip-to-silent in Stellar Mi-510 device. This innovative feature will automatically put the incoming call ring on silent when users flip the phone.
So far, Spice has not revealed anything regarding the launch date and price of Stellar Mi-510 dual SIM smartphone, but it is expected to come with an affordable price tag of just Rs 9,000.
The Blackberry Q5 is an outstanding mid range offering from Blackberry. This new smartphone comes with BlackBerry 10 OS, making it the first affordable BlackBerry handset to feature this latest BB OS. Hence this device is a perfect choice for budget conscious consumers who wish to try their hands on the latest BB10 OS. Under the hood, it sports a powerful 1.2 GHz dual core processor. It features an excellent QWERTY keyboard with ample space between the keys. And 3.1-inch display screen of the device comes with a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels. Furthermore, this budget-friendly smartphone features a 5 MP rear camera which also supports several interesting features to enhance the image quality. Blackberry Q5 users will also get a 2 MP front facing camera for video calling.
Other important features of this new Blackberry phone are: 8 GB of internal storage capacity, a microSD slot for memory expansion, a range of basic media features, and multiple connectivity features. This mid-range Blackberry device is expected to hit Indian market soon. Plus, the anticipated price of BlackBerry Q5 in India is around Rs 25,990.
Gionee Elife E6
Gionee, a popular chinese smartphone brand, is planning to launch its next flagship smartphone, dubbed as Gionee ELife E6 in the first week of July in China followed by India. According to the reports, this all new Gionee smartphone might have a huge 5 inch 1080p full HD display and it will be powered by the most recent MT6589T quad core chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz. It will come equipped with an impressive 13 MP primary camera with BSI sensor and auto focus capabilities. This camera will be reportedly able to record 1080p videos at 30 fps (frames per second). What’s even more exciting is that the device is said to have a 5 MP front facing camera capable of recording 720p videos. Although there is no official confirmation, it is believed that Gionee will certainly launch the ELife E6 device in India very soon. Plus, it is expected to be priced around Rs. 20,000 mark.
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