Covered by Talk Android’s Josh Levenson last month (link here), India got its first ability to purchase the Chromecast from Snapdeal during Google’s annual Great Online Shopping Festival. Rajan Anandan, Head of Google India, had made the announcement but gave no indication on when we might see the Chromecast grace India’s Google Play Store.
It is not clear what exactly is new, or neo, or plus about Samsung’s latest smartphone to hit the Indian market, but the company has decided to launch yet another device in their low- to mid-range line of Galaxy Grand smartphone devices. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus is now available for purchase in India, and given its presence on the Italian version of Samsung’s site, it may be coming to some other countries as well.
Indian smartphone manufacturer Lava has just launched its latest budget-friendly smartphone, the ‘Iris Alfa’, and rather surprisingly it packs quite a lot with regards to specifications for the money.
Today, Lenovo launched its most recent budget-friendly smartphone, the A6000, in India. The handset is available exclusively through online retailer Flipkart with a exceptionally competitive price tag of Rs. 6,999 ($113) — making it one of, it not, the cheapest 4G-enabled, dual-SIM device on the market.
Lenovo has announced that they’ll be showcasing a brand new, aggressively priced LTE smartphone at CES next month for Indian markets. They did reveal that the device will be powered by Snapdragon’s 410 CPU, but everything else is still up in the air. There’s always a chance it could end up being a rebranded Lenovo K3 specifically for India, but we’ll know for certain in a few weeks.
The Indian smartphone market is one of the hottest points of competition for Android OEMs, and now that 4G is becoming more widely available, the manufacturers are rushing to push LTE radios in extremely affordable phones.
Samsung has just confirmed that the curved variant of its flagship phablet of 2014, the Galaxy Note Edge, is en route to India. The handset will be available to purchase from the manufacturer’s online portal in the first week of January in either black or white for a staggering 64,900 INR ($1023).
Samsung has just launched its latest affordable smartphone, the Galaxy Core Prime, on its official eStore in India. The handset comes in Charcoal Grey, White and Silver colorways, and can be yours for Rs.9700 ($153).
At the beginning of December, HTC announced two new mid-range smartphones, the HTC Desire 620 and the HTC Desire 620G. Although the phones are very similar, there are a few hardware specs that differ, notably the processors used in each and the lack of 4G LTE support for the Desire 620G. When the devices were unveiled, HTC did not share any information regarding market availability outside of Taiwan. New information from HTC indicates the device will be sold in the U.K. starting in early 2015. Along with the U.K., HTC is also making the devices available in India later this month and other Asian markets may see the device this month as well.
Starting today, residents in India can pick up HTC’s latest mobile accessory, the RE Camera, from online retailer Snapdeal for Rs. 9,990 ($160). The device is currently available in white and black colorway’s with stock of the teal and orange versions expected to arrive soon.
Back in July 2013, Google launched its first media streaming dongle, the Chromecast, in the United States and ever since residents in India have been itching to get their hands on the device, but, unfortunately for them, there wasn’t any word regarding an Asian release.
Up until now, that is.