Yu YUREKA PLUS is a new mid-range handset with a 5.5-inch Full HD display

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YU, a brand operated by Micromax, just launched the YUREKA PLUS, the company’s latest smartphone in the YU series.

The YUREKA PLUS has a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a subtle curvature minimalist design. It is powered by a Octa-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and runs on Cyanogen OS 12 based on Android 5.0 (Lollipop). It also comes with a boost in the camera department from it predecessor. The device will have Cat4 LTE support, including support for 4G LTE bands (TDD B40 2300MHz and FDD B3 1800MHz) for India.

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China’s Huawei gets the green-light to manufacture handsets in India

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More and more reports are appearing about Huawei‘s alleged partnership with Google to build one of the next Nexus smartphones, and how its Honor 7 handset reached 9 million pre-orders in just one week. On a less sexy note though, the company is also busy expanding its base of operations in India. The Chinese handset maker applied for a manufacturing license in India 19 months ago, and now we have news that despite national security concerns, security clearance has been awarded to Huawei.

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Xiaomi’s Mi4i is now available to purchase through open sales in India

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Selling smartphones through flash sales might make sense for the manufacturer, but for the consumer? Not so much. For the consumer, flash sales can represent a huge source of frustration for any number of reasons. The Xiaomi Mi4i was one such phone that was only available through flash sales, but now its available to purchase any time you want to in India.

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Xolo BLACK with 5.5-Inch Full-HD display and dual rear cameras launches for Rs. 12,999

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There are a lot of options when it coming to buying a smartphone in India, its a fiercely contested market with both local and foreign manufacturers duking it out for sales. Here we have the Xolo launching its first device under its BLACK sub-brand, which will be available exclusively via the Indian retailer, Flipkart for Rs. 12.999 ($205).

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