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At an event in New Delhi, the Taiwan manufacturer Asus announced a new budget offering called Zenfone Live. Priced at Rs 9,999, the Zenfone Live focuses on the current trends like selfie shooter capabilities and music offerings. The specs sheet includes a 5.0-inch HD display with 75% screen-to-body ratio, Qualcomm …

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India has offered to allow Apple to import mobile handset components intended for use in local manufacturing tax free, a top government official said on Tuesday. The tax concessions will be subject to the condition of increasing local value addition over a period of time. Local production of the iPhone SE started …

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Xiaomi’s India ambitions are huge. After re-writing the online sales model in the country, the Chinese manufacturer now wants to repeat the success in the offline market as well. Two weeks ago, Xiaomi announced to open the first ever Mi Home in Bengaluru and on the day of inauguration, the company …

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Apple has finished assembling its first batch of iPhone units in India. Apple began its first trial run with the iPhone SE smartphone, and the handsets are said to have been assembled by its Taiwanese contractor Wistron Corp. Earlier today, a Wall Street Journal report said Karnataka state officials have confirmed that …

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi wants to gain a foothold in the offline market in India. And in a bid to achieve that, Xiaomi today opened the first flagship store in Bengaluru. The company is already a big player in online sales and reportedly gained the 2nd spot in overall smartphone …

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SMARTRON SRT Phone

Smartron announced its second smartphone, the srt.phon in Delhi today. The Bengaluru based startup created a buzz last year when it launched its first smartphone and tablet last year because it was backed and endorsed by cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. The new smartphone is powered​by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, 4GB …

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Vivo’s strategy for India is simple. Focus on three areas – marketing, offline distribution and bank on the new trend of ‘Selfie’. The ad campaigns also hover around selfie capabilities of Vivo’s offerings. The company previously launched Vivo V5 with 20MP Moonlight selfie camera and that followed by bigger V5 Plus with the 20MP + 8MP …

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Last week, Samsung launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in India. With the latest flagships, the company wants to reclaim its lost top spot in the premium smartphone market in India. In Q4 2016, Samsung’s reputation and market share took a hit following Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. The device never …

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Samsung has started rolling a new update to its mobile payments service, Samsung Pay in India. Weighing in at 84MB, the update brings along a major feature: support for Unified Payments Interface (UPI). UPI is a payment system that integrates instant fund transfer between bank accounts into a single mobile …

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Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge finally boards the Nougat train in India. Coincidentally, the update got released on the Galaxy S8/S8+ launch day. Weighing at around 1.2GB, the Nougat 7.0 with March security patch brings a plethora of features from both Samsung and Google. The list includes improvements in Notification center, …

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