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Gionee today launched its latest Marathon series smartphone, the Marathon M5, at an event in Bangalore. Note that this device was first announced in June this year.

Gionee Marathon M5

Powered by 6,020 mAh lithium-polymer battery, the smartphone is expected to standby up to 684 hours, and sustain a 62 hours of call time through a full charge. The phone has dual charging chips which ensure better heat dissipation and fast charging. The device is inbuilt with a smart power consumption system especially under Extreme mode; it can provide a standby time of up to 32 hours even if there is only 5% of power left. It is also capable of reverse charging, i.e., it can be used as a power bank to charge spare cell phones at the same time.

The device is powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core 64-bit processor. It features a 5.5-inch HD AMOLED display. It supports dual SIM.

The smartphone runs on the advanced Amigo 3.1 OS, based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The device is equipped with exciting features like Amiclone - allows you to switch data from your old device within a fraction of a second. Smart Gestures support ensures that you could customize up to five of your favorite features at your finger tips. The phone could further be turned into a smart remote for your TV.

The device has a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, and front facing 5 MP camera.

The smartphone comes in with 32 GB memory, which is expandable up to 128 GB. It is powered by 3 GB RAM.

The device is priced at ₹
17,999 ($270 approx.), and is available in three color options, viz. White, Black and Golden. It will be available exclusively on Flipkart.

Gionee Marathon M5 specifications

Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop

Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core

Memory: 3 GB RAM

Storage: 32 GB internal, expandable up to 128 GB

Display: 5.5 inch HD AMOLED

Resolution (pixels): 1280x720

Primary camera: 13 megapixel

Secondary camera: 5 megapixel

Battery: 6,020 mAh

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 76.0x152.0x8.55 mm

Weight: 211 g

Price: Get a price on the Gionee Marathon M5
Lenovo today announced an addition to their Vibe series with the new Vibe S1. It comes with two front cameras. Yes, you read it right!

Lenovo Vibe S1

The device has been meticulously crafted using a unique front and back Gorilla Glass design. The sleek look and premium feel of the smartphone is a result of the curved-glass rear panel and a rounded premium metal frame. With a curvature measuring 5.4 mm to 7.8 mm, and the surprisingly light weight of 132 g, the device is designed to snuggly fit in the user's hand.

On the design front, the smartphone has a premium metal and glass construction. It will be exclusively available on Amazon. This is the first time Lenovo is going with the US based e-commerce giant.

The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit octa-core processor, and 3 GB of RAM. The device has 32 GB onboard storage, which is expandable via microSD card up to 128 GB. It comes preloaded with Android Lollipop operating system. It boasts of a 5-inch full HD display, and supports 4G LTE.

The 8 MP BSI primary front camera takes the sharpest photos, and a 2 MP secondary front camera analyzes depth of field information to replicate human binocular vision. These two cameras work in tandem to unleash a myriad of new possibilities that can give selfies a creative twist. The 13 MP rear camera boasts a phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) that dramatically increases focusing speed along with a dual-color flash that optimizes color tones based on ambient lighting.

The device will be
 available in two color options, viz. Blue and White. It will be priced at ₹15,999 ($240 approx.), and will be available exclusively on Amazon. It will go on sale at midnight.

Lenovo Vibe S1 specifications

Operating System: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Processor: 1.7 GHz octa-core

Memory: 3 GB RAM

Storage: 32 GB, expandable up to 128 GB

Display: 5.0 inch full HD IPS

Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080

Primary camera: 13 megapixel

Secondary camera: 8 megapixel + 2 megapixel

Battery: 2,420 mAh

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 70.8x143.3x7.8 mm

Weight: 132 g

Get a price on the Lenovo Vibe S1

In order to gain a piece of the sweet Indian smartphone market, local OEM Swipe has come up with 4G enabled Elite 2, successor to the device with the same name but without any digit suffixed. In terms of specifications, the device features an IPS display, powered by 1.3 GHz MT6735 MediaTek quad-core processor with 1 GB RAM. It comes with 4.5-inch screen. The internal storage is 8 GB, and is expandable up to 32 GB. It runs on Android 5.1 with Swipe's skin, the Freedom OS 1.1, and packs 1,900 mAh lithium-ion battery.

Swipe Elite 2 front

Swipe Elite 2 secondary camera

The smartphone features an IPS display with a resolution of 960x540 pixels. It has three capacitive buttons for Menu, Home and Back. All of these buttons are placed just below the display. Additionally, there is a 5 MP front-facing camera lens located above the display to the left of the earpiece, just opposite to the side where buttons are located. The earpiece is located in the center, on the top.

Swipe Elite 2 rear

Swipe Elite 2 primary camera

The smartphone's hardware includes 1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory (expandable up to 32 GB), a 8 MP rear camera with LED flash located below the camera lens. On the rear, the Elite branding is present on the bottom. Below the branding label is the speaker grille. The device has a removable back, and a removable battery.

Swipe Elite 2 right

The right side of the device features the power key and the volume rocker key. The device supports dual SIM, which can be inserted by opening the back cover. Kindly note that both the SIMs support 4G LTE. Additionally, there is a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

Swipe Elite 2 top

The 3.5 mm headset jack is at the top left, while the micro USB port is at the top right.

Swipe Elite 2 bottom

The primary microphone is present at the bottom left.

Swipe Elite 2 left

All images are clicked via Gionee Elife S7 (review)

The left side of the device is kept clean.

With a weight of just 84 grams, the device is too easy to hold and carry. The USP of the smartphone is the dual SIM 4G support for just 
₹4,666 ($70 approx.).

The box contains the smartphone, along with a travel adaptor, a data cable, a user manual, a warranty card, and a transparent silicon back cover. There are no earphones in the box. 
It is being sold via Flipkart.

Stay tuned for a detailed review as we rip off the device! Subscribe to our feed, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Google+ to get notified as soon as the review is published.

Swipe Elite 2 specifications

Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop

Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core

Memory: 1 GB RAM

Storage: 8 GB internal, expandable up to 32 GB

Display: 4.5 inch qHD IPS

Resolution (pixels): 960x540

Primary camera: 8 megapixel

Secondary camera: 5 megapixel

Battery: 1,900 mAh

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 66.4x135.0x8.5 mm

Weight: 84 g

Price: Get a price on the Swipe Elite 2
Swipe today announced the launch of its long awaited product Swipe Junior, a smartphone built specifically for kids. It will be available at an astounding price of 5999 ($90 approx.). It is claimed to be the safest, reliable and most immersive phone for kids, with loads of pre-installed security features.

Swipe Junior

The Parents Operated Control System enables the parents to keep a check on the contact list their kids are connected to, control the time spent on internet browsing, games or any other apps. One-click emergency dialling is also available.

The device is targeted to the kids in the age group of 5-15 years. It is not only expected to enhance their creativity but also make learning fun without compromising their safety and security.

Parents can customize the wallpapers that their kids find attractive and set ringtone that are soothing for their children. Kids can enjoy the preloaded apps that are fascinating for them and can also ignite their imagination with interactive story books.

Parents can monitor the phones location through GPS and can also set safe and danger zones for their child. They can control the kid's movement, and limit them to be within a defined geo-fence area.

Powered with 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, the device has 512 MB RAM and 4 GB ROM. It also features a 4.5-inch IPS display. The smartphone also has a 2 MP rear camera, and 0.3 MP front camera. The device is backed by 1,900 mAh battery. It is also enabled with a 3G SIM slot. 

Considering the fact that kids drop the devices, the device has a specially designed shock and break proof body made with food grade material.

The smartphone is available in two colors, viz. blue (for boys) and pink (for girls). It can be ordered from all leading online portals like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal.

Swipe Junior specifications

Operating System: Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Processor: 1.3 GHz dual-core

Memory: 512 MB RAM

Storage: 4 GB

Display: 4.5 inch IPS

Resolution (pixels): 800x480

Primary camera: 2 megapixel

Secondary camera: 0.3 megapixel

Battery: 1,900 mAh

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): -

Weight: 118 g

Get a price on the Swipe Junior
Gionee has added another marvel to its S Series by bringing in the power packed S Plus, exclusively for its Indian consumers.

Gionee S Plus

The device is built on a powerful 64-bit MT6753 processor, featuring 4G LTE and 1.3 GHz octa-core for faster processing. It also features a stunning 5.5-inch HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3rd generation. It runs Amigo OS 3.1, based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Designed with utmost finesse, the smartphone packs in features like USB Type C with fast charging, 3D vibration mode, Rumble effect, and Immersive touch.

Also, the phone is inbuilt with 16 GB memory storage, and is expandable via a micro SD card. The device has 3 GB RAM. Along with dual SIM support, it is backed by 3,150 mAh battery.

The smartphone has a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, and 5 MP front facing camera.

Available in three colors, viz. Dark Blue, White and Golden, it will be available in India at 
16,999 ($260 approx.) starting this week.

Gionee S Plus specifications

Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core

Memory: 3 GB RAM

Storage: 16 GB internal, expandable up to 32 GB

Display: 5.5 inch HD AMOLED

Resolution (pixels): 1280x720

Primary camera: 13 megapixel

Secondary camera: 5 megapixel

Battery: 3,150 mAh

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): -

Weight: -

Price: 16,999 ($260 approx.)
Oppo has launched its second device, the Neo 7, in the month of October this year. Earlier the manufacturer premiered the R7s at GITEX 2015 held in Dubai. This smartphone is the successor to Oppo Neo 5, which was launched in June this year.

Oppo Neo 7

The device has dual SIM slots, and both of these support 4G.

The smartphone is powered by 2,420 mAh battery.

The smartphone has a 8 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash, and 5 MP front camera with virtual flash (the display acts as flash). The device ships with ColorOS 2.1, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The smartphone has a 5-inch TFT qHD screen, along with a metal-like frame and glass on the rear and front, making it prone to fingerprints. The device houses a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, along with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory (expandable up to 128 GB).

The device is priced at 
₹9,990 ($155 approx.). It will go on sale by the end of this month

Oppo Neo 7 specifications

Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core

Memory: 1 GB RAM

Storage: 16 GB internal, expandable up to 128 GB

Display: 5 inch TFT qHD

Resolution (pixels): 960x540

Primary camera: 8 megapixel

Secondary camera: 5 megapixel

Battery: 2,420 mAh

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 71.7x142.7x7.55 mm

Weight: 141 g

Price: ₹9,990 ($155 approx.)