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Going apt with the increasing demand of affordable Android experience and excellent on-the-go connectivity, Videocon launches the power-packed smartphone Videocon Z51 Nova+. The device offers lucid user experience, robust hardware, stunning finish and comes handy with multitasking features. It is available at a striking price of just 5799 ($90).

Videocon Z51 Nova+

The smartphone boasts of an 8 MP auto-focus rear camera and features 5 MP front camera for perfect selfies and superior video calling experience. The best-in-class device elevates the user experience with an excellent range of connectivity and utility features including dual SIM support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Proximity Sensor and FM Radio with recording. The OEM offers a 90-day free subscription of V-Secure mobile security app and V-Safe antivirus software with the device. 

The handset offers an engaged user experience, which is backed by a powerful 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and fast 3G network. It runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2, offering blazing fast performance and best-in-class Android experience. With expandable memory of up to 32 GB, the device comes with 8 GB internal storage for apps and 1 GB RAM to handle tough tasks with ease. A robust 2,000 mAh battery keeps the entertainment going on a 5-inch FWVGA capacitive touch screen that offers a visual treat of ultra sharp videos and HD online content.

Videocon Z51 Nova+ specifications

Operating System: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)

Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core

Memory: 1 GB RAM

Storage: 8 GB internal memory (expandable up to 32 GB)

Display: 5.0 inch FWVGA

Primary camera: 8 megapixel

Secondary camera: 5 megapixel

Battery: 2,000 mAh

Price: 5799 ($90)
Rumored to be the thinnest smartphone Samsung has ever developed, the Samsung Galaxy A8 appears online with its technical specifications, images and a hands-on video. The Chinese telecommunications regulatory agency, commonly known as TENAA is credited to release this video. Not sure how Samsung would react to it, but we have a lot of interesting information to share.

Samsung Galaxy A8 front

The device is rumored to be equipped with a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display (with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels). It is also believed to boast of a 16 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera.

A home button with a fingerprint authentication sensor is said to be used, and the device is powered by a 3,050 mAh battery.

The smartphone is said to sport a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S615 chipset clocked at 1.7 GHz, backed by 2 GB RAM. It is also rumored to offer 16 GB internal storage and a microSD card slot which can expand the storage.

It is expected to run the latest Android Lollipop version 5.1.1. It is also expected to be just 5.9 mm thick, thus making it the thinnest device ever made by this Korean multinational.

Watch the leaked hands-on video:

Samsung Galaxy A8 rumored specifications

Processor: 1.7 GHz quad-core

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Storage: 16 GB internal memory (expandable)

Display: 5.7 inch Super AMOLED

Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080

Primary camera: 16 megapixel

Secondary camera: 5 megapixel

Battery: 3,050 mAh

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 76.7x157.7x5.9 mm

Weight: 150 g

Source: NWE
Skullcandy continues to deliver on their promise of consumer-centric innovation with the latest addition to their headphone line, by launching The Grind.

Skullcandy Grind

Grind delivers everything you would expect from a premium headphone, without the premium price tag though. It is light weight and has durable metal headband construction. It also features plush foam ear pads that deliver hours of wear time. The convenient on-ear TapTech gives the user full call and track control with the simple push of a button.

Developed, tuned, and tested at Skullcandy headquarters in Park City, the new product features a simple yet iconic design. Skullcandy's in-house product development team engineered the headphone to focus on the critical areas - high end drivers for amazing audio quality and premium materials for unrivaled comfort.

With simple design, premium materials and the biggest sound, the Skullcandy Grind feels like a true upgrade.

Skullcandy Grind is available exclusively at Flipkart. It is available in 6 different colors, viz., Yellow, Plaid Grey, Brown, Evergreen Cream, Black Cream and Navy Blue.
Huawei today launched in China its much-awaited smartphone, the Huawei Honor 7. A meticulously crafted device flaunting a 5.2 inch display (with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels), it also boasts of an impressive, 20 MP phase detection auto-focus rear camera with Dual LED flash and a 8 MP front camera with fixed focus and a LED flash.

Huawei Honor 7

Powered by a 3,100 mAh battery, this device takes around 90 minutes for a full charge, and 30 minutes for a 50% charge.

The smartphone sports a 64-bit octa-core CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz, backed by a MALI-T628 GPU and 3 GB RAM. It also offers 16/64 GB internal storage and a microSD card slot which can expand the storage by an additional 128 GB.

Three different variants are launched. The standard 3G model with 16 GB internal memory is priced at 1999 Yuan ($320). The one with dual SIM 4G LTE support and 16 GB internal storage is priced at 2199 Yuan ($355). The top end variant with 64 GB internal memory and 4G LTE is priced at 2499 Yuan ($400).

Huawei Honor 7 specifications

Processor: 1.5 GHz octa-core

Memory: 3 GB RAM

Storage: 16/64 GB internal, expandable up to 128 GB

Display: 5.2 inch

Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080

Primary camera: 20 megapixel

Secondary camera: 8 megapixel

Battery: 3,100 mAh

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 71.9x143.2x8.5 mm

Weight: 157 g

Source: GizChina
Xiaomi today announced that Redmi Note 4G is now available for ₹7,999. Remember that this smartphone first went on sale in December 2014 in India. The smartphone is down ₹2,000 from the original launch price of ₹9,999. It can also be purchased for ₹4,999 by exchanging an old smartphone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note

The reason for this price cut are the lower costs, that have enabled the manufacturer to reduce the price. They hope to sell more units with this new price,and stay in the competitive smartphone market of the country. Talking about competition, the introduction of Lenovo K3 Note at a price of ₹9,999 has forced this Chinese manufacturer to reduce the price of this device.

It was Xiaomi's very first 4G device to be introduced in India, with support for both 4G bands - FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE. The smartphone received a warm welcome for its fast surfing, streaming and gaming speeds.

The device is available on Flipkart at the new price. But before you plan to lighten your wallet for this device, do check out my detailed review. Although the review is for the 3G variant, there aren't much differences.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G specifications

Operating System: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)

Processor: 1.6 GHz quad-core

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Storage: 8 GB internal (expandable up to 64 GB)

Display: 5.5 inch IPS

Resolution (pixels): 1280x720

Primary camera: 13 megapixel

Secondary camera: 5 megapixel

Battery: 3,100 mAh lithium-ion polymer

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 78.7x154.0x9.5 mm

Weight: 199 g

Price: Get a price on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G.
With a number of Chinese OEMs entering the Indian market, Phicomm launched its debut smartphone earlier this month. In terms of specifications, the Phicomm Passion 660 features an IPS display, powered by 1.5 GHz Qualcomm octa-core processor with a 2 GB RAM. It comes with a 5-inch screen. The internal storage is 16 GB. It runs on Android 4.4 with Phicomm's skin, the Expect UI, and packs 2,300 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery.

Phicomm Passion 660 front

Phicomm Passion 660 secondary camera

The smartphone features an IPS display with a resolution of 1920x1080  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 on the top-right corner, just opposite to the side where buttons are located. The earpiece is located in the center, on the top.

Phicomm Passion 660 rear

Phicomm Passion 660 primary camera

The smartphone has high-end hardware that includes 1.5 GHz Qualcomm octa-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal flash memory (expandable up to 64 GB), a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash located just beside the camera lens, to its right. To the right of the LED flash is the secondary microphone. On the rear, the speakers are located on the bottom-right. At the top part, in the center, is the Phicomm branding. The device has a non-removable back.

The right side of the device features the power key. The device supports dual SIM, which can be inserted by opening the SIM tray present on the right side of the device. One thing to note is that either of these trays are also to be used as a micro SD slot. That means if you you decide to expand the storage of the device, you will have to live with a single SIM. On the contrary, if you choose to use both the SIMs, you will have to live with the in-built storage only.

Phicomm Passion 660 top

The 3.5 mm headset jack is at the top left.

Phicomm Passion 660 bottom

The micro USB port is at the bottom center. The primary microphone is located on its left.

Phicomm Passion 660 left

All images are clicked via Gionee Elife S7 (hands-on)

The left side of the device features the volume rocker key.

Coming in at 110 g, the phone is very lightweight and makes me wonder if I'm actually carrying a device or not.

The box contains the smartphone with its display covered, along with a travel adaptor, a data cable, a user manual, a warranty card, a screen guard and a card pin to unplug the SIM card trays. There are no headphones in the box. The printed price on the box is
 13,999. It is being sold via Amazon at 10,999.

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

Phicomm Passion 660 specifications

Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat

Processor: 1.5 GHz octa-core

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Storage: 16 GB internal, expandable up to 64 GB

Display: 5 inch full HD

Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080

Primary camera: 13 megapixel

Secondary camera: 5 megapixel

Battery: 2,300 mAh

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 69.0x139.5x7.4 mm

Weight: 110 g

Price:  Get a price on the Phicomm Passion 660