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Gionee has today launched its first VoLTE enabled smartphone, the S6, in India. Note that it was first launched in China in November last year. The device focuses on performance and user experience more than just ultra slim design. VoLTE helps connect calls up to twice as fast and makes video calling a sheer delight.

Gionee S6

Crafted from metal, the device blends elegant design with power packed features. The smartphone comes with 89% metal body with a shine cutting of 1.5 mm. It comes with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3, and a screen-to-body ratio of 77.8%.

Powered with Amigo 3.1 OS based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and MediaTek MT6753 1.3 GHz 64-bit octa-core processor, the device is equipped with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage (expandable up to 128 GB).

The device is equipped with a reversible USB Type-C, and is powered by 3,150 mAh battery in a slimmer body.

The smartphone comes with a 13 MP rear camera with PDAF, alongside a 5 MP front camera.

The smartphone comes in Gold, Silver and Rose Gold color options. In the online space, it is available on Flipkart. It will also be available offline. It is priced at 19,999 ($295 approx.).

Gionee S6 specifications


Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.3 GHz octa-core

Memory: 3 GB RAM
Storage: 32 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED
Resolution (pixels): 1280x720
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 3,150 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 74.6x151.9x6.9 mm
Weight: 148 g

Price: Get a price on the Gionee S6
Motorola has today launched yet another premium smartphone, the Moto X Force, in India. It is just a rebranded version of the Droid Turbo 2 already available in the US. The USP of this device is the Moto ShatterShield, which is a shatterproof smartphone display, which aims to protect the device when it falls, knowingly or unknowingly.


Motorola Moto X Force

The display of this device is made of an integrated system of five layers that absorb shock from impact. The smartphone features a 5.4-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, with 2560x1440 pixels resolution and density of 540 pixels-per-inch.

The device is packed with 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB RAM, 21 MP rear camera with rapid focus and a 5 MP wide angle front-facing camera with flash.

The smartphone runs on a 3,760 mAh battery. It supports fast charging via the TurboPower charging mechanism that claims to provide up to 8 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging.

The device comes in two variants - one with 32 GB internal storage, while the other with 64 GB. This can be expanded up to 2 TB via the micro SD card.

The smartphone has 3 color variants with premium materials to choose from - the durable ballistic nylon for rich color and texture that’s lightweight and comes in Black or Grey color options, or a White variant with a durable soft-grip surface with an easy-grip triangle pattern.

The device will be available both online and offline, starting February 8th. In the online retail, it will be available on Flipkart and Amazon. The 32 GB variant is priced at 
₹49,999 ($735 approx.), while the 64 GB variant is priced at ₹53,999 ($795 approx.).

Watch the shatterproof display in action in the video below:



Motorola Moto X Force specifications


Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 2.0 GHz octa-core

Memory: 3 GB RAM
Storage: 32/64 GB internal (expandable up to 2 TB)
Display: 5.4 inch Quad HD AMOLED
Resolution (pixels): 2560x1440
Primary camera: 21 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 3,760 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 78.0x149.8x9.2 mm
Weight: 169 g
Price: 
₹49,999 ($735 approx.) for 32 GB; ₹53,999 ($795 approx.) for 64 GB
Gionee has today launched its latest budget smartphone, the Pioneer P5W, in India. Note that this device was announced in December last year.

Gionee Pioneer P5W

The device comes with 5 MP rear camera with LED flash, along with a 2 MP front facing camera. Additionally the camera offers Beautification, various filters and Mood cards.

The smartphone comes with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and an in-built 16 GB memory (which is expandable up to 128 GB). It is powered by 1 GB RAM. The device runs on Amigo OS 3.1, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop . It supports dual sim 3G.


The smartphone supports USB OTG. It features a 5-inch HD IPS display, with 1280x720 pixels resolution.

The device is backed by a 2,000 mAh battery. The device also comes with a new customized lock feature, the AMI lock. Face unlocking is also supported.


The device is available in exciting color options like white, black, blue, red and yellow. It is p
riced at 6,499 ($95 approx.).


Gionee Pioneer P5W specifications


Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core

Memory: 1 GB RAM
Storage: 16 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.0 inch HD IPS

Resolution (pixels): 1280x720
Primary camera: 5 megapixel
Secondary camera: 2 megapixel
Battery: 2,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 72.0x143.3x8.9 mm
Weight: 157 g
Price: 
6,499 ($95 approx.)
Huawei has today launched their latest mid-range device, the Honor 5X, in India. It was first launched in China in October last year. Another device, the Honor Holly 2 Plus has also been launched.

Huawei Honor 5X

The smartphone is powered by a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor, and 2 GB RAM.

The device features 13 MP rear camera with dual LED flash, and 5 MP front camera.

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch FHD IPS display, with 1920x1080 pixels resolution and density of 401 pixels-per-inch.

The device runs on a 3,000 mAh battery. Storage capacity of 16 GB (expandable up to 128 GB) is available.

The smartphone supports 4G LTE, and features a fingerprint sensor. It runs EMUI 3.1, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The smartphone is available on Amazon and Flipkart. It comes in three color options, viz. grey, silver and gold, and is priced at 
₹12,999 ($190 approx.).

Huawei Honor 5X specifications


Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.7 GHz octa-core

Memory: 2 GB RAM
Storage: 16 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.5 inch FHD IPS
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 3,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 76.3x151.3x8.15 mm
Weight: 158 g
Price: Get a price on the Huawei Honor 5X
Huawei has today launched their latest entry-level device, the Honor Holly 2 Plus, in India. It is the successor to Honor Holly, which was launched in 2014. Another device, Honor 5X, has also been launched.


Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus


The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor, and 2 GB RAM.

The device features 13 MP rear camera with auto focus and LED flash, and 5 MP front camera.

The smartphone features a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display, with 1280x720 pixels resolution and density of 296 pixels-per-inch.

The device runs on a 4,000 mAh battery. Storage capacity of 16 GB (expandable up to 128 GB) is available.

The smartphone supports dual SIM 4G LTE. It runs EMUI 3.1, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The smartphone will be available on Amazon and Flipkart February 16th onwards. It is priced at 
₹8,499 ($125 approx.).

Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus specifications


Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core

Memory: 2 GB RAM
Storage: 16 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.0 inch HD IPS LCD
Resolution (pixels): 1280x720
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 4,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 71.8x143.1x9.7 mm
Weight: 160 g
Price: Get a price on the Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus
Blackberry has today launched their latest device, the Priv, in India. As per the official confirmation received earlier, the smartphone runs on Google's Android operating system. This is the first time Blackberry is offering Android to its users.


Blackberry Priv

The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, and 3 GB RAM.

The device features 18 MP PDAF and OIS enabled rear camera, and 2 MP front camera.

The smartphone features a 5.4-inch WQHD AMOLED display, with 2560x1440 pixels resolution and density of 540 pixels-per-inch.

The device runs on a 3,410 mAh battery. Storage capacity of 32 GB (expandable up to 2 TB) is available.

The smartphone supports 4G LTE.

The smartphone will be available January 30th onwards. It is available in black color, and is priced at 
₹62,990 ($930 approx.).

Blackberry Priv specifications


Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.8 GHz hexa-core

Memory: 3 GB RAM
Storage: 32 GB internal (expandable up to 2 TB)
Display: 5.4 inch WQHD AMOLED
Resolution (pixels): 2560x1440
Primary camera: 18 megapixel
Secondary camera: 2 megapixel
Battery: 3,410 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 77.2x147.0x9.4 mm
Weight: 192 g
Price: 
₹62,990 ($930 approx.)