Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE officially launched in India for Rs.53,500
Samsung has officially launched the LTE version of the Galaxy S5 in India for Rs.53,500. The phone will be available July 20 onwards.
The LTE version of the Galaxy S5 is different from the standard version as it sports a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU, which supports eight 4G LTE bands including the ones which work in India. The standard version of the Galaxy S5 is powered by the Exynos Octa-core CPU, which does not support LTE networks in India.
Additionally, the Qualcomm chipset facilitates features like download booster and Wi-Fi MiMO. Other features of the phone include a 16-megapixel rear camera with a hybrid auto-focus system, 2GB of RAM, a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, and a 2,800mAh battery.
It also sports a IP67 certification for water resistance and dust proofing. The phone will be available in three colours – copper gold, charcoal black and shimmery white.
Earlier, the company was criticised for launching the 3G only version of the Galaxy S5 in India, which was deemed overpriced.The Galaxy S5 was also met with a lukewarm response in the market.
LG is launching the G3 flagship Android phone
In India on Monday. But ahead of the launch, a Mumbai-based retailer — Mahesh Telecom – has claimed that the 32GB model of the phone will be sold in market at a price of Rs.49,999.
The MRP of the device, however, will be Rs.55,000. In India phone companies often keep MRP of their devices a few thousands rupees more than the actual market price.
Manish Khatri, who owns the retail shop, posted the prices on his Facebook and Twitter pages. He revealed that the initial offer for the G3 will include a free Quick Window case, which costs Rs.3,499, a Rs.5,000 discount coupon for the G-Watch and a Rs.6,000 service discount coupon for a damaged screen.
Asus Zenfone sold 40,000 Units of Smartphones in 4 Days
Easy-on-pocket Android smartphones have always been a huge hit in the Indian Smartphone market. Recently Asus launched 3 devices in their Zenfone series starting from Rs. 5,999 to Rs. 16,999 and they have announced that 40,000 devices have already been sold within 4 days of its launch. Those three smartphones were Asus Zenfone 4, Asus Zenfone 5 and Asus Zenfone 6 and the exact sales figure for each of those devices has not been revealed in their press statement.
Microsoft calls end to Android Nokia X smartphones
Microsoft is to stop developing Android-powered smartphones beyond those already available, the BBC understands.
Nokia X models will now become part of the Lumia range and run the Windows Phone operating system, although existing Android handsets will continue to be supported.