The month that went by saw quite a few significant launches in the Indian smartphone market, from powerful flagships like Samsung's Galaxy S7 duo to budget warriors like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Lenovo K5 Plus. To get you up to speed, we've compiled the most notable smartphone launches in March 2016 in a handy slideshow. Read on.
The latest member of Xiaomi's Redmi Note family houses a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset. The device comes in two variants – 16GB of storage with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage with 3GB of RAM. The phone boasts a 16MP f/2.0 rear facing sensor coupled with a 5MP f/2.0 front facing shooter. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 utlises a 4,050mAh battery with fast charging. All of this is wrapped inside a full metal body. The latest of the Redmi family will cost you Rs 9,999 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM variant and Rs 11,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM option.
The much awaited successors to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge – the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge went official last month. The Galaxy S7 houses a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen, while the S7 edge features a larger 5.5-inch display with curved glass. Both devices are equipped with an Exynos 8890 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. Both smartphones pack 12MP rear facing cameras plus 5MP front facing cameras. The Galaxy S7 uses a 3,000mAh battery while its sibling houses a 3,600mAh unit. The Samsung Galaxy S7 costs Rs 48,900 while the Galaxy S7 edge will set you back by Rs 56,900.
Lenovo recently came out with another strong contender for the affordable smartphone category, the VIBE K5 Plus. The device sports a 5-inch 1080p IPS display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor. It features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage which can be also expanded further. Talking about the imaging capabilities, we have a 13MP rear facing shooter paired with a 5MP front-facing sensor. The device holds a 2,750mAh battery encased in a premium metal body. The Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus can be picked up online for a price of Rs 8,499.
Considering its recent arrival into the smartphone game, InFocus has been fairly quick when it comes to churning out low-cost offerings. The latest among these is the InFocus Bingo 50. The phone houses a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The InFocus Bingo 50 packs an 8MP sensor at both the rear and front. What makes the InFocus Bingo 50 notable is that it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. InFocus has quoted a price of Rs 7,499 on the Bingo 50, and it is available to buy via online shopping websites.
Intex has launched yet another budget friendly phone – the Aqua Ace. The device rocks a 5-inch Super AMOLED 720p display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor which is further aided by 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. In terms of cameras, the Intex Aqua Ace houses a 8MP rear facing shooter along with a 5MP front facing sensor. The Intex Aqua Ace packs in a 3,000mAh battery. The highlight of the device is that it supports MHL capabilities, letting you mirror the content on a large screen via the bundled cable. The smartphone is available to pick up online at a price of Rs 8,999.