Lava Iris X5 Launched
CG Impex Pvt Ltd, the sole authorized distributor for Lava Mobiles has launched Lava Iris X5 as the successor of its Iris X1. According to the company, the smartphone is a perfect combination of superlative camera performance and a graceful design to meet the needs of the selfie generation. The Lava Iris X5 has a 5 MP BSI+ Auto Focus front Shooter with LED flash for clicking perfect selfies even in low light. The phone also has an 8.0 MP Auto-Focus primary camera.
Running on Android 4.4 KitKat, the Lava Iris X5 is powered by 1.2 GHz Quad Core and 1 GB RAM. It comes with a 5 inch HD display with 1280*720 resolution. The device comes with 8GB of internal memory that is expandable up to 32GB via micro-SD card. On connectivity front, the dual SIM Iris X5 is facilitated with 3G connectivity apart from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 and micro- USB v2.0. It also offers OTG support to enable file transfer through USB drive on the move.
Iris X5 is powered by a 2100mAh battery with ample multimedia payback, talk-time and stand-by. With all these features, Lava Iris X5 can be yours at a price of Rs 17999.
Karbonn Introduces 4 New Models
Allied Trade Link International, the authorized distributor and marketer for Karbonn mobiles in Nepal has launched four new models of Karbonn mobiles. The newly launched mobiles are Karbonn Titanium S3, Karbonn A51 Lite, Karbonn A119 and Karbonn k990. Karbonn Titanium S3 is a dual-SIM phone powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat. It comes with a 5 inch Capacitive Touch Screen. Some of the features of the phone are 8 mp rear camera and 2 mp front camera, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of internal memory and 1800 mAh battery. The phone is priced at Rs 13,299.
Karbonn A119 is powered by 1.3 GHz Dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat. It is a dual SIM-phone sporting a 5 inch screen. The phone has 1 GB RAM and internal storage of 4 GB that can be expanded up to 32 GB. Imaging devices of the phone include 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera. The phone is available at Rs 11,599. Similarly, Karbonn A51 Lite comes with a 1 GHz processor running Android v2.3.6 Ginger Bread. It has a 3.5 inch screen, 256 MB internal memory and 128 MB RAM. Its features include 2 MP rear camera, 1000 mAh battery, G-Sensor, tethering and portable hotspot among others. The phone is priced at RS 4,499.
Karbonn k900 is a dual-SIM feature phone with 3.19 inch screen, Bluetooth, 1.3MP Camera, FM radio, Video player and Recorder, torchlight and 1200 mAh battery. The phone is available at Rs 2,999.
Xiaomi Becomes World’s Third Biggest Smartphone Maker
Chinese mobile manufacturer Xiaomi is now the world’s third largest smartphone maker, due in large part to the success of its high-end Mi4, says new research by research firm IDC. This is also the first time that Xiaomi has broken into the IDC's list of the top five smartphone makers in the world. Samsung remains at the lead despite declining shipment volume, followed by Apple, Xiaomi, and Lenovo and LG, which tied for fourth place. A new report by Strategy Analytics also puts Xiaomi in the number three position.
Its focus on China and adjacent markets like Southeast Asia and India helped boost Xiaomi into the top five by resulting in triple-digit year-over-year growth in Q3 2014. IDC said that the launch of Xiaomi’s flagship phone MI4, which is meant to compete against Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Apple’s iPhone, in August was key to its success. (Agency)
Microsoft Unveils USD 199 Wearable Fitness Device
Microsoft has unveiled its first wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well as connect to a health service on smartphones. The Microsoft Band will retail for USD 199 on the company's online store. The device can operate for two days on a single charge and has 10 sensors that can track heart rate, calories, stress and even a person's sun exposure. It marks Microsoft's latest push into digital health after its medical record initiative HealthVault in 2007. (Agency)