Ten months after the launch of the low-cost Z1, Samsung held a launch event for its successor, the Z3. The device aims to make a mark in the low-end of the market, with a price of Rs. 8,490. The Samsung Z3 will be a ‘Make in India’ phone, and will go on sale via offline retail channels as well as Snapdeal.
The Z3’s primary difference is that it, in fact, does not run on Android – it runs on Tizen, Samsung’s proprietary mobile OS. The downside here being that you are unable to use Android apps, and Tizen is an extremely nascent mobile OS, and doesn’t have much app support.
The Samsung [...]
Pepsi is launching a smartphone – yes, you read that right and no, this is not a drill. PepsiCo, the premier soft-drink maker of the world, is launching a phone. This isn’t a Pepsi co-branded phone by another manufacturer, or a partnership or tie-in or limited edition of any sort – this is a proper, honest to God, Pepsi phone.
Now Pepsi haven’t gone and hired engineers and opened a technology division just yet – they’ve presumably contracted a popular phone manufacturer to do it, but we don’t know which one yet. For what it’s worth, the device does have a certain Huawei aesthetic to it. While other brands have attempted [...]
ZTE has had a prolific year, launching a slew of high-end devices, including the Nubia Z9 line, along with the Axon lineup of devices, and even a smartwatch. The company has been doing well in the sales arena, and it was always going to be interesting to see what they came up with next. Well, it looks like ZTE is diversifying its portfolio as much as possible. The company has a just announced an extremely affordable, entry-level smartphone.
The ZTE Mighty 3C is now official, and costs only 499 Yuan, or around Rs.5000! The device features a 5-inch display, albeit one that is only 854×480, and comes with 1GB of RAM [...]
OPPO has been working hard recently to rise up in the smartphone brand wars, and get equal footing in namespace with leaders in the budget premium segment like Xiaomi and OnePlus. The OPPO R7, R7 Plus, R7 Lite and Mirror 5 are all great phones, and OPPO looks set to announce another great new phone come 18th October.
OPPO has announced that they will be announcing a new phone, the OPPO R7s, at Dubai’s GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) come next Sunday. The device will improve upon the current OPPO R7 by featuring “a bigger display, a larger screen and double the storage space of the R7”, OPPO claims. Also [...]