LG Q6 Plus released in India with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage


At an event in New Delhi this morning, LG introduced the LG Q6 Plus. This is a higher spec’d version of the LG Q6 with 33% more RAM (4GB, up from 3GB) and twice the native storage capacity (64GB compared to 32GB). Also receiving a slight bump is the price. While the LG Q6 is priced at Rs. 14,990, which is equivalent to $233 USD, the LG Q6 Plus costs Rs. 17,990. Based on current currency exchange rates, that works out to nearly $280 USD.

Outside of the aforementioned changes, the LG Q6 Plus shares the same design and specs as the LG Q6. That means it comes with a 5.5-inch “Full Vision” …


India, Connected: How the Rockefeller Foundation is bringing electricity to thousands of villages across India

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Microsoft's SMS client for Android is available in India only


The vast majority of Microsoft’s annual revenue related to mobile phones actually comes from licensing its large number of Android related patents to manufacturers. So why shouldn’t Microsoft take care of business by offering an SMS client for Android devices? And so Microsoft Garage, the software giant’s experimental division, did so. It’s called SMS Organizer, but if you don’t live in India, you are not going to find it available for your Android phone.

Sporting a new tab-based interface, SMS Organizer puts your personal messages in one tab while other messages involving transactions …

Five million Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 handsets have been sold in India this year

India happens to be the second largest smartphone market in the world, grabbing that title from the U.S. last year. But most major handset manufacturers can not afford to applaud this fact, mostly because of the economics involved. For 2013, the latest data available, India’s per capita income was $1,570 which placed the country 112th out of 164 as measured by the World Bank. Obviously, that doesn’t leave much money for consumers to purchase flagship and high-end smartphones.

However, the environment is perfect for a value-type producer such as China’s Xiaomi. This past week, the company …

Next-generation iPhone SE now expected to arrive in Q1 2018, India will get it first

iPhone SE had an unexpected success among Apple fans mainly due to the lower price compared to other iPhones, but also for retaining the traditional smaller display. Unsurprisingly, an updated iPhone SE is expected to be launched by Apple in the coming months.

Unfortunately, fans of the iconic device waiting to be able to buy the phone this year might be disappointed to hear the next-generation iPhone SE won’t be coming anytime soon. Although a report last month claimed Apple could introduce a new iPhone SE model as early as August, new information surfaced recently …

Black Edition BlackBerry KEYone is official in India with 4GB of RAM

Just a few days ago, we told you that a video teaser revealed that the BlackBerry KEYone would soon be unveiled in India. Speculation pointed to an unveiling date of August 1st. And sure enough, right on target today (which is August 1st), the Limited-Edition KEYone Mercury Black Device By BlackBerry Made By Optiemus Infracom was introduced. While the original KEYone was designed and produced by TCL, which is a partner with BlackBerry, this limited edition is made by Optiemus Infracom thanks to a license the latter has with TCL.

There are a trio of differences between the TCL version of …

Video teaser suggests that the BlackBerry KEYone will soon be unveiled in India

The BlackBerry KEYone is the most exciting and in demand handset that the company has had in some time. The outstanding physical QWERTY keyboard is one of the reasons why, along with the amazing battery life thanks to the energy-sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset. And with the same camera sensors as the Google Pixel, the camera takes photographs that you normally wouldn’t expect to see come from a BlackBerry.

Thanks to some teasers posted by BlackBerry Mobile India’s Twitter account, the odds look good that the phone is about to become available in the country. In addition, a video teaser …

Recently introduced Samsung Galaxy J7 Max renamed the Galaxy On Max for Flipkart in India

Last month, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max was unveiled in India. Today, the very same phone was introduced again in the same country, but with a different name. As the Samsung Galaxy On Max, the handset becomes a Flipkart exclusive in India. The online retailer has the phone priced at Rs 16,900. With the current exchange rate, that works out to a price of $261 USD for the model, which will go on sale Monday, July 10th. Pay for the phone using a Standard Chartered credit or debit card, and you can take $31 off of the price.

The highlight of the phone is what Sammy is calling a “flagship camera.” …

Pricing for the iPhone, iPad cut by Apple in India following tax reform

Apple, which has been looking to replace slumping iPhone and iPad sales in China by picking up the pace in India, has cut the prices of its devices in the latter country. The price adjustments coincide with sales-related tax reform for Indians. Prices of iPhone models are now 4% to 7.5% lower following the implementation on July 1st of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). This single tax replaces different taxes imposed by both central and state governments.

With the new pricing, the Apple iPhone SE, which is manufactured locally in the country, has been cut from Rs 27,200 to Rs 26,000. Converting …

Motorola Moto C Plus to be unveiled in India on June 19th


Motorola has turned into the bunny rabbits of the handset industry, popping out new phones every so often. Back on June 2nd, Motorola launched the Moto C in India. This low-end model is priced at the equivalent of $94 USD, making it the cheapest smartphone ever released by the manufacturer.. At the time that the Moto C was being introduced, the Moto C Plus was not. This will change on June 19th when the device is unveiled.

According to a Moto C Plus teaser, the phone will be found exclusively at Indian on-line retailer Flipkart. The handset will carry a 5-inch display with a 720 x 1280 …