Here's a list of smartphones and other gadgets launched in India this week.
Obi Worldphone SF1: Obi Worldphone, which is backed by former Apple CEO John Sculley, includes a 5-inch full HD display, 1.5 GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 13 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front cameras (both with an LED flash). It is available in two storage variants: 32GB of memory with 3GB RAM, and 16 GB of memory with 2GB RAM. The dual-SIM 4G LTE phone comes with a 3000 mAh battery. Price: 11,999
InFocus M808: InFocus M808 is an all-metal unibody smartphone that features a 5.2-inch FHD display with 1920x1080 resolution. At its core is a 1.3GHz MT6753 64-bit octa-core chipset with 2 GB of RAM. It further includes 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. The Android Lollipop 5.1 powered smartphone features a 13 megapixel rear shooter with auto focus coupled with a 5 megapixel front snapper with a 79-degree wide angle lens. Price: Rs 12,999
Gionee Marathon M5: The highlight of the phone is its powerful 6020 mAh battery, which is said to keep the phone running for up to 4 days. The phone is also capable of reverse charging, which means it can be used as a power bank to charge other devices. The Marathon M5 features a 5.5-inch HD display and under its hood is a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 3 GB of RAM. It comes with 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front-facing shooter. Price: Rs 17,999
HTC One A9: After announcing it in the US market in October, HTC has brought its latest all-metal design One A9 to India. HTC One A9 features a 5-inch full HD AMOLED display and includes a fingerprint sensor. At its heart is a 64-bit Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset coupled with 2/3 GB RAM. The phone is powered by a 2150 mAh battery with a Quick Charge 2.0 support. The phone comes with 13 megapixel rear camera and available in 16 and 32 GB storage choices which can be expanded up to 2 TB via microSD card. Price: Yet to be announced.
HTC Desire 828 dual SIM: also introduced the HTC Desire 828 dual SIM smartphone that comes with a 5.5-inch FHD display and includes a 1.5 GHz MediaTek octa-core chipset with 2 GB of RAM. The phone also features a 13 megapixel rear camera and draws its juice from a 2800mAh battery. Internal storage is 16 GB which is expandable up to 2 TB via microSD card. Both the HTC One A9 and Desire 828 are expected to be available towards the end of December. Price: Yet to be announced.
Lenovo Vibe S1: Target ted at selfie lovers, the Vibe S1 comes with two cameras at the front. As explained by the company, the 8 megapixel primary front camera takes the sharpest photos and the 2 megapixel secondary front camera analyses depth of field information to replicate human binocular vision. The Vibe S1 features a 13 megapixel rear camera with a dual-color flash that optimises colour tones based on ambient lighting. Powered by a 64-bit MediaTek octa-core processor paired with 3 GB of RAM, the Lenovo Vibe S has an internal storage of 32 GB - with up to 128GB of microSD external storage support. The phone is 4G enabled. Price: Rs 15,999
Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G: Powered by a quad-core processor paired with 2GB DDR3 RAM, the new Micromax phone comes with an internal storage of 16 GB (expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card). It sports an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera. The phone will be exclusively available on Flipkart. Price: Rs 6,599
Honor Band Z1: The fitness band features a 1.06-inch PMOLED circular display and has a plastic bezel with a brushed metal finish. It is exclusively available on Flipkart and comes in two colours - black and white. Price: Rs 5,499
Panasonic DMC- FZ 1000 camera: Panasonic’s DMC-FZ1000 flagship bridge camera - a camera that fills the niche between the single-lens reflex cameras (SLRs) and the point-and-shoot camera - has a 4x larger than the conventional MOS sensor of 1-inch 20.1 megapixel. Price: Rs 45,990
Panasonic DMC-FZ300 camera: The second 4K technology model DMC-FZ300 is the ultimate hybrid compact camera that comes with a splash- and dust-proof rugged design. Ideal for outdoor and field photography, the camera comes with a the full range F2.8 aperture in 600mm that can capture a far-distance, high-speed image - effortlessly -- in high-definition. Price: Rs 58,990
Stock analysts at ING Group initiated coverage on shares of Koninklijke Philips NV (NYSE:PHG) in a research note issued on Friday, The Fly reports. This was issued to clients and investors in a note on Friday morning.
The stock of Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE:PHG) is a huge mover today! The company has a market cap of $26.12 billion. The company's 50-day moving average is $26.37 and its 200-day moving average is $26.32.
Koninklijke Philips NV (NYSE:PHG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 26th. And shares in Hong Kong Highpower Technology (HPJ), a developer and maker of lithium and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries, jumped 61.6% to $3.75 in recent pre-bell trade after the company said it received a non-binding investment proposal letter from Anshan Co-Operation, chairman and CEO George Pan, certain management of Highpower International and China Innovative Capital Management Ltd. Shares in Hong Kong Highpower Technology have traded between $2.01 and $6.49 over the past 52 weeks. Nomura raised shares of Koninklijke Philips NV from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, August 27th. Equities analysts expect that Koninklijke Philips NV will post $1.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Koninklijke Philips NV presently has an average rating of "Hold". Koninklijke Philips N.V. was the topic of 6 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. The Firm operates in the divisions of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. We have $35.48 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:PHG worth $7.72B more. The Healthcare segment includes imaging systems, customer services, healthcare informatics, solutions and services, and patient care and monitoring solutions. The Lighting segment offers various lighting solutions across a range of market segments. It has around 93 production sites in 25 countries and sales and service outlets in approximately 100 countries.
The ZenFone 2 Laser and ZenFone Selfie are two of Asus' latest smartphones, and they have many things in common. For example, both devices come with 5.5-inch 1080p screens that are protected by Gorilla Glass 4.
To make sure the world knows how tough Gorilla Glass 4 is, Asus this week released a rather weird promo video. In it, a chef is cutting vegetables for sushi on the screen of a ZenFone 2 Laser, while also using the device to receive a phone call. One of the chef's aids tries to do the same with his phone (not a ZenFone), but ends up being thrown out of the kitchen. You can watch the video below (and hope that no chef out there is using smartphones in this manner - because, you know, smartphones are dirty).
Besides having tough displays, the ZenFone 2 Laser and ZenFone Selfie run Android Lollipop, and are powered by octa-core Snapdragon 615 processors. Other common features include 13 MP rear cameras with laser auto focus, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and 3000 mAh batteries. At the moment, only the ZenFone 2 Laser is available in the US, for prices starting at $199.99 (unlocked).