Xiaomi launches the 16GB Mi3 in India for Rs. 14999

 

Xiaomi, a Chinese manufacturer, will start selling their first device in India shortly. The Mi3 will be sold at Rs. 14999 starting from 15 of July.

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Now check out why this is a superbly priced phone – the specs speak:

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CPU, Quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor

Dimensions, 144×73.6×8.1 mm weighing 145 grams

Display, 5-inch Full HD 1080p LCD display with a resolution of 1920×1080

OS, Android 4.3 based MIUI version 5

Memory, “2GB RAM, 16 GB onboard storage (13.22GB Usable capacity)”

Camera, “13 Megapixel Rear Shooter with Dual LED Flash, 2 Megapixel front facing camera”

Connectivity, “3G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi, Wifi Direct, NFC”

Sensors, “Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Electronic Compass and Barometer”

Battery, 3050 mAh Lithium Ion battery

Colors, Metallic Grey

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With all these features and the good looks of the Mi3, it’s surprising that Xiaomi has decided to price the phone at 15k. This is going to blow the competition away.

If you are app fanatic, and download a lot of apps, the 16GB variant may not be what you need. You may have to wait for the 32 and 64GB variants to hit the market. Yes, there are rumors that they will be coming too in the coming months.

As of now, you’ll just have to wait till the 15th of July to place your order. There were talks earlier that Xiaomi may be tying up with Flipkart for selling these devices, but there’s no official word yet. We’ll keep you updated if we do get some news. You can also check out the Xiaomi India page for more details.

MotoX on Sale, Google Drive – More for Less, iPhone 5C 8GB – News Bits

MotoX to launch tomorrow on Flipkart for Rs. 23999

After pulling a coup in India mobile sales with the Moto G, Flipkart is all set to launch the Moto X in India tomorrow (Wednesday). As with the Moto G, the Moto X will be exclusively available online only at Flipkart. If you take a look at their Moto X product page, you’ll see that they have some offers for the launch day, where you get a 1000 bucks off if you buy the Moto X on EMIs, 70% off on Moto X cases and a lucky few get 100% cashback on their purchase.

The phone will be available in 5 colors starting at Rs. 23,999 up to Rs. 25,999 for the two wood back finish devices.

Check out Flipkart’s page for more details and to get notified when they start sales of the Moto X.

Buy more Google Drive storage for less

Google has slashed the pricing structure of its Google Drive plans, undercutting Dropbox and others. 1TB of storage will now cost just $9.99 per month! 100GB of storage will now cost a measly $1.99 per month. What can you use this for you ask? Your photo and video backups via Google+ auto backup on iOS and Android, your documents and more.

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iPhone 5c for less as well – out comes the 8GB version

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It’s no secret that Apple hasn’t been able to sell very many of their polycarbonate bodied iPhone 5C. In hopes of improving sales of the model, they’ve just launched a lower capacity model for a slightly lower cost.

The 8GB version went on sale in the Apple UK store for £429, which is £40 (about Rs. 4000) cheaper than the 16GB version. No news of when this will hit the Indian shores, but will a paying around Rs. 34,000 for an 8GB iPhone be enough of a motivator to sell more Apple phones?

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Moto G launches in India Starting at Rs. 12499

Motorola has finally launched the much awaited Moto G here in India with an exclusive tie up with the online retailer Flipkart to sell the handsets  here. The Moto G cost Rs. 12,499 for the 8GB version and 13,999 for the 16 GB version. The Indian version of the Moto G is a Dual SIM version, unlike the US variants which are single SIM.

Quick Specs

  • 1.2 GHz A7 Quad Core Processor with 1 GB RAM
  • 4.5-inch Touchscreen
  • Dual SIM
  • Internal Memory: 8 GB or 16 GB depending on the variant.
  • 5 MP Primary Camera and 1.3 MP Front Facing Camera.
  • 2070 mAH battery, which Motorola claims should run your phone for an entire day.
  • Launching with Android Jellybean with the promise of upgrade to Kitkat in the coming weeks.
  • Connectivity: 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack

 

Since the phone doesn’t come with expandable storage via microSD card, I’d suggest that you go in for the 16 GB version, since the price difference is not too much. With the Moto G you can also activate 50GB extra storage space on Google Drive for 2 years for backing up some of the data from your phone.

Flipkart Launch Day Offer

Flipkart should start selling  the Moto G from tomorrow (6th Feb) on their site. If you are planning on getting this, make sure you take up their special offer tomorrow. They’re offering 70% off on covers for the phone, Rs. 500 off on ebooks and Rs. 1000 of on clothing. They also have a draw where a lucky winner gets 100% cash back on the purchase (in store credits). Check out the deal and sign up for the notification if you’re interested in picking up the Moto G when it goes on sale tomorrow.

Link to Flipkart’s Moto G Offer Page. Product pages:  8GB and 16 GB.