Everyday news breaks left right and centre in the world of technology. It is pretty much impossible to capture all these stories and bring a detailed report. And not bring this news to our readers feels unfair.
Just as a disclaimer, we would not be divulging into details of the story and just give a brief outline of what the story was all about. So without any further adieu lets begin on what caught our attention on March 27th, 2014.
Samsung announces the Galaxy S5 in India for Rs 51,000 – Rs 53,000
In an event held at Delhi amidst a lot of playacting, Samsung announced the Galaxy S5, the fifth iteration of its Galaxy S line of devices for India. Samsung did not give out the exact price of the device, saying that it would cost somewhere in the region of Rs 51,000 and Rs 53,000 and we would be made aware of the exact price in the due course. Not just this, they also announced that the variants coming to India would only be 16 GB ones and that they would only support 3G bands to start with. Much debate around the processor of the device was also laid to rest, as Samsung announced that the Galaxy S5 in India would indeed run Exynos 5422 Octa Core SoC and not Snapdragon. Find out more about the Galaxy S5 launch in our full report.
Samsung Gear, Gear 2 and Gear Fit to Launch in India on April 11th
The Samsung Galaxy S5 would not be the only Samsung product going on sale on April 11th. Samsung also announced its new lineup of wearables at the S5 launch. The Gear 2, successor to the Gear line of smartwatches will go on sale for Rs 21,900. The Gear 2 Neo, a Cameraless version of the Gear 2 would retail for Rs 15,900 which is exactly the same for Gear Fit, a fitness tracker with Heart Rate Monitor from Samsung. Both, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo would be available in several colors and come with interchangeable straps.
This is the Nokia Lumia 630
Nokia is expected to show off several devices at its Build Conference alongside officially announcing the Windows Phone 8.1 update. One of the most keenly awaited devices is the Lumia 630 which is expected to be the successor of the Lumia 620. Winp.cn has caught hold of an exclusive image of the Lumia 630 which could be launched in China sometime mid of next month for about $150. The device is aimed at budget conscious market and would pack modest specs like a 4.5 inch display with 854×480 resolution, 1 GB RAM, Snapdragon 400 SoC. There is no physical camera button nor LED flash on the device as a cost cutting measure.
BlackBerry Z30 Temporarily available for Rs 35,000
The popular joke on Social Media is, who cares about BlackBerrys in today’s day and age. Answer is a fair few people in the enterprise world. BlackBerry Z30, the latest flagship from BlackBerry has received a price cut and is available for about Rs 35,000 across various Online stores. This price cut comes a few days after the Z10 was officially dropped to Rs.18,000 marker. The Z30 was launched in India last year for Rs 40,000. Speaking about the decision Hitesh Shah, Director of Retail Channel for BlackBerry said, “India is amongst the key emerging smartphone markets. The Indian consumers want access to cutting edge experience of a smart device combined with a revolutionary operating system – all at an attractive price point. We have seen a phenomenal response to our initial promotional offer on BlackBerry Z10 and are confident we will see similar off take for the 5 inch screen BlackBerry Z30 that combines technology and style quotient in one device. This anniversary price of Rs. 34,990/- will therefore ensure that consumers are able to experience the latest and best technology at an attractive cost.”
Check out the HTC M8 go under the Hammer
There is no hiding away from the fact that flagship devices today are extremely expensive. When you buy a phone that is beyond Rs 30,000 you expect it to last for a while. The HTC M8 surely will fall into that category. The device is a beautifully crafted piece of art with all the metallic magic around it. However, how tough or resistant is the device thanks to the metallic construct? Find out that in this very interesting video shot by TechSmartt.