Coolpad Note 3S, Mega 3 India Launch Set for Wednesday

Coolpad Note 3S, Mega 3 India Launch Set for Wednesday

Coolpad Note 3S, Mega 3 India Launch Set for Wednesday
HIGHLIGHTS
Both the smartphones to launch on November 30
The smartphones are expected to be priced under Rs. 10,000
They are rumoured to support 4G VoLTE
Coolpad has sent out invites for the launch of two smartphones in India. The company is set to launch the Coolpad Note 3S and Coolpad Mega 3 smartphones in the country on Wednesday, and availability and pricing details will be known then.

The Coolpad Note 3S is set to be the successor of the Note 3 smartphone launched last year in October. Coolpad has also launched the Coolpad Note 3 Lite and Coolpad Note 3 Plus variants of the smartphone during the course of this year as well. The Coolpad Mega 3 will be the successor of the Coolpad Mega 2.5D(Review) launched just a few months ago in August. Both the smartphones are expected to be priced under Rs. 10,000, and given that most of Coolpad phones have been Amazon India exclusive, we expect these two to follow the same path.

With these new additions, Coolpad is set to enter the crowded low-budgeted market, and it remains to be seen what the company offers to introduce tough competition. For now, both the smartphones are expected to feature a 5.5-inch display screen, and come with dual-SIM and 4G VoLTE support.

The last smartphone released by Coolpad in India was the Note 5 smartphone with a massive 4010mAh battery and 4G VoLTE support. It is priced at Rs. 10,999 and is available exclusively on Amazon India as well. The big highlight on the Coolpad Note 5 is touted to be the Dual Space system that was first seen on the Coolpad Max. It enables users to have two accounts of WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, and other apps on the same phone.

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Meizu m5 Note With Helio P10 SoC Set to Launch on December 6

Meizu m5 Note With Helio P10 SoC Set to Launch on December 6

Meizu m5 Note With Helio P10 SoC Set to Launch on December 6
HIGHLIGHTS
Meizu is launching the smartphone on December 6
It is expected to come with a 5.5-inch full-HD display
The Meizu m5 Note is tipped to be powered by a Helio P10 SoC
Meizu has started sending out invitations for the launch of its new smartphone. The company is set to launch the Meizu m5 Note device on December 6 at an event in China. In its teaser, Meizu also announced that it has managed to produce 20 million units in its Note smartphone series so far.

The invite also notes that the predecessor Meizu m3 Note smartphone, with over 20 million units produced thus far, will have its production halted as the m5 Note is launched – notes GizmoChina. As for the specifications, the Meizu m5 Note was recently spotted on Chinese telecommunications certification site TENAA revealing key specifications. The Meizu m5 Note is expected to feature a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. It is rumoured to be powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) octa-core processor paired with Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. The Meizu m5 Note is tipped to be running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.

The Meizu m5 Note is expected to come in three RAM/ storage bundles – 2GB of RAM/16GB of storage, 3GB of RAM/ 32GB of storage and 4GB of RAM/64GB of storage. Additionally, there will be a microSD slot for further expansion of memory (up to 128GB). The three variants will also have a difference in battery life, with the 64GB model packing the largest 4000mAh battery. The 16GB and 32GB variants both are rumoured to pack a 3920mAh battery.

As for the camera, there is a rumoured 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front camera for video chats and selfies. It is expected to be 8.5mm thick, and weigh 175 grams. The Meizu m5 Note is expected to be available in Black and While colour variants. Design wise, the Meizu m5 Note sports a metal unibody with round edges, and the fingerprint scanner presumably embedded in the Home Button.

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How To Set Up A Google Store In Minutes

Last week, Google released yet another gadget that may win them friends with small business owners. It’s called the Google Checkout store gadget and it essentially allows you to use Google Checkout and Google Docs to to easily create your own online store in a matter of minutes. What makes the gadget especially interesting is that because it’s tied to a Google Docs spreadsheet, small business owners can keep product inventory without having to use another third-party program like Quickbooks. Something many of us can probably appreciate.

To install the gadget on your site or blog, Google outlines three simple steps.

1. Sign up for a Google Checkout seller account.
Checkout will process your orders and help you attract new leads, convert more sales, and enjoy advanced fraud protection.

2. List the products you want to sell in a Google Docs spreadsheet.
You’ll just need to create a copy of our template spreadsheet, and then replace the sample inventory with your own.

3. Place the Google Checkout store gadget on your website.
You can embed your online store anywhere you’d like — on Google Sites, Blogger, or your personal website.

And that’s it. Three steps and you literally have your own online store set up and ready to go.

This is really a great new gadget from Google, especially if you’re one of the many aspiring merchants or SMB owners who were intimidated by the thought of creating your own e-commerce store. Now, you don’t have to be. Thanks to Google, you don’t have to worry about hosting, dealing with the technical elements of setting it up, matching inventory, receiving payments, etc. They’re taking care of that for you and helping to make the process as painless as they can.

What I really like is how much this lowers the bar to entry for merchants to start up. There are so many people out there who have a blog and perhaps wouldn’t have thought it “realistic’ to attach a store to it. Now they can. Even if you don’t have a huge lot of inventory, but just want to sell a handful of homemade goods. A process like this makes it easy enough for you to do that.

I don’t think you can call the new Google gadget a PayPal killer any time soon, but if you’re looking to get an online store up and running quickly, this may be a good way for you to go. The gadget goes what Google does best — simplifies Web activities so that even us regular people can take advantage of them.

Do practice some caution, though. The gadget is still in beta so we don’t fully know what Google plans to do with it. You don’t want to launch a huge online store, only to have Google decide to take it down or make adjustments to it without telling you. Still, I think it’s worth experimenting with, especially if you’re simply looking for a quick way to get started in the world of e-commerce.

What do you think? Will you use the gadget to attach an online store to your Web site or blog?

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Study Reveals Female Business Owners Need to Set Boundaries

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You say you care about work-life balance, but do you, really?

A new survey found that while women small business owners claim to value work-life balance more than men, women are less likely than men to actually take steps to achieve that elusive goal.

Capital One’s latest Spark Business Barometer polled small business owners about various aspects of their businesses, including how they define business success.

The most commonly cited measures of success are typical ones for a business – customer satisfaction led the pack, cited by 94 percent of entrepreneurs, followed by revenues and profits (cited by 77 and 76 percent, respectively; respondents could choose more than one answer).

However, work-life balance ranked fairly high, too. Sixty-nine percent of women define success as achieving work-life balance, compared to 58 percent of men.

How Do Entrepreneurs Achieve Balance?

Forty-three percent say they take vacations, 33 percent set specific times for arriving and leaving work, and 27 percent limit how much work they take home.

But women are less likely than men to “set boundaries,” as the study puts it, that could help them achieve better balance in their lives. The male business owners polled are more likely to set ground rules for how many hours they work, how many days they travel on business or how many speaking engagements they attend. Three-fourths of men say they set ground rules, compared to 69 percent of women.

Why Aren’t Women Business Owners Setting Limits?

After all, it could help create the balance we crave.

I’m sure some women entrepreneurs, just like some men, don’t care about work-life balance. They know that, especially during startup, you’ve got to pour almost everything into your business to help it succeed.

Perhaps others, like me, are passionate about what they do and would rather work than do practically anything else.

But there are two more insidious causes behind women’s work-life imbalance.

First, the study quotes the Bureau of Labor Statistics saying women working full-time earn 82.5 cents for every dollar men working full-time make. Maybe women feel we can’t stop working for fear of falling even further behind.

Second, many of us just plain have trouble saying “No.” (I suffer from this myself.) Most women (although this is changing a bit) are raised to be “people pleasers” and help people out; putting ourselves first feels wrong. But as the flight attendants say before takeoff, you need to put on your oxygen mask before helping others. If you don’t set boundaries around your life, business will encroach.

How Can You Solve These Problems?

Is it Time to Raise Your Prices

Especially in service industries, women may feel we have to undercut others to get the job.

If there is a legitimate reason to raise prices, go for it!

If you’re spending too much time on clients that pay too little, consider cutting some of them loose so you can go after bigger, better-paying fish.

Start Saying No!

Think about all the commitments you have coming up in the next month that you wish you hadn’t made.

When someone asks you to do something, you don’t have to reply right away. Tell them you’ll get back to them as soon as you’ve checked your calendar. Then decide if the effort is worth it to you.

Could someone else do it? Do you want to do it? Do you NEED to do it?

Eliminate low-value activities from your life, and you’ll have more time for what matters most to you.

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PlayStation VR India Launch to Be ‘Confirmed in Due Time’; Public Demos Set for IGX 201

PlayStation VR India Launch to Be 'Confirmed in Due Time'; Public Demos Set for IGX 2016

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sony has confirmed PS VR for public demos in India
  • A release date announcement is in the offing
  • You can check out PS VR at IGX 2016

Earlier we reported that Sony’s PlayStation VR (PS VR) headset would be available for demo in India at the 2016 edition of the Indian Games Expo or IGX 2016 as it is known. On Wednesday, both the event’s organisers and Sony have confirmed that PS VR will be available for all and sundry to try out.

“We at PlayStation are pleased to be part of IGX where gamers can enjoy playing and competing on the best PS4 titles. The showcasing of PlayStation VR at the event reinforces our dedication and commitment to delivering the best experiences to gamers in India,” said Robert Fisser, VP and General Manager (Middle East, Africa, Turkey, India), Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe in a prepared statement, which incidentally stopped short of an actual release date.

 

(Also see: IGX 2016 Registrations Open, Public Debut of PlayStation VR in India Teased)

“For those who are looking forward to its launch, we would like to thank everyone for their patience and continued support. We are beyond excited to deliver to them the amazing experience that PS VR offers. The launch date will be confirmed in due course of time,” the statement continued.

“Our aim with IGX is to bring as many of these varied experiences as possible under one roof, and with PlayStation VR, we can offer our visitors a jaw-dropping virtual reality experience,” said IGX’s organiser Sameer Desai.

While neither Sony nor IGX has mentioned what you can play on the PS VR at the expo, it is safe to say the contents of the device’s demo disc would be one of the many experiences on display.

(Also see: IGX Is a Picture Perfect Representation of Gaming in India)

And if VR isn’t up your alley, other games will be present at the event as well. These include WWE 2K17, Mafia 3, NBA 2K17, Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, Rise of the Tomb Raider for PS4, FIFA 17, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and No Man’s Sky.

Further shoring up the list are a host of locally developed games such as Asura. a Diablo-styled game from Hyderabad-based Ogre Head Studios, Zenith, a role-playing co-developed by Bengaluru’s Holy Cow Productions, and Dodgefall, a racing game from Roosh Interactive, a studio based in Mumbai.

(Also see: Dr. House Meets Final Fantasy in Zenith, a Game Co-Developed in India)

This year’s edition of IGX will take place at the World Trade Centre in Mumbai from October 15 to 16.

The first year of IGX was an honest representation of the consumer gaming scene in the country, unlike India’s many Comic Con events, which have over the years devolved into a crowded bunch of known stores selling merchandise and little else. How it evolves in its second year will be interesting to see.

Tags: PS VR, PSVR, PS VR pre orders, PSVR India availability, PlayStation VR, Sony, Virtual Reality, IGX, IGX 2016,Indian Games Expo
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Honor 8 India Launch Set for October 12

Honor 8 India Launch Set for October 12

HIGHLIGHTS

  • It is powered by an octa-core processor.
  • The Honor 8 packs a 3000mAh battery
  • The smartphone was first unveiled in China in July

Honor, the Huawei Terminal brand, has sent out invites for a New Delhi launch event on October 12. The company has confirmed that it is launching the Honor 8 in India, and pricing and availability details will be unveiled at the event. The big highlight of the smartphone is the dual camera setup at the back, the full premium metal design, the fingerprint scanner at the back, and the USB Type-C port for charging.

The Honor 8 was unveiled first in China in July. The smartphone was then launched in three variants – CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs. 20,000) for the 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage model, CNY 2,299 (approximately Rs. 23,000) for the 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage model, and CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 25,000) for the 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage model.

(Also see: Honor 8 First Impressions)

As for the specifications, the Honor 8 features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) LTPS LCD display with a pixel density of 423ppi. The smartphone is powered by a 1.8GHz Kirin 950 octa-core processor with 3GB or 4GB RAM configurations. There are also options for 32GB and 64GB inbuilt storage, and it isn’t sure whether both or just one variant will make its way to the Indian market.

The Honor 8 smartphone sports two 12-megapixel rear cameras, with dual-tone LED flash and laser autofocus. Additionally, there is also an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based EMUI 4.1, and supports a hybrid dual-SIM slot. It measures 145.5x71x7.4mm and weighs 153 grams.

The smartphone is protected by 2.5D glass at the front and back, has smooth round metal edges, and dons the fingerprint sensor at the back. Interestingly, the fingerprint scanning ring doubles up into a physical button as well, and performs multiple functions on screen. The Honor 8 packs a 3000mAh non-removable battery, and connectivity options include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, and Infrared sensor.

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37 Mobile Manufacturing Plants Set Up in India in Last Year: Prasad

37 Mobile Manufacturing Plants Set Up in India in Last Year: Prasad

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11 crore mobile phones have been made in the country in last one year
  • LeEco will start mobile manufacturing unit on Tuesday
  • By 2020 government aims to bring down import to zero

India has attracted investment from 37 mobile manufacturing companies in last one year that have generated 40,000 direct jobs and 1.25 lakh indirect employment, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

“We decided to make India a big hub of electronics manufacturing. In the last one year, 37 new mobile manufacturing units have come,” Prasad said after inaugurating government-funded ‘Electropreneur Park’.

He said that 11 crore mobile phones have been made in the country in last one year compared to 6 crore earlier. “We have given jobs to forty-thousand people and 1.25 lakh indirect jobs,” Prasad said.

Chinese companies like Gionee and Xiaomi are making their handsets at Foxconn plant in Andhra Pradesh. Domestic companies such as Karbonn, Lava, Micromax, Intex, Jivi, iTel, and MTech too have set up their manufacturing plants in the country.

(Also see: Gionee Says Will Set Up Manufacturing Unit in India)

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As per industry sources, Chinese company LeEco will start mobile manufacturing unit on Tuesday. Prasad said that besides manufacturing electronics product in India, product designing is also important.

He said that government has provided Rs. 10,000 crore under Electronics Development Fund to support new entrepreneurs in the field of electronics. The Electropreneur Park (EP), which was innaugurated today in South Campus of Delhi University, is an incubation centre set up with government funds of around Rs. 21 crore to support incubation of up to 50 companies.

(Also see: LeEco to Start Manufacturing, Research Units in India)

Set-up in collaboration with academia and industry represented by Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association, the Park will focus on creation of intellectual property rights and product development to increase domestic manufacturing of electronics items.

“India imports electronic goods of over Rs. 3 lakh crore. By 2020 government aims to bring down import to zero. The Electropreneur Park started today is a step in that direction,” Minister of State for IT and Law P P Choudhary said.

Ministry of Electronics and IT has selected six start-up firms that will develop products at this incubation centre. “6 out of 176 start-ups have been selected which means they have capability of developing good quality products and selection of six more are in pipeline,” MEITY Additional Secretary Ajay Kumar said.

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Tags: Mobiles, Smartphone, India, LeEco, Gionee, Xiaomi

 

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Lenovo Z2 Plus Set to Launch in India Soon

Lenovo Z2 Plus Set to Launch in India Soon

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lenovo India has released a teaser image on Twitter
  • The company is set to bring the Z2 Plus to India
  • Launch details are not known as of now

Lenovo appears all set to launch the next smartphone from its Zuk series in India. The Chinese company’s India handle on Monday tweeted “Wait for it….. NOT! #FastForward” along with an image of a red and black impression of a smartphone.

As we see, the image has a caption that says “Impatience is a virtue” with a superimposed ‘Z’, which suggests it could be Lenovo Zuk Z2, which was launched in May in China. There is no information on the date of its launch unfortunately. The company in an emailed statement confirmed it would be launching the Lenovo Z2 Plus in India, the successor to the Lenovo Zuk Z1.

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The Lenovo Z2 Plus can be expected to be an India-branded of the Lenovo Zuk Z2, which was launch in China in May at CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 18,400). The Zuk Z2 has 2.5D 5-inch full-HD display with anti-oil and anti-fingerprint protection. It is powered by 64-bit Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of LPPDR4 RAM.

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The camera modules in the smartphone consist of a 13-megapixel on the rear and an 8-megapixel on the front, along with slow-motion video recording at 960fps. The Zuk Z2 also bears a 3500mAh battery, which may be what the teaser is alluding to.

At the time of launch, the Zuk Z2 already supported Indian LTE bands (Band 40). It was made available in Black and White colour variants in China.

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Lenovo Zuk Z2

Lenovo Zuk Z2

DISPLAY

5.00-inch

PROCESSOR

2.15GHz

FRONT CAMERA

8-megapixel

RESOLUTION

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android

STORAGE

64GB

REAR CAMERA

13-megapixel

BATTERY CAPACITY

3500mAh

See full Lenovo Zuk Z2 specifications
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    Lenovo Zuk Z1 (White, 64GB)
    Rs. 13,499
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    Lenovo Zuk Z1 (Space Grey, 64GB)
    Rs. 13,499
  • Amazon
    Lenovo A269i (Black)
    Rs. 3,400
Tags: Lenovo, Zuk, Android, Mobiles, Lenovo Zuk Z2, lenovo z2 plus

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Moto G4 Play Set to Launch in India on September 6

Moto G4 Play Set to Launch in India on September 6

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Moto G4 Play is a more basic version of Moto G4
  • It was launched a day after the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus
  • No India price details have been shared yet

Motorola has announced that the Moto G4 Play, a more basic variant of the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus that werelaunched in India this May, will be going on sale as an Amazon exclusive starting September 6. No pricing details accompanied the announcement, which comes in the form of Motorola India’s Twitter cover image.

To recall, the Moto G4 Play was unveiled just a day after its better-specced siblings were, and was listed in the US. Notably, the company still displays a ‘coming soon’ label on the US site. No pricing information has been provided, but a recent mention on import/export tracking website Zauba tipped an estimate of Rs. 8,999.

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The tipped price for the Moto G4 Play seems reasonable, in comparison to the Moto G4 at Rs. 12,499, and the Moto G4 Plus, which starts at Rs. 13,499.

(Also see: Moto G4 Play vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus)

Here’s an idea of the Moto G4 Play’s specifications. The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based Moto G4 Play comes with water repellent nano-coating, and is a single-SIM smartphone. It features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM.

The Moto G4 Play sports an 8-megapixel rear camera f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. The rear camera comes with features such as tap anywhere to capture, burst mode, auto HDR, panorama, drag to focus & exposure, and can record full-HD videos at 30 fps. There is a 5-megapixel front camera with display flash also on board. It bears 16GB of inbuilt storage and also supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB).

The Moto G4 Play comes with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, and Micro-USB connectivity options. It should be available in both its Black and White colour variants in India. It ships with 2800mAh battery and is claimed to offer full-day battery life. The smartphone is compatible with 10W rapid charger which is sold separately.

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Motorola Moto G4 Play

Motorola Moto G4 Play

DISPLAY

5.00-inch

PROCESSOR

1.2GHz

FRONT CAMERA

5-megapixel

RESOLUTION

720×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 6.0.1

STORAGE

16GB

REAR CAMERA

8-megapixel

BATTERY CAPACITY

2800mAh

See full Motorola Moto G4 Play specifications
Also See
  • Amazon
    Motorola Moto G4 (White, 16GB)
    Rs. 12,499
  • Amazon
    Motorola Moto G4 (Black, 16GB)
    Rs. 12,499
  • Amazon
    Motorola Moto G4 Plus (White, 16GB)
    Rs. 13,499
Tags: Motorola, motorola india, moto g4 play price, Android, India, Mobiles

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LG X screen India Launch Set for Monday

LG X screen India Launch Set for Monday

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The LG X screen’s highlight is its Always On display
  • The smartphone was unveiled ahead of MWC 2016
  • It was launched alongside the LG X cam

LG India on Thursday sent out invites for the launch of its X screen smartphone in the country on Monday.

To recall, the LG X screen was first unveiled ahead of MWC 2016, alongside the LG X cam. The company began theglobal rollout of the X screen and X cam handsets back in March, but the former is only reaching India now.

The highlight of the LG X screen is its Always On display, similar to what we’ve seen on the LG V10 and the LG G5. The smartphone bears a 4.93-inch In-cell display with a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The second, 1.76-inch screen with a 520×80 pixel resolution sits right above the main display. The second screen will show notifications for apps, calls without interrupting the current activity or just play music. The second display also allows users check time, date, battery status and other notifications without ever having to turn on the phone.

The X screen is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor clubbed with a 2GB of RAM. It packs 16GB of inbuilt storage and is backed by a 2300mAh battery. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based handset measures 142.6×71.8×7.1mm and also supports 4G LTE connectivity. It will be available in Black, White, and Pink Gold colours.

LG X screen

LG X screen

Display

4.93-inch

Processor

1.2GHz

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

2300mAh

See full LG X screen specifications
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    LG Max X-160 Silver Titan
    Rs. 5,550
  • Amazon
    LG L45 Dual (White)
    Rs. 5,987
  • Amazon
    LG Volt (Silver, 8GB)
    Rs. 5,990
Tags: Always On display, Android, India, LG, LG India, LG X screen, LG X screen Specifications, Mobiles
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