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Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite smartphones launched, price starts at Rs.6,999

Xiaomi has recently launched two new smartphones in a all new Y series called as Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite. Redmi Y1 comes in two storage variants 3GB/32GB at Rs.8,999 and 4GB/64GB at Rs.10,999.


It sports a 5.5 inch HD display and comes powered by the Android 7.1.1 out of the box. Under the hood it comes equipped with an octa core processor alongside 3 GB of RAM. The handset holds 32 GB of inbuilt storage which can further be expanded via SD card. On the photography department, there is a 13 MP primary and a 16 MP front facing selfie camera, both the cameras come with LED flash technology. Notably this phone comes with two sim slots and a dedicated microSD card slot. There is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device. It weighs just 153 grams.

Redmi Y1 Specifications

Display - 5.5 inch HD display with a 1280x720 resolution with 2.5D curved glass and Corning Gorilla Glass on top

Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa core processor alonside Adreno 506 GPU

OS - MIUI v9 on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Memory - 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage expandable via microSD card up to 128 GB

Camera - 13 MP rear camera with dual tone LED Flash and 16 MP front-facing camera with LED flash

Connectivity - Dual-SIM, 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS

Battery - 3,080 mAh

Redmi Y1 will be exclusively sold via Amazon.in and Mi.com starting from 8 Nov, 2017 in Dark Grey and Gold colour variants for Rs.8,999. There is another version of the smartphone with 4G RAM and 64 GB memory which will be sold for Rs.10,999.

Redmi Y1 Lite

On the other hand Redmi Y1 Lite is a trimmed down version of Redmi Y1.

Redmi Y1 Lite comes with Snapdragon 425 chip and 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage and 5 MP front camera. And all other features are same as the Y1.

Redmi Y1 Lite will also be exclusively sold via Amazon.in and Mi.com starting from Nov 8, 2017 in Dark Grey and Gold colour variants for Rs.6,999.

Jio 4G prepaid tariff plans (latest)

Jio tariff plans available to recharge presently.

Following are the good things about Jio compared to other telecom operators (like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea etc) in India . . . . . . .

1. Free voice calls for ever i.e. as long as you've recharged your Jio no. with a data plan you can use unlimited local and STD calls to any network anywhere in India. Keep in mind ISD calls are charged (separate plans are available). Voice calls don't use data from your data plan activated on your Jio no but video calls does.

2. After consuming your data limit, you can still use data at a capped speed of 64 kbps (a decent speed for browsing the net). This benefit is applicable with every plan from Jio.

3. One plan for entire India and no worries about keeping talktime and promo. No roaming charges

4. Free subscription to Jio apps like JioTV, JioMusic, JioMoney, JioChat etc.

Jio customers have lots of ways to recharge with their favourite packs - on MyJio app or official Jio site or through JioMoney app or via PayTM and other recharge sites.

Jio Data Plans available

Rs.19 Plan
for Prime customers - 150 MB 4G data valid for 1 day

Rs.52 Plan -for Prime customers - 1.05 GB 4G data valid for 7 days
***150 MB data per day, after that unlimited data at 64 kbps

Rs.98 Plan -
for Prime customers - 2.1 GB 4G data valid for 14 days
***150 MB data per day, after that unlimited data at 64 kbps

Rs.149 Plan -
for Prime customers - 4.2 GB 4G data valid for 28 days
***150 MB data per day, after that unlimited data at 64 kbps

Rs.309 Plan
for Prime customers - 49 GB 4G data valid for 49 days
***1 GB data per day, after that unlimited data at 64 kbps

Rs.399 Plan
for Prime customers - 70 GB 4G data valid for 70 days
***1 GB data per day, after that unlimited data at 64 kbps

Rs.459 Plan
for Prime customers - 84 GB 4G data valid for 84 days
***1 GB data per day, after that unlimited data at 64 kbps

Rs.499 Plan
for Prime customers - 91 GB 4G data valid for 91 days
***1 GB data per day, after that unlimited data at 64 kbps
 
Rs.509 Plan
for Prime customers - 98 GB 4G data valid for 49 days
 ***2GB data per day, after that unlimited data at 64 kbps

Rs.799 Plan
for Prime customers - 84 GB 4G data valid for 28 days after that unlimited data at 64 kbps

Rs.999 Plan
for Prime customers - 60 GB 4G data valid for 90 days after that unlimited data at 64 kbps

Rs.1999 Plan
for Prime customers - 125 GB 4G data valid for 180 days after that unlimited data at 64 kbps

Rs.4999 Plan
for Prime customers - 350 GB 4G data valid for 360 days after that unlimited data at 64 kbps

Rs.9999 Plan
for Prime customers - 750 GB 4G data valid for 360 days after that unlimited data at 64 kbps

If you need more data, you can recharge with these booster / add on packs. These work on base plan's existing validity.

Jio Booster Data Packs

Rs.11 - 100 MB 4G LTE data 
Rs.51 - 1GB 4G LTE data
Rs.91 - 2GB 4G LTE data
Rs.201 - 5GB 4G LTE data 
Rs.301 - 10GB 4G LTE data

Kult Gladiator, a 5.5" smartphone with 4G VoLTE and 4000-mAh battery for Rs.6,999


Smartphone maker Kult has recently announced another smartphone in in the country dubbed as Kult Gladiator. It has been priced at just Rs.6,999. The main attraction of this handset is its 4000-mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor on the back just below the camera module.

It sports a 5.5 inch HD display and comes powered by the Android 7.0 out of the box. Under the hood it comes equipped with an quad core processor clocked at 1.25 GHz alongside 3 GB of RAM. The handset holds 32 GB of inbuilt storage which can further be expanded via SD card. On the photography department, there is a 13 MP primary and an 8MP front facing camera, both the cameras come with dual LED flash technology. Notably this phone comes with dedicated microSD card slot.

Kult Gladiator Specifications

Display - 5.5 inch HD IPS display with a 1280x720 resolution with 2.5D curved glass on top

Processor - 1.25 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6737 processor alonside Mali T720 GPU

OS - Android 7.0 Nougat

Memory - 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage expandable via microSD card

Camera - 13 MP rear camera with dual LED Flash and 8 MP front-facing camera also with dual LED flash

Connectivity - Dual-SIM, 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS

Battery -4,000 mAh

Kult Gladiator will be exclusively sold via Amazon.in starting from 24th Sept, 2017 in Black colour variant for Rs.6,999.

Yu Yureka 2 with 5.5" display, Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM+64GB memory at Rs.11,999


YU Televentures, a sub brand of Micromax has recently unveiled the second edition of Yureka (was launched in 2014) smartphone Yu Yureka 2. It has been priced at just Rs.11,999. The device sports a fingerprint sensor on the back.

It sports a 5.5 inch full HD display and comes powered by the Android 7.01out of the box. Under the hood it comes equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 alongside 4 GB of RAM. The handset holds 64 GB of inbuilt storage which can further be expanded via SD card up to 128 GB. On the photography department, there is a 16 MP primary with dual tone LED flash and 8 MP front facing camera.

YU Yureka 2 Specifications

Display - 5.5 inch full HD display with a 1920x1080 resolution with 2.5D curved glass on top

Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor

OS - Android 7.1 Nougat

Memory - 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage expandable via microSD card up to 128 GB

Camera - 16 MP rear camera with dual LED Flash and an 8 MP front-facing camera

Connectivity - Dual-SIM (hybrid sim slot), 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS

Battery - 3,930 mAh

Yu Yureka 2 will be exclusively sold via Flipkart in Gold colour variant for Rs.11,999.

Kult Beyond, a 5.2" 4G VoLTE smartphone with 13+13MP camera for Rs.6,999

Smartphone maker Kult has recently announced its 2nd smartphone in in the country dubbed as Kult Beyond. It has been priced at just Rs.6,999. The main attraction of this handset is its 3000-mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor on the back just below the camera module.

It sports a 5.2 inch HD display and comes powered by the Android 7.0 out of the box. Under the hood it comes equipped with an quad core processor clocked at 1.25 GHz alongside 3 GB of RAM. The handset holds 32 GB of inbuilt storage which can further be expanded via SD card. On the photography department, there is a 13 MP primary and 13 MP front facing camera, both the cameras come with dual LED flash technology.

Kult Beyond Specifications

Display - 5.2 inch HD IPS display with a 1280x720 resolution

Processor - 1.25 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6737 processor alonside Mali T720 GPU

OS - Android 7.0Nougat

Memory - 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage expandable via microSD card

Camera - 13 MP rear camera with dual LED Flash and 13 MP front-facing camera also with dual LED flash

Connectivity - Dual-SIM, 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS

Battery - 3,000 mAh

Kult Beyond will be exclusively sold via Amazon.in starting from 18th August, 2017 in Black colour variant for Rs.6,999.

Swipe Konnect Power with 4G VoLTE and 3000-mAh battery launched for Rs.4,999


Swipe has announced a new budget 4G VoLTE enabled smartphone dubbed as Swipe Konnect Power. It has been priced at just Rs.4,999. The main attraction of this handset is its 3000-mAh battery.

It sports a 5 inch HD display and comes powered by the Android 6.0 out of the box. Under the hood it comes equipped with an quad core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz alongside 2 GB of RAM. The handset holds 16 GB of inbuilt storage which can further be expanded up to 32 GB via SD card. On the photography department, there is an 8 MP camera on the back with LED flash and a 5 MP camera on the front of this device.

Swipe Konnect Power Specifications

Display - 5 inch HD IPS display with a 1280x720 resolution

Processor - 1.5 GHz quad core chipset

OS - Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Memory - 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card

Camera - 8 MP rear camera with LED Flash and 5 MP front-facing camera

Connectivity - Dual-SIM, 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS

Battery - 3,000 mAh

Swipe Konnect Power will be sold via Snapdeal with a price tag of Rs.4,999.

Infinix Note 4 with 4G VoLTE, 5.7" screen, 4300-mAh battery announced at Rs.8,999


Today a new Chinese smartphone maker has entered the Indian smartphone market called as Infinix. This company has launched a new budget 4G smartphone namely Infinix Note 4. It has been priced at Rs.8,999. The device sports a finger print sensor on the home button and has 4G VoLTE support.

Infinix Note 4 Specifications

Display - 5.7 inch full HD display with a 1920x1080 resolution

Processor - 1.3 GHz octa core MediaTek MT6753 processor

OS - Android Nougat 7.0

Memory - 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card

Camera - 13 MP rear AF camera with LED Flash and 8 MP front-facing camera

Connectivity - Dual-SIM, 4G with VoLTE support, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4, GPS

Battery - 4,300 mAh

Infinix Note 4 will be sold exclusively via shopping website Flipkart in two colour variants (Champagne gold & Ice Blue) for a price of Rs.8,999.

YU Yunique 2 with 4G VoLTE support, Android Nougat launched for Rs.5,999


YU Televentures, a subsidiary of Micromax has recently unveiled a new edition in the Yunique series dubbed as Yunique 2. It has been priced at Rs.5,999. Just last month Yu launched YU Yureka Black for Rs.8,999.

YU Yunique 2 Specifications

Display - 5 inch full HD display with a 1280x720 resolution

Processor - 1.3 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6737 processor

OS - Android Nougat 7.0

Memory - 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card

Camera - 13 MP rear AF camera with LED Flash and 5 MP front-facing camera

Connectivity - Dual-SIM, 4G with VoLTE support, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4, GPS

Battery - 2,500 mAh

YU Yunique 2 will be sold exclusively on Flipkart in two colour variants (Champagne gold & Coal Black) for a price of Rs.5,999.

JioPhone features, tariff plan, release date

RIL (parent company of Jio) on its 40th AGM unveiled a new feature phone with 4G VoLTE support dubbed as JioPhone. This phone is effectively free because Jio will take one time Rs.1500 as 100% refundable security deposit for the phone which will be refunded back to the customer after returning the device 3 years later.


JioPhone features

It comes with a 2.4 inch QVGA display running on 512 MB RAM and 4 GB inbuilt storage which can be further expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. The phone features a 2 MP rear camera and a VGA front facing camera. There is also FM radio, NFC and GPS support on the device.

The feature phone supports 4G VoLTE, so customers can enjoy HD voice calling. JioPhone comes built with Jio apps like JioTV(for watching over 450+ live tv channels), JioCinema(watching movies in different categories), JioMusic(listening to music) etc. It also supports voice commands using which users can surf the web or control the phone. Built in NFC support will let the users to make payment easily in future.

JioPhone tariff plans

Sachet pack=>Rs.24 - Validity - 2 days - Benefits -  Unlimited voice calls (Local+STD) to any network in India, 500 MB 4G data per day, 100 SMS per day, free subscription to Jio apps (JioTV, JioCinema, JioMusic etc.)

Sachet Pack=>Rs.54 - Validity - 7 days - Benefits -  Unlimited voice calls (Local+STD) to any network in India, 500 MB 4G data per day, 100 SMS per day, free subscription to Jio apps (JioTV, JioCinema, JioMusic etc.)

Rs.153 - Validity - 30 days - Benefits -  Unlimited voice calls (Local+STD) to any network in India, 500 MB 4G data per day, 100 SMS per day, free subscription to Jio apps (JioTV, JioCinema, JioMusic etc.)

JioPhone release dates

The phone will be available from 15th August for trials in beta and after 24th August will be up for pre-booking on MyJio app and offline Jio stores across the country. After pre-booking this phone will be sold to the customers from September on a first cum first basis.

Micromax Canvas 1 4G VoLTE supported smartphone launched at Rs.6,999


Indian phone maker Micromax has just announced a new smartphone in its Canvas series dubbed as Micromax Canvas 1. It has been priced at Rs.6,999.

Micromax Canvas 1 Specifications

Display - 5 inch HD display with a 1280x720 resolution 2.5D curved display

Processor - 1.3 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6737 SoC

OS - Android 7.0 Nougat

Memory - 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card

Camera - 8 MP rear AF camera with LED Flash and 5 MP front-facing camera with flash

Connectivity - Dual-SIM (Hybrid SIM slot), 4G with VoLTE support, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4, GPS

Battery - 2,500 mAh

Micromax Canvas 1 will be available for purchase in two colour variants (Matte Black & Chrome Black) for a price of Rs.6,999.

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