When the Shenzhen based company, OnePlus first entered the smartphone industry, it took the world by surprise. The company launched its “flagship-killer”, the OnePlus One in India on 2nd December 2014. It was the first smartphone under the Rs. 30,000 price bracket which offered flagship-like features. The smartphone had two versions of Android 4.4.2 KitKat, a CyanogenMod 13 variant and an OxygenOS 2.1.4 variant. Currently, OnePlus is among the top smartphone brands in India. The recently launched OnePlus 6 sold close to Rs. 10 Crore worth of smartphones in the first ten minutes of the sale. Now with the rumours of a OnePlus 6T possibly launching soon, here is a list of [...]
In a post issued on 24th December the the CyanogenMod team announced in a blog post that they will be shutting down the 8 year old custom ROM community that CyanogenMod was known for. The name that made custom ROMs and modding of Android phones safe and mainstream now shuts down as Cyanogen Inc (Cyngn) and Kondik the name behind the CyanogenMod shuts down the infrastructure backing the community.
The post labelled “A Fork in the Road” explains how some recent changes made the whole team expect an outcome similar to this and that in no way will the development of Custom ROMs stop. The debs involved will move on to make ROMs under [...]
Lenovo has launched the Z2 Plus in India, dropping the “Zuk” branding considering that the phones will be sold online as well as in traditional brick and mortar stores.
Lenovo Z2 Plus runs on a 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of fixed internal storage. However, India gets a 3GB of RAM variant with 32 GB storage too.
The Lenovo Z2 Plus accepts two SIM cards and works on LTE with support for VoLTE. Lenovo will also shed the Cyanogen launcher from the Lenovo Z2 Plus and instead launch with a more pure Android Experience, with the Google Now launcher.
The Lenovo Z2 Plus [...]
The OnePlus 3 is the third from the Chinese manufacturer OnePlus. A company with claims of making flagship killers and a tagline that says “Never Settle”. However, the fist two phones have been compromised in one way or another, even though the OnePlus One was an impact maker, the Oneplus Two failed to deliver on promises. The OnePlus 3 is being projected as a true flagship killer, and while there are many reasons why this statement may be true, Let’s Find out in our Review if this stands True!Initial Thoughts
One Month in and the OnePlus 3 is still pretty important to people, that says a lot about the positioning of the brand and the value it [...]
YU has finally launched the YUnicorn in India for a price of Rs. 12999. The company has been teasing its handset for many a weeks and the leaks had already suggested an upcoming model from the company YU Televentures. You can pre-order the phone here.
The Yu Yunicorn is made much like the Redmi Note 3 or the LeEco 1s out of a metal shell and has a fingerprint scanner that sits under the main display. The display which is a 5.5 inch LCD appears to have great viewing angles and great color saturation indoors and out.
The dual sim handset features a hybrid tray and will accept either two 4G SIM cards or One SIM card and one microSD.
The rear camera has a 13 [...]
With almost every smartphone company forking out into a “budget online only model”, Lenovo too seems to have jumped on the boat. Zuk is a Lenovo owned brand targetted solely at the online space. The Zuk Z1 is their first handset and has been launched for Rs. 13499, Although is presently only up for preorder with sales starting 19th May.
The Zuk Z1 brings some old hardware like the Snapdragon 801, with some new improved cameras and a good looking, robust, metal shell with a glossy back panel. The phone also comes with 64 GB of Storage (53 GB Available) and 3 GB of RAM with no expandability, Dual SIM slots and Cyanogen OS 12.1. Reminds us of OnePlus and their launch [...]
Micromax subsidiary Yu Televentures will launch their next flagship the YU YUnicorn on the 19th of this month according to the official invite the company just sent out.
The phone is expected to be the YU 5330 and may not run Cyanogen due to the recent launch of Lenovo Zuk Z1, which is the current exclusive for India.
According to rumours the phone is expected to have a metal body and run on the Helio P10 chipset just like the Meizu M3 Note launched today. The Yunicorn is also expected to have 4 GB of RAM and a Full HD display of a possible 5.5 inch screen size.
Stay tuned for updates.
Lenovo has launched its online only brand ZUK with the first handset the Zuk Z1in India for a price of Rs. 13499. The Lenovo ZUK Z1 has 64GB eMMC 5.0 inbuilt storage and runs on a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor along with 3 GB RAM.
The phone houses a USB 3.0 Type C port, and has a 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080p display. With a metal build the phone also offers a large 4100 mAh battery and quick charge capabilities. The front houses a fingerprint scanner and the 13 MP camera is equipped with Optical image Stabilisation.
The registrations for the Cyanogen 12.1 powered smartphone have already begun on Amazon (Click Here) and the first sale will begin on 19th of this [...]
YU Televentures and Cyanogen seem to be going through a breakup it seems, as Lenovo is shouting that ZUK smartphones with Cyanogen are India bound. The 2014 YU and Cyanogen exclusive partnership left OnePlus in dirty muddy waters struggling to launch the OnePlus One in the region.
This could also mean that the company’s next handset seen running Android 5.1 may or may not come with Cyanogen. Lenovo is working on its online brand ZUK for a while and will be launching in India soon.
The ZUK Z1 running Cyanogen 12.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with 64 GB of storage for a price of Rs. 18500 approximately in China. However it is expected to hit the Indian [...]
The rumor mill has churned out some pretty interesting news for us today. Latest rumors out of China suggests that Lenovo, under its sub-brand, ZUK, is currently developing a ‘mini’ smartphone with a display size of 4.7-inch. This phone will appeal primarily to people who consider most of todays handsets too big to handle and will directly counter the upcoming IPhone 5se.
The small4.7 inch display will be offered in two hardware variants, with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage, and the other 3GB of RAM and 32GB of space.
The handset comes packing a MediaTek Helio X10 chipset that will have 8 cores of Cortex-A53 CPU running at 2 GHz, and the [...]
The Yu Yutopia as a handset from the company YU was much awaited, and there is an excellent reason for that. The company tried to create a lot of hype for the product, and everyone had high expectations from the Yutopia.
Does the Yu Yutopia live up to expectations, or does it end up being an expensive handset with too much hype. Let’s find out.
Build Quality and Design
The YU Yutopia is not the prettiest handset out there. In fact out of all the possible purchases that you can make in this price bracket, the YU Yutopia is the least inviting as far as design is concerned.
The design is based on the basic design of their Yuphoria/Yunique [...]
Micromax’s subsidiary Yu Televentures launched the Yutopia smartphone yesterday. At a price of Rs. 24,999, the device has some solid features like an all-metal body and Snapdragon 810 chipset along with 4 GB of RAM. We put the device to test and checked its hardware and graphic capabilities.
Have a look at our benchmark, gaming and heating test:The device sports a 5.2-inch quad HD IPS display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB storage. There is a 3000mAh battery pack with Quick Charge 2.0 feature, which means that the phone will be equipped with charging capabilities up to 75% faster than conventional charging mechanisms. The [...]
Micromax spinoff , Yu televentures, launched the YUtopia today, this also marks Micromax/Yu’s first entry into the high end flagship scene for a price of Rs. 24999 .The handset ties in a lot of firsts for the company and also a good overall hardware package.
The Yutopia comes with an all metal construction from a single shell of alloy. Manufactured completely in India, the handset resembles and appears to be a premium version of the Yuphoria.
The phone is just 7.2 mm in thickness and around 155 grams in weight. It is well balanced and has a very lumia like camera protruding from the back.
The phone comes with good in-box accessories, including a screen [...]
Yu Televentures launched its flagship smartphone, Yu Yutopia, today and the smartphone, called “the most powerful phone ever” according to the company packs a bunch of high-end specs for a device priced at Rs. 24,999.
The device sports a 5.2-inch quad HD IPS display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB storage. There is a 3000mAh battery pack with Quick Charge 2.0 feature, which means that the phone will be equipped with charging capabilities up to 75% faster than conventional charging mechanisms. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Cyanogen OS 12.1.
On the camera front, the Yutopia packs a massive 21MP AF [...]