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LAVA Launches Affordable Smartphone

Along with a one-time free screen replacement, LAVA has partnered Reliance Jio to offer cashback of Rs 2,200 and more to users

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The 2GB RAM variant of the phone would be launched in August, the company said in a statement.
The 2GB RAM variant of the phone would be launched in August, the company said in a statement. IANS
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Domestic manufacturer LAVA International on Monday launched an affordable phone “LAVA Z61” in its ‘Z’ series for Rs 5,750.

The device comes with 5.45-inch FHD+ display, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 8MP autofocus rear camera, a 5MP front camera and a multi-lingual support feature.

The 2GB RAM variant of the phone would be launched in August, the company said in a statement.

Also Read: Report: Indian Retailers Trust LAVA Brand The Most

“With its ‘sharp click technology’, ‘Z61’ is designed to capture the most alluring, high-definition pictures and the HD+ screen allows users to consume videos in superb quality,” said Gaurav Nigam, Product Head, Lava International.

The device runs Android Oreo 8.1, powered by 1.5GHz Quad Core Processor and fuelled by 3000mAh battery.

Along with a one-time free screen replacement, LAVA has partnered Reliance Jio to offer cashback of Rs 2,200 and more to users. (IANS)

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Samsung Launches Galaxy Note 9, Will be Manufactured in India’s Largest Plant

The Samsung smartphone will be available globally from August 24 and for the India market, it will be manufactured at Samsung's largest mobile manufacturing plant in Noida that was recently inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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The Samsung 6.4-inch Note 9 comes in four colours and two variants -- 6GB RAM and 128GB. Flickr
The Samsung 6.4-inch Note 9 comes in four colours and two variants -- 6GB RAM and 128GB. Flickr

Sounding the bugle for its annual warfare with Apple right on its home turf, Samsung on Thursday launched its flagship Samsung Smartphone Galaxy Note 9 — a device with a mammoth 1TB memory, bigger battery and a Bluetooth-equipped S Pen.

The smartphone will be available globally from August 24 and for the India market, it will be manufactured at Samsung’s largest mobile manufacturing plant in Noida that was recently inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The 6.4-inch Note 9 comes in four colours and two variants — 6GB RAM and 128GB in-built internal memory (expandable up to 512GB) and 8GB RAM with 512GB ROM that can be expanded up to 1TB with an additional 512GB microSD card — a delight for the gamers and heavy-duty users.

“The Note has always been our showcase for premium technology and industry defining innovations. It is designed for a level of performance power and intelligence that today’s power users need,” D.J. Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Samsung Electronics, said at the jam-packed Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in New York City.

Both variants of the phablet will arrive in India by the end of this month and the price and exact availability date will be announced on August 10. However, not all the four colour models may initially make their way to India.

The Samsung Note has always been our showcase for premium technology and industry defining innovations. Pixabay
The Samsung Note showcases premium technology and industry defining innovations. Pixabay

“The pricing will play a bigger role in deciding whether Samsung wants to fight the Chinese players or continue its focus on the premium customers in India,” Satish Meena, Senior Forecast Analyst at Forrester Research, told IANS over the phone.

The device that runs OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) will have the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip (SoC) for the US customers and the models powered by Samsung’s very own “Exynos 9 Series 9810” chips will head to the rest of the world, including India.

The device will sport dual camera system (12MP+12MP) with dual optical image stabilisation (OIS) at the rear — with 2 times more powerful optical zoom and up to 10 times powerful digital zoom — and an 8MP front shooter.

Note 9 with Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display houses 4000mAh battery — 21 per cent bigger that Note 8 — that is paired with fast-charging technology compatible with both wired and wireless charging.

When it comes to Stylus Pen (the company calls it S Pen), there is much more to experience this time.

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Samsung galaxy note 9 will sport dual camera system (12MP+12MP) with dual optical image stabilization. Wikimedia Commons

“S Pen now has remote control functionality along with Bluetooth connectivity and extremely fast charging,” the company executive explained.

“S Pen can control anything, from YouTube or photo gallery to operating the phone camera. It can guide entire presentations at office meetings. We have opened software development kit (SDK) for S Pen and will soon have more applications and features,” he added.

The fingerprint scanner is comfortably located just below the rear camera system.

Also Read: How Gionee Aims to be Among Top 5 Smartphone Brands in India.

Note 9 also comes with dust and waterproof IP68 rating (including S Pen) and houses “Samsung Knox” enterprise mobile security solution pre-installed for enhanced security.

The flagship smartphone has also retained the iconic 3.5-mm headphone jack. (IANS)

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