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Glossy Red LG G Flex2 hands on pics – Sparkling Curve

LG G Flex2 is the latest version of original LG G Flex series. It was recently made available in India for purchase at a hefty price tag of Rs 54990/$865 from online retailer Flipkart. LG also recently unveiled its latest flagship LG G4 globally.

LG G Flex 2 has a 5.5″ FHD P-OLED display powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 2.0 GHz 64-bit octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (microSD Card slot upto 2TB), 3000 mAh battery, 13MP rear cam (OIS, 4K Video recording and playback), 2.1MP front cam. LG G Flex2 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and carries an improved “self-healing” back cover which is faster and effective than original LG G flex series.

Red LG G Flex2

Today we have got some sparkling pics of red LG G Flext2 which looks simply awesome. Check out the pics below.

Red LG G Flex2 hands on

Red LG G Flex2 Review

Red LG G Flex2 Box Pics

Red LG G Flex2 Unboxing pics

Red LG G Flex2 out of the box pics

Red LG G Flex2 Rear side

13 MP rear cam in Red LG G Flex2

Red LG G Flex2 Volume Keys at back

Removable back cover of Red LG G Flex2

Red LG G Flex2 Curve pics

Red LG G Flex2 Review

Red LG G Flex2 5.5" FHD P-OLED screen

5.5" FHD display in Red LG G Flex2

Red LG G Flex2 Self Healing back

Red LG G Flex2 Hands on review

Red LG G Flex2 pics

Curve of Red LG G Flex2

Sexy Red LG G Flex2

Red LG G Flex2 Hands on Review

Red LG G Flex2 Back curve

Red LG G Flex2 3000mAh battery

Hands on Red LG G Flex2

Like the pics, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Pics by: sunniton

Gionee CTRL V4S Android 5.0 Lollipop Update rolling

Gionee India has finally rolled non OTA Android 5.0 Lollipop update on Gionee CTRL V4S. Ginonee CTRL V4S users need to visit service center to get the update, phone will be updated free of cost at the official service centers. After phone is updated, it will take 4-5 minutes to boot (for optimizing applications).

Users will get Amigo ROM 5.0 new features, new call/answer feature UI, new control center (slide up from the bottom), new notification system, new themes and updated apps Gionee Xender, Game Zone, Kingsoft office, Saavn, Amigo paper. Though this update started rolling from mid April but now it is available on all Gionee service centers.

Gionee CTRL V4S Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Check out the official changelog infographic made by Gionee team for Gionee CTRL V4S Android 5.0 Lollipop Update.

Gionee CTRL V4S Android 5.0 Lollipop

Click here to find out the official Gionee service center locations in India.

Have you updated your Gionee CTRL V4S to latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Asus ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe hands on review

Asus India launched Zenfone 2 recently and for a surprise the stock of product in India is running short, recently Asus claimed they sold 25000 units within 24 hours of launch. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is the flagship model with 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 Quad Core processor.

Asus Zenfone 2 is launched in 2 GB & 4 GB RAM variants. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML features 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage whereas Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML features both 2 GB and 4 GB RAM variants in 16/32/64 GB internal storage models. Asus also launched Zenfone 2 Deluxe View Flip cover priced at Rs 1599, ZenEar earphones priced at Rs 599, ZenPower power bank priced at Rs 1499, Lolliflash priced at Rs 799 and ZenFlash priced at 1599.

[ REVIEW/HANDS ON ] Asus Zenfone 2 view flip cover deluxe

We grabbed Zenfone 2 view flip cover deluxe ZE551ML on the launch day, let’s take a look at it.

[ UPDATE ] Asus Zenfone2 ZE550ML/ZE551ML View Flip Cover is now available from Flipkart at a price Rs 1299 ($20). Check Flipkart listing here.

Asus Zenfone 2 view flip cover deluxe is 152.51 x 78.19 x 14.70 mm in dimensions, weighs 50 grams. Zenfone 2 branding in silver color is present at the bottom of the cover. On the front at the top, there is an opening for hearing speaker.

Asus Zenfone 2 view flip cover

View finder cut on the cover allows you to answer your calls, message, and other notifications without opening the case. Upto 7 apps can be accessed without opening the cover viz. weather forecast, access camera, play music, flashlight on/off, quick settings, clock theme, and calendar events.

ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe (ZE551ML)

Asus ZenFone 2 view flip cover deluxe is made up of PU leather/rubber material, giving a smooth leather-like feel.

Asus ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover hands on

Case folds like notebook style.

Asus Zenfone 2 view flip cover deluxe - Red Color

Zenfone 2 view flip cover review

Inner lining of front flap is made of soft rubber to avoid scratches on the screen.

Zenfone 2 Flip Cover Review

Asus Zenfone 2 Flip Cover Review

Zenfone 2 View Cover hands on

Notebook stype side flaps in Zenfone 2 View flip cover

It comes with an attached back cover so you need to remove the back cover of your Asus Zenfone 2 to put the view flip cover on.

So all ports on the top side of the phone as accessible as they are not blocked by the view flip cover.

Ports in Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover

Dual LED flash, camera opening, and volume buttons at the back of view flip cover are well accessible. There is Asus branding at the back of view flip cover just like on the original back cover of Asus Zenfone 2.

Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Review hands on

Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe in black color has a different texture on the front as compared to other color models.

Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe in Black

Black ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover

Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe in white color.

Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe in White

Asus Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe ZE551ML in White color

Inner siding of the flap in white color cover is of orange color.

Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe in White hands on

Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe in Red and White color

Black, White, Red ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover Review

Asus ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe Price

Asus ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe for ZE551ML & ZE550ML is priced at Rs 1599/$25 in India.

Asus ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe Price in India

Pros

  • Light Weight.
  • Tight Fit.
  • View finder to answer calls and access 7 other useful apps.
  • Round curve edges.
  • All ports accessible.

Cons

PU Material used to make the cover, not exactly a demerit for us. As the cover is not yet available for the purchase, as soon as it is out and we use it like a daily user on our Zenfone 2, we will add more “cons” if there are any.

Check out Asus Zenfone 2 Hands on pics here.

Asus Zenfone 2 is now available for purchase from Flipkart in India exclusively. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage model is available for Rs 12999, Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage model is available for Rs 14999, Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 4GB RAM/32GB internal storage model is available for Rs 19999 and Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage model is available for Rs 22999.

[ UPDATE ] Asus Zenfone2 ZE550ML/ZE551ML View Flip Cover is now available from Flipkart at a price Rs 1299 ($20). Check Flipkart listing here.

Asus Zenfone 2 is available in red, black, white, golden and silver color. Check out full range of Asus Zenfone 2 Flip Cover and Back covers on Flipkart.

Recently unannounced Asus Zenfone 1 128GB ZE551ML variant was spotted on Flipkart, with 4 GB RAM and 2.3 GHz quad-core Processor 64-bit CPU Intel Atom Z3580.

Planning to buy Asus Zenfone 2, let us know. Drop your comments below.

India launch of News Republic and Appy Geek on May 7

News Republic and Appy Geek will be formally launching in India on May 7 as seen from the invite sent by the team. Shafi Saxena, Chief Brand Officer will be present at the launch event. Invite reads as “Don’t Let What’s Important Go Unseen” & “Start a Conversation”.

News Republic is a renowned app and is termed as news encyclopedia “offering the most comprehensive daily breaking news coverage from over 1,100 licensed & trusted newsfeeds worldwide“. Appy Geek is yet another platform by them covering all tech news around the world in a single app.

India launch of News Republic and Appy Geek.

Event will be held in New Delhi on 7 May 2015. Check out the invite sent below.

India launch of News Republic and Appy Geek.

We will bring more detailed info on the News Republic and Appy Geek launch in India after the event.

Drop your comments below.

Asus Zenfone 2 128GB listed on Flipkart for Rs 29999

Asus Zenfone 2 was recently launched in India with three different internal storage models (16/32/64 GB variants). Surprisingly Asus has listed Asus Zenfone 2 128GB ZE551ML model on Flipkart at a price of Rs 29999/$470 in India (in silver color).

Asus Zenfone 2 128GB model follows the same specifications of Asus Zenfone 2 64 GB ZE551ML model except the double storage it has along with micro SD card slot support upto 64 GB.

Asus Zenfone 2 128GB

Check out the listing of Asus Zenfone 2 128 GB ZE551ML Model with 4 GB RAM and 2.3 GHz quad-core Processor 64-bit CPU Intel Atom Z3580 on Flipkart.

Asus Zenfone 2 128 GB ZE551ML With 4 GB RAM and 2.3 GHz Processor 64-bit CPU

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is the flagship model with 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 Quad Core processor.

Asus Zenfone 2 specifications

Check out Asus Zenfone 2 hands on pics here.

Asus Zenfone 2 128GB is a perfect handset for those users who are looking for bigger internal storage but the price difference between the 64 GB and 128 GB variant is Rs 7000/$110.

Asus Zenfone 2 128GB model is out of stock on Flipkart for the time being and is tagged under “coming soon” label.

Will you prefer a 64 GB or 128 GB model of Asus Zenfone 2, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Source – Flipkart

LG G Flex2 available in India for Rs 54990

In a celebrity-studded event in Mumbai, Bollywood superstars Anil Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri announced the availability of LG G Flex2 in India finally. LG G Flex2 is now available for Rs 54990 ($865) in Indian markets and is up for purchase on Flipkart.

LG G Flex 2 has a 5.5″ FHD P-OLED display powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 2.0 GHz 64-bit octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (microSD Card slot upto 2TB), 3000 mAh battery, 13MP rear cam (OIS, 4K Video recording and playback), 2.1MP front cam. LG G Flex2 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and carries an improved “self-healing” back cover which is faster and effective than original LG G flex series.

LG G Flex2 price in India Rs 54990

Mr.Deepak Jasrotia, Business Head, LG Mobiles India said, “LG G Flex2 is as beautiful to hold as it is to behold and it represents the perfect combination of beauty and brains. We are pleased to have Anil Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri join us today to share their experience of using this one of its kind smartphone and officially launch it in India. The G Flex2 is a beautiful, high performance and a highly desirable smartphone that offers users both comfort and style.”

L-R Dinesh Prasad, Head-Devices, Qualcomm India and South Asia, Nargis F...

Nargis Fakhri and Anil Kapoor with LG GFlex2

Check out the pics below from LG G Flex2 launch event in India.

Bollywood superstar Mr. Anil Kapoor said, “I had a wonderful time using the LG G Flex2. It is a very stylish smartphone with stunning features like the curved display, super-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 64-bit octa-core CPU, Amazing camera and a flaunting design. I had a lot of fun using this smartphone to shoot videos that I have put together in the form of a short film.

On the purchase of LG G Flex2, Vodafone customers will get 2 GB free internet for 6 months.

LG G Flex2 is heavily priced in India, are you looking to buy it? Let us know. Drop your comments below.

Image Credits: LG India

25000 units of Asus Zenfone 2 sold within 24 hours of launch in India

Asus Zenfone 2 marked its presence in India a few days back only and today Asus India posted that 25000 units of Asus Zenfone 2 were sold within 25 hours of launch in India. Asus Zenfone 2 is available for sale only through Flipkart for the time being.

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage model is available forRs 12999, Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage model isavailable for Rs 14999, Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 4GB RAM/32GB internal storage model is available for Rs 19999 and Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage model is available for Rs 22999.

25000 units of Asus Zenfone 2 sold in 24 hours of launch in India

Check out the official statement of Asus India here.

25000 units of Asus Zenfone 2 sold

Check out Asus Zenfone 2 hands on pics here.

As per Asus India, more Asus Zenfone 2 stocks will be available in mid of May hopefully. 25000 units is not a very big number if we see the competitors like Xiaomi selling more than 25ooo units in 15 minutes of flash sale in India.

Asus Zenfone 2 was unveiled in Jan but still Asus India has very limited stocks of Zenfone 2, as seen from customer’s reaction, they are furious over non-availability of stock now.

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 4 GB RAM with 64 GB internal storage model is a hot choice among buyers.

Were you able to book your Asus Zenfone 2 in India. Let us know. Drop your comments below.

Asus Zenfone 2 hands on pics – First Look

Asus Zenfone 2 was launched a few days back in India in an event at Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon where Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan was present. Asus Zenfone 2 is the latest flagship smartphone from Asus. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is the flagship model with 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 Quad Core processor.

Asus Zenfone 2 is launched in 2 GB & 4 GB RAM variants. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML features 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage whereas Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML features both 2 GB and 4 GB RAM variants in 16/32/64 GB internal storage models. Asus also launched Zenfone 2 Deluxe View Flip cover priced at Rs 1599, ZenEar earphones priced at Rs 599, ZenPower power bank priced at Rs 1499, Lolliflash priced at Rs 799 and ZenFlash priced at 1599.

Asus Zenfone 2 hands on

Asus Zenfone 2 specifications

Check out Asus Zenfone 2 hands on pics below. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML model is featured here.

Asus Zenfone 2 looks similar to earlier Zenfone series launched in 2014 (Asus Zenfone 5 review here). Top bezel has Asus logo with front hearing speaker (metallic grill), front cam, LED light whereas on the bottom bezels, you will find the silver Zen series finish and capacitive touch buttons without backlit LED.

Asus Zenfone 2 hands on

Asus Zenfone 2 5.5" FHD Screen display

Back cover (plastic build with metallic finish) of Asus Zenfone 2 is removable, after removing it you will find dual SIM slots, micro SD card slot and a non-removable battery.

Asus Zenfone 2 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm dimensions

As the bottom side, it has micro USB 2.0 port and microphone.

Asus Zenfone 2 microUSB 2.0 port

At the right side of Asus Zenfone 2, there is slight groove for opening the back cover.

Asus Zenfone 2 10.9 mm thickness

At the top side, it has a secondary microphone, power button and 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Asus Zenfone 2 3.5 mm headphone hack and power button

There is no port/slot on the left side of Asus Zenfone 2.

Asus Zenfone 2 thickness 10.9 mm

Back side of Asus Zenfone 2 has 13 MP rear camera, dual-LED flash, volume rocker keys are placed at back too (trend which was first spotted in LG G3), Asus & Intel branding and external speakers at the bottom.

Asus Zenfone 2 13 MP camera 4128 x 3096 pixels resolution

Asus Zenfone 2 dual LED flash

Top bezel of Asus Zenfone 2 has LED indicator at the top right corner.

Asus Zenfone 2 LED light indicator

Asus Zenfone 2 is now available for purchase from Flipkart in India exclusively. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage model is available for Rs 12999, Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage model is available for Rs 14999, Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 4GB RAM/32GB internal storage model is available for Rs 19999 and Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage model is available for Rs 22999.

Asus Zenfone 2 is available in red, black, white, golden and silver color. Check out full range of Asus Zenfone 2 Flip Cover and Back covers on Flipkart. Stay tunes Asus Zenfone 2 full review is coming soon along with its all accessories hands on.

Check out Asus ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe hands on review here.

Asus Zenfone 2 is a strong competitor for recently launched XioamiXioami flagship Mi 4i, so are you looking to buy it. Let us know. Drop your comments below.

Ratan Tata invests in Xiaomi – First Investment by any Indian

Xiaomi announced today a very good news that Ratan Tata, chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons has made an investment in the company officially and he became the first Indian to do so. Talking about investments, earlier Xiaomi raised $1.1 Billion in Dec 2014, at a valuation of $45 Billion.

A few days back Xiaomi launched its latest flagship smartphone Mi 4i in India. Xiaomi has again partnered with Flipkart and they will be selling Mi 4i through Flipkart for the time being. 225,000 customers have already registered to purchase a limited number of handsets if you are willing to get one, register it here to purchase it on April 30, 2015 at 2 PM.

Ratan Tata invests in Xiaomi

Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi, says: “Mr. Tata is one of the most well-respected business leaders in the world. An investment by him is an affirmation of the strategy we have undertaken in India so far. This is just the start of an exciting journey, and we are looking forward to bringing more products into India.

In pic below you can see Ratan Tata, chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, meets Hugo Barra, Vice President of Xiaomi Global, and Manu Jain, Head of Mi India Operations.

Ratan Tata, chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, meets Hugo Barra, Vice President of Xiaomi Global, and Manu Jain, Head of Mi India Operations.

Xiaomi Mi 4i is priced at Rs 12999 ($204) in India. Check out full specifications of Xiaomi Mi 4i below.

As per rankings by IDC, Xiaomi is ranked 5th largest smartphone vendor in India in Q4 2014.

So are you looking to buy Xiaomi Mi 4i in India. Let us know. Drop your comments below.

HTC One M9 releasing in India on 14 April

HTC India is now sending invites for the exclusive launch of their latest flagship smartphone “HTC One M9” in India on 14 April 2015. HTC has branded the launch event as “unveiling brilliance” – the most exciting revelation in the history of smartphones. HTC One M9 launch event will be held in New Delhi.

HTC One M9 (unveiled globally at MWC 2015) has replaced HTC One M8 from its flagship throne with an upgraded specifications i.e. it features Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core (MSM8994) processor, Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 20.7 MP rear cam and a 4 MP front cam. HTC One M9 comes with Android Lollipop out of the box with HTC Sense UI 7.0.

HTC One M9 launching in India

Check out the mystery box of #htcPursuitOfBrilliance below:

HTC One M9 Launch date in India 14 April

Seeing the specifications of HTC One M9, it will not come cheap for sure. High Pricing of HTC One M9 will surely affect its sales in India if we are comparing it to Samsung’s latest launch in India i.e. Galaxy S6.

The Official price of HTC One M9 has not been disclosed yet, will only be revealed at the launch event. We will bring live updates from HTC One M9 launch event in India, stay tuned.

What do you think, how much HTC One M9 will be priced India. Drop your comments below.