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HP Launches New Range of Tablets for Enterprise Customers in India

HP on Thursday launched seven new tablets in India, targeted at enterprise customers. The tablets had been announced earlier this year globally. The HP Pro Slate 8 and HP Pro Slate 12 will hit shelves starting May this year with a starting price tag of Rs. 33,000 and Rs. 41,500 respectively, while the HP Pro Tablet 408 G1, Pro Slate 10 EE and Pro Tablet 10 EE are already available starting from Rs. 23,500, Rs. 22,000, and Rs. 25,000 respectively. Finally, the HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare Tablet and ElitePad 1000 G2 Rugged Tablet are expected to reach by July and will be priced starting from Rs. 85,000.

As for the specifications, the HP Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 respectively feature a 7.86-inch full-HD QXGA (2048×1536 pixels) display and 12.3-inch (1600×1200 pixels) display. Both the tablets run Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box and are powered by 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoCs coupled with 2GB of RAM. While the Pro Slate 8 comes in 16GB and 32GB storage variants, the Pro Slate 12 comes in only a 32GB storage variant. Both tablets offer expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). Connectivity options on both the tablets include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and Near Field Communication (NFC).

Both the HP Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 tablets come bundled with the company’s new HP Duet Pen, which it touts is “the first to use Qualcomm Snapdragon digital pen technology.” Both also equip an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. A 37WHr Li-Po battery backs the larger tablet, while a 21WHr Li-Po battery backs the smaller one.

HP Launches New Range of Tablets

HP Launches New Range of Tablets

The HP Pro Tablet 408 G1 comes with Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro with Bing OS option out-of-the-box. Some of the other key features of the tablet are 8-inch HD (1280×800 pixels) IPS display; Intel Atom Z3736F Bay Trail processor (1.33GHz, up to 2.16GHz using Intel Burst Technology, 2MB cache, 4 cores, 4 threads); 2GB of RAM; an 8-megapixel AF rear facing camera; a 2-megapixel front facing camera; 32GB/ 64GB storage variant options expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB), and a 4800mAh Li-ion battery. Details can be found on the product’s listing page.

The HP Pro Tablet 10 EE G1 comes with Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8.1/Windows 8.1 With Bing/Windows 8.1 Pro for Education OS options, while the Pro Slate 10 EE G1 runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. Both are powered by an Intel Atom Z3735G/Z3735F processor options (1.33GHz base frequency, 1.83GHz burst frequency, 2MB cache, 4 cores) coupled with 1GB/ 2GB of RAM options and feature a 10.1-inch WXGA (1200×800 pixels) display. While the Pro Slate 10 EE G1 comes in 16GB/ 32GB inbuilt storage options and can expand via microSD card (up to 32GB), the Pro Tablet 10 EE G1 comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via tatuagens card (up to 128GB). More details of both tablets are available on company’s India website.

Lastly, the HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare Tablet and ElitePad 1000 G2 Rugged Tablettablets, which are not yet listed on company’s India website, both feature a 10.1-inch WUXGA (1920×1200 pixels) resolution displays. The tablets run on Windows 8.1 Pro OS (the ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare is also available with Windows 8.1) and are powered by Intel Atom Z3795 processor (1.6GHz base frequency, 2.39GHz burst frequency, 2MB cache, 4 cores) coupled with 4GB of RAM. As for storage, both equip 128GB of inbuilt storage. Both the devices also include 8-megapixel rear and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats.

Nokia X2 Dual SIM Android Phone Spotted on AnTuTu With Specifications

Dual SIM

Nokia X2

A device back model number Nokia X2DS (RM-1013) is currently listed a propos the AnTuTu benchmark site along taking into account some detailed specifications.

After reports of an AnTuTu benchmark listing of the alleged successor to the Nokia X smartphone, the Nokia X, now the actual listing (via G for Games) of what seems to be a Nokia X2 Dual SIM smartphone subsequently model name Nokia X2DS (RM-1013) has been spotted going vis–vis for the AnTuTu benchmark.

Earlier this week, the alleged Nokia X2 was reportedly spotted taking into account a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8210 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of built-in storage. Now, later the new listing of what seems to be the anticipated Nokia X2 Dual SIM (RM-1013), we have a lot more specifications listed.


The AnTuTu benchmark listing of the Nokia X2DS (RM-1013) shows the device giving out Android 4.3 taking place for a dual-core MSM8x10 processor adept of clocking occurring to 1190MHz, to the side of an Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM.

Other specifications listed upon the alleged Nokia X2 Dual SIM AnTuTu benchmark append a 4.3-inch display following a 480×800 pixel unadulterated, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a 0.3-megapixel belly-facing camera. An overall AnTuTu score of 11827 is along with visible, matching the previous AnTuTu leak precisely.

Notably, surrounded by taking into consideration the alleged Nokia X2 specifications leak earlier this week, the AnTuTu benchmark listing has been along in the midst of an image of the smartphone shared by a Baidu account, one that quite plainly features a estate button (in the concern of a Windows logo) in the stomach, otherwise of just the central support button in the first-generation of handsets in the Nokia X series.

Microsoft earlier this week was rumoured to be well-ventilated to add together a quarters button in the neighboring series of Nokia X Android phones, a feature that was much-requested by users.

Looking at the specs in the alleged Nokia X2 Dual SIM AnTuTu benchmark listing, the Nokia X2DS (RM-1013) does seem considering a decent successor for the Nokia X Dual SIM smartphone, which waslaunched in India at Rs. 8,599 in March, back receiving a price scrape to Rs. 7,729. With same specifications, we can expect the alleged Nokia X2 Dual SIM to cost in savings account to the amalgamated as the Nokia X Dual SIM at commencement.

Nokia X2

Asus ZenFone 2 – The 3 Variants Launched in India

Asus ZenFone 2

Asus at its Thursday event launched the three variants of the ZenFone 2 lineup in India (four including storage variants), priced from Rs. 12,999 to Rs. 22,999. The Taiwanese company, as reported by NDTV Gadgets prior to launch, only made the 5.5-inch screen variants of the smartphone lineup available in India.

The ZenFone 2 variants announced on Thursday are the Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML(with 4GB of RAM, 64GB ROM or inbuilt storage, and a 5.5-inch full-HD display) which is the top-end variant of the smartphone series and will be available at Rs. 22,999; the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (with 4GB of RAM, 32GB ROM, and a 5.5-inch full-HD display) which is identical to the top-end variant but with half the inbuilt storage, priced at Rs. 19,999; the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (with 2GB of RAM, 16GB ROM, and 5.5-inch full-HD display) at Rs. 14,999, while the basic model of the series is the Asus ZenFone 2 ZE550ML (with 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM and 5.5-inch HD display), priced at Rs. 12,999.

Asus, as it had with the first-generation ZenFone series, has tied up with Flipkart as online retailer of the ZenFone 2 series. All the Asus ZenFone 2 series models are available to pre-order on Flipkart starting Thursday; though the top-end variant of the ZenFone 2 featuring 64GB inbuilt storage and 4GB of RAM is yet not listed on Flipkart. We contacted Asus India and were told the timeline for release has not yet been decided, and more details will be made available shortly.


According to the Flipkart listing, the Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (with 4GB of RAM, 32GB ROM, and a 5.5-inch full-HD display) comes with a tentative release date of May 13 while the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (with 2GB of RAM, 16GB ROM, and 5.5-inch full-HD display) comes with a tentative release date of May 4. The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE550ML (with 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM and 5.5-inch HD display) also comes with a tentative release date of May 4.



Asus ZenFone 2

Asus ZenFone 2

All variants of the Asus ZenFone 2 run the company’s new ZenUI based on Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop, and feature Intel Atom SoCs. The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (4GB RAM) features a 64-bit 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, while the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML 2GB RAM model features a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560. The ZenFone 2 ZE550ML is also powered by the same Intel Atom Z3560 chipset. All the versions support expandable storage via microSD card (up to 64GB).

The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML features a 5.5-inch full-HD display in both the 2GB and 4GB RAM variants, while the Asus ZenFone 2 ZE550ML features a 5.5-inch HD display. All the models are dual-SIM (Micro-SIMs) smartphones, and feature 4G connectivity support for Indian LTE bands (Band 3 and Band 40).

The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (4GB and 2GB RAM models) and the ZenFone 2 ZE550ML sport 13-megapixel rear PixelMaster camera while there is a 5-megapixel front camera on board as well. Both the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML models feature dual-tone flash. A 3000mAh battery backs all four ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (4GB and 2GB RAM models) and the ZenFone 2 ZE550ML smartphones.

Asus on Thursday, apart from launching the new ZenFone 2 series in India, also announced various accessories including the ZenFlash, LolliFlash, View Flip Cover Deluxe, ZenPower, and ZenEar.

Huawei Honor 6

Huawei is among the present day entrants within the tremendously aggressive Indian smartphone market. It launched Honor, which is virtually a sub-brand and its smartphones are exclusively sold online. the first mobile to launch is the honour 6, and listed here are six key aspects that make it among the many quality worth for cash smartphones.

The glory 6 entails a 5-inch screen with narrow bezels. It features an IPS display with full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution and a density of 445ppi. Huawei has also supplied a characteristic called “display saving mode,” which very nearly scales down the show resolution from 1080p to 720p. The corporation claims that enabling this feature can raise battery existence by way of just about 20 percent. moreover, there’s a display temperature surroundings, which lets customers control the intensity of colors.

The smartphone is powered by using Huawei’s Kirin 920 octa-core processor (1.7GHz Cortex-A15 quad-core + 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 quad-core). The processor is paired with Mali-T628 MP4 GPU, and 3GB of RAM. Such processing chops ensure that each one apps, video games and offerings are dealt with easily.

On the photography front, the respect 6 elements a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel snapper at the front. Of be aware is the selfie digicam, which offers first rate efficiency for its fee range. furthermore to beginning a timer at the same time clicking selfies, the digital camera app also opens a “selfie window,” which ensures that you’re looking instantly on the lens. The entrance camera also has a huge lens that clicks pics at 16:9 ratio guaranteeing your whole buddies fit into the groupies.

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat on the smartphone is wrapped beneath Emotion UI 2.three, which offers a bunch of nifty aspects. The lock screen scrolls by means of a number of pre-hooked up wallpapers at any time when you get up the display, and there’s also a speedy-entry menu with shortcuts to foremost points.

The Notification core has two panels — one for notifications, and the other for settings. the former involves typically visited options like Wi-Fi, Sound, plane mode, Bluetooth, GPS, flashlight, and the brightness bar amongst others.

A different feature incorporated is the IR Blaster with a partner app referred to as intelligent Controller. As you may count on, that you may manipulate your television, set-high-box, DVD participant, and ACs with the far flung. In our checking out the app labored simply first-class.

The honor 6 entails a 3,100mAh battery. In day-to-day utilization, the battery is conveniently in a position to survive a day, so you won’t have got to elevate around a charger with you. Even with heavy utilization, the battery continues to be equipped to outlive for around 7-8 hours.

Huawei Honor 6

Gionee Marathon M5 Lite Review

Gionee’s mission in the budget smartphone segment has been all about delivering the best battery life possible. Its Marathon series really took off after the company launched the Marathon M4 (Review | Pictures) and more recently, the Marathon M5 (Review | Pictures).

Following up on the success of the latter, we now have the Marathon M5 Lite, which was launched last month. The specifications and features of the newer phone bear a striking resemblance to those of the older M4, only with a newer version of Android and slightly beefed up internals. Although the M4 is still being sold for around the same amount as the M5 Lite, it could replace the older model going ahead.

So which one should you pick right now? Is newer always better? Let’s find out.

Look and feel
The Marathon M5 Lite definitely scores more points when it comes to aesthetics. It’s slimmer with a more premium look thanks to the new colour and the chrome accents running along its edges. It’s slightly heavier though and that heft is noticeable when it’s in your pocket.

The display is a crisp 5-inch HD IPS panel, and it uses Dragontrail glass for added strength. The pixel density of the display is nearly 300ppi, so images and text are fairly sharp with no visible colour banding or pixelated icons. Brightness levels and viewing angles are good and so is sunlight legibility. We’re disappointed that Gionee has once again skimped on a notification LED and backlighting for the capacitive buttons.


The power and volume buttons are ergonomically placed on the right side which makes it easy for single handed use. The sides don’t offer as much grip as the rear cover, so you’ll find it a bit slippery if you just hold the sides. The rear cover is removable but the battery isn’t. Here, we have the two Micro-SIM slots that support 4G, along with a microSD card slot that you can use to add up to 128GB of storage.


In the box, you get a charger, USB cable, screen guard, case, and some instruction manuals. The accessories look and feel quite cheap and aren’t of the same calibre as the ones that come with the Marathon M4 and M5. The phone doesn’t support any form of fast charging and the bundled charger is a standard 5W unit, which isn’t ideal for such topping up such a large battery.

Specifications and software
Gionee has used the same internals as the Marathon M5, which consist of a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of onboard storage. This is good considering the price difference between the two phones. Other features are similar as well, including Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG, FM radio, Miracast and GPS. There’s a slightly smaller 4000mAh battery, though it still promises multiple days’ worth of usage.


The Marathon M5 Lite uses Android 5.1 Lollipop with Gionee’s Amigo 3.1 skin running on top. The experience is very similar to that of any other Gionee phone and since we’ve covered all the features in great detail in past reviews, we’ll only skim through them here.

The stock launcher is a single-layered interface with options to customise the transition effects of icons on the home screen. We wished there was a quick way to change the wallpaper from the home screen instead of having to go into the settings. Quick settings and toggles are all in the Control Centre, which can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom, while the drop down shade is reserved for notifications. The Settings app also has Smart Gestures feature, which enables touchless controls for media and Web browsing by waving your palm over the phone.


Most of the pre-installed apps can be removed, except for some like Chameleon, which lets you change the theme by picking complementary colours from anything you capture with the camera; GStore, an app store for games; Theme Park, which lets you browse through multiple themes; and Mood Card, for picture message templates that can be edited with a personalised message and shared. Apps that can be uninstalled include WPS Office, TouchPal 2015, DU speed Booster, Gionee Xender, UC Browser, and some trial games.

Considering the specifications of this phone, it’s no surprise that the M5 Lite handles most tasks with ease. General app performance and multitasking is smooth as you always have about 1.6GB of free RAM at your disposal. 4G also works well and the phone rarely heats up during normal usage.


3D games such as Dead Trigger 2 and Ski Safari 2 didn’t have trouble running smoothly. The phone also fared decently in benchmarks, with AnTuTu delivering a score of 33,022 and 3DMark Ice Storm giving us 5749 points.

Multimedia support is also good as the stock video player handles high bit-rate video files with ease and also comes with DTS audio enhancement. With it enabled, the rear mono speaker delivers decently loud audio for music and videos. The music app offers DTS audio as well as a customisable equaliser setting. The audio quality from the bundled headset is below average, and it doesn’t have a good fit when worn.


We had a slight issue with light metering from the rear camera. Bright areas tended to burn out and the colours of close up shots were exaggerated. The pictures look passable on the phone’s display but lack good detail and sharpness when you zoom in and look on a bigger screen. The camera app lets you play with multiple shooting modes, including a Pro mode. Low-light shots were pretty average as well, with the level of detail and autofocus speed dipping greatly.


Video recording maxes out at 1080p which is not so bad thanks to the software stabilisation. The rear flash does its job as long as the subject is not too far away. The front 5-megapixel camera takes decent selfies under good light.


Battery life
This is of course the main highlight of the Marathon series, and although the M5 Lite delivers, it isn’t as great as we had hoped it would be. In our video loop test, we managed to get 11 hours and 47 minutes of continuous video playback. With everyday usage, it was more like a day and a half of battery life. While this is good, it isn’t ground-breaking like we’ve come to expect from the Marathon series. For instance, something like the Oppo R7 Lite (Review | Pictures) delivered better battery life in our video loop test with a mere 2320mAh battery.

One pain point is getting the massive battery to charge fully, which takes nearly four hours with the bundled charger.

With a street price of Rs 12,999, the Gionee Marathon M5 Lite misses the mark as it feels expensive when you consider the overall package. If battery life is what you’re after in this price range, then you’re better off with the older Marathon M4, since apart from the aesthetics, you’ll barely notice the other changes.

We appreciate the slimmer, better-looking body and the all-day battery life of the M5 Lite, but apart from this, everything else leaves you wanting more. The quality of the bundled accessories is also pretty poor when compared to previous Marathon offerings.

Gionee might be compromising a bit too much with the Marathon series as it also recently added the M5 Mini to its range, which is also similar to the M5 Lite. Rather than milking the success of one phone by flooding the market with Marathon M5 variants, we feel the company needs to take a step back and evaluate what’s really needed.

Gionee Marathon M5 Lite in pictures

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