Gionee launches GPad G5 for Rs 14,999 in India; Sony's 'selfie' smartphone Xperia C3 available for Rs 23,990
Chinese handset manufacturer Gionee had added yet another device to its smartphone portfolio in the country. Christened GPad G5, the device sports a 5.5 inch display and runs on the Android operating system. Targeted at the mid-price range segment, it is available for purchase for a price of Rs 14,999.
Apart from G5, the company already offers G1, G3, and G4 smartphones as part of its GPad line-up in India.
Sony Mobile Communications has also further expanded its Xperia range of smartphones with the launch of a new device called Xperia C3. According to the company, it is the world's best selfie smartphone thanks to Sony's digital imaging technology and interactive camera apps.
The smartphone has a 5 megapixel wide-angle front camera (25mm with 80 degree field of view) that allows users to capture more in the frame. It also comes with a soft flash to enable clicking of photos day or night by simply double tapping the back cover or using 'Smile Shutter'. The front camera's auto mode automatically adjusts pictures for suitable lighting conditions and the auto scene recognition function works together with HDR and LED flash, ensuring you can capture the best selfies and selfie videos in any light.
Here is a look at the specifications of the devices.
The smartphone sports a 5.5 inch HD IPS touchscreen display (1280Ã—720 pixels resolution) and runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz hexa-core Cortex A7 processor and has 1GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 8GB, which can be further expanded up to 32GB with a microSD card.
It has an 8MP rear camera with LED Flash that can record HD videos, and a 2MP front-facing camera for video calling. Additional features of the camera include face beauty, panorama, geo-tagging, and smile shot, among others. On the connectivity front, it has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G, as well as a microSD card slot and a microUSB port.
The device is 7.9 mm in thickness and its weight is 104.6 gm (without battery). Gionee has provided a 2,400 mAh battery in the device that it claims will provide up to 15 hours of talk time, and 288 hours of standby time. It comes with dual-SIM capability, FM radio and GPS (with A-GPS support). The smartphone is available in black and white colours.
The company has also pre-loaded a number of apps in the smartphone including Yahoo Cricket, DU Battery Saver, NQ Mobile Security, BBM, Saavn, and WeChat, among others.
This one also sports a 5.5 inch HD IPS touchscreen display (1280Ã—720 pixels resolution) and runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and has 1GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 8GB, which can be further expanded up to 32GB with a microSD card.
It has an 8MP autofocus rear camera (featuring an Exmor RS for mobile image sensor) with pulsed LED Flash that can record full HD videos (1080p) at 30 frames per second, and a 5MP front-facing camera with Flash that can also record HD videos (720p). On the connectivity front, it has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G LTE, as well as a microSD card slot and a microUSB port. Read here for more.
The dimensions of the device are 56mm x 78.5mm x 7.6 mm and its weight is 150 gm. Sony has provided a 2,500 mAh battery in the device that it claims will provide up to 24 hours of talk time, 93 hours of music playback and 1,071 hours of standby time. It comes with dual-SIM capability and GPS (with A-GPS support). The device is available in black, white and mint colours.