Huawei launches flagship Ascend P7 for Rs 24,799 in India; Intex Aqua Xtreme available for Rs 11,490

Within a month of appearing on home grown e-commerce marketplace, Huawei has now officially launched its flagship smartphone Ascend P7 in India. Unveiled in May this year, the smartphone is a successor to the original Ascend P6. The device runs on the Android KitKat operating system and sports a slightly bigger 5 inch display, in comparison to P6's 4.7 inch screen.

While the device was available for purchase for Rs 27,999 on a number of e-commerce websites in the country, the company has officially priced it much lower at Rs 24,799.

In addition, Intex Technologies, an Indian mobile, IT and consumer electronics company, has further expanded its Aqua range of smartphones with the launch of a new device. Christened Aqua Xtreme, the smartphone runs on the Android operating system and is powered by an Octa-core processor. This one is available for purchase in the country for Rs 11,490.

Here is a look at the specifications of the devices.

HuaweiHuawei Ascend P7 for Rs 24,799

The smartphone sports a 5 inch FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display (1080×1920 pixels resolution) and runs on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system with Huawei Emotion 2.3 user interface. It is powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core Hisilicon Kirin 910T processor and has 2GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 16GB, which can be further expanded up to 64GB with a microSD card.

Ascend P7 has a 13 megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash that can record full HD videos at 30 fps, and an 8MP front facing camera for video calling. The camera has a BSI sensor, and its additional features include geo-tagging, touch focus, face & smile detection, and High Dynamic Range (HDR). On the connectivity front, the smartphone has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G (depending on the region), as well as a microUSB port and a microSD card slot.

The dimensions of the device are 139.8mm x 68.8mm x 6.5mm and its weight is 124 grams. The company has provided a 2,500 mAh battery in the device, which it claims will provide up to 14 hours of talk time and 422 hours of standby time. It also has GPS (with A-GPS support), FM radio, and Near Field Communication (NFC). The smartphone is available in black and white colours.

According to the company, Ascend P7 also comes with an Ultra Power Saving mode, which when activated, shuts down the functions that drain your battery the most, leaving calling and texting and giving you up to 24 hours standby on just a 10 per cent charge.

IntexIntex Aqua Xtreme for Rs 11,490

This one features a 5 inch IPS HD touchscreen display (1280×720 pixels resolution) and is powered by a 1.7 GHz Octa-core processor. The device runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and comes with 2GB RAM. The internal memory of the device is 32GB that can be further expanded up to 32GB with a microSD card.

Aqua Xtreme sports a 13 mega pixel autofocus rear camera that can also record videos and a 5 MP front-facing camera for video calling. On the connectivity front, the device has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G, as well as a microSD card slot and a microUSB port. The company has provided a 2,000 mAh battery in the device, which also has GPS (with A-GPS support) and dual-SIM capability. It will be available in red, black and grey colours.

The other Octa-core powered smartphones available in the under Rs 15,000 price range include the company's own Intex Aqua Amaze (Rs 10,690), Obi Octopus S520 (Rs 11,990), Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 (Rs 12,990), a

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