Top 5 smartphones launched in India this week: YU Yutopia, Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime and more
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Smartphone shopping has become a major challenge as buyers get confused with plenty of options available in the market. Smartphone manufacturers are trying to gain an edge over rivals by launching competitive devices in different price range to suit consumer needs. There are several new smartphones launched every week and here's a list of devices that were launched in India this week.

YU Yutopia

YU finally unveiled its first flagship Yutopia smartphone in India on Thursday. The handset attracted a lot of people through social media campaigns and became one of the most-anticipated releases of this year. Priced at Rs. 24,999, YU claims it to be the world's most powerful phone ever. Yutopia is available exclusively through Amazon India.

Let's take a quick look at the key specs of Yutopia:

  • Display: 5.2-inch QHD display, 570ppi
  • Processor: 2GHz A57 quad core + 1.5GHz A53 quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB expandable memory
  • Camera: 21MP primary camera with dual LED flash, 8MP front snapper
  • Battery: 3,000mAh with Quick Charge 2.0 technology
  • Software: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based CM12.1
  • Add-ons: Dual SIM, fingerprint scanner, 4G LTE, Little Bird in-ear headphones by House Of Marley.

[Read: YU Yutopia express review: First look at the 'world's most powerful phone ever' [PHOTOS]

Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime

Xiaomi unveiled Redmi Note Prime on Monday as part of its Christmas promotions. Succeeding the Redmi Note, the Prime variant brings only a few changes to the table. The handset is priced at Rs. 8,499 and available exclusively through Amazon India.

Below are the key specs of Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime:

  • Display: 5.5-inch HD IPS display
  • Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB expandable memory
  • Camera: 13MP primary camera with LED flash, 5MP front snapper
  • Battery: 3,100mAh
  • Software: Android Lollipop based MIUI 7
  • Add-ons: Dual SIM, dual microphone noise suppression, 4G LTE and more.

[Read: Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime launched in India for Rs. 8,499: Specs and availability]

HTC Desire 828

Joining the mid-range smartphone race, HTC unveiled Desire 828 in India for Rs. 19,990. The handset is available exclusively on Flipkart in White and Grey colours. HTC Desire 828 carries the company's signature design and features. Take a look at the specs below:

  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD display
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Mediatek MT6753T octa-core processor
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB expandable memory
  • Camera: 13MP UltraPixel with OIS and LED flash, 4MP front camera
  • Battery: 2,800mAh
  • Software: Android 5.1 Lollipop based Sense UI
  • Add-ons: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1.

Intex Aqua Star 4G

Intex launched an ultra-affordable smartphone, Aqua Star 4G, to compete against the rivals in sub-Rs. 10,000 category. Intex Aqua Star 4G is priced at Rs. 6,499 and comes with iData Saver to reduce data consumption by up to 50% on web browsing and streaming. Here are the key specs of Aqua Star 4G:

  • Display: 5-inch HD IPS display
  • Processor: 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB expandable memory
  • Camera: 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, 2MP front snapper
  • Battery: 2,000mAh
  • Software: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Add-ons: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth.

Spice's Nexian NV-45

Spice wants to make it easier for first time smartphone buyers with its Nexian NV-45. Priced at Rs. 3,799, Nexian is available on Flipkart. Below are the key specs of the handset:

  • Display: 4.5-inch FWVGA display, Dragontrail glass and 218ppi
  • Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Spreadtrum processor
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB expandable memory
  • Camera: 5MP main camera with LED flash, 3.2MP front snapper
  • Battery: 1,650mAh
  • Software: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Add-ons: Dual SIM, 3G/EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. 
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