Konica Minolta Launches bizhub PRESS C1100 and bizhub PRESS C1085

  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Ltd. today announces the launch of the bizhub PRESS C1100 and bizhub PRESS C1085 color digital presses which set a new standard in productivity, these next generation digital presses combine market-leading speeds with a wide range of substrate handling and finishing options for superior flexibility and performance.
  • Ideal for commercial printers and print service providers, the bizhub PRESS C1100 and bizhub PRESS C1085 are Konica Minolta’s next generation of digital presses, boasting upto 100 pages per minute (ppm) and upto 85 ppm respectively. The new digital presses do not compromise quality for speed however, delivering reliably accurate registration and color consistency regardless of print job length or complexity. In addition, flexible substrate handling and inline finishing options provide professional looking output while enabling more effective workflow management.The bizhub PRESS C1100 and bizhub PRESS C1085 also feature enhanced Simitri® HDE toner, S.E.A.D. IV screen processing to continuously maintain image stability over long press runs, air suction (vacuum) paper feeding for spot-on registration and reliable paper handling and hybrid decurling (zig zag plus moisture) for consistently flat output.Speaking on the occasion Yuji Nakata MD Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. says “The bizhub PRESS C1100 series is a new platform, built upon the success of our previous generations of digital presses, with expanded capabilities, flexibility and speeds to further drive productivity. We are confident that these new bizhub PRESS would improve the customer experience of Konica Minolta products & solutions. We constantly strive to provide Konica Minolta customers with high efficiency and world class products & solutions. Launching of this new range of bizhub PRESS is a step further in that pursuit”.“Konica Minolta has always provided competitive products that provide consistently high quality and meet user demands. The new bizhub PRESS C1100 and C1085 series sets a new benchmark in the colour production printer market. It will help us boost the productivity for improved workflow performance” says Mr. V. Balakrishnan, EGM (Marketing) Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt. Ltd..Mr. Kuldeep Malhotra, EGM (Sales) Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. says, “Relationship that we share with our esteemed customers has built on trust over the years. This new series bizhub PRESS is the best in its class on productivity and will help our customers to maximise the profitability & return of investment. We will further strengthen our sales & service delivery to enhance customer satisfaction”.About Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.:
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies from the desktop to the print shop. Konica Minolta is the global developer, manufacturer of multi-functional peripherals (MFPs), printers, equipment for production print systems and graphic arts, equipment for healthcare systems, measuring instruments for industrial and healthcare applications, inkjet print heads and textile printers for industrial use, and related consumables and solution services. It is also engaged in the development, manufacturing and sale of electronic materials (including TAC films), lighting source panels, functional films (including heat insulation films), and optical products (including lens units).

Google Tez wallet and payments app launched; here's what you can do with it

  • Google on Monday finally launched in India its UPI-backed payments application, Tez (fast in Hindi), which will allow you to securely pay for goods and services both online and offline, and also make person-to-person transactions.
  • “Send money to friends, instantly receive payments directly to your bank account and pay the nearby café with Tez, Google's new digital payment app for India,” the description of the Tez app reads on Google’s Play Store.
  • The internet search giant had been working with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to build the app in accordance with its Unified Payments Interface (UPI) standard. Tez is similar to NPCI’s own BHIM app, currently the most used UPI payments app in India.
  • Google is said to be working with multiple Indian banks for Tez and will allow users to transfer money to any UPI-enabled bank account. Like BHIM, users will also be able to transfer money to other users by saving their account numbers and IFSC codes.
  • Going forward, Google says, Tez will also allow you to pay bills on its platform through credit and debit cards.
  • “Tez works with all major Indian banks and with a vast majority of smartphones, so you can pay or get paid by almost anyone. Tez offers language support for English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu,” the app’s Play Store description added.

Apple launches three new iPhones: All you need to know

  • Apple on Sept. 12 unveiled the iPhone X, a radically redesigned smartphone that eliminates the traditional home button for a so-called edge-to-edge display, alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models at an event in company's Steve Jobs Theater, located within the brand new Apple Park "spaceship" campus.
  • The iPhone X, pronounced as iPhone 10, will be available at a starting price of Rs 89,900 in India. It is Apple's most expensive iPhone ever built. The phone will come in two colours, space grey and silver, and will be available for pre-orders from Oct. 27. It will be shipped to all major markets, including India, on Nov. 3.
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  • "This is the iPhone X. It's the biggest leap of forward since the original iPhone," Apple Chief Executive Timothy D. Cook said. It would "set the path for the next decade," Cook added.
  • The iPhone X is the first redesigned Apple smartphone in three years, which integrates a range of notable features, including infrared facial recognition, wireless charging and advanced camera capabilities. That's the reason why Apple says it is the blueprint for "the future of the smartphones."
  • The iPhone X is approximately the same size as the iPhone 7, but because Apple has dropped the home button, the screen occupies the entire front of the phone. The 5.8-inch screen uses the new OLED Super Retina display, producing better image quality than the previously used technology, LCD.
  • The model does not include the home button, which means there is no Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which was introduced in 2013 with the launch of iPhone 5s. However, the screen is housed with True Depth camera system for the facial recognition system that will allow users to unlock the device and make payments. The True Depth system housed in the screen projects an IR dot map onto the face to map it in order to create a detailed 3D-image of an owner's face, and as a result, has been claimed to be more secure than the Touch ID sensor by a factor of 20.
  • Also, since the home button is gone, users will indeed need to learn a few gestures to operate the handset. To go to home, user will need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen. To see other apps, swipe up from the bottom and hold - there you'll find the multitasking pane. To wake the device, you will only need to tap the screen or lift the iPhone. However, to unlock, as aforementioned, user will need to look at it.
  • The iPhone X operates on Apple's latest processor, A11 Bionic with an integrated Neural Engine for face recognition. The processor is an upgrade from last year's A10 as it comes with not four but six-cores. In Apple testing, A11 was seen performing 70 per cent faster than A10, also extending battery life by additional two hours as what has been witnessed on iPhone 7.
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  • Additionally, Apple has introduced wireless charging in the iPhone X support system. The technology uses a plate within the back of the phone to accept an inductive charge from a pad or a piece of furniture, further reducing the task to charge an iPhone using a power cable and adapter.
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  • At the rear, Apple iPhone X is featuring the familiar dual camera system with 12MP sensors and optical image stabilisation, first introduced on iPhone 7 Plus. But this time, the dual rear camera is oriented vertically rather than horizontally. Additionally, Apple has included a Portrait Mode that allows users to artificially blur the background to create a shallow depth of field, as done using a DSLR camera.
  • "This is the first iPhone created for AR. The cameras are individually calibrated in the factory which makes a huge difference for AR plus AR benefits from the new A11 Bionic chip," Apple's senior vice-president of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, said.
  • Apple has also added Animojis, which are animated 3D animal emojis that use face tracking feature to create personalised expression.
  • Alongside the iPhone X, Apple also announced iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus - upgrades to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus model, launched in 2016.
  • Similar to the premium iPhone X model, the two smartphone will operate on six-core A11 processor, but without the Neural Engine fitted to the iPhone X. The handsets essentially look similar to their predecessor, with exception of glass bodies on the front and back. Apple claims that the glass on the back is the "most durable glass ever in a smartphone".
  • On the camera front, Apple has improved camera sensor and included a new motions sensor in the two phones in order to support augmented reality-based apps.
  • Additionally, the models also support wireless charging like the iPhone X.
  • The new Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will come in three colours, and will be available at a starting price of Rs 64,000 and Rs 73,000 respectively for the 64GB version. Interestingly, Apple will start taking pre-orders for the iPhone 8 line earlier than the iPhone X, reportedly from Sept 15. Globally, the two models are slated to be shipped from Sept. 22, but in India they will hit stores on Sept. 29.

Textile printing -The latest trends and opportunities in 2017

Rob Fletcher takes a closer look at the textile print market and picks out the technology that can help you gain an advantage. Print is undoubtedly one of the most varied, creative and innovative industries in the world. While the industry is split into a whole host of different markets, some of these are split into further, separate areas, thus demonstrating the amount of work available.

Due to the different types of work on offer, one of the most diversified markets is textile print. Ranging from t-shirts and dresses, to flags and cushion covers, those active in this sector take on all sorts of projects, and while this may be positive in that there is lots of business to be won, it can also mean print service providers  (PSPs) can face heavy demand from all categories of customers.

One of the most effective ways of dealing with this is by investing in new kit, and in the textile print sector, there are plenty of options on offer from some of the largest manufacturers in the industry. Here, we take a look at some of the latest solutions available and examine the benefits they can offer to PSPs.

Rapid growth in a busy market

Epson is one of the most respected manufacturers in the print market and is able to offer technology solutions for various types of work, including textile print.

Heather Kendle, markets development manager for Epson Europe, says that the expansion of digital print has led to growth within the textile print market, and the company has seen a significant spurt in demand for its products as a result.

“The digital textile market is very buoyant and growing,” Kendle said. “The rapid growth of digital printing in the textile industry for both décor applications, and fashion is very much driven by the design and business opportunities it enables.”

Kendle added: “The trend for fast fashion and bespoke décor is well known, but it is far from established, and we are only experiencing the start of a trend that will grow significantly over the next few years. Sales of our SureColor SC-F2000 direct-to-garment printer have exploded across Europe – but as well as T-shirt printing being an active market, which it has been for many years, it’s more because companies want a printer they can depend on to work all day, every day, that needs very little maintenance and, of course, produces superb-quality products.”

Aside from the SC-F2000, Epson can also offer the SureColor SC-F9200; a 64-inch device that has been designed for high-quality production of textiles for clothing and sportswear, décor and home furnishing textiles, as well as soft signage and flags. The machine can hit speeds of 100 sqm/hr in draft mode, 56 sqm/hr when in production mode, and 27 sqm/hr in quality mode.

Also featured in the SureColor range is the desktop Epson SureColor SC-F2000 direct-to-garment printer for the on-demand printing of a variety of garments, as well as tea towels, aprons, cushions, tote bags and other applications.

In addition, Epson has recently been working with For.Tex on the Monna Lisa, a new digital direct-to-fabric production printer available in widths of 180, 220 and 320 cm.

Focusing on areas of growth

Elsewhere, Mimaki is another major manufacturer equipped with a wide range of solutions for textile printing. Yuji Ikeda, general manager of global marketing at Mimaki Engineering, said the market is growing and believes it will continue to do so at a “remarkable pace”.

Ikeda added: “The biggest area of growth potential is in the digital printing of textiles, which today only accounts for about three per cent of textile printing worldwide. There are several aspects to textile printing that will drive increased demand for digital print technologies. First, there is no question that there is growing demand for shorter runs, faster deliveries, and more customised production of textile products across the board.”


Focusing in on the different sectors within the wider textile print market, Ikeda picks out areas that are experiencing the most expansion: “The fastest growth would most likely come from the fashion and apparel sector. Faster time-to-market demand from the ‘Fast Fashion’ industry has been a key driver and will continue to contribute to the surge in the adoption of digital textile printing technology.”

“Additionally, the home textiles segment seems to be quite promising, while we have noticed quite a positive growth in soft signage and flag printing in recent years.”

With this in mind, Ikeda highlights some of the solutions on offer from Mimaki, such as the Tiger-1800B, which has been developed on the back of the firm’s acquisition of Italian printer manufacturer La Meccanica.

Also available from Mimaki is the Tx300P-1800, which now features dual ink capability that allows users to simultaneously load textile pigment ink for cotton and hemp materials, as well as sublimation dye ink for polyester-based fabrics.

Ikeda went on to say that for industry members keen to learn more about the various machines available from Mimaki, the manufacturer plans to show off a host of solutions, including those mentioned here, at FESPA 2017 : “Our broad product portfolio has always been one of our strengths. For a show as important as FESPA, we will definitely bring our latest offerings.”

Succeeding in a growing market

Another leading manufacturer that has noted growth in the textile print sector is Mutoh, whose commercial marketing manager, Nick Decock, identified the key areas as short run on-demand, medium production and local digital production of garments, upholstery, fashion, interior deco fabrics and home textiles. Certain technologies are suitable for different types of work.

Decock added: “There are two digital textile print techniques. The first one is digital transfer, which means printing an image in mirror onto transfer paper and transferring the image to polyester based textile via a calendar. The second technique is direct printing to textile; this can be done using direct sublimation inks for direct printing onto polyester based textiles. With water-based pigmented inks, you can print to natural fibres such as cotton, and after printing, you only need to fix the prints before using them. Digital inkjet printing on textiles is now mature technology.”

The basic speeds of wide-format digital transfer and direct textile printers has now reached an acceptable level for short run production, one offs as well as sampling. With conventional textile printing equipment, longer runs are needed. “The current trend in the industry is delocalisation of production allowing local printing of short runs, often for articles that can be ordered online.”

Decock picked out some of the options from Mutoh, such as the ValueJet 1938TX next generation, digital piezo drop-on-demand direct-to textile printer that can print directly on a range of fabrics up to 3.5mm wide at speeds of up to 40 sqm/hr.

Mutoh also offers two desktop direct-to-garment printers in the form of the VJ-404GT, which offers CMYK printing possibilities for the digital production of white or light coloured garments, and the ValueJet 405GT that both CMYK plus white printing possibilities for the digital production of dark coloured and light coloured garments.

In addition, visitors to FESPA 2017 in May will be amongst the first in the world to see the new ValueJet 1948WX high speed digital transfer printer, which will feature on its booth (Stand A15, Hall A1). The new machine can print at speeds of more than 100 sqm/hr.

Getting active in the sportswear sector

Also active in this sector is Roland DG, Mark Elvidge, business development manager for the manufacturer’s UK arm, said the firm’s Texart dye-sublimation printer and ink range of solutions can help PSPs access key work in this market.

Elvidge observed: “With the trend for shortening fashion cycles and the desire for personalised and customised items, the demand for digital printers which can accommodate efficient high-mix, shorter-runs and design prototyping continues to increase. Roland’s Texart range delivers exactly this. Looking at specific sectors, sportswear is particularly buoyant. Last year Roland launched its fluorescent Texart inks and Roland DG Fluor Color Library and these are proving hugely popular as sportswear and leisurewear manufacturers continue to embrace the craze for neon.”

Elvidge went on to highlight other solutions from Roland DG, such as the updated RIP software. Included with Texart printers, ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 has more than 40 new features and enhancements compared to the previous version, and Elvidge said has enjoyed a warm response from the market.

In terms of Roland DG hardware, visitors to FESPA 2017 will be able to see the high-production Texart XT-640 dye-sublimation printer in action on Stand E20 in Hall B7 of the show. The machine is available with a four- or eight-colour ink configuration, which the manufacturer said will allow users to take on a whole range of textile work.

It is clear that textile print, in particular the digital side of the sector, offers a host of expansion opportunities for print companies. However, when it comes to choosing the technology to take on work, this can be a difficult process, due to the amount of options on offer.

ITM 2018: Traditional meeting place for the world textile technologies

ITM Exhibitions, whose capacity and participants increase every passing day and flooded by the visitors from Turkey and around the world, is the biggest fair of Turkey and the third biggest of the world.

The sales of ITM 2018 that will be held on 14-17 April 2018 continues at full speed. Following the start of exhibition applications and sales on 20th September 2016, the increasing participation demands coming from the world brands also increased the occupancy rate of the exhibition area up to 80%. While the third hall, in which the yarn machines will be displayed, the majority of the halls for weaving (2nd hall), printing and digital printing (5th and 6th halls), knitting (7th and 8th halls) and dyeing and finishing (10th, 12th and 14th halls) are almost full as well.

The great interest continues


ITM has become a worldwide brand today. ITM Exhibitions, whose capacity and participants increase every passing day and flooded by visitors from Turkey and around the world, is the biggest fair of Turkey and the third biggest of the world. ITM 2016 held on 1-4 June 2016 was visited by 49,730 people from Turkey and 76 countries. Having shown participation and visitor increase during each event, the event continues to increase its success in that direction. The intense participation demand coming from the machine and accessory producers point out that ITM 2018 will be the biggest that has been held until today. The fact that 80% of the places were reserved a year before the exhibition shows that a significant increase will take place in terms of both exhibition area and number of participants.


IBM provides scholarship for women to attend cyber security conference

Technology giant, IBM said it is providing scholarship for “all” women that want to attend EC-Council’s Hacker Halted security conference.

The EC-Council is the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002.

According to a statement from EC-Council, the scholarship is designed to help address the underrepresentation of women in cyber security and encourage women further their skills and expertise in the field.

“The cybersecurity industry is facing a talent shortage that is anticipated to reach 1.8 million open and unfilled information security jobs within the next several years. With women representing only 11 percent of the information security workforce 1, creating more opportunities for women in security is a critical part of improving the talent pool in the fight against cybercrime,” EC-Council noted in the statement.

The Hacker Halted security conference is scheduled to take place October 9-10, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the first time IBM will fund a scholarship that allows all women who are interested in attending the conference to do so. The company has been sponsoring the conference and Gloabl Cryberlympics for the past three years.

“Improving the diversity of the cybersecurity workforce is essential to overcoming the growing threats and challenges facing the industry – and supporting growth opportunities for women in this field is a critical part of that equation,” said Diane Delaney, worldwide Talent Manager at IBM Security, “By providing scholarships at conferences like this, IBM hopes that more women will be encouraged to attend the event and stay up to speed on the latest trends and techniques which will help them become even more successful in the field.”

The theme for Hacker Halted 2017 is the “The Art of Cyberwar: Lessons from Sun Tzu.” Explaining the choice of the theme, EC-Council stated, “2,500 years ago, Sun Tzu wrote 13 chapters on military strategy. Fast-forward to today and we are still learning from those chapters and applying them in our newfound digital age. In an age where war is waged over cables and microchips instead of battlefields, one challenge is defining what war is and when war should be declared.

“The conference presentations will address cyber security issues from the perspective that like it not, our global society is engaged in a constant and ever growing cyber war.”

Dangers of using fake printing supplies.

For many people, the opportunity to save some money on print cartridges and toner is just too tempting, and for others, they are unknowingly duped by dodgy online sale sites or unapproved stores.

Unfortunately unsuspecting consumers, using their printers innocently, end up paying the long term costs such as poor print quality, leaky cartridges and in the worse cases, catastrophic printer damage for using these fake printing supplies.

Because substandard cartridges and toners are very difficult to identify, as they look almost identical to the genuine product due to the use of sophisticated techniques in packaging, it has become important to create awareness to the public and sensitize consumers on ways to identify and avoid the use of illicit printing products.

Risks involved in the use of fake supplies:

Longevity of cartridges: Using non-OEM supplies can cause long-term performance and reliability issues. Testing done by Buyers Lab1 has shown that Original HP ink cartridges surpass non-HP alternatives by producing on average 50 per cent more pages. The same test revealed that more than 40 per cent of non-HP ink cartridges failed either being dead on arrival or expiring prematurely.

Poor quality of print out: Counterfeit print supplies usually give a poor-quality print-out; this could include ink spotting, streaking, smudging and smearing. Toner splatter and poor colour quality are also issues associated with fakes.

Printer damage: There is a potential for causing long term and very costly damage to the inside of your printer. Toner leaks from poorly assembled print supplies can create a mess inside printers. Key parts can become contaminated with leaking ink and toner. While your own hands and clothes can become stained when trying to fix the printer or remove poorly performing cartridges, some of the damages can cause machine failures and total breakdowns, which can be both difficult and costly to repair.

Loss of manufacturer’s warranty: Should your printer breakdown because of the use of counterfeit printer ink or toner, you may lose the validity of your printer’s manufacturer warranty. The short-term gains simply aren’t worth the potential long-term problems.

Funding illegal activities: Sadly, the money used in buying fake printing supplies is funding crime and additional illegal activities in the sense that it goes to the pockets of criminals who produce these illicit items, instead of being ploughed into genuine print businesses to help them develop new, cutting edge technology.

According to Hewlett Packard (HP), the world’s leading PC and printer manufacturer, the company works with local law authorities across the globe to investigate and seize counterfeit products, to help keep customers safe from being sold inferior quality and unlawful goods.

“ For example, in just six months last year, from May – October 2016, HP worked with law enforcement agencies across EMEA to seize 1.9 million counterfeit products,” the company revealed.

With counterfeiting of goods, especially printing products, growing at an alarming rate, people need to be extra vigilant about the ink and toner they are buying.

Here’s a couple of ways you can identify counterfeit goods:

•Scan the QR code on the box: Most printer manufacturers especially HP produces cartridges with a security seal that can be scanned with a smartphone. Once the QR code is scanned on the box, you’ll automatically be taken to the validation screen.

• Check the labels: HP cartridges are supplied with both a holographic security label to validate authenticity, and a tamper-evident label with clear instructions to identify whether the product has been inferred with.

International Yoga Day 2017: India celebrates its contribution to the world

-India and the world is the celebrating the third International Yoga Day on Wednesday.

-Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the International Yoga Day in Lucknow, in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. 

-Over 55,000 people attended the yoga camp inaugurated by the prime minister.

-Prime Minister Modi and his cabinet inaugurated several yoga camps across the country. 

-BJP president Amit Shah inaugurated the yoga camp in Ahmedabad, which was also graced by Baba Ramdev and state chief minister Vijay Rupani. 

-The International Yoga Day was celebrated with gusto across the world, with at least 180 countries conducting the event

Reliance Jio bundles 20 per cent extra 4G data with its Lyf smartphones

Reliance Jio has unveiled a new offer to encourage the sale of its Lyf smartphones. The company has announced that those buying its Lyf smartphones will be eligible to receive 20 per cent additional 4G data for free on the buy.

The offer is applicable on 10 Lyf smartphones -Earth 1, Earth 2, Water 1, Water 7S, Water 8, Water 10, Water 11,  F1, F1S and Wind 4S. These phones range between Rs 6,600 to Rs 9,700. Jio  and is the offer is valid only for those who buy  the phone on or after June 9, 2017. The buyer should also be an active subscriber of Jio and is enrolled to Jio Prime membership. The validity period of the plan is  June 9, 2017 and March 31, 2018.   Reliance Jio sates that the buyers need to insert their Jio SIM card in primary slot of their newly purchased Lyf phone. The extra data will be credited within 48 hours.

User is required to recharge with either Rs 309 or Rs 509 plan to avail the offer. Jio explains that subscriber going for Rs 309  recharge will be given additional 6 GB 4G data over the 28GB data that the pack offer. Similarly, those purchasing Rs 509 plan will get 12GB extra data in addition to the standard 56GB data that the pack originally offers. The extra data will be offered per recharge, this means 6GB and 12GB extra data for one month on Rs 309 and Rs 509 recharge respectively. Please note, that the additional data can be availed for a maximum of six recharges between the time period of purchase the of the phone and March 31, 2018.



Reliance Jio has been reported as the fastest 4G network in India for May by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI). This news certainly did not go down well with its competitors. Companies have lined up with internet data and call plans at cheaper rates to fight Jio's competitive prices. This is what Idea and Vodafone are offering to its customers to match Jio's competitive plans.

Idea: Idea cellular which announced of its merger with Vodafone in March this year is offering 70 GB 3G data to its prepaid customers. The company is further giving free local and STD Idea-to-Idea calls with a daily limit of 300 minutes and a weekly limit of 1,200 minutes post which you will be charged at 30 paise per minute. There is also 3000 minutes of local and STD calls on other networks included in this pack.

Vodafone: Voda which is the second biggest telecom operators in country is giving 25GB 4G data for Rs 786 which sounds expensive. The plan also comes bundled with free unlimited free calling- national, STD and roaming.



Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Android phones launched in India, prices start at Rs 9,499



HMD Global launched the Nokia 3, the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6 Android-based smartphones in India on Tuesday. While the top-end Nokia 6 has been launched in India at a price of Rs 14,999 the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 3 will cost buyers Rs 12,899 and Rs 9,499 respectively. The Nokia 3 and 5 will all be available in offline stores and to sell these phones HMD Global has tied up with 400 exclusive distributors across the country. The the Nokia 6 will be available online only through Amazon India.

The Nokia 6 will be available for registration from July 14, the Nokia 5 from July 7 and the Nokia 3 will be available from June 16. In other words, the Nokia 3 is the phone that will be going on sale in India ahead of other Nokia phones. The Nokia 6 and the Nokia 5 are coming only in July. In the market, the Nokia 3 will compete with a number of phones from Samsung and Lenovo, and in certain places, where Xiaomi has started selling phones in offline stores, with the Redmi phones. 



Nokia and pure Android     


Although in terms of specifications the Nokia phones look competent they don't exactly blow away the other phones in the market the way a Xiaomi phone does. Instead, Nokia is relying on the overall experience to woo the Nokia 6, Nokia 3 and the Nokia 5 in India. And that overall experience is something that the company is hoping to offer with three elements: Design, the brand appeal and pure Android.

Of the three, the pure Android part is most exciting because this is something that other phones except the Motorola phones don't offer. Most of the Xiaomi phones still use Android Marshmallow and by using clean and pure Android Nougat aka Android 7.1 in its phones Nokia is hoping to offer to consumers something that will make their smartphone experience better. At the same time, Nokia is also hoping that its design expertise will help it create phones that look different and unique in a market where almost every phones looks similar to the next one.

Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 specifications


The Nokia 6 is an all-metal smartphone carved out of 6000 series aluminum with chamfered edges and curved 2.5D Gorilla glass on the front. It has a physical home button on the front that also houses a fingerprint scanner, and is flanked by touch-based capacitive keys which are backlit. The power button and the volume rocker lie on the right, while the SIM card slot rests on the left. It comes with a standard Micro USB 2.0 port (and no USB C-Type) and also supports USB OTG. This is the top-end Nokia phone right now although rumours of a very high-end Nokia 9 and Nokia 8 have also come in the recent weeks. But those phones will also come with a much higher-price tags.


The Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clubbed with 3GB of RAM under the hood, and 32GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via a micro-SD card slot. The speaker setup on-board the Nokia 6 comes with dual amplifiers and supports Dolby Atmos sound technology. The phone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and supports fast charging.

On the camera front, the Nokia 6 comes with a 16-megapixel shooter on the back with f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and dual-LED flash. The rear camera is capable of recording 1080p videos. On the front, the Nokia 6 comes with an 8-megapixel camera that's also capable of recording 1080p videos.

The Nokia 5 is simply a smaller, more affordable variant of the Nokia 6. The Nokia 5 -- just like the Nokia 6 -- also comes with an all-metal body and has a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. It comes with a 5.2-inch 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clubbed with 2 gigs of RAM under the hood, and 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via a micro-SD card slot.




Unlike the Nokia 6, the speaker setup on-board the Nokia 5 doesn't come with dual amplifiers and doesn't support Dolby Atmos sound technology. The phone is also backed by a 3,000mAh battery.

On the camera front, the Nokia 5 comes with a 13-megapixel shooter on the back with f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and dual-LED flash. The rear camera is capable of recording 1080p videos. On the front, the Nokia 5 also comes with an 8-megapixel camera.The Nokia 3, meanwhile, will be the most affordable smartphone in Nokia's line-up. The Nokia 3, unlike the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5, comes with an all-polycarbonate body. It also doesn't have a fingerprint scanner.

The Nokia 3 comes with a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor clubbed with 2 gigs of RAM under the hood, and 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via a micro-SD card slot. The phone is backed by a 2,650mAh battery.

On the camera front, the Nokia 3 comes with an 8-megapixel shooter on the back with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus and LED flash. On the front, the Nokia 3 comes with an 8-megapixel camera.

The dual-SIM Nokia 3 also runs Android Nougat software out-of-the-box and is also 4G LTE capable. The Nokia 3, the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6 will all run a vanilla version of Android Nougat and will be "pure, secure, and up to date," according to HMD Global.





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