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Published on October 1st, 2014

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This just in: BlackBerry’s Passport, Huawei’s Honor 6

Priced at Rs 49,990 and Rs 19,999, the two devices are great additions to an already exciting Indian smartphone market.
by Manik Kakra | @Manik_K on Twitter

BlackBerry has launched its flagship smartphone in India. The BlackBerry Passport (in pic on left) has a unique squarish form factor with a full QWERTY keyboard that is also touch-sensitive.

BlackBerry PassportFeaturing a 4.5-inch (1440 x 1440) display (1:1 aspect ratio), the Passport is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 chipset (2.2 GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 330 GPU) coupled with 3 GB of RAM. The phone is equipped with a 13 MP (with OIS) rear camera that can shoot 1080p videos at 60 FPS; and a 2 MP front-facing camera. There’s a 3,450 mAh battery unit in place and 32 GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 128 GB.

Running BB 10 OS, this device has Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, GPS and 3G connectivity. Available in black and white colour options, it has been priced at Rs 49,990, with a special tie-up with Amazon where you can get 5,000 JPMiles on pre-ordering a unit.

Huawei has also launched its new Android 4.4.2 smartphone, the Honor 6 (in featured image above). Sporting a 5-inch full HD touchscreen, it has Huawei’s Kirin 920 chipset (1.3 GHz quad-core + 1.7 GHz processor, Mali T628 GPU) and 3 GB of RAM.

This dual-SIM phone boasts a 13 MP (BSI) camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera. Powered by a 3,100 mAh battery unit, this Huawei device is loaded with Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, GPS, and 3G connectivity.

Running Huawei’s Emotion 2.3 UI on top, the device 16 GB of internal storage and comes in white and black colours. It goes on sale in a week exclusively on Flipkart for Rs 19,999.

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