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Alcatel OneTouch Flash 'selfie' smartphone launched for Rs 9,999 in India; Huawei's flagship Ascend P7 available for Rs 27,999

Unveiled in May this year, Huawei's flagship smartphone Ascend P7 is now up for grabs in India. 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 company is yet to officially launch the device, it is available for purchase for Rs 27,999 on a number of e-commerce websites in the country.

In addition, Alcatel OneTouch has also further expanded its range of smartphones with the launch of a new device. Christened Flash, the smartphone is being pitted primarily as a selfie device by the company. It sports a 5.5 inch display and runs on the Android operating system. The smartphone has been launched for Rs 9,999 exclusively on Indian e-commerce major Flipkart.com.

"Flash is built for selfie fans with two key points- a good resolution front facing camera and a beauty selfie mode to enhance the user's photo without the need of any extra application," said Praveen Valecha, regional director, Asia-Pacific, Alcatel One Touch.

Here is a look at the specifications of the devices.

HuaweiHuawei Ascend P7 for Rs 27,999

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.

AlcatelAlcatel OneTouch Flash for Rs 9,999

The smartphone has a 5.5 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display (1280x720 pixels resolution) and runs on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. It is powered by a 1.4GHz MediaTek MTK 6592M octa-core processor and has 1GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 8GB (5.1GB available to the user), which can be further expanded up to 32GB with a microSD card.

Flash has a 13 megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash that can record full high definition (1080p) videos at 30 frames per second. Since its being touted as a selfie camera, the company has also provided a 5MP front-facing camera for capturing selfies and video calling. Additional features of the camera include face tracking, best shots, image stabilization, panorama mode, and High Dynamic Range (HDR).

On the connectivity front, the smartphone has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and 3G, as well as a microUSB port and a microSD card slot. The dimensions of the device are 76.2mm x 152.1mm x 8.1mm and its weight is 150 gm. The company has provided a 3,200 mAh battery in the device, which it claims will provide up to 19 hours of talk time and 465 hours of standby time. It also has GPS (with A-GPS support) and a FM radio, and is available in crystal white and gun grey colours.

The other selfie smartphones currently available in the market include Nokia Lumia 730, Lava Iris Selfie 50, Panasonic Eluga S, and Sony Xperia C3, among others.

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