In the weeks leading up to MWC 2017, we are going to see fewer launches with January being one of the busiest months. We have already seen the Redmi Note 4, Honor 6X, Coolpad Cool 1 launch in quick succession. But there's still a lot more to talk about what's happening in the smartphone space, so let's begin with today's PhoneBunch Daily.
First, let's get to the Redmi Note 4 which went on its first flash sale on the 23rd and the company has just revealed that they sold more than 2.5 lakh units in just 10 minutes flat. The Redmi Note 4 may end up being even more popular than the Redmi Note 3 which was the segment leader earlier. Huawei too took cues from Xiaomi's pricing and launched the 3GB RAM variant of the Honor 6X at a much cheaper price in India than international markets. The 3GB Honor 6X costs Rs. 12999 in India, same as the 4GB RAM variant of the Redmi Note 4.
Talking about another Xiaomi product, the Mi 5C was spotted again today with Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB RAM and 12MP rear camera. It is expected to come with 3GB RAM, 64GB internal storage. The metal-clad smartphone with 2.5D curved glass in the front is expected to launch in February in China priced below Rs. 20000. With a 5.5-inch 1080p display, the Mi 5C won't be as petite as the original Mi 5, but it is expected to be thin.
Instagram live video stories will now be rolling out globally starting next week. If you weren't aware, Instagram had launched live stories in November in the US but now the company is bringing it to the rest of the world. To broadcast your videos you can just open the camera and tap on Start Live Video option. You can transmit up to 1 hour, and your friends will get the notification when your live stream begins.
From Facebook to Google, the tech giant will be holding its annual Google I/O developer conference from 17th-19th May 2017. The event will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Google is expected to share details about the next version of Android, Instant Apps and the future of Search, Machine Learning and Augmented Reality.
Intex launched two 4G VoLTE smartphones in India priced around Rs. 6000. The Intex Cloud Q11 4G packs a 5.5-inch display, 5MP front camera and is priced at Rs. 6190. It runs on the MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 8MP rear camera and a 2800 mAh battery. The Intex Cloud Style 4G, on the other hand, has a 5-inch HD display with a similar 8MP/5MP camera setup, 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage and 2500 mAh battery.