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The Best Of Gizmodo India This Week

The Best Of
Gizmodo India This Week
Whatever we had shared with you in our sneak peak last week, turned out to be true. Motorola, Samsung, Vodafone and Auto makers put on a brilliant show for consumers. However, they were not alone. There were many others who stole the limelight with their unconventional plans, and the list includes: Lenovo, Xiaomi, Flipkart, WhatsApp, Royal Enfield and others. Let's take a look at this week's highlights.

Xiaomi postponed MiTV and Mi Band plans in India
At a time when Indian Xiaomi fans are hoping to get their hands on the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi Pad 2, we heard that Mi TV, Mi Band 1S and air purifiers will not come to India this year. Simply because this year Xiaomi's focus is on strengthening its smartphones portfolio as well as fortifying its existing smartphone business and ecosystem in India.

Lenovo Has Aggressive Make In India Plans
Sudhin Mathur, director smartphones of Lenovo India, made it clear that 50% of the company's devices would now be made in India. He said, "Outside China, India is the only country where we are manufacturing both Moto and Lenovo phones. We intend to enhance our manufacturing capabilities in India and in 2016, more than half of the smartphones we sell here would be Made in India."

Moto X Force Finally Came To India
This week, Motorola launched its shatterproof Moto X Force in India for Rs 49,999. The device that goes on sale starting starting 8th February on and is meant for people who are not scared to fall. It comes with a 'ShatterShiled' display, a 5.4-inch AMOLED QHD display, a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor bundled with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 430 GPU, and a 3,760mAh battery.

Flipkart Is Now Buying Your Old Smartphones, TVs, And Laptops Every Month
This week Flipkart announced The 'Big Exchange Days', an exchange program, which will be hosted on the first and second day of every month. It will enable users to exchange the old gadgets at their door-steps for a reasonable price. Sounds interesting?

Xiaomi Mi 5 Key Features Revealed, Thanks To Hugo Barra
We were hearing a lot specifications-and-features-related rumours of Xiaomi Mi 5 that is slated to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress event slated in Barcelona later this month. The latest one came from none other than Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra. He has teased Xiaomi fans with a home-screen snapshot of the Mi 5 device on Facebook along with a post that reads: Here's a little sneak preview of my #Mi5 home screen. Can your eagle eyes spot what's new with Mi and coming to you on February 24?

Royal Enfield Himalayan Was Introduced And It Stole Our Heart
Royal Enfield Himalayan was finally unveiled but surprisingly, the company neither shared the cost nor the exact launch dates of the bike. All we know is that the device is expected to hit the stores this March and should be priced over Rs 2-2.5lakh. Here are some pics of the Himalayan, which would force any adventure enthusiast to grab a seat and hit the road immediately.

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