Motorola Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus
The Motorola Moto G (2016) and its bigger sibling the G4 Plus have been in and out of plenty of leaks and rumours lately. And while their visibility in the rumour mill has certainly increased, news from the web reveals that one of them is expected to be launched as soon as the month of June.
GizmoChina reports that at the Zuk Z2 Pro smartphone launch in China, Lenovo CEO, Yang Yuanqing commented that Motorola (now owned by Lenovo) will be announcing a new smartphone on June 9. But that was about it and the CEO refused to give out any information as to what type or which product would be launched on the said date.
With so many leaks revealing the Motorola Moto G4 and its elder sibling the G4 Plus, it makes sense to believe that we could be seeing the next generation of the Moto G getting announced on June 9.
Motorola Moto G4 2016 Front
Image: A leaked image of the Motorola Moto G4 Plus from Nowhereelse.fr.
So far leaks have revealed that the Moto G4 Plus and the G4 will feature a fingerprint sensor on the front below the display. Leaked renders and live images have also revealed that the handset is expected to be available in black and white colour options only.
As of now rumours point to two Moto G smartphones. Where the Moto G (2016) is expected to pack in a 5.5-inch display, 13MP camera and 16GB of internal storage. The Moto G Plus is also expected to get similar hardware specifications with 5.5-inch display, a 16MP camera and 16GB of internal storage with prices starting from 280 Euros (approximately Rs 21,000).
இண்டர்நெட் இல்லாமல் ஸ்மார்ட்போன்களில் இலவசமாக தூர்தர்ஷன் பார்க்கும் வசதி
ஸ்மார்ட்போன்களை பயன்படுத்துவது வெகுவாக அதிகரித்து வரும் நிலையில், இலவசமாக டிவி சேனல்களை கண்டுகளிக்க புதிய சேவையை தூர்தர்ஷன் அறிமுகப்படுத்துகிறது. டி.டி.டி. (Digital Terrestrial Television services) என அழைக்கப்படும் இந்த வசதி டெல்லி, மும்பை, கொல்கத்தா, சென்னை, கவுகாத்தி, பாட்னா, ராஞ்சி, கட்டாக், லக்னோ, ஜலந்தர், ராய்பூர், இந்தூர், அவுராங்காபாத், போபால், பெங்களூர், அகமதாபாத் ஆகிய 16 நகரங்களில் கடந்த பிப்ரவரி 25-ந்தேதி ஆரம்பிக்கப்பட்டது.
ஓ.டி.ஜி வசதி கொண்ட ஸ்மார்ட்போன்கள் அல்லது டேப்லட் கருவிகளில் டிஜிட்டல் வீடியோ பிராட்காஸ்டிங் செய்யும் DVB-T2 டாங்கிள் அல்லது வை-பை டாங்கிள்களை பொருத்தி டிவி சேனல்களை கண்டு ரசிக்கலாம். இந்த டாங்கிள்கள் ஆன்லைன் ஷாப்பிங் வலைத்தளங்களிலும் கிடைக்கின்றன. இதற்கென பிரத்யேக ஆப்ஸ்களை ஸ்மார்ட்போனில் நிறுவினால் டி.டி சேனல்களின் சிக்னலை பெற்று டிவி சேனல்களை காணலாம்.
டாங்கிள் வாங்குவதற்கு மட்டும் செலவு செய்தால் போதுமானது. இதற்கு இண்டர்நெட் எதுவும் தேவையில்லை. தற்போது, டி.டி. நேஷனல், டிடி நியூஸ், டிடி பாரதி, டிடி ஸ்போர்ட்ஸ், டிடி கிசான் சேனல்களை இலவசமாக பார்த்து ரசிக்க முடியும்.
Delhi: Since he announced the launch of a mobile phone for Rs 251, Mohit Goel has faced widespread scepticism, along with visits by police and income tax officials at his rented two-storey office in Noida. However, the Amity University graduate insists that he will not only deliver the phones at the stunning price he has quoted, but also make a profit of Rs 31 on each handset sold.
"Why am I being hounded? What wrong have I done?" Goel asked in the course of an exclusive interview with TOI. The director of Ringing Bells insists that his new venture is not a fly-by-night operation and will begin customer deliveries from April 15. "Has there ever been a case of income-tax evasion against me or my company, or has there been an FIR filed against me in any police station? Why am I being called a 'bhagora' (who'll run away with the money)? I intend to do a valid business, just like any other startup, and I have a business plan ready."
The company claims it has received over 7 crore registrations on its website since it started accepting applications on February 18. "We are taking online bookings for only 25 lakh units in the first batch due to limited supplies, while giving another 25 lakh through offline distributors. I will deliver the handsets before June 30. All the money that we receive from customers through the payment gateway will be kept in an escrow account and we will touch it only when we deliver the devices." The company has an account with ICICI Bank.
Goel, and his much-older confidant Ashok Chadha, who is the president of the company, insists that there have not been any infringements on design and other matters. "Some of the devices had the Adcom branding as we sourced panel (screen) from them. However, the final device will have our branding and the phone will have the same features and design that we had showcased."
The dual SIM Freedom 251 device carries a 4-inch display, 1 GB RAM, 8GB internal memory with a 1.3 GHZ quad-core processor, dual cameras and comes with a charger, headphone and one-year warranty.
The duo say that they have a carefully laid-out business model to manage the disruptive price for the device "The price that works out per device is roughly around Rs 1,500," Chadha says. insists, though significantly lowering it down from the Rs 2,500 he had announced on the day of the unveiling of the device. "We will source the devices from a supplier in Noida, who will be assembling the units for us after getting components from Taiwan." And while we do this, we also start the work to identify land and suppliers for setting up our manufacturing locations. For this, we have identified Noida while also looking at locations in Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Bihar and Punjab," Chadha says.
And just how does he bring down the cost to Rs 251, and also earn a profit? "Economies of scale gets it down to around Rs 1,200, and thereafter an online sales model cuts down marketing and sales expenses, giving us further savings," he says. And to this we will add marketing piggybacks from companies whose applications we load on the devices. We will save around Rs 300 per device more through this," Chadha says.
The unveiling of the phone on February 17 had created quite a flutter among existing handset suppliers, prompting industry body Indian Cellular Association to file a complaint with the government. (ICA) - which has members such as Samsung, Apple, Sony, Lava, Micromax, Karbonn, Motorola and HTC - ICA president Pankaj Mohindroo wrote a letter to telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, expressing doubts about the intentions of Ringing Bells, saying it is not possible to supply a phone for Rs 251. Also, there were allegations that the company had ripped off the design of the prototype from American phone major Apple's iPhone, while also giving out devices sourced from a local electronics importer Adcom.
The company is also talking to large e-commerce companies, such as travel website Goibibo, to get their apps on the de