Hyve Mobility, a new technology startup has announced its first two smartphones. The Buzz and Storm smartphones will run pure Android.
Hyve Buzz and Storm smartphones run stock Android 5.1 Lollipop, although an Android Marshmallow update is being promised soon.
The focus here is not the devices itself, but the pure Android experience. However, apart from pure Android, Hyve Mobility’s Buzz and Storm are just like any other smartphone in the market.
Hyve Buzz is the top end of the two with 5.5-inch Full HD display, a MediaTek octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and 16GB storage. Hyve is bundling a 32GB microSD card.
It sports a 13MP rear camera with Sony image sensor paired with a 5MP front camera. The smartphone is backed by a 2500mAh battery. Hyve Buzz features a rear fingerprint sensor which also acts as SOS button, with Touch2Call feature. The smartphone,priced at Rs 13,999 comes with a USB Type-C port for charging.
Hyve Storm, on the other hand, is the budget offering priced at Rs 8,499. The device has a 5-inch HD display and is powered by quad core MediaTek processor. The smartphone features metal design and comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.
Hyve Storm sports a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The camera this time around is sourced from Samsung. Hyve Storm is backed by a 2000mAh battery and will support VoLTE.
Hyve believes service is its element of differentiation. The company is announcing Hyve Care, which offers extended warranty and complimentary insurance for the first year with these devices. It also offers IVR free call centre support and complimentary pick and drop service.
The smartphones will be available on Flipkart, Amazon and Gadgets360.com. The sale starts from June 22, and the company aims to sell 1 million devices over the next one year.
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