HYVE LAUCHES THEIR FIRST SMARTPHONES : BUZZ & STORM

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Hyve Mobility

A New Delhi-based mobility startup, yesterday launched its first smartphones in India – the Hyve Buzz and Hyve Storm. The 4G-enabled smartphones will be available from June 22 through  Amazon , Flipkart, and Gadgets 360. While theHyve Buzz is priced at Rs. 13,999, the Hyve Storm is priced at Rs. 8,499 respectively

Sharad Mehrotra, Co- Founder and CEO atHyve, commented on the launch in a press statement, “We are glad to launch our first set of smartphones today. Our PAN India pick-up & drop service will set the new benchmark in service & support landscape.”

The dual-SIM Hyve Buzz and Hyve Storm run on stock Android 5.1 Lollipop, and the company is promising an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for both phones in the future within a month or so . The Hyve Buzz features a 5.5-inch full-HD display with 2.5D Arc Glass, and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM.

The Hyve Buzz has  a 13-megapixel rear camera with a Sony Exmor RS sensor and dual-LED flash, apart from a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The company is also bundling a 32GB microSD with the smartphone. It features a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, and the company is touting its Touch2Call feature that allows users to set up speed dials corresponding to a fingerprint.

Connectivity options onboard the Hyve Buzz include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi , Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, NFC, GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also supports 4G to. It measures in at 151×78.2×10.3, and weighs 154 grams. It is powered by a 2500mAh battery. Sensors onboard include a gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and a magnetometer. The smartphone is also IPX4-certified for water resistance.

The Hyve Storm on the other hand bears a 5-inch HD display, and is powered by a MediaTek 6735 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz and coupled with 2GB of RAM. It bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with an ISOCELL sensor, PDAF, and dual-LED flash, apart from a 5-megapxiel front camera. It is powered by a 2000mAh battery. Sensors onboard include a gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and a magnetometer. It measures 142.5×71.4×8.7mm in dimensions.

The Hyve Buzz has been launched in Twilight Black, Midnight Blue, and Sunset Wine colour variants, and the Hyve Storm has been launched in Snow White and Mystic Grey colour variants

FULL SPECS SHEET FOR HYVE STORM

GENERAL
Release date June 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 142.50 x 71.40 x 8.70
Battery capacity (mAh) 2000
Removable battery No
Colours Snow White, Mystic Grey
SAR value NA
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
HARDWARE
Processor 1.3GHz  quad-core
Processor make MediaTek 6735
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
CAMERA
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 5.1
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SENSORS
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

Hyve Hyve-Storm

FULL SPECS SHEET FO HYVE BUZZ

GENERAL
Release date June 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 151.00 x 78.20 x 10.30
Weight (g) 154.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2500
Removable battery No
Colours Twilight Black, Midnight Blue, Sunset Wine
SAR value NA
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
HARDWARE
Processor 1.5GHz  octa-core
Processor make MediaTek MT6753
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128
CAMERA
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 5.1
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SENSORS
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

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