This year we have seen few Indian brands debuting the smartphone market and today we have a new entrant called Hyve launching their first smartphone. The Hyve smartphones run on Android 5.1 based Honeycomb OS and will be upgraded to Marshmallow soon. The Hyve Buzz and Storm are the first two smartphones priced Rs. 13,999 and Rs. 8,499 respectively. The Hyve Buzz comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a 2.5D ArcGlass laid on top.
Under the hood is the 64-bit MediaTek octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz along with 3GB of RAM. It has and sports a fingerprint sensor on the back. It 16GB of onboard storage along with a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion upto 128GB. Interestingly the company also offering 32GB MicroSD card along with the device. It comes in Twilight Black, Midnight Blue, and Sunset Wine.
There is a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. It has dual SIM card slots with 4G LTE and VoLTE support on both the SIMs. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The device is water resistant and comes with a fingerprint sensor on the rear. It is backed by a 2,500mAh battery that is rated to deliver 15 hours of talk time and last upto 22 days on standby.
The second smartphone, Hyve Storm comes with an Aluminum frame. It comes with a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display and comes powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor. There is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot. It has a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and LED flash, and a 5MP front camera for selfies. There is 2,000mAh battery which the company claims to give 14 hours of talk time and lasts upto 10 days on standby. Both the devices are exclusively available through Flipkart