Datanet India, a sixteen year old Information Technology enabled Services Company, has launched the much needed District Factbooks for India which will provide the compiled publications of the latest district level socio-economic data. This data will be available for 560 out of 640 districts in India for over 15 categories. Datanet India is in the business of collecting and compiling district level data for past 15 years and has 720 web sites.

Source – Datanet India

Earlier these district level data, collected through government agencies, were not available on one platform and the government publications were published late. Datanet Factbook will help simplify the work process of collecting data by compiling all the data and making them available on one portal.

All passionate data-seekers would benefit from this one-stop data guide to make out easily where the district stands in the Indian platform. The statistical data, maps, graphs and charts shown offer the exhaustive information about a particular districts. Considering the potential usage of these District Factbooks, these are being made available online at its portal Datanet India Ebooks and are also being offered in print, eBook and web access formats to cover the vastly scattered users.

The socio-economic data is mainly used for the district level strategic planning and research by the policy makers, academicians, researchers and marketers to assess the status of a particular district on various socio-economic parameters. The data would further help in comparing different districts within a state and also with the nation.

Talking to the media about this launch, Co-founder and Director of Datanet India Dr. R.K. Thukral said

Datanet India has 720 websites and is into collecting data on India, its sectors, regions states and district and has been serving the socio-economic research fraternity in India and abroad for the last 16 years. The efforts of Datanet India have been recognized by Limca Book of Records for having the largest cluster of websites providing socio-economic statistical data.

Datanet India had ventured with its first web portal IndiaStat in 2000 and since then has increased its services many fold. IndiaStat, a prime website  of Datanet India which is the most comprehensive e-resource of socio-economic statistical data about India and its states, is now a cluster of 56 associate sites, out of which 19 web sites are sector-specific, 31 web sites are state-specific and 6 are region-specific.

In January 2010, the company introduced DistrictsOfIndia which provides socio-economic statistical information of 620 districts, out of 640 districts of India, as per census 2011. It had launched its portal ElectionsInIndia in 2013 which provides constituency-wise election data, since independence, for all the 543 parliamentary and 4120 assembly constituencies in India. Besides, the company has also published many publications related to pre and post – electoral analysis.

Dr. R. K Thukral, Co-founder and Director of Datanet India, added

The books on statistical data of Indian districts are few and far from comprehensiveness. Out of 640 these District Factbooks have been released for 560 districts and remaining 80 districts are under process. The categories covered in these fact books are Administrative Setup, Demographics, Economy, Market size, Life style, Infrastructure, Industries, Labor and Workforce, Agriculture, Education, Health, Environment and Pollution, Housing, Crime and Law, Social and Welfare Schemes, Electoral.

Datanet India’s services are being subscribed by all the IIMs, IITs, ICSSR & ICAR institutions. Other than these Indian Institutes almost all the Ivy League Universities from USA and Cambridge, Oxford & LSE from the UK are the few esteemed members. They claim that these District Factbooks will be useful for Academicians, Government Officials, Economic Researchers, Marketers, Media Professionals, Strategic Planners, NGOs, Consultants, Policy Makers, Libraries, Start-ups, and Political Scientists.

About Datanet India

Datanet India was established as an IT-enabled private limited company in February 2000 to render its services in the socio-economic information domain. As its core activity, Datanet collects, collates and compiles in ready to use socio-economic statistical data about India, its various sectors, regions, states and districts to make it available online. For more information, please visit Datanet India

Leading global travel search engine, Skyscanner [earlier coverage here] has analysed two years’ worth of travel search data from over 60 million monthly users to answer the one questions that always puzzles travellers: When is the best time to book flights?

A recent survey of Indian travellers revealed 72% do not know when is the best time to book flights. Skyscanner’s survey further unveiled 69% of travellers incorrectly estimate the best air fares can be found less than 12 weeks before departure, when in fact the best deals are snapped up by travellers who plan in advance. Traveller’s eyeing up Bali for their summer trip can save up to 51% on flight tickets by booking 25 weeks in advance or risk paying 27% more than the average fare when they leave booking to the last minute.

The same trend appears for air fares to Indian traveller’s favourite summer destinations, traveller’s looking to vacation in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok can grab flights for 35% and 33% less than the average fare, respectively, when booking 24 weeks prior to departure.

Skyscanner recommends booking 24 weeks in advance for travellers venturing to Europe or the USA for their summer vacations for savings of 22% and 18%, respectively.

Skyscanner also revealed the most inexpensive months to travel to visit some of Indian travellers’ favourite locations. November is the cheapest month to travel to Bangkok when flights 10% cheaper than the average fare, while visa-friendly Bali can be best enjoyed in April with a 10% saving on the average fare.

Commenting on the findings, Reshmi Roy, Senior Growth Manager, Skyscanner India said

We hope Skyscanner’s data can provide travellers with clarity on how and when to get the best deal on flights and what to expect if booking is left to the last minute. After reviewing flight prices from the last two years, we can clearly see that it pays to plan. Booking at the right time can make a huge difference to one’s expenditure on their trip, up to 51% in some cases.

About SkyScanner

Skyscanner is a leading global travel search company providing free search of flights, hotels and car hire. Founded in 2003, Skyscanner helps meet the travel planning needs of over 50 million people each month. Skyscanner’s highly-rated free mobile apps have been downloaded over 40 million times. The privately-owned company employs over 700 staff and has ten global offices in Edinburgh, London, Singapore, Beijing, Shenzhen, Miami, Barcelona, Glasgow, Sofia and Budapest. For more information, please visit Skyscanner

Uber celebrated the first anniversary of UberMOTO, Uber’s bikesharing product, in the country. This month also marks the completion of 2 million trips on uberMOTO, a key milestone for the company and testament to the potential of bike sharing to improve last and first mile connectivity.

Prabhjeet Singh, GM, Uber Delhi and North India said

uberMOTO gives riders the option to book a motorbike ride via the Uber app, a mode of transport that has long been the preferred way to get around cities in India. Currently available in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Jaipur, the success of uberMOTO reflects how Uber easily blends into the fabric of the cities, providing multiple commute options at the push of a button.

To celebrate the success of uberMOTO, Uber introduced a Zip Zap Zoom Index, a round up on how bike sharing has touched riders, driver partner and the cities in the last 12 months.

Fun facts about uberMOTO

  • Riders from 181 cities across the world booked a ride on uberMOTO in India
  • A female rider in Gurgaon took the highest number of rides, accounting for 1393 trips in one year
  • A single driver partner in Gurgaon has taken 5573 trips in the last one year
  • Every 18 seconds an uberMOTO ride is requested in Hyderabad
  • Kalupur Railway Station is the top destination for uberMOTO in Ahmedabad  
  • In Jaipur, no new vehicles have been added ensuring better asset utilization of existing two-wheelers, in an effort to reduce congestion in the city
  • One out of every four trips on uberMOTO are to/from metro stations in Gurgaon

UberMOTO is a step forward in Uber’s commitment to help the address the first and last mile connectivity transportation needs. By integrating Uber’s on-demand technology platform with motorbikes, the objective is to use today’s transportation infrastructure more efficiently and effectively.

Five reasons that make uberMOTO a must-have for all cities

  1. Expands access to public transport: Public transit is the mobility backbone of cities. uberMOTO promotes the use of public transport as people now have an affordable and efficient transport option for their last mile connectivity. Today, one out of every four trips on uberMOTO are to/from metro and railway stations.
  2. Saves time: With uberMOTO, commuters can ride and swiftly maneuver through traffic. It is the quickest way to get anywhere, anytime of the day. Riders can save time traveling by motorbike when and where it makes sense, such as for short trips in heterogeneous traffic that’s more easily navigated via small vehicle, or along routes where public transport isn’t easily accessible or convenient.
  3. Affordability: uberMOTO rides are one of the most affordable commute options in the city. Several studies have also explored the correlation between access to transportation and essential opportunities including education and employment.
  4. Empowering a dignified living: The positive impact of ride sharing on congestion, safety and cities are real and important, but it’s also important to note the economic activity generated by the people who drive on Uber. Owning a motorbike is much more affordable than owning a car. The lower cost barrier of uberMOTO makes it even easier for more people to pursue this micro-entrepreneurship opportunity.
  5. Hop on, hop off commute: Whether you are riding to the office for an early morning meeting, catching the metro at the nearest station or heading to the mall for a fun-filled evening, travelling in a city on uberMOTO is the smartest hop on, hop off option.

Have you tried uberMOTO, do leave your experience in the comments section…

Over the past few years, digital transformation has become a watchword for many businesses. In this new era defined by cloud computing, social media and mobile strategies, companies are pursuing new IT tools, and it is clear that the best use of tools require a disruption to operational procedures.

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As companies seek success with new products and new customers; there are many areas that must be addressed in order to become a truly digital service provider. One of the critical success factors for service organizations is to understand how technical support, the backbone of customer satisfaction as well as customer retention is evolving with regards to technology adaption and workforce skills.

The direct impact of technology on business outcomes gives modern IT a two pronged approach – first is to focus on strategic efforts and the second being a continuation with the current tactical work. The backbone of the service organization is to build an appropriate team structure with multi faceted competencies. The nature of work is changing. With this change, we cannot accurately estimate the overall impact on job numbers but, onething is certain: technical skills will be in high demand. Even though job titles look familiar, it is important to understand how roles are changing in an environmentdefined by cloud computing, digital technologies and mobile devices.

The Four Pillars of a Functional IT Framework

However, before we discuss the workforce skill trends, let us first understand how technical support is evolving at a dramatically fast pace. Afunctional IT frameworkdescribesfour primary IT disciplines – Infrastructure, Development, Security and Data.

Infrastructure – The Infrastructure pillar is the bedrock of IT operations. With a broad reach and a long history, Infrastructure contains many of theroles most often associated with IT. At the core of this function, system administration and network operations take care of the back-office tasksthat have been part of IT since the mainframe era. However, today’s setup requires physical server maintenance,virtual system administration, network configuration, and storage planning.

These tasks, which have traditionally centered on ‘on-prem’ components still establish the foundation for the rest of the IT architecture. Interestingly, we are observing a growing importance of application implementation. While Infrastructure pillar is not directly responsible for application development, they are accoujtable for installing applications and keeping them running. This activity is very relevant as it alludes to a definite connection point between Infrastructure and Development.

Development – While Infrastructure focuses on hardware, Development centers on software. It is important to note that companies building software for external customers have separate product development teams. However, in times to come, there will clearly be an overlap between the software product teams and infrastructure and these two pillars work seamlessly to provide the best application for the end user.

Security – As technology needs become more complex and the digital stakes get higher, security is perhaps the most important pillar of any organization. Security most often begins as an off-shoot of Infrastructure, since the traditional security approach has been heavily focused on technology. The need for further specialization is driven by new layers of technical tools, business processes that establish secure practices.

Traditionally organizations have used firewall and antivirus as the means for securing their infrastructureand endpoint devices. However for digital organizations, this security perimeter is not sufficient as applications and data regularly travel outside the walls of the firewall. New tools such as DLP [Data Loss Prevention], IAM [Identity and Access Management], and SIEM [Security Information and Event Management] must be layered into operations along with firewall and antivirus, and security professionals need to shift their mindset from preventing all attacks to detecting the inevitable breach and acting quickly and decisively.

Data – As Security is an offshoot of Infrastructure, Data is an off shoot of Development. The skills and thinking needed in Development translate well to Data, where there is an abstract component of dealing with bits and bytes. The recent growth in the amount, veracity, velocity and variety of data that a company can manage has brought focus to certain specialized skills, but there is a foundation that must be built beforemoving to more advanced applications.

New age technical support competencies

These four pillars and their overlap has created a complex environment which requires rethinking the strategic and tactical competency development of a technical service function.

To the extent that hardware is still involved at the core of technical services at the first level of technical support, the responsibilities have definitely evolved in the past few years. From a PC running on Windows most originations have started utilizing other operating systems and smartphones heavily. In many cases enterprise application are accessed over cloud by employees and customers. Pure hardware repair is a passé as companies explore BYOD and utilize warranty support, but familiarity across multiple operating systems is needed as a basic step inensuring productivity. Beyond devices the first line of defense is now interacting with a complex back end system comprised of many components.

The four pillars mentioned above clearly alludes to the fact that service desks must befamiliar with all these areas in order to route issues to theproper experts. Networking knowledge is still a priority as connectivity is the one most important aspect of modern computing. High-profile back end approaches such as virtualization and cloud computing drive front end skills for properly troubleshooting application problems.

Storage options must be well understood for questions about data handling. Even as cloud computing and mobility change the overall nature of infrastructure, the connection between the backend and the front end remains a vital link for supporting a tech-driven workforce.

Development is perhaps the least likely destination for a pure play technical support organization, but the momentum behind DevOps is creating more overlap than ever between Infrastructure and Development, so a transition from tech support to software coding is quite visible in near future.

For many organizations, security posture is primarily determined by the implementation of technology such as firewalls and antivirus. As such, level one support often has knowledge of security tools that ensure end users are properly protecting corporate assets. However, Security is growing to encompass processes suchas regulatory compliance or risk management along withend user education. As companies develop new procedures,service desk responsibilities will likely evolve to incorporatethe relevant steps in secure operations.

The final IT pillar, Data, represents another stretch area for technical support functions. The support function has traditionally been ‘interrupt-driven’ : a problem is logged and it gets resolved. As businesses recognize the value of analytics, there is significant potential for support technicians to collect & analyze data. The patterns they find could highlight widespread issues or suggest efficiency improvements.

Along with the technical skills that help the first line of defense respond to diverse issues, there is a growing need for knowledge in operational procedures and project management. Expertise in IT service management, using a framework like ITIL or COBIT, is usually a first step for support technicians. This knowledge is necessary to formalize processes for a growing number of requests and to ensure that thoserequests are properly cataloged. Beyond these, project management skills come into play with increasing man-power experiencewho start to analyze the collected information and attack any systemic problems.

Out of all the changes happening across IT, the support desk role may be undergoing the most dramatic change. The required technical skills cover a broad range of topics, policies and procedures which are needed to handle a large number of requests and customer service is more important than ever. Whether the first line of support is managed in-house or outsourced, there is a growing need for well-rounded technicians to support digital strategy.

The field of information technology now attracts an accentuated focus than ever before, and businesses are struggling to understand the best approach for this ever changing environment. With new trends seeming to pop up on an annual basis, there is a rush to understand the implications of new innovation and the path forward from legacy architecture. The technology industry has become incredibly dynamic and complex, and a tactical approach to technology support quickly needs to become strategic or else, service providers will lose the plot against their customers whose business needs force them to get rapidly digitalized.

About the author

Pradipto Chakrabarty is the Regional Director, CompTIA, the voice of the world’s information technology industry. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. You can view his profile here

ITC Infotech, a global scale full service provider of technology solutions and a fully-owned subsidiary of ITC Ltd have announced the third edition of its flagship annual co-creation and technology innovation platform iTech 2017. The event will take place at the ITC Infotech campus in Bangalore on 22nd and 23rd of July, 2017.

This year, iTech 2017 will run two parallel tracks, a startup ‘Showcase’ segment and ‘Codeathon’. For ‘Showcase’, ITC Infotech will invite startups to demonstrate solutions leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, Automation, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing and Bots, to address specific business challenges. These real-world industry challenges are crowdsourced from across ITC Infotech’s global client base, as well as from ITC Ltd.

Some of these use cases include:

  • Voice-controlled AI devices/technologies (such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, Siri or Cortana) to improve inpatient hospital experience by providing an intelligent virtual assistant to hospital patients
  • Identify patterns in Loyalty customers and drive proactive engagement for Retail, Consumer Goods, Travel and Hospitality
  • Enable personalized marketing [across industries, including Banking, Insurance, Retail, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Insurance, Travel and Hospitality]
  • Predictive Maintenance in factories
  • Yield prediction for Agriculture
  • Identification of pest [insects, diseases, weeds etc.] through image analysis, and recommender system for remedies
  • Golden Batch Analysis in Process Manufacturing – Control limits for various process parameters and Predictive & prescriptive composition of raw material
  • AI based Trade promotion/campaign management

The Codeathon segment will see 40 teams, shortlisted from the entries received, face-off in a race against time to create code components for complex business applications. Participants can present their ideas across challenge areas provided by ITC Infotech. The event is free and open to all students, professionals, developers and early stage technology startups.

Ms. Sushma Rajagopalan, MD & CEO, ITC Infotech, said

iTech is where young technology disruptors and innovators from across India come together to celebrate all things ‘new’ in technology. Technocrats and business leaders from across our global client base will be joining us for these two days to understand how they can unlock the untapped opportunity within their organizations through the latest digital technologies. With iTech 2017, we will be bringing together some of the sharpest technology minds to compete, create and code, while interacting closely with the vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurs and business leaders of the future.

An exciting addition to iTech 2017 for technology startups is the ITC Infotech Grant of Rs. 5 Lakhs for a paid POC, and the opportunity to partner with the company in creating a thriving ecosystem to foster technology innovations. With the phenomenal success of iTech 2015 and iTech 2016, ITC Infotech is excited to host iTech 2017 and recreate an innovation platform to ‘Experience Intelligence’.

About iTech 2017

iTech, an ITC Infotech initiative, is an annual technology innovation platform. The platform will focus on leveraging emerging and disruptive technologies to create business-ready solutions, for addressing some of the most challenging problems faced by the industry. For more information, please visit iTech 2017

InFocus, a pioneer in projection and display technologies have launched the InFocus Turbo 5 (#InFocusTurbo5) for the power hungry users of India. The special feature of this budget smartphone is the massive 5000 mAh battery. The InFocus Turbo 5 would be exclusively available on from the 4th of July in two different color variants – Mocha Gold and Pure Gold.

The phone comes with a hybrid dual-SIM (Nano+Nano/microSD) support and has a beautiful all-metal design which might make it the ‘most powerful’ smartphone in the prize range of below Rs. 8000/-. It also has a fingerprint sensor at the back for enhanced security and the company claims that the fingerprint sensor is extremely fast & can unlock the smartphone in less than 1 second.

Talking about the specifications, the InFocus Turbo 5 is powered by the 64-bit Mediatek MT6737 processor that can be clocked maximum to 1.25 GHz and has Mali T720 MP1 GPU support. In terms of storage, the phone would be available in two different options – 2GB RAM/16GB ROM priced at Rs. 6,999/- and 3GB RAM/32 GB ROM at Rs. 7,999/-. The InFocus Turbo 5 also has the reverse charging feature i.e. it can act as a USB Host and hence can be used as a power bank for charging other devices.

InFocus Turbo 5 specifications

The smartphone sports a stunning 5.2-inch HD display with a display resolution of 1280*720 pixels with a 2.5-inch curved glass on the top. Though the main USP of the InFocus Turbo 5 is the huge 5000 mAh non-removable battery, the smartphone is extremely comfortable in hands inspite of having a 5.2- inch display as it weighs only 164 grams. The length is 149.5 mm and the thickness is 8.95 mm. The smartphone is also apt for one hand usage since it does not look or feel bulky!

It has 4G or VOLTE support. As far as the cameras are concerned, the InFocus Turbo 5 has a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash with f/2.2 aperture and 5-megapixel front/selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture. The smartphone has Android 7.0 (Nougat) out of the box. In terms of connectivity, the InFocus Turbo 5 comes with 4G VOLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, A-GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Light sensor and range sensor. It also has 3.5 mm audio jack support.

Without a doubt, the core feature of the InFocus Turbo 5 is the massive 5000 mAh battery pack that makes it an ideal smartphone choice for social-media junkies, watching videos or listening to music, playing games, etc. The super-long lasting battery is 1.6 times more powerful than what is available on other phones. The 5000 mAh battery pack is rated to last for around two days on a single charge and can deliver up to 34 days of standby time, 23 hours of video calling. The InFocus Turbo 5 is ‘Made in India’ product and is manufactured by Foxconn that is a long-standing technology partner with InFocus.

InFocus Turbo 5 pricing and availability

The power-packed InFocus Turbo 5 would be available in a limited edition Mocha Gold variant and Pure Gold variant exclusively on Amazon. The sale starts from 4th July,12 PM. The variant with 2GB RAM & 16 GB storage is priced at Rs. 6,999 and the one with 3GB RAM & 32 GB storage is priced at Rs. 7,999.

According to you, what features would make the InFocus Turbo 5 an excellent smartphone? Do drop your points in the comments section of the article.

Exotel, a leading Cloud Telephony Platform, have announced their partnership with Zendesk to provide end to end multichannel support to Zendesk’s customers in India. With this new partnership, Zendesk will include Exotel’s Voice Platform as a part of its customer support offerings in the region. Exotel will provide these solutions with an aim to extend comprehensive customer friendly solutions that are more meaningful, personal, and effective in the Indian market.

Exotel will be integrated through the Zendesk API to facilitate phone support from the same Zendesk family of products businesses currently use to manage all other channels. With full customer history, automatic ticket creation and call recording, this integration will allow agents to focus on conversations rather than workflow.

Speaking about the association, Shivakumar Ganesan, CEO & Founder, Exotel, said

We are excited to partner with Zendesk to make customer relationships even better. People in Asia love to connect through calls and SMS. So, these channels are crucial for businesses looking to improve customer happiness. To me, Exotel & Zendesk is like Romeo & Juliet: The story is incomplete if software and communication doesn’t work well together.

KT Prasad, Country Sales Director at Zendesk, added

Zendesk India is on a growth trajectory and we have always been open to complementary solutions that can support our growth in the region. Based on industry insights garnered from consumer research and feedback from our customers in India, we felt the need for voice to further empower our customers. We are excited to be partnering with Exotel in an effort to provide more comprehensive solutions in customer support.

As a company, Exotel feels strongly about voice as a medium to engage the masses and believes that every business, irrespective of its size, should be able to utilize features like IVR, call recordings to sound more professional and serve their customers better. Exotel provides the basic building block that helps a company customize customer communication over calls and SMS.

About Exotel

Exotel is the most reliable and scalable cloud telephony platform in India. Founded by Shivakumar Ganesan, Ishwar Sridharan and Siddharth Ramesh in 2011, the company powers voice communication for over a 1000 businesses including brands like Ola, Uber, Flipkart, Quikr, Practo, etc. For more information, please visit Exotel

When it comes to smartphones, two features that matter the most are – Performance and Battery. It goes without a doubt when you consider buying a new phone along with these two main requirements, you would also need a phone that sports a good camera, has an awesome display, supports 4G, should be secure and should feel good in your hands. In a nutshell, the phone should have the most sought after features but should also be rightly priced.

Talking about smart-phone and innovation, InFocus is one company that has been at the forefront of it. It is a pioneer in projection as well as display technologies. The main specialization of InFocus is that it offers low-cost smartphones with same high-end specifications as compared to its competitors. It made its foray into the crowded and highly competitive smartphone market in late October 2016 with the launch of InFocus Epic 1. It is back with another beast of a phone called InFocus Turbo 5 (#InFocusTurbo5).

InFocus Turbo 5 comes with a 5.2-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. The 4G mobile is powered by Mediatek MT6737 processor that is clocked at 1.25 GHz. It comes with 2 storage options – RAM: 2GB/3GB and ROM: 16GB/32 GB. As far as the cameras are concerned, the InFocus Turbo 5 has 13-megapixel rear camera with 2.2 aperture. The rear camera resolution is 4280*3120 pixels and it also supports 1280*720 pixels video resolution. The front/selfie camera is  5-megapixels. The front camera resolution is 2592*1944 pixels and it supports maximum 640*480 pixels video resolution. It has a fingerprint scanner

The InFocus Turbo 5 runs on Android 7.0 and measures around 149.5mm*74mm*8.95mm [Length*Width*Thickness/mm]. It also supports expandable storage via micro SD Card. All the standard connectivity peripherals like WiFi, Bluetooth [4.0], FM Radio, A-GPS, Sensors [Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Light] are available on the InFocus Turbo 5.

Though the phone looks interesting, according to our initial review these are some of the standout features of the phone:

  1. Powerful Battery – The InFocus Turbo 5 comes with a power packed 5000 mAh Lithium-Ion battery. With such a monster battery, you can expect the battery juice to last at least for a couple of days!
  2. Comfortable Screen Size – There is no specific mantra when it comes to choosing a right screen size for a smartphone. However, the display in InFocus Turbo 5 is rightly placed at around 5.2 inches due to which it is easy to use even in one-hand operation mode. It is one phone that can comfortably fit in your jeans pocket. It also makes reading as well as typing a delight.
  3. Mocha Gold Variant – In today’s time, most of the smartphone owners want to choose the color that suits their personality. This is one of the primary reasons why smartphone companies offer phones with different color variants. In Focus Turbo 5 would be exclusively available in Mocha Gold color that would make the entire phone stand-out in the crowd.
  4. Light in hands yet more powerful – Though the InFocus Turbo 5 sports a 5.2-inch touch display with 5000 mAh battery, it still feels light in hands. The length is 149.5 mm and thickness is 8.95 mm which does not make the phone look bulky. Though the phone has a metal body, it does not add to the overall weight of the phone. The weight of the phone is only 164 gm.
  5. Made in India, manufactured by Foxconn – InFocus and Foxconn leverage each other’s technical know-how and have a long-standing partnership. Production and assembly are handled by Foxconn’s world-class engineers. This is the ‘Seal of trust’ for InFocus Turbo 5!

Is InFocus Turbo 5 the best VOLTE smartphone available in the below 8000 price segment? The InFocus Turbo 5 goes on sale from the 4th of July, 2017 on What according to you are the major features that excite you about InFocus Turbo 5, do leave your points in the comments section.