Elephone is making its foray into the Indian market with the launch of the G7, an entry-level handset that will be sold exclusively on e-retailer Snapdeal. Available in black, white and gold, the device is listed for ₹8,888 ($140). The G7 is designed to be sleek, featuring a metal frame around the sides and a thickness of just 5.5mm.
Other specs include a 5.5-inch 720p display, 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592M SoC, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 13MP camera, 8MP front camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G and a 2,050mAh battery. On the software side of things, you get Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
There are plenty of alternatives available in this price range, including Xiaomi's Redmi 2, which is now retailing for just ₹5,999 ($94). Lenovo's A6000 Plus with 2GB RAM is available for ₹7,499 ($116). Those looking to get a device with Android 5.0 out of the box can go with the Yu Yuphoria, which comes with Cyanogen OS 12.