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Samsung Retains Top Spot as Global Smartphone Sales Drop 4.6 Percent in Q4: Gartner

While global smartphone sales to end users were down 4.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, Samsungretained its top spot with 18.2 percent share, Gartner said on Thursday. The South Korean giant though saw a year-on-year unit decline of 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, but this did not prevent it from defending its top global smartphone vendor ... Read More »

Moto C, Moto E4, Lenovo K8 Note Available With Rs. 2,000 Cashback From Airtel

HIGHLIGHTS The Moto C gets an effective price of Rs. 3,999 with the offer Moto E4 can be bought at a cashback-inclusive price of Rs. 6,499 Lenovo K8 Note, with cashback, has an effective price of Rs. 10,999 After tie-ups with Itel, Celkon, Samsung, Nokia, and Intex, Airtel has now partnered with Lenovo to offer a cashback of up to Rs. 2,000 on the purchase of the Lenovo K8 Note, Moto ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone 5 With iPhone X-Like Notch Leaked Ahead of MWC Launch

HIGHLIGHTS Asus ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL) has been leaked in images The render of the new ZenFone 5 shows an iPhone X-like notch A live image of the ZenFone 5 reveals some interface-level tweaks Just days ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, a couple of images showing what it could be the Asus ZenFone 5 have surfaced online. The new ZenFone flagship is ... Read More »

Apple Marketshare in Samsung’s Home Country at Record High: Strategy Analytics

Samsung smartphones maintained their dominant market status late last year as Apple iPhones expanded their presence in South Korea, an industry report said on Monday. According to the report by industry tracker Strategy Analytics, the South Korean tech giant shipped 24 million units in the local market during the fourth quarter of 2017, reports Yonhap news agency. The figure accounts for 46 percent of ... Read More »

Budget 2018: Customs Duty on Mobile Phone Imports Increased to 20 Percent

The Budget 2018 announcement of increase in custom duty on mobile phone imports was largely expected HIGHLIGHTS In Budget 2018, customs duty on phones raised to 20 percent Apple most likely to be affected as Xiaomi, Samsung mostly make in India This was first introduced in July at 10% and raised in December to 15% In the Union Budget 2018 speech, the ... Read More »

Honor 7X Now Being Manufactured in India, Says Huawei

Chinese electronics giant Huawei on Wednesday announced that it has started manufacturing its mid-priced segment device Honor 7X at a facility in Tamil Nadu, in line with its commitment towards the ‘Make in India’ initiative. Honor is manufacturing the devices in partnership with Flex, a Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider, at Flex’s plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai. “Honor and Huawei will keep evaluating the demands for the ... Read More »

InFocus A2 With 4G VoLTE Support Launched in India: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS InFocus A2 price in India is Rs. 5,199 Smartphone comes with 2GB RAM Launch offers include 30GB data on Reliance Jio InFocus A2 is the latest handset to be launched by the company in the entry-level smartphone segment in India. The InFocus A2 has been priced at Rs. 5,199 and will be available via offline retailers. The key highlight of ... Read More »

LG V30 to Get an AI-Focused Variant at MWC 2018: Report

In a move to take on Apple, Huawei, and Samsung, LG is now rumoured with a new variant of its V30 smartphone that will feature enhanced artificial intelligence (AI) features. The new LG V30 variant, which is said to be codenamed V30+ alpha or V30+a, is expected to debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona next month. The South Korean company launched the original V30 model back in August ... Read More »

Moto Folio Is the Cheapest Moto Mod for the Moto Z Range

Moto has listed a new inexpensive Moto Mod on its US website, the new Moto Folio. The Moto Folio is a case that is compatible with all smartphones in the Moto Z range. It is currently the cheapest Moto mod in the company’s lineup. The Moto Folio is available in Super Black, Fine Gold, and Grape Juice colour variants. It has been priced at $14.99 ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ to Feature AI Chips: Report

While the tech world is all set to see some of the major rumours getting transformed into reality at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Samsung is reportedly preparing a surprise, too. This is the building of the company’s native neural processing units aka artificial intelligence (AI) chips that are expected to be a part of the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ models. The AI chips by Samsung are claimed to ... Read More »