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Samsung Leader in 4G LTE Device Shipments in India Last Year: CMR

With 21 percent market share, Samsung retained the top spot in the 4G LTE device shipments in 2017 while Chinese handset maker Xiaomi stood second with 18 percent share, market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Wednesday. The 4G LTE shipments in India grew 80 percent in 2017 Year-on-Year (YoY), with total shipments reaching 148.3 million units, according to CMR’s annual “4G LTE ... Read More »

Xiaomi Opens First Mi Home Experience Store in Chennai to Showcase Products Not Launched in India

When launching the first Mi Home store in India, Xiaomi’s own store last year, the company’s Global Vice President, and Managing Director India, Manu Kumar Jain said the goal was to have a store where you could see not just the products launched in India, but everything that Xiaomi had to offer. On Wednesday, Xiaomi launched its first Mi Home Experience store in India, ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Nokia Headline MWC, OnePlus 6 and Mi Mix 2s Leak, Reliance Big TV Offer, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ launching in India on Tuesday Nokia’s slate of MWC phones will start launching in India from April OnePlus 6 leak promises an iPhone X-like ‘notch’ Welcome back to our weekly roundup of all the tech news that you can use. The biggest event of the week was probably the launch on Sunday of the Samsung Galaxy ... Read More »

Nokia 6 (2018) vs Redmi Note 5 vs Nokia 6 vs Xiaomi Mi A1: Price, Specifications, Features Compared

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 6 (2018) is one of the handsets launched at MWC 2018 Smartphone debuted in Chine earlier this year Nokia 6 (2018) is an Android One smartphone Nokia 6 (2018) is one of the four new Nokia-brandedAndroid smartphones that HMD Globallaunched at Mobile World Congress 2018. While Nokia 8 Sirocco, the Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 1 are new handsets, the Nokia 6 (2018) isn’t exactly a ... Read More »

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 »