Tag Archives: Smartphone

Airtel Said to Be in Talks With Handset Companies for Rs. 2,500 4G Smartphone to Rival Jio Phone

India’s largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, is in talks with multiple handset makers to bring a 4G smartphone for a price as low as Rs. 2,500-2,700 to take on Reliance Jio. While Mukesh Ambani-led Jio has announced plans to offer Internet-enabled feature phone for a refundable deposit of Rs. 1,500, Airtel is placing its bet on a full-fledged smartphone as… Read More »

Huawei Surpasses Apple in Global Smartphone Sales, Takes Second Spot: Counterpoint

As Apple prepares to launch its next flagship device – probably iPhone 8 – on September 12, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has surpassed Apple for the first time in global smartphone sales consistently for June and July. With August sales looking strong for the Chinese vendor, a hat-trick for Huawei, which is now at second spot after South Korean giant Samsung, could be on the… Read More »

Motorola Granted Patent for a Smartphone Display That Repairs Itself

Lenovo’s Moto brand has previously provided smartphones that have ‘shatterproof’ displays but it seems like the company is now ready to take things a notch higher. Motorola Mobility has now filed a patent for a screen that is capable of healing itself after getting deformed, at least to certain degree, as per the documents that were spotted on the… Read More »

Apple’s Smartphone Shipments Grow Despite Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 Hype: Canalys

A new report about global smartphone shipments in Q2 2017 claims Samsung’s growth rate was relatively flat, however Apple saw a 2 percent increase in shipments year-on-year. This growth in the quarter that saw the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 bucked the trend ahead of the hotly anticipated launch of the iPhone 8. According to the report by market research firm… Read More »

Huawei Sees Annual Smartphone Shipments Slowing With Focus on Profits Over Volumes

China’s Huawei Technologies forecast smartphone shipments of 140 million-150 million this year, a sharp slowdown in annual growth as the world’s third-largest smartphone maker chases profits instead of volumes by selling more high-end phones. Shenzhen-based Huawei’s profit growth has been under pressure with its low margin smartphone business facing strong competition at home and abroad, forcing Huawei earlier this year… Read More »

GST Impact: Indian Smartphone Market Contracts for First Time, Says Canalys

Market research firm Canalys on Wednesday reported that the Indian smartphone market contracted for the first time in its history this past quarter. The report claims that shipments in the country fell 4 percent year-on-year to just under 27 million units. The report adds that the primary factor for falling shipments was the impending introduction of GST on… Read More »

KODAK EKTRA Smartphone launched in India for Rs. 19,990

“Driven by the enthusiasm from customers globally, we are thrilled to bring the KODAK EKTRA to photo enthusiasts in India.,” said Peter Stephens, CEO Bullitt Group, a Kodak licensee for mobile devices. “The KODAK EKTRA Smartphone is all about capturing the moment, telling a story, and revelling the experience of photography,” he added while commenting on the launch.… Read More »

Zopo teases upcoming smartphone series; an 18:9 aspect ratio phone on tow

Since the launch of the Xiaomi Mi Mix late last year, a display trend has been set. Following the launch of the near bezel-less smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer, LG and Samsung came up with innovative displays on their flagship smartphones. Earlier this year, LG unveiled the LG G6 with a FullVision display that has an unusual aspect… Read More »

HTC U11 over takes iPhone 7 Plus to become the world’s best performing smartphone

HTC U11 has over taken the iPhone 7 Plus in Antutu’s overall performance benchmark for May 2017 and hence the latter is no longer the best performing device. Antutu collects the average score of all the benchmark test performed for a device throughout the month in order to reveal top ten beast performing smartphones of the month. This… Read More »

Monster announces earphones specially tuned for Honor 9 smartphone

Monster isn’t averse to a partnership. Whether sports star, rock star or superstar DJ, its audio products and headphones are well known to have proliferated fashion and lifestyle ambassadors. So for Monster to partner with Chinese smartphone maker Honor might not be a complete surprise but, well, it’s still a surprise. On Tuesday 27 June, Honor unveiled its latest smartphone, the… Read More »