Although there has been a decline of 4% YoY and a QoQ decline of 12.8% in handset shipment, India brands have grown by 45% compared 7% to 4Q’15 and the…
3.3 mn premium smartphones were shipped in 2015, of the total 96.4 mn. This accounted for 3.4% of the total Smartphone shipments, said Cyber Media Research. 53% growth registered in Premium Segment Smartphones through 2015. 13% of the devices were shipped with the latest version of the OS.
South Korean mobile device making giant Samsung has launched Galaxy J3, designed specifically for bike riders in India. Once activated, callers are notified that the user is riding and cannot attend the call using an automated answering machine. The caller can press ‘1’ after the notification in case of urgency.
Samsung’s flagship devices Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are now available in India. The price of Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in India stands at Rs 48,900 (32 GB) and…
Smartphone shipments in India grew 15% annually in Q4 2015 and in the CY 2015, it grew 23% YoY and crossed 100million units. The smartphone user base in India also grew to 220 Million users by end of 2015 surpassing USA for the first time ever, said Counterpoint research in a report.
Gear VR, a virtual reality headset and Gear S2, a smartwatch is priced at Rs.8,200 and Rs 24,300 respectively. Gear S2 comes in a circular design and is available in two variants; the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic. The smartwatch runs on Samsung’s Tizen OS and its battery lasts for 2-3 days.
The phablet features a 5.7-inch QHD Super-Amoled display and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core. The device will be available in Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and Silver Titanium. Prices of the single SIM model,has slashed and is now available for Rs. 47,900 for the 32GB and Rs. 53,900 for the 64GB model.
Samsung’s Indian unit grew by just 3%, i.e. Rs 41,575 crore in gross revenues (when compared to Rs 40,392 in 2103-14). This is the lowest growth-rate that the company recorded in the last 10 years, reports Trak.
The four-year-old dispute was settled yesterday when the two rivals filed a joint statement with the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The two parties came to an agreement as Samsung agreed to pay $548 million in fines to Apple for copying iPhone designs.
Both devices feature 5.7-inch QHD displays, with the S6 Edge+ retaining its signature dual curved screen. Specs of both devices are similar too featuring an octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC coupled to 4GB of RAM, 3,000mAh batteries, 16MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras. The biggest difference however is the lack of the S Pen in the S6 Edge+.
Following the discovery of the Stagefright vulnerability, Google and Samsung have announced that they will roll out Android Security Updates for Nexus and Galaxy devices once every month. Google says its monthly updates will be in addition to the updates the company rolls out whenever they’re ready. Samsung on the other hand says its working with carriers across the globe to perfect the method for regular updates.
According to a report by IDC, people are buying lesser tablets worldwide. Apple and Samsung lead the market but have sold fewer tablets than last year; 17.9% and 12% respectively. The data suggests that lack of hardware innovation, competition from smartphones and the ability to upgrade operating systems has seen consumer demand for tablets lower each year.
Samsung has cut down the screen sizes of the Tab S2 to 9.7-inches and 8-inches. The device is powered by am Exynos 5433 octa core SoC coupled to 3GB of RAM. Internal storage stands at 32/64GB with the option to expand that by up to 128GB with a microSD card. Both variants of the device get a display with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,563 pixels.
The Galaxy A8 measures in at just 5.9mm thick. The device features a premium all-metal construction similar to the Galaxy S6. Despite its tiny frame, the A8 packs a 3,050mAh battery. The device shouldn’t be a slouch either with a Snapdragon 615 processor and 2GB of RAM. There’s a 16MP camera at the rear and a 5MP shooter at the front.
Samsung and Micromax imported 6.9 mn SKD mobile phone units in June 2014, double the 3.4mn units they imported during June 2014. SKD imports grew by 64% y-o-y to 18.14 mn units during the Apri-Jun quarter. The move to increase assembly of devices in India was driven by the Government’s decision to change the import duty structure.
A US appeals court has thrown out Apple’s trademark finding that the appearance of the iPhone can be protected. This means 40% of the $930 million verdict which Apple had won must be reconsidered, even though the prior patent infringement verdict was upheld. The ruling is important from the perspective because it says making a phone with the general appearance of an iPhone isn’t illegal.