Nokia launches two affordable smartphones
The Nokia 3.4 comes with triple rear cameras as well as sports a hole-punch display design, while the Nokia 2.4 comes with a waterdrop-style display notch and houses dual rear cameras.
Watch: LG confirms upcoming smartphone named as Wing
LG has confirmed its upcoming phone will be called Wing and will be revealed at its anno...
Affordable smartphone sales shoot up as demand grows due to e-learning needs
The $100-200 (₹7,350-14,700) smartphones in India have always be...
Vivo waives some dealer fees to aid offline retailers
DBD (dealer buy down) is a fee paid by a merchant to banks and non-bank companies for providing zero-interest EMI payments facility. Retailers pay DBD charges close to 1.5 percent to NBFCs on financing mobiles.
Smartphone prices may rise ahead of festive season as component rates hiked
For leading smartphone brands including China’s Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Realme and OnePlus who are pre-building inventory for the festive season, the component price hike could mean a cumulative cost escalation of close to Rs 15,000 crore, with their sales for second half of 2020 estimated at 50 million units, according to industry estimates.
5G smartphones to capture 50% of global market by 2023: IDC
"While many of the top vendors have reduced their 2020 production plans to align with the market decline, we've seen most of the cuts focused on their 4G portfolios," said Ryan Reith, programme vice president with IDC's 'Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers'.
Xiaomi seeing ‘very strong’ rebound post lockdown: Manu Jain
Even as the pandemic has disrupted and delayed the handset maker’s offline plans, Manu Jain, India managing director at market leader Xiaomi, said that the channel will contribute 50% of overall sales by the end of this year.
July smartphone imports continue to be high as brands prepare for festive season
Imports of smartphones in July stood at Rs 2,085.2 crore—a marginal 6% fall sequentially but still the second highest in three years. Import volumes for handsets touched a three-year high of Rs 2,225.2 crore in June, nearly six times that of May and several times the Rs 5.6 crore recorded in the immediate pre-Covid month of February, amid large-scale disruption in local manufacturing.
Realme launches C15, C12 budget smartphones in India
Realme C15 will be available in two variants - 3GB+32GB priced at Rs 9,999 and 4GB+64GB priced at Rs 10,999. The smartphone will be up for sale on August 27.
Chinese phone maker Xiaomi's India arm pledges 2,500 smartphones to support online education
"MI India distribution and retails came up with a fantastic idea.Together they will be contributing 2,500 smartphones to enable children most impacted by the pandemic to access quality education.
Indian smartphone market set to recover by 40% in 2nd half: Report
After going through disruptions in supply chain and curtailed domestic production, the Indian smartphone market is now showing encouraging signs of revival that sets it on a potential course for market recovery for over 40 per cent in the second half this year, according to a new report.
A snapshot of how much Indians spend on buying Chinese smartphones
The disclosure by Oppo Mobiles India, the flagship entity of China’s BBK Group in India, also said sales slowed down and profit took a hit due to the lockdown during the first two quarters of the current financial year.
Asus aims to capture 5% of commercial PC market in a year from launch
Asus’s business head for smartphones in India Dinesh Sharma, who has been appointed to lead the commercial PC operations as well, told ET, that the company is looking at hiring in big numbers to expand the newly formed vertical.
No more fireworks: Festivals fail to light up mobile phone sellers
According to smartphone trackers, sales this month have been close to 12 million as against 15.5 million last year. If this trend holds, then 2020 estimates would have to be lowered further from the already scaled down forecast of 130-134 million units.