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  • LG becomes first major smartphone brand to withdraw from market Apr 05, 2021 08:42 AM IST

    LG becomes first major smartphone brand to withdraw from market

    The division has logged nearly six years of losses totalling some $4.5 billion, and dropping out of the fiercely competitive sector would allow LG to focus on growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices and smart homes, it said in a statement.

  • Xiaomi announces smart EV business, to invest $10 billion over ten years Mar 30, 2021 03:45 PM IST

    Xiaomi announces smart EV business, to invest $10 billion over ten years

    The company's move into the EV industry follows similar steps by other tech giants, both in China and overseas.

  • Itel beats Samsung on brand trust in sub-Rs 7,000 segment: Survey Feb 10, 2021 04:27 PM IST

    Itel beats Samsung on brand trust in sub-Rs 7,000 segment: Survey

    According to the survey, Itel scored the highest (42 percent) in brand trust, followed by Samsung (39 percent), and Xiaomi (37 percent) in the sub-Rs 7,000 segment.

  • Here’s how COVID-19 pandemic has impacted India’s schooling system Jan 30, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    Here’s how COVID-19 pandemic has impacted India’s schooling system

    The percentage of enrolled school children owning a smartphone increased from 36.5 percent in 2018 to 61.8 percent in 2020 in rural India. Also, one in every 10 households bought a new phone to support their children’s education after schools were closed in March 2020, data show.

  • Pine Labs launches AllTap app, wants to convert every smartphone into a card payment terminal Jan 27, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Pine Labs launches AllTap app, wants to convert every smartphone into a card payment terminal

    Pine Labs has built an app which converts a smartphone into a PoS terminal, and adheres to safety and security standards laid down by PCI and will be able to accept all forms of major debit and credit cards from today.

  • Smartphone insurance could become a $500 million market in India by 2025: Report Dec 09, 2020 05:20 PM IST

    Smartphone insurance could become a $500 million market in India by 2025: Report

    With market penetration of only 11 percent, the opportunity is huge, says the report by RedSeer. However, it adds, there is a need for regulation to rein in unlicensed players

  • Apple puts Taiwanese supplier Pegatron on probation for asking student employees to work night shifts or overtime Nov 09, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Apple puts Taiwanese supplier Pegatron on probation for asking student employees to work night shifts or overtime

    The US technology giant said that Pegatron had mis-classified student workers and falsified paperwork to disguise the violations.

  • UK to ban sale of carrier-locked smartphones starting December 2021 Oct 28, 2020 10:33 AM IST

    UK to ban sale of carrier-locked smartphones starting December 2021

    The ban is being imposed by UK telecom operator Ofcom to make the process of switching between operators easier for people, which otherwise is a cumbersome task.

  • Huawei in talks to sell parts of its Honor smartphone business: Sources Oct 14, 2020 01:15 PM IST

    Huawei in talks to sell parts of its Honor smartphone business: Sources

    The assets to be sold have yet to be finalised but could include Honor's brand, research & development capabilities and related supply chain management business, two of the people said.

  • Your smartphone may soon be able to tell if you are drunk Aug 29, 2020 12:11 PM IST

    Your smartphone may soon be able to tell if you are drunk

    In the future this innovation could be used to prevent people from driving after too many drinks

  • Redmi Note 9 to go on sale at 12 pm today via mi.com, Amazon: Check price, specifications, storage options Aug 27, 2020 11:37 AM IST

    Redmi Note 9 to go on sale at 12 pm today via mi.com, Amazon: Check price, specifications, storage options

    Redmi Note 9 is available in 4GB + 64GB , 4GB + 128GB and 6GB + 128GB variants and is priced at Rs Rs 11,999, Rs 13,499 and 14,999 respectively.

  • Realme to increase India headcount to 10,000 by year-end Aug 19, 2020 11:21 AM IST

    Realme to increase India headcount to 10,000 by year-end

    The company has also set a target to sell 3 crore smartphones and 80 lakh artificial intelligence-based devices in this calendar year

  • Samsung plans to manufacture Rs 3.7 lakh crore worth mobile phones in India over the next 5 years Aug 17, 2020 08:12 PM IST

    Samsung plans to manufacture Rs 3.7 lakh crore worth mobile phones in India over the next 5 years

    It will be manufacturing smartphones worth Rs 2.2 lakh crore, valued over Rs 15,000 per unit, under the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme

  • Smartphones sales in July slump 30-40% as import hurdles for China affect unit production Jul 13, 2020 09:11 AM IST

    Smartphones sales in July slump 30-40% as import hurdles for China affect unit production

    Shipments have been delayed at airports and ports after the Centre imposed 100 percent manual checks on Chinese imports citing security concerns

  • Vivo to soon launch the Vivo Y30 in India: Check specs, features Jul 03, 2020 11:43 AM IST

    Vivo to soon launch the Vivo Y30 in India: Check specs, features

    Vivo is likely to launch the Y30 with the same specifications as the Malaysian variant.

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip sees Rs 7,000 price cut: Check out the new price, other offers Jul 02, 2020 06:17 PM IST

    Samsung Galaxy Z Flip sees Rs 7,000 price cut: Check out the new price, other offers

    Unlike other celebrated foldable smartphones like Galaxy Fold and Moto Razr, which use plastic, Galaxy Z Flip utilises an ultra-thin glass to cover the display

  • Why India can’t be ‘Atma Nirbhar’ when it comes to smartphones Jun 29, 2020 10:17 AM IST

    Why India can’t be ‘Atma Nirbhar’ when it comes to smartphones

    India is the world’s second-biggest mobile phone manufacturer after China but largely depends on the neighbouring country for components. At home, Chinese companies account for more than 70 percent of the Indian smartphone market.

  • Samsung Galaxy A71 Review: Big battery, strong performance, swanky looks make this mid-range phone worth checking out May 24, 2020 07:02 PM IST

    Samsung Galaxy A71 Review: Big battery, strong performance, swanky looks make this mid-range phone worth checking out

    Galaxy A71 ticks a lot of boxes with a bright and huge screen, sleek design, long-lasting battery and good set of cameras and manages to give you flagship feels in a mid-range phone.

  • Xiaomi offers pre-order benefits of up to Rs 5,499 on Mi 10 smartphone: All you need to know May 17, 2020 03:02 PM IST

    Xiaomi offers pre-order benefits of up to Rs 5,499 on Mi 10 smartphone: All you need to know

    Buyers opting to pre-order before May 18 can avail offers such as Mi Wireless Powerbank worth Rs 2,499 for free, cashback of up to Rs 3,000 on HDFC Bank credit card, and no-cost EMI option starting from Rs 8,333 per month on leading banks.

  • Apple iPhone SE 2020 sale to commence soon on Flipkart, 'notify me' page goes live May 10, 2020 11:32 AM IST

    Apple iPhone SE 2020 sale to commence soon on Flipkart, 'notify me' page goes live

    Apple iPhone SE has been launched in India for Rs 42,500 for the 64GB variant. The 128GB and 256GB storage options have also been launched for Rs 47,800 and Rs 58,300, respectively.

  • Apple, Huawei boost market share, as Q1 China smartphone shipments fall: Canalys May 01, 2020 07:32 AM IST

    Apple, Huawei boost market share, as Q1 China smartphone shipments fall: Canalys

    Total smartphone shipments in the country in the three months ended March fell 18% from a year earlier to 72.6 million, the data showed, as the coronavirus outbreak took a toll on Chinese supply chains and consumer demand.

  • Smartphone shipment in India to fall 10% in 2020: Counterpoint Research Apr 24, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    Smartphone shipment in India to fall 10% in 2020: Counterpoint Research

    The report said January and February shipment grew annually due to new launches and aggressive promotions, but a steep 19 percent decline in March - due to COVID-19 outbreak - restricted overall growth in the quarter to just 4 percent.

  • OnePlus 8 series to be launched in India in next few months Apr 15, 2020 07:20 AM IST

    OnePlus 8 series to be launched in India in next few months

    The global launch comes at a time when the Indian government has extended the nationwide lockdown to May 3 to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections.

  • Apple shipped 2.5 million iPhones in China in March following virus slump: Government data Apr 14, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    Apple shipped 2.5 million iPhones in China in March following virus slump: Government data

    Smartphone companies are hoping for a strong recovery in demand in China, where the deadly coronavirus is subsiding, just as it spreads overseas and looks set to trigger a global recession.

  • Coronavirus impact | Indian smartphone industry may take $2 bn hit from COVID-19: Counterpoint Research Apr 03, 2020 12:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Indian smartphone industry may take $2 bn hit from COVID-19: Counterpoint Research

    Noting that the effect of the pandemic on India was relatively mild until mid-March, Counterpoint Research said the outbreak is spreading pan-India and the country has been put under a lockdown.

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