Saregama Carvaan keypad phone with pre-loaded songs launched

Saregama has released Carvaan Mobile in India, a utility-based device with preloaded tunes, unheard of in the keypad phone industry. Carvaan Mobile comes with songs already on it, excellent speakers, a battery that lasts a long time, dual SIM, FM, and a bright LED torch. Continue reading “Saregama Carvaan keypad phone with pre-loaded songs launched”

India smartphone market declined by 1% YoY in 1H22: IDC

In 2Q22 (April through June), 35 million smartphones were shipped in India, a 3% year-over-year (YoY) increase, while the first half of 2022 saw just a 1%YoY decline to 71 million units, according to statistical data from the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Continue reading “India smartphone market declined by 1% YoY in 1H22: IDC”

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G with 6.6-inch FHD+, Snapdragon 695, 50MP camera, OIS, 5000mAh battery announced

A few days back, press images of the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G smartphone surfaced online, indicating the impending launch. And today, the official images and technical specifications have been listed on the official site. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy A23 5G with 6.6-inch FHD+, Snapdragon 695, 50MP camera, OIS, 5000mAh battery announced”

Global smartphone shipments declined 8.7% YoY in Q2 2022: IDC

According to tentative data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the number of smartphones shipped around the world dropped 8.7% from the same time last year to the second quarter of 2022 (2Q22). This is the fourth straight quarter that the smartphone market has gone down. Shipments fell to 286.0 million units, about 3.5 percent lower than expected. Continue reading “Global smartphone shipments declined 8.7% YoY in Q2 2022: IDC”

Itel A23s Android Go Edition phone launched for Rs. 5299

Itel has launched the A23s, a new phone in the A series, in India. It packs a 5-inch HD+ screen, is powered by the Unisoc SC9832E Quad-Core SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 2MP rear camera, VGA front camera, smart face unlock, and packs a 3020mAh battery. The company launched the ROAR 60 neckband headset recently. Continue reading “Itel A23s Android Go Edition phone launched for Rs. 5299”

Solana Saga Crypto-centric phone with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 unveiled

Solana Mobile, a subsidiary of Solana Labs has unveiled Saga, a flagship Android mobile phone with unique functionality and features tightly integrated with the Solana blockchain making it easy and secure to transact in web3 and manage digital assets, such as tokens and NFTs. The firm has also launched Solana Mobile Stack (SMS), an open-source software toolkit for Android enabling native Android web3 apps, and the Saga smartphone will pre-equip this SMS. Continue reading “Solana Saga Crypto-centric phone with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 unveiled”

Global smartphone shipments expected to decline 3.5% in 2022: IDC

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), global smartphone shipments will fall 3–3.5% to 1.31–1.36 billion units in 2022, indicating that the market will continue to decline. The company has changed its earlier forecast for shipments from a growth of 1.6% to a decrease of 3.5%, which would bring the total to 1.31 billion units. Continue reading “Global smartphone shipments expected to decline 3.5% in 2022: IDC”

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro display details surface

Google confirmed earlier this month that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones would be available later this fall. The company has also confirmed the phones’ design in images and stated that they will use the next-generation Tensor SoC, and it will run Android 13 out of the box. A new leak from 9to5Google reveals the details about the screens these two smartphones will have. Continue reading “Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro display details surface”

vivo Y75 with 6.44″ AMOLED display, 44 MP autofocus front camera launched in India for Rs. 20999

vivo has announced yet another selfie-focused 4G smartphone, the vivo Y75, in its popular Y series, after the launch of Y75 5G model earlier this year. The smartphone has an AMOLED screen, a 44 MP autofocus selfie camera, 44W FlashCharge, and much more. The device also comes with a new eye-catching design that is resistant to fingerprints. Continue reading “vivo Y75 with 6.44″ AMOLED display, 44 MP autofocus front camera launched in India for Rs. 20999”

Sony LinkBuds S with ANC, Dolby Atmos, LDAC announced

Sony’s LinkBuds S, the newest LinkBuds product, was unveiled today, after the LinkBuds was introduced earlier this year. As a result of Sony’s sensing technology and partner engagement, the newest model enables an entirely new acoustic experience while keeping a “Never Off” wearing experience that is ideal for both online and offline communication to its consumers. Continue reading “Sony LinkBuds S with ANC, Dolby Atmos, LDAC announced”

Global smartphone shipments decline 8.9% YoY in Q1 2022: IDC

The global smartphone shipments decline 8.9% in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same January to March quarter in 2021, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). This is a decline for the third consecutive quarter, as shipments fell to 314.1 million units in Q1 2022 compared to 344.7 million in Q1 2021. Continue reading “Global smartphone shipments decline 8.9% YoY in Q1 2022: IDC”

HONOR Play 6T Pro with 6.7″ FHD+ 90Hz screen, Dimensity 810 and HONOR Play 6T announced

HONOR introduced two new smartphones in its Play line, the HONOR Play 6T and 6T Pro as the successor to Play 5 and 5T in China. Both phones are 5G handsets powered by MediaTek Dimensity processors and come with some interesting specifications at a reasonable price. Continue reading “HONOR Play 6T Pro with 6.7″ FHD+ 90Hz screen, Dimensity 810 and HONOR Play 6T announced”

HONOR X9 5G with 6.81″ FHD+ 120Hz screen, Snapdragon 695 and HONOR X7 announced

HONOR had a new product launch event in Malaysia today, where the company unveiled multiple smartphones and a laptop. In terms of smartphones, the HONOR X7, X8, and X9 5G were unveiled. Among these smartphones, the HONOR X8 was already released in the UAE, as we covered a few weeks ago. Let’s have a look at the HONOR X7 and X9 5G smartphones in this post. Continue reading “HONOR X9 5G with 6.81″ FHD+ 120Hz screen, Snapdragon 695 and HONOR X7 announced”

Nokia C01 Plus gets a new 32GB storage variant for Rs. 6799

HMD Global has unveiled a new 2+32GB edition of the Nokia C01 Plus, a budget-friendly Android 11 Go Edition handset that was launched back in September 2021. This new variant joins the existing 2+16GB variant, which costs Rs. 6,799. Continue reading “Nokia C01 Plus gets a new 32GB storage variant for Rs. 6799”

Global Premium Smartphone Market records highest ever 24% YoY sales in 2021: Report

Counterpoint Research produced research on the worldwide premium (>$400/ Rs.30,000 approx, wholesale ASP) smartphone market sales, which increased by 24% year over year to reach their greatest level ever in 2021. According to the report, premium sector growth would outperform the 7% YoY rise in overall global smartphone sales in 2021. The premium market alone accounted for 27% of worldwide smartphone sales, the biggest share in history.  Continue reading “Global Premium Smartphone Market records highest ever 24% YoY sales in 2021: Report”