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’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”
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 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 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”
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”
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”
Osom, a privacy-focused brand, is gearing up for its smartphone release later this year. To recall, this brand is backed by some of the same people who worked at Essential and made the Essential Phone. The company shared the image and some details about their upcoming Osom OV1 device. Continue reading “OSOM OV1 phone by former Essential employees with stainless steel, titanium and ceramic build to launch in H2 2022”
According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) quarterly and annual report, India smartphone market saw 161 million smartphones in 2021, up by 7% YoY (year-over-year), despite supply constraints due to the ongoing pandemic. The report also says that online market saw 81 million unit shipments, up 13% YoY, surpassing the offline channel due to marketing and festive sales as well as, attractive financing schemes, cashback & exchange offers, and trade-in programs. Continue reading “India smartphone market records 7% growth, 13% YoY online growth in 2021: IDC”
According to a new report from Counterpoint Research, the Indian smartphone market recorded its highest ever shipments of 169 million units in 2021, growing an impressive 11% YoY. However, the market did witness a decline of 8% YoY during Q4 2021, and the top 5 manufacturers were Xiaomi, Samsung, vivo, realme, and OPPO.
Continue reading “India smartphone market shipped 169 million units in 2021, records 11% YoY growth: Report”
The global smartphone market witnessed an overall growth of 5.7% in 2021 when compared to 2020, after shipping a total of 1.35 billion units. However, the market did witness a a decline in shipments during Q4 of 2021, shipping a total of 362.4 million phones, which calculates to 3.2% YoY decline.
Continue reading “Global smartphone market shipped 1.35 billion units in 2021, records 5.7% growth”
The International Data Corporation (IDC) has released their quarterly India smartphone market report for the third quarter of 2021. According to it, the market declined 12% YoY after 4 quarters of continuous growth, shipping a total of 48 million units. The top 5 manufacturers were Xiaomi, Samsung, vivo, realme and OPPO.
Continue reading “India smartphone market records 12% YoY decline in Q3 2021, shipped 48 million units: IDC”
The Google Pixel 6 Pro launched last month, featuring a QHD+ 120Hz OLED display. In the past week, multiple user reports have emerged that show a weird display flickering issue when the phone is switched off and the power button is clicked. Google has acknowledged the issue and has announced a software fix is incoming with the December software update.
Continue reading “Pixel 6 Pro display flickering issue — Google confirms to fix with December update”
Following the declining shipments trend of the worldwide smartphone market, the worldwide market for Chromebooks and tablets recorded a decline of 29.8% YoY and 9.4% YoY respectively during Q3 2021. In a report released by the International Data Corporation, the amount of Chromebooks shipped were 6.5 million units while the amount of tablets shipped were 42.3 million units.
Continue reading “Worldwide Chromebook shipments decline 29.8% YoY in Q3 2021; tablet shipments decline 9.4%: IDC”
Recently, Counterpoint released the statistics for India smartphone market shipments for Q2 2021 which showed the shipments grew 82% YoY to reach over 33 million units in Q2 2021. Following that now, another report from Counterpoint suggests that the India smartphone market shipments are set to hit a record high. Continue reading “India smartphone market shipments set to hit a record high in 2021; 100 million+ shipments expected: Report”