GST Rate Hike: New Prices for Xiaomi, realme, Samsung, iQOO, OPPO, vivo smartphones

Last month, the GST Council in its 39th meeting increased GST rates for several products including mobile phones from 12% to 18% applicable from April 1st, 2020 and earlier today Apple, POCO announced the new prices. Now, Redmi, OPPO, vivo, realme, Samsung, and iQOO have announced the new prices of their smartphones and here’s a list of smartphones with new prices post-GST Rate Hike.

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Worldwide smartphone market predicted to decline by 2.3% in 2020 due to Coronavirus outbreak: IDC

The uncertainty in the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak is now starting to affect the worldwide smartphone shipment recovery for the year 2020, with IDC predicting a 2.3% decline, down to 1.3 billion shipments. The first half of 2020 will see a decline of 10.6% YoY, with the market predicted to only make up ground in the second half with accelerated 5G efforts.

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TECNO CAMON 15 and CAMON 15 Pro with Android 10, 48MP AI Quad rear cameras launched starting at Rs. 9999

Tecno, a budget smartphone brand has launched two new phones as part of its Camon series of photography focused phones called the 15 and 15 Pro. Differentiating between the two phones, the 15 Pro has a 32MP Pop-Up Selfie camera while the Camon 15 uses 16MP dot-in selfie Camera.

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Global smartphone shipments with embedded hardware security grows by 39% YoY in 2019: Report

In recent times, we have seen a push towards smartphone manufacturers taking the security of their devices more seriously. According to a report, about one-third of global smartphones sold in 2019 had some level of embedded hardware security chips in them, with Apple continuing to be in the lead.

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Essential is shutting down, Essential phone PH-1 won’t get any future updates

Back in 2017, Android creator Andy Rubin launched the Essential brand and the Essential Phone PH-1 was the company’s first smartphone. After almost 3 years, the company is shutting down and it confirmed that the PH-1 smartphone won’t be receiving future updates.

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China smartphone market shipped 366.7 million units, dipping 7.5% in 2019 as threat of Coronavirus looms: Report

While China remains as the biggest smartphone market in the world, it saw a decline in 2019 by about 7.5%, shipping about 366.7 million units in total. Q4 2019 was not a good quarter either as a decline of 15.6% YoY was reported, with the shipment volume coming up to 86.2 million.

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India smartphone market in 2019: 152.5 million units shipped, up 8% YoY; Xiaomi continues as market leader

India continues to be the second biggest smartphone market in the world, with over 152 million units that calculates 8.0% year-over-year (YoY) growth, according to IDC. The top 5 smartphone manufacturer who sold the most amount of units in India for 2019 were: Xiaomi, Vivo, Samsung, OPPO and realme.

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Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 2.3% YoY in 2019, Samsung leads with 21.6% share, HUAWEI surpasses Apple: Reports

Worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 1.1% year over year in Q4 2019, and it was down 2.3% YoY for the whole 2019, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. In total, companies shipped a 368.8 million smartphones during Q4 2019, and the total shipments for 2019 was 1371 million. This is third consecutive year of falling shipments despite the launch of 5G and foldable phones. Continue reading “Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 2.3% YoY in 2019, Samsung leads with 21.6% share, HUAWEI surpasses Apple: Reports”

IDC reports 0.8% YoY growth in global smartphone shipments in Q3 2019, Samsung leads

International Data Corporation (IDC) has reported a growth of 0.8% Year on Year for smartphone shipments in its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Total shipments counted to 358.3 million smartphones that resulted in an 8.1% growth compared to the last quarter, marking positive growth in smartphone shipments after almost 2 years.

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TikTok creator ByteDance introduces Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 with 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 Plus, up to 12GB RAM, quad rear cameras

TikTok creator ByteDance acquired set of patents and some empoyees from the smartphone maker Smartisan earlier this year, and the company this week introduced Jianguo Pro 3, the first smartphone after the deal. The phone packs a 6.39 FHD+ AMOLED screen with DC Dimming, is powered by Snapdragon 855 Plus with up to 12GB of RAM, runs Android Pie-based Smartisan OS 3.0, features a 48MP (IMX586) main, 13MP 123-degrees ultra-wide, 8MP telephoto for 2x zoom and a 5MP 2cm macro lens. There is also a 20MP camera on the front with 4-in-1 pixel binning. Continue reading “TikTok creator ByteDance introduces Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 with 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 Plus, up to 12GB RAM, quad rear cameras”

Worldwide smartphone shipments up 1% YoY in Q3 2019 showing signs of recovery, Samsung leads with 20% market share: Reports

Smartphone shipments for Q3 2019, after a long time, has seen growth of 1% compared to the same period last year. Reports released by Counterpoint Research and Canalys show smartphone shipments of 380 million and 352.4 million, respectively. International Data Center (IDC) is yet to publish their report on smartphone shipments.

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India smartphone shipments reach 49 million units in Q3 2019, up 10% YoY, Xiaomi and Samsung continue to lead: Report

Recently, Counterpoint Research published a report on smartphone shipments in India during Q2 2019 and during Q2 2019, Xiaomi and Samsung continued to lead. Similarly, Counterpoint Research has published a report on smartphone shipments in India during Q3 2019 that reveals record-high smartphone shipments in India.

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Indian smartphone market witness highest second-quarter shipments in Q2 2019: IDC

In a recent report, India smartphone market saw the highest ever second quarter shipment of 36.9million in 2019, with a 9.9% year-on-year (YoY) and 14.8% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth. Continue reading “Indian smartphone market witness highest second-quarter shipments in Q2 2019: IDC”

Black Shark 2 Rookie Kit Gamepad goes on sale in India

Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone was launched by Black Shark in India a few months back. Now, the company has launched the Rookie Kit Gamepad for the Black Shark 2 smartphone in India and this mobile gaming accessory consists of Black Shark Gamepad – (Left Side Version) and Black Shark Gamepad 2.0 Holder (Left Side).

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Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 2.3% YoY in Q2 2019; Samsung and HUAWEI post annual growth: IDC

In May 2019, International Data Corporation(IDC) published a report regarding the worldwide smartphone shipments in Q1 2019 and HUAWEI posted 50.3% growth while Apple shipments were down 30.2%. Similarly, IDC has published new reports and it shows that worldwide smartphone shipments have declined 2.3% YoY in Q2 2019.

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