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Apple’s iPhone Shipment Decline as Samsung Takes the Lead
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Apple’s iPhone Shipment Decline as Samsung Takes the Lead

In the first quarter of 2024, Apple experienced a 10 per cent drop in smartphone shipments, facing tough competition from Android smartphone manufacturers. Data from research firm IDC revealed that global smartphone shipments grew by 7.8 per cent to 289.4 million units in the January-March period. Samsung emerged as the top phonemaker with a 20.8 per cent market share, surpassing Apple. Following a strong performance in the December quarter, where Apple surpassed Samsung to become the world's No.1 phone maker, the iPhone-maker slipped back to the second spot with a 17.3 per cent market share. Chinese brands like Huawei are gaining market share, contributing to Apple's decline. Xiaomi, a leading Chinese smartphone manufacturer, secured the third position with a market share of 14.1 p...
Samsung starts all Smartwatches Manufacturing in India
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Samsung starts all Smartwatches Manufacturing in India

New Delhi, July 9, 2020: Tech company Samsung has said that they started manufacturing smartwatches in India at its Noida facility as part of its ''Make in India'' efforts. The South Korean company, which has its largest smartphone manufacturing facility in Noida, has also launched a new 4G-enabled smartwatch priced at $379 (Rs 28,490) that will be manufactured locally. "The Aluminium edition of Galaxy Watch Active2 4G is our most affordable 4G watch now. It's also the first smartwatch to be made in India. With Galaxy Watch Active2 4G, we have also started manufacturing our entire range of 18 smartwatches in India as part of the ''Make for India'' program," Samsung India Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Mohandeep Singh said in a statement. The company, however, did not pro...
Samsung Launched ‘Hand Wash’ App for Galaxy Watch, Will remind users to wash hands
Tech

Samsung Launched ‘Hand Wash’ App for Galaxy Watch, Will remind users to wash hands

In order to help people get into the habit of properly washing their hands, Samsung launched a Hand Wash application for Galaxy watch users. The app is available for download on the Galaxy Store for Gear S3, Gear Sports, Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Watch Active 2 users. The World Health Organization has recommended frequent washing of hands among a slew of other measures to halt the spread of Covid-19. Hand wash is considered effective only when it lasts for full 20 seconds, according to healthcare professionals. To make things easy, a small group of designers and developers from Samsung Research Institute-Bangalore, or SRI-B’s UX and wearable teams, worked round-the-clock over the last two weeks to come up with a solution that helps you keep healthy and s...
Samsung ends Mobile Phone production in China
BUSINESS

Samsung ends Mobile Phone production in China

SEOUL (Reuters)- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has ended mobile telephone production in China, it said on Wednesday, hurt by intensifying competition from domestic rivals in the world’s biggest smartphone market. The shutdown of Samsung’s last China phone factory comes after it cut production at the plant in the southern city of Huizhou in June and suspended another factory late last year, underscoring stiff competition in the country. The South Korean tech giant’s ceased phone production in China follows other manufacturers shifting production from China due to rising labor costs and the economic slowdown. Sony also said it was closing its Beijing smartphone plant and would only make smartphones in Thailand. But Apple still makes major products in China. Samsung’s share of th...
Samsung Leadership soon to make Investment announcement in India
INDIA

Samsung Leadership soon to make Investment announcement in India

South Korean firm Samsung Electronics Vice-Chairman Lee Jae-yong is in India, who may announce investment plans for business expansion in the country during ongoing festive season, according to reports. Jee-yong, the only son of Samsung Group chief Lee Kun-hee, arrived in India and was briefed by Samsung officials in Mumbai over the company's mobile business here. "... the South Korean tech giant may make further investment to expand its presence in the world's second-largest smartphone market," according to a report. Samsung is one of the key supplier to the country's largest telecom operator Reliance Jio and is very keen to get involved in 5G business. Samsung is the second largest smartphone seller in India. According to Counterpoint Research, the Korean firm's smartphon...
Samsung Launch Digital Lending Platform ‘Samsung Finance+’ in India
Tech

Samsung Launch Digital Lending Platform ‘Samsung Finance+’ in India

Electronics major Samsung launched ‘Samsung Finance+’, a digital lending platform in India. The platform will offer its consumers finance options to buy its Galaxy smartphones. Ahead of the festive season, where handset makers are lining up a slew of devices to woo customers, Samsung move will benefit its consumers and new customers. Samsung Finance+ will connect financial institutions and dealers and it will be available at over 5,000 stores in 30 cities across the country. This will be extended to 10,000 outlets in 100 cities by the end of 2019. “In the western world, 80 per cent of phones are financed, including cases where data, calling and phone are bundled and offered for a monthly payment. In India, about 15-18 per cent phones have any kind of financing,” Samsung India Se...
Samsung Launches high-end Smartphone with China Telecom
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Samsung Launches high-end Smartphone with China Telecom

Samsung Electronics has launched a super-high-end smartphone in China in partnership with the country's major telecom carrier, China Telecommunications Corp for the purpose of targeting business professionals. Contrary to most people's expectations that flip phones are a thing of the past, Samsung's new model, the W2019, is a flip handset that is priced from 18,999 yuan ($2,730). The move is part of a broader push by Samsung to outcompete local rivals, such as Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, to lure consumers who are willing to spend big on premium devices in a niche segment. The W2019 comes with two 4.2-inch Super AMOLED screens and can work as a run-of-the-mill smartphone when it is folded and as a vintage phone with a number-based dial pad. The new smartphone, equipped with voic...
Samsung Acquires Barcelona based Network Analytics Startup
ACQUISITION

Samsung Acquires Barcelona based Network Analytics Startup

The technology firm Samsung Electronics has acquired a real-time networks analytics startup called Zhilabs which is based in Barcelona. This acquisition is expected to ease its transition from 4G to 5G technologies. However, the financial details of the acquisition deal have not been disclosed yet. Zhilabs will be fully owned by Samsung, but it will continue to operate independently under its own management. The acquisition of Zhilabs is part of Samsung’s initiative to invest 25 trillion won (about $22 billion) in businesses working on AI, 5G, components for self-driving vehicles, and biopharmaceutical technologies. “5G will enable unprecedented services attributed to the generation of exponential data traffic, for which automated and intelligent network analytics tools are vital. T...
PVR to Introduce Onyx Cinema LED Screens with Samsung
Tech

PVR to Introduce Onyx Cinema LED Screens with Samsung

In this technology-driven era, the film entertainment company PVR is taking a step forward and become the first player in India to ditch the century-old projector screening system and is partnering with Samsung to install a huge LED TV at one of its theatres in New Delhi to offer a TV-like viewing experience for movies. These Samsung displays are called the Onyx Cinema LED screens. The company will offer these display in three sizes - 5.1x 2.7m (2K resolution), 10.2x5.4m (4K resolution) and 14x7.2m (4K resolution). The major uniqueness of the Samsung Onyx LED screen is that the content is delivered right on the screen itself from the servers and it is similar to streaming content on any TV. The first theatre that will offer an LED screen viewing experience with 10.2x5.4m (4K resolution)...
Electronics Giant Samsung Launches the World’s First 5G Modem
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Electronics Giant Samsung Launches the World’s First 5G Modem

One of the largest technology companies Samsung has reportedly launched the world's first 5G modem known as Exynos 5100 5G. The company claims that the modem is compatible will all the 5G standards. The modem has been built with power-efficient 10 nanometer process technology and it supports radio access technology. Samsung also carried on an over-the-air (OTA) 5G-NR data call test under wireless environment. This was done using a 5G base station and 5G end-user equipment prototype embedded with Exynos Modem 5100. Also, the company is working closely in association with global mobile carriers and partners to bring 5G mobile communications to the market as soon as possible. "Samsung’s leadership in communication technologies and market-proven knowledge allowed us to develop the indus...
Xiaomi, Vivo to Launch Premium Devices to Surpass OnePlus
Tech

Xiaomi, Vivo to Launch Premium Devices to Surpass OnePlus

A battle in the premium smartphone segment is brewing up for a long time now. A few days ago, it was announced that OnePlus is leading the premium smartphone market in India, however, Chinese players like  Xiaomi, Vivo and Huawei are now trying hard to beat the dominance of OnePlus, Samsung as well as Apple. Every smartphone maker is making valuable efforts to lead the premium space. Samsung this month will be launching the latest Note 9 smartphone, and further devices from OnePlus, Vivo, Huawei and Xiaomi, through the latter’s sub-brand Poco will also be introduced in the upcoming festive season. The festive season in India starts from October and accounts for at least a third to a handset maker’s annual revenue in the country. “The $500 premium segment has been traditionally split...
Chinese Player OnePlus Tops the Indian Premium Smartphone Space
Tech

Chinese Player OnePlus Tops the Indian Premium Smartphone Space

OnePlus, the premium Chinese smartphone maker has successfully become more prominent has topped the Indian premium smartphone market battle, beating Samsung and Apple. With the predominant Chinese players in the smartphone market ranging from Rs 10,000 to 20,000, this news signals the start of Chinese dominance in the premium segment as well. OnePlus has emerged as a leader in the Rs 30,000-plus Indian smartphone market, where earlier, players like Samsung and Apple took a lead. “The launch of the new model -- OnePlus 6, the one-model-a-year strategy, strong partnership with Amazon, whereby we leverage their resources, and offline expansion in partnership with Croma, and the five offline and one experience stores has helped us connect with the Indian consumers,” said OnePlus India gene...