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Apple Passes Samsung to Become Biggest Smartphone Maker in Q4 2016: Strategy Analytics

After seeing a slump in sales figures for quite a while, Apple finally regained its top spot in smartphone sales in the last months of 2016. Samsung had maintained the top spot for most of the past five years, but Apple has now taken the South Korean company’s crown by garnering the highest global smartphone sales figures in the fourth ... Read More »

Budget 2017: ‘Made in India’ Mobile Phones Likely to See Price Hike

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday presented the Union Budget 2017-18 with some changes in customs duties to “provide adequate protection to [the] domestic industry.” The government has imposed Special Additional Duty (SAD) on populated printed circuit boards (PCBs) for use in the manufacturing of mobile phones. The Budget 2017 has levied a 2 percent Special Additional Duty (SAD) on ... Read More »

270 Million Mobile Phones Expected to Be Shipped in India This Year: CMR

The Indian market is estimated to ship 270 million mobile phones in 2017, of which 130 million (48 percent) will be smartphones, Gurgaon-based market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Wednesday. Samsung continues to remain the leader and its immediate next ‘floating’ competitor is still half the size in market share by volume. “However, as we see most of ... Read More »

iPhone Average Selling Price Rises to Record-High $695, Apple Reveals

Apple on Tuesday reported an all-time record revenue of $78.4 billion (roughly Rs. 5,30,498 crores) for the quarter ended December, mostly on account of the record iPhone sales during the aforementioned time period. However, another interesting statistic that came out of the company’s quarterly performance results was that the iPhone’s average selling price rose to a record-high of $695 (roughly ... Read More »

Alcatel to Hold February 27 Event at MWC 2017; Tipped to Launch 5 Smartphones

Every big tech company is coming to the Mobile World Congress this year. Samsung, Lenovo, Sony, and Nokia have confirmed their presence, and now TCL-brand Alcatel has also sent out invites for its press gathering. The company will host an event on February 27 in Barcelona, and is expected to launch as many as five smartphones then. The event has ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Sport 6GB of RAM, 128GB Storage, and 3250mAh Battery: Reports

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is heavily rumoured to launch on March 29 and go on sale on April 21. Before the unveiling, however, there have been a multitude of leaks from various sources giving us a fair idea of what’s in store. The latest round of leaks shares information about the RAM/ storage situation, and the battery capacities the Galaxy ... Read More »

Tim Cook on Apple’s Plans to ‘Invest Significantly’ in India, Retail Stores, and Demonetisation

Apple reported strong holiday quarter earnings on Tuesday with both revenue and iPhone unit sales at record levels, and the profit just shy of the record numbers seen in the same quarter last two years. Revenues from all markets except China were at an all-time high as well, and this strong showing by Apple was also reflected in its India ... Read More »

Google Paid Out $3 Million to Bug Researchers in 2016; Nearly $1 Million for Android

Google last year gave out $3 million (roughly Rs. 21 crores) as part of its Vulnerability Rewards Program where the company pays out researchers to find, fix, and prevent vulnerabilities specifically in Android, Chrome, and other Google products and services. In a blog post, the company updated the details and said that it nearly gave Android and Chrome researchers nearly ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumoured to Launch Alongside New Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone may not be the only hardware planned for March 29, if a new report is to be believed. A new tip claims that Samsung may reveal its new wireless noise-cancelling headphones alongside the new Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship in March. The latest tip comes from Roland Quandt of winfuture.de who has lately been on a ... Read More »

Alcatel Tipped to Launch a Modular Smartphone on February 26 at MWC 2017

Handset manufacturers including Nokia, LG, Sony, BlackBerry, and Lenovo have already confirmed their presence for the upcoming MWC 2017 trade show next month in Barcelona. A report now claims that TCL-brand Alcatel has also sent out invites for an event on February 26 where the company is expected to unveil up to five smartphones including a modular one which will ... Read More »