OnePlus teased us about a limited Star Wars edition of their latest flagship smartphone just a few days ago. Today, we have a definite launch date.
One of the disappointments during the recent OnePlus 5T launch was the limited color availability. But thanks to a partnership with the Star Wars franchise, a limited edition model is on its way.
Sony felt like another series of midrange smartphones is in order for the Indian market, and has so launched the Xperia R1 and R1 Plus.
Samsung continues to be the undisputed leader in smartphone sales around the globe, but when you focus on a certain region, the numbers can turn out much differently. Take the situation in India as an example.
A Hong Kong-based company, Chilli International Holding (HK), launched a new phone in India that’s both a mobile device and a toy. Called the K188, it’s the world’s first fidget spinner phone.
We recently detailed the release dates for the new 3310 in four different countries, and while we were expecting those nations to get the revived Nokia classic first, India cut the line for an earlier release. It’s cheaper than expected, too!
An information technology minister in India confirmed that Apple will indeed begin manufacturing iPhones in India soon, in what will be the company’s next major step in world domination.
Apple products may be a global force, but penetration hasn’t been too good in India. That’s because Apple is required to have at least 30 percent of its units manufactured in India for the company to be allowed to sell in physical stores. The Cupertino group hasn’t been able to set up an Indian factory to bypass this obstacle yet, but this could soon change.
In a study conducted by Kaspersky, the security network unearthed some disturbing statistics: out of nine Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries, Vietnam, the Philippines, and India have the highest number of computer users who experienced local threat incidents.
The continued advances in technology have transformed smartphones into commodities, and as companies continue to wage the price war, the market is coming dangerously close to a point where a company might do the unthinkable to stand out: sell products at lower than cost price and pray the gamble pays off with astronomical sales figures.
That is the situation a startup from India will find itself in when it begins shipping the world’s cheapest smartphone for $4 (251 rupees) this week. At that price, you’re basically just paying for the cardboard box that will presumably house the device.
Apple’s plan of selling refurbished iPhones in India may not see the light of day anytime soon, but its dream of opening its own retail locations in the world’s second-largest smartphone market isn’t as elusive. Speaking to an anonymous source, the Times of India had reported that the Indian government is looking to bend its existing 30-percent rule and give the American tech firm three years to comply with local sourcing norms.
As if to reflect the market’s sustained interest in big-screen devices, Motorola’s Moto G series of smartphones has grown up. Now, in its 2016 refresh, the Moto G4 and G4 Plus are more capable than ever, and, in the case of the latter, without adding too much to the cost of its predecessor.
After reports of Apple attempting to sell refurbished iPhones broke out last month, we finally have a verdict, and it’s not a good one for the Cupertino-based company.
India has flat-out rejected Apple’s push into the country’s market with used iPhones. This was the brand’s second attempt at penetrating the massive Indian population – and its 220 million active users – with iPhones priced competitively against the sub-$150 smartphones from both Indian and Chinese manufacturers.