Tag Archives: India

ZTE Blade A2 Plus Launch: ZTE India to Launch Up to 8 New Devices in Next Few Months

Chinese telecom major ZTE is planning to launch up to 8 new devices in the next few months as it looks to grab 3-4 percent share of the Indian market. The company, which launched its Blade A2 Plus smartphone in India at Rs. 11,999, will focus on the mid-range price segment (Rs. 7,000 – Rs. 20,000). “We have been a ... Read More »

Apple iPhone to Be Made in India: Winstron Plant Said to Be the Sole Manufacturing Hub

An assembly plant that Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp is setting up in Bengaluru will focus solely on assembling iPhones, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. The source, who asked not to be named because he was not cleared to discuss matters publicly, said Apple and the Indian government were, however, still discussing “the repatriation of ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Receiving Firmware Update in India That Brings Samsung Pay App

Samsung has started rolling out firmware update to its Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones and interestingly, the update for the former device brings along yet-to-be launched Samsung Pay app to devices in India. This is a strong indication that the South Korean conglomerate might be announcing its payments service in India very soon. The Samsung Galaxy Note ... Read More »

Moto M Grey Colour Variant to Go on Sale in India From Monday

Lenovo on Friday announced that the Grey colour variant of the Moto M will be available in India from 12pm IST on Monday, February 6. The new colour variant will be exclusively available via Flipkart, just like the Gold and Silver colour variants that were launched by the company back in December. The highlight of the Moto M is that ... Read More »

Apple Set to Begin Making iPhones in India by April-End

Apple Inc. will begin assembling iPhones in India by the end of April, a Karnataka minister says, heightening its focus on the world’s fastest-growing major smartphone market as growth slows elsewhere. The US company has tapped Taiwan’s Wistron Corp. to put together its phones in the tech capital of Bengaluru, said Priyank Kharge, the state’s information technology minister. Apple executives ... Read More »

Oppo A57 With 16-Megapixel Front Camera to Go on Sale in India Today

Oppo A57, the selfie-focused smartphone from Oppo, will go on sale for the first time in India today. The Oppo A57 was first first unveiled in China last November, and was launched in India earlier this week. It has been priced at Rs. 14,990, and will only be available in its Gold colour variant in India. The smartphone will be ... Read More »

Karnataka Announces ‘Initial Manufacturing Operations’ of Apple in India but No Deal Yet

The government of Karnataka said on Thursday it welcomed a proposal from Apple to begin initial manufacturing operations in the state, in a sign the tech company is slowly moving forward with plans to assemble iPhones in the country. “Apple’s intentions to manufacture in Bengaluru will foster cutting edge technology eco system and supply chain development in the state, which ... Read More »

Honor 6X With Dual Rear Cameras Goes on Sale in India

The Honor 6X (Review), which was launched in the country last week with registrations for the first sale opening on the same day, has gone on sale via Amazon India on Thursday at 2pm IST. The smartphone was launched in two variants in India – 3GB RAM + 32GB inbuilt storage priced at Rs. 12,999, and 4GB RAM + 64GB ... 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 »