Xiaomi has jumped to the top of the Indian smartphone market and now holds the position of the largest smartphone brand in the country, along with Samsung. According to market research firm IDC, Xiaomi and Samsung each accounted for 23.5 percent of the Indian smartphone market in the previous quarter, followed by Lenovo (including Moto) at 9 percent, Vivo at 8.5 percent, and Oppo at 7.5 percent. The other players in the industry accounted for 27.6 percent of the volume. For Samsung, the best-selling models were the Galaxy J2, Galaxy J7 Nxt, and Galaxy J7 Max, while Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 was the best-selling smartphone in the country, according to IDC.

OnePlus 5 best-selling premium smartphone OnePlus 5 has become the best-selling premium smartphone in India, according to IDC. The smartphone had a market share of 12 percent in the first quarter, more than doubled in the third quarter to 26 percent. the OnePlus 5 accounts for 24.75 percent of the premium phones sold in online sales. Overall, IDC says that OnePlus accounts for 62.2 percent of the premium market share and is the eighth-largest smartphone brand in the country. The market research firm classifies the premium segment as the price range above $400 or about Rs. 26,000.

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Vodafone launches new plans with a 1 GB daily data limitVodafone has launched two programs for subscribers looking for 1 GB data per day, bundled calls, free outgoing calls via roaming, and 100 texts per day. The Rs. 458 subscription has a validity of 70 days, while the Rs. 509 subscription offers a validity of 84 days. For now, both Vodafone prepaid recharge packages are only available to select customers, so you’ll need to check the MyVodafone app or call customer service to see if you qualify. However, the bundled local and SOA calls are limited to 250 free minutes per day and 1,000 minutes per week.

OnePlus 5T India Flash Sale Details Revealed The global unveiling of the OnePlus 5T is just a few days away, and Amazon has revealed that it’s time for the first flash sale of the smartphone in India. The OnePlus 5T India flash sale on November 21 starts at 4:30 PM IST and is for Prime members only. General availability of the handset in India will begin a week later, on November 28. Also today, the OnePlus 5T made an appearance on GFXBench, revealing that the handset (or at least the test version used on which the benchmark was run) is powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat, repeating previously leaked features like the 6-inch full -HD+ display, Snapdragon 835 chipset, 8GB RAM. An early review by a German magazine says the handset does not have an optical zoom, a feature the OnePlus 5 offers.

Apple could launch three bezel-less iPhones in 2018 KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — widely regarded as one of the more reliable names when it comes to predicting what to expect from Apple — has said the company will launch three iPhone models next year. Will establish the signature iPhone X design. Two of the 2018 iPhones will have OLED panels (the ones used in the iPhone X), while the third will be held with a TFT-LCD screen (the ones on iPhone 8 and other models). As for the screen sizes, the three have 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.5-inch screen sizes. The upcoming iPhone models will get facial recognition thanks to the TrueDepth camera system; the 6.1-inch LCD model will be the cheapest and made with more inexpensive materials, keeping the price within the $650-750 band, Kuo says.

HTC Vive Focus standalone VR headset unveiled HTC has launched the Vive Focus virtual reality headset with support for 6DoF tracking. Unveiled at the Vive Developer Conference in Beijing, the Vive Focus is said to deliver global-scale tracking through inside-out, six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) support. Requiring no PC or mobile device, the Vive Focus headset comes with its high-resolution AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, a 3DoF controller, water-resistant padding, and instant support. There are no details on the price or availability of the HTC headset yet.

Xiaomi Mi Router 3C’s Price CutsXiaomi Mi Router 3C has received a price cut in India, bringing the price down from Rs. 1,199 to Rs. 999. Amazon India offers Rs. 300 as cashback on purchases made with Amazon Pay balance, while Flipkart provides a 5 percent immediate discount on Axis Bank Buzz payments. However, the price reduction is temporary and will end on November 16. The Xiaomi router has four “high-performance” copper antennas, each with a dedicated PCB circuit. Please read our Mi Router 3C review before purchasing.

Android Marshmallow leads the market for active devices. Android Marshmallow still powers 30.9 percent of active Android devices two years after its debut, while Android Nougat has a 20.6 percent share. Android Oreo, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, is currently on devices at 0.3 percent, an increase from last month when the figure was 0.2 percent. The data comes from the Google Play distribution data for the seven days ending November 9. Android Lollipop, the outdated version released more than three years ago, still has the second largest share of devices at 27.2 percent.

Intex launched Aqua Jewel 2, Lions T1 smartphonesIntex has launched the Aqua Jewel 2 and Lions T1 smartphones in India, aimed at first-time smartphone buyers. Priced at Rs. 5,899, the Intex Aqua Jewel 2 is an Android 7.0 Nougat-based dual-SIM smartphone with a 5-inch HD display, 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum processor, and 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16 GB of internal storage, supports microSD cards up to 32 GB, and has a 5-megapixel front camera, an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 2500 mAh battery. The Intex Aqua Lions T1 costs Rs. 4,999 and has a 5.2-inch qHD display, Android 7.0 Nougat software, 1.3 GHz quad-core chipset, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, microSD support up to 64 GB, 8-megapixel camera on the rear, 5-megapixel front camera and 2700 mAh battery.


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