A report titled 'What India consumes on its lock screen' has revealed that the country spent 200% more time on mobile lock screens for January 2020-January 2021. The report by InMobi's Glance has also stated that users unlock their smartphone 50 out of 70 times to view contents pushed on the lock screens. Moreover, users accessed the lock screen content mostly after dinner, and entertainment emerged as dominating content category.
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Chinese smartphone maker 'Vivo' launched 'X60', 'X60 Pro' and 'X60 Pro+' of its much-awaited X60 series in India. Starting at Rs 37,990 and Rs 49,990, 'X60' and 'X60 Pro' is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 while donning a 6.56-inch curved AMOLED display. Meanwhile, 'X60 Pro+ comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor costing Rs 69,990. Slated to release on April 2, the series will be available on Amazon, Flipkart and offline stores.
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OnePlus has announced to launch its first smartwatch 'OnePlus Watch' on March 23. Although the company has not revealed the design of the watch, reports have stated that the watch will have a round dial. Interestingly, the design of the watch has been patented with the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO). Additionally, the manufacturer will also launch the much-awaited OnePlus-9 and OnePlus-9 Pro smartphones on the same day.
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Google is set to unveil additional features in its Google Fit app next month for tracking heart rate and respiratory rate through smartphone cameras. The camera lens will detect colour variations in the fingertip to analyse pulse while a computer vision technique, 'optical flow', will examine chest movements to illustrate respiratory rate. Initially, the feature will be available exclusively for Pixel phones, though Google plans on extending… read-more
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The Apple Inc. became the world's largest smartphone seller as its shipment rose to 22% cornering 23.4% global market share. On January 27, the shipment data revealed that the US tech giant recorded over $100 billion revenue for the first time. While Apple sold 90.1M phones, it was seconded by Samsung which shipped 73.9 million devices in the same quarter. Reportedly, the demand for Apple products in greater China increased by 57%.
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Smartphone maker Mi India has collaborated with philanthropist actor Sonu Sood to launch 'ShikshaHarHaath' campaign. Under the initiative, the company aims to donate smartphones to underprivileged students in order to support their education. The scheme also urges people to donate their used smartphones in working conditions so that Mi will refurbish them to distribute among the students. Besides, the smartphone maker has planned to tie-up … read-more
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Samsung on January 14 unveiled the Galaxy S21 series which starts at Rs 69,999. The new series offers three variants - generic Galaxy S21, Standard Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The 5G-supporting smartphones can be pre-ordered through exclusive stores and leading online portals. However, the devices will hit the retail stores on January 29. The series will provide 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM for basic variant and will raise these for… read-more
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The Customs authority at the Chennai airport on January 13 seized 1.42 kg of gold worth Rs 72.6 lakhs and other items including cigarettes, smartphones, laptops and liquor amounting to Rs 12.4 lakhs. Reportedly, the two passengers arriving from Dubai concealed the gold in paste form in their rectum while the rest of the items were recovered from their luggage. Confiscating the illegal items, the officials have taken the accused into their… read-more
Indigenous mobile brand Lava International on January 7 launched the world's first customisable phone. The series named MyZ will enable customers to select the components from up to 66 combinations of camera, RAM, ROM and colour available from the company's website. Lava also allows the customers to personalize and upgrade their devices whenever the need arises. Lava’s president Sunil Raina said the MyZ series will be available for purchase… read-more
Chinese smartphone brand Realme has planned to increase its 2021 sale by 30% by selling 25-30 million units in India. Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth said that despite losing over a quarter of their 2020 sales, the company had managed a 25% rise in sales. Madhav stated the opportunity of increased replacement due to rough use during the pandemic would help them reach the target while aiming at under Rs 15,000 smartphones.