Coronavirus lockdown leads to spike in TV sales

India’s Coronavirus lockdown seems to have led to a sharp increase in demand for televisions sold via online retailers, according to inputs from Dixon Technologies, India’s biggest maker of TVs. Company CEO Atul Lall said that while the demand and sales of other consumer durables dipped during the lockdown, demand for TVs rose. Dixon Technologies, […]

Dixon Tech starts making TVs for Samsung in India

Dixon Technologies, which commenced making smartphones for Samsung in India in November, has expanded its relationship with the Korean company to now make flat-panel TVs in India for the Korean giant. Dixon is a contract designer and manufacturer of electronic and lighting goods, including LED bulbs, washing machines, TVs and mobile phones. It is famous […]

Samsung ends Xiaomi’s six-month reign as India’s top smartphone brand

Samsung overtook Chinese challenger Xiaomi to retake the crown of India’s top smartphone brand in April-June period, according to market tracker CMR, even as Reliance Retail emerged as India’s biggest smartphone maker. A week ago, Counterpoint Research too had come to the same conclusion. Xiaomi had ended Samsung’s decade-long reign at the top of Indian […]

Reliance Jio to buy $1 bln worth of goods from Samsung, Ace Tech

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom subsidiary of Reliance Industries, said it will take a loan of $1 bln from Korea Trade Insurance Corporation to purchase goods from Korean companies Samsung and Ace Technologies. “The Facility is K-SURE’s largest deal in India as well as the largest deal supported by K-SURE in the telecom sector globally,” […]

CMR calls OnePlus 6 “finest Android smartphone out there”

Market research firm CyberMedia Research has called the OnePlus 6, the latest smartphone from the eponymous Chinese start-up, the ‘finest Android smartphone out there today’. In a note trying to explain the success of the Chinese company in markets like India, Prabhu Ram, head of Industry Intelligence Group at the firm also called it the […]

Bharti Airtel’s new EMI scheme offers savings of Rs 8,000-11,000 over 2 years

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom services provider, today unveiled its installment schemes for the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus that can save you anywhere from Rs 8,000 to Rs 11,000 over a two-year period. The plans are similar to what it has rolled out for the Apple iPhone, and offer value for those […]

Jiophone decimates Samsung, itel; Powers LYF to No.1 in January

LYF, the mobile phone brand that was launched along with Reliance Jio, emerged as India’s No.1 mobile phone brand by shipments in January, market researcher CMR said. In January, LYF had a share of 27% in the overall mobile phone market in India, while Samsung was a distant second with just 12.1%. This was primarily […]

Vodafone offers Rs 1,500 cashback on Samsung Galaxy J series

Vodafone announced cashback of Rs 1,500 on Samsung handsets Galaxy J2 Pro, Galaxy J7 Nxt and Galaxy J7 Max. Vodafone customers, both existing and new, can purchase any of the popular Samsung 4G smartphones, it said. To avail this special offer, prepaid customers have to sign up for the Rs 198 per month scheme that […]

Mitashi launches 55-inch curved TV with Samsung 4K panel @Rs 80k

Mitashi, the Mumbai-based electronics brand known for its value-for-money offerings, launched a 55-inch curved 4K TV with a Samsung panel at Rs 79,990 in India. The device is the cheapest such television in the Indian market. Its closest competitor is the Samsung 49Ku6300, which is also priced at Rs 79,990. However, since the Samsung model […]

PREMIUM PHONES: OnePlus has 57% market share online, Samsung 4%

OnePlus, the sister company of Vivo and Oppo, totally dominates the online market for premium handsets with a 57% market share compared to just 4% for Samsung, the Chinese company said, quoting numbers from IDC. The numbers are only for online sales, and do not include data for traditional sales through shops. OnePlus, which was […]

HTC U11 smartphone to get a price cut under Flipkart’s Big Billion Days sale

HTC U11, the Taiwanese company’s come-back model, is all set to get an unspecified price cut under Flipkart’s Big Billion Days mobile sale that starts tomorrow at midnight. The online portal is teasing a price cut without revealing the extent of the cut. The current price for the phone is Rs 51,900, which pits it […]

OnePlus beats Apple in customer satisfaction – CMR India survey

Even as Apple and its iPhone brand remains the most aspirational smartphone in India, it is OnePlus — owned by the same Chinese company that makes Vivo and Oppo — that has won the hearts of its Indian customers. OnePlus — which brings out only one phone at a time — emerged as brand with […]

Samsung loses title of India’s No.1 smartphone seller to Chinese vendor

China’s BBK Electronics, which sells its smartphones under brands such as Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus, has emerged as the top smartphone seller in India, dislodging Samsung which had been on top for six years. Samsung, however, continues to be the top feature-phone brand in the country. Between its three brands, BBK Electronics had a total […]

SBI enables Samsung Pay for some of its debit cards

State Bank of India said it was enabling payment by Samsung Pay service on some of its higher debit card variants. Samsung Pay works by mimicking the ‘swiping’ action of a credit or debit card by sending a magnetic pulse. The ‘card machine’ or point of sale machine mistakes this for an actual swipe and […]

Sun Pharma selects Samsung to manufacture psoriasis drug

Sun Pharma said it has inked a long-term agreement with Samsung BioLogics under which the Korean company will manufacture Tildrakizumab, a potential treatment for plaque psoriasis, for the Indian company. Plaque psoriasis is an autoimmune condition which results in patches of thick, red, scaly skin. The approximate value of the contract will be US$ 55.5 […]

Samsung Galaxy J2 beats Redmi Note 3 & 4 as most popular smartphone in India

Samsung J2 is the most widely used smartphone in India[/caption]The humble Samsung Galaxy J2, launched two years ago, is the most widely used smartphone in India, beating hot-selling models like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 & 4 CyberMedia Research said. “Samsung Galaxy J2 emerged as the No 1 Smartphone in India by Installed base in less […]