April 27th, 2018 10:45 AM 1 COMMENTS

Samsung Shipped More Galaxy S9 Devices in Q1 2018 Beating Pixel 2 and Apple iPhone X: CMR

Samsung might have lost its market share in the Indian market, but in the premium segment (above Rs 50,000), it' still the leader. According to CMR’s India Mobile Handset Market Review Report for Q1 2018 released today, the super premium segment (Rs 50,000) saw Samsung taking top honours ahead of flagships with its Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ from Apple iPhone X and Google Pixel 2. While Apple reigned supreme... Read More

April 18th, 2018 7:12 AM 11 COMMENTS

VoLTE: The Most Emerging Technology in LTE Domain

Globally most of the mobile service providers already on LTE or deploying LTE on their network. As far as we are concerned about Indian landscape, here the big players all are offering LTE. As the global trends show the universal acceptance of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) - for offering voice calls over IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) architecture based LTE networks, here in India apart from BSNL, all serious players (Airtel,... Read More

April 12th, 2018 9:48 AM 25 COMMENTS

After 4G Feature Phone, Reliance Jio in Talks to Launch Laptops With Cellular Connectivity

After launching their own 4G feature phone (JioPhone), Reliance Jio’s next big move to increase its average revenue per user seems to be a laptop with a SIM card. The Mukesh Ambani led telecom major is in talks with US-based chipmaker Qualcomm to bring out laptops running Windows 10 with built-in cellular connections for the Indian market. The Qualcomm laptops will apparently be bundled with Jio 4G connections. Qualcomm is... Read More

March 27th, 2018 3:57 PM 3 COMMENTS

Nokia 3310 4G Feature Phone is Powered by the Spreadtrum SC9820 Chipset

After launching the Nokia 3310 last year, HMD Global, the Nokia brand licensee unveiled a newer 4G version of Nokia 3310 in China earlier this year. The company, however, did not reveal the processor details at time of the launch. Now, Spreadtrum Communications, a Shanghai-based semiconductor company has confirmed that the Nokia 3310 4G is powered by their Spreadtrum SC9820 chipset. The Spreadtrum SC9820 has a dual-core ARM A7 CPU with the... Read More

March 23rd, 2018 10:10 AM 6 COMMENTS

Nokia 8110 4G Feature Phone to Launch in May With Bundled Tariffs

HMD Global has been silent in the Indian market this year. Except for the price slash of the Nokia 8, the company hasn't done anything major. However, that's going to change next month as the company is going to bring all of its smartphones- the Nokia 1, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco to the Indian market. For the unknown, all these phones were unveiled at... Read More

March 15th, 2018 11:51 AM 0 COMMENTS

Google Assistant Now Available in Hindi for Android Users

Google, today announced the launch of Google Assistant in Hindi. Until now, Assistant is available in the English language, but starting today, users can interact in the Hindi language as well. Google says that the Assistant in Hindi will be available for Android devices running Marshmallow and above version, and soon it will be made available to Android 5.0 Lollipop and iPhones (running iOS 9.1 and above) as well. It's also... Read More

March 14th, 2018 12:50 PM 1 COMMENTS

Micromax Bharat 1 (2018) 4G VoLTE Feature Phone to Launch Under Rs 2,000 in India

Micromax will soon launch a new 4G feature phone dubbed as Micromax Bharat 1 (2018) in India. The upcoming feature phone will be a successor to the company's Bharat 1 device, which it launched last year in collaboration with BSNL. The phone is expected to be priced under Rs 2,000 and Micromax will put the device against the popular Reliance JioPhone, which was said to be sold in a massive... Read More

March 5th, 2018 6:27 PM 6 COMMENTS

Reliance LYF Brand Extends the Lead of Feature Phone Market Share in January 2018

CMR India today released its Monthly Mobile Handset Market Review Report for the month of January 2018, and in the report, the firm research firm highlighted that Reliance Retail' sister brand, LYF is all set to dislodge Samsung from the overall market leader’s perch in Q1 2018. During the month, Reliance LYF brand topped the overall mobile handset leaderboard with 27% market share, followed by Samsung at a distant second... Read More

January 29th, 2018 3:40 PM 73 COMMENTS

Exclusive: Reliance Jio’s Data Add-On Pack of Rs 101 to Offer 6GB of Data Without Voice Benefits

Reliance Jio already announced four new data add-on tariff plans alongside the Rs 49 tariff plan for JioPhone a couple of days ago. But the company did not reveal the data offering though. The data add-on packs we're speaking about are Rs 11, Rs 21, Rs 51, and Rs 101. As per our sources, these four data boosters will be live later today, meaning customers can recharge them from Jio's... Read More

January 5th, 2018 6:56 PM 1 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Collaborates with itel Mobiles; Brings Down the Effective Price of a Fingerprint Scanner Smartphone to Rs 3099

Bharti Airtel, the leading telecom operator in India today extended its partnership with itel Mobiles under the company's ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative. Under the partnership, Airtel is offering Rs 1,500 on two of itel's popular 4G enabled smartphones- the itel A40 4G and the itel A41. Both the smartphones are originally priced at Rs 4,599 and Rs 4,699, but with Airtel's Rs 1,500 cashback, the effective price of both the... Read More

December 29th, 2017 7:02 AM 16 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio Year in Review 2017: Benefited Customers the Most by Forcing Rival Operators to Offer More

Reliance Jio is the fastest operator in the world to achieve 160 million subscribers in just 16 months since launching the services to the public. The Mukesh Ambani-led telecom operator opened the services to the public on September 5, 2016, and since then, it's unstoppable. The motto of Reliance Jio is to offer LTE services at affordable prices, and it succeeded in doing so during the entire 2017. What's highlight... Read More

December 28th, 2017 7:35 AM 38 COMMENTS

Right From Giving a Run to Private Telcos With Attractive Tariff Plans to Maintaining the Leadership in Wired Broadband Segment: Here’s Everything BSNL Did in 2017

Indian telecom operators did not have the best year in terms of financial status, but there's no doubt that customers are benefitted the most. BSNL is one amongst them which offered attractive tariff plans right from the start of the year. At the start of 2017, BSNL was under tremendous pressure with two major threats. The first one is to overcome the threat from Reliance Jio and to retain customers,... Read More

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