Xiaomi outsells Samsung 2:1 in India’s largest smartphone market

Xiaomi, the Chinese brand, sold 2 smartphones for every smartphone sold by Samsung in Maharashtra — one of the most urbanized states in India, according to market research firm CMR. The numbers are a cause for worry for Samsung as they indicate that Xiaomi could continue to ramp up its presence in the country as […]

Airtel teams up with Lava & Micromax to launch Android Go smartphones

Bharti Airtel said it will launch affordable 4G smartphones powered by Google’s Android Go platform next month, under a tie-up with handset makers Micromax and Lava. “Entry level 4G smartphones under Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ program will be shipped with Android Oreo (Go edition) as standard OS starting March 2018,” the telecom operator said. “Lava […]

Xiaomi at No.2, overtakes Vivo, Oppo in Indian smartphone market

Xiaomi has emerged as the second biggest smartphone brand in India after Samsung as its smash hit Redmi Note 4 broke sales records, according to market share numbers for the first three months of the year. The numbers also revealed that for the first time in eight years, there could be no Indian brand in […]

Micromax Evok Note is no competitor for Redmi Note 4

Micromax has unveiled an online-only, affordably priced mid-range phone in the form of Evok Note, and comparisons are already been drawn between the 5.5-inch phone and the highest-selling phone of 2017 – Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. While the two phones do indeed have similar specifications — such as a 4 Ah battery, a quad-core processor, […]

Reliance Jio to lose over half of its subscribers by the month-end – CyberMedia Research

Even as some brokerages are predicting that Reliance Jio will manage to carry over 80% or more of its subscribers when it starts charging for its services at the end of this month, CyberMedia Research said it sees 55-60% of existing connections getting abandoned. Jio is estimated to have 105-110 mln connections at present, though […]

ViVo, Oppo, Xiaomi need cheaper smartphone models to grow in India in 2017

China’s LOVE brands — Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi — will have to introduce cheaper models in 2017 to continue their strong growth in India, CyberMedia Research said in a report. The reason? India’s replacement and upgrade market — Rs 10,000-13,000 — will no longer be the center of action in 2017 and to continue their growth, […]

Petition urges Xiaomi to launch Redmi Note 3 in India; current price Rs 15k

Desperate fans have resorted to an online petition at Change.org to get Xiaomi to launch its latest mid-range device, the Redmi Note 3, in India even as the brand prepares to launch the new Note 4G Prime here. “It is sad that the Redmi Note 3 is not in India,” said the petition started by […]

Lenovo Vibe X3, ‘Lite A7010’ to hit India next month; price to remain key

Lenovo will launch two new smartphones in India — the ‘affordable flagship’ Vibe X3 and the a ‘Lite’ version that will probably be a rebranded A7010. Globally, there are three models that the company is expected to launch in the coming days — the X3, the Lite and the A7010. Two of these models will be launched […]

Yu Yuphoria special sale tomorrow with guaranteed availability

YU, the online-focused brand from a Micromax founder, said it will hold a special sale of its Yuphoria phone for selected customers guaranteeing availability. “The exclusive sale will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 between 2pm-5pm on Amazon.in and will provide a privilege to the fans as they are guaranteed to get the YUPHORIA […]

Micromax Yu Yuphoria – better than Lenovo A6000 Plus?

With Yu Yuphoria, Micromax’s sister firm may have finally scored a clear victory over Chinese competitors like A6000 Plus and Moto E 4g. The Yu Yuphoria has since been launched officially at a price of Rs 6,999, and will be available exclusively on Amazon.in. The phone is arguably the best entry-level smartphone in India, though […]

Can Indian brands like Micromax, Lava etc survive the Chinese onslaught?

Yesterday was that many Indian smartphone vendors such as Micromax, Spice Mobility, Lava and Xolo would remember. It was yesterday that Lenovo proved that it’s low-priced 4G phone, the A6000, was no flash in the pan like Xiaomi Mi3, but that it intended to follow through and put up the capable A7000 as proof of […]