Later this month, Samsung will launch its new mid-range Galaxy M series. These are the first smartphones to feature the company’s Infinity-V display, so-called due to its centered teardrop-shaped notch housing the front-facing camera.
Samsung has teased the Galaxy M Series launch on Amazon India In another first for Samsung, the devices will be launching exclusively in India on January 28 ahead of a global release, in an attempt to regain ground lost to Chinese rivals like Xiaomi in the world’s second biggest smartphone market.
The popularity of Xiaomi’s budget Redmi smartphones among younger consumers is believed to be a factor in declining [...]
Apple has added turn-by-turn navigation to Apple Maps for India. The app now offers the detailed directions for driving and walking, with options to book a ride through Uber and Ola also showing within the app.
Still missing for users in India is public transit information, lane guidance and speed limits, although given that the addition of turn-by-turn directions is part of an ongoing improvement to Apple Maps, these are likely to follow.
Rival Google Maps has been the de facto navigation app in India for some time, thanks to its driving, walking, and public transport modes. Users of the app have also benefited from the development of region-specific special [...]
Following the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s, Apple will begin assembling its high-end iPhones in India sometime in 2019, according to a new report today by Reuters. Instead of Wistron, Foxconn will build the high-end iPhones, and these models are said to be the most expensive flagship devices offered by Apple, including the iPhone X family.
Local sources state that the work will occur in Foxconn’s plant in Sriperumbudur town in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Foxconn will reportedly invest 25 billion Indian rupees ($356 million) to expand the plant, part of which will be focused on the production of the flagship iPhones in India. The investment is estimated to create [...]
The Wall Street Journal has published an in-depth look at Apple’s efforts to grow its sales in India, the „world’s biggest untapped tech market.“ With smartphone sales flattening in saturated markets like the United States, Apple is said to have turned to India for new growth, but with „little success so far.“
The report claims that just one in four Indians own a smartphone, providing Apple with an opportunity to sell iPhones to millions of new customers in the country. The issue is that India is a very price-sensitive market, with more than 75 percent of the smartphones sold in the country costing „less than $250.“ [...]