5 smartphone trends to look for in 2020
2019 saw some major innovations in the smartphone segment. After a happening year as far as smartphone launches were concerned, 2020 is expected to witness a lot more competition in innovation as well as on the design front. ET Wealth lists 5 such trends.
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OPPO signs pact with IIT Hyderabad for research in 5G, AI, others
Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has signed to collaborate with IIT Hyderabad for research purpose in science and emerging technology including artificial intelligence. The MoU envisages joint research and development for multiple projects over a period of two years.
Overheating smartphones won't be a problem anymore: New coating will release vapour, keep devices cool
The new thermal management method could keep electronics cooler.
Realme X2 review: Works without lags, great for gaming, but camera performance average
The phone has a 6.4-inch dewdrop screen with 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution.
Samsung gives former mobile man for India Ken Kang a second stint, as MD
Rejig of top deck in the country comes at a time of intense competition in its product segments
OnePlus to hire more for R&D team, make India a global base for talent
In an interview with Danish Khan, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said the industry turmoil over India’s recent cut in export sops is a short-term hurdle for the company.
Vivo's sub brand, iQOO set to enter India with 5G smartphone
iQOO is a sub-brand of Vivo in China but will operate in India as a separate entity. With this, the BBK Group now has five brands -- OnePlus, Vivo, OPPO, Realme and iQOO -- in India. iQOO - which stands for 'I Quest On and On' - will sell its device online initially, and is drawing out plans for offline retail. The company has set up its office in Bengaluru and has an 80-people team.
Facebook says Bezos hack highlights smartphone vulnerabilities
It’s not the first time WhatsApp’s been drawn into a hacking controversy. WhatsApp in November sued Israeli spyware maker NSO Group, accusing it of infecting phones of some users through the messaging app.The lawsuit said that NSO Group used a vulnerability in WhatsApp, since patched, to secretly deliver its surveillance software to users.
Watch out for smartphone multipliers
The estimated sales of the smartphone ecosystem are fast rivaling the devices themselves. Deloitte Insights predicts that in the coming days, the smartphone economy will be driven by the smartphone multiplier. Here’s a snapshot.
OnePlus to turn India its global R&D hub
OnePlus India general manager Vikas Agarwal said OnePlus is investing around Rs 1,000 crore in its R&D facility which is operational in Hyderabad. The company at present has 400 people in the Indian operation which will go up to 1500 people over the next three years. OnePlus at present has 30 brand stores in India in 15 cities.
ISRO helps chipmaker Qualcomm for enabling Indian GPS, NavIC, in smartphones
The space agency said in a statement that these chipsets are being released by Qualcomm and this would help accelerate the adoption of NavIC by smartphone original equipment manufacturers (OEM).
Qualcomm expects mobile prices to dip further
Vagadia said that despite the stress on the Indian telecom sector, the handset market has grown last year in India and is slated to grow just below 10% in calendar 2020 too. “Economies of scale are helping brands that are driving volumes, which is helping the market,” he said.
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