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2018 Saw An All Time Low In HTC’s Earnings: Report

A year ago, rumour mills were abuzz that search engine giant Google would acquire HTC but the former ended up just buying HTC's Pixel team in a $1.1 billion deal.

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HTC's earnings dropped to all-time low in 2018: Report. Flickr

The year just-ended was terrible for Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC as its revenue dropped to an all-time low, the media reported.

According to the handset maker’s just-released year-end 2018 numbers, HTC took in just NT$23.74 billion (or $770 million) during 2018, the lowest in all its years as a public company.

“HTC’s December 2018 revenue clocked in at 1.3 billion Taiwan new dollars, the second lowest month in 2018. That’s a month when most device makers see a sales uptick.

“In fact, HTC’s revenues have dropped progressively throughout 2018 with the full year coming to 61.78 per cent lower than 2017,” the Android Police reported late on Friday.

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HTC’s contract manufacturing operations and VR division were reportedly not affected, Pixabay

Back in May 2013, when the company witnessed booming sales, and when smartphones like the HTC One M7, One Mini and One Max made it one of the best handset players on the planet, it came in at 29 billion Taiwan new dollars, according to TechCrunch.

A year ago, rumour mills were abuzz that search engine giant Google would acquire HTC but the former ended up just buying HTC’s Pixel team in a $1.1 billion deal.

The deal involved over 2,000 HTC engineers moving over to Google.

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However, HTC’s contract manufacturing operations and VR division were reportedly not affected, but a substantial majority of the smartphone R&D team went on to join Google. (VOA)

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Samsung Unveils Flagship Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite For Rs 39,999

Galaxy S10 Lite also comes with on display fingerprint scanner

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, a long-lasting 4,500mAh battery with its 25W superfast charging technology. IANS

Samsung on Thursday launched another flagship Galaxy S10 Lite smartphone for Rs 39,999 in India that can be pre-booked across Flipkart, Samsung.com and leading retail stores from January 23 till February 3.

The 6.7-inch Galaxy S10 Lite with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal memory will go on sale from February 4 and those who pre-book the device would get one-time screen replacement at Rs 1,999, covering accidental screen damage within one year of purchase.

The company also offered an additional Rs 3,000 cashback with ICICI Bank credit cards on the device that will be available in Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Blue colours.

“We’re confident that Galaxy S10 Lite’s Pro-Grade Camera, flagship performance and uninterrupted visual experience will excite consumers and create a huge demand for the smartphone,” said Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Division, Samsung India.

Galaxy S10 Lite houses triple-camera system at the rear — Steady OIS Camera (48MP), Ultra-Wide (12MP) and Macro (5MP) sensors. The device sports 32MP selfie camera. The USP of the device is the super-steady Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), a gimbal-like hardware that tilts the camera unit to ensure blur-free photos and videos while in action.

“In line with our vision to offer a greater choice to consumers who are seeking to upgrade their smartphones, we are happy to strengthen our premium offering with the launch of Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite,” said Aditya Soni, Senior Director – Mobiles at Flipkart.

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Samsung on Thursday launched another flagship Galaxy S10 Lite smartphone for Rs 39,999 in India that can be pre-booked across Flipkart, Samsung.com and leading retail stores from January 23 till February 3. IANS

The Galaxy S10 Lite comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, a long-lasting 4,500mAh battery with its 25W superfast charging technology.

The device comes with Super AMOLED edge-to-edge Infinity-O display that introduces users to the 20:9 expansive view with remarkable screen ratio. The unique Infinity-O Display packs an array of sensors and camera technology into a hole-in display so people can maximize your screen real estate without any distractions.

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Galaxy S10 Lite also comes with on display fingerprint scanner. (IANS)