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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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This Smartphone by Vivo Creates The Record of Fastest Selling Smartphone in Company’s History

Priced at Rs 28,990, the device has some benchmark features such as the world's first 32 MP pop-up selfie camera

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Vivo to open E-stores in India to increase its market. Wikimedia Commons
Vivo to open E-stores in India to increase its market. Wikimedia Commons

The newly-launched Vivo V15 Pro has become the fastest selling smartphone in the V-series in its first week of sale on both offline and online channels, the company said on Monday.

India is the first market globally where the V15 Pro was launched and went on sale starting March 5.

“We are pleased with the response that we have received for the vivo V15 Pro. This is a proof of the continued trust and appreciation that our consumers place in us and our devices,” Nipun Marya, Director-Brand Strategy, Vivo India, said in a statement.

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The smartphone has 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio.

Priced at Rs 28,990, the device has some benchmark features such as the world’s first 32 MP pop-up selfie camera and AI-enabled 48 million Quad Pixel sensor+8MP+5MP triple rear camera.

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The device is the first in the industry to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675AIE octa-core processor supported by an enhanced CPU and GPU, which consumes less power. (IANS)