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4 Out of 5 Brands Selling Phones Below Industry Price: Report

Indian and Chinese players contributed the most to the below industry average ASV, whereas every three out of five brands in above ASV segment were global brands

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Four out of five smartphone brands are selling their handsets below the average price of smartphones in India, a new report by CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Thursday.

According to the “CMR India Mobile Pricing Index 2018”, in a hyper-competitive smartphone market, consumers are more demanding than before and seek more from their smartphone than before.

Whether it is the latest specs, or overall experience, consumers seek the best and are driving the smartphone upgradation cycles, which in turn, contributes to increased average sales value (ASV) of smartphones.

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Customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco, California, Sept. 22, 2017. (VOA)

“CY2018 witnessed growth in ASV of smartphones largely due to upgradation. A majority of the current smartphone shipments are essentially upgrades, driven by consumers seeking more from their smartphones,” Narinder Kumar, Lead Analyst-IIG, CMR, said in a statement.

Indian and Chinese players contributed the most to the below industry average ASV, whereas every three out of five brands in above ASV segment were global brands.

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“The decline in above ASV percentage can be attributed to increasing market consolidation. There was around 10 per cent decline in numbers of brands operating in the 4G Smartphone space. With top 10 players contributing 80-85 per cent of market, there is stiff competition for rest of brands,” Narinder Kumar added. (IANS)

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Finland Probing Nokia Phones Sending Data to China

However, with neither China Telecom nor HMD Global able to tell who actually owns the server and receives the data, the plot thickens even further, according to the SlashGear

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Finland’s data protection watchdog is investigating Nokia phones’ owner HMD Global after reports claimed that its devices mysteriously sent data to Chinese servers.

“The probe follows a report by Norway’s public broadcaster NRK in which it claimed to have proof that Nokia phones are transmitting sensitive information to China based on a tip from a Nokia owner.

“The man in question, Henrik Austad, said he’d been monitoring the traffic from his Nokia 7 only to find it was sending unencrypted information to a Chinese server while switched on. The sensitive data included his location, as well as the SIM card number and the phone’s serial number,” the Engadget reported late on Thursday.

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The phone was sending unencrypted, readable data that easily identifies the phone (IMEI and MAC), its SIM and network connections.

Notably, whenever data is secretly being sent to a server in China, it leads to conspiracy theories. Even more so, when the domain for that server, in this a certain vnet.cn, is owned by China Telecom, one of the state-controlled network operators in the country.

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However, with neither China Telecom nor HMD Global able to tell who actually owns the server and receives the data, the plot thickens even further, according to the SlashGear. (IANS)