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‘GOME’, A Chinese Smartphone Company Debuts in India

The smartphones will be available for purchase from October 20.

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Global smartphone market to shrink in 2019.

Chinese electronics brand GOME on Tuesday announced its debut in the Indian smartphone market with the launch of two smartphone “C7” and “C7Note”.

The company announced its entry in partnership with Agaston Mobile Private Limited.

“GOME is very excited to come to India. It is a market ready for benefiting from the greatest innovation. We hope to provide solutions that offer a new era of experiences, powered by technology,” said Sean Sha, CEO GOME Telecom.

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It features 5.99-inch HD+ display. Youtube

Priced at Rs 5,999, the “C7” features 5.45-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 1.5 quad-core processor paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 64GB.

The “C7 Note” comes in two variants — (2GB+16GB) and (3GB+32GB) for Rs 6,999 and Rs 8,499 respectively. It features 5.99-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and backed with a 3,500 mAh battery.

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The smartphones will be available for purchase from October 20.

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HP Considering India as a Key Focus Area

India is key focus area, 3D printers next big thing

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HP unveils 65-inch gaming display with soundbar at CES 2019. Flickr

India is a very attractive market with high brand recognition for a computer hardware producer like HP, said HP Inc’s President for Asia Pacific and Japan, Tian Chong Ng.

The Asia Pacific region — in which India is a key focus area — has been the fastest growing for HP and provided 16 per cent revenue growth last year.

In Q1 of FY2019 it registered 8 per cent growth year-on-year, said Ng in the course of the HP Reinvent 2019 conference, the company’s largest global partner event.

One reason for that is — India – and also the Asia Pacific region — tick marks on demographics trends which provide clear wins for HP: rapid urbanisation and more millennials are joining the work force.

While HP is very positive on India and recognises its potential, there are no plans yet for setting up a manufacturing base in India. Ng said it already has a manufacturing base in China apart from others in Vietnam, Thailand and Japan.

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HP. (IANS)

“There is an existing ecosystem in China and we don’t have plans for setting up a manufacturing base in India, he said.

One focus area is the 3D printer, which offers HP great opportunity. Construction and automotive sectors are the focus areas here. Meanwhile, an MoU has been signed with the Andhra Pradesh government.

“To be successful in India demands that we understand it,” he said.

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HP is also pushing gaming in a big way. However, this has not led to any thinking for manufacturing mobile phones in India, despite the high number of gamers in the country spurred by affordable android phones and cheap data.

“Our strength is the PC business and we offer a whole family of products in that space,” Ng said. (IANS)