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Honor Sold Over 6 mn ‘8X’ Smartphones Globally

"Honor 8X" also became one of the highest selling phones in Germany, France, the Middle East, North America and South Asia, the company added

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Chinese smartphone maker Huawei’s online focused sub-brand Honor on Friday announced that it sold over 6 million units of the recently launched “Honor 8X” globally, becoming the top “Singles Day” performer in terms of sales volume and revenue under the smartphone category.

In India, over 1 million units of Honor products were sold during the Diwali festive period, with “Honor 9N” and “Honor 8X” being the most popular products on Flipkart’s Big Billion Days and Amazon India respectively on the first selling day, the company said.

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Honor. IANS

“As a thanksgiving for our Indian consumers, we would like to announce that unlike other smartphone brands, Honor will not increase the price of its smartphones this year,” said P. Sanjeev, Vice President, Sales, Consumer Business Group, Huawei.

“Honor 8X” also became one of the highest selling phones in Germany, France, the Middle East, North America and South Asia, the company added.

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“Honor 8X”, launched in October in India, comes in three variants — 4GB+64GB, 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB, priced at Rs 14,999, Rs 16,999 and Rs 18,999 respectively. (IANS)

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800 Mn Smartphone Users In India By 2020: CISCO Study

The report added that India will be a major driver of this with the total number of Internet users reaching 840 million

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India currently has over 400 million smartphone users and over 700 million feature phone users. Image: Pixabay

The number of smartphone users is expected to double to 829 million by 2022 from 404.1 million in 2017, projects a new Cisco report.

This proliferation of smart devices will propel India’s per capita data consumption to nearly 14 gigabytes (GB) by 2022 from 2.4 GB in 2017, according to Cisco’s latest “Visual Networking Index (VNI)” report.

“By 2022, the smartphone data consumption will increase by five time in India — which proves the dominance of smartphones as the communications hub for social media, video consumption, communications, and business applications, as well as traditional voice,” Sanjay Kaul, President, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Service Provider Business, Cisco, said in a statement on Monday.

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By 2022, smartphones will account for 44 per cent of total Internet traffic, up from 18 per cent in 2017.. Flickr

The Internet is made up of thousands of public and private networks around the world. And since it came to life in 1984, more than 4.7 zettabytes of IP traffic have flowed across it.

One zettabyte is approximately equal to a thousand exabytes, a billion terabytes, or a trillion gigabytes.

In India alone, IP networks carried 108 petabytes of data per day in 2017 and are expected to reach 646 petabytes per day by 2022.

This is primarily driven by the growth in the number of smartphone users, said the report.

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Twitter on a smartphone device. Pixabay

By 2022, smartphones will account for 44 per cent of total Internet traffic, up from 18 per cent in 2017.

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In 2018, PCs accounted for 41 percent of total IP traffic, but by 2022 PCs will account for only 19 per cent of IP traffic, the research showed.

Saying that more traffic will be created in 2022 than in the 32 years since the Internet started, the report added that India will be a major driver of this with the total number of Internet users reaching 840 million (60 per cent of the population) by 2022 from 357 million (27 per cent of the population) in 2017. (IANS)