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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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Over 6 mn '8X' smartphones sold globally: Honor. Flcikr

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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Almost One-Third of Smartphones Sold in Previous Year Globally Had Security Embedded in Hardware: Tech Report

The secure element is a coprocessor within the SoC which assures tamper-resistance and is capable of securely hosting applications

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Smartphone users are increasingly storing personal and professional data including digital banking, payment and financial information on smartphones. Pixabay

One-Third of global smartphones sold in 2019 had security embedded in the hardware and the sales of such smartphones grew 39 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in 2019, according to the latest report from Counterpoint Research.

Apple and Huawei implement embedded hardware security through a secure element (eSE/inSE) while Samsung uses a physically unclonable function (PUF).

Smartphone users are increasingly storing personal and professional data including digital banking, payment and financial information on smartphones.

“This attracts cyber attacks with victims losing real assets, such as money, personal data and loss of privacy. Securing smartphones should be a high priority for the smartphone industry,” Satyajit Sinha, Research Analyst, Counterpoint, said in a statement.

According to Counterpoint’s IoT Security Service, systems based on a secure element accounted for 89 per cent of shipments, while those with a PUF represented 10 per cent of secure smartphone sales in 2019.

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One-Third of global smartphones sold in 2019 had security embedded in the hardware and the sales of such smartphones grew 39 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in 2019, according to the latest report from Counterpoint Research. Pixabay

“The secure element is a coprocessor within the SoC which assures tamper-resistance and is capable of securely hosting applications. From the iPhone 5s onwards, Apple has been embedding a secure enclave (eSE) provided by the Global Platform.

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“Huawei also implemented an integrated secure element (inSE) on its SoCs, the HiSilicon Kirin 960, 970, 980, 990 and 710. Qualcomm has adopted the secure element as a secure processing unit (SPU) in the Snapdragon 845, 855 and 855+ which enables brands like Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, LG, Sony, Samsung and Google to implement hardware embedded security in its premium smartphones,” Neil Shah, Counterpoint Research Vice President, noted. (IANS)