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OnePlus to Roll out New Update With ‘Google Lens’ Features in Camera App

OnePlus 5 and 5T users could also expect to get the "Google lens" via an over-the-air (OTA) update soon, the company informed

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Launched during its I/O conference last year, "Google Lens" is an image recognition mobile app to bring up relevant information using visual analysis. Pixabay

China-based smartphone manufacturer OnePlus on Tuesday said it has started rolling out the next software update that comes with support for “Google Lens” functionality on OnePlus 6’s native camera app.

The update in its exclusive Android based operating system (OS ) OxygenOS 5.1.9 also introduces significant camera improvements, the company said in a statement.

Launched during its I/O conference last year, “Google Lens” is an image recognition mobile app to bring up relevant information using visual analysis.

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The update in its exclusive Android based operating system (OS ) OxygenOS 5.1.9 also introduces significant camera improvements. (IANS)

OnePlus 5 and 5T users could also expect to get the “Google lens” via an over-the-air (OTA) update soon, the company informed.

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“With the integration of ‘Google Lens’, users can use the camera to scan QR codes and use the image recognition tool to get more information about things like books, buildings, and works of art, by simply tapping on it,” the statement added.

Launched in May, “OnePlus 6” retains a 16MP front camera and a dual 16MP + 20MP primary camera set-up. (IANS)

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Samsung, OnePlus Best Selling Premium Smartphones Of 2018

The top three brands -- OnePlus, Samsung and Apple -- contributed to 92 per cent of the overall premium market in Q4 2018.

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OnePlus best-selling, Samsung led premium segment in 2018.Flickr

Samsung led the premium smartphone segment in India in 2018 with a 34 per cent share, followed closely by OnePlus at 33 per cent which was the best-selling device of the year, Counterpoint Research said on Wednesday.

At third position, Apple had 23 per cent market share as the overall premium smartphone segment grew by 8 per cent (year-on-year) for the full year and 16 per cent (YoY) for Q4 2018.

OnePlus recorded its highest-ever shipments in a single quarter (Q4), capturing 36 per cent market share to lead the premium smartphone segment for three successive quarters.

“OnePlus 6 was the best selling premium model throughout 2018 in terms of shipment as well as in retail value. OnePlus 6T was positioned at second place followed by Samsung S9 Plus,” said Karn Chauhan, Research Analyst at Counterpoint.

 

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Arvin Baalu, vice president of product management at Harman International, talks about the Samsung Digital Cockpit during a Samsung news conference at the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 7, 2019. VOA

According to Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India, it has emerged as the best-selling premium smartphone brand owing to the focus on sharing the best technology with its consumers.

“Last year, we expanded in the offline segment through our ‘Experience Stores’ and through partners such as Croma and Reliance Digital in order to create more touch points for customers to engage with the brand,” Agarwal told IANS.

Samsung captured 26 per cent share of the premium segment and its shipments grew 72 per cent (YoY) in Q4 2018.

“The newly-launched Galaxy A9, the world’s first quad rear camera phone, in Rs 30,000-40,000 price segment attributed towards Samsung’s growth, which is in direct competition with OnePlus,” said the report.

 

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Smartphone by OnePlus. Flickr

Apple’s premium segment shipments declined 25 per cent (YoY) in Q4 2018 mainly due to extreme high premium-commanding pricing for iPhones as Apple continues to choose to pay 20 per cent import duty on new imported iPhones instead of manufacturing in India.

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“As a result, we believe Apple to start manufacturing locally for latest iPhones in 2019 and beyond to potentially lower the current higher iPhone pricing,” said Chauhan.

The top three brands — OnePlus, Samsung and Apple — contributed to 92 per cent of the overall premium market in Q4 2018. (IANS)