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Panasonic Brings 2 Flagship Smartphones with AI-capabilities to India

Both the devices are backed by a 3,000mAh battery

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Panasonic. IANS

Japanese electronic company Panasonic on Thursday launched its flagship Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered smartphones — the Eluga X1 and X1 Pro — in India for Rs 22,990 and Rs 26,990, respectively.

The flagship smartphones come with 6.18-inch FHD+ notched display in a stainless steel body with a 2.5D curved design.

The devices are equipeed with “Infra-Red Face Unlock”, which uses infrared sensors in the camera, thus allowing consumers to unlock the devices even in low-light conditions.

Eluga X1 and X1 Pro sport AI powered 16MP front and 16MP+5MP dual rear cameras with scene recognition technology and multiple modes such as the face beauty mode, bokeh effect, live photos, time lapse, professional mode and group selfie mode.

Eluga X1 Pro also offers wireless charging technology.

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Panasonic. (IANS)

“Panasonic is committed to offering technological products that help elevate the overall user experience. Our AI-enabled smartphones are one of the recent examples where we have integrated the latest technology to further simplify tasks and help take smarter decisions,” Manish Sharma, President and CEO Panasonic India and South Asia, Vice President Appliance Company, Panasonic Corporation, said in a statement.

Eluga X1 Pro comes with 6GB RAM +128GB storage which is expandable up to 256GB while Eluga X1 comes with 4GB RAM+64GB ROM expandable up to 128GB.

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Both the devices are backed by a 3,000mAh battery.

“Amid a highly-crowded smartphone market, our strategy is to offer a robust device with seamless performance while ensuring users’ privacy,” added Pankaj Rana, Business Head-Mobility Division, Panasonic India. (IANS)

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India Becomes the Second Largest Smartphone Market After China: Report

India surpasses US to become 2nd largest smartphone market

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The Indian smartphone market surpassed the US for the first time on an annual level. Pixabay

New Delhi: Riding on Chinese brands, the India smartphone market surpassed the US for the first time on an annual level and this is the latest science and technology news, becoming the second-largest smartphone market after China globally — reaching 158 million shipments in the calender year 2019 with 7 per cent (YoY) growth, a report from Counterpoint Research said on Friday.

While Xiaomi continued to be the top player with 28 per cent market share in the calendar year 2019, Samsung was second with 21 per cent and Vivo at 16 per cent market share, said Counterpoint’s ‘Market Monitor’ service.

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India has now become the second-largest smartphone market after China globally. Pixabay

“Although the rate of growth for smartphone market hit single digit for the first time ever on an annual basis, India is underpenetrated relative to many other markets with 4G penetration in terms of subscribers being around 55 per cent,” said Tarun Pathak, Associate Director, Counterpoint.

“Chinese brands share hit a record 72 per cent for the year 2019 as compared to 60 per cent share a year ago.

“This year, we have seen all major Chinese players expanding their footprint in offline and online channels to gain market share. For instance, Xiaomi, realme, and OnePlus have increased their offline points of sale while brands like Vivo have expanded their online reach with Z and U series,” said Anshika Jain, Research Analyst at Counterpoint.

Over the past four years, Xiaomi, Vivo, and OnePlus have grown 15 times, 24 times and 18 per cent, respectively.

“This highlights that OEMs are mature enough to capture next wave of growth and expand their operations in India,” Jain added.

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Although the rate of growth for smartphone market hit single digit for the first time ever on an annual basis, India is underpenetrated relative to many other markets with 4G penetration in terms of subscribers being around 55 per cent. Pixabay

Samsung shipments remained almost flat (YoY) while it has shown a 5 per cent (YoY) decline in 2019.

“This is for the first time Samsung transitioned to a completely new portfolio targeting different channels (offline with A series and online with M series). However, it needs to double down its efforts to keep the momentum going,” the report noted.

While the smartphone market registered YoY growth, the feature phone market witnessed a steep decline of nearly 42 per cent YoY in 2019 and 38 per cent (YoY) in Q4 2019.

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“This is due to slowdown in the new shipments from Reliance Jio. However, the players such as itel, Lava, Nokia and Micromax registered positive annual
growth despite the overall segment declined showing the untapped potential of the market,” said the report.

In fact, itel emerged as the number one feature phone brand in Q4 2019, followed by Samsung and Lava. (IANS)