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Panasonic Refreshes its Eluga Series in India

Connectivity options include dual SIM slots (non-hybrid), direct Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

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Panasonic. IANS

Smartphone maker Panasonic on Tuesday refreshed its Eluga series in India with the Eluga Ray 800 for Rs 9,999.

The device is powered by an 1.8GHz Octa core processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory which is expandable up to 128GB.

“The Eluga Ray 800 bundles a number of exciting features such as stylish looks, extended battery life and AI Arbo Hub – our one stop app to make life easier at an extremely affordable price,” Panasonic India Business Head-Mobility Division Pankaj Rana said in a statement.

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Panasonic also launches mobile computing devices in India. Flickr

A big 4000mAh battery powers the phone that has a 5.5-inch full HD display with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass on top.

The smartphone sports a 13MP Auto Focus (AF) rear camera and an 8MP front camera with flash.

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The device runs on Android 7.0 operating system (OS) and supports features such as the multi-window function.

Connectivity options include dual SIM slots (non-hybrid), direct Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. (IANS)

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Sony Mobile Exit India Market Owing to Hyper- Competition

Sony Mobile would continue to monitor the market situations and business feasibility in the country

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the pressure from Chinese brands and Samsung in the major price segment resulted in continuous decline of sales for Sony. Pixabay

Facing stiff competition from Chinese and South Korean players, Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation has announced to quit the Indian smartphone market.

Sony had less that 0.01 per cent of the total Indian smartphone market share in the first quarter of 2019, according to Counterpoint Research.

Sony Mobile, however, said that it would continue to monitor the market situations and business feasibility in the country.

“Our focus markets are Japan, Europe, Hong Kong and Taiwan to drive profitability and future prospects in the 5G era,” Sony Mobile said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Sony Corporation has announced to quit the Indian smartphone market. Pixabay

“We have ceased sales in Central and South America, the Middle East, South Asia, Oceania, etc. in FY 18,” it added.

The company assured that it would continue its customer support operations including after sales support and software updates for existing customers in India.

The India smartphone market is currently dominated by Chinese players like Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo and OnePlus among others, besides South Korean tech giant Samsung.

According to Shobhit Srivastava, Research Analyst, Mobile Devices and Ecosystems, Counterpoint Research, the pressure from Chinese brands and Samsung in the major price segment resulted in continuous decline of sales for Sony.

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“With declining sales in India and other markets, Sony took the right decision to focus on the high ASP (average selling price) markets such as Japan,” Srivastava told IANS.

Sony India in July last year brought its flagship “Xperia XZ2” smartphone for Rs 72,990 to India that turned out to be its last launch.

“In a cut-throat market like India where Chinese smartphone brands rule the roost with industry-leading specs and having over 60 per cent market share, it’s tough for other brands to garner a meaningful revenue share. Sony has had a very miniscule market share in India,” Prabhu Ram, Head, Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CMR, told IANS.

For Sony, the performance of its mobile business has lacked the sheen, and has been a clear outlier compared to its other divisions.

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Sony had less that 0.01 per cent of the total Indian smartphone market share in the first quarter of 2019. Wikimedia Commons

“It makes sense for it to cut its losses and refocus on other verticals,” Ram added. (IANS)