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Samsung Launches Flagship Galaxy S10 Series in India

The Galaxy S10 will come with a new and improved version of 'Make for India' Bixby Vision

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DJ Koh, president and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications, holds up the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event, Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. VOA

Samsung on Wednesday launched its 10th anniversary Galaxy S series — the Galaxy S10+, S10 and S10e — in India after unveiling the trio at an event in San Francisco last month.

The smartphones bring the company’s new “Infinity-O” screen which is a tiny cut-out for the camera hole on top of the display. That means users don’t have any sort of “notch” as you see on iPhones.

“Pre-bookings for the Galaxy S10 are twice as much as S9. S10 brings the world’s first ‘Infinity O’ screen on AMOLED,” Mohandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India, told reporters here.

Galaxy S10+ would be available in 1TB, 512GB and 128GB storage variants for Rs 1,17,900, Rs 91,900 and Rs 73,900, respectively.

Galaxy S10’s 512GB variant is priced at Rs 84,900 whereas the 128GB variant will cost Rs 66,900. Galaxy S10e comes with only 128GB storage variant for Rs 55,900.

The three smartphones, being manufactured in India, would be available across select retail stores and online platforms, starting March 8.

New additions to the series include a Wireless PowerShare and in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner (only on Galaxy S10+ and S10).

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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

“Leveraging a decade of industry leadership, the Galaxy S10 line is built on our legacy of unparalleled innovation to deliver an exceptional user experience to consumers,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.

The 5.8-inch Galaxy S10e, 6.1-inch Galaxy S10 and 6.4-inch Galaxy S10+ feature the world’s first “Dynamic AMOLED” display.

Galaxy S10 supports HDR10+ content and delivers vivid digital content and dynamic tone mapping. Embedded directly beneath the screen is the in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner that reads the 3D contours of a physical thumbprint, for improved anti-spoofing, allowing the phone to be unlocked securely and intuitively.

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Galaxy S10 and S10+ feature a triple camera module design. The main camera module has a 12 MP sensor and a dual-aperture lens that varies between an f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture.

The secondary camera is a 12 MP 2x telephoto lens, with an f/2.4 lens. The devices come with an ultra-wide-angle 16 MP lens and a 123-degree Field of View (FoV).

The Galaxy S10 will come with a new and improved version of ‘Make for India’ Bixby Vision. (IANS)

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HP Considering India as a Key Focus Area

India is key focus area, 3D printers next big thing

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HP unveils 65-inch gaming display with soundbar at CES 2019. Flickr

India is a very attractive market with high brand recognition for a computer hardware producer like HP, said HP Inc’s President for Asia Pacific and Japan, Tian Chong Ng.

The Asia Pacific region — in which India is a key focus area — has been the fastest growing for HP and provided 16 per cent revenue growth last year.

In Q1 of FY2019 it registered 8 per cent growth year-on-year, said Ng in the course of the HP Reinvent 2019 conference, the company’s largest global partner event.

One reason for that is — India – and also the Asia Pacific region — tick marks on demographics trends which provide clear wins for HP: rapid urbanisation and more millennials are joining the work force.

While HP is very positive on India and recognises its potential, there are no plans yet for setting up a manufacturing base in India. Ng said it already has a manufacturing base in China apart from others in Vietnam, Thailand and Japan.

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HP. (IANS)

“There is an existing ecosystem in China and we don’t have plans for setting up a manufacturing base in India, he said.

One focus area is the 3D printer, which offers HP great opportunity. Construction and automotive sectors are the focus areas here. Meanwhile, an MoU has been signed with the Andhra Pradesh government.

“To be successful in India demands that we understand it,” he said.

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HP is also pushing gaming in a big way. However, this has not led to any thinking for manufacturing mobile phones in India, despite the high number of gamers in the country spurred by affordable android phones and cheap data.

“Our strength is the PC business and we offer a whole family of products in that space,” Ng said. (IANS)