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Samsung’s latest bid for mobile supremacy

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In the war to deliver the world’s most successful mobile, there are two brands that have gained a reputation for impressive innovation and stylish design. And whilst Apple’s much-anticipated iPhone 7 looks like it won’t be released until at least September, Samsung look to be delivering us the most impressive mobile device yet with their brand new Galaxy S7.

The mobile was finally unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where the world’s top tech companies revealed their latest products in this hugely-competitive market. And with just days until the Samsung device becomes available in our shops, here’s a look at the way that it can aid productivity and even provide a great casino game-playing experience.

On basic physical appearances, the Samsung Galaxy S7 bears many similarities to its predecessor and features both a standard model, and the ‘Edge’ variant with its famous ‘wrap-around’ screen. But it’s what lurks within the sleek metal and glass chassis that has excited most tech fans.

As well as the much larger 3600mAh battery that can facilitate many hours of entertainment such as watching online TV series and casino gaming, the Galaxy S7 features a powerful processor that utilises an Octa-core with Samsung Exynos chip, or a quad-core with Snapdragon 820 depending on the user’s region.

samsung11Such features will benefit the Edge device which features a massive 5.94 inch screen that will seek to cater to the rising wave of gamers who use mobile tech to explore the new graphical capacities of modern gaming.

Action games such as Modern Combat 5 will look great on the big screen, and one of Lucky Nugget’s new releases such as their online slots games that allow for an immersive recreation of these famous casino games will also benefit greatly from the improved graphical facilities. The casino games also feature a handy ‘instant-play’ feature that means that you won’t clog up your phone with unnecessary software, and can just get straight on with the great Flash-based gaming fun.

Other features that could benefit the online gaming experience include a special water-cooling system that is able to keep the processors cooled during a particularly arduous online casino session.

The ability to game on the go has also benefitted from Samsung’s innovative features such as wireless charging and a Game Launcher system. And with the device being able to stand being submerged for up to 30 minutes in one metre of water, it’s further proof of just how resilient our mobile devices have become.

A smartphone’s camera is another pivotal feature, and the S7 looks to have this covered through the 12-megapixel camera that boasts new auto-focus technology and special adaptions for low-light environments.

And with a range of further exciting features such as an always-on screen, and three attractive colours to choose from, it looks like whether we’re playing online casino games or taking a selfie, our mobile futures have become a little brighter thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S7.

 

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The year Chinese smartphone players dominated Indian market

India this year surpassed the US to become the second-largest smartphone market in the world after China.

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There are nearly 650 million mobile phone users in India — and over 300 million of them have a smartphone. For these users, Chinese players became the first choice this year as they launched devices with compelling features, thus dominating the budget and mid-range price segment in the country.
Chinese vendors captured 49 per cent of the Indian mobile phone handset market in the first quarter of 2017 — with a 180 per cent (year-on-year) revenue growth — threatening to wipe out domestic players from the overall handset segment.
Among the top Chinese brands, Xiaomi witnessed the biggest growth this year.
With a market share of 23.5 per cent and having shipped 9.2 million smartphones in the third quarter this year, Xiaomi became the fastest-growing smartphone brand with a growth rate of nearly 300 per cent (year-on-year) in the third quarter this year.
According to IDC, Samsung had 23.5 per cent market share in India, similar to Xiaomi, the Lenovo-Motorola combine was at 9 per cent, Vivo at 8.5 per cent and OPPO at 7.9 per cent.
For Xiaomi, its Redmi Note 4 device that was launched in January at Rs 9,999 for the base model (2GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage) proved to be a game-changer and its best-selling smartphone too. The company shipped approximately four million units of the device in this quarter, said IDC.
Chinese brands like Huawei (which sells its youth-centric sub-brand Honor in India), Vivo, Motorola (a Lenovo brand) and OPPO’s performance remained strong and contributed to more than half of the total smartphone shipments in the country.
Aiming to push its position up in the highly competitive Indian market, Honor launched flagship products at “unbeatable prices”, like the highly-successful Honor 8 Pro (Rs 29,999) and Honor 7X (starting at Rs 12,999).
Only one-fourth of India's population uses smartphones, thus making the country an attractive destination
Only one-fourth of India’s population uses smartphones, thus making the country an attractive destination
 Vivo and OPPO’s aggressive marketing spends also paid them hefty dividends. With smartphone growth nearing saturation in metros, Chinese players were also busy building their base in tier II and III cities.
When it comes to manufacturing in India, Xiaomi announced its third plant in the country based out of Noida and the first facility for power banks in partnership with Hipad Technology.
Spread across 230,000 square feet, the Noida unit is a dedicated facility for Xiaomi power banks where the Mi Power Bank 2i will be assembled. The company already has two smartphone manufacturing plants in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, where more than 95 per cent of its smartphones sold in India are assembled locally.
Meanwhile, South Korean giant Samsung also announced that it would invest Rs 4,915 crore in expanding its Noida manufacturing plant to double the production capacity of both mobile phones and consumer electronics.
The Foreign Investment Promotion Board approved OPPO’s request to open single-brand retail stores in the country. With this decision, OPPO became the first smartphone company to get this opportunity in India.
The Chinese players also handled the post-demonetisation ripples well with high decibel marketing, increased credit line to distributors and efficient channel management.
Global vendors, led by Samsung, were able to withstand the aggressive Chinese players post-demonetisation owing to their good distributor coverage and penetration in the Indian market.
Aiming to gain a further foothold in the offline smartphone market, Xiaomi opened its first “Mi Home” store in Bengaluru in May and plans to add 100 such stores in the next two years.
Similarly, Lenovo-owned Motorola opened six “Moto Hubs” in Delhi-NCR and Mumbai and plans to open 50 more by the end of this year.
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor announced opening four more exclusive service centres in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Guwahati. Its service centres are already operating in 17 cities.
India this year surpassed the US to become the second-largest smartphone market in the world after China. Yet, according to Counterpoint Research, only one-fourth of India’s population uses smartphones, thus making the country an attractive destination for Chinese players in the mobile ecosystem. IANS