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Vivo Unveils New smartphone “S1 Pro” in India

In terms of specifications, the smartphone features a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED full HD+ display

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The connectivity features in Vivo Smartphone are standard includes 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, and more. IANS

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo on Friday launched it’s first smartphone of the calendar year ‘Vivo S1Pro’ for Rs 19,990 in India.

The smartphone will go on a sale starting January 4, across all offline as well as online channels such as Vivo India e-store and leading e-commerce platforms – Amazon.in, Flipkart, and all other major ecommerce websites.

The device will be available in three colour options – Mystic Black, Jazzy Blue and Dreamy White.

“The new S1Pro is another such innovation sporting a diamond-shaped rear camera panel which is a first-in-the-industry. Vivo S1Pro is our second addition to the style focused S-series which was introduced last year for the offline buyers. With industry leading camera features and trendsetting looks, this device is bound to grab the attention of today’s youth,” Nipun Marya, Director Brand Strategy, Vivo India said in a statement.

In terms of specifications, the smartphone features a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED full HD+ display.

Under the hood, the device has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, which is aided by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage.

In terms of optics, the phone has a 48MP primary camera, which is accompanied by an 8MP secondary snapper and a couple of 2MP lenses on the back. There is also a 32MP selfie camera.

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo on Friday launched it’s first smartphone of the calendar year ‘Vivo S1Pro’ for Rs 19,990 in India. IANS

The device houses a 4,500mAh battery with 18W Dual-Engine fast charging support and boots Funtouch OS 9.2 that’s based on Android 9.0 Pie.

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The connectivity features are standard includes 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, and more. (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)