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Chinese Smartphone Brand Xiaomi Trolls Huawei’s New P30 Series on Facebook

Recently, the company had stated that the camera of its Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone was better than the iPhone X line-up and OnePlus 6T

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After trolling Apple and Samsung on their smartphone launches on social media, Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi recently poked fun at its competitor Huawei.

Huawei on Tuesday launched its next generation of flagship smartphones — P30 and P30 Pro.

Throwing shade at Huawei, Xiaomi shared on Facebook a screenshot from the live-stream of Huawei’s launch event held in Paris.

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“Is this really necessary?” Xiaomi captioned the screenshot that showed Huawei highlighting the prices of their latest smartphones.

While Xiaomi priced Mi9 at 499 euros, Huawei launched P30 for 799 euros.

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Comparing Mi9 with Huawei P30, Xiaomi wrote: “We really believe in giving you amazing products at #HonestPrices. Do you think a flagship smartphone should cost you a fortune? #Mi9.”

Recently, the company had stated that the camera of its Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone was better than the iPhone X line-up and OnePlus 6T. (IANS)

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Political ad Spend on Facebook Picks up in April

The 2019 Lok Sabha election is being held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19

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FILE - The Facebook app icon is shown on an iPhone in New York. VOA

Political parties and their affiliates ramped up spending on social media ads ahead of the third phase of Lok Sabha elections, scheduled for Tuesday, show data released by Facebook Ad Library.

Indians spent around Rs 7 crore for running political ads on Facebook and Instagram in the first 20 days of April, while the amount spent on these platforms in February-March was about Rs 10 crore.

Facebook’s Ad Library, a searchable database, includes ads related to politics and issues of national importance run on Facebook or Instagram.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its affiliates continue to lead the ad spending on Facebook. The official BJP page took the top spot in the list of spenders on social media platforms. Of the Rs 1.3 crore that it spent on Facebook, Rs 44.32 lakh was spent during the week ending April 20.

The official Congress page on Facebook spent Rs 56.69 lakh during February-April 20.

However, supporters and affiliates of political parties account for most of the spending on the social media platforms.

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FILE – An Indian man surfs a Facebook page at an Internet cafe in New Delhi, India, Feb. 9, 2016. VOA

For example, the pro-BJP pages — Bharat Ke Mann Ki Baat (Rs 2.23 core), My First Vote For Modi (Rs 1.08 crore) and Nation with NaMo (Rs 1.20 crore) among others — spent much more than the Congress.

Similarly, the pro-Congress page “Bande Mein Hai Dum” spent Rs 2.59 lakh for drumming up support for the grand old party on Facebook and the Indian Youth Congress spent Rs 6.52 lakh on the social media platform.

Among the regional parties, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the YSR Congress and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) lead the spending table on Facebook.

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On Twitter, the accounts spending over $100 during the past week belonged to BJP MLA from Mandawa Narendra Kumar, Mumbai Congress unit chief Milind Deora, Congress leader and former Union Minister Subodh Kant Sahai, BJD President Naveen Patnaik and the TN Youth Party.

The 2019 Lok Sabha election is being held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. (IANS)