Reliance Jio Phone has reached new heights in the fourth quarter of 2017, Jio owns 27% of the market share and stands out to be the market leader, whereas Samsung stands second with a market share of 14%.
“Jio Phone was major growth driver for the 4Q 2017. Its shipments grew more than five-fold. This new trend led to surge in market share of feature phones. With locally-manufactured Jio Phones hitting the market in coming quarters, the vendor is expected to better its performance,”
Narinder Kumar, analyst at CMR-Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), said in a statement.
Though 30 million devices have been shipped, the smartphone market has recorded a total of 19 percent sequential decline in 4Q. Talking about the smartphones, Xiaomi takes a lead and stands out to be the leader with 25 percent of market share, and Samsung stands second here with 23 percent market share.
“We are expecting to witness a revival in the online strategy of Samsung along with an enhanced focus on enterprise business in 2018,” Kumar said.
According to CMR’s “India Monthly Mobile Handset Market Review” report, mobile handset vendors shipped 88 million mobile handset units in the fourth quarter of 2017.
All in all, together all the mobile vendors have shipped 287 million devices.
“Traditionally, December is a lean period. However, the 4Q 2017 bucked this trend. From the throes of demonetization at the beginning of 2017, the India mobile handset market touched a new historic high in 4Q 2017,” said Prabhu Ram, Head-IIG-CMR.
In the Q4 of 2017, the 4G handsets took a boom and the market grew by a whopping 19 percent.
Mi Max 3 to come in July, says Xioami CEO Lei Jun
Xiaomi has scheduled a launch event on May 31st, and we are all excited for this launch event. Though there are many speculations all around, there is no official confirmation from the company yet regarding these speculations. According to the latest leaks, we are expecting Xiaomi to launch Mi 7, Mi Band 3, Mi Max 3, and also the 8th Anniversary Mi 8, not just this but there is also one more special device which has been confirmed by the CEO, the all new Mi Max 3.
A fan has recently asked a question via Weibo to which the CEO Lei Jun has responded. He said, “Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is estimated to be released in July and is not ready yet. If so urgent, consider millet Max2″. So according to this, we can expect the Mi Max 3 to be launched by the end of this month. Mi Max 3 had many leaks such as, a 5,500 mAh battery with 3.0 fast charging technology, and it is also rumored to come with a 6.99 inch FHD resolution along with the 18:9 aspect ratio.
This device is powered by the Snapdragon 635 processor and would be available in two different variants, 3/64GB and 4/128GB. There are also chances that company might launch another variant of this device which will be powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor and 4GB of RAM. We are expecting more leaks of the Mi Max 3 in the near future.
Nokia sends invites for May 29 launch event in Russia
HMD Global has send media invites for an upcoming Nokia launch event for “new phones” in Russia. The poster reads “Dear friends, we invite you to worldwide premiere for new Nokia phones”. It mentions the date as May 29 but it the venue has been blurred out. The poster didn’t reveal the name or even hint to the smartphones that will be launched.
The event will be attended by the top management of HMD Global like CEO, CMO and CPO which revels the launch will be a pretty big ones. Also another important point that most of the 2018 Nokia smartphones are already available in Russia, including Nokia 8110 4G, Nokia 3310 4G, Nokia 1, Nokia 6 2018 and Nokia 7 Plus except the Nokia 8 Sirocco and the Nokia 8110 4G. Which means this year’s Nokia 2, 3 and 4 might be launched. HMD Global’s CEO Pekka Rentala already confirmed the existence of Nokia 2, 3 and 5 successors.
Three unknown Nokia smartphones with model number TA-1075, TA-1105 and Ta-1116 were spotted in Russian certification. The certification didn’t reveal any specs so its too early to comment about its segment. Also there was reports that Nokia 3 2018 is getting launched soon. We expect it to run a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset this time instead of a MediaTek one. We will know soon on May 29 at 7 PM.
Xiaomi’s Future Product Lineup Leaked. Mi 7 Lite, Mi S1, Mi Mix 3s, Redmi Note 6, etc in the list!
Valuations are often overrated but not revenue. No company in China has ever achieved $1bn in annual revenue quicker than the smartphone maker Xiaomi, following the launch of it’s first smartphone back in 2011.
Xiaomi fondly dubbed as the “Chinese Apple” by Chinese media is eyeing a giant IPO with a valuation of over $8 billion, but that hasn’t stopped the Chinese OEM from working on new smartphones. Less than six months into 2018, Xiaomi has already come out with Redmi S2, Xiaomi 6x, Mi A6 to name a few.
Early morning today, a list of the upcoming Xiaomi products surfaced online. The list was spotted on Eurasian Economic Commison and reveals a bunch of unreleased phones under the Redmi and Mi series. To add to it, the list also includes the Mi MIX 2s and Redmi S2 which were released earlier this month.
What’s interesting here is that the Mi Mix 2s might actually have a successor likely to be named as Mi Mix 3s, which makes us wonder whether there’ll be a Mi Mix 3.
The Redmi series too will get some new members. In addition to the already mentioned devices, Xiaomi is expected to come with the Redmi A1 and Redmi A2 as successor to previous models. Other than that there’s Redmi Note 6, Redmi Note 6A, Redmi Note 6a Prime, Redmi Note 6 Prime, Redmi 6 Plus, and Redmi 6a Plus which will replace the current lineup of Redmi smartphones.
The listing is valid upto 31 December, 2023 which means some of the devices might not even launch this year.
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