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Realme is now an Independent brand! Oppo Global VP resigns & Joins them as CEO.

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Earlier, the Realme was introduced as a sub-brand of the Chinese giant OPPO, similar to what Huawei did with Honor. The Realme 1 is the first and the only phone launched under this brand name. Today, Realme has just announced that they’ll be proceeding as an independent brand from now onwards, leaving OPPO behind.

The announcement comes via the official social media handles of Realme, where they have stated that Mr Sky Li- the former Vice President and current head of overseas business of OPPO has officially resigned from the company and founded a new independent technology brand Realme. Li, who also served as country head in OPPO India earlier, will now be leading the Realme as its CEO.

Take a look at the official Twitter post:

You can also read the full letter from Sky Li about this here.

This is similar to what Peter Lau did when he left OPPO and registered OnePlus. In a word, BBK Electronics- the parent company of OPPO, Vivo and OnePlus has now acknowledged Realme as a new smartphone vendor.

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In his letter to the employees, Li introduces Realme as a new brand and states that the idea of creating a separate brand was born at the end of 2017. Further, he said that he has been in charge of OPPO’s global overseas market during the last few years, leading OPPO to grow from three markets to 31 markets now. The overwhelming response and trust from the young generation is the reason behind this crucial step.

As of now, Realme is concentrating on entry-level to budget smartphones by targeting the price range of Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000. The Counterpoint research reveals that brand has gained over 1% share in the second quarter with just one month’s sales in India.

The brand is limited to the online market and is adopting “India-first approach” i.e. all the new devices will be first introduced in India before any other region. Though there is tough competition from brands like Xiaomi, Honor and Asus, it will be interesting to see if Realme turns out to be the OnePlus of budget segment. Stay tuned for more information.

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Sony Mobile to Pull out from India, Australia, Canada, South America, Mexico, Africa, and the Middle East!

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When it comes to innovations, Sony Mobile has been in the forefront of the news for quiet a long time. In fact, we must thank the Japanese technology giant for helping to shape several devices into what it is today. However, despite the success in technology, Sony Mobile has been falling back in one crucial region, Sales.

Despite having success in the mobile business a few years ago, Sony has fell back terribly in terms of sales recently. Now Sony corporation has decided to stop their mobile business in countries like India, Australia, Canada, South America, Mexico, Africa, and the Middle East.

The new move comes as a step to prevent further loss to the company in their mobile business. Sony will be concentrating their mobile business on Japan, Europe, Taiwan, and Hong Kong markets where they still have a name of their own. Recently, the Xperia mobile division of Sony corporation, which was a separate entity, has been collapsed into new division called Electronics Products and Solutions, alongside TV, audio, and camera product lines.

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While they were the first to introduce several features when the android boom took place, the slow adoption of industry trends and the lack of innovations after the successful beginning made them to lose the majority of their market share. Precisely speaking, their market share was reduced to less than 1% by 2018, according to Counterpoint Research.

Sony has said that their aim is to cut operational costs by 50% through this strategic move and thereby concentrate on smaller markets. Through this move Sony is planning to drive it’s mobile division to profits by the first financial year of 2020. But it is unclear why Sony has decided to pull out of these countries, where Sony has made a reputation for their quality, instead of releasing new smartphones at better prices.

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Huawei’s Android Ban will not Affect Existing Users, Android Confirms!

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Huawei is in a huge turmoil and latest developments indicates that the chinese tech giant will be facing a harsh season ahead. Huawei is one of the most valued smartphone company in the world, with second place in worldwide smartphone sales.

Apart from this Huawei is also a forerunner in manufacturing telecom servers and is one of the leading forces behind the 5G adoption. But developments that happened a few months ago revealed Huawei’s smartphones and telecom equipment are potentially being used for espionage for the chinese government.

As a result of it, Trump administration in US has passed an executive order to bar companies in US from providing materials to Huawei, along with the restriction on using Huawei products. While the tech giant made clear that they have enough stock to continue production, Google has stepped forward and declared that they will suspend huawei’s android support.

Google‘s move has put the company under tremendous pressure since they wont be able to use Google Playstore and Play services in Huawei smartphones from now on. It also means that existing Huawei users will not be getting any android or security updates from now on. While Huawei will still have access to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), Google will not lend any support to the company in hardware or software developments.

Huawei has finally broken the silence on the issue by making the following statement:

Huawei has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world. As one of Android’s key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefitted both users and the industry. Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally. We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.

As the turmoil continues, sources reveals that Huawei has been working on it’s own OS foreseeing this situation for a few years, and will be rolling out the upcoming devices with this OS. At the same time, reports suggests that Intel and Qualcomm will be following Google’s steps and will stop providing chips to Huawei. However, this will not be a major blow to the chinese tech giant, since they have their own HiSilicon chipset which are already deployed in several devices.

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Another reports reveals that Taiwan has followed the steps of US government and has restricted the use of Huawei telecom servers amidst fear of espionage activities. The new events will surely make a huge negative impact in the overall business of Huawei worldwide.

And this is the official statement from Android regarding the situation explaining that the ban wouldn’t affect the existing Huawei/Honor devices:

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Xiaomi Shows Off 100W Super Charge Turbo, To be seen first on upcoming Redmi flagship!

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is finally back in the innovation game after a while now. This time, they have come up with something in the charging department. A few weeks back, the brand unveiled the fastest wireless charging technology which could output up to 20W.

This time, they have taken the wired charging to the next level by introducing Super Charge Turbo which can offer up to 100W (expected to be 20V/5A). This could charge a 4,000 mAh battery from 0 to 100% in just 17 minutes. To put this in perspective, the current leading wired charging is Oppo’s SuperVOOC Flash Charge 50W (10V/5A) and Huawei’s 55W fast charging. This will be twice as fast as the current charging techniques.

Lin Bin, co-founder and president of Xiaomi has officially teased Super Charge Turbo on Weibo by publishing a video where this new charging technique is compared on a smartphone with 4000 mAh battery against the Oppo R17 Pro which has a 3,700 mAh battery and 50W SuperVOOC flash charge. The Oppo R17 Pro will take around 35 minutes for a complete charge using its SuperVOOC flash charge. Take a look at the video below:

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Moreover, Lu Weibing, president of Redmi division has announced that the sub-brand Redmi will be the first from Xiaomi to mass produce and implement the Xiaomi Super Charge Turbo which is quite surprising as the brand has decided to focus on the Redmi lineup more than the original Mi lineup. There were rumors in the past regarding an upcoming flagship Redmi smartphone. This technology will be seen in this next flagship which will be featuring Snapdragon 855 chipset.

There is no exact timeline regarding the arrival of this technology or the smartphone harnessing this feature. We’ll have to wait as of now for the brand to reveal further details. Till then, stay tuned for updates.

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