Govt levies 10% tax on import of key smartphone parts


India has imposed a 10 percent tax on imports of key smartphone components including populated printed circuit boards, which are ....

2 April, 2018

Apple has a two-year head start in 3D sensing technology — can Android catch up?


Most Android phones will have to wait until 2019 to duplicate the 3D sensing feature behind Apple’s Face ID security, three ....

20 March, 2018

In Charts: Chinese brands now account for 1 in 2 smartphones sold in India

Keshav Sunkara

Chinese smartphone vendors, which have been gaining prominence in India thanks to a bevy of aggressively-priced models, continued ....

17 February, 2017

Will the big-battery Zenfone 3S Max power Asus' fortunes in India?

Varun Arora

Taiwanese handset maker Asus on Tuesday launched its Zenfone 3S Max smartphone in India. Priced at Rs 14,999, the phone will be ....

7 February, 2017

Samsung blames battery glitches for Galaxy Note7 explosions

Varun Arora

South Korean giant Samsung Electronics on Monday said faulty batteries caused its popular Galaxy Note7 handsets to overheat and ....

23 January, 2017

Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra quits to return to Silicon Valley

Disha Sharma

Hugo Barra, vice president at smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. and one of its most celebrated executives, has left the company for ....

23 January, 2017

Reliance Jio may soon launch two sub-Rs 1,500 VoLTE feature phones

Priya Singh

After disrupting the telecom market with free calls and data, Reliance Jio may now launch two sub-Rs 1,500 4G VoLTE handsets, ....

12 January, 2017

Nokia's first-ever Android smartphone launched in China

Priya Singh

Finland's HMD Global, which owns the rights to the Nokia brand, has announced the first Android-powered Nokia smartphone, marking ....

9 January, 2017

TCL to unveil BlackBerry devices at Consumer Electronics Show

Priya Singh

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCT) will be unveiling the new BlackBerry devices at the upcoming Consumer Electronics ....

23 December, 2016

Nokia to re-enter smartphone market in 2017; to be powered by Android

Priya Singh

Nokia officially announced that it will re-enter the smartphone market in early 2017 with a range of new smartphones in a blogpost ....

2 December, 2016

Samsung temporarily halts production of Galaxy Note 7

Varun Arora

South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics has temporarily suspended the production of its flagship device Galaxy Note ....

10 October, 2016

BlackBerry to stop making smartphones itself, focus on software

Dearton Thomas Hector

BlackBerry Ltd, the Canadian company that introduced smartphones to the world, will stop manufacturing its iconic devices internally ....

29 September, 2016

Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 globally amid battery explosion fears

Nishant Sharma

Tech giant Samsung Electronics said it will replace the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices globally as reports of the ....

2 September, 2016

Uber launches web interface for customers wary of downloading apps

Varun Arora

In a move that signifies that the app-only model of consumer-facing internet companies may be limiting their reach and use, cab ....

16 August, 2016

Will BlackBerry's second Android phone click after a failed first attempt?

Nishant Sharma

Canadian handset maker BlackBerry Ltd has unveiled its second Android-powered device in an effort to revive its mobile-phone business. The ....

27 July, 2016

Smartphone maker Lava strengthens top deck

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Homegrown mobile handset maker Lava International Ltd—that manufactures mobile phones under the brand name Lava—has appointed ....

20 June, 2016

OnePlus 3 vs LeEco Le Max 2 vs Xiaomi Mi5: Which one is the true flagship killer?

Nishant Sharma

Launched on a virtual space station, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus's third mobile, OnePlus 3, is co-founder Carl Pei's answer ....

15 June, 2016

Trends you might have missed in Mary Meeker's 2016 Internet report

Team TC

The annual "Internet trends" report by Mary Meeker, general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, is a goldmine of ....

11 June, 2016

How the new Asus ZenFone Max differs from its previous avatar

Nishant Sharma

Taiwanese handset maker Asus has bumped up the internal storage of its ZenFone Max handset and added a faster processor in a new ....

23 May, 2016

Overall Indian smartphone shipments in Q2 touch 18.42M units, Micromax inching closer to Samsung for market leadership: IDC

Anand Rai

India's smartphone shipments in the second quarter of 2014 stood at 18.42 million units, recording a year on year growth of over ....

18 August, 2014

Sony launches flagship Xperia Z2 smartphone in India for Rs 49,990; SmartBand available for Rs 5,990

Anand Rai

After unveiling the same at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 earlier this year, Sony has now launched its flagship smartphone ....

8 May, 2014