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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Chinese brands continue to set notable records in Indian smartphone market, Xiaomi topped with 28%

Indian smartphone market

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In the second quarter (Q2) 2019, Chinese phone makers have set another record in the Indian smartphone market by shipping 37 million units which are larger than the previous shipments, Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service revealed yesterday.

Since the growth was based on new launches, price cuts on older devices and offline channel expansion across brands, Samsung's shipments declined by 7 percent year-over-year (YOY) due to not-launching new handsets compared to other smartphone makers. Samsung's shipment, however, remained growing due to the latest price cuts and the popularity of its A-series and M-series phones.

Xiaomi topped with 28% market share and grew to 6% over the previous year. Xiaomi's marketing strategy was primarily driven by portfolio expansion in the budget segment and expansion of the offline market. It also increased investment in the ATL/BTL campaigns and resulted in an increase in market share.

BBK Group-owned subsidiaries Oppo, Vivo, Realme and OnePlus grew 30% in the second quarter, becoming a leading smartphone maker in India with its combined share. Due to the popularity of Realme C2 phone and various discount offers, this device has been shown to reach 8 million smartphone shipments in the Indian market. The handset remained one of the best choices among the Indian consumers, the report reveals.

Huawei's trading ban seem to be affecting its market share in India, but the company succeeded in rising in the top 10 smartphone brand category, the reports read.

Brands focused on online as well as offline stores have set a noteworthy record. This indicates that offline channels play an important role in smartphone market share. As long as we understand, most people tend to buy new phones via offline stores. I the editor of PhoneSpeck live in a village. My 60% of neighbors choose to buy products via offline channels.


Sunday, July 21, 2019

OnePlus community launched wallpaper contest for 7-series phones

OnePlus 7-series wallpaper contest

OnePlus has launched wallpaper contest for those who are good and unique at designing creative plus original wallpapers. The competition is based on designing optimized wallpapers for OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro phones and is scheduled to take place on July 18 to August 8. After August 8, no submission will be accepted.

Anyone who wants to take part in this contest should design wallpapers in JPG or PNG file format. The file should contain 1440 x 3120 pixels of dimensions for the Pro version of the 7-series phone. For OnePlus 7 handset, the size of the wallpaper should be 1080 x 2340 pixels, and the same file format as required for the pro model.

The first winner will receive a prize of One Bullets Wireless 2 and One OnePlus Explorer Backpack, while the second, third, fourth and fifth winners will receive One Bullets Wireless 2 or OnePlus Explorer Backpack prize for their creativity and originality.

The contestants need to design the wallpaper that best matches the 7-series smartphones. However, before entering the competition, rules must not be ignored. The said competition prohibits offensive, threatening, defamatory and disparaging contents/element. Any copyright design claimed unlawfully will result in the rejection of wallpapers you submit to the OnePlus community.

You can read the complete set of rules by following the source links listed at the end of this article.

Customers not only like to choose high-performance mobile phones but also pay attention to handset design. In order to meet customer requirements, tech giants are constantly striving to decorate their phones with killer designs and unmatched themes. Last month, Samsung launched an international design competition for the Galaxy series smartphones.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

OnePlus 7 Pro gets new OxygenOS, improves Visual effects, auto-focus & more

OnePlus 7 Pro new OxygenOS

In early June, Shenzhen-based smartphone maker OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS 9.5.7 update for its OnePlus 7 pro handset, but the update was aimed at improving the camera's features like autofocus and white balance.

This month the phone gets a new OxygenOS update with build number 9.5.9. This time, the new firmware has been rolled out to optimize system performance and camera features. This OTA will have a staged rollout, means the OTA will initially be received by a limited number of users and will have a broader rollout in the next few days, OnePlus community added.

New OxygenOS 9.5.9 update has been released to optimize the touch sensitivity, photo quality, automatic brightness, accuracy of GPS, and more. The said firmware comes with the latest June Android security patch to fix general bugs.

The complete changelog can be read from the source link added at the end of this article.

Users can go to the system settings and manually check for new updates. However, if your device does not show a new update, it will be able to receive it in the next few days when a broad rollout is released.


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

OnePlus 6/6T gets new OxygenOS Update with June security patch

OnePlus 6/6t

Last month, OnePlus released new firmware updates for its two devices, OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. The update was aimed at various factors, such as phone improvements and Android security patches. But today, the company has started rolling out new OxygenOS update with June 2019 security patch.

The incremental OTA has been released for two handsets, OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. The update is aimed at new features as well as Android June 2019 security patch. The update is rolling out across the said devices, however, OTA only reaches a limited percentage of users today and will start a broader rollout in a few days.

OxygenOS 9.0.15 for the OnePlus 6T and 9.0.7 for OnePlus 6 adds new features like Quick Settings and Screen Recorder to both devices. Not only the screen recorder but also brings better support for VoLTE/VoWiFi for Telia Denmark. Apart from this, it improves screen rotation as well.

In addition to bringing improvements and adding new features, the said firmware comes with Android June 2019 security patch that fixes the security issues residing in OnePlus 6 and 6T phones.


Saturday, June 29, 2019

OnePlus 7 receiving OxygenOS 9.5.6 update with June Android Security Patch

OnePlus 7 OxygenOS 9.5.6 update

Since the launch of OnePlus flagship in the market, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has been rolling out regular updates designed to improve handset performance and photo quality. This time, the OnePlus 7 is receiving another OxygenOS update bearing version number 9.5.6 with June Android security patch.

This is the third time OnePlus handset is receiving the update. The latest update is aimed to improve device performance, camera quality, and security issues. The update is currently available to a limited number of users and could be rolled out soon across all OnePlus 7 devices.

Initially, the handset camera quality was not satisfactory, but since the update rolled out a second and third time, the photo quality and audio quality have been improved. The latest update is not intended to improve the camera and audio, but it comes with the June Android security patch, which fixes minor bugs.

Apart from this, the new firmware update optimizes the sensitivity of automatic brightness that was missing from the previous update. Users can navigate to handset settings and manually check for updates. If the update is not available, the user will be able to receive the update within the next few days after making sure there are no critical bugs, says OnePlus forum.


Friday, June 7, 2019

OnePlus 7 Pro gets OxygenOS 9.5.7 update, improves camera stability and more

OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 pro which was officially launched on May 16, 2019, has started rolling for the latest OxygenOS 9.5.7 update. Weighs 223MB size, the update improves the camera stability and the overall performance, including DC Dimming, noise issues, auto focusing issues and more.

The device Auto focusing features were previously reported to be malfunctioning with inaccurate positioning when focusing, however, now the new build of OxygenOS 9.5.7 improves the white balance consistency and auto focusing features as well.

Loved by gamers - the recent update also improves the device performance by optimizing the touch sensitivity for the screen. The update seems constructive based on OxygenOS 9.5.7 for OnePlus 7 Pro as it improves the greenish tone issues, contrast and color saturation of ultra wide, and Nightscape clarity.

If your handset experienced the unstable performance, then it is time to change the game with the new build, which is currently rolling out across the all OnePlus 7 pro devices. Don't worry. It is easier than you think.

To get the OxygenOS 9.5.7 update for you handset, navigate to the device settings, then go into the system updates and finally tap the "check" or something similar. If the update is available, you'll be able to install the latest update which is 223MB in terms of file size. However, if you don't see new build there, then wait for a fews days until the update will be rolled out across the all 7 pro phones.


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