Indians opt for Samsung, Lava smartphones amid #boycottChina

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The anti-China sentiment in India has started going beyond social media.

Amid border tension between the two countries, one in every four retailers in non-metros in India has stopped stocking Chinese phones, as per a survey by consulting firm CyberMedia Research (CMR). The survey was conducted between April and September.

Several shopkeepers also said they were facing difficulties in convincing customers to buy Chinese brands.


Many customers told CMR that they are not only looking to boycott Chinese smartphones but would also shun retailers who sell brands from the country.

“Two in every five users stated that they have changed their mind of upgrading to a Chinese smartphone. This trend is pronounced amongst consumers in locations, such as Mumbai, Kanpur, Jabalpur, and Ranchi,” CMR survey said.

Indian customers are now inclined towards brands like Samsung and home-based phone makers like Lava.

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Samsung will copy Apple by ditching chargers

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Smartphones that ship with bundled chargers may soon be a luxury rather than a given. With Apple now stripping essential accessories from its iPhone 12 packaging and asking users to purchase a charger separately, it wouldn’t be difficult to imagine other OEMs doing the same.

Although Samsung mocked the Cupertino firm’s charger-less iPhones soon after they were announced, the firm could well choke on its chuckles. Rumors in July suggest that from 2021, Samsung could also rid its smartphones of in-box chargers. Could this begin as soon as the Galaxy S30?

To better read the room, we asked readers if they believe Samsung would follow suit and also drop the in-box charger from its future phones. Here’s what you told us.

Will Samsung drop the in-box charger from future phones?

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Readers don’t have much faith in Samsung’s commitment to the in-box charger. Of the nearly 1,200 votes cast, 69.1%

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Intel Can Leave Memory Games to Samsung

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Intel Corp. has stumbled lately. To right itself, the semiconductor giant needs to get back to basics and prioritize its main business. An exit from the memory industry will help that effort.

The company agreed to sell its Nand memory-chip subsidiary to South Korea’s SK Hynix Inc. for about $9 billion, the Asian chipmaker said in a statement late Monday New York time. Despite large investments in flash memory, Intel has never been able to become a big player in these types of semiconductors, which are used in storage devices inside computer hard drives and consumer electronics. That’s a problem because in a commodity market such as memory, leadership and size are essential to generate profits over the long term.

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 With no prospects for large gains on the horizon, Intel is smart to give up on memory. First, the move can help the company’s

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Samsung Galaxy S30 Ultra renders leak showing a chunky rear camera

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  • Renders of the Samsung Galaxy S30 Ultra have leaked.
  • They show a phone with a huge camera bump and a quad-camera setup.

We recently heard a rumor that Samsung’s next set of flagships could arrive earlier than usual. It seems that also stands true for their leaks. After outing renders of the Samsung Galaxy S30 (or whatever Samsung decides to call it), tipster OnLeaks aka Steve Hemmerstoffer has also leaked renders for the Galaxy S30 Ultra.

The design of the Ultra model seems almost identical to the vanilla S30, albeit with a few differences. You’ll immediately notice that the rear camera housing is much larger. Hemmerstoffer claims that it’s almost double the size of the Galaxy S30 and contains a total of four camera sensors. Unfortunately, he doesn’t know the camera configuration but points to recent rumors that suggest the phone could feature two zoom lenses as well as wide

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Samsung Internet Browser 13 Goes Live With Updated One UI 3.0 Design

As per the latest development, Samsung Internet Browser 13 update is now rolling out for all the users. Notably, the update brings new One UI 3.0 design elements, and an updated Chromium engine.

Samsung Internet Browser is one of the best Android internet browsers. Well, those of you who own a Samsung Galaxy device would be more familiar with this one.

Basically, it combines the Chromium web engine with a customizable user interface and some extension support. The company has been adding new features to the Samsung Internet Browser regularly.

In fact, the latest update that the browser received was in June. And now, a new update is live for the users that brings some notable design changes and core engine upgrade.

Talking about the core engine update, the internal Chromium engine is now updated from v79 to v83. Meaning that users will have the advantage of all the new

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Samsung Leak Reveals Stunning New Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 is going to arrive surprisingly soon and not only has Samsung now confirmed the new models, we now also know they will have stunning new designs.

MORE FROM FORBESGalaxy S21 Early Release Uncovered In New Samsung Leak

First up is Samsung, which was good enough to confirm the Galaxy S21 for the first time after the company submitted the phone for certification through China’s public 3C certification program. The certification confirms its model number is ‘SM-G9910’, the Galaxy S20’s model number is ‘SM-G981. 

Next comes the juicy part. Famed smartphone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks) has spilled the motherlode on his profile at new social network Voice. Across four separate posts, Hemmerstoffer has revealed Samsung’s new designs for the Galaxy S21, the Galaxy S21 Ultra as well as 360

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Surprise OnePlus Watch Will Disrupt Apple, Samsung

OnePlus has not-so-subtly revealed that the company’s first smartwatch is on the way. This isn’t OnePlus’ first crack at the wearable whip, it reportedly had a watch prototype developed in 2015 – early in the firm’s existence – but it ultimately decided against a release. 

The important question is: what will the new device mean for major smartwatch rivals like Apple and Samsung? Quite a lot.

Google’s Pixel 5 has just landed, but is it any good? Watch my review here.

Before OnePlus released its wireless buds, I wrote about how the company’s focus on smart connectivity between its devices would be the key selling point. Buy a OnePlus device and be rewarded with ecosystem-specific exclusives: like the ultra low-latency mode the Buds automatically switch to when gaming on a OnePlus phone. 

A Fast Company interview with OnePlus CEO

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Samsung Galaxy S30 series: What we know (Sept. 26)

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Update, October 16, 2020 (04:00 PM ET): We’ve updated the Samsung Galaxy S30 series rumor hub below with some new information today. There’s a possibility we could see the new smartphone family much earlier than expected. We also have some rumors related to cameras and power chargers. Read on for all the latest!

Believe it or not, we are in the final quarter of 2020. That means we’re only a few months away from the launch of the next entry in Samsung’s flagship smartphone line, tentatively known as the Samsung Galaxy S30 series.

Since it’s early, there aren’t too many solid rumors about the devices to find. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have at least a few credible rumors. We also can make confident assumptions about certain aspects based on the history of the line. What we know so far is chronicled in our roundup below.

As usual, be

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Samsung Galaxy S30 could launch very, very early

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Update, October 16, 2020 (09:45 AM ET): Not long after we posted the news below, some new evidence came to light that backs it up. The folks over at SamMobile claim to have an exclusive inside source who says that Samsung could launch the Galaxy S30 series in early January 2021. While this supports the ideas listed out in the original article below, this appears to be an even earlier launch window.

Of course, nothing is confirmed yet so you should still treat this with some skepticism.

Original article, October 16, 2020(08:48 AM ET): Samsung could launch its new set of flagship phones in just over three months. A report from Korean publication The Elec suggests that Samsung has pushed up the launch of the Galaxy S30 series or whatever Samsung decides to name the new lineup.

The report claims that the Galaxy S30 phones will likely go on sale

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Samsung F700 – Your Smart Fashionable Gadget

Mobile phones have come a long way in terms of communication. Complemented with high-end technology and compact features, mobile phones are now better known as multifunctional devices. Samsung mobiles bring to you the ultra-smart fashionable multimedia gizmos with cutting-edge design and power-packed features.

Take a look at the Samsung F700, the new kid on the block. The handset comes with a sideway slider mechanism as well as an easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard. Its high resolution 2.78 colour screen is touch sensitive and ideal for viewing your media files. For digital photography enthusiasts, the Samsung F700 features a wonderful 5 mega pixel camera with high-end imaging options including Auto focus, flash and video capture. The camera supports a wide variety of photo and video settings. So don’t worry. Capture your special moments with it wherever you go. You can share your photos and video clips with friends via multiple messaging options including … Read More