The day was dominated by a bunch of news stories that included a report from IDC of the smartphone market in Q4 2017, a price cut of the HTC U11, a new color variant of the Honor 7X being announced, among other things. Here s taking a look at these news stories in brief. Also Read - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' job application sold for over Rs 2.5 crore
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The latest International Data Corporation (IDC) s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report reveals that in the Q4 2017, Apple leads the smartphone market followed by Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi. The report also reveals that during the quarter, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 403.5 million units during the fourth quarter of 2017, resulting in a 6.3 percent decline when compared to the 430.7 million units shipped in the final quarter of 2016. Also Read - Apple iOS 15, iPadOS 15 beta 4 released: What’s new, how to download
HTC U11 price cut on Flipkart
Flipkart is offering a heavy discount on HTC U11. The smartphone was originally available via Amazon India. On Flipkart, the price cut is valid on both Solar Red and Sapphire Blue color variants. The effective price of the smartphone, after a discount of Rs 5,991, comes down to Rs 45,999. There is no word if this is a permanent price cut to the smartphone.
OnePlus 5 Face Unlock
OnePlus has finally extended the ability for users to authenticate its OnePlus 5 smartphones by using facial recognition. The company started officially rolling out its Android-based OxygenOS 5.0.5 which adds Face Unlock feature to the older OnePlus 5 smartphone.
Honor 7X Limited Edition Red color variant
The Honor 7X has a Limited Edition Red variant. Priced at Rs 12,999, the smartphone will be exclusively available via Amazon India. As of now, the smartphone is available in Gold, Black and Blue variants. The company hasn t revealed anything yet about the availability of the new variant. However, registrations for the smartphone are now open on the e-commerce site.
YouTube Go extends to 130 countries
Google s YouTube Go is now available in over 130 countries after debuting in India last year. Aimed at regions with spotty internet connectivity, the app offers an improved video streaming experience with offline viewing, video previews, and downloads.