Welcome to the eighteenth edition of PhoneRadar Report, where we talk in brief about today’s news related to the tech industry.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is Now Rs. 1,000 Cheaper on Amazon & Flipkart
Samsung India had launched the Galaxy J7 Pro in India for Rs. 20,990. It is the first J-series smartphone to come with Samsung Pay support. Now, the company has silently announced a Rs 1,000 discount bring the final price to Rs. 19,990. The device is already available on Amazon India and Flipkart at the discounted price. On the other hand, the Galaxy J7 Max with the Samsung Pay Mini support is retailing at Rs. 17,900.
OnePlus 5T with 18:9 Display to Cost Less Than Rs. 40,000
OnePlus will be soon launching the OnePlus 5T smartphone with 18:9 display and improved selfie camera. With the edge-to-edge display, the fingerprint sensor will be now moved to the rear of the device. The device is expected to be unveiled on November 16th in New York. Today, Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, has confirmed the device to priced lesser than 4,000 Yuan (approx $600 / Rs. 39,000). Unlike the other flagship devices, the OnePlus 5T will be retaining the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Huawei Fit Activity Tracker Launched in India for Rs. 9,999
Huawei launched a new fitness tracker called Huawei Fit in the Indian market. It is priced at Rs. 9,999 and is sold exclusively through Amazon India. The Huawei Fit will be available in Orange, Black, and Blue color options. It is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. Unlike the regular fitness trackers, the Huawei Fit looks like a smartwatch with a 1-inch circular display. It is also IP68 certified, which means it can be water resistant to a pressure of 5 ATM.
Sprint & T-Mobile US Ends Merger Talks
SoftBank’s Sprint and T-Mobile US are involved in discussions over the possible merger of their telecom business for the last few years. Both T-Mobile and Sprint are the third and fourth largest telecom operators in the U.S respectively. Today, the companies have officially called off the merger talk in their joint statement. Softbank which owns 83.7% share in Sprint also announced to increase their stake.
Samsung Mobile Asks Apple Users to Grow Up and Switch to Galaxy
Samsung Mobile USA posted a new commercial on Youtube under its “Upgrade to Galaxy” campaign. The 60-seconds long video suggests the iPhone users to grow up and get a Galaxy smartphone. The company even took a dig at the pain points of the iPhone users like the lack of 3.5mm headphone jack, wireless charging, IP certification, and even the Stylus.
Xiaomi to Enter Italian Market in Early 2018
Xiaomi is all set to enter the Spanish market by launching its Mi Home store in Madrid. Now, the latest report suggests the company to debut in Italy in early 2018. After the success in Asia, the Chinese company is now eyeing on the European expansion. Xiaomi will be selling its products through an official distributor, who will also look after the local certification and warranty process.
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