Want to own Apple Watch Series 3: Get it on 11th of May in India

IMHO among all the smart watches available in India, Apple Watch series is the only one that actually gives you a complete package with high quality components. But as usual quality comes at cost. But if you are an Apple fan then be ready for purchasing the all new Apple Watch Series 3 which will be available for sale in India starting from 11th May, 2018.

Apple watch series 3 is quite a bit different from its predecessors. Some of the salient features of this new smart watch are listed below:

  • Apple Watch Series 3 is a cellular watch which simply means that it doesn’t need your smartphone to be around to access the internet. It will come with inbuilt support for LTE networks which are essentially 4G only.
  • It also utilizes a technology called as eSIM. Because of this feature one doesn’t need physical SIM to get services from your network provider.
  • Series 3 watch comes in 2 sizes which is 38mm and 42mm.
  • There are multiple band options available for Series 3 watch like Nike and Ceramic.
  • Pricing for the base model is 38mm – 39,000 and 42mm – 41,000s

Walmart acquired Indian ecommerce company Flipkart for 107766 crore

Walmart made a big announcement on Wednesday that shook the entire ecommerce industry in India. Walmart decided to purchase majority stake in the Indian ecommerce giant Flipkart for 1 lakh+ crores of rupees. Walmart acquired 77% stake in the company and thereby making its way into the 200 billion$ + ecommerce market in India. Investment of this scale will be financed with the help of instruments such as debt and cash.

Walmart’s long tem plan for Flipkart is to list it as a publicly traded entity that would be its own subsidiary. Most of the early day investors in Flipkart decided to liquidate their share in the ecommerce company with this deal. Biggest of them includes Softbank which rakes in approximately 4 billion $ from this deal. Walmart will also infuse fresh equity of around 2 billion$ into Flipkart so as to give it a competitive edge against Amazon. Walmart will introduce its expertise in logistics and other areas which can help Flipkart in competing with Amazon.

Samsung to launch foldable android smartphone Galaxy X in February next year

There was a time when the popularity of foldable phones is so much that people use to pay premium price for such kind of phones. But as the time passes and with the advent of platforms such as android and iOS, the popularity of such phones reduced considerably. They are now replaced with what I call fancy bricks.

Samsung is going to break this habit of so many years by launching Galaxy X foldable smartphone in February, 2019. So people who are waiting eagerly to try something new, please wait till February, 2019.

Galaxy X will feature never seen before 3 OLED screens measuring 3.5 inches.  2 of these screens will be concatenated to form a big 7 inch display and one will be at back. Specs are not yet revealed.

The most expensive smartphone in the world iPhone X is also the world’s best selling

Apple iPhone X is popularly know as the worlds most expensive smartphone. But this fact didn’t stopped people from buying it the most in the Quarter 1 of 2018. As per the analytical analysis from Strategy Analytics Apple shipped 16 million units of iPhone X. But this is not the most interesting fact of this analysis. Interesting fact is that Apple smartphones capture top 4 slots as far as number of shipments are concerned in the Quarter 1 of 2018.

Android based flagships from Samsung, LG, Google are no where to be seen in this new list. The list contains only one Android based smartphone in top 5 that is from Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Xiaomi is a Chinese company which is popular for giving high end features like Qualcomm SOC and dual cameras at half the price of their competitors. So there is no doubt that it beats all other flagships by serious margin.