Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced the launch of three new mobile platforms: the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 720G, 662 and 460, which will enable enhanced user experiences across connectivity, gaming and entertainment. These new mobile platforms enable fast 4G connectivity speeds, deliver key Wi-Fi 6 features and integrated Bluetooth 5.1 with advanced audio via the Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6-series subsystems, support Dual-Frequency (L1 and L5) GNSS to improve location positioning accuracy and robustness, and are the first system-on-chip solutions to support Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC).
“While we see a fast adoption of 5G across geographies globally, we do recognize the phenomenal boost that 4G has given towards enabling broadband connectivity for Indian consumers. 4G will continue to remain a focus area for Qualcomm Technologies for regions like India, where it will stay a key technology for connectivity,” said Rajen Vagadia, vice president and president, Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd. “Our goal is to enable our partners to continue creating solutions that offer seamless connectivity access and exceptional mobile experiences, that consumers can count on.”
“Today’s smartphone users want fast, seamless connectivity, advanced features and long-lasting battery life,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “This expansion of our 4G lineup enables our partners to offer sophisticated solutions that meet global demand and enable a remarkable gaming experience across multiple tiers and price segments.”
Dr. K Sivan, chairman, ISRO, expressed that “ISRO is satisfied with the efforts of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. towards incorporating NavIC and we urge OEMs to leverage it for future handset launches in India.” He further said, “The availability of NavIC across multiple mobile platforms will help enhance the geolocation capabilities of smartphones in the region and bring the benefits of this indigenous solution to Indian consumers for their day-to-day use.”
“Demand for high performance chipsets that support intensive usage and gaming is continuously increasing. Moreover, consumers are increasingly demanding seamless connectivity solutions,” said Manu Jain, global vice president, Xiaomi and managing director, Xiaomi India. He further added, “We have worked closely with Qualcomm Technologies to ensure that the Snapdragon 720G Mobile Platform enables our customers to unlock this potential and experience high-performance seamlessly at faster speeds. I am happy to share that we will be one of the first brands globally to launch a smartphone based on the new Snapdragon 720G. This is another step forward in our long-standing collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies that allows us to deliver best-in-class technologies to our Mi Fans.”
“We are happy to work closely with Qualcomm Technologies who, not only provides us with constant support, but also helps us to continuously deliver cutting-edge and high-quality features, first to our Indian customers. Following our brand dictum of dare to leap, realme along with support of Qualcomm Technologies, has achieved many firsts in the Indian market. We were the first brand to launch a smartphone based on the Snapdragon 665 with the realme 5 series in India. We are further excited for our upcoming smartphone launches in 2020 which will feature the brand-new Snapdragon 720G Mobile Platform to help meet the emerging consumer demand,” said Madhav Sheth, chief executive officer, realme India.”
Grab Attractive Discounts on iQOO Smartphones During iQOO Quest Days
Bringing exceptional performance and revolutionary power, iQOO announced iQOO Quest Days on Amazon.in. During the iQOO Quest Days, consumers can avail attractive discounts with price drop, ICICI Bank, Citi Bank and Axis Bank offers, extra Off on Exchange for up to INR 4000, Amazon Coupon Discounts worth upto INR 750 along with other exciting offers on iQOO 9 series, Neo 6 and Z6 series smartphones.
Recently, iQOO became India’s Fastest Growing Smartphone Brand in Q2 2022’ witnessing 700% YoY growth, according to the Counterpoint Smartphone Model Tracker Q2’ 2022 report. The report also highlighted that iQOO has made 135% growth in Q2 as compared to Q1 in 2022 with respect to the total number of smartphone shipments. Additionally, as per the 91 Mobile’s Great Indian Smartphone Survey 2022; iQOO remained on top position for two consecutive years 2021 – 2022 in customer satisfaction surpassing OnePlus and Apple.
Under ‘iQOO Quest Days’, customers can avail the following offers till 15th October 2022.
World’s first smartphone powered with Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset, iQOO Z6 Lite 5G comes with a 6.58-inch 1080x2408px IPS LCD of 120Hz refresh rate and up to 240Hz sampling rate and a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W charging. It sports a 50MP main camera with eye autofocus and a 2MP macro sensor along with an 8MP selfie camera on the front. The smartphone has earned immense response from its audience which made it the highest selling 5G smartphone on Amazon within a day of its launch.
Powered with Snapdragon® 778 5G Mobile Platform, the iQOO Z6 Pro 5G is equipped with 66W FlashCharge, 12GB + 4GB Extended RAM 2.0 capabilities, etc. to provide unparalleled performance and ultra-gaming experience. The smartphone comes equipped with flagship-level 329232mm VC liquid Cooling technology, 4D game vibration with linear motor along with ultra-game mode to provide seamless and uninterrupted gaming experience. Striking a perfect balance of performance and power, the iQOO Z6 Pro 5G comes equipped with a 4700mAh large battery along with 66W Fast Charging technology that helps in charging 50% battery in just 18 mins.
The ultimate flagship smartphone iQOO Neo 6 5G is powered with Snapdragon® 870 5G Mobile Platform, 120Hz E4 AMOLED Display, HDR 10+ Certification to provide ultimate performance experience. The smartphone comes equipped with 369072mm Cascade Cooling System, 1200Hz Instant Touch Sampling Rate and 4D Game Vibration with X-Axis Linear Motor to provide uncompromised gaming experience. With a perfect amalgamation of power and performance, the iQOO Neo 6 comes packed with 80W FlashCharge technology for the 4700mAh battery that helps in charging 50% battery in just 12 minutes. iQOO Neo 6 also received an overwhelming response from the customers where it became the No. 1 best-selling smartphone on the first day of its launch on Amazon.in in the 30K segment.
Earlier this year, iQOO launched India’s Most Advanced Flagship Series–iQOO 9 Series i.e., designed for on-the-go gamers and alters the smartphone user experience to match professional esports standards. iQOO 9 Pro, iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 SE are category-defining devices that are imbued with top-notch hardware specifications and software capabilities and swear to bring extreme performance with ultra-mobile gaming, superior camera, and multi-media entertainment experiences to consumers in India.
Another offering added to the iQOO 9 Series few months back – iQOO 9T 5G is powered with Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Processor with the efficiency of 4nm processor along with the astonishing AnTuTu benchmark score of 1115589, which allows flagship level performance, advanced core architecture and stable chip function in the segment. Supported with 120W FlashCharge technology for the 4700mAh battery that helps in charging 100% battery in just 20 minutes. The iQOO 9T 5G is also equipped with V1+ Imaging Chip that exponentially improves image processing efficiency and power consumption in the smartphone leading to uninterrupted performance. The iQOO 9T 5G features an ultra-sensing photography system that comprises a 50MP GN5 ultra sensing main camera, 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera and 12MP IMX663 professional portrait camera.
Continuing iQOO’s commitment to ‘Make in India’, the iQOO 9 series, Neo 6 and Z6 series smartphones have been manufactured at vivo’s Greater Noida facility. Also, to offer hassle free after sales service experience to its valued customers, iQOO customers can now visit any of the 600+ company owned service centres located across the country.
OPPO Launches Next-gen Service Centre for Modern Customers
OPPO India unveiled its service centres 3.0. These new generation centers are specifically designed for the modern and young customer who wants technology at the core of everything and is looking for a premium experience at all touchpoints.
With the aim of driving brand loyalty and transparency, customers visiting all–new OPPO 3.0 service centres will now also be able to witness product demonstrations and face–to–face repair and service for handheld devices. This will ensure the authenticity and security of all parts and the device itself, thus assuring safety of the data.
Redefining comfort and convenience for customers, OPPO has also introduced pick-up and drop services to allow customers to get their devices repaired from the comfort of their homes. The send in repair is going to be operational across 13,000 pin codes in India. Devices get picked up from these Pincodes for repair and fixed devices are returned within 3-5 working days.
Providing services to length and breadth of the country and transforming the definition of convenience, OPPO is providing the industry-best TAT (Turn Around Time) for returning devices within a week. Starting October 2022, users can book a servicing pick-up for their OPPO smartphones pan India. To schedule a pickup of any OPPO device, customers can call the Toll-free number (18001032777) between 9 AM to 7 PM.
Saurabh Chaturvedi, Head of Customer Service, OPPO India, said, ” Having a customer-first model, we believe in listening to customer feedback on various channels and deploying initiatives that are best suited for their needs. The recurring insight coming from our conversation with them was a need for a transparent, convenient, and premium service experience.
Attuned to this feedback, we set a new industry benchmark in after-sales servicing with the launch of service centre 3.0. Further, to offer a faster, easier, and more convenient customer experience, we have introduced device pickup and drop services which will ensure accessibility of quality technology across the country.”
Speedy address of customer queries across platforms has been a key driver of OPPO’s after-sales services with the brand focusing on maintaining its industry-leading TAT. Any OPPO user sharing their query on social media receives a first-level response in less than 20 mins and experiences an overall TAT of less than 4hrs.
Currently, the brand enjoys an industry-leading net promotor score of 80% and customer satisfaction score of 98%. Aside from extending services like AI-power Voice Bots, and platinum-care hotline assistance to customers for immediate assistance, OPPO is also introducing industry-first EMI options on repairs to their customers on all eligible debit & credit cards.
The new service centres 3.0 are functional in Chandigarh, Kochi, Calicut, and Lucknow. OPPO plans to expand its service centre 3.0 upgrade to all the service centres by 2024 across Tier-1, 2, and 3 cities in India.
DT Honoured India’s Top CTOs & CISOs at DT Tech Leadership Awards 2022
DT announced the winners of ‘DT Tech Leadership Awards 2022’ during recently organised DT Conclave 2022. This award was given to the most impactful IT leaders for their exemplary contribution in fuelling the digital transformation journey of their respective organizations.
Every year, we aim to acknowledge the efforts of CTOs & CISOs. Amidst the ever-increasing challenges, the role of IT leaders has increased as they are core strength of any organization who take initiatives to have a great digital journey for better growth. DT has come forward to reward India’s key IT leaders for their exceptional initiatives in the field of technology adoption.
The winners of DT Tech Leadership Awards 2022 are:
|Winners of DT Tech Leadership Awards 2022|
|Mr. George Kuruvilla, Chairman & Managing Director, Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Ltd.|
|Mr. Rohit Rajvanshi, Head IT & CISO, Jhabua Power Limited|
|Mr. Ajay Jassal, Director, Business Process & IT, Centre for Sight|
|Mr. Abhishek Dubey, Director-IT, SGT University|
|Mr. Sudhansubhusan Satapathy, Group CIO, RSPL Group|
|Mr. Dominic Vijay Kumar, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Art Housing Finance (India) Ltd|
|Mr. Sunil Kumar Tripathy, Infra and Security Head, Jindal Saw Limited|
|Mr. Sanjay Kumar Srivastava, Head – IT & Digital, Plasser India|
|Mr. Ravinder Arora, Global CISO & DPO, Infogain|
|Mr. Anand Aggarwal, Head – IT & Security, Assets Care and Reconstruction Enterprise|
|Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Head IT, SSIPL Retail Ltd|
|Mr. Balvinder Singh Banga, Chief Technology Officer, Ritco Logistics Limited|
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