Globe Biotech becomes first in Bangladesh to produce the COVID-19 vaccine

Globe Biotech Limited claimed to be the first organization to have a Covid-19 vaccine under production in Bangladesh.

The organization is now performing animal trials using rabbits and mice as research subjects.

Asif Mahmood, a scientist employed with Globe Biotech, made the statement Thursday at a press conference at Globe Biotech headquarters.

India bans 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok

The Indian government has banned 59 Chinese mobile apps.

Fifty-nine mobile apps include Tiktok, a Chinese app for creating and sharing videos, as well as WeChat and ShareIt.

The Press Information Bureau of India said in a tweet, that the Indian government had banned the apps in the interests of the country’s sovereignty, integrity, defence and security.

The Indian government says the move will protect the interests of millions of Indian mobile and internet users.

Tensions between the two countries have been high since at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash between the two countries’ troops on the disputed Sino-Indian border in Ladakh on June 15.

In the weeks leading up to the conflict, high-ranking military commanders of the two countries agreed to “settle any disputes in the border area in accordance with bilateral agreements between the two countries.”

In the aftermath of the conflict, and in the aftermath of the post-conflict bickering, when both countries were publicly trying to defuse tensions, India announced the closure of Chinese mobile apps.

Realme launches realme 6i

realme, the world’s fastest growing smartphone brand launched the newest addition to the brand’s 6 series, realme 6i.

The smartphone packs powerful Helio G80 chipset and a 48MP AI quad camera setup, as well as a 5,000 mAh Battery with 18W quick charge. realme Buds Air Neo will indulge the music lovers with robust stereo sound and enhanced audio experience. The realme 6i will be available online from the 22nd and in stores from the 23rd of June at BDT 16,990. Fans can also win realme 6i through a trendsetter contest by realme as well.

On this occasion, Neon Xie, Branding Director, realme Bangladesh, said, “We are happy to launch the realme 6i, the first smartphone in Bangladesh with G80 chipset and our first audio smart AIoT device – Buds Air Neo in Bangladesh. Our aim is to become the populizer of trendsetting lifestyle and our continuous efforts of unleashing the creativity of the youth will continue until we become the No.1 choice of the youth.”

realme 6i is the first smartphone in Bangladesh with the MediaTek Helio G80. The octa-core reach up to 2.0 GHz and the integrated Mali-G52 class graphics processor can give a boost up to 950MHz – will ensure peak performance and a highly responsive user-experience in gaming.

The 48MP AI quad camera setup consists 48MP primary camera, 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP black and white portrait lens and a 2MP 4cm macro lens. The 16MP selfies camera will definitely up your selfie game. 6i has a massive 5,000 mAh battery with a USB Type-C charging port which supports 18W quick charge and reverse charging as well. With 4GB RAM and 128 GB ROM, realme 6i comes in two colors – Milk White and Green Tea.

The realme 6i will be available in Daraz, one of the leading e-commerce sites in Bangladesh from June 22 through a flash sale. The flash sale will begin from 2:30PM, where realme 6i will be available at only 15,990 BDT. realme has also arranged a realme trendsetter contest, where fans can search ‘realme 6i’ in Google and take a screenshot of their favorite feature and post it on their Facebook wall or realme community Bangladesh page with hashtag #UnleashThePower. realme will find the fan with highest likes and shares and through lucky draw give a brand new realme 6i.

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9S and Redmi Note 9 in Bangladesh

Xiaomi, global technology leader, launched the next iteration of the Note series in Bangladesh with the Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9 S and Redmi Note 9 on 14th June, 2020. This is the first time the brand has launched three smartphones together in Bangladesh.

Ziauddin Chowdhury, Country General Manager, Xiaomi Bangladesh said regarding the launch, “Redmi Note series has been the torch bearer of innovation for everyone. Redmi Note 8 series set new benchmarks continuing the Redmi Note legacy and evolved as one of the most sought-after series. We are extremely excited to launch three smartphones from the Redmi Note 9 series together and we hope that our Mi fans would appreciate these products that we continue to bring with the best specs, highest quality and at honest pricing.”

Redmi Note 9 Pro

Aura Design, which was introduced with the Redmi Note 7 series sees a paradigm shift with the Redmi Note 9 Pro. It features the improved ‘Aura Balance’ design. The 16.9cm (6.67) FHD+ Dot Display with a 20:9 cinematic screen brings an immersive experience and the in-display camera on the front eliminates the notch making it Redmi’s largest ever display on a smartphone.

Powering the new Redmi Note 9 Pro is the performance focused Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 720G, an 8nm chipset featuring a custom Kryo architecture. Graphics is powered by Adreno 618 GPU clocked at 750MHz along with Snapdragon™ Elite Gaming. To further enhance gaming and performance, the device features 2×2 MIMO WiFi, enabling up to 2X throughput, better latency, coverage and call clarity. Redmi Note 9 Pro features a massive 5020mAh battery while maintaining a slim profile. Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a 33W fast charger in the box.

Redmi Note 9 Pro features a quad camera setup consisting of 64MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with a 119° field of view, industry leading 5MP macro sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. The front is adorned by a large 16MP sensor enabling high quality photography, videography and AI Face unlock. Users can now shoot selfies in dark environments thanks to the front camera night mode for the first time in a Redmi smartphone.

To enable creativity and content creators, Redmi Note 9 Pro features tools for videography like super stabilization on the rear camera, on both the main and the wide-angle sensors. Super stabilization enables users to shoot videos with a higher level of stability as compared to EIS. Users can shoot in movie mode which allows for a 21:9 frame in their videos. The 5MP macro sensor enables video recording at 1080p, which is rare in the segment. Kaleidoscope, slow motion video on both the rear and front camera enable users to create engaging content. LOG mode, histogram, focus peaking, exposure peaking on the pro mode allows content creators to go beyond casual video making.

Redmi Note 9 Pro has 3 color variants namely glacier white, interstellar grey, tropical green and are available in 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB storage variants for BDT 26,999/-, BDT 28,999/- respectively.

Redmi Note 9S

Redmi Note 9S carries forward the legacy of the Redmi Note series, bringing cutting-edge performance and refined camera experience to the segment. It is the most competitive smartphone in its price segment featuring the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 720G.

The 8nm Process Technology enables it to run 1 – 1.5° cooler for sustained peak performance than many other 12nm chipsets.  The phone also comes with support for NavIC.

Redmi Note 9S’ 48MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM2 sensor builds upon its predecessor to bring true 48MP photography by bringing features like Smart ISO, enabling better results in the toughest of lighting conditions. The 48MP sensor is coupled with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth sensor and a 5MP macro sensor that lets you go as close as 2cm to the subject and support for 1080p macro video. For selfie lovers, there’s a 16MP sensor in the front.

It features the Aura Balance Design which brings immersive experience, impeccable craftsmanship and functional design to Redmi Note 9S. With the side-mounted fingerprint scanner that sits flush on the matt-finish midframe, Redmi Note 9S facilitates a natural approach to unlocking.

Redmi Note 9S are available in 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB storage variants for BDT 22,999/- and BDT 25,999/- respectively. The phone has three colour variants namely interstellar grey, aurora blue and glacier white.

Redmi Note 9

Redmi Note 9 brings photography to the forefront with a 48MP main camera and 8MP ultra wide-angle lens. Its 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor complete the quad-camera setup, capturing beautiful images from all angles. A 13MP camera is positioned in-display to allow for maximum front screen display size. Redmi Note 9 flaunts an all-new look with the immersive 6.53” Dot Display protected by a Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on the front.

Under the hood, Redmi Note 9 has a MediaTek Helio G85 processor making it the world’s first smartphone to feature the new chipset. It consists of a 2x A75 2.0GHz, 6x A55 1.8GHz CPU and an ARM G52 MC2 clocked at 1000MHz and a Manhattan 3.0 GPU offering ultra-smooth day-to-day performance.

Redmi Note 9 includes a 5020mAh (typ) battery with 18W fast charging support, making it an ideal companion for on-the-go users.

Redmi Note 9 comes in forest green, midnight grey and polar white colour variants and are available in 4GB+128GB storage variant for BDT 19,999/-

With the highest focus on quality, Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9S feature triple Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, on the front, rear and on the rear camera lenses while Redmi Note 9’s display is protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. Redmi Note 9 series is protected by P2i, splash proof nano-coating technology which protects them from accidental spills, while the reinforced corners provide better resilience to accidental falls.

All the devices are available across authorized Mi stores, and retail partners.

Stay productive from home through Samsung Remote Access

Technology has granted us the power to minimize the distance in every aspect of our lives. With the help of the internet, now we can share or upload our files in the cloud, remotely access our data, and participate in lectures from anywhere in the world. In the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19), working from home and distance learning has become a new normal. But what if you could work on a huge high definition screen instead of using the small screens of the smartphones or laptops while working or attending online classes, even while watching your favorite series? Your wishful thinking has just met reality.

Access your files at your office computer from your home

Samsung has come up with an innovative solution – Remote Access – a feature that will turn your Samsung Smart TV into your new workstation or an entertainment center. Connecting with PCs, smartphones, or tablets, this feature will provide enhanced wireless connectivity and the power to control compatible programs and apps through Samsung Smart TV remotely. With a simple connection to your PC in the office or home, you can now access all your files at home through your TV.

TV can be the new home office, home classroom, or the home entertainment space

Conventional TVs are, most of the time, limited to the opportunity of web browsing. With the Remote Access of Samsung Smart TV offers remote PC, cloud documentation, and screen sharing – all in one. And because of these features, your TV can be the new home office, home classroom, or the home entertainment space. Even if you forget to bring essential files from your office computer, you can simply access that using this amazing feature and just finish working at home. You can also connect a wireless keyboard and mouse to conduct your work efficiently. And while at it, you don’t have to worry about security for your information at all. Samsung’s own Knox security system will protect your personal information and keep all your data safe and secure.

Study like you are in classroom

Very often, people use their smartphones or tablets to attend virtual meetings or online classes, and then it becomes a challenge to understand everything that is written on board because of the small screen. With the help of Remote Access, you will see absolutely everything with great details on the high definition screen. The feature also comes with Office 365 to help you out with all the educational needs. With just a tap of a button, you will be able to share your group projects or submit your assignments. On top of all these, you can use a screen share option to watch content from your laptop or smartphone on TV at a much higher resolution.

Amid COVID-19 pandemic where social distancing has become the new norm, working from home and online learning is seen as a safer choice to stop spreading the virus. Thus, a feature like Remote Access gives you the power to work remotely, without thinking about the safety of your personal information. It is time to enjoy life at your home.

Customers can order online to get special discount on Smart TV and Samsung will deliver it to your house with maintaining highest hygiene. Customers can also purchase Samsung Care Pack which consists of extended warranty on TV panel and after sales service.

Viber launches group video calls for up to 20 people together

Social distancing has compelled people to rethink the way they gather in groups, making alternative online meetups not only convenient but necessary. From chef’s running cooking classes to yoga instructor’s training their pupils to master breath cycles, all working groups need a secure, efficient online platform.

Viber’s Group Video Calls are easily accessed from the Viber app, with support for work-friendly features like screen sharing and video broadcasting for both mobile and desktop devices. Together with Viber’s group chats and group voice calls, this new way of face-to-face communication is an ideal way to cope with the new normal.

Starting a Group Video Call is easy. Just tap the new “video” button added to the top of the screen, or simply add more participants to an ongoing video call.

Group Video Calls give the speaker the floor, displaying their video for all participants. Users can choose to privately pin anyone’s video to their personal screen during the call. Users can also mute themselves or disable their video during the call, as well as see if other participants are on mute or if their video is turned off.

“We’re excited to enable users to participate in video calls with up to 20 people, and we’re going to expand this further very soon. Viber serves an important purpose to society, now more than ever, in that it enables users to communicate easily. Video discussions will be part of our lives much more than before, that is why we decided to launch this feature and bring users another step closer to real, face-to-face meetings when these aren’t an option,” said Ofir Eyal, COO of Viber.

Social distancing doesn’t have to keep us apart. With Viber, users can communicate face-to-face with their coworkers, friends, and family while staying healthy and safe.

OPPO Bangladesh Unveils Reno3 Pro

OPPO Bangladesh has launched Reno3 Pro in an online launch event recently, opting to reinvent the utility of smartphone for capturing precious moments. Powered by Helio P95 Chipset, Reno3 Pro is packed with 6 lenses and comes for BDT 39,990.

Global smartphone brand OPPO has brought out Reno3 Pro in the Bangladesh market, the first-ever smartphone with 44MP+2MP Dual Camera Punch-hole super AMOLED display. With its 4-lens rear camera setup, the device comes with 6 specialized cameras serving the multi-dimensional purpose for smartphone photography enthusiasts. The rear camera comes with a 64-megapixel sensor and f/1.7 lens, while there’s also a 13-megapixel f/2.4 2x telephoto, an 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultrawide, and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. OPPO Reno 3 Pro comes with 5x hybrid zoom and 20x digital zoom.

This unique smartphone is powered by Mediatek Helio P95 chipset. The most powerful chipset designed by MediaTek houses the latest AI processing engine specially designed for 4G smartphones to offer a superior user experience for the smartphone users. Other specifications include 8GB of RAM, 256GB of expandable storage, dual SIM slots as well as a separate microSD slot, and a headphone jack.  With 405ppi Super AMOLED Display and 800 nits screen, this display is the most suitable one for outdoor usage. The phone runs ColorOS 7, based on Android 10. The 4,025mAh battery can be fast-charged at 30W with VOOC 4.0 flash charging technology. According to OPPO’s internal test results, this device can acquire 0-50% charge within 20 minutes and 100% within 56 minutes.

Regarding the launch of Reno 3 Pro, Mr. Damon Yang, Managing Director of OPPO Bangladesh AED said, “Prior to the beginning of this year, OPPO had promised to redefine the smartphone experience and with the launch of Reno3 Pro, we are proud to announce that OPPO is on the right course to keep up to the promise. With Reno3 Pro, users can experience all the latest innovations in the smartphone arena such as 44MP dual camera punch-hole display, lighting fast charging capacity, AI-based chipset and pro-level photography experience.”

The device comes with a 39,990 price tag and is available in all over Bangladesh in OPPO Outlets, shopping malls, and e-commerce platforms.

Ensuring safety and security as offices reopen amid the COVID-19 scare

As the number of COVID-19 victims keep on rising, the unofficial lockdown has been lifted and offices, private and public, are re-opening again. Most offices, however, have been asked to main strict monitoring of body temperature of the personnel and ensure that everyone wears masks at all times. Operating regular office businesses maintaining all these measures and ensuring safety and security at the same time remains a new challenge that needs to be dealt with. The scare of contamination from frequently touched surfaces also remain a threat at large.

In these scenario, touchless security and movement control devices may play a huge part in ensuring an adapted method in the fields of security and crowd control. Realizing this very need, leading Bio-tech security giant ZKTeco has already brought several solutions for SMEs, Businesses, Corporations, and Public institutions. Here are some devices that you might consider for your office or business:

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Access Control

SpeedFace-V5L: SpeedFace-V5L Series is a fully upgraded version of the SpeedFace-V5L Visible Light Facial Recognition Terminal, using intelligent engineering facial recognition algorithms and the latest computer vision technology. It supports both facial and palm verification with large capacity and speedy recognition, as well as improves security performance in all aspects.

The Series adopts touch less recognition technology and new functions namely temperature detection and masked individual identification which eliminates hygiene concerns effectively. It is also equipped with the ultimate ant spoofing algorithm for facial recognition against almost all types of fake photos and videos attack. Importantly, the 3-in-1 palm recognition (Palm Shape, Palm Print and Palm Vein) is performed in 0.35 sec per hand; the palm data acquired will be compared with a maximum of 3,000 palm templates.

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ProFace X: ProFace X Series is a fully upgraded version of the ProFace product line, which is designed to deal with all kinds of scenarios. Powered by the ZKTeco-customized CPU for running the intellectualized engineering facial recognition algorithm and the latest computer vision technology, the ProFace X series supports both facial and palm verification with large capacity and rapid recognition speed, boosting the security performance in all aspects.

The facial recognition capability of the series has reached a new height in the biometrics technology industry with a maximum of 50,000 facial templates, recognition speed of less than 0.3 sec per face, and ultimate anti-spoofing ability against almost all types of fake photos and videos attack.

In addition, the 3-in-1 palm recognition (Palm Shape, Palm Print and Palm Vein) is performed in 0.35 sec per hand; the palm data acquired will be compared with a maximum of 5,000 palm templates.

Security Inspection

ZK-D3180S: As the number of cases has been increasing and the geographical spread has been widening, the novel coronavirus outbreak has raised grave concerns about public health and personal hygiene.

The disease can occasionally cause symptoms like high fever, and ZK-D3180S is a walk-through metal detector that can assist in body temperature measurement at the forehead and wrist of passengers. If the temperature detected is over 37.3°C or any other value set by the administrative user, ZK-D3180S will raise an alarm to inform the guards.

ZK-178K: ZK-178K is an infrared thermal imager equipped with a visible light camera that combines surface temperature measurement and real-time thermal image detection.

It also has a wide range of measurement and photography features that can be adapted in a variety of environments. For example, the built-in high brightness lamp can easily find a suspicious object in the dark environment.

Entrance Control

SBTL8000: The ZKTeco SBTL8000 series single lane speed gates are elegant, yet high performance entrance control system designed for high-traffic volume. Equipped with multi-entrance system for choice, and module design, ZKTeco SBLT8000 series offers modification with more flexibility.

Face Kisok

FaceKiosk-H13A: FaceKiosk-H13A, our 13.3-inch touch screen multipurpose facial recognition smart Kiosk with Android system, is designed to provide friendly and interactive user experience by incorporating fingerprint, and Mifare module in it.

FaceKiosk-H13A has a range of optional module functions available on the basis of FaceKiosk series, including built-in Mifare card reader and fingerprint sensor, which can not only verify user’s identity through facial recognition but also fingerprint and smart card even hybrid verification.

FaceKiosk-H13C: FaceKiosk-H13C, our 13.3-inch touch screen multipurpose facial recognition smart Kiosk with Android system, is designed to provide friendly and interactive user experience by incorporating fingerprint, ticket-print, QR code and Mifare module in it.

Thermal Camera

ZN-T1: The ZN-T1 includes on-board temperature-detection algorithm, dual lens, subject detection up to 16 targets and 14 colour palettes among other features.

ZN-T95 Body Temperature Detection Network Camera: The ZN-T95 includes on-board temperature-detection algorithm, dual lens, thermal sensitivity and 3 colour palettes among other features.

For details about the product, visit: www.zkteco.com.bd

প্রথম প্রান্তিকে চাহিদার সঙ্গে ১৩% রাজস্বও বেড়েছে শাওমির

শাওমি কর্পোরেশন বুধবার জানিয়েছে, চলতি বছর প্রথম প্রান্তিকে তাদের রাজস্ব ১৩ দশমিক ৬ শতাংশ বৃদ্ধি পেয়েছে।

করোনাভাইরাস মহামারির মধ্যে স্মার্টফোনের সরবরাহ কমে গেলেও চীনে তাদের সরবরাহ ব্যবস্থা অনেকটা ভালো থাকায় এই রাজস্ব করা সম্ভব হয়েছে বলে জানিয়েছে চীনা প্রতিষ্ঠানটি। বেশি দামের ফাইভজি নির্ভর ফোন বেশি বিক্রি করায় শাওমির রাজস্ব এতো বেড়েছে বলেও জানা যাচ্ছে।

প্রতিষ্ঠানটি একটি সংবাদ বিজ্ঞপ্তিতে জানিয়েছে, চীনে তাদের প্রধান উৎপাদন ব্যবস্থা বৃহৎ পরিসরে স্থগিত হয়ে ছিল। কিন্তু স্মার্টফোনের চাহিদা খুব বেড়ে যাওয়ায় প্রথম প্রান্তিকে এমন অবস্থায় দাড়ানো গেছে।

প্রথম প্রান্তিকে প্রতিষ্ঠানটি ৪৯ দশমিক ৭ বিলিয়ন চীনা ইয়েন আয় করেছে। যা আগের বছর একই সময়ে ছিল ৪৩ দশমিক ৭৬ বিলিয়ন ইয়েন। তবে প্রথম প্রান্তিকে মুনাফা ৩২ দশমিক ৩ শতাংশ বা ২ দশমিক ১৬ বিলিয়ন ইয়েন কমে গেছে।

প্রতিষ্ঠানটির মূল আয় হয় তাদের স্মার্টফোন বিক্রি থেকে। তবে এর পাশাপাশি এখন কিছু কনজ্যুমার পণ্য এবং অনলাইনে বিজ্ঞাপন বিক্রি করেও আয় করে।

অবশ্য গত কয়েক বছর চীনে বড় ধরনের স্থানীয় প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বীতায় পড়েছে শাওমি। সেখানে হুয়াওয়ে এবং অণ্যান্য কিছু ব্র্যান্ড এখন ভালো করতে শুরু করায় তাদের সঙ্গে পাল্লা দিতে নতুন নতুন সব উদ্ভাবন আনার চেষ্টা করে যাচ্ছে শাওমি।

বাজার গবেষণা প্রতিষ্ঠান ক্যানালিস জানাচ্ছে, প্রথম প্রান্তিকে চীনে স্মার্টফোনের বিক্রি ১৮ শতাংশ কমে গেছে।

তবে দেশে লকডাউন শিথিল হওয়ায় পর শাওমি পরিকল্পনা সাজাচ্ছে তাদের বিক্রির পরিমাণ বাড়াতে।

শাপাশি এখন কিছু কনজ্যুমার পণ্য এবং অনলাইনে বিজ্ঞাপন বিক্রি করেও আয় করে।
অবশ্য গত কয়েক বছর চীনে বড় ধরনের স্থানীয় প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বীতায় পড়েছে শাওমি। সেখানে হুয়াওয়ে এবং অণ্যান্য কিছু ব্র্যান্ড এখন ভালো করতে শুরু করায় তাদের সঙ্গে পাল্লা দিতে নতুন নতুন সব উদ্ভাবন আনার চেষ্টা করে যাচ্ছে শাওমি।

বাজার গবেষণা প্রতিষ্ঠান ক্যানালিস জানাচ্ছে, প্রথম প্রান্তিকে চীনে স্মার্টফোনের বিক্রি ১৮ শতাংশ কমে গেছে। তবে দেশে লকডাউন শিথিল হওয়ায় পর শাওমি পরিকল্পনা সাজাচ্ছে তাদের বিক্রির পরিমাণ বাড়াতে।

Galaxy A51: The Best-Selling Smartphone in Q1 2020

According to a recent report from market research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung proved to be the best-selling Android phones during the first quarter of 2020. 4 out of 6 of the best-selling Android phones were by Samsung. Galaxy A51 was the number 1 selling android smartphone of Q1, 2020.   

The Samsung Galaxy A51 was on top with a comfortable lead – with 6 million units shipped, it made up 2.3% of all Androids sold globally during Q1. The Galaxy A51 is popular around the world, but especially in Europe and Asia. The success of the Galaxy A51 can be attributed to its impressive display, camera and battery combination.

However, it wasn’t just the Galaxy A51 that clocked in great numbers for Samsung; Interestingly, the company managed to get four of its phones in the top six list of smartphones sold in Q1 2020. The only premium model in the Top 6 is the Samsung Galaxy S20+, sitting in third with a 1.7% share. The Galaxy A10s and Galaxy A20s are part of Samsung’s efforts to strengthen its entry-level offerings, and it worked, these two were some of the most popular phones around the world.

When it comes to global smartphone sales, Samsung dominates the Android share with its budget and mid-range devices with camera, display, and performance equipped with the latest technology. The company’s Galaxy A series is so popular among the masses that it took the top three spots in the best-selling Android smartphones list last year. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent decline in smartphone sales, Samsung seems to be continuing the trend this year.

Cited in global reports, Juha Winter, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, said, “As mobile operators have reduced subsidies in recent years, and many countries are now tumbling into post-virus recession, smartphone consumers globally are becoming increasingly price-sensitive, and they are seeking out new Android models that deliver the biggest bang for their buck.”