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Indian Smartphone Market Grew 17 Percent YoY With 54.3 Million Units Shipped During Q3 2020: IDC

first_imgInterestingly, the premium segment saw a strong growth of 91 percent YoY and Samsung, Apple, and OnePlus were the top manufacturers. Further, there were 25 million feature phones shipped in Q3 2020 which was a decline of 30 percent YoY.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. The analysis shows Xiaomi took the top spot with the most smartphones shipped in Q3 2020 at 13.5 million units. This was a 25 percent market share resulting in a moderate 7.1 percent YoY growth. Next in line was Samsung with its 12.1 million smartphones shipped, pointing at a 22.3 percent market share and a much more significant 38.1 percent growth in units shipped. Following Samsung was Vivo at 9 million units and 16.7 percent market share, Realme with 8 million units and 14.7 percent market share, Oppo with 6.1 million units and 11.3 percent market share. All other brands account for 5.6 million smartphones shipped and 10 percent market share.IDC states that this growth in smartphones shipped in India is due to the fewer restrictions post lockdowns and the pent-up demand that has been further fueled by aggressive pricing. The various sales and discounts on smartphones, and the ability to maintain social distancing through online stores, have encouraged people to shop online.In terms of specifications and price trends observed by IDC in Q3 2020, manufacturers introduced a larger number of phones with quad rear cameras with 48-megapixel primary sensors or above, more than 64GB storage options, and larger than 5,000mAh batteries, while reducing the prices. About a million 5G smartphones were shipped in the third quarter. When it comes to pricing, the average selling price (ASP) declined by 2 percent YoY with 84 percent of shipments in the sub $200 (roughly Rs. 14,800) range. This was because smartphones remain the only device for internet access for a lot of households in India, IDC noted.- Advertisement – Indian smartphone market grew 17 percent in the third quarter of 2020 as per data by International Data Corporation (IDC). It shows that there were 54.3 million units shipped during the quarter, which is a 17 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth compared to the third quarter of 2019. It said Xiaomi shipped the most smartphones and experienced a 7.1 percent growth YoY, while Samsung came in second with its much more significant 38.1 percent growth. This growth in the Indian smartphone market was mainly due to fewer restrictions amid the ongoing pandemic and more aggressively priced smartphones.IDC noted that e-retailers experienced an all-time high with a 24 percent YoY growth, shipping 48 percent of the total 54.3 million units. This was likely because people were not as confident about going to stores in person due to COVID-19. However, offline channels also grew 11 percent YoY as new smartphones faced supply constraints in offline stores. IDC says the growth in online shopping may increase as companies may offer aggressive pricing and offers during the festive season.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Top Elections Official, Is Under Fire

first_imgBut the strategy also carries some risk. Telling Trump supporters the election process is rigged in Georgia could dissuade them from voting in the runoffs. And the anger over Mr. Raffensperger’s treatment is simmering among some longtime Republicans. The result was record turnout in Georgia and smooth in-person voting on Nov. 3.Andrea Young, the executive director of the A.C.L.U. of Georgia, praised Mr. Raffensperger’s handling of this year’s general election and characterized this week’s criticism as “voter suppression 2.0.”“As a child of the South,” she said, “it just sounds like too many Black people voted and we don’t like it.”But now those numbers are being questioned. Mr. Raffensperger said he only wanted to inspire trust in the system, even as it appeared to be slipping away.“At the end of the day, half the people will be happy. Half the people will be sad,” he said. “But what our goal is, is that 100 percent of the people have confidence in the result of the elections.”Richard Fausset reported from Atlanta, and Stephanie Saul from New York. Danny Hakim contributed reporting from New York. Now Mr. Raffensperger, a civil engineer and a numbers guy who received high marks from national experts on the smooth election operations in Georgia on Nov. 3, finds himself defending an electoral process that he said has no reason to be mistrusted.- Advertisement – Criticism has come from Mr. Trump and the state’s senators, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who are each facing competitive January runoffs that could determine control of the Senate. The senators declared in a joint statement on Monday that Mr. Raffensperger had “failed the people of Georgia” and did not deliver “honest and transparent elections.”“I was fully expecting it to come from the one side,” Mr. Raffensperger said of the criticism. But, he added, “not from your own ranks.” It was a twist that few saw coming.- Advertisement – ATLANTA — Brad Raffensperger, the beleaguered top elections official in Georgia, considers himself the most loyal of Republicans. There was no question which candidates he would support in last week’s election.“I’ve only ever voted for Republicans,” Mr. Raffensperger said in an interview in his office at the State Capitol on Tuesday. “I’ve been a Republican, or conservative, you know, since I was a teenager.”- Advertisement – Shortly after Ms. Abrams’s loss, an organization she founded, Fair Fight Action, filed a lawsuit that claimed the state had dropped more than 100,000 inactive voters from its rolls. As a result of the lawsuit, 22,000 were reinstated.Last year, state lawmakers passed legislation that lengthened how long registered voters could be inactive before their names could be purged. The Legislature also virtually eliminated a rule that signatures on voter registration cards had to be matched to other records.Fair Fight Action has continued to take a central role in criticizing Mr. Raffensperger’s election policies in a state where Republican dominance has been challenged by a resurgent Democratic Party, fueled in part by changing demographics.In April, Lauren Groh-Wargo, Fair Fight Action’s chief executive, criticized Mr. Raffensperger after he announced the creation of an absentee ballot fraud task force, anticipating the widespread use of such ballots during the pandemic.When Mr. Raffensperger took office last year, he inherited litigation that challenged the safety of the state’s voting machines, claiming they were vulnerable to hacking, and was charged with introducing a new system. Its complexity — combined with no-shows by hundreds of poll workers who feared catching the virus — led to a meltdown during Georgia’s primary in June, with machine malfunctions and long lines. This week, other Republicans have also raised questions about the election process that Mr. Raffensperger has overseen. Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican and the former secretary of state, said Mr. Raffensperger needed to take “a serious look” at allegations of irregularities. All members of the 2021 House Republican delegation from Georgia made a similar request. Updated Nov. 11, 2020, 7:48 p.m. ET – Advertisement – In his office on Tuesday, Mr. Raffensperger, a tall, silver-haired man with an austere mien, seemed both calm and cautious as he described Georgia’s predicament — as well as his own. Sometimes he looked to Jordan Fuchs, the deputy secretary of state, who reminded him of the first words of answers they had apparently rehearsed.Asked if he thought he was being thrown under the bus by fellow Republicans, he took what seemed like subtle digs at Mr. Trump, who on Wednesday was trailing Mr. Biden by about 14,000 votes in Georgia, and Ms. Loeffler and Mr. Perdue.“Well, in Georgia, you have to win over 50 percent, and then you’re not in a runoff,” he said of the senators. “And if you win big, this wouldn’t be an issue.”The attacks on Mr. Raffensperger have cracked the facade of Republican unity before some of the most important runoff elections in recent American history. They also appear to be a way for Ms. Loeffler and Mr. Perdue to curry favor with Georgians who, like the senators, are devoted fans of the president and outraged about the vote count. Hoping to avoid a similar disaster during the general election, county officials, aided by the state and nonprofit groups, began a massive poll worker recruitment effort and Mr. Raffensperger vowed to send technicians to every polling site on Election Day. Voters across Georgia were inundated with the message that they should vote by absentee ballots or at early voting sites. Leo Smith, a consultant with Mr. Raffensperger’s office and a former director with the state’s Republican Party, called the criticism of the Georgia vote “an insult to those hard-working, committed Republicans who oversaw the election.” In an interview, Mr. Smith described Mr. Raffensperger’s critics as “people who were caught in this poor leadership from a petulant president who has lost, and is using his loss to bully other Republicans into complying with conspiracy theories about voting.”Mr. Raffensperger, 65, began his political career on the City Council in the affluent northern Atlanta suburb of Johns Creek. In public, he exhibits a kind of punctilious blandness, with a voice that rarely rises above the dispassionate tone of a functionary behind the desk at a Department of Motor Vehicles office.Even so he is considered highly ambitious, and observers note that Mr. Kemp showed how the secretary of state’s office could be used as a springboard. Indeed, since taking office in January 2019, Mr. Raffensperger, the secretary of state, has been a target for Democrats in Georgia’s high-stakes, passionate and bitterly partisan voting wars.In his nearly two years on the job, he has championed policies to guard against a threat of voter fraud that Democrats say hardly exists. He has been the subject of multiple lawsuits, and of television ads blaming him for presiding over a botched June primary that left voters waiting for hours in long lines. Democrats have also accused him of “state sponsored voter intimidation.” The Trump campaign, however, has continued to claim that much went wrong in Georgia’s elections, part of a broader narrative of national voter fraud that has been almost uniformly rejected by elections officials from both parties.On Tuesday, the campaign and the Georgia Republican Party sent Mr. Raffensperger a letter claiming “hundreds of reports of voting discrepancies,” including “tens of thousands of ballots being unlawfully counted.”The letter demanded, among other things, a hand recount of the nearly five million votes cast. It also asked that Mr. Raffensperger “trace the chain of custody of the ballots from printing to sending, from receipt to counting” in an election that, because of the coronavirus pandemic, involved hundreds of thousands of mail-in absentee ballots — not unlike the situation in dozens of other states.On Wednesday morning, Mr. Raffensperger announced a hand recount of ballots in all 159 counties, an order that applies only to the presidential ticket. Even if Mr. Trump were to win Georgia, Mr. Biden has already won the national election. Mr. Raffensperger said he had no plans to step down, and emphasized that the statewide vote count was legitimate. There may have been “isolated incidents” of irregularities, he said in the interview this week, and his office was investigating those.“But we have not heard of any widespread voter fraud,” he said. After his City Council stint, Mr. Raffensperger, who is married and has two living adult sons and a third who died in 2018, spent a few years in the State Legislature. In his 2018 bid for the secretary of state, he lent his campaign hundreds of thousands of dollars, telling voters he would focus on “protecting our elections,” particularly from immigrants who entered the country illegally.He did not garner more than 50 percent of the vote and ended up in a runoff with a Democrat, former U.S. Representative John Barrow, at a time when much of the nation had begun asking whether Georgia’s election system was truly fair.A few weeks earlier, Stacey Abrams, a rising star in the Democratic Party, had narrowly lost to Mr. Kemp in her bid to become the state’s first Black governor. Along the way, she and her supporters had argued that Mr. Kemp had been helped by voter suppression tactics he had engaged in as secretary of state.last_img read more

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Turkish GP: Lewis Hamilton on course for F1 title but race wide open after Lance Stroll pole

first_imgIf Bottas wins the race with the fastest lap (26 points), Hamilton cannot be champion in TurkeyIf Bottas wins the race without the fastest lap (25 points), Hamilton will be champion if he is second (18 pts)If Bottas is second with the fastest lap (19 points), Hamilton will be champion if he is at least fourth (12 points)If Bottas is second without the fastest lap (18 points), Hamilton will be champion if he is at least fourth (12 points) or fifth with the fastest lap (11 points)If Bottas is third with the fastest lap (16 points), Hamilton will be champion if he is at least fifth (10 points)If Bottas is third without the fastest lap (15 points), Hamilton will be champion if he is at least sixth (8 points) with or without the fastest lapIf Bottas is fourth with the fastest lap (13 points), Hamilton will be champion if he is at least seventh (6 points)If Bottas is fourth without the fastest lap (12 points), Hamilton will be champion if he is at least eighth with the fastest lap (5 points)If Bottas is fifth with the fastest lap (11 points), Hamilton will be champion if he is at least eighth (4 points)If Bottas is fifth without the fastest lap (10 points), Hamilton will be champion if is at least ninth with the fastest lap (3 points)If Bottas is sixth with the fastest lap (9 points), Hamilton will be champion if he is at least ninth (2 points)If Bottas is sixth without the fastest lap (8 points), Hamilton will be champion if he is at least 10th (1 point)If Bottas is seventh or lower, Hamilton is guaranteed to be champion Sky F1’s Ted Kravitz casts his eye across Saturday’s action in Istanbul. But Hamilton’s chances of wrapping up his seventh championship with three races to spare were still boosted on Saturday due to the fact he qualified three places ahead of ninth-placed Bottas, his sole title challenger, in the sister Mercedes. 28:41 Sky F1’s Ted Kravitz casts his eye across Saturday’s action in Istanbul. “They have a much quicker race car [Red Bull and Mercedes], that’s just the reality, but that doesn’t mean we can’t score a bunch of points. We are fighting for that third place in the Constructors’ and it’s a great opportunity with both cars starting at the front to pick up some big points.”Red Bull’s Max Verstappen certainly represents their biggest threat with the Dutchman starting between the two Racing Points in second place. Verstappen has only won once this year, at August’s 70th Anniversary GP at Silverstone, and was disappointed to miss out on pole having set the pace in every session up to Q3.“I think Lewis and Valtteri are a bit further down but I’m also starting now on the inside [of the grid] so that’s not very lovely,” said Verstappen. “But we’ll find out tomorrow.” – Advertisement – Lewis Hamilton starts from an unfamiliar grid position but remains on course to make F1 history by clinching a record-equalling seventh world title in Sunday morning’s Turkish GP.Live only on Sky Sports F1 and Main Event at the early time of 10.10am, with build-up from 8.30am, Hamilton starts from sixth place but will be champion for 2020 as long as team-mate Valtteri Bottas does not outscore him by eight or more points.- Advertisement – Buy a Sky Sports Day Pass for NOW TV to watch Sunday’s race coverage live. No contract

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CBS: Arrivals and overnight stays in 2017

first_imgIn 2017, 17,4 million tourists came and spent 86,2 million nights in tourist accommodation facilities in Croatia. In 2017, compared to 2016, there were 13% more arrivals and 11% more tourist nights, according to the final data of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) for 2017.In the structure of total realized tourist arrivals, 89% are foreign tourist arrivals and 11% are domestic tourist arrivals. In 2017, compared to 2016, there were 5% more domestic tourists and 14% more foreign tourists. In the structure of total overnight stays, 93% were realized by foreign tourists and 7% by domestic ones. In 2017, compared to 2016, domestic tourists realized 3% more overnight stays, and foreign tourists 11% more. Tourists in the age group of 25 to 34 realized the most overnight stays, 779 thousand.German tourists realized the most overnight stays Tourists from Germany realized the most overnight stays in 2017, 19,5 million, which is 24% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists. They averaged 8 nights per arrival. They spent the most nights in the County of Istria, where they spent 8,6 million nights.This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from Slovenia and Austria (9% each), Poland (8%), the Czech Republic and Italy (6% each), the United Kingdom (5%), the Netherlands, Hungary and Slovakia (4% each), which is a total of 79%. Tourists from other countries realized 21% of tourist nights.Source: CBSTourists mostly spent the night in the group Resorts and similar facilities for short holidayIn group 55.2 Resorts and similar facilities for short breaks, the highest number of overnight stays was realized, 42 million (which is 49% of the total overnight stays). Most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (21%), Poland (11%), the Czech Republic (8%), Slovenia and Croatia (7% each), Italy (6%), Austria and Slovakia (5% each). In this group, in 2017, compared to 2016, there were 19% more arrivals and 15% more tourist nights.In group 55.1 Hotels and similar accommodation, 25 million overnight stays were realized (which is 28% of the total overnight stays). Most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (16%), Austria (12%), Croatia (10%), the United Kingdom (8%), Slovenia and Italy (5% each) and the Czech Republic (4%). In this group, in 2017, as compared to 2016, tourist arrivals increased by 9% and tourist nights by 6%.In group 55.3 Camps and camping sites, 19 million overnight stays were realized (which is 22% of the total overnight stays). Most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (35%), Slovenia (15%), the Netherlands and Austria (10% each), Italy (7%) and the Czech Republic (4%). In this group, in 2017, compared to 2016, tourist arrivals and overnight stays increased by 9%.Istria County is the first in terms of the number of overnight stays The highest number of tourist nights in 2017 was realized by the County of Istria, 25 million overnight stays, which is 29% of the total number of overnight stays. Tourists spent an average of 6 nights on arrival.This is followed by overnight stays in Split-Dalmatia County (19%), Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (17%), Zadar County (11%), Dubrovnik-Neretva County (9%) and Šibenik-Knin County (6%), which is a total of 91 %. In all the above-mentioned counties, there has been an increase in both tourist arrivals and overnight stays.Source: CBS Dubrovnik – the city with the most overnight staysDubrovnik had the highest number of tourist nights in 2017, 3,9 million nights. In the structure of total overnight stays, 4% of overnight stays were realized by domestic tourists and 96% by foreign tourists. Tourists from the United Kingdom realized the most overnight stays, 861 thousand.Domestic tourists spent most nights in the City of Zagreb, and foreign tourists in DubrovnikDomestic tourists spent the most nights in the City of Zagreb, Crikvenica, Mali Lošinj, Vodice, Šibenik, Dubrovnik, Opatija and Biograd na Moru, which is 26% of the total number of nights spent by domestic tourists.Foreign tourists spent the most nights in Dubrovnik, Rovinj – Rovigno, Poreč – Parenzo, Medulin, Umag – Umag, Split, the City of Zagreb and in Pula, which is 26% of the total number of nights spent by foreign tourists.Source: CBSTourists under the age of 14 spent the most nights In 2017, most overnight stays were realized by tourists in the age group up to 14 years, 16 million overnight stays, which is 19% of the total number of overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group of 35 to 44 years with 15 million overnight stays, which is 18% of the total overnight stays.Most rooms and permanent beds available in the group Resorts and similar facilities for short breaksIn 2017, there were 402 rooms, apartments and camping places available to tourists with a total of 927 permanent beds. The structure of permanent beds according to the NKD 1. groups, division 065, was as follows: 554% in the group Resorts and similar short-stay facilities, 2007% in the group Camps and camping sites, 55% in the group Hotels and similar accommodation and 59,7% in the group Other accommodation.Source: CBSRELATED NEWS:RESEARCH RESULTS PUBLISHED “TOURIST ATTITUDES AND CONSUMPTION IN CROATIA – TOMAS SUMMER 2017”last_img read more

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This year, 100 million overnight stays were realized a month before 2017

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in the commercial and non-commercial segment and in the nautical charter, more than 100 million tourist overnight stays have been realized in Croatia today.Considering that 100 million overnight stays were realized a month later, ie on October 28, this year’s result is a confirmation that Croatia occupies the position of a popular and sought-after tourist destination on the international market, the CNTB points out.”Exactly in the week when we celebrate World Tourism Day, we can be satisfied with the reach of one hundred million overnight stays a month earlier than last year, which is another in a series of indicators of how we develop year-round tourism with increased traffic outside the summer months. We also confirm how important tourism is for our entire economy with a package of reform laws which will further regulate the system to be in line with modern market challenges. They will be discussed during the Croatian Tourism Day at the end of October on Hvar, where a Government session dedicated to the results of tourism will be held, of which those related to economic performance are most happy, ” said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.In the current part of the tourist year, there have been about 18 million arrivals and more than 100 million overnight stays in Croatia, which is an increase of 6 percent in arrivals and 4 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year. In the same period, the highest number of overnight stays was realized from the markets of Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic, and the destinations where the highest number of overnight stays were realized were Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin and Split.   “The current indicators and flows of tourist traffic are extremely pleasing to all of us in the tourism sector because they confirm that we have managed to maintain positive trends in this very challenging tourist year. Some of the key activities that have ensured excellent results include intensified promotional activities, creative marketing campaigns, increasing the number of airlines and destinations connected to Croatian airports and strengthening the overall tourist offer in the pre- and post-season periods “, said CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić, adding that the 100 million overnight stays already in September represent an incentive for further activities and efforts in positioning Croatia as an attractive and meaningful year-round tourist destination.last_img read more