Kiev, Aug 3 (Xinhua/UNB)-- Chinese tech giant Huawei announced Friday that it has won the tender to build 4G network for the metro in Ukraine's capital city Kiev.
It will be Huawei's largest subway telecom system project among the 27 Central, Eastern European and Scandinavian countries, reads the company's statement.
Currently, there is only 2G coverage in Kiev subway, except for the Teremki station whose data is not available.
"Huawei has experience in implementing mobile communication system projects subways such as those in Paris and Hong Kong," said Alexander Serbin, Huawei Ukraine's business development director.
"I hope that residents and visitors of the capital will soon be able to enjoy all the benefits of modern mobile technologies," he said.
The tender for the 4G network construction in the Kiev metro was launched in October 2018 and completed in late July.
Dhaka, Jul 31 (UNB)- Local electronics brand Walton brought a new large screen smartphone Primo NH4 in three attractive colors of Dark Blue, Red and Black.
The smartphone will be available at only Tk 4,999, said a press release.
Asifur Rahman Khan, Head of Walton Cellular Phone Sales, said the new smartphone bears a 5.7-inch full-view display with 2.5D curved glass which will give users pleasant experiences of viewing or reading whether they want to browse online, read, play games, watch movies or have video chat.
It sports a 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor, 1 GB DDR3 RAM with 8 GB ROM (expandable up to 64 GB), Mali-400 graphicsand 2400 mAh li-ion battery, he said.
Runs on Android Oreo 8.1 (Go Edition), the smartphone features 5MP rear and front cameras with LED flashes on both sides.
The customers will enjoy 30 days instant replacement guaranty and regular one-year warranty on purchase.
San Francisco, Jul 31 (AP/UNB) — Apple’s iPhone sales are still sputtering while the company tries to offset the decline by milking more money from digital services such as music.
The latest evidence of the iPhone’s waning popularity had been expected. Even so, the confirmation in Tuesday’s fiscal third-quarter earnings report underscored the challenges facing a company that has been riding the smartphone revolution for the past decade.
The iPhone’s downturn is the main reason Apple’s profit for the April-June period fell 13% to $10 billion.
The good news is Apple has several ways it can still make money from the 900 million iPhones in use today. Besides selling new models to current iPhone owners after the current devices eventually wear out, Apple has positioned itself to make billions of dollars more from music, video and gaming subscriptions, maintenance plans and commissions from apps selling their own wares on iPhones.
The bad news is that Apple has still been relying on the iPhone for more than half its revenue so this year, and the company hasn’t proven it can be as adept peddling digital services as it has been making sleek devices. For instance, Apple’s 4-year old music streaming service still lags Spotify. Apple is preparing to launch a video streaming service more than a decade after Netflix pioneered the concept.
And a recently opened U.S. Justice Department investigation is expected to look into whether Apple unfairly favors its own services and gouges others through its app store, raising the specter of changes that could further depress its revenue.
“Apple has become a victim of its own success and there also appears to be a lack of urgency,” Chatham Road Partners analyst Colin Gillis said. “Apple is still the iPhone company and it may always end up being the iPhone company.”
The lingering doubts hanging over Apple are one reason why Apple’s stock price remains well below its peak of $233.47 reached last October, even as the rest of the market has soared to record highs. The company’s shares gained 4% to $217.55 in extended trading after the release of its numbers for the April-June period.
The rally may have stemmed from another encouraging sign that emerged in the quarterly report. Apple’s total sales in China decreased by 4% in the quarter compared with a year ago, after plunging 25% during the first half of the company’s fiscal year. That dramatic improvement eased fears that the Trump administration’s trade war in China might trigger a consumer boycott of Apple’s products in the country in retaliation.
“We couldn’t be happier with the progress,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said during a Tuesday conference call. He credited both Apple’s own price cuts and economic stimulus programs rolled out by China’s government to counteract the effects of U.S. tariffs.
Worldwide revenue from iPhones during the quarter totaled $26 billion, a 12% decrease from the same time last year. It marks the third straight quarter of eroding iPhone sales, something that has only happened once before.
Apple is forecasting its total revenue for the July-September period will fall from last year, a sign that it is bracing for yet another drop in iPhone sales. That’s particularly striking because Apple typically gets a big boost from the release of new iPhone models in late September. But the mid-range projection of $62.5 billion of revenue for the period was better than the $60.9 billion anticipated by analysts, providing another sign of hope for investors betting on Apple’s resilience.
Even with the iPhone in decline, Apple remains a financial powerhouse. Total revenue grew 1% from last year to $53.9 billion.
The services division remains the biggest area of growth, with revenue surging 13% from last year to $11.5 billion in the past quarter.
Seoul, July 31 (Xinhua/UNB) -- Samsung Electronics, South Korea's tech giant, saw its operating profit halve in the second quarter on the continued slump in semiconductor and smartphone businesses, the company said Wednesday.
Operating profit was 6.6 trillion won (5.6 billion U.S. dollars) in the April-June quarter, down 55.6 percent from the same period of last year. It was slightly up from the preliminary reading of 6.5 trillion won (5.5 billion U.S. dollars) announced earlier this month.
Compared with Samsung's record quarterly high of 17.6 trillion won (14.9 billion U.S. dollars) in the third quarter of last year, the second-quarter figure was just one-third of it.
Revenue declined 4 percent over the year to 56.13 trillion won (47.5 billion U.S. dollars) in the June quarter, and net income tumbled 53.1 percent to 5.18 trillion won (4.4 billion U.S. dollars).
The earnings drop came amid the continued downturn in business cycle of the global semiconductor industry that led to lower chip price.
Adding to the concern, Japan tightened regulations early this month on its export to South Korea of three materials vital to memory chips and display panels, which are the mainstay of Samsung earnings.
The ratio of operating profit to revenue for Samsung, which gauges profitability, came to 11.8 percent in the second quarter, the lowest since the third quarter of 2016.
Samsung's chip business recorded an operating profit of 3.4 trillion won (2.9 billion U.S. dollars) on revenue of 16.09 trillion won (13.6 billion U.S. dollars) in the second quarter. It was the lowest operating profit in almost three years.
The ratio of operating profit to revenue in the chip-making unit was 21.1 percent in the second quarter, the lowest in five years.
Samsung said in a statement that the weakness and price declines in the memory chip market persisted as effects of inventory adjustments by major datacenter customers in the previous quarters continued.
The IT and mobile division, which produces smartphones, logged an operating profit of 1.56 trillion won (1.3 billion U.S. dollars) on revenue of 25.86 trillion won (21.9 billion U.S. dollars).
The operating profit was down 41.6 percent from a year ago on an increased marketing cost and the weaker-than-expected sale of Galaxy S10 smartphones.
Samsung said the mobile business was overall weighted down by slower sales of flagship models and an increased marketing expense.
The display panel unit reported an operating profit of 750 billion won (635 million U.S. dollars) on revenue of 7.62 trillion won (6.4 billion U.S. dollars) turning around from an operating loss in the previous quarter.
The turnaround was attributed to a one-time gain and a gradual recovery in customer demand, the tech company said without elaborating on what the one-time gain was.
The consumer electronics business posted an operating profit of 710 billion won (601 million U.S. dollars) on revenue of 11.07 trillion won (9.4 billion U.S. dollars) in the second quarter.
The profit was up from 510 billion won (431 million U.S. dollars) tallied a year earlier thanks to strong sales of new appliance products and improved profitability of refrigerators and washing machines, Samsung said.
Samsung said it was facing challenges from uncertainties not only in business areas but also from changes in the global macroeconomic environment.
The South Korean company noted that it will continue to invest in future technologies, including 5G, system chips, artificial intelligence and automotive components for longer-term growth.
Samsung's capital expenditure in the second quarter stood at 6.2 trillion won (5.2 billion U.S. dollars), including 5.2 trillion won (4.4 billion U.S. dollars) spent on semiconductors and 500 billion won (423 million U.S. dollars) on display panels.
Total capital expenditure in the first half was 10.7 trillion won (9.1 billion U.S. dollars), including 8.8 trillion won (7.4 billion U.S. dollars) for semiconductors and 800 billion won (677 million U.S. dollars) for display panels.
For the first six months of this year, Samsung's revenue reduced 8.9 percent to 108.51 trillion won (91.8 billion U.S. dollars) compared with the same period of last year.
The operating profit plunged 58 percent over the year to 12.83 trillion won (10.9 billion U.S. dollars) in the first half.
Dhaka, Jul 27 (UNB)- Vivo is going to launch its mid-range smartphone Vivo S1 with `Helo FullView Display’ in Bangladesh. It is the company's first smartphone under the S series lineup and packs an In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, 32MP AI Selfie Camera, 4500mAh big battery with Dual-Engine Fast Charging, AI Triple Rear Camera, and stylish design with a choice of Diamond Black and Skyline Blue color.
Vivo S1 will go on sale starting August 2 and the pre-bookings will kick off tomorrow on August 28. The phone will be available for 28,990 BDT.
Vivo S1 houses 6GB RAM memory and 128GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via micro SD card.
This new phone features 6.39-inch FHD+ display which is called `Helo FullView Display’ by the company. It supports 1080x2340 pixels resolution, 32MP front camera and 16MP, 8 MP and 2 MP AI triple rear camera. Vivo S1 runs on Android Funtouch OS 9.0 with octa-core processor.
Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, FM, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB with USB OTG support.
On the eve of the launching, Managing Director of vivo Bangladesh Mr. Duke said, “We always try to bring new phones with highest possible innovation in affordable price. Vivo S1 is one of the best example of our that kind of effort.
Customers will get one of the stylish and effective functioning phone by purchasing Vivo S1.”