Samsung Galaxy and Hyundai win big at the News18 Tech And Auto Awards 2019, one the fastest-growing digital news destinations of India, honoured the best of the best from the technology and auto industry at the third edition of its annual marquee Tech & Auto Awards 2019. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ was adjudged Smartphone of the Year whereas Hyundai Kona Electric was announced as the Electric Vehicle of the Year. The gala award night celebrated the confluence of connectivity and mobility and was themed around ‘Sustainable Mobility’ and ‘Cyber Security’. Held in the midst of industry veterans, the event saluted the best of Technology and Automotive innovations in 2019 and felicitates the innovators, the path-breakers and high-achievers in their respective industries.

Gracing the event was Dr. Harsh Vardhan - Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Govt. of India while Shri. Nitin Gadkari - Minister for Road Transport & Highways of India and Shipping Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Government of India delivered a special address through video conferencing.

Sharing his thoughts Dr. Harsh Vardhan - Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Govt. of India said, “India is right now at a stage, be it IoT, Data Analytics, we are in a position that we can use them, have started to use them. The good news is that our CSIR labs have worked wonders in virtually every field that helps the common ways in big ways. The TN lab has done much research on the production of lithium ion batteries. Government will lay the foundation stone in Chennai for Rs 100 crore lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant, led by CSIR.” 

Shri. Nitin Gadkari - Minister for Road Transport & Highways of India and Shipping Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Government of India said, “As an integrated approach to development, electric mobility is the future. This is the appropriate time, we have to use appropriate technology. We have got engineering capability and skilled manpower and we are also thinking of making electric highway. We want to use electric as a fuel on the highways. If we reduce our import by Rs 2 lakh crore, it is going to create crores of jobs for the Indian youth.” 

Giving the keynote address on India’s Next Battlefield Would Be Cyberspace: Are We Ready?, Lt. Gen. Deependra Singh Hooda - (Retd. General Officer Commander-in-Chief, Northern Command, Indian Army) said, “Cyberspace is a battlefield, which is already here. Ahead of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism, cyberspace poses the highest threat worldwide. There needs to be much more engagement between the government and private industries. There is a need to look at security of personal data with great care. As per WEF, in 2018, the largest data breach in the world was in India. We also need to start looking at this issue from a national interest perspective. This is where the government can come together and protect our cyber space. The battle has to be fought by all of us together not just the men in uniform.”

Selected by a distinguished jury that included veterans from the Technology and Automotive industry, the high-brow event witnessed tech and auto brands like Apple, Xiaomi, Samsung, Asus, Maruti, Kia Motors, Royal Enfield and others battling it out for the coveted awards like Smartphone of The Year, Budget Phone Of The Year, Hatchback Of The Year, SUV / MPV of The Year and others in their respective categories.

Talking about the awards, Puneet Singhvi, President - Digital and Corporate Strategy, Network18 said, “Owing to the resounding success and adulation from the last two editions, The News18 Tech And Auto Awards 2019, has gone on to be on the most-prestigious awards in the Technology and Automobile industry. The award is an exclusive property that brings together top-notch brands and industry veterans from these two industries under one roof. Our content that caters to the demands of our viewers is what sets us apart from our competitors. I once again congratulate all the winners as well as thank all the partners and brands who were associated with us in this journey.”

The Tech & Auto Awards 2019 brought the best of Technology and Automobile industry on the same platform and was trending on #TechAndAutoAwards2019.


Winners of Tech & Auto Awards 2019:



Tech Awards

Smartphone of The Year

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Camera Phone of The Year

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Budget Phone Of The Year

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Viewer’s Choice Budget Phone of the Year

Real Me 5 Pro

Gadget Of The Year

Samsung Galaxy Fold

Smart TV of The Year

Sony Bravia A9G OLED TV

Computing Device Of The Year

HP Spectre X360 13

Gaming Laptop of The Year

Alienware Area SIM

Gaming Phone of The Year


Viewer’s Choice Best Performance Phone of the Year

Honor 20

Viewer’s Choice Best Camera Phone of the Year

Real Me XT

Auto Awards

Hatchback Of The Year

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

Electric Vehicle of The Year

Hyundai Kona

SUV / MPV of The Year

KIA Seltos

Luxury Car of The Year


Performance Car of The Year

Porsche 911

Premium Two Wheeler Of The Year

Triumph Speed Twin

Two Wheeler Of The Year

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Design Of The Year

Honda Civic

Viewer’s Choice Car of the Year

Hyundai Venue


Associating with the News18 Tech & Auto Awards 2019 as AI partner, MITRA Robot by Invento Robotics was present at the event for a special meet and greet with the distinguished guests. While Overdrive was on-board as print partners, the radio partner for the gala event was Radio City with the outdoor partner being JR Advertising. Gifting partner for the unique award night was Gizmore, Lifestyle partner was Kohler and Insurance partner was Life Insurance Corporation of India.


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