Month: April 2022

India to Offer More Incentives to Lure Companies in Semiconductors Push: IT Minister

India on Friday said it will expand its incentives for those investing in semiconductor manufacturing, as its government woos global companies in a bid to become a key player in the global supply chain for chips. A $10 billion (roughly Rs. 76,523 crore) incentive plan to attract semiconductor and display makers has drawn applications from …

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DoT Exempts Handsets, Smartwatches From Mandatory Testing Regime; Addresses Regulatory Overlap

The telecom department has exempted certain products including mobile user equipment, mobile handsets, and smartwatch from the ambit of its mandatory testing `MTCTE regime’, removing a regulatory overlap that existed, an official release said on Saturday. The exemptions on these widely-used products will reduce the compliance burden and will enable the industry to roll out …

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ED Seizes Rs. 5,551 Crore of Xiaomi India in Alleged Foreign Exchange Violation Case

Funds worth over Rs 5,551 crore of Chinese mobile manufacturing company Xiaomi India have been “seized” for violating the Indian foreign exchange law, the Enforcement Directorate said said on Saturday. The action has been taken against Xiaomi Technology India Private Limited. The company (also called Xiaomi India) is a trader and distributor of mobile phones …

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Vivo X80, Vivo X80 Pro India Launch Date Briefly Listed on Company Site, May Debut on May 18

Vivo X80 and Vivo X80 Pro are likely to be launched in India on May 18, if a now removed teaser page on the company’s India site is any indication. As spotted by a tipster and retrievable in Google cache, Vivo put up a teaser page on its site that showed a countdown to the …

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Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Comes With an Innovative Feature That Will Change the Way You Make or Receive Calls

Samsung recently launched one of its most talked-about phones, the Galaxy M53 5G. This all-rounder smartphone comes with several exciting and innovative features. But, here, we will talk about its well-acclaimed feature ‘Voice Focus’.  The Galaxy M53 5G is truly a smartphone that’s up for it all, thanks to its unique set of useful features.  …

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India Smartphone Shipments Saw 1 Percent Dip in Last Quarter, Xiaomi Leading Brand: Counterpoint

India’s smartphone shipments are down by 1 percent year-on-year (YoY) in the January-March quarter of FY22. Owing to the shortage of components and a sharp decline in demand, smartphone shipments hit 38 million units in Q1 2022. The data has been revealed in the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, which reflects the effects …

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iPhone SE (2022) Review: Defying Expectations

It isn’t possible to review the new iPhone SE (2022) without essentially reviewing Apple’s entire product and pricing strategy. This is meant to be the company’s most affordable iPhone, but it’s still in premium price territory. It looks old-fashioned but has modern 5G network capability. Apple has used its top-of-the-line A15 Bionic mobile SoC, but …

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Flipkart Big Saving Days Sale to Begin From May 3 With Deals, Discounts on Smartphones

Flipkart is hosting its Big Saving Days sale starting May 3. The online sale will be live until May 8, and customers can expect to see deals, discounts, and offers on smartphones and other consumer electronics during the sale. Offers on popular smartphones such as the Galaxy F12, the Realme C20, the Poco M3, and …

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PS Plus Subscription Stacking Now Unavailable Ahead of June Revamp

PlayStation Plus prepaid code redemption and new purchases have been disabled for existing subscribers, preventing users from “stacking” their subscriptions to the paid service for PlayStation owners. The move to block gamers with an active PS Plus subscription from adding on additional months comes ahead of Sony’s scheduled revamp of its PS Plus service in …

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Smartphone Shipments Globally Dip for Third Consecutive Quarter, Samsung, Apple Continue to Grow: Reports

Smartphone shipments globally dipped as much as 11 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, according to reports. This is the third consecutive quarter of annual decline by smartphone volumes in a row — amid component shortages that are impacting supplies in global regions. However, despite the dip in the shipments, Samsung has continued …

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