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  • Handset companies hike prices of mobile phones on high GST

    Handset companies hike prices of mobile phones on high GST

    “The rupee has depreciated significantly against the US dollar. Since we maintain less than 5% profit margin for all our hardware products, we have no option other than to increase prices,” Manu Jain, India head at Xiaomi, India’s leading handset maker, said in a note to customers.

    Covid-19 impact: Lenovo-Motorola, Xiaomi, Lava to shut factories

    Covid-19 impact: Lenovo-Motorola, Xiaomi, Lava to shut factories

    Xiaomi’s four factories in Tamil Nadu and Noida will stop production from March 24. The Chinese smartphone maker has eight plants for smartphones, smart TVs and power banks, operated by contract manufacturer partners. Local handset company Lava International has shut its manufacturing facility in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

    Handset companies say GST hike will hit jobs, consumers

    Handset companies say GST hike will hit jobs, consumers

    Handset makers and mobile retailers said the proposed GST hike on mobile phones is a “counter-intuitive and insensitive” move that will place an additional burden of ₹15,000 crore on the consumers

    OnePlus plans 5G lab in India; starts doorstep repair service

    OnePlus plans 5G lab in India; starts doorstep repair service

    Chinese premium smartphone maker OnePlus will establish a fifth-generation (5G) technology lab in India after doubling its R&D employee base here to 600 this year. OnePlus’ Hyderabad research and development centre already helps support 5G smartphones that it makes in India for the North American market.

    Huawei to ink deal with OSLabs to negate Google app store challenge

    Huawei to ink deal with OSLabs to negate Google app store challenge

    Huawei is building alternatives to Google’s service suite called Google Mobile Services (GMS) since there is uncertainty on the use of GMS on the Chinese firm’s phones following restrictions announced by the US government earlier this year. GMS includes Gmail, You-Tube, Navigation, Google Drive and Maps.

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