List of smartphone companies in India that offer warranty extension due to Coronavirus crisis

Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, many companies are announcing special measures to help people and recently Uber, Google Maps, telecom operators announced their special measures. Smartphone companies in India have announced warranty extension due to the lockdown and in this post, we list the companies that are offering warranty extension for their products.

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Google Maps releases COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports to help healthcare officials

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Many companies are introducing special measures to help people combat the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Recently, Uber launched its UberMedic Service to help healthcare officials and the Government of India launched the AarogyaSetu mobile app earlier today. On similar lines, Google Maps now has released the COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports to help healthcare officials as they make critical decisions during this time.

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Redmi 8A Pro with 6.22-inch Dot Drop display, dual rear cameras, 5000mAh battery announced

Xiaomi’s Redmi brand launched the Redmi 8A Dual smartphone with Dot Notch display, Aura XGrip design back in February this year and it sports similar specifications to the Redmi 8A. Today, Redmi has added another smartphone to the 8A lineup in Indonesia- Redmi 8A Pro and is a rebranded Redmi 8A Dual smartphone that was launched in India.

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Apple’s 2020 4.7-inch iPhone could be called iPhone SE (2020); launch imminent

Earlier this week, a report surfaced that Apple could announce the iPhone 9/iPhone SE 2 on April 15th, 2020 and the sales could begin on April 22md, 2020. Now, a new report suggests that the new smartphone from Apple is said to be called iPhone SE (2020) instead of the rumored iPhone 9 and Apple could start taking orders as soon as tomorrow.

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Acer Predator Triton 500 with 300Hz display and Nitro 5 with 10th Gen Intel Core CPU, up to RTX 2080 announced

Today, Intel announced its latest 10th Gen Mobile-H Series processor that takes on the recently announced AMD Ryzen 4000 Series. OEMs have now announced new laptop models with this latest 10th Gen Intel processor. On similar lines, Acer has now announced the Predator Triton 500 and Nitro 5 gaming laptops.

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Intel introduces 10th Gen Mobile H-series processor for laptops with up to 5.3GHz speed

Last year, Intel introduced the 9th Gen Mobile H-series processor for laptops with up to 5GHz speed alongside the 9th Gen desktop processors. Following the launch of 10th Gen Ice Lake and Comet Lake processors, Intel has now announced the 10th Gen Mobile H-series processor based on the Comet Lake family for laptops and is an upgrade to the 9th Gen Mobile H-series processor.

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GST Rate Hike: New Prices for Xiaomi, realme, Samsung, iQOO, OPPO, vivo smartphones

Last month, the GST Council in its 39th meeting increased GST rates for several products including mobile phones from 12% to 18% applicable from April 1st, 2020 and earlier today Apple, POCO announced the new prices. Now, Redmi, OPPO, vivo, realme, Samsung, and iQOO have announced the new prices of their smartphones and here’s a list of smartphones with new prices post-GST Rate Hike.

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POCO X2 gets a Rs. 1000 price hike after increase in GST

Earlier last month, the GST Council in its 39th meeting increased GST rates for several products including mobile phones from 12% to 18% applicable from April 1st, 2020. As announced, mobile brands have increased the prices of their smartphones and earlier today, Apple increased prices of the iPhone lineup. Following that, POCO has also announced that a Rs. 1000 price hike across all variants of the POCO X2 smartphone.

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Uber India launches UberMedic service for COVID-19 crisis

The whole world is fighting the coronavirus pandemic and the outbreak has impacted many. As many places in the world are under lockdown, many companies are introducing special measures to help people. On similar lines, Uber India has now introduced UberMedic Service to assist healthcare providers with its technology and wide network of drivers.

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Apple iPhone 9 / SE 2 could be announced on April 15

Apple launched the compact iPhone SE back in 2016 with iPhone 5s-like design and while Apple shifted the design language starting with iPhone X, a lot of users have been waiting for a refresh to the iPhone SE. Multiple renders and rumors surfaced on the iPhone 9 / iPhone SE 2 recently and now a new report suggests that Apple could finally announce the iPhone 9/ iPhone SE 2 on April 15th, 2020.

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HONOR 8A Prime with 6-inch waterdrop notch display, fingerprint scanner announced

Yesterday at an event, HUAWEI’s HONOR brand announced the Kirin 820 5G SoC, HONOR 30S, and HONOR Play 9A smartphones. Now HONOR has introduced  HONOR 8A Prime, the company’s latest budget smartphone in Russia. The 8A Prime is just a rebranded HONOR 8A Pro that was launched last year, but this one comes at a much lower price point.

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COVID-19: BSNL, Vodafone IDEA extend prepaid validity, gives Rs. 10 free talk time to users

Bharati Airtel and Reliance Jio recently announced a validity extension for prepaid users and free Rs. 10 talktime due to coronavirus crisis. On similar lines now, BSNL and Vodafone IDEA has also announced special measures to assist customers impacted by coronavirus crisis.

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COVID-19: Jio extends validity for JioPhone users, offers free 100 minutes of calls and SMS till April 17

The whole world is fighting the coronavirus pandemic and the outbreak has impacted many. As many places in the world are under lockdown, many companies are introducing special measures to help people. Yesterday, Airtel announced prepaid pack validity extension and free Rs. 10 talk time to 80 million users. On similar lines, now, Reliance Jio has announced special measures to assist Jio users impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19: Airtel extends prepaid pack validity till April 17, gives Rs. 10 talk time to 80 million users

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The whole world is fighting the coronavirus pandemic and the outbreak has impacted many. As many places in the world are under lockdown, many companies are introducing special measures to help people. Recently, Reliance Jio announced free 10 Mbps Jio Fiber connection in feasible areas, double data on Jio Fiber, several apps are offering paid subscriptions for free and more. On similar lines, Airtel has now announced special measures to assist low-income group customers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Video conferencing apps witness increased demand due to coronavirus lock down globally

The whole world is fighting the coronavirus pandemic and the outbreak has impacted many. As many places in the world are under lockdown, people are working from home and resorting to apps and tools to stay in touch with colleagues, attend virtual meetings, and more. While video conferencing apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, etc are already popular among users, the impact of coronavirus has witnessed a surge in downloads of these apps and the report indicates a record growth in demand.

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