Apple is Aiming to Shift 20 Percent Production from China to India
Apple is reportedly aiming to shift nearly a fifth (20 percent) of its production from China to India. The plan comes after several meetings between Apple’s senior executives and top officialdom over the last few months, reports The Economic Times.
According to experts quoted by ET, this move could make Apple the biggest exporter in the country. The step might be a part of the Indian government’s Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme and could yield iPhones worth up to $40 billion for exports via Apple’s contract manufacturers Wistron and Foxconn.
“We expect Apple to produce up to $40 billion worth of smartphones, mostly for exports through its contract manufacturers Wistron and Foxconn, availing the advantages under the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme,” a senior government official told ET.
That said, it seems like there are some roadblocks that need to be addressed before proceeding with the plan, especially in terms of producing plant and machinery’s valuation.
“There are some problems with a number of clauses. As an example, valuing the entire plant and machinery already in use in its plants across China and other places at 40% of that value and also the extent of the business information sought under the scheme are some of the irritants,” an individual familiar with the matter told ET.
According to the report, the primary steps for this process were taken on the 28th of December last year when India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top executives of Apple, Samsung, and Lava. The govt. expects brands like Samsung, Oppo, and Vivo to show interest likewise once the guidelines are out next week. The scheme will get into effect from August 1.
Companies a part of the PLI scheme must manufacture phones worth at least $10 billion in a very phased manner between 2020 and 2025 to enjoy the advantages of the scheme. The targets should be met on a yearly basis.
The government reportedly expects mobile exports to cross $100 billion through this scheme. To put that in perspective, the mobile phone exports for 2019-20 were around $3 billion.
Samsung Galaxy M41 Spotted Online with Massive 6,800mAh Battery
A few weeks ago, we heard reports that Samsung will ditch the Galaxy M41 entirely out of its M-series in favor of the upcoming Galaxy M51. However, this information might not be valid anymore. This is because the latest certification has surfaced online and it points on to the Samsung Galaxy M41.
As per a report by GSMarena, the Samsung Galaxy M41 3C certification had been cleared last week on June 28. If we pass the certification, which may be a very reliable indicator that the phone remains alive, we also spot some specifications of the upcoming M-series phone. This includes a huge 6,800mAh battery powering the phone. That’s 800mAh larger than even Samsung’s recent M series phones.
The 6,800mAh battery is really like the batteries employed in larger tablets. Considering this is an M-series device, the Samsung Galaxy M41 might be priced at around Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 in India. Hence, it’ll remain as of now, the only phone with such an outsized battery within the segment. There is also an image of the massive battery on the safety Korea website.
The information points to the very fact that Samsung may have found how to resolve its OLED panel supply issue. We heard Samsung was about to implement an OLED panel that was made by a third-party company on the M41. This might have contrasted other Samsung phones that use OLED panels made by the corporate itself. This third party was believed to be TCL’s China Star Optoelectronics Technology. However, in later development, Samsung had apparently canceled the plan and ditched the Galaxy M41 altogether.
In other news, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra just leaked on Online. The accidental leak showcases what appears to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in its full glory. This includes the new copper color, the rear camera setup, and a few elements regarding the design
PUBG Mobile Update 0.19.0 with Livik Map Coming on July 7
PUBG Mobile devs released the name and even teased the upcoming Livik map for update 0.19.0. And now Tencent Games has announced that the new update with the Livik map will arrive on July 7. This has been announced in multiple tweets from the official Twitter handle. PUBG Mobile has even teased photos of the upcoming Livik map.
PUBG Mobile Season 14: Confirmed details
But for the most part, the Livik Map has been revealed, since it’s available in Beta. As for the details that are confirmed, PUBG Mobile Season 14 will bring the new Livik map. This was only available in closed beta and the devs made it official recently on social media. PUBG Mobile confirmed that the secret map is named Livik Map. And now the developers have shared a tweet that announces that the upcoming update 0.19.0 is going to be released on July 7.
We have played the new secret map which we expect to be the Livik map and though it absolutely was not the final version of the map. We found the map rather small and would bring some tight action. From what we’ve played it’s apparent that the map is quite small, and will be 2x2km in size. This might make it the smallest map yet.
When experiencing the gameplay of Livik Map which will be added with update 0.19.0, right off the bat you’ll notice that it’s elements from all the other four maps in each corner. There are some new weapons on this map also, these include the P90 SMG also as the SPAS-12 shotgun. The inclusion of these weapons alongside how abundantly guns are available goes to point out that the devs want this to be an action-packed map.
The Livik map is full of buildings and obstacles. These also will help in combat by providing cover while engaging the enemy. There are some new buildings on the map also. Plus there are some which show that some buildings from the other maps are also being employed here.
Though this is a particularly small map there are some vehicles. These will still be useful to rush players and take cover behind. The old vehicles just like Buggy, Bike, and the UAZ are present. Besides these, there’s a brand new monster truck within the map that may run over anything. This vehicle goes over boulders and other cars. The Livik Map is playable right now on the open beta version of PUBG mobile which features the update 0.19.0.
Ancient Secret Event: Leaked details
A match in the Ancient Secret Event mode starts off like all other matches on the Erangel map. But suddenly from a huge structure, a titan made from sand rises out. The skies are covered in a sandstorm and the titan invokes three ancient Egyptian buildings. These buildings then disappear and reappear in several parts of the map. The buildings are the same as ‘Ruins’ on the Sanhok map but are clearly ancient Egyptian. These buildings when people land on them start flying high in the sky.
The loot in these buildings is top tier, and there are puzzles to get even more loot. Players can defeat a mummy to get the best guns and armor within the game. Players need to jump off these buildings and use parachutes to succeed in land or other floating buildings around.
Besides this, other details about the following season have been leaked by Mr. Ghost Gaming on his YouTube channel. The supposed trailer of the upcoming season has also been leaked. As stated in the leaks the upcoming season is about to feature the Royale Pass called ‘Spark The Flame’.
Some of the sets leaked seem to be inspired by Egyptian mythology. The posters, frames, also as the rewards are showed in the video. There are new skins, costumes, headgear coming with the following season. As for the trailer, it seems to show the character skins that are leaked which suggest that it’s possibly real.
Realme 6i Indian Variant Could be a Rebadged Realme 6s, Suggests Report
Chinese smartphone brand Realme is slowly starting to develop a confusing lineup of devices almost like rival brand Xiaomi. We are soon commencing to see plenty of Realme devices being launched with a specific name in one country and the name then being switched to another by the time the phone launches elsewhere. Reportedly, this may even be the case with the upcoming Realme 6i.
The Realme 6i isn’t a single device. The initial Realme 6i was launched in India as the Realme Narzo 10. This was likely because the brand didn’t want to adopt a budget phone into the mid-range ‘6’ series in the country. Now, however, Realme is launching a Realme 6i in the country, and as per a report by OnPhones via GizmoChina, this may actually be a rebadged Realme 6s, that launched in Europe in May 2020.
Realme 6i leaked specifications
An image of a poster for the upcoming Realme phone also surfaced in the blog. The poster in the picture shows a smartphone with a few specifications revealed. This includes a MediaTek Helio G90T processor, a 90Hz ultra-smooth display, and a 48-megapixel quad-camera setup. The image also depicts that the Realme smartphone will also be available in black and white color variants. Moreover, it’ll feature a single punch-hole cutout on the top-left of the display.
As per the source, the Realme 6i is going to be available in barely one configuration which is 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. It had been also revealed that the smartphone could launch next week in the country.
Realme has quite a few variants to settle on from now in its budget to upper-mid-range segments. While the Narzo series represent the upper-budget segment, the Realme 6 series are proper mid-range devices. We expect the new Realme 6i to be positioned below the Realme 6, which after a recent hike now costs Rs 14,000.
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