Rumour that government to ban Chinese smartphones under 12k fails to be true.

Yashwanth Ram
Yashwanth Ram

There are no plans by the Indian government to ban the sale of Chinese smartphones under Rs. 12,000.

A new report has claimed. Chinese smartphones dominate the Indian market with Xiaomi leading the Indian smartphone market in Q2 2022. The government is also looking into cases of alleged tax evasion by three mobile companies from China — Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.

“The Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has issued notice to Oppo, the mobile company, for a total customs duty of Rs 4,389 crore, and these are on the grounds of misdeclaration of certain goods, leading to a short payment in customs duty. That duty evasion, we think, is about Rs 2,981 crores,” Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Rajya Sabha earlier this month.

This news come as Chinese smartphones continue to dominate the Indian market with Xiaomi leading the Indian smartphone market in Q2 2022. Realme’s shipments also increased by 23.7 percent to 6.1 million units, helping it gain 17.5 percent market share while Vivo’s shipment grew by 17.4 percent to 5.9 million units. the government is also looking into cases of alleged tax evasion by three mobile companies from China — Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.

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