Tag Archives: Premium

Income Tax Scare For Startups For Issuing Preference Shares At A Premium Over Fair Market Value; Tax Experts Also Under Scanner For Valuation Of Startups

In a tax scare for startups, the Income Tax department has sent notices to startups and unlisted subsidiaries of some major Indian companies and multinationals for raising funds through preference shares in excess of what it considers the fair market value. The department has sent notices to about 200 entities under Section 56(2)(vii)(b) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, in ... Read More »

Sony culling ‘Premium Standard’ smartphones, blames poor sales

Sony has vowed to kill off ‘Premium Standard phones, the company’s line of affordable near-flagship smartphones. During the company’s 2017 Investor Day, Sony pledged to eventually discontinue the ‘Premium Standard’ smartphone range following an uninspiring sales performance. Examples of these handsets include 2016’s Sony Xperia X and Sony Xperia X Compact. Both featured relatively premium specs, but were priced more ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ Premium First Impressions

HIGHLIGHTS The Sony Xperia XZ Premium was launched earlier this week The Xperia XZ Premium price in India is Rs. 59,990 The flagship smartphone will go on sale on June 12 Sony is known for its well-built and good looking smartphones and its latest smartphone is no exception. Sony on Thursday launched its premium device Xperia XZ Premium which does ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 6 Premium Variant Rumoured to Have Dual-Edge Curved Screen, Ceramic Body, 6GB RAM

Xiaomi Mi 6, the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone of 2017, was recently rumoured to come in three variants and launch at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. While Xiaomi has now confirmed that it will not make an appearance at MWC, a new leak has revealed key features of the Mi 6 smartphone, most significantly that the top variant of the device ... Read More »

Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium Start Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Sony has begun rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update to Xperia Z devices that currently include Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium, whereas it is expected to reach Xperia Z5 Compact some time later. The Android Nougat update is being pushed via an OTA update for select variants of phone. This means that the Android Nougat rollout is ... Read More »

Google Pixel Phones Capture 10 Percent of Premium Smartphone Share in India in October: Counterpoint

Last month, Google launched its first fully self-branded Pixel smartphones worldwide as well as in India. The unique and the distinguishing factor about these smartphones from the earlier Nexus series is that these smartphones are premium in terms of features as well as the price tag. Pixel phones have been pitched by the search giant as direct competitors to Apple’s ... Read More »

iPhone 8 to Sport OLED Display Only in Premium Variant Due to Supply Issues: Report

  The iPhone 8 next year is said to come with big changes, the most exciting one being the shift to OLED screens. However, a fresh report says that Apple’s suppliers are facing production issues, and this hurdle could force the Cupertino giant to abandon OLED display plans for all of iPhone 8 models – sticking to one. Bloomberg reports ... Read More »

SanDisk Ultra microSDXC Premium Edition Card, 2-in-1 SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 Launched in India

  SanDisk, the flash storage company now owned by WD, has launched two new products for mobile users in India: the 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card, and the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 pen drive with both USB and Micro-USB connectors. The 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card is aimed at mainstream users in need of a ... Read More »

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, Desire 10 Pro With 5.5-Inch Displays, Premium Designs Launched

As expected, HTC on Tuesday unveiled the Desire 10 Lifestyle and Desire 10 Pro smartphones. The company has not provided pricing details of the new mid-range smartphones in its lineup, though it says the Desire 10 Lifestyle will become available in select markets from September itself, while the Desire 10 Pro will become available in November. The highlight of the ... Read More »

Sony Xperia X Dual, Xperia Z5 Premium Dual Price Slashed in India

Sony India on Monday announced it was slashing the prices of two of its top-end smartphones in India. The Sony Xperia X Dual, which was launched back in May, is now priced at Rs. 38,990. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual on the other hand, which was launched in October last year, is now priced at Rs. 47,990. To note, ... Read More »