Moto G7 Power officially launched for Rs 13,990, India gets more RAM and storage

first_imgMoto G7 Power officially launched for Rs 13,990, India gets more RAM and storageThe G7 Power will be available for purchase for Rs 13,990. India will only get the Ceramic Black variant along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiFebruary 15, 2019UPDATED: February 15, 2019 16:29 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Moto G7 Power sports a 6.2-inch LCD display with HD+ resolution.The G7 Power will run on Android 9 Pie with Moto Experiences out-of-the-box.The Moto G7 Power grabs highlights with its 5000mAh battery.After being in the rumour mill for a while, Motorola India has finally made the G7 Power official. The handset goes on sale in India for Rs 13,990 and comes only in the Ceramic Black variant. The Indian variant also gets more RAM and storage than the international variant – 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The G7 Power will be available for purchase via offline retail channels as well as Flipkart.The Moto G7 Power is meant for those who value longer battery life over everything else. The phone sports a 5000mAh battery and comes equipped with a 15W TurboPower fast charging. The handset also features a modern 6.2-inch display with a notch on the top. And yes, there’s a fingerprint sensor sitting on the Moto logo.Moto G7 Power specificationsThe Moto G7 Power sports a 6.2-inch LCD display with HD+ resolution with a notch on top. It also sports a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera and is powered by a Snapdragon 632 chipset. The Indian variant gets 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. As with previous Moto G series phones, the G7 Power will come with a nearly stock Android interface. The G7 Power will run on Android 9 Pie with Moto Experiences out-of-the-box.The Moto G7 Power grabs highlights with its 5000mAh battery. Motorola claims that the G7 Power will be able to deliver up to 60 hours of endurance at a time. Also, the G7 Power gets the 15W TurboPower fast charging as standard. Motorola claims that one can charge the battery for 9 hours of usage within 15 minutes.advertisementMoto G7 Power price and availabilityThe Moto G7 Power will go on sale in India at a price of Rs 13,999. The handset will only sell in one variant in India with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The Indian variant will only sell in the Ceramic Black variant.Moto G7 Power competitorsThe Moto G7 Power will compete with the likes of Redmi Note 6 Pro and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. The ZenFone Max Pro M2 also offers a big 5000mAh battery but comes with a more powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset with at least 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Samsung’s Galaxy M20 also comes with an equally big 5000mAh battery and offers a more desirable waterdrop notch display and a dual camera setup. From Motorola’s own stable, the Moto One Power also offers a 5000mAh battery but is powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset and gets the Android One treatment with the latest updates before any other device.ALSO READ | Moto G7 Power to go on sale from today: Price, Specifications and everything else you need to knowALSO READ | Exclusive: Moto G7 Power will sell at a market price of Rs 13,999 in IndiaALSO READ | Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power and G7 Play unveiled, to start from Rs 19,000 approximatelyGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow MotorolaFollow MotoFollow Lenovolast_img read more

FPA says VAT on local lumber discouraging consumers from purchasing

… as forestry sector reports increase in cheaper substitutesThe Forest Products Association of Guyana (FPA) is again raising concerns about the imposition of Value Added Tax (VAT) on local lumber at all stages in the production chain.FPA President Ricky Ramsaroop on Tuesday said consumers were now going after plastic wood substitutes and concrete, and in some cases importing alternative construction products instead of lumber.The main reason for this, according to Ramsaroop, is the VAT that was imposed on the sector this year. He said this was now taking a toll on the local industry and persons were now feeling the squeeze.“So, people prefer to go for concrete products and all of that is putting pressure on the wood sector. This is where we expect the Government will intervene,” the FPA head asserted.Ramsaroop, who also serves as a Director on the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), was quoted in the media saying that this issue was brought up for discussion at a Commission meeting.He said now that it has the attention of the GFC, it is hoped that the matter would be raised again with the Government, to look at ways of possibly reversing or reducing the VAT rate.The FPA head claimed the tax imposition could cause a virtual shutdown of the sector, create mass unemployment in specific Amerindian communities and for other persons living in the interior.A forest concession in Guyana’s rainforestRamsaroop said it also had the potential to increase illegal logging and deforestation and forest degradation, thus endangering the Green Development Plan and access to future carbon funds.Meanwhile, the VAT to some extent is already causing a reduction in forestry activities, and hinterland roads and other infrastructure maintained by forest operators could be threatened also, he posited.Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo has said that the imposition of VAT on the sector was in direct conflict with the Government’s stated objective of promoting value-added production.Locally-produced lumber-based items, including plywood, are also subject to VAT. Previously, there was no VAT on the final sale of lumber and plywood. Jagdeo said this would only deter individuals from buying the commodity.The former President said the coalition Government had been critical of loggers and logging companies summarily cutting down trees and exporting them, but its position had now changed.According to him, while Government claims it wants to support more value-added activities in the forestry sector, it has simultaneously placed 14 per cent VAT on processed lumber.Last year, the forestry sector contracted more than 30 per cent, principally as a result of Barama halting the production of logs and the United Kingdom’s restriction on greenheart logs originating from Guyana.In its March 2017 monthly bulletin, the Finance Ministry said that forestry production for February 2017 amounted to 21,300 cubic metres compared with 25,319 cubic metres in February 2016. According to the report, this has resulted in production reaching 37,074 cubic metres, year-to-date, compared to 51,052 cubic metres in 2016.Finance Minister Winston Jordan had said in May of this year that he is willing to remove the 14 per cent Valued Added Tax (VAT) on forestry products if evidence can be provided to show that the tax was hurting the lumber industry.Jordan explained that representation was made to him by the private sector that the “VAT was killing the industry.”  The Minister expressed the view however, that he did not believe that the industry was being killed.  “If it was killed, it was a long time ago, when we allowed pine and sheet rock to come in at undervalued price and we allowed it to knock out our own fledging industry, but they have said that this VAT is killing them, so I said bring the evidence and if it is, not only will we remove the VAT, but we will give further incentives so that the lumber industry can grow and be competitive in Guyana,” he had said.Forest products that have since February 1, 2017 begun attracting VAT include, logs, shingles, staves, lumber (rough and dressed), piles, poles, posts, spars, veneer, plywood, charcoal, firewood, wattles and manicole palm. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’VAT killing the lumber industry’: Jordan says ‘bring the evidence’ and it will be removedMay 2, 2017In “latest news”VAT on exports: PSC, GMSA, GCCI, GREMA, FPA call out Gov’t over moveApril 23, 2018In “Business”Government to introduce import permit for foreign wood- TrotmanAugust 4, 2017In “Business” read more