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App ban won’t impact your Chinese phones, for now


Banning apps may impact the strong grip that Chinese phone makers have on Indian markets.

NEW DELHI: Your Chinese smartphones — from companies such as Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and RealMe — will continue to work and not be immediately affected by the government action against 59 Chinese apps. But the app ban may impact the strong grip that phone makers from across the border have on Indian markets.

While there has been an anti-Chinese goods sentiment in recent days, the government’s decision to block popular apps such as TikTok, CamScanner and UC Browser may create some fear among buyers who have ...


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