Google teases Pixel 3a series with Night Sight on Flipkart, set for India launch on May 8,Google teases the Pixel 3a via Flipkart’s teaser. The teaser confirms previous leaks of the Pixel 3a sporting 18:9 display with thick forehead and chins.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiMay 1, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 09:23 IST HIGHLIGHTSGoogle is teasing the Pixel 3a’s launch in India on May 8.The Pixel 3a series is expected to be unveiled at the Google I/O 2019.Pixel 3a series will be an affordable version of the flagship Pixel 3 phones.The Pixel 3a has been one of the most leaked smartphones in the history of smartphones and computers. Even before the Pixel 3 flagship series leaked, there was information about the cheaper Pixel devices on the web. Over the course of time, the Pixel 3a suffered the same fate as the Pixel 3, with hands-on videos and highly detailed photos of prototype units floating around the web. As rumoured, Google will unveil the Pixel 3a at the I/O event next week and the company has thrown out a teaser on Flipkart.Google has released a new teaser for a new Pixel device on Flipkart. The teaser states, “Something big is coming to Pixel universe. Know more on 8th May.” Following the text, the teaser shows a darkened render of a phone with the edges of the device highlighted.While Google may not have revealed anything more, it clearly seems that this is the Pixel 3a and will be unveiled in India alongside the global announcement of the device at the Google I/O 2019. The teaser image also hints at the Pixel 3a’s design features. The trademark Pixel button arrangement is easily visible. Enhanced image of Google’s teaser reveals Pixel 3a designIf you play around with the contrast, you can also figure out the top and bottom bezels and the earpiece grille. The microphone will also be resting on the chin, emulating the stereo speaker setup from the flagship Pixel 3.Another teaser poster on Flipkart hints about Google’s night mode for the camera. The teaser reads — Losing Sight after Twilight? Something’s Coming. This indicates towards Google’s Night Sight mode that debuted in the Pixel 3 last October. The Night Sight feature is known for producing highly usable images in almost dark situations using computational photography. The Night Sight seems to be on the feature list for Google’s Pixel 3a.advertisement While Google isn’t revealing much about the Pixel 3a, the leaks have literally given out everything one needs to know about the device. The Pixel 3a is Google’s idea of an affordable smartphone that offers the Pixel experience without massive compromises. There will be two variants – a smaller Pixel 3a with a 5.6-inch display and a bigger Pixel 3a XL with a 6.5-inch display. Rumours suggest the Pixel 3a will be powered by a Snapdragon 670 chipset while the bigger Pixel 3a XL will get the Snapdragon 710 chipset.Both the Pixel 3a variants will get a single 12-megapixel rear camera. The smaller Pixel 3a will get a 2915mAh battery while the bigger Pixel 3a XL will get a 3000mAh battery. Both the phones will also come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Since these belong to the Pixel lineup, they will run on stock Android Pie with Pixel UI on top.ALSO READ | Google Pixel 3a leaks again: Pixel UI, single rear camera and everything else we have seen beforeALSO READ | Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL renders leak again: 3.5mm headphone jack, single rear camera, USB-C port and moreALSO READ | Google I/O 2019: Android Q, Pixel 3a, Stadia cloud gaming and other goodies Google is expected to unveilGet 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 GoogleFollow androidFollow Pixel
New Delhi: iTwo years after the landmark goods and services tax (GST) amalgamated 17 different central and state levies, returns filing under the new indirect tax regime continues to be wobbly with filings showing spikes every three months but continue to be less than desired, data analysis showed. Also, compliance in filing summary sales return GSTR-3B has not improved much since July 2017, as businesses continue to file it after the monthly due date, with compliance averaging at around 60 per cent. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep Analysis of data released by Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) showed that while on an average, 50 per cent of the registered taxpayers filed GSTR-3B within due date in July 2017, the number increased to around 85 per cent as on June 23, 2019. Similarly, 65 per cent of taxpayers filed within due date in July 2018, a total of 85 per cent of the eligible taxpayers have filed it as on June 23, 2019. Similar trend continued in April, with less than 60 per cent of eligible taxpayers filing returns within due date, and the total number of GSTR-3B filed increased to nearly 80 per cent as on June 23, 2019. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs While businesses have to file GSTR-3B by the 20th day of the succeeding month, GSTR-1 has to be filed by the 10th day. According to GST laws, the fee for late filing of the returns is Rs 25 per day for Central GST (CGST) and an equal amount under State GST (SGST). However, those businesses who have to file returns but have ‘nil’ tax liability would have to pay a fine of Rs 10 under CGST law, and an equal amount under SGST law. An analysis of GSTR-1 filing trend showed that final sales return filed by businesses spiked every quarter, reflecting that composition scheme dealers and small businesses file their returns. However, there is still a huge divergence in the number of businesses who are eligible to file GSTR-1 and those who actually file it. The data showed that while a little over 1 crore businesses were eligible to file GSTR-1 as of March 2019, only a little over 65 lakh have actually filed it. Similarly for December 2018, while about 1 crore businesses were required to file GSTR-1, about 75 lakh have filed it till June 23, 2019. In the current financial year, while around 55 lakh businesses were eligible to file GSTR-1, about 25 lakh and 20 lakh businesses have filed the return in April and May, respectively. The new indirect tax regime was rolled out on July 1, 2017. From just 38.51 lakh businesses registered under GST then, the number has gone up to a whopping over 1.22 crore.