iPhone 13 Pro, MacBook Air and more products now enter Brazil free of charge – Gadgets – Tecnoblog

Brazilians arriving from abroad by plane or boat can now worry a little less about the 50% tax rate charged by Brazilian customs. That’s because, since Saturday, the IRS has doubled the limit for tax exemption, and products that cost up to US$ 1,000 pass without extra charge. It turns out that many gadgets launched in 2021, and are top of the line, are below that price range, such as the iPhone 13 Pro, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the MacBook Air.


New IRS limit allows iPhone 13 Pro and MacBook Air purchases to be exempt from import duty (Photo: rawpixel.com /Pexels)

New Federal Revenue rule is already in effect

The new Federal Revenue rule has been in effect since January 1st. The price cap for goods brought in from abroad had not increased for 26 years. The agency confirmed that the change is to offset the inflationary effect that “has occurred throughout the world in recent decades.”

It is noteworthy that, even with the increase in the limit, what is considered when inspecting the Federal Police’s customs agents is the total purchase of the traveler. In other words, it’s better to think long and hard before crossing the $1,000 mark.

For every purchase in the US, states in the country may have different tax rates on the product purchased. In Florida, for example, this deduction can reach 7%, while in states like Washington there is simply no tax on a product.

Travel items for personal use, such as a notebook for a journalist, are not considered by the IRS when collecting the tax. Contrary to what most people think, however, customs agents inspect products sealed in the box. What is always taken into account is whether it is compatible with the traveler’s profile.

9 products that now enter Brazil without tax

With the increase in the limit, some products recently launched by different companies, such as Samsung and Apple, enter the exemption list. Other gadgets released in 2021 also make the list.

  • iPhone 13 Pro — US$ 999
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 is the launch of Apple in 2021 (Image: Lucas Braga / Tecnoblog)

The new line of smartphones from Apple promises greater performance due to the A15Bionic chip, has a 6.1-inch screen and comes with a battery that lasts longer — which should solve a frequent complaint from users of cellphones from the manufacturer.

Prices in Brazil for the iPhone 13 line are the most expensive in the world, according to a survey by Techblog. So it seems quite attractive — and many people come to this conclusion — to leave the country to buy a new Apple smartphone.

The main highlight of the Pro model are the three 12 megapixel cameras, capable of taking pictures in the dark, or even small elements such as insects and water droplets, in high resolution. Another difference is the screen refresh rate, which can reach 120 Hz, thanks to ProMotion technology. Of course, the Cinema Mode, highlighted by Apple, is also an attractive factor: it allows quick focus shifting and makes it easy for the user to record videos.

  • MacBook Air com M1 — US$ 999
New MacBook Air with Apple Silicon (Image: Disclosure/Apple)
New MacBook Air with Apple Silicon (Image: Disclosure/Apple)

Like the iPhone 13 line, a MacBook Air remains extremely expensive in Brazil. And, in part, for an update reason: in 2020, Apple made with the gadget the transition from Intel chips to Apple Silicon, with the installation of the M1 chip to improve the notebook’s performance.

However, only the model with M1 and 256 GB is below US$ 1,000. But it’s not bad for a notebook for content creators, journalists, illustrators, video editors and the like. The M1 chip is capable of high performance when running heavier software, and the seven-core GPU is capable of delivering high quality image processing.

It is noteworthy that, in 2021, Apple announced the new line of MacBook Pro, with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, which are among the most powerful in the industry.

  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 — US$ 999
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 (Image: Darlan Helder/Tecnoblog)
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 (Image: Darlan Helder/Tecnoblog)

One of last year’s top folding launches, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is a lightweight, compact smartphone that is compatible with the 5G network. The price in the United States surprised many consumers, because Samsung launched a high-end model for less than $1,000 — a market trend is that the best phones are getting more expensive.

Join the team of Techblog, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 was ranked second for best cell phone of 2021, behind the iPhone 13 Pro Max. With an AMOLED screen and 120 Hz refresh rate, it’s a powerful cell phone that was designed for times of day when a foldable it’s more convenient than a full-sized smartphone.

  • Google Pixel 6 Pro — US$ 899
Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have Google SoC (image: publicity/Google)
Pixel 6 and 6 Pro (image: Google/Disclosure)

If you’re a fan of Android phones, the Google Pixel 6 Pro is a great gadget choice at a friendlier price than the Galaxy Z Flip 3. In this case, the company’s phone can be purchased for $899 with 128GB storage , or for $999 with 256 GB.

Also launched in 2021, it is a compact smartphone, with a design that emphasizes the rear and performs well in numerous functions.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro has a 6.7-inch screen, with a resolution of 440p and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The high-end battery may be lacking, but for the price, Google’s cell phone rivals other models. Samsung and Apple.

  • Câmera Mirrorless Sony A6400 — US$ 899

Sony A6400 Mirrorless Camera (Image: Sony/Disclosure)

Big camera fans can now enjoy more advanced gadgets thanks to the increased overseas purchase limit. For example, one of the cheapest cameras with mirrorless technology from Sony, the A6400.

The design of this camera is lightweight and made for the product to be transported quickly. The screen on the back of the A6400 can be folded up if the photographer wants to take low-angle shots, or record vlogs and take selfies.

The Sony A6400’s image definition is quite high, and the image contrast can be higher than that of other cameras for the same price. Also, photographs taken in the dark, and at a higher ISO, have less noise.

  • AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Graphics Card — $649
Radeon RX 6800 XT (Image: AMD)
Radeon RX 6800 XT (Image: AMD)

The graphics card launched in 2021 by AMD rivals Nvidia’s RTX 3080 and delivers graphics performance compatible with the heaviest games. Components to build the gamer PC of your dreams have become even more expensive in Brazil, due to inflation and the crisis of shortage of chips in the technology sector.

The RX 6800 XT has ray tracing, 4K support, and performance that beats rivals in games like Resident Evil: Village, while doing worse in other games. But it’s a cheaper option than Nvidia’s graphics card.

  • Processador Intel Core i9 – 12900K — US$ 599

Intel i9-12900K Processor (Image: Intel/Disclosure)

It is one of the best gaming performance processors on the market. Despite being slightly worse than some of AMD’s competitors, Intel nailed it with 128GB of memory, 16-core CPU and 5.20GHz cap.

In addition to being powerful running games, it performs other tasks of a common PC without crashing or presenting bugs. The chip has an 86x hybrid design, which was groundbreaking for Intel at its launch last year.

  • Xiaomi Mi Scooter Elétrica — US$ 599
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro (Image: Xiaomi/Disclosure)

Missing Yellow and Green scooters here in Brazil? This electric scooter from Xiaomi can be a practical solution, and it is within the new limit of the Internal Revenue Service.

Bringing a scooter to Brazil is another challenge in itself, but this electric scooter is a good choice because it is compact, sustainable and easy to handle. Above all, it’s lightweight and can be moved from place to place without a lot of effort — perfect for big cities like São Paulo.

  • Drone DJI Air 2S — US$ 999

DJI Air 2S Drone (Image: Bidgee/ Wikimedia Commons)

Finally, we come to the drones. The Air 2S is not DJI’s top-of-the-line drone, but it is one of the best in terms of cost-effectiveness. The gadget features a camera capable of recording videos in 5.4K resolution, and, for that price, other drones leave something to be desired in the visual field.

The Air 2S is easy to control in the sky, remaining stable enough for shooting aerial shots, and quickly repositioning for shooting on the move. The signal range is also a strength of the device.

With information: Folha de S.Paulo and EBC

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