Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale: Top offers on budget, flagship smartphones

Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale detailsLatest News Home-grown e-commerce platform Flipkart is currently offering discounts, exchange offers, no-cost equated monthly instalment schemes and buyback add-ons at discounted rates on smartphones under its Big Shopping Days sale. The online portal is also offering a 10 per cent instant discount on select smartphones to State Bank of India credit card users. The four-day sale started on July 16 and would continue until July 19. here are some of the best offers under the four-day sale:

GOOGLE PIXEL 2 AND PIXEL 2 XL

On the Pixel 2, the online shopping portal is offering a flat discount of Rs 16,001, cashback of Rs 8,000 on select cards and an additional exchange value of Rs 3,000 that brings down the effective cost of the smartphone to Rs 42,999. In addition, the e-commerce portal is also offering an optional buyback policy at Rs 199, which assures the buyback value of Rs 37,000. However, the buyback value is applicable only if the phone is exchanged to purchase another smartphone from the portal between six and eight months. All these offers are also applicable on Google Pixel 2 XL.

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 5

The Redmi Note 5, a budget smartphone from the stable of Xiaomi, is also eligible for a 10 per cent instant discount on SBI credit cards. Originally priced at Rs 9,999 for the base model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, the phone is available at Rs 8,999 after the instant discount. To Bajaj Finserv card users, the online portal is also offering a no-cost EMI scheme, which removes the interest components from monthly instalments.

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Oppo Find X earns people’s votes as innovative smartphone: Know poll result

Oppo Find X

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo on July 12 launched the Oppo Find X in India. The phone is one of its kind and comes with a motorised mechanical pop-up module, which hosts front camera, earpiece, sensors on the front and rear camera, along with LED flash on the back. In a poll run on the day of launch, we asked for our readers to give their opinion about the phone, and their mandate has been in favour of the Oppo Find X. They see the device as an innovative smartphone rather than a marketing gimmick.

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The Find X sports a new design in comparison to the current-generation flagship smartphones. The phone features a curved arc glass-based design with a 6.42-inch AMOLED screen in 19.5:9 aspect ratio on the front, stretchingt from edge to edge on three sides, and leaving a negligible chin at the bottom. The all-screen design is achieved by moving the earpiece, selfie camera and sensors to the pop-up mechanic module (stealth design), which comes out from the top. The module also sports the dual camera set-up on its back, along with LED flash, that leaves the phone’s back with only the Oppo logo and the Find X moniker.

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Samsung to unveil Galaxy On-series smartphone on Flipkart today: Know more

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Samsung, a South Korean electronics manufacturer, is gearing up to announce a new Galaxy On-series smartphone in India today i.e. July 2. Tipped to be the Samsung Galaxy On6 Specification, the smartphone is going to be Flipkart-exclusive and the e-commerce portal has put up a listing page highlighting some of the features of the upcoming device.

In May, Samsung introduced a fresh line-up of its J-series and A-series smartphones. The smartphones boast Infinity display, which is a term used by Samsung for its 18.5:9 aspect ratio screen. The Galaxy On6 is also expected to sport the Infinity display, however, the exact size and resolution are not known.

Based on the previous Galaxy On-series launches, it is known that the On-series smartphones are rebranded versions of company’s J-series devices. Therefore, the Samsung Galaxy On6 Price is expected to be similar to the recently launched Galaxy J6. The upcoming phone’s silhouettes on teaser posted on Flipkart also hints at the possibility of a rebranded J6.

The details around the On6 is still scarce, but if the phone would a rebranded J6 it would sport a 5.6-inch HD+ 18.5:9 aspect ratio super AMOLED screen packed in a polycarbonate unibody. The phone would be powered by Exynos 7-series octa-core processor, paired with either 3GB/32GB or 4GB/64GB RAM and storage configurations. The phone would sports a 13-megapixel primary camera and an 8MP selfie camera, both assisted by LED flash. Powering the device would be a 3,000 mAh battery.

The phone is expected to be priced sub-Rs 15,000.

Asus to launch Zenfone 5z with notch display, Qualcomm 845 SoC on July 4

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Asus, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, is gearing up to launch the Flipkart-exclusive Zenfone 5z in India on July 4. The e-commerce platform recently listed the teaser page, confirming the launch of premium smartphone in India.

Asus Zenfone 5z was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February, alongside Zenfone 5. Both sport similar glass-metal-glass sandwich design and feature a dual camera set-up on the back. However, the processor, RAM and storage configurations set them apart.

In terms of features, the Zenfone 5z specification boasts 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, thanks to its 6.2-inch fullHD+ screen covering almost the entire front. The 19:9 aspect ratio leaves just a small notch on top to accommodate an 8-megapixel camera, earpiece and sensors – just like in Apple iPhone X but smaller.

Flipkart’s PhonePe ties up with Ola, bets on micro-apps for growth

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Flipkart-owned digital payments firm PhonePe has tied up with homegrown cab aggregator Ola, where users can book a cab or an auto using a micro-app built on its payments platform.

The company has gone live with three such micro-apps, including that of redBus and Metro services, and plans to go live with 5 to 10 more in the ongoing quarter.

Ola’s scale and reach, topped with our AutoPay feature will enable greater convenience and control to our users while making payments seamless,” said Rahul Chari, co-founder and chief technology officer, PhonePe.

The company, which has built its payments platform primarily on top of the National Payments Corp of India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI), crossed the 100-million user milestone last month.

Through the AutoPay feature, users can link their credit or debit card for an Ola ride in the PhonePe app once, and the ride-fare would automatically be paid at the end of every ride.

The company has already integrated mobile wallets such as FreeCharge and Jio Money on its platform to give more options to users.

OnePlus 6, Honor 10 India launches this week: Things that you need to know

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Chinese smartphone manufacturers OnePlus and Honor are gearing up to launch their flagship smartphone – the OnePlus 6 Specification and Honor 10 – in India this week. While the OnePlus 6 is set to be unveiled on May 17 and go on sale starting May 21, exclusively on Amazon, the Honor 10 would be unveiled on May 15 and go on sale starting May 16 on Flipkart. Both the smartphones would compete in the mid-range flagship segment.

Here are a few things that you need to know about the OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 smartphones:

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OnePlus 6 screen

The OnePlus has used a 5.5-inch fullHD screen in most of its smartphones, except the OnePlus 5T, which has a 6-inch screen due to an 18:9 aspect ratio screen. The OnePlus 6, based on recent leak by Amazon Germany, is expected to have a 6.28-inch screen with fullHD+ resolution. As confirmed by the company’s co-founder earlier, the screen would sport a notch on top.

OnePlus 6 design

The OnePlus 6 will make a departure from the current trend of an aluminium build in favour of a glass body, but it would retain horizontal lines and curved design of the current generation flagship.

OnePlus 6 colours

The new glass-based design of the OnePlus 6 is confirmed to feature nanotech coating, something similar to the Huawei P20 Pro. Therefore, the phone is expected to come in multiple colour options, too. The phone is expected to come in at least three colour variants – black, white and blue.

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Flipkart board said to have okayed $15-bn deal to sell 75% stake to Walmart

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The board of Flipkart Online Services Pvt has approved an agreement to sell about 75 per cent of the company to a Walmart Inc.-led group for approximately $15 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, an enormous bet by the American retailer on international expansion.

Under the proposed deal, SoftBank Group Corp. will sell all of the 20-plus per cent stake it holds in Flipkart through an investment fund at a valuation of roughly $20 billion, said the people, asking not to be named because the matter is private. Google-parent Alphabet Inc. is likely to participate in the investment with Walmart, said one of the people. A final close is expected within 10 days, though terms could still change and a deal isn’t certain, they said.

That would seal a Walmart triumph over Amazon.com Inc., which has been trying to take control of Flipkart with a competing offer. Flipkart’s board ultimately decided a deal with Walmart is more likely to win regulatory approval because Amazon is the No. 2 e-commerce operator in India behind Flipkart Walmart Deal and its primary competitor. Amazon is out of the running unless Walmart hits unforeseen trouble.

f completed, the deal will give Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart a leading position in the growing market of 1.3 billion people and a chance to rebuild its reputation online. The world’s largest retailer has struggled against Amazon as consumers increase their spending on the internet. India is the next big potential prize after the U.S. and China, where foreign retailers have made little progress against Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

SoftBank declined to comment. Flipkart, Walmart and Google didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Amazon has already been aggressively expanding in the country on its own. Founder Jeff Bezos has committed $5.5 billion to the country and his local chief, Amit Agarwal, has made progress by adapting the site to local conditions.

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