Amazon’s Great Indian Festival Sale runs from October 14 to 17, and the company is teasing discounts of up to 40 percent on Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Moto phones, among others. There will be deals on TVs, laptops, cameras, storage devices, and accessories. Amazon offers discounts on its exclusive brands, Kindle products, and AmazonBasics accessories.

Flipkart and Snapdeal have joined Amazon in teasing some of the deals available during Diwali sales this weekend. Flipkart’s Big Diwali Sale runs from October 14-17, and the company offers buyback guarantees, instant discounts for HDFC Bank cardholders, and free EMIs in addition to price reductions. Popular phones that are discounted include the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Moto C Plus, Lenovo K8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy On Max, and Moto E4 Plus. Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel, and Pixel XL are heavily discounted. There are also hints of special offers on recently launched phones like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and Honor 9i.

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Meanwhile, Snapdeal has already started the Unbox Diwali sale, which runs from October 13-16. There are offers on multiple product categories. There are discounts and cashback offers for Citibank, Standard Chartered, and HSBC cardholders, plus Dhamaka deals throughout the sale. Smartphones on offer include the Vivo V5 Plus, Gionee A1, and Moto G5s. Other products for sale include storage devices, headphones, laptops, and Bluetooth speakers.

Jio’s subscriber base has grown to 136.8 million. Reliance Industries Ltd. announced in its latest quarterly report that Jio’s subscriber base is 136.8 million as of September 30. This represents a growth of 15.3 million subscribers compared to the previous quarter. However, Jio Infocomm recorded a loss of Rs. $271 million. The company still believes this is a strong achievement, and its use reflects the needs of Indian society. The company also sold an estimated 27 million LTE-enabled smartphones in India and claimed to have an 85 percent market share in LTE smartphones.

Nokia 8 with 6GB RAM, 128GB storage goes on sale; Nokia 6 gets software update HMD Global, the company behind the resurgent Nokia brand, is all set to sell its flagship Nokia 8 model in India on Saturday. Previously, the device was only available with 4GB RAM andbeen solde. However, a new variant with more RAM and a warehouse has just gone on sale in the company’s home country, Finland. The new variant has 6 GB and 128 GB, respectively. It is not known whether this variant will also be launched here.

In other Nokia-related news, an Android 7.1.2 update is reportedly being rolled out to Nokia 6 users worldwide. The OTA update improves system stability and security. The company appears to be delivering on its promise to provide regular Android updates, and the Nokia 6 is still expected to be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo.

BSNL ‘Laxmi Promotional Offer’ AnnouncedBSNL has announced another festive offer for mobile subscribers. The new Laxmi promotional offer gives prepaid customers 50 percent extra talk time when topping up Rs. 290, 390, and 590. The offer is only valid on these three denominations and only between October 16 and 21. This follows a similar 50 percent cashback offer called Dusshera Vijay last month.

Touch ID may not be supported on any of next year’s iPhones Apple’s decision to drop the Touch ID sensor on its slick new iPhone X has drawn sharp criticism from all quarters, but it looks like the company could push through. Go and it out all the latest models it will introduce next year. According to the world’s most prolific Apple layperson Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple isn’t even trying to integrate fingerprint sensors into the display glass anymore because the new TrueDepth camera and Face ID recognition system could differentiate future iPhones from their Android competitors. This could also mean that all models from next year will have all-glass fronts, like the upcoming iPhone X.

Razer’s upcoming smartphone could be a gaming powerhouse. Gaming hardware maker Razer may be planning to disrupt the smartphone market. The focus on high-end specifications ties in well with gaming. A Raz-the branded phone, hs reportedly appeared in benchmark databases,. According to the logs, it will have a 5.7-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a single 12-megapixel rear camera. The company had previously confirmed plans to enter the smartphone market before the end of 2017.

Oppo F3 Lite launched in Vietnam, and F5 is coming soon to India Oppo has launched¬† Oppo F3 Lite in Vietnam. It is a rebranded version of the Oppo A57 launched in India in January this year. Like the rest of the “selfie expert” F-series, the focus is on a high-quality front camera. The F3 Lite has a 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 435 SoC, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage.

Oppo also teased the impending launch of an all-new model, the F5, on November 2. This phone could launch first in India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It is expected to have an 18:9 full HD+ display and AI-powered camera enhancement. More details are expected in the run-up to the launch.

Honor 6C Pro launched in RussiaHuawei’s Honor subsidiary has launched the Honor 6C Pro in Russia. This new phone is bigger than the Honor 4C but very similar. This new model runs on Android 7.0 and features a 5.2-inch HD display, MediaTek MT6750 SoC, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixelixan el front camera. It is a hybrid dual SIM model and has a 3000 mAh battery. It is also available in three colors – black, blue, and gold.

Microsoft Edge Preview for Android Now Available Microsoft surprised many people when it announced the imminent launch of its Edge browser for Android and its Android launcher. The news came around the same time as confirmation that Windows 10 Mobile is effectively retiring. The Edge browser just went live in preview form on the Google Play Store for Android devices. The most compelling reason to use it is that it supports Microsoft’s Continuum feature, which allows you to pick up where you left off on your phone and all your Windows 10 devices. Users who have expressed an interest in trying the preview can download it now.

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