Flipkart has announced the dates of its first sale of 2018 – January 3rd to January 5th. As the name Mobiles Bonanza 2018 suggests, this Flipkart sale only offers deals on smartphones, such as fixed discounts, buyback guarantees of Rs. 149, exchange discounts and free EMIs, and more. Among the deals announced so far are the standout Google Pixel 2 for Rs. 39,999 (MRP Rs. 61,000), Moto G5 Plus at Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 16,000), Samsung Galaxy S7 at Rs. 26,999 (MRP Rs. 46,000), Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 4GB RAM at Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 12,999) and Xiaomi Mi A1 at Rs. 12,999 (MRP Rs. 13,999). The Swipe Elite Star and Lava A52 4G VoLTE smartphones are available for Rs. 2018 on sale.

Apple apologizes for slowing down older iPhones, offers a discount on battery replacement Apple intent.” As part of the changes, it will provide out-of-warranty battery replacement on iPhone 6 and later models for Rs. 2,000 (excluding taxes) instead of Rs 6,500 (tax included) in India. The same price has been reduced from $79 to $29 in other markets. It will also introduce software that will show users the battery status of their iPhones.

Airtel offers unlimited calling, free-roaming, and 1 GB of data at Rs. 93To get the Jio Rs. 98 plan, Airtel has launched a new Rs. 93 prepaid pack with a validity of 10 days. With this charging package, buyers get unlimited calls, free outgoing calls via roaming, 1 GB of data, and 100 texts per day during the validity period. The accompanying Jio plan, on the other hand, offers users free calls (including roaming), 2.1 GB data (at 150 MB per day), 140 text messages, and 14 days of access to Jio apps. This new package refers to Airtel’s efforts to retain subscribers who prefer a cheap top-up with more calling benefits than data usage.

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Moto G5S Plus, Oppo F3, and Vivo V7 get price cuts for the holiday season. As 2018 beckons, Chinese smartphone brands have made price cuts for some of their popular smartphones to keep sales high during the holiday season. The Moto G5S Plus has received an Rs. 1,000 price cut and will be available now at Rs. 14,999 at Amazon.  Moto Hub offline stores. Likewise, the price of Oppo F3 has fallen by Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 16,990. While the new price is not reflected in online stores, the Oppo F3 can be bought offline at the new price. Rs have reduced Vivo V7’s price in India. 2,000, bringing it to Rs. 16,990 in both online and offline stores.

WhatsApp accidentally activates the Reply Privately feature on Windows Phone beta. It was re-converted into v2.17.348 beta for Windows Phone users. The upcoming WhatsApp feature would allow users to reply to messages in group chats privately. Apparently,, the build enabled the first time was buggy and showed the Private Reply feature even in personal conversations, not just in groups. Other WhatsApp features in recent Windows Phone betas include a new calls UI, a quick switch to video calls, and advanced group settings.

Nokia 2 goes straight to Android 8.1 Oreo, Nokia 3310 4G variant spotted HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas said today that Nokia 2 will skip the Android 8.0 build and go straight to Android 8.1 Oreo. In his tweet, Sarvikas said: “Devices with 1 GB of RAM will be supported on the 8.1 release, which will integrate many of the improvements in Android Go’s memory management.” The Nokia 2 costs Rs. 6,999 and has a 5-inch HD display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 4100mAh battery. It is currently built on Android 7.1.1.

Also today, the Nokia 3310 4G variant was spotted in a listing on the Chinese certification website TENAA. Unlike its 2G and 3G siblings, the Nokia 3310 4G feature phone runs on Android-based YunOS and supports TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, and GSM networks. While no other new features of the upcoming model have been leaked so far, it is expected to debut at Mobile World Congress in late February, where the 2G variant was also unveiled last year.

Government compares cryptocurrencies to Ponzi schemes, warns investors. It warned citizens not to invest in cryptocurrencies, saying such investment is “entirely at their risk and better avoided participating in it”. The Treasury Department today reached digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin to Ponzi schemes but did not go so far as to ban them. The ministry said that Bitcoin and other online currencies are not legal tender and not legally authorized in India, adding that they were likely used for “terror financing, smuggling, drug trafficking, and another money laundering”.

Jio 4G download speed was 21.8 Mbps in November, TRAI data says. According to TRAI’s MySpeed ​​app, Reliance Jio delivered 4G download speeds of 21.8 Mbps, a fraction of the 21.9 Mbps recorded the previous month. It was more than double the 9.9 Mbps provided by Vodafone in second place. In 4G upload speeds, Idea registered 7.1 Mbps to take the pole position. It was followed by Vodafone 6.2 Mbps, Jio (4.9 Mbps), and Airtel (3.9 Mbps), respectively. After the two followed Airtel and Idea with 9.3 Mbps and 8.1 Mbps respectively.

Xiaomi acknowledges contact merging bug Xiaomi has accepted a bug that incorrectly combines contacts on its handsets, thus attributing the problem to some third-party apps. The company has provided a link to an app to be sideloaded on the affected handsets as a workaround. Once installed, it will check and recover the incorrectly merged contacts. There is also a method for TrueCaller and WhatsApp users to fix it. However, Xiaomi says that this problem is not limited to its own devices but also affects other suppliers.

Sony lowers prices of PS4 exclusive games in India. As a Christmas surprise for PlayStation 4 users in India; Sony has lowered the costs of select exclusive titles. For Rs. 1,499, fans can get their hands on Bloodborne Game of the Year Edition, God of War 3 Remastered, Gravity Rush 2, Infamous: Second Son, and The Last Guardian, among others. Likewise, Horizon Zero Dawn and Nioh will be available for Rs. 2,499. Several retailers have confirmed to Gadgets 360 that these discounts are permanent and will be marketed with “PlayStation Hits” branding.

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