The big sales of major e-commerce players have ended, but Xiaomi’s sales have just begun. After selling many products in recent Flipkart and Amazon sales, the company is hosting its “Diwali with Mi” sale on its Mi Store app and Mi.com website from September 27 to 29. As expected, Xiaomi offers discounts and deals on most of its popular smartphone models like the Xiaomi Mi A1, Redmi Note 4, etc. The company is also offering discounts on its wearables and accessories.
Users get coupons worth Rs. 100 and Rs. 500 daily at 10 am. There is also a Re. 1 flash sale every day at 11 am and 5 pm, the Bid to Win contest for apps only between 2 pm and 6 pm, and the Fastest Fingers First contest at 4 pm throughout the sale. We have full details for all the deals here.
Jio Phone May Turn Out More Expensive Than You Think The Jio Phone has been hailed as the best thing that’s happened to phones since sliced bread. And while that may be true to an extent, the ‘effective’ free phone could cost you a lot more in the long run than just Rs. 1,500. The company has posted the terms and conditions for the return of Jio Phone units on its website, revealing the process’s fine print. For those Rs. 1,500 refunds after three years, you need to spend at least Rs. Four thousand five hundred charges over some time. If you want to return the phone within the first year, there is a penalty of Rs. 1,500 plus taxes.
For a quick overview of the most important points from the conditions of the Jio Phone, we have prepared a consumption list.
LG K7i with ‘Mosquito Away’ Technology Launched in India We expected LG to launch the K3 (2017) and LG K4 (2017), but instead, it surprised everyone with a new offering that no one saw coming. Showcasing the K7i, a budget-level smartphone priced at Rs. 7,990, the pinnacle of which is a ‘Mosquito Away’ technology. As the name suggests, the rear speaker produces 30KHz ultrasonic frequencies that are said to repel mosquitoes. It even comes with a kickstand to have next to your bed. As for specs, the dual-SIM smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has a 5-inch OnCell display and a quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM.
Indian Mobile Congress kicks off in New Delhi India has just gotten a taste of its own Mobile Congress, which Telecoms Minister Manoj Sinha hopes to turn into an annual event. The Mobile Congress is designed as a platform for mobile, internet, and technology companies to showcase their new technologies during this three-day event. Among the top executives of several telecom operators, Himanshu Kapania, the director of Idea Cellular, walked to the podium to address “the elephant in the room”, referring to Reliance Jio. Without naming names, Kapania pointed the finger at a telecom operator that “bundles free data and offers free voice calls”due to the recent decline in revenue in the telecom sector, the “first” he has seen in 22 years of his experience. in space, he said.
Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani also spoke on Day 1 of the Indian Mobile Congress, urging executives from other tech companies in India and the government to work together. He talked about “data is the new oil” and that “India doesn’t have to import it” as we have it in abundance. Ambani was also very optimistic about the proliferation of 4G, as he said, “The 4G coverage in India will exceed the 2G coverage in the next 12 months.” The RIL chairman made the point to ensure that every Indian can access an affordable smartphone.
iOS 11.0.1 update out, iPhone 8 crackling problem As expected, Apple released its first update after the worldwide rollout of iOS 11 on September 19. The update is available for all compatible iPhone and iPad models, including the new iPhone 8. the update fixes some early bugs where certain users could not send emails through their Outlook.com or Exchange mail account using the iOS 11 Mail app. Several users of Apple’s latest flagship have complained of a crackling sound from the handset’s handset that interferes with phone calls. Apple has acknowledged this issue and is working on a fix.
Twitter Is Testing A 280-Character Limit For Tweets If you found Twitter’s character limit a little restrictive, the good news is coming your way. The company is said to be testing a 280-character limit that will initially only be available to select users. The company declined to comment directly on how it chooses those people or why it changed its mind about sticking to the 140-character limit. If you can’t wait, here’s how to get 280 characters per tweet.
Zopo launches Flash X1 and Flash X2 with ‘infinity’ screens in IndiaBezelless is currently the hot trend among smartphone manufacturers, and Zopo is quickly jumping on this bandwagon. The new Flash X1 and Flash X2 are priced at Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 8999, respectively, and feature 18:9 displays. The Zopo Flash X1 has a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 640×1280 pixels, while the Flash X2 has a 5.99-inch collection of 720×1440 pixels. Specs are pretty entry-level, including MediaTek SoCs and 2GB of RAM.
Kaspersky has also gotten a foot in the door with its first smartphone, TaigaPhone, which costs RUB 15,000 ($260 or about Rs. 17,000) and is said to be “surveillance-proof.”
Bill Gates Has Made the Switch to Android With Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile platform in limbo, former CEO Bill Gates seems to have had enough and has finally switched to Android. According to an interview with Fox News. While he didn’t share the same Android handset he uses as his daily driver, the reference to “a lot of Microsoft software” in the interview refers to the Microsoft edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, which launched in April. This year.
Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Features Leak Before Launch We are now less than a week before Google unveils its new smartphones, and the leaks have started to trickle in. A source has reported that the new phones will come with a redesigned launcher; in contrast, a separate source claims the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will have dual stereo speakers on the front, a new Always Listening Music recognition feature, and a portrait mode for the camera.
Google Tops the List of Best Places to Work in India Wondering what the best places to work in India are? Indeed on Wednesday unveiled the 50 Best Places, naming Google, Bharat Heavy Electricals, and State Bank of India as the top three best places to work. The list is compiled from hundreds of thousands of company reviews from employees on the site. While Amazon took 4th place, Marriott International was in 5th place, Intel (6th), American Express (7th), IBM (8th), Tata Consultancy Services (9th), and Hyatt (10th).
MediaTek Unveils Quad-core MT6739 SoC at IMC 2017 To gain a better foothold in the entry-level smartphone market, MediaTek launched its MT6739 SoC designed for intermediate to entry-level 4G smartphone users during India Mobile’s ongoing India Mobile Congress 2017 in New Delhi. IIt is a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor and operates p to 1.5GHz. Ts key features include an advanced WorldMode LTE Cat. 4 modems, and dual camera photography with an 18:9 display. In addition to MT6739, MediaTek is also introducing its Helio P23 chipset in India.
Asus VivoBook S15 and ZenBook UX430 laptops launched in India Asus has added a few new models to its laptop portfolio in India with the launch of the VivoBook S15 and ZenBook UX430. These laptops belong to the premium laptop segment, with starting prices of Rs. 59,990 and Rs. 74,990 for the basic variants, respectively. Some of its key features include a borderless ‘NanoEdge’ display. The laptops are available in a range of Intel’s eight-generation CPU, RAM, storage, and graphics configurations. The company also launched the ZenBook Pro UX550VE, which is said to be the “fastest, thinnest, and lightest ZenBook Pro” it has ever made.
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