Starting today, the Nokia’s latest smartphone Nokia 5.4 will be available for purchase on Flipkart e-commerce portal. At ₹13,999, this Nokia 5.4 handset has 6.39-inch display and quad-camera setup (48MP + 2MP + 5MP + 2 MP) at the rear.
Packed with 4000mAh battery, the Nokia 5.4 boots a clean Android One software. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor and comes in 2 memory variants 4/64GB and 6/64GB. They are priced ₹13,999 and ₹15,499 respectively.
Nokia 5.4 Launch Offers:
As a launch offer, Flipkart has announced 5% discount on purchases through Axis Bank Credit Card. Reliance Jio customers get benefits worth ₹4000 and is applicable to both new and existing Jio customers.
With every Jio 349 prepaid recharge, one gets a cashback of 2K. In addition to that, one gets 2K vouchers from other partners.
As per a new leak, the OPPO A15 will be powered by a more powerful MediaTek Helio P35 processor (instead of Media Tek Helio G85 chipset). Moreover, the base variant will have 3GB RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage.
Need to wait for further confirmation on the other variants of RAM/storage options.
The Amazon leak also reported that OPPO A15 will have a 6.52-inch display with HD+ resolution and 5mp selfie snapper. Even there’s a correction regarding the battery. It will be backed by a 4,230 mAh battery.
With the Indian festival season at a halt, there’s a price cut of ₹1500 on OPPO Electronics popular handset OPP F17 Pro. This has been made public by Mahesh Telecom (a leading retailer based at Mumbai).
MediaTek Helio P95 chipset powered OPPO F17 Pro will now retail at ₹21,490. Though the company has not made any official announcement, it’s online partner Amazon India has shown the new pricing on its website.
It’s to be noted that the OPPO F17 Pro has got decent specs under 7.48mm ultra-thin design. It sports 8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, and 48MP AI-Quad-Camera setup.
Just received the following message on my Airtel number which has an unlimited recharge plan of ₹448.
Please Note! Base tariff for your Airtel Mobile has been changed w.e.f. 22-Nov-18.
You are required to pay Rs23 or more for 28 days validity. Else you can opt for unlimited/smart recharge from your main account balance.
Ignore if recharged
It is highly disappointing to note that TRAI (instead of helping the customers) is trying the best to bail out these top telecom companies! By asking the telecom companies to send the SMS, TRAI has officially approved and thus put an end to free incoming calls for the lifetime.
The highly anticipated 5G spectrum auction was finally concluded this week. India’s leading telecom companies bid for 51 GHz of 5G airwaves and spent ₹1.5 lakh crore, higher than the government’s estimate of ₹1.1 lakh crore.
There is excitement within the telecom industry and among consumers around the launch of 5G services. However, market experts believe that the higher-than-expected spectrum spends could push the telecom industry’s overall debt to more than ₹6 lakh crore, from ₹4.7 lakh crore at present.
Moreover, setting up 5G network infrastructure like laying of fibre-optic cable could put additional burden on telecom operators.
In the past, telcos with unsustainable debt levels like Aircel and Anil Ambani owned-Reliance Communications were forced to go out of business. Further, competition within the telecom industry has substantially increased after the entry of Reliance Jio.
The net debt of Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea stood at ₹1.96 lakh crore and ₹1.6 lakh crore, respectively, in the quarter ended March 2022. Meanwhile, Reliance Jio’s net debt was at ₹57,700 in the June quarter FY23. Market experts believe that the strong balance sheets of Reliance Jio and Airtel could act as a shield against high debt.
However, Vodafone Idea’s elevated auction spending could raise its leverage beyond the comfort zone. This could hinder its ability to compete against rivals on the 5G turf.
Nevertheless, telcos are all set to roll out 5G services, with some expected to launch them in the last quarter of 2022. Consumers having 5G-enabled devices will be the first to experience the 5G speeds. However, wide-scale adoption will depend on 5G handset penetration, which stands at just 15% at present.
Officially, Xiaomi has now launched Redmi 3S in India under 2 variants - Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime. Both the smartphones have the same specs. However, the fingerprint sensor is a bonus with Redmi 3S Prime.
As expected, 3GB RAM plus 32GB inbuilt storage and a fingerprint scanner will be the USP of Redmi 3S Prime. These smartphones will be available in Dark Grey, Silver and Gold color options.
Both the devices will be available in Dark Grey, Silver, and Gold color options. As usual, Flipkart and Mi.com will have an exclusive sale. One can purchase Redmi 3S phone from August 9 and 16th respectively.
Though Poco M3 can’t be called a perfect handset but at 10K it is quite impressive.
The impressive features of Poco M3 include big battery, super stereo speakers, and high-resolution screen. Moreover, there’s a reverse charging at 5W. This is something rare feature that we observe in budget handsets.
With respect to the sale of Lenovo Vibe K5 Note, Lenovo India just announced that the mobile has achieved the distinction of fastest selling smartphone in India. As per the company sources, the mobile has made a revenue of INR 100 crores since its first sale on August 3rd with Flipkart.
It is to inform that Lenovo Vibe K5 Note comes in 2 variants. The 3GB RAM variant is priced at INR 11,999 and the 4GB RAM phone costs INR 13,499. The USP of Lenovo Vibe K5 Note is that it allows the users to have two Facebook, WhatsApp, Gmail etc on their device without any rooting. Indeed a smart move by Lenovo India!
The recently launched Vivo V20 Pro handset has received Android 11 update. Claimed to be the perfect competitor to OnePlus Nord 5G, the Vivo V20 Pro booted Android 10 OS out-of-the-box.
As per the latest information, Android 11 update for Vivo V20 Pro weighs 3.6GB in size and has a code PD2020F_EX_A_6.70.8. This also includes the security patch for November 2020.
The latest Android 11 update brings many interesting features like screen recorder, one-time permission to apps, better media controller etc. This mid-range Vivi V20 Pro handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset and 8GB RAM.
Let’s wait and watch how it fares against OnePlus Nord 5G.
Starting December 5th, Nokia 2.4 is available at all retail outlets and online eCommerce websites. The latest handset gets a price tag of Rs ₹10,399 for the 3GB/64GB.
Though there are no launch offers on HMD Global’s Nokia, the Reliance Jio has tied up with Nokia team to offer benefits worth 3550. Both the new and existing Jio customers can avail this offer.
As per the offer, the ₹349 recharge would give an instant cashback of ₹2000 and ₹1550 worth vouchers from the partners.
The Nokia 2.4 handset is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 chipset and boots stock Android 10 operating system. As said earlier, the Nokia 2.4 smartphone is the best bet for elders who are looking for a clean handset with a big battery and bigger display.
Undoubtedly, Google Pixel 4a is the best mid-range handset available globally. Starting from its compact size to the Pixel camera’s every aspect has got good reviews. However, the only disappointing thing is its colour.
Barely Blue Google Pixel 4a:
It’s to be noted down that Google Pixel 4a is available only in one colour that too Just Black. To add colour to its product lineup, the search engine has added Barely Blue coloured variant.
Surprisingly, this limited edition smartphone will be available in the US and Japan.
As everyone would be expecting bright blue but instead the Google gave a pale baby blue that looked dull. However, this is a great option to buy a limited edition colour. Moreover, Google should consider making it available globally.
Leaving it aside, Google should have picked some Radiant Red colour as a limited edition. That would be really crazy!
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As a part of the festive season, Samsung India has added 256GB variant to Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition). Priced at ₹53,999, the new variant would be available both online and offline across all the retail stores in the country.
It’s to be noted down that the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gets a 30X Space Zoom at its 12MP triple-camera-setup. The inclusion of tetra-binning technology enables users to get a post-worthy picture.
Powered by a 7nm Exynos 990 processor, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE smartphone sports a 6.5-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED display with 120 Hz super smooth scrolling display.
There’s an important announcement from Vivo that it will be launching Vivo V20 in Indian market on October 13th. As discussed earlier, it’s the world’s first handset to boot Android 11 operating system.
However, there is no clarity with respect to the launch of other 2 variants namely the Vivo V20 Pro and Vivo V20 SE.
Today, the company released another teaser video revealing the launch of the much-hyped Poco C3. By going through the short ad, one can easily make it as a rebranded Redmi 9C.
The latest Poco C3 handset will be the most affordable smartphone from Poco series. Surely, one can expect the pricing to be under 10K. For exact and complete information, one has to wait till tomorrows’ official launch at 12PM IST.
Mi Smart Band 5 Vs Mi Smart Band 4 Comparison:
Mi Fitness Band
Mi Smart Band 5
Mi Smart Band 4
Heart Rate Monitor
Women Health Tracking
Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) Index
Mi Fit App Sync
By going through the above comparison study, it appears that the latest Mi Smart Band 5 is a good upgrade. However, if you already have the old version, then you can skip now.