iPhone 8 Pre-Bookings, Flipkart v Amazon v Paytm Sales, Google Tez, and More News This Week

This week in news, Apple’s new iPhones still surfaced a list. You can now book an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, as pre-bookings have non-stop in India. The pre-orders are going to continue util Sep 29, during that indicate it goes on sale. The iPhone X launch will occur later, in November, yet if you’re not tender by a edge-to-edge pattern of a X (along with a new cost tag that can go over Rs. 1 lakh) and wish a new iPhone now, afterwards these twin inclination are what you’re after anyway.

As is to be expected, there are a series of launch offers in place that we can take advantage of if we are shopping the iPhone 8 or a iPhone 8 Plus. There are discounts, buyback offers, and sell offers, both online and offline. Online, Amazon has an sell if adult to Rs. 20,341, with an additional Rs. 10,000 for comparison iPhone models. Flipkart has a identical offer, with discounts adult to Rs. 23,000, and an additional Rs. 3,000 for aged iPhones. It’s also charity 10 percent off on SBI cards, 5 percent for Axis Bank Buzz credit cards, 10 percent on PhonePe, and Rs. 10,000 on Citibank cards if we buy an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. You can also get a buyback pledge for Rs. 99, that will get we during slightest Rs. 40,000 if we sell a phone subsequent year.

Not to be left behind, Reliance Jio is also charity deals for a twin new iPhone models. The telco has a buyback offer that we can get both online and offline, if you’re pre-booking a iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. It’s earnest 70 percent as buyback value (excluding taxes) if we lapse a phone in a year, after regulating it on Jio. So if we get a 256GB iPhone 8 for Rs. 77,000 afterwards a buyback value is Rs. 47,432, in vouchers that can be used within 6 months in Reliance Digital stores.


Despite a deals, a response to a iPhone 8 and 8 Plus launch worldwide has been temperate during best. The iPhone 8 launch was greeted by thinner than common crowds around a world, with fans maybe holding off for a iPhone X for now. At a same time, we got acknowledgment that a iPhone 8, and iPhone X, unequivocally do live adult to their repute as high-end devices.

The iPhone X and iPhone 8 foe a new chip, a A11 Bionic, and on renouned contrast program GeekBench 4, a new chip’s scores are off a charts. In both multi-core and single-core tests, a phone achieved significantly improved than a competition. The twin new iPhone models also topped a camera rankings on DxOMark. The iPhone 8 also achieved impressively in durability and hook tests, yet notwithstanding all this, it seems to be overshadowed by a iPhone X for now, yet no one has got their hands on a X compartment now.


The other vast eventuality this week was a wreck of e-commerce sales, from Flipkart, Amazon, and Paytm as good as some others. Amazon’s sale started from Wednesday, yet Prime members got started 12 hours early during noon on Tuesday. Flipkart’s sale started on Tuesday, as did Paytm’s Mera Cashback sale. While Paytm’s sale finished on Saturday, a other who are finale on Sunday, so there are still some good offers accessible right now.

At a time of writing, we found some deals that are still on, that sound flattering good. For example, we can get an iPhone 7 32GB during Rs. 38,999 via Amazon – that’s still flattering good since even after a iPhone 8 launch, a iPhone 7 is priced during Rs. 49,000. There was an even bigger deal on a Samsung Galaxy S7, yet that’s sole out, yet we can substantially still get a incredible understanding on Apple AirPods and a renouned Redmi Note 4. You can also get a MacBook Air for Rs. 52,990 on Amazon; a same understanding was on a other sites too by appears to have expired. You can also get a Google Pixel 32GB for Rs. 41,999, with additional sell offers, or a JBL Cinema SB150 soundbar on Flipkart during Rs. 10,999.


These weren’t a usually offers possibly – Reliance Jio slashed prices for a JioFi 4G Wi-Fi hotspot by 50 percent. The hotspot is accessible during this ignored rate until a finish of a month. Normally labelled during Rs. 1,999, we can buy one now for Rs. 999. Samsung also announced a cost cut on a flagship a Samsung Galaxy S8, and a Galaxy S8+. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ prices have been cut by Rs. 4,000 – that should move them down to Rs. 53,990 and Rs. 60,990 respectively. The association adds that HDFC Bank business get a cashback of Rs. 4,000 in addition, yet it insists these cost cuts are temporary.

The sale was a vast eventuality for a lot of companies, and Flipkart and Xiaomi both contend they pennyless annals during a sales. According to Flipkart, it sole a record-breaking 1.3 million smartphones in a initial 20 hours of a sale, with offers in handsets trimming from a iPhone 7, a Samsung Galaxy S7, and a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, to name a few. But Xiaomi combined to this observant that it sole some-more than 1 million smartphones during a initial twin days of a vast sales. That worked out to 300 smartphones being sole by a association each singular minute, that it suggested is a poignant alleviation over a numbers it was saying during final year’s gratifying sale. At that time, it took 18 days to strike a same benchmark.

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The week kicked off yet with a launch of Google’s UPI app, Tez. Launched by Google as a standalone app, Tez is a UPI app that can be related to your bank account, and used for payments both online and offline. This comes during a time when support for UPI has been flourishing – Uber combined UPI payments final month, and Amazon, Netflix, and others are also reportedly operative on adding a feature.

Right after a launch, Flipkart announced that a PhonePe app is in a lead among UPI apps, and says that it has 45 percent of a market. According to PhonePe, it saw 11.6 million exchange in July, during 39 percent of a market. Google duration says that in a initial 24 hours, it saw over 4 lakh active users on a app.

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The week also saw a series of launches, starting with twin new phones from Micromax – on Monday, a association announced a Micromax Bharat 3 and a Micromax Bharat 4, twin affordable 4G VoLTE concordant phones. The phones are labelled during Rs. 4,499 and Rs. 4,999 and have entrance turn specs to match, as both phones have 5-megapixel front and behind cameras, 1GB RAM, and in a box of a Bharat 4, a quad-core processor and 16GB storage. Micromax also launched a Selfie 3, with a 16-megapixel Samsung sensor in a front camera. Powered by a Snapdragon 435, a phone has 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage. The phone is labelled during Rs. 11,999.

We also saw the launch of a Intex Aqua Lions 2, with 4G VoLTE support, labelled during Rs. 4,599. The phone has a quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 5-megapixel front and behind cameras, and 8GB storage. Intex also launched twin some-more phones, a Intex Aqua S1 and Intex Cloud C1, labelled during Rs. 3,999 and Rs. 3,499 respectively. Gionee launched a Gionee X1s, that is labelled during Rs. 12,999, and has a 4000mAh battery, along with 3GB RAM, and 16GB storage, and a 130megapixel behind and 16-megapixel front camera.

The LG Q6+ was launched in India on Wednesday. It has some-more RAM and inbuilt storage than a LG Q6 launched last month, and comes with a same 5.5-inch full-HD FullVision display, with 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is labelled during Rs. 17,990 in India, and has 4GB RAM, 16GB storage, and an octa-core processor. We also had a India launch of a Sony Xperia A1 Plus, a month after a tellurian launch during IFA 2017. The phone has a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, and a 5.5-inch HD display. It also packs a 23-megapixel behind camera, and will set we behind by Rs. 24,990.


There were also a series of launches in China this week. Meizu unveiled a Meizu M6 on Wednesday. The bill smartphone is labelled during CNY 699 (roughly Rs. 6,800), and it looks like a teenager ascent with flattering identical specs to final year’s model. Huawei launched a mid-range Maimang 6 smartphone during CNY 2,399 (roughly Rs. 23,600). The phone has 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and a vast 5.9-inch HD+ display. Vivo also launched twin phones in China, a Vivo X20 and X20 Plus. The Vivo X20 has been labelled by a association during CNY 2,998 (roughly Rs. 29,600) while a X20 Plus comes with a cost tab of CNY 3,498 (roughly Rs. 34,500).

The twin phones have a dual-camera setup on a back, with a 12-megapixel primary sensor, and a 5-megapixel delegate sensor, and there’s also a 12-megapixel camera on a front. The twin phones have 6.01- and 6.43-inch displays respectively, using during a full HD+ resolution, and 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and a 1.8GHz octa-core processor.


Beyond a launches, we also got a demeanour during some arriving phones this week. A Nokia 8 various with 6GB RAM, and 128GB storage was speckled in a FCC listing. The India launch for a phone is set for subsequent week, on Sep 26, yet a various rising here is approaching to be a unchanging one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Huawei will be rising a Mate 10 smartphone on Oct 16 yet renders of a phones have already been leaked, forward of a central launch. Speaking of describe leaks, we also got a look during a Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, that are sloping to be made by HTC and LG respectively. The pricing of a Pixel 2 has been pronounced to start from $649 (approximately Rs. 42,100), and a Pixel 2 XL from $849 (roughly Rs. 54,600).

We also got a demeanour during a arriving Nokia 9 yet leaked renders, display a arriving smartphone’s bezel-less design. The handset has also been sloping to underline a potion back, and twin behind cameras. This was after reliable by a second set of leaked renders display a really identical design.

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