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Paytm Mall 2017 Grand Finale Sale Has Discounts, Cashback on iPhone X, iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S7, and More Offers


Just a day after the conducting its 12.12 sale, Paytm on Wednesday kicked off the 2017 Grand Final Sale on Paytm Mall, lasting till Friday, Dec 15. The new sale includes offers, cashbacks, and discounts on a range of phones and tablets, including the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8, Galaxy S7, Vivo V7+, apart from iPad models and Kindle ebook readers. Paytm Mall has listed offerings from all the major brands, including Apple, Lenovo, Motorola, Samsung, and Xiaomi among others.

Paytm Mall 2017

Among the other devices, Paytm Mall has listed the Apple iPhone X 64GB with a cashback of Rs. 4,000. This gives the new Apple iPhone model an effective price of Rs. 85,000 (MRP Rs. 89,000). If you don’t want to spend much of your funds on the premium iPhone, the Paytm Mall sale has listed the Apple iPhone 8 64GB for Rs. 58,582 (MRP Rs. 64,000). You can also use the promo code “MOB7500” to get a cashback worth Rs. 7,500. The Apple iPhone 7 32GB is available for Rs. 44,599 that can be further reduced to an effective price of Rs. 38,349 after receiving a cashback worth Rs. 6,250. You need to use “MOB6250” promo code to receive the cashback. Similarly, the Apple iPhone SE 32GB is available at Rs. 19,999 (MRP Rs. 26,000). A cashback worth Rs. 3,000 can be opted in addition to the discounted price by using the promo code “A3K”.

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Paytm Mall is also providing a discount on the Galaxy S7 under its 2017 Grand Finale Sale. The phone is available for Rs. 32,750 (MRP Rs. 48,900). If you’re picking the Vivo V7+, it comes with a discounted price tag of Rs. 21,990 (MRP Rs. 22,990). A cashback of Rs. 1,100 can be received by adding “SAVE5” promo code.

The Lenovo K8 32GB is available under the Paytm Mall sale for a price tag of Rs. 10,356. You can use the promo code “MOB12” to receive a cashback worth Rs. 1,243. Additionally, there is Oppo A71 16GB at a discounted price of Rs. 11,800 (MRP Rs. 13,490). Paytm Mall has also listed the LG Q6+ 64GB at Rs. 18,999 (MRP Rs. 19,990). You can purchase the Moto G5S 32GB for Rs. 13,430 (MRP Rs. 14,999). This can further be sweetened with a cashback of Rs. 1,612.

Various discounts and cashbacks are also applicable on budget phones, including the Swipe Konnect Power 4G, Swipe Elite Pro 32GB, Swipe Elite 2 Plus, Micromax Canvas 6, and Intex Aqua S3 4G.

If you’re looking for a tablet, the Paytm Mall sale has listed some popular tablets as well. The Apple iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular 32GB is available with a discounted price of Rs. 48,304 (MRP 61,900), while the iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB comes at Rs. 35,588 (MRP 38,900). You can use the promo code “TAB11” to get an 11 percent cashback. There are also Kindle e-readers with cashbacks.

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Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus Price Leaked Via AliExpress Listing


The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus launch event around the corner, Xiaomi company is in overdrive mode in promoting the smartphone online. But even as it stays mum on the how much the phone will cost, a new leak has revealed what the Xiaomi Redmi 5 price might be. The key specifications of the two smartphones had been leaked previously, and official teasers have revealed the design language they will follow, with the bezel-less design and 18:9 aspect ratio front and center. The first sale will reportedly hold on Dec 10.

Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi 5 price

According to an AliExpress listing, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 price will be $199.99 (roughly Rs. 12,900) for the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage model. In a previous leak, the price of Xiaomi Redmi 5 was pegged at CNY 1,399 (around Rs. 13,600). Similarly, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is said to cost $249.99 (approximately Rs. 16,120) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage option, the listing says. Both the smartphones will come in Black, Blue, Gold, and Pink color options, it mentions. The official images shared by Xiaomi global spokesperson Donovan Sung showed the Black, Blue and Pink colors, while the video teasers showed the Gold color as well.
e seller name on the AliExpress listings is Xiaomi Online Store and mentions the products are in the pre-sale stage, meaning the specifications may be changed before the launch. However, it may not be officially linked to the phone brand, so the pricing needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.

A TENAA listing had previously leaked some of the key Xiaomi Redmi 5 specifications, including three RAM and storage options – 2GB/ 16GB, 3GB/ 32GB, and 4GB/ 64GB. Storage is said to be expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The phone was listed with a 3200mAh battery – significantly smaller than the Redmi 4’s 4100mAh offering. It is said to sport 12 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. Dimensions are listed as 151.8×72.8×7.7mm and a weight of 157 grams. The smartphone is listed to run Android 7.1.2, tipping an MIUI 9 build out-of-the-box.

Micromax Bharat 5 With 5000mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications


Micromax Bharat 5 was launched in India on Friday, the latest low-cost 4G phone from the domestic brand. Besides its low price point, the Micromax Bharat 5 biggest highlight is its massive 5000mAh battery. There is also a bundled data offer, announced in partnership with Vodafone. The headset will only be available to buy via offline retailers in the country. The Micromax company at its launch event also announced that it will launch the more mobile phone in its Bharat-Series, with the Micromax Bharat 5 Plus and Micromax Bharat 5 Pro planned to be launched in the next two months. The Micromax company also said it hopes to sell over 6 million Bharat-Series phones by March 2018

Micromax Bharat 5

Commenting on the launch, Shubhodip Pal, Chief Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer, Micromax Informatics, said “Micromax Bharat 5 like its predecessors will truly drive the next phase of headset adoption in the country, as a device with 5000mAh battery is pivotal for a market like India where the tier 3-4 cities still face severe power outage issues.”

Micromax Bharat 5 price in India, launch offers

Micromax Bharat 5 price in India has been set at Rs. 5,555, and it will be made available to buy via offline stores in the country. At this price point, it competes with the recently launched Redmi 5A, which apart from the battery offers better specifications. As for launch offers, Micromax says any new or existing Vodafone customer can with a 1GB data pack will get an additional 10GB of data a month for 5 months – totaling up to 50GB of additional data.

Micromax Bharat 5 specifications

The dual-SIM Bharat 5 runs Android 7.1 (Nougat), and sports a 5.2-inch HD (720 pixels by 1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM. The phone has a pair of 5 MP cameras on board, on the front and back, both featuring LED flash modules.

Micromax has put 16GB of internal storage on the Bharat 5, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro-USB.

The Bharat 5 has a 5000mAh battery, which the Micromax company claims is rated to deliver up to 2 days of battery life, and a standby time of up to 3 weeks.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Buyers will Get Rs. 1,000 Cashback from Jio


The Xiaomi Redmi 5A launch in India, the entry of Xiaomi company new a warrior, with a starting price of Rs. 5,999. The company announced a discount of Rs. 1,000 for the first 5 million Xiaomi Redmi 5A buyers, meaning the starting price goes down to Rs. 4,999. for the early birds. On top of this, buyers of the new ‘Desh Ka Smartphone’ can get another Rs. 1,000 as cashback, courtesy a partnership between the Chinese brand and Jio. The smartphone buyers will get the cashback as vouchers that can be used to purchase Jio recharges.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi India Managing Director, revealed the Jio cashback offer following the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A on Thursday. “All #Redmi5A users now avail an additional cashback of Rs. 1,000 cashback through @reliancejio ‘Better Together Offer’![sic]” Jain tweeted.

Under the new offer, Xiaomi Redmi 5A Users need to continue to recharge their accounts with the Rs. 199 pack for 12 months to get the cashback. The pack includes 28GB of 4G data with a 1GB daily limit, unlimited local and STD voice calls and unlimited SMS with 28 days of validity. Notably, the first recharge should be done between Dec 5, 2017, and Nov 30, 2018.

The cashback will be credited to the subscribers’ account in the form of 10 vouchers of Rs. 100 denomination at the end of 12 months period. It is also worth noting here that only one cashback voucher can be redeemed at a time and against the recharge of Rs. 309 or above packs or against Rs. 201 or above data add-ons via MyJio app before Nov 30, 2019. Also, the Rs. 199 pack will be available for Jio subscribers for the first 12 months after purchasing the Xiaomi Redmi 5A.

Redmi 5A comes in two variants in the country – one with 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage and the other one with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Both the versions have a 5.0-inch HD display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, and a 3000mAh battery. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A sports a 13 MP rear camera sensor with a f/2.2 aperture lens, as well as an LED flash, and a 5 MP front camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture lens. It runs MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 (Nougat).

Xiaomi Redmi 5A with 13 MP Camera Launched in India


The Redmi 5A has been launched in India, following its launch in China in Oct 2017. Marketed as the “Desh ka smartphone” in the country, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A has an entry-level price tag as well as specs. The biggest highlight of the mobile phone is the Xiaomi company boast of an 8-day battery life, referring to standby time. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A will also come with MIUI 9 preloaded, which should help the battery performance of the phone. otherwise, the headset isn’t too much of an upgrade over its popular budget predecessor, the Redmi 4A, which still retails in the country for Rs. 5,999.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Notably, there are some changes over the China variant – the Indian variant of the Redmi 5A comes with a dedicated microSD card slot, while the China variant has a hybrid dual-SIM slot. Xiaomi has also introduced a 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage variant in India, whereas China only had a 2GB RAM, 16GB storage variant. All units sold in India will be ‘Made in India’.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A price in India

Redmi 5A price in India starts at Rs. 5,999 for the 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and goes up to Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage. However, the first 5 million units of the 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage will be available with a Rs. 1,000 discount, bringing the price down to Rs. 4,999 – making it the cheapest Xiaomi phone in the country. The headset will be available via Flipkart and Mi.com, and Mi Home Stores on Dec 7 at 12 pm, before being made available via Xiaomi’s offline retail partners across the country. The mobile phone will be available in Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold color variants. Beyond the Rs. 1,000 discount, no launch offers have been mentioned yet.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A specifications

The dual-SIM Redmi 5A runs MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 (Nougat), and sports a 5.0-inch HD (720 pixels by 1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 296ppi. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, coupled with 2GB or 3GB of RAM. The headset bears a 13 MP rear camera with a f/2.2 aperture, coupled with LED flash and PDAF. On the front, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A has a 5 MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture.

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The Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Infrared, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Micro-USB port. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor. It runs on a 3000mAh battery, with 5V/1A charging, rated to deliver up to 8 days of standby time, and 7 hours of video playback. It measures 140.4×70.1×8.35mm and weighs 137 grams.

Honor V10 Said to Launch in India in January


Aiming to take on OnePlus 5T, Huawei sub-brand Honor is said to bring its bezel-less V10 phone with an artificial intelligence enabled chipset, the first from Honor to India in January, industry sources told IANS.

The Honor V10 will launch in the China market on Tuesday, while the global launch of Honor V10 is scheduled for an event in London on Dec 5. Honor has already revealed the phone would have a dual rear camera setup and AI-based features.

Honor V10

As per IANS, the V10 will sport 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, apart from will feature a dual rear camera setup (16 MP and 20 MP) with a wide aperture range from f/0.95 to f/16 and a 13 MP front shooter.

The headset is said to sport a 5.99-inch bezel-less display with a full-HD+ (1080 pixels by 2160 pixels) resolution. The Honor V10 is also said to house a 3750mAh battery and will have new EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo.

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The Honor V10, for which the price is yet to be announced, will run the HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC – Honor’s first SoC with a neural processing unit (NPU) meant for AI tasks. The V10 will be available on either Amazon or Flipkart, the sources said.

The December 5 event will also see the launch of Honor 7X, the successor to the Honor 6X. Launched in China in October, the Honor 7X has a 5.93-inch full-HD+ (1080 pixels by 2160 pixels) curved display featuring an 18:9 screen ratio support and minimal bezels in a unibody metal form factor.

The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor 7X runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) based EMUI 5.1. It is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC (4 x Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.36GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz) coupled with 4GB of RAM and houses a 3340mAh battery. The company has pushed the fingerprint scanner to the back side. The Honor 7X features a duo of 16 MP and 2 MP rear cameras and an 8 MP front-facing camera.

The Honor 7X comes in three storage variants: 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. These variants all support expandable storage via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. The Honor 7X supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS / GLONASS connectivity features.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Front Panel Leaks, Suggests Dual Selfie Cameras


While its siblings were well leaked previously, the Galaxy A8 (2018) is now in rumors as the top-end model in the new Galaxy A family. The front panel of the unannounced Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) has been spotted in few renders that suggest its minimal bezels as well as two camera sensors on the front to capture compelling selfies.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

The leaked front panel, courtesy GizChina, shows two circular cutouts that point to a dual-selfie camera setup on the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018). Interestingly, a company like Asus and Lenovo opted for two front-facing camera sensors in the recent past, but Samsung hasn’t yet brought any such hardware tweak. The South Korean company did unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with a dual rear camera setup earlier this year and brought the Samsung Galaxy J+ as an affordable dual-camera phone back in September.

In addition to the dual selfie camera, the leaked panel of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) apparently suggests thin bezels on the left and right of its display. The panel doesn’t look curved, unlike some of the recent bezel-less smartphones. However, the actual shape of the frontal view would be visible only on the handset – not through the surfaced glass panel.

Earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) and the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) received Wi-Fi and FCC certification. Samsung also revealed the existence of both the new Galaxy A series phones through its official support pages. If we believe the details provided by the Wi-Fi Alliance, the Galaxy A5 (2018) and the Galaxy A7 (2018) both will run Android 7.1 (Nougat) and have dual-band Wi-Fi support.

Some case renders of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) had emerged last week that showed a thin-bezel display and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor on the new phone. Recent reports suggested that the Galaxy A5 (2018) will come with a 5.5-inch full HD+ display and include an Exynos 7885 chip, paired with 4GB RAM.

Considering some historical records, Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy A range, including the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018), Galaxy A7 (2018), the Galaxy A8 (2018), in January. The new lineup is also likely to be showcased at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with a dedicated Bixby Voice button, similar to the Galaxy S8 flagship.