Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Flash Sale in India at 12pm IST Today, Price Starts at Rs. 9,999

The popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will go on sale in India at 12pm IST on Wednesday via e-commerce site Flipkart and the company’s own online store, Mi.com. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999, and the smartphone is available in Gold, Grey, Matte Black, and Silver colour variants. The smartphone was launched in the country in January in three variants – the 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 9,999, the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model is priced at Rs. 10,999, and the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model is priced at Rs. 12,999.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 specifications
The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Review) runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) 2.5D curved glass IPS display with a 401ppi pixel density. Powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC, it comes with 3GB and 4GB of RAM, depending on the SKU.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Flash Sale in India at 12pm IST Today, Price Starts at Rs. 9,999
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4’s rear camera bears a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor equipped with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), an f/2.0 aperture, 77-degree wide angle lens, and dual-tone LED flash. The front camera sports a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with an 85-degree wide angle lens. Expandable storage is available on the Redmi Note 4 via a hybrid dual-SIM card configuration, supporting microSD cards (up 128GB).

As for connectivity, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 offers 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/b/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, Micro-USB, and Infrared. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass, and proximity sensor. Redmi Note 4 battery capacity is rated at 4100mAh battery, and the new Xiaomi smartphone measures 151x76x8.35mm, and weighs 175 grams.

OnePlus 5 Goes on Open Sale in India via Amazon India, OnePlus Store

OnePlus 5 (Review) went on open sale in India at 12am IST on Tuesday, June 27, within a week of its global unveiling. The smartphone can be purchased via Amazon India and OnePlus Store online, and OnePlus Experience Stores offline. Notably, this is not the first OnePlus 5 sale in India, as the smartphone was available to purchase in an Early Access Sale and at pop-up events last week. The smartphone is still in stock for interested buyers, and comes with exchange discount of a rather measly Rs. 920 for both variants.

To recall, the new flagship from Chinese startup OnePlus was launched in India last week. The OnePlus 5 price in India is Rs. 32,999 for the Slate Grey 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, and Rs. 37,999 for the Midnight Black 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. The smartphone’s accessories, including screen protectors and cases, have already gone on sale via the OnePlus Store.

OnePlus 5 launch offers
On Amazon, OnePlus 5 India launch offers include a Vodafone offer that gives prepaid users 10GB of data per month at the price of 1GB for 5 months. Vodafone’s postpaid subscribers of the operator will get 9GB of additional data free for 5 billing cycles if they are on plans with 1GB or more data; on top of this, Vodafone Red users with 4G SIM will get 10GB of extra free data per month for 3 months through by logging into the MyVodafone app. Both postpaid and prepaid users will get free access to Vodafone Play for three months.

Separately, SBI credit and debit card holders will get flat Rs. 1.500 cashback on the OnePlus 5 price, on top of the up to Rs. 1,000 exchange offer the company is running (valid till June 28 across all authorised retail channels). Kindle users who purchase the handset between June 22 and July 31 will get promotional e-book credit worth Rs. 500 when logging into the app from the smartphone. Sign in on the Amazon Prime Video app on the phone to get Rs. 250 cashback in Amazon Pay balance. All OnePlus 5 users will be eligible for 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance by Servify on downloading the Kotak 811 savings account and activating it with an initial deposit of Rs. 1,000.

OnePlus 5 Goes on Open Sale in India via Amazon India, OnePlus Store

There are several improvements the OnePlus 5 brings over its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T, and you can check out our What’s New and Different piece for specifics. The smartphone, with the highest ever price tag for a OnePlus device, also enters the premium league – competing with flagships from established manufacturers like Samsung, Apple, and Xiaomi. Check out our comparison of the OnePlus 5 vs Xiaomi Mi 6 vs iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8.

The dual-SIM OnePlus 5 runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and just this week received its second major update since launch, bringing it up to OxygenOS 4.5.2. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (four cores clocked at 2.45GHz and four cores clocked at 1.9GHz) coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM.

As for the camera, the OnePlus 5 sports a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a secondary 20-megapixel telephoto lens equipped sensor that together provide depth of field effects like Bokeh. On the front, it bears a 16-megapixel sensor.

The OnePlus 5 comes with either 64GB or 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, which is not expandable. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual band Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C (2.0). The OnePlus 5 bears an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. The smartphone measures 154.2×74.1×7.25mm, and weighs in at 153 grams.

Nokia 6 to Go on Sale in the US in Early-July, HMD Global Confirms

HMD Global, the company which currently owns the right to manufacture and sell Nokia-branded smartphones, has now confirmed that its flagship Android handset – Nokia 6 – will be made available for purchase in the US starting early July. HMD Global has announced that the Nokia 6 will be available at $229 (roughly Rs. 14,800) in the US through Amazon.

The Nokia 6 will initially be available in Matte Black and Silver colour variants, but will also be made available in Tempered Blue and Copper colours later this Summer, as per HMD Global. While T-Mobile will be fully supporting the smartphone, AT&T will provide partial 4G LTE support as bands 29 and 30 will not be supported. Other carriers including Sprint and Verizon will not be supporting the Nokia 6 when it will be made available in the country.

Nokia 6, the best-specced of the Nokia Android phones released so far, runs Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and a fingerprint sensor right below the display. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU and 3GB of RAM. In terms of optics, Nokia 6 comes with a 16-megapixel rear sensor and an 8-megapixel camera at front for taking selfies.

Nokia 6 to Go on Sale in the US in Early-July, HMD Global Confirms
The US variant of the Android phone from Nokia comes with 32GB inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The Nokia 6 houses a 3000mAh battery, features a 6000 series aluminium body, and has inbuilt dual speakers and Dolby Atmos support. Connectivity options on the smartphone include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, FM, 3G, and 4G.

To recall, the Nokia 6 was launched in India earlier this month and while the company has not announced when the smartphone will be made available for purchase in the country, the registrations for the first sale will start on July 14.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Flash Sale Today on Amazon India, Mi.com: Time, Variants, Launch Offers, and More

Xiaomi Redmi 4 (Review) will be back on sale today at 12pm IST, and you will be able to buy all three variants of the smartphone via Amazon India and Mi.com. This is, of course, of the weekly Redmi 4 sales that happen every Tuesday. The base variant of the smartphone costs Rs. 6,999, and comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. On the other hand, the Redmi 4 variants priced at Rs. 8,999 and Rs. 10,999 come with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. To recall, the Xiaomi smartphone was launched in India last month.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 flash sale offers

Both Amazon India and Mi.com are offering incentives on the Xiaomi Redmi 4 to sweeten the deal. Amazon India is offering a free Hungama Music subscription for 12 months and Hungama Play for 3 months; 45GB free data from Vodafone; and Rs. 200 promotion credit for Kindle books if you download and sign in to the Kindle app on your Redmi 4. MI.com on the other hand is offering 10 percent ‘SuperCash’ to buyers who pay with MobiKwik.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Flash Sale Today on Amazon India, Mi.com: Time, Variants, Launch Offers, and More

Xiaomi Redmi 4 specifications

The Redmi 4 launched in India is powered by the Snapdragon 435 SoC, making it closer to the Redmi 4X that was launched in Xiaomi’s home market. The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It sports an all-metal body and a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. The smartphone bears a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display.

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front, it packs a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture. Xiaomi Redmi 4’s inbuilt storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

Connectivity options on the Redmi 4 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, Bluetooth v4.1, and 3.5mm audio jack. It also sports an infrared sensor. It measures 139.2×69.6.x8.6mm, and weighs 150 grams. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 is powered by a 4100mAh battery.

Amazon Sale Offers Coolpad Note 5, Cool 1 Dual, Note 5 Lite at Discounted Prices

Coolpad smartphones are currently available on Amazon India at discounted prices and with exchange offers. The smartphones being offered on the website include Coolpad Cool 1 Dual, Coolpad Note 5, and Coolpad Note 5 Lite.

Starting with the Coolpad Cool 1 Dual, the smartphone comes with dual cameras at the back and is available in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants in the country. The 3GB RAM variant with 32GB of built-in storage, which was launched at a price of Rs. 11,999, is currently available on the website at Rs. 9,999 with exchange of up to Rs. 7,712. The 4GB RAM variant of Coolpad Cool 1 Dual with 32GB inbuilt storage, which was launched at Rs. 14,999, is currently available at Rs. 11,999 on Amazon India with maximum exchange up to Rs. 9,412.

Amazon Sale Offers Coolpad Note 5, Cool 1 Dual, Note 5 Lite at Discounted Prices

The Coolpad Note 5 (32GB built-in storage), which sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, houses a 4010mAh battery, and packs 4GB of RAM, is usually available on the website at Rs. 10,999 but currently being offered at Rs. 9,999. Customers can further avail an exchange of up to Rs. 7,712 on the website.

Amazon India was also offering the Coolpad Note 5 Lite, which features 3GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage, at a discounted price of Rs. 7,499 (usually priced at Rs. 8,999) but the smartphone has already gone out of stock. The website says that it is currently unknown if the smartphone will come back in stock or not. Notably, the Coolpad Note 5 Lite was available with an exchange offer up to Rs. 5,952 on the website.

Steam Summer Sale 2017: The Biggest Sales and Deals

The longest day of the year has come and gone – considered the first day of the summer for people in the Northern Hemisphere – and with that Steam’s annual summer sale is now upon us. Sure, for most of us in India it’s monsoon already, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the gifts that Steam bears.

On top of the discounts, Valve has added a mini-game of sorts, where you complete daily quests to fill a sticker book. If you manage to complete any of the 15 pages, that one will permanently stay unlocked on your account. Stickers can’t be traded, so you’ll have to do the quests to earn them.

If you don’t have an international credit/debit card, don’t worry. Steam brought in support for netbanking, digital wallets, and cash on delivery late last year, so there’s a ton of new ways to pay for your favourite games.

Steam Summer Sale 2017: The Biggest Sales and Deals

As has become the new norm, there’ll be no limited-time or flash sales during the Steam Summer Sale. Instead, games with discounts will stay that way throughout the sale period – June 22 to July 5 – and games that aren’t on discount won’t be receiving any discounts randomly. That’s good for players, since it gives you ample time to browse the store and find gems.

In any case, we’ve perused through the games on sale so you don’t have to bother looking. Here are the top deals during the Steam Summer Sale:

Big-name titles

Bayonetta – Rs. 498 (25 percent off)

Batman: The Telltale Series – Rs. 216 (65 percent off)

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Rs. 2,149 (50 percent off)

Civilization VI – Rs. 1,499 (40 percent off)

Dark Souls III – Rs. 1,719 (60 percent off)

Dishonored 2 – Rs. 1,335 (50 percent off)

Doom – Rs. 1,000 (50 percent off)

F1 2016 – Rs. 353 (70 percent off)

Fallout 4 – Rs. 1,000 (50 percent off)

Final Fantasy VII – Rs. 204 (50 percent off)

Final Fantasy VIII – Rs. 204 (50 percent off)

Football Manager 2017 – Rs. 544 (66 percent off)

Grand Theft Auto V – Rs. 1,468 (50 percent off)

Mafia III – Rs. 617 (63 percent off)

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Rs. 197 (80 percent off)

NBA 2K17 – Rs. 624 (75 percent off)

Nier: Automata – Rs. 1,399 (30 percent off)

Planet Coaster – Rs. 1,989 (33 percent off)

Prey – Rs. 2,639 (34 percent off)

Resident Evil 7 – Rs. 1,619 (40 percent off)

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Rs. 399 (60 percent off)

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – Rs. 2,344 (33 percent off)

Total War: Warhammer – Rs. 679 (66 percent off)

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III – Rs. 1,499 (25 percent off)

Watch Dogs 2 – Rs. 1,749 (50 percent off)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY – Rs. 499 (50 percent off)

XCOM 2 – Rs. 989 (67 percent off)

Indie

Abzu – Rs. 169 (70 percent off)

Dead Cells – Rs. 466 (15 percent off)

Firewatch – Rs. 254 (55 percent off)

Hyper Light Drifter – Rs. 282 (50 percent off)

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes – Rs. 158 (67 percent off)

Overcooked – Rs. 399 (50 percent off)

Superhot – Rs. 371 (40 percent off)

VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action – Rs. 320 (33 percent off)

What Remains of Edith Finch – Rs. 423 (25 percent off)

 

GTA V PC Modding Tool Open IV Is Back After Negative Reviews During Steam Summer Sale

GTA V PC creator Rockstar has had a tumultuous couple of weeks. Following Rockstar owner Take-Two’s heavy-handedness in dealing with user created modifications to GTA V’s single-player mode which resulted in the removal of popular PC modding tool Open IV, the studio had to step in to make things right.

According to a support post from Rockstar, Take-Two “generally will not take legal action against third-party projects involving Rockstar’s PC games that are single-player, non-commercial, and respect the intellectual property (IP) rights of third parties.”

It goes on to say that this will not apply to the following:

(i) multiplayer or online services (ii) tools, files, libraries, or functions that could be used to impact multiplayer or online services (iii) use or importation of other IP (including other Rockstar IP) in the project.

GTA V PC Modding Tool Open IV Is Back After Negative Reviews During Steam Summer Sale

Last week, Take-Two had handed a cease and desist letter to Krivoruchko. After this, Rockstar got in touch with Yuriy “Good-NDS” Krivoruchko the creator of popular GTA V modding tool Open IV to bring it back online, which it is right now.

Nonetheless, the move of taking down Open IV has hurt the Steam user reviews for GTA V. For a game that’s one of the best-selling on the platform, it’s sitting at a largely Overwhelmingly Negative rating at the moment, a point of concern considering that all this took place during the Steam Summer Sale, which doesn’t help Rockstar’s or Take-Two’s image.That hasn’t stopped it from being the second biggest seller on Steam though, right behind Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will go on sale today at 12PM via Flipkart

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is one of the best selling smartphones in India, thanks to its affordable price tag and great specs.

The Redmi Note 4 goes on sale during Wednesdays and Fridays on both Flipkart and Mi.com. The device is also available offline at an additional cost of Rs. 500 than the online price. But there is a one-off sale that has been announced by Xiaomi. Going by the same, the Redmi Note 4 will be going on sale today via Flipkart.

For today’s sale, Flipkart will list two variants of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – one is the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant priced at Rs. 10,999 and the other is the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant priced at Rs. 12,999. These variants will be listed in three color options – Gold, Matte Black, and Grey. Like the usual flash sales, this Special Sunday Sale of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will start at 12PM today.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will go on sale today at 12PM via Flipkart

To refresh on the specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the device is fitted with a 5.5-inch FHD 1080p 2.5D curved glass IPS display. Under its hood, the smartphone is equipped with a Snapdragon 652 SoC. The imaging department is taken care of by a 13MP rear camera with PDAF, 77-degree wide-angle lens, dual tone LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. Up front, there is a 5MP selfie camera with an 85-degree wide-angle lens.

While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is available in three storage variants, the device has a hybrid dual SIM card slot that supports expandable storage up to 128GB using a microSD card. The device comes packed with other aspects such as 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Infrared, and a 4100mAh battery. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow topped with MIUI 8.

Assembled Apple iPhone SE goes on sale selected stores in Bengaluru: Reports

Cupertino based tech giant Apple has finally started selling Assembled iPhone SE in selected stores in Bengaluru at Rs 27,200 for a 32 GB variant and Rs 37,200 for a 128 GB phone.

Powered by According to a report by ET, the iPhone SE boxes have this imprinted on them: ‘Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in India. Apple partnered with Wistron Corpis for setting up a plant in Bengaluru to focus solely on assembling iPhones.

Assembled Apple iPhone SE goes on sale selected stores in Bengaluru

It was reported earlier that the company is also planning Apple is likely to launch its online store in the country by the end of this year. Apple will initially start its online store by selling iPhone SE and the company is hopeful to start the online store in India around Diwali,” ET quotes an Apple executive as saying.

It is expected that the company will also sell some accessories which will be sourced from India. At present 50-55 percent of iphones are sold through the online platform in India compared to the industry standard of 30 percent.

The report also says that the company does not require any foreign direct investment as the Indian Government allows companies to directly sell online

Nokia 3 online sale debuts in India; listed on Croma at Rs. 9,499

A few days back, HMD launched the Nokia Android smartphones in India. At the time of the launch, it was announced that the Nokia 3 will go on sale starting from June 16 and that it will be exclusive only to the offline stores.

As mentioned by HMD, the Nokia 3 priced at Rs. 9,499 went on sale via the offline stores on June 16. The company did not reveal anything about the possibility of this smartphone to be made available online. Now, the Nokia 3 has been listed on the online retailer website Croma for the same price of Rs. 9,499. Though this move was not announced by the company, many Nokia fans will welcome it.

From the listing on Croma, it looks like the entry-level Nokia 3 smartphone will be available with the cash on delivery payment mode. Also, there is EMI option for those who would like to purchase it with convenient payment options.

We can expect the Nokia 3 to be listed by a few other retailers too in the coming days. Being an entry-level smartphone, the Nokia 3 has a polycarbonate body. It is fitted with a 5-inch HD 720p IPS LCD display.

The hardware aspects of the Nokia 3 include a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC that is coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Notably, the storage capacity can be expanded up to 128GB with the help of a microSD card.

The camera department of the device comprises of an 8MP camera at the back and another 8MP camera sensor at the front. The other goodies on board the Nokia 3 are Android Nougat, OTG support, 4G LTE and a 2650mAh battery.