Poco F1 Starts Receiving MIUI 10.2.2.0 Global Stable Update With 960fps Slow-Mo Video Recording, Enhanced Low-Light Mode


Poco F1 Starts Receiving MIUI 10.2.2.0 Global Stable Update With 960fps Slow-Mo Video Recording, Enhanced Low-Light Mode

MIUI 10.2.2.0 Global Stable update also includes a few bug fixes for the Poco F1

Poco F1 has now started receiving MIUI 10.2.2.0 Global Stable update that brings a slo-mo mode with 960fps frame rate. The new update also includes an enhanced low-light mode. The new MIUI 10 update comes weeks after Xiaomi released Android Pie for the Poco F1 through the MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM. Poco India General Manager C Manmohan last week revealed the development of the new software update. The executive said through his official Twitter account that 960fps video recording support and a night mode would debut on the Poco F1 in the coming two weeks.

As posted by some users on the MIUI forums, the MIUI 10.2.2.0 Global Stable update for the Poco F1 is now rolling out. The update carries build V10.2.2.0.PEJMIXM and is 311MB in size.

The key highlight of the latest MIUI 10 update for the Poco F1 is certainly the ability to shoot 960fps videos. This means the new option will sit alongside the existing 120fps and 240fps slow-motion video recording support. Moreover, there is an enhanced low-light mode to improve night shots.

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Poco Global Head Alvin Tse on Friday confirmed through a tweet that the MIUI 10.2.2.0 is currently rolling out with a bunch of bug fixes. He also mentioned that the update should reach all Poco F1 users in the next few days.

Notably, Tse in his tweet mentioned that the latest MIUI 10 update carries the latest Android security patch, users reported that the new software version brings the December 2018 Android security patch.

As we mentioned, Manmohan of Poco India revealed the development last week. He also stated that the latest update would optimise reported battery drain and touch issues.

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Xiaomi is also set to bring 60fps support for 4K video recording to the Poco F1 in February, Manmohan revealed on Twitter last week. The executive also highlighted plans to provided Widevine L1 certification. However, he didn’t specify any concrete timeline.

 





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Poco F1, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Realme C1, Nokia 6.1, Other Phones on Discount During Flipkart Qualcomm Days Sale


Flipkart and Qualcomm have teamed up to offer a limited-period promotional sale on mobile phones. The sale titled ‘Qualcomm Days’ brings offers on popular Snapdragon-powered smartphones on Flipkart. In case you missed out on Flipkart’s Mobiles Bonanza sale last week, this is a good chance if you’re looking to upgrade or buy a new smartphone on New Year’s Eve. The sale includes deals on Poco F1, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Samsung Galaxy On8, and other mobile phones.

As a part of the Qualcomm Days sale, the Poco F1 from Xiaomi is available at a discounted price of Rs. 19,999 (MRP Rs. 21,999) for the 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant and Rs. 22,999 (MRP Rs. 24,999) for the 6GB RAM, 128GB storage variant. The high-end 8GB RAM, 256GB storage variant of the Poco F1 is available at Rs. 27,999 (MRP Rs. 30,999). You can use the available bundled offers to lower the price even further.

The popular Redmi Note 5 Pro, with Snapdragon 636 SoC, is also available at Rs. 12,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999). The ZenFone Max Pro M1 is down to Rs. 8,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999) for the base variant. The 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 can be yours for Rs. 12,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999) during the sale and the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant is down to Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 12,999). Asus’ ZenFone 5Z is available at Rs. 24,999 (MRP Rs. 32,999)

The new Oppo R17 Pro is also a part of the ‘Qualcomm Days’ sale but there’s no flat discount on the phone. Instead, you can get an additional Rs. 2,000 over the normal exchange value of your old smartphone using the bundled exchange offer. You can also avail a no-cost EMI payment option.

The Vivo V9 Pro (4GB, 64GB) is down to Rs. 15,990 (MRP Rs. 17,990) on Flipkart right now. The bundled exchange offer can help sweeten the deal further by up to Rs. 15,350. In our review, the Vivo V9 Pro managed to get an overall score of 8 out of 10.

The Realme C1, with Snapdragon 450 SoC, is going at Rs. 7,499 (MRP Rs. 8,990) and the Nokia 6.1 Plus, with Snapdragon 636, is again available at a discounted price of Rs. 15,999 (MRP Rs. 17,600). Both the phones were also available at the same prices during last week’s Mobiles Bonanza sale on Flipkart.

In case you’re in the market for a mobile phone with a bigger battery, the Motorola One Power is available at Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 18,999) and the Moto R5 Plus is down to Rs. 8,999 (MRP Rs. 11,999). Here’s a list of all the mobile phones that are a part of Flipkart’s ongoing Qualcomm Days sale.

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Poco F2 With Snapdragon 845 SoC, Android 9.0 Pie Spotted on Geekbench


Poco F2 With Snapdragon 845 SoC, Android 9.0 Pie Spotted on Geekbench

Poco F1, the predecessor of Poco F2, was launched in India back in August

Poco F2, the successor to the highly popular Poco F1, is anticipated to be in the pipeline. The new model has been spotted on Geekbench along with its key specifications. The Poco F2 is listed with a Snapdragon 845 SoC. The new Poco model also appears to come with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. Xiaomi launched the Poco F1 as its first model from the Poco series back in August. The smartphone was essentially brought to the market to compete against the likes of Asus ZenFone 5Z and OnePlus 6 with a starting price of Rs. 20,999. However, the Chinese giant recently dropped the price of the original smartphone by Rs. 1,000.

The Geekbench listing shows the Poco F2 runs Android 9.0 Pie and is powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC. This is interesting as the Poco F1 also recently received an update to MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie. Also, since the original Poco model comes with a Snapdragon 845 SoC, its successor can safely be speculated to sport the next-generation, Snapdragon 855 SoC.

Having said that, the Geekbench listing also suggests that the Poco F2 will come with 6GB of RAM. We can presume an 8GB RAM variant as well.

The smartphone listed on Geekbench received a single-core score of 2,321 and multi-core score of 7,564. Also, it is important to point out that the Geekbench listing carries December 28 as upload date.

Nashville Chatter first spotted the Geekbench listing.

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Earlier this week, Xiaomi brought the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant of the Poco F1 Armoured Edition. The new variant went on sale in India on Wednesday with a price tag of Rs. 23,999. Further, it sits next to the top-of-the-line Poco F1 Armoured Edition that has 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage configuration.

 


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Poco F1 Price in India Cut, Now Starts at Rs. 19,999


Poco F1 has received a price cut in India. The smartphone is Xiaomi’s mid-range phone with top-end specifications. Xiaomi last week had revealed it had sold 700,000 units of the Poco F1 smartphone in India till date. To celebrate the milestone, Xiaomi had temporarily reduced the price of the Poco F1 by up to Rs. 4,000. On Sunday, the company has announced a permanent price cut of Rs. 1,000 on all variants of the Poco F1. This means that the Poco F1 will be available at an effective starting price of Rs. 19,999 moving forward.The key specifications of the handset include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with LiquidCool Technology, a 6.18-inch display, 12-megapixel rear camera, and more.

Xiaomi has tweeted that the Poco F1 receives a permanent price cut in India. The price of the Poco F1 64GB variant is now priced at Rs. 19,999, instead of Rs. 20,999 earlier. Similarly, the 128GB is priced in India at Rs. 22,999, instead of Rs. 23,999 earlier. And the 256GB variant is listed at Rs. 27,999, instead of Rs. 28,999 earlier. Furthermore, the 256GB Armoured Edition is listed for Rs. 28,999, instead of Rs. 29,999 earlier. The smartphone is already up for sale on Mi.com and Flipkart in India with the new reduced prices. Flipkart lists exchange offer, no-cost EMI options, and 10 percent off for Mastercard users on first online payment. The smartphone comes in Rosso Red, Steel Blue, and Graphite Black colour options.

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Xiaomi Poco F1 specifications

The dual-SIM Xiaomi Poco F1 runs MIUI 9.6 out-of-the-box based on Android 8.1 Oreo, though it received Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM earlier this month. The handset features a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) display along with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. The smartphone has a dual rear camera setup along with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor along with a 1.4-micron pixel size and dual-pixel autofocus and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. At the front, there is a 20-megapixel camera along with HDR and AI Beautify features. The smartphone also has an IR light that works with a pre-installed Face Unlock feature.

The Poco F1 comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of onboard storage options that all are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid SIM slot configuration. On the connectivity front, the smartphone has 4G+, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board the handset are an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. Besides, there is a 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W charging and Quick Charge 3.


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Xiaomi Poco F1 Price in India Cut, Now Starts at Rs. 19,999


Just last week, Xiaomi announced that it had sold 700,000 units of the Poco F1 smartphone in India. To celebrate this milestone, Xiaomi had temporarily reduced the price of the Poco F1 by up to Rs. 4,000. Now, the company has announced a permanent price cut of Rs. 1,000 on all variants of the Poco F1. This means that the Poco F1 will be available at an effective starting price of Rs. 19,999 moving forward. . The key specifications of the handset include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with LiquidCool Technology, a 6.18-inch display, 12-megapixel rear camera, and more.

Xiaomi has tweeted that the Poco F1 receives a permanent price cut in India. The price of the Poco F1 64GB variant is now priced at Rs. 19,999, instead of Rs. 20,999 earlier. Similarly, the 128GB is priced in India at Rs. 22,999, instead of Rs. 23,999 earlier. And the 256GB variant is listed at Rs. 27,999, instead of Rs. 28,999 earlier. Furthermore, the 256GB Armoured Edition is listed for Rs. 28,999, instead of Rs. 29,999 earlier. The smartphone is already up for sale on Mi.com and Flipkart in India with the new reduced prices. Flipkart lists exchange offer, no-cost EMI options, and 10 percent off for Mastercard users on first online payment. The smartphone comes in Rosso Red, Steel Blue, and Graphite Black colour options.

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Xiaomi Poco F1 specifications

The dual-SIM Xiaomi Poco F1 runs MIUI 9.6 out-of-the-box based on Android 8.1 Oreo, though it received Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM earlier this month. The handset features a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) display along with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. The smartphone has a dual rear camera setup along with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor along with a 1.4-micron pixel size and dual-pixel autofocus and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. At the front, there is a 20-megapixel camera along with HDR and AI Beautify features. The smartphone also has an IR light that works with a pre-installed Face Unlock feature.

The Poco F1 comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of onboard storage options that all are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid SIM slot configuration. On the connectivity front, the smartphone has 4G+, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board the handset are an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. Besides, there is a 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W charging and Quick Charge 3.

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Flipkart Sale Offers: Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Poco F1, Pixel 3, Motorola One Power, and More Deals


Another day, another Flipkart sale. The Big Shopping Days sale 2018 is now open to all users after last night’s three-hour early access for Plus members. The Flipkart sale brings back some of the best deals from the festive season sales held earlier this year and a few new offers as well. Flipkart has tied up with HDFC Bank to offer 10 percent instant discount to the bank’s credit and debit card users. In case you missed out during the festive season sales, here’s another opportunity to grab some exciting deals before the end of this year.

Flipkart offers includes a large number of deals on mobile phones, electronics, appliances, and more. But not all of them are worth your time and money. We’ve scanned through a lot of these deals to get you the best deals that are available right now.

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Here’s our pick for the best deals available on the first day of Flipkart sale so far:

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
The ZenFone Max Pro M1 has gone on sale every single time Flipkart has organized a sale this year since the phone was launched. Currently available at a starting price of Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999), the ZenFone Max Pro M1 promises a value-for-money deal. We’d recommend you get the 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant that’s down to Rs. 13,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999) as part of Flipkart offers if you’re keen on playing most modern games. The phone ships with a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display and a dual camera setup at the rear and is powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC. It includes a massive 5,000mAh battery that should be good enough to last an entire day. It’s worth mentioning here that the ZenFone Max Pro M2 is set to launch in India next week, but if you’re not too keen on spending full price on a new phone, this may still be a good option.

Price: Starting from Rs. 9,999

Poco F1
In case you missed the festive season sales, you’ve got another chance to grab the Xiaomi Poco F1 at a discount. All variants of the phone are currently available at a discount during the sale. The 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant is down to Rs. 19,999 (MRP Rs. 21,999) while the 8GB RAM, 256GB storage option is available at Rs. 25,999 (MRP Rs. 30,999). If you’re looking for high-end specifications at a decent enough price, the Poco F1 is a great pick. When we tested the Poco F1, we found it offered a great battery life and an excellent value for money, but the camera struggles when it comes to low-light photos.

Price: Starting from Rs. 19,999

Google Pixel 3 64GB
Flipkart is offering a discount of Rs. 4,500 on the Google Pixel 3 64GB. You can get another instant discount worth up to Rs. 14,900 when you swap your old smartphone with the purchase. HDFC Bank debit and credit card users can avail an additional 10 percent discount as well as part of the Flipkart offers. The Google Pixel 3 offers the best of what Google has to offer in terms of software and hardware. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch FHD+ display and a dual rear camera setup. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC. Being a Pixel device, it is expected to get quicker software updates compared to other Android flagships.

Price: Rs. 66,500 (MRP Rs. 71,000)

Motorola One Power
The Motorola One Power 64GB is down to Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 18,999). The smartphone has already received the Android 9.0 update which makes this a rather sweet deal. The Motorola One Power features a 6.2-inch FHD+ display and is powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC. You can knock off another Rs. 13,850 (maximum) by swapping your old smartphone with the purchase. The phone also comes with a no-cost EMI option along with the HDFC Bank 10 percent instant discount on debit and credit cards during the Flipkart sale.

Price: Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 18,999)

Nokia 5.1 Plus
HMD Global’s Nokia 5.1 Plus is currently down to Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 13,199) as part of Flipkart offers during the sale. Nokia 5.1 Plus features a 5.8-inch HD+ display and a dual camera setup at the back, along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, supported by 3GB of RAM.

Price: Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 13,199)

Honor 9N
The popular Honor 9N is currently down to Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 15,999) on Flipkart. You can get an additional instant discount worth up to Rs. 10,400 by exchanging your old used smartphone. HDFC Bank card users and Mastercard users (applicable for first online payment only) for 10 percent instant discount. The Honor 9N comes with a 5.84-inch display and is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 659 SoC, supported by 4GB of RAM. There are two rear cameras and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera as well.

Price: Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 15,999)

Realme C1
The pocket-friendly Realme C1 (2GB, 16GB) is also available at a discounted price of Rs. 7,499 (MRP Rs. 8,990) during the Flipkart sale. With HDFC Bank’s 10 percent instant discount, you can get a pretty decent overall deal. The Realme C1 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display, dual rear cameras, and a massive 4,230mAh battery. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 450 SoC, supported by 2GB of RAM.

Price: Rs. 7,499 (MRP Rs. 8,990)

Honor 10 (6GB, 128GB)
The Honor 10 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option is currently down to Rs. 24,999 (MRP Rs. 35,999). With the bundled exchange offer, you can get an instant discount worth up to Rs. 14,900. The Honor 10 comes with a 5.84-inch FHD+ display and runs on Huawei’s Kirin 970 SoC, supported by 6GB of RAM. On the front, there’s a 24-megapixel camera while there are two cameras (24-megapixel and 16-megapixel) at the back.

Price: Rs. 24,999 (MRP Rs. 35,999)

Apple Watch Series 3
The previous-generation Apple Watch Series 3 is down to Rs. 24,900 (MRP Rs. 28,900) for the 38mm variant while the 42mm variant is down to Rs. 26,900 (MRP Rs. 34,410) as part of the Flipkart sale offers. This is a decent deal if you’re upgrading from the very first Apple Watch and don’t want to spend a lot of money on the new Apple Watch Series 4. The Apple Watch can be a perfect wearable in case you’re into fitness and already use an iPhone.

Price: Starting from Rs. 24,900

Apple iPad (6th generation) 9.7-inch Wi-Fi
The sixth-generation Apple iPad is down to Rs. 23,999 (MRP Rs. 28,000). This is the same deal we saw earlier during Flipkart’s festive season sales. In case you missed out, this is another opportunity. The sixth-generation iPad supports Apple Pencil and is powered by Apple’s A10 Fusion chip. This is the Wi-Fi-only version though.

Price: Rs. 23,999 (MRP Rs. 28,000)

Asus TUF Core 15.6-inch laptop
The Asus TUF Core 15.6-inch gaming laptop is available at Rs. 59,990 (MRP Rs. 82,990) right now. This is around Rs. 7,000 less than its usual selling price online. The laptop is powered by the 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, supported by 8GB of RAM. It comes with a 1TB conventional hard drive and a 128GB SSD and runs Windows 10 Home out of the box. The graphics are handled by the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 4GB of video RAM.

Price: Rs. 59,990 (MRP Rs. 82,990)

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch laptop
If you’re looking for a gaming laptop at the Rs. 50,000 price point, the Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42) is currently down to Rs. 49,990 (MRP Rs. 79,999) on Flipkart sale right now. The laptop is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 quad-core CPU, supported by 8GB of RAM. It comes with a 1TB hard drive and runs Windows 10 Home out of the box. The graphics are powered by the AMD Radeon RX 560X with 4GB of video RAM. You can swap your old laptop and get up to Rs. 7,500 additional discount.

Price: Rs. 49,990 (MRP Rs. 79,999)

Moto X4 (4GB, 64GB)
The Moto X4 (4GB, 64GB) is available at a discounted price of Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 22,999) during the sale. The bundled exchange offer can further sweeten the deal by up to Rs. 10,4000. The Moto X4 is reportedly receiving the Android 9.0 Pie stable update as well. It comes with a 5.2-inch FHD display and a dual camera setup at the back. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 SoC, supported by 4GB of RAM.

Price: Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 22,999)

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Flipkart’s Big Sale Kicks Off With Deals on Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Poco F1, Pixel 3, Motorola One Power, and More


The Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale has just kicked off for Flipkart Plus members. The sale will open up for everyone else shortly I.e. at midnight on Thursday. The Flipkart sale brings back some of the best deals from the festive season sales held earlier this year and a few new offers as well. Flipkart has tied up with HDFC Bank to offer 10 percent instant discount to the bank’s credit and debit card users. In case you missed out during the festive season sales, here’s another opportunity to grab some exciting deals before the end of this year.

The Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale includes a large number of deals on mobile phones, electronics, appliances, and more. But not all of them are worth your time and money. We’ve scanned through a lot of these deals to get you the best deals that are available right now.

Here’s our pick for the best deals available on the first day of Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale so far:

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
The ZenFone Max Pro M1 has gone on sale every single time Flipkart has organized a sale this year since the phone was launched. Currently available at a starting price of Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999), the ZenFone Max Pro M1 promises a value-for-money deal. We’d recommend you get the 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant that’s down to Rs. 13,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999) during the Flipkart sale if you’re keen on playing most modern games. The phone ships with a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display and a dual camera setup at the rear and is powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC. It includes a massive 5,000mAh battery that should be good enough to last an entire day. It’s worth mentioning here that the ZenFone Max Pro M2 is set to launch in India next week, but if you’re not too keen on spending full price on a new phone, this may still be a good option.

Price: Starting from Rs. 9,999

Poco F1
In case you missed the festive season sales, you’ve got another chance to grab the Xiaomi Poco F1 at a discount. All variants of the phone are currently available at a discount during the Flipkart sale. The 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant is down to Rs. 19,999 (MRP Rs. 21,999) while the 8GB RAM, 256GB storage option is available at Rs. 25,999 (MRP Rs. 30,999). If you’re looking for high-end specifications at a decent enough price, the Poco F1 is a great pick. When we tested the Poco F1, we found it offered a great battery life and an excellent value for money, but the camera struggles when it comes to low-light photos.

Price: Starting from Rs. 19,999

Google Pixel 3 64GB
Flipkart is offering a discount of Rs. 4,500 on the Google Pixel 3 64GB. You can get another instant discount worth up to Rs. 14,900 when you swap your old smartphone with the purchase. HDFC Bank debit and credit card users can avail an additional 10 percent discount as well. The Google Pixel 3 offers the best of what Google has to offer in terms of software and hardware. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch FHD+ display and a dual rear camera setup. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC. Being a Pixel device, it is expected to get quicker software updates compared to other Android flagships.

Price: Rs. 66,500 (MRP Rs. 71,000)

Motorola One Power
The Motorola One Power 64GB is down to Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 18,999). The smartphone has already received the Android 9.0 update which makes this a rather sweet deal. The Motorola One Power features a 6.2-inch FHD+ display and is powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC. You can knock off another Rs. 13,850 (maximum) by swapping your old smartphone with the purchase. The phone also comes with a no-cost EMI option along with the HDFC Bank 10 percent instant discount on debit and credit cards during the Flipkart sale.

Price: Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 18,999)

Nokia 5.1 Plus
HMD Global’s Nokia 5.1 Plus is currently down to Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 13,199) on Flipkart during the Big Shopping Days sale. Nokia 5.1 Plus features a 5.8-inch HD+ display and a dual camera setup at the back, along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, supported by 3GB of RAM.

Price: Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 13,199)

Honor 9N
The popular Honor 9N is currently down to Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 15,999) on Flipkart. You can get an additional instant discount worth up to Rs. 10,400 by exchanging your old used smartphone. HDFC Bank card users and Mastercard users (applicable for first online payment only) for 10 percent instant discount. The Honor 9N comes with a 5.84-inch display and is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 659 SoC, supported by 4GB of RAM. There are two rear cameras and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera as well.

Price: Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 15,999)

Realme C1
The pocket-friendly Realme C1 (2GB, 16GB) is also available at a discounted price of Rs. 7,499 (MRP Rs. 8,990) during the Flipkart sale. With HDFC Bank’s 10 percent instant discount, you can get a pretty decent overall deal. The Realme C1 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display, dual rear cameras, and a massive 4,230mAh battery. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 450 SoC, supported by 2GB of RAM.

Price: Rs. 7,499 (MRP Rs. 8,990)

Honor 10 (6GB, 128GB)
The Honor 10 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option is currently down to Rs. 24,999 (MRP Rs. 35,999). With the bundled exchange offer, you can get an instant discount worth up to Rs. 14,900 during the Flipkart sale. The Honor 10 comes with a 5.84-inch FHD+ display and runs on Huawei’s Kirin 970 SoC, supported by 6GB of RAM. On the front, there’s a 24-megapixel camera while there are two cameras (24-megapixel and 16-megapixel) at the back.

Price: Rs. 24,999 (MRP Rs. 35,999)

Apple Watch Series 3
The previous-generation Apple Watch Series 3 is down to Rs. 24,900 (MRP Rs. 28,900) for the 38mm variant while the 42mm variant is down to Rs. 26,900 (MRP Rs. 34,410) during the Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale. This is a decent deal if you’re upgrading from the very first Apple Watch and don’t want to spend a lot of money on the new Apple Watch Series 4. The Apple Watch can be a perfect wearable in case you’re into fitness and already use an iPhone.

Price: Starting from Rs. 24,900

Apple iPad (6th generation) 9.7-inch Wi-Fi
The sixth-generation Apple iPad is down to Rs. 23,999 (MRP Rs. 28,000). This is the same deal we saw earlier during Flipkart’s festive season sales. In case you missed out, this is another opportunity. The sixth-generation iPad supports Apple Pencil and is powered by Apple’s A10 Fusion chip. This is the Wi-Fi-only version though.

Price: Rs. 23,999 (MRP Rs. 28,000)

Asus TUF Core 15.6-inch laptop
The Asus TUF Core 15.6-inch gaming laptop is available at Rs. 59,990 (MRP Rs. 82,990) on Flipkart right now. This is around Rs. 7,000 less than its usual selling price online. The laptop is powered by the 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, supported by 8GB of RAM. It comes with a 1TB conventional hard drive and a 128GB SSD and runs Windows 10 Home out of the box. The graphics are handled by the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 4GB of video RAM.

Price: Rs. 59,990 (MRP Rs. 82,990)

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch laptop
If you’re looking for a gaming laptop at the Rs. 50,000 price point, the Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42) is currently down to Rs. 49,990 (MRP Rs. 79,999) on Flipkart right now. The laptop is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 quad-core CPU, supported by 8GB of RAM. It comes with a 1TB hard drive and runs Windows 10 Home out of the box. The graphics are powered by the AMD Radeon RX 560X with 4GB of video RAM. You can swap your old laptop and get up to Rs. 7,500 additional discount.

Price: Rs. 49,990 (MRP Rs. 79,999)

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Poco F1 to Be Available With Up to Rs. 5,000 Discount From December 6


Poco F1 is set to receive discounts up to Rs. 5,000 between December 6 and 8. The discounts will be available exclusively through Mi.com and Flipkart. The latest development comes days after the Poco F1 received Android 9.0 Pie through the MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM 8.11.15 build. Xiaomi launched the Poco F1 back in August with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC at a starting price of Rs. 20,999. It comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options and 6GB as well as 8GB RAM models. The Chinese company also announced an Armoured Edition model of the Poco F1 with ‘real Kevlar’ finish that was priced at Rs. 29,999.

Poco India through its official Twitter account on Monday revealed that the Poco F1 will receive discounts up to Rs. 5,000 between December 6 and 8 through Mi.com and Flipkart. The company didn’t reveal any further details around the discount. However, it is expected that the Poco F1 with a discounted price will be available through a flash sale. The given schedule also matches the dates of Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days sale that will be kicked off on December 6.

Xiaomi Poco F1 price in India

To recall, the Xiaomi Poco F1 price in India starts at Rs. 20,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB internal storage variant, while its 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model has been priced at Rs. 23,999 and the 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant comes at Rs. 28,999. The smartphone comes in Rosso Red, Steel Blue, and Graphite Black colour options. An Armoured Edition of the Poco F1 with ‘real Kevlar’ announced with a price tag of Rs. 29,999.

Xiaomi Poco F1 specifications

The dual-SIM Xiaomi Poco F1 runs MIUI 9.6 out-of-the-box based on Android 8.1 Oreo, though it received Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM earlier this month. The handset features a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) display along with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. The smartphone has a dual rear camera setup along with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor along with a 1.4-micron pixel size and dual-pixel autofocus and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. At the front, there is a 20-megapixel camera along with HDR and AI Beautify features. The smartphone also has an IR light that works with a pre-installed Face Unlock feature.

Xiaomi Poco F1 Review

The Poco F1 comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of onboard storage options that all are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid SIM slot configuration. On the connectivity front, the smartphone has 4G+, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board the handset are an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. Besides, there is a 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W charging and Quick Charge 3.

 





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Flipkart Mobile Bonanza Sale Starts Monday: Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Poco F1, Realme 2 Pro, Other Discounts Previewed


Flipkart is set to kick off its Mobile Bonanza sale next week, where it will be offering deals and discounts on a number of smartphones. As a part of the sale, the e-commerce giant will be providing deals on handsets from brands such as Asus, Xiaomi, Realme, Nokia, Google, and more. The Flipkart sale includes interesting deals on Google Pixel 2 XL, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Realme phones, among others. Additionally, there are other offers on various 4G affordable handsets as well. Buyers will also be able to avail Flipkart’s Complete Mobile Protection Plan also covering theft, priced at Rs. 99 during the Mobile Bonanza sale. Similarly, Flipkart is offering its no-cost EMI options – starting at Rs. 499 per month – on purchases made via HDFC bank cards, and several other exchange offers. Notably, the Flipkart Mobile Bonanza sale will run between November 19 and November 22.

Flipkart sale offers on mobiles

During the Flipkart Mobile Bonanza sale 2018, the base 3GB RAM variant of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, which is priced at Rs. 10,999, will be available at Rs. 9,999. Meanwhile, the one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage will cost Rs. 10,499, down from the original retail price tag of Rs. 12,999. Also, the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage model of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 will be available as a part of the Asus Days sale on Flipkart, but the offer on it has not been revealed yet.

Smartphones from Realme are also a part of the upcoming Flipkart Mobile Bonanza sale. The price of the Realme 2 Pro, as a part of the sale, will start from Rs. 13,990. The exact details on each variant have not been revealed yet. Also, the budget smartphone – Realme C1 – will also be a part of the sale. Meanwhile, Xiaomi’s Poco F1 buyers can avail a Rs. 2,000 off on exchange.

Coming to exchange offers, the Flipkart Mobile Bonanza sale will offer a minimum discount of Rs. 750 if you exchange your 3G-enabled smartphone with a new 4G smartphone. Notably, this offer is applicable only on select handsets. Additionally, there are some exchange offers available on smartphones from LG and Vivo. Buyers of the LG Q Stylus can avail a Rs. 5,000 discount on exchange. Similarly, an exchange discount of Rs. 6,000 will be applicable to the Vivo X21 (6GB/ 128GB model), and Rs. 2,000 will be available on Vivo V11 and Vivo V11 Pro.

The Flipkart page shows that Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model will be available at Rs. 13,999. However, it is worth noting that the smartphone, originally priced at Rs. 14,999, recently received a Rs. 1,000 price cut in India.

Meanwhile, Flipkart promises some ‘great deals’ on Apple iPhone models. However, the page dedicated to the Mobile Bonanza sale does not detail any offer as of now. We expect to get more details in the next couple of days. Additionally, there will be deals of the flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco, which recently got a big price cut of Rs. 13,000. The smartphone, which was launched at Rs. 49,999, is now priced at Rs. 36,999. Also, Google Pixel 2 XL, whose price in India was reduced to Rs. 45,499 for the variant with 64GB inbuilt storage, will be available at Rs. 40,999 under the Flipkart sale.

The Flipkart 2018 Mobile Bonanza sale is also set to sell the Vivo V9 Pro at Rs. 15,990 (MRP Rs. 17,990), Vivo V9 Youth at Rs. 11,990 (MRP Rs. 19,990), Xperia R1 Dual at Rs. 7,990 (MRP Rs. 9,990), Infinix Note 5 at Rs. 8,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999), the 3GB RAM variant of Oppo A71k at Rs. 8,990 (MRP Rs. 10,990), and the 2GB model of LG K9 4G LTE at Rs. 6,299 (MRP Rs. 7,999).

Similarly, the Yu Ace will be available under the sale at Rs. 5,499 (MRP Rs. 7,999), while the Infinix Smart 2 will receive a discounted price of Rs. 4,999 (MRP Rs. 6,999). The other budget phone that will be a part of the Flipkart Mobile Bonanza offer includes Panasonic P101, Panasonic P90, Micromax Bharat 5 Pro, iVoomi iPro, Micromax Spark Go, Yu Yureka Note, iVoomi Z1, and Micromax Canvas Infinity.

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Flipkart Big Diwali Sale Offers Include Discounts on Poco F1, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Redmi Note 5 Pro, and More


The third instalment of Flipkart’s festive season sale is now live. Flipkart’s Big Diwali sale commenced on 9pm October 31 for Flipkart Plus users and 12am on November 1 for all users. It ends on November 5. The sale mostly carries forward all of the popular deals from the last two instalments including discounts on smartphones, tablets, laptops, televisions, audio equipment, and electronic accessories. SBI credit card holders can avail an instant discount of up to 10 percent on a minimum cart value of Rs. 4,999. No-cost EMI plans are also available for easy buying on credit.

Starting off with deals on smartphones, the Nokia 5.1 Plus gets a discounted price tag of Rs. 10,499, down from its original Rs. 10,999, while the Nokia 6.1 Plus can be bought for Rs. 14,999, down Rs. 1,000 from the launch price of Rs. 15,999. The budget Honor 7S is also up for grabs at a price of Rs. 5,999 during Flipkart’s Big Diwali sale.

The star of the show, Poco F1, gets a Rs. 3,000 discount for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model which is down to Rs. 21,999 from its usual Rs. 24,999 in Flipkart’s sale. This gives the phone extreme value for money considering it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and comes with other premium specifications. Google’s Pixel 2 XL is down about Rs. 4,500 from its recent price cut and can be bought for as low as Rs. 40,999 in Flipkart’s Big Diwali sale.

Once again, all variants of the popular mid-range Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 are available with limited period discounts. The phone starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model and goes all the way up to Rs. 12,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. Exchange offers and SBI card discount are also valid on the Asus smartphone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro gets a discounted starting price tag of Rs. 12,999; the Honor 10 is available for Rs. 24,999; Samsung Galaxy S8 starts at Rs. 32,990; and the Honor 9 Lite can be bought for Rs. 9,999. These and many more smartphone deals are live on Flipkart until November 5 or till stocks last. Google Home gets a discounted price of Rs. 7,499 and the Home Mini can be bought for Rs. 2,449.

Apart from that, professional DSLRs from Canon, Nikon, and Sony start at Rs. 20,990, while televisions can be bought for as low as Rs. 10,499. Skullcandy headphones are being advertised with 60-70 percent discounts, including the company’s wired and wireless offerings. Apple’s iPad 6th generation tablet is going for as low as Rs. 23,999, and there is an additional Rs. 6,000 discount on laptops powered by Intel’s Core i5 processors.

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