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  • After years of manufacturers scrambling for ways to bring affordable and locally relevant smartphones into the hands of millions, it took a Jio Phone to bring feature phones back into focus. So it's no surprise that telecom operators and phone manufacturers in India are having a deja vu moment, BSNL and Micromax being the latest with the new Bharat-1, a 4G feature phone with high-speed Internet that was unveiled in New Delhi on Tuesday.The BSNL Micromax Bharat-1 has an unassuming design - more on this shortly - but what it offers out of the box and signifies in the grand scheme of things is perhaps more appealing. Priced at Rs. 2,200 (roughly $34) and going on sale October 20, it is positioned as a solution to the needs of over half a billion people in India.The need for affordable connectivitySo what are these needs that the BSNL Micromax Bharat-1 phone can fulfil? Let's see. Micromax's Rahul Sharma thinks that people don't want to pay for the voice calls they ma..

    Bharat-1 First Impressions: The Jio Phone Rival India Needs?

    After years of manufacturers scrambling for ways to bring affordable and locally relevant smartphones into the hands of millions, it took a Jio Phone to bring feature phones back into focus. So it's no surprise that telecom operators and phone manufacturers in India are having a deja vu moment, BSNL and Micromax being the latest with the new Bharat-1, a 4G feature phone with high-speed Internet that was unveiled in New Delhi on Tuesday.The BSNL Micromax Bharat-1 has an unassuming design - more on this shortly - but what it offers out of the box and signifies in the grand scheme of things is perhaps more appealing. Priced at Rs. 2,200 (roughly $34) and going on sale October 20, it is positioned as a solution to the needs of over half a billion people in India.The need for affordable connectivitySo what are these needs that the BSNL Micromax Bharat-1 phone can fulfil? Let's see. Micromax's Rahul Sharma thinks that people don't want to pay for the voice calls they ma..
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  • BSNL and Micromax have partnered to launch the Bharat 1, a feature phone with 4G VoLTE capability at Rs. 2,200, to rival the Jio Phone. As part of the deal, Micromax says it will offer "unlimited" data and calling at Rs. 97 per month with BSNL, and supports over 22 Indian languages. The Bharat 1 is powered by an entry-level Snapdragon processor, and has a 2,000mAh battery, a 2-megapixel rear and a VGA front camera. The new Bharat 1 phone will also have access to over 100 live TV channels, alongside hours of songs and videos. At the launch event, Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma claimed that the Bharat 1 will cost less than Jio Phone over time, given the lower cost of running it.Mi MIX 2 goes on sale in India, already sold outXiaomi's bezel-less flagship Mi MIX 2 went on sale for the first time in India on Tuesday via Flipkart and Mi.com at Rs. 35,999, as part of a "preview sale". The Mi MIX 2 was sold out in less than 3 minutes, the company's India head Manu Kumar Jain said..

    BSNL & Micromax Launch Bharat-1, Mi MIX 2 First Sale, Moto X4 India Launch Date, and More: Your 360 Daily

    BSNL and Micromax have partnered to launch the Bharat 1, a feature phone with 4G VoLTE capability at Rs. 2,200, to rival the Jio Phone. As part of the deal, Micromax says it will offer "unlimited" data and calling at Rs. 97 per month with BSNL, and supports over 22 Indian languages. The Bharat 1 is powered by an entry-level Snapdragon processor, and has a 2,000mAh battery, a 2-megapixel rear and a VGA front camera. The new Bharat 1 phone will also have access to over 100 live TV channels, alongside hours of songs and videos. At the launch event, Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma claimed that the Bharat 1 will cost less than Jio Phone over time, given the lower cost of running it.Mi MIX 2 goes on sale in India, already sold outXiaomi's bezel-less flagship Mi MIX 2 went on sale for the first time in India on Tuesday via Flipkart and Mi.com at Rs. 35,999, as part of a "preview sale". The Mi MIX 2 was sold out in less than 3 minutes, the company's India head Manu Kumar Jain said..
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  • Moto X4 India launch will be held on November 13, the company has announced via a tweet. The launch was originally set for October 3, but was later postponed without a new date being specified. In its tweet, the company did not reveal any details of the Moto X4, which was unveiled globally at IFA 2017 in Berlin. There is no word on the Moto X4 price in India; the smartphone is priced at EUR 399 (about Rs. 30,000) in Europe. To recall, the highlight of the smartphone is that it features both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa as voice-based virtual assistants.With the launch of Echo devices and Amazon Alexa Voice Services in India earlier this month, we can now expect the smartphone to come bundled with a fully-functional Alexa in India as well.Moto X4 specifications, featuresThe Moto X4 sports a metal unibody design that was unveiled in Super Black and Sterling Blue colour options. It sports a fingerprint scanner under the home button on the front, while the USB Type-C port and 3.5mm ..

    Moto X4 India Launch Date Revealed: What You Need to Know

    Moto X4 India launch will be held on November 13, the company has announced via a tweet. The launch was originally set for October 3, but was later postponed without a new date being specified. In its tweet, the company did not reveal any details of the Moto X4, which was unveiled globally at IFA 2017 in Berlin. There is no word on the Moto X4 price in India; the smartphone is priced at EUR 399 (about Rs. 30,000) in Europe. To recall, the highlight of the smartphone is that it features both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa as voice-based virtual assistants.With the launch of Echo devices and Amazon Alexa Voice Services in India earlier this month, we can now expect the smartphone to come bundled with a fully-functional Alexa in India as well.Moto X4 specifications, featuresThe Moto X4 sports a metal unibody design that was unveiled in Super Black and Sterling Blue colour options. It sports a fingerprint scanner under the home button on the front, while the USB Type-C port and 3.5mm ..
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  • Moto X4, the latest X-Series smartphone from Moto, was originally set to launch in India on October 3, following its global unveiling at IFA 2017. However, the company then announced a postponement to the launch, without confirming a new date. That has changed - on Monday, the Moto India Twitter handle revealed that the smartphone would now launch in India on November 13.To recall, the Moto X4 features both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa as voice-based virtual assistants. With the launch of Echo devices and Amazon Alexa Voice Services in India earlier this month, we can now expect the smartphone to come bundled with a fully-functional Alexa in India as well. The Moto X4 price in Europe was set as EUR 399 (roughly Rs. 30,300).Moto X4 specifications, featuresThe Moto X4 sports a metal unibody design that was unveiled in Super Black and Sterling Blue colour options. It sports a fingerprint scanner under the home button on the front, while the USB Type-C port and 3.5mm audio jack are ..

    Moto X4 India Launch Now Set for November 13

    Moto X4, the latest X-Series smartphone from Moto, was originally set to launch in India on October 3, following its global unveiling at IFA 2017. However, the company then announced a postponement to the launch, without confirming a new date. That has changed - on Monday, the Moto India Twitter handle revealed that the smartphone would now launch in India on November 13.To recall, the Moto X4 features both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa as voice-based virtual assistants. With the launch of Echo devices and Amazon Alexa Voice Services in India earlier this month, we can now expect the smartphone to come bundled with a fully-functional Alexa in India as well. The Moto X4 price in Europe was set as EUR 399 (roughly Rs. 30,300).Moto X4 specifications, featuresThe Moto X4 sports a metal unibody design that was unveiled in Super Black and Sterling Blue colour options. It sports a fingerprint scanner under the home button on the front, while the USB Type-C port and 3.5mm audio jack are ..
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  • The festival of Diwali has begun with Dhanteras marking its beginning on Tuesday, October 17. Mobile companies are offering attractive deals and discounts on their products this season, and HTC has just announced that HTC U Ultra is now available for a massively discounted price of Rs. 29,999 only for the day of Dhanteras (October 17). The HTC U Ultra price cut of Rs. 22,991 comes as a limited period offer for buyers, who will be able to purchase the smartphone originally priced at Rs. 52,990.The HTC U Ultra was launched in India in March this year at a price of Rs. 59,990, which was slashed next month in April to Rs. 52,990. HTC has now announced a further price cut on the smartphone but only for one day. The HTC U Ultra is available to buy at Rs. 29,999 from Flipkart as well as HTC’s online store.As for the specifications, the HTC U Ultra runs Android 7.0 Nougat with Sense UI skin on top. The smartphone sports a 5.7-inch Quad-HD (1440x2560 pixels) Super LCD display, in addition to ..

    HTC U Ultra Price Slashed in India Thanks to Limited Period ‘Dhanteras’ Offer

    The festival of Diwali has begun with Dhanteras marking its beginning on Tuesday, October 17. Mobile companies are offering attractive deals and discounts on their products this season, and HTC has just announced that HTC U Ultra is now available for a massively discounted price of Rs. 29,999 only for the day of Dhanteras (October 17). The HTC U Ultra price cut of Rs. 22,991 comes as a limited period offer for buyers, who will be able to purchase the smartphone originally priced at Rs. 52,990.The HTC U Ultra was launched in India in March this year at a price of Rs. 59,990, which was slashed next month in April to Rs. 52,990. HTC has now announced a further price cut on the smartphone but only for one day. The HTC U Ultra is available to buy at Rs. 29,999 from Flipkart as well as HTC’s online store.As for the specifications, the HTC U Ultra runs Android 7.0 Nougat with Sense UI skin on top. The smartphone sports a 5.7-inch Quad-HD (1440x2560 pixels) Super LCD display, in addition to ..
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  • Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, the latest bezel-less display smartphone from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, will go on sale for the first in India on Tuesday via Flipkart and Mi.com. The sale kicks off at 12pm IST, and is being called a preview sale by the company before its general availability in the first week of November. To recall, the smartphone was launched in India last week in its regular variant in India. The Xiaomi MI MIX 2 Special Edition with an all-ceramic body and 8GB of RAM has not been brought to the country. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 price in India, launch offersThe Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 price in India is Rs. 35,999, and at that price, it competes with the OnePlus 5, Nokia 8, and LG G6. Xiaomi is offering a no-cost EMI for the smartphone on both Flipkart and Mi.com. On Flipkart, thanks to the ongoing sale, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will be available with 10 percent instant discount if customers purchase it using an HDFC Bank credit or debit card, 20 percent cashback if they buy it via PhonePe, an..

    Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 to Go on Sale for the First Time in India Today

    Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, the latest bezel-less display smartphone from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, will go on sale for the first in India on Tuesday via Flipkart and Mi.com. The sale kicks off at 12pm IST, and is being called a preview sale by the company before its general availability in the first week of November. To recall, the smartphone was launched in India last week in its regular variant in India. The Xiaomi MI MIX 2 Special Edition with an all-ceramic body and 8GB of RAM has not been brought to the country. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 price in India, launch offersThe Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 price in India is Rs. 35,999, and at that price, it competes with the OnePlus 5, Nokia 8, and LG G6. Xiaomi is offering a no-cost EMI for the smartphone on both Flipkart and Mi.com. On Flipkart, thanks to the ongoing sale, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will be available with 10 percent instant discount if customers purchase it using an HDFC Bank credit or debit card, 20 percent cashback if they buy it via PhonePe, an..
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  • Samsung India has quietly slashed price of its premium Galaxy S8+ smartphone in the country. The South Korean company has also reduced price of the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2017) mid-range smartphones in India.The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is now available at a reduced price of Rs. 58,900 with a flat Rs. 6,000 price cut. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) are now retailing at Rs. 17,990 and Rs. 20,990 respectively. Both the Samsung smartphones are available with roughly Rs. 4,900 price cut. Interested consumers can head to official Samsung online store as well as e-commerce websites such as Amazon and Flipkart - all of which have reduced prices for the smartphones. Samsung is also offering additional discounts through an exchange offer on its official website. The smartphones are available for exchange with Cashify. Users who purchase Galaxy S8+, Galaxy A5 (2017), and Galaxy A7 (2017) via the company's site can also avail one-time screen replacement for Rs. 990 under Sams..

    Samsung Galaxy S8+, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7 (2017) Price in India Slashed

    Samsung India has quietly slashed price of its premium Galaxy S8+ smartphone in the country. The South Korean company has also reduced price of the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2017) mid-range smartphones in India.The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is now available at a reduced price of Rs. 58,900 with a flat Rs. 6,000 price cut. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) are now retailing at Rs. 17,990 and Rs. 20,990 respectively. Both the Samsung smartphones are available with roughly Rs. 4,900 price cut. Interested consumers can head to official Samsung online store as well as e-commerce websites such as Amazon and Flipkart - all of which have reduced prices for the smartphones. Samsung is also offering additional discounts through an exchange offer on its official website. The smartphones are available for exchange with Cashify. Users who purchase Galaxy S8+, Galaxy A5 (2017), and Galaxy A7 (2017) via the company's site can also avail one-time screen replacement for Rs. 990 under Sams..
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  • A new variant of Moto G5S, the popular affordable Moto smartphone, has been launched in India. The new Moto G5S variant comes in Midnight Blue colour , while the hardware and software remains the same as the original's. Though the new version of the Moto phone is priced at Rs. 14,999, it will be available at Rs. 12,999 till October 21 as part of a Diwali offer; the company is also offering no cost EMI schemes in the offer period. Buyers can head to retail stores or the offline Moto Hubs to get their hands on the the new Moto G5S Midnight Blue. The Moto G5S was launched in India in August at a price point of Rs. 13,999. Until now it was available in only Lunar Grey and Fine Gold colour variants.Moto G5S specifications and featuresFor a refresh, the Moto G5S features a 5.2-inch full-HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection in an all-metal body form factor. It is powered by Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, and 4GB of RAM. There is ..

    Moto G5S Midnight Blue Variant Launched in India; Introductory Offer Slashes Price by Rs. 2,000

    A new variant of Moto G5S, the popular affordable Moto smartphone, has been launched in India. The new Moto G5S variant comes in Midnight Blue colour , while the hardware and software remains the same as the original's. Though the new version of the Moto phone is priced at Rs. 14,999, it will be available at Rs. 12,999 till October 21 as part of a Diwali offer; the company is also offering no cost EMI schemes in the offer period. Buyers can head to retail stores or the offline Moto Hubs to get their hands on the the new Moto G5S Midnight Blue. The Moto G5S was launched in India in August at a price point of Rs. 13,999. Until now it was available in only Lunar Grey and Fine Gold colour variants.Moto G5S specifications and featuresFor a refresh, the Moto G5S features a 5.2-inch full-HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection in an all-metal body form factor. It is powered by Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, and 4GB of RAM. There is ..
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  • A new variant of Moto G5S, the popular affordable Moto smartphone, has been launched in India. The new Moto G5S variant comes in Midnight Blue colour , while the hardware and software remains the same as the original's. Though the new version of the Moto phone is priced at Rs. 14,999, it will be available at Rs. 12,999 till October 21 as part of a Diwali offer; the company is also offering no cost EMI schemes in the offer period. Buyers can head to retail stores or the offline Moto Hubs to get their hands on the the new Moto G5S Midnight Blue. The Moto G5S was launched in India in August at a price point of Rs. 13,999. Until now it was available in only Lunar Grey and Fine Gold colour variants.Moto G5S specifications and featuresFor a refresh, the Moto G5S features a 5.2-inch full-HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection in an all-metal body form factor. It is powered by Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, and 4GB of RAM. There is ..

    Moto G5S Midnight Blue Variant Launched in India: Price, Offers, and More

    A new variant of Moto G5S, the popular affordable Moto smartphone, has been launched in India. The new Moto G5S variant comes in Midnight Blue colour , while the hardware and software remains the same as the original's. Though the new version of the Moto phone is priced at Rs. 14,999, it will be available at Rs. 12,999 till October 21 as part of a Diwali offer; the company is also offering no cost EMI schemes in the offer period. Buyers can head to retail stores or the offline Moto Hubs to get their hands on the the new Moto G5S Midnight Blue. The Moto G5S was launched in India in August at a price point of Rs. 13,999. Until now it was available in only Lunar Grey and Fine Gold colour variants.Moto G5S specifications and featuresFor a refresh, the Moto G5S features a 5.2-inch full-HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection in an all-metal body form factor. It is powered by Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, and 4GB of RAM. There is ..
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  • India's Wholesale Price Inflation Eases Unexpectedly India's wholesale price inflation eased unexpectedly in September, after accelerating in the previous two months, data from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry showed Monday. Wholesale prices climbed 2.60 percent year-over-year in September, slower than the 3.24 percent in August. Economists had expected the inflation to rise slightly to 3.3 percent. Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 0.97 percent compared to a build up rate of 3.44 percent in the corresponding period of the previous year. Prices of food articles grew 2.04 percent annually in September and those of primary articles went up by 0.15 percent. Official data released last week showed that consumer price inflation held steady at 3.28 percent in September.

    India’s Wholesale Price Inflation Eases Unexpectedly

    India's Wholesale Price Inflation Eases Unexpectedly India's wholesale price inflation eased unexpectedly in September, after accelerating in the previous two months, data from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry showed Monday. Wholesale prices climbed 2.60 percent year-over-year in September, slower than the 3.24 percent in August. Economists had expected the inflation to rise slightly to 3.3 percent. Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 0.97 percent compared to a build up rate of 3.44 percent in the corresponding period of the previous year. Prices of food articles grew 2.04 percent annually in September and those of primary articles went up by 0.15 percent. Official data released last week showed that consumer price inflation held steady at 3.28 percent in September.
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