Oppo A71 Price Cut in India

Oppo A71 Price Cut in India

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oppo A71 price in India at launch was Rs. 12,990
  • The smartphone now has a new MOP of Rs. 9,990
  • The new price is available via offline retailers in India

Oppo A71 was launched in India back in September last year. The smartphone at launch was priced at Rs. 12,990, and has since seen a drop to Rs. 10,990 for its market operating price (MOP). Gadgets 360 has learnt that the smartphone is available at Rs. 9,990 (MOP) via offline retailers, with the new market operating price effective from Wednesday, January 24. Notably, the price drop is not yet visible on Amazon India or Flipkart, where the smartphone is still listed at Rs. 11,990, while Paytm Mall still lists it at Rs. 12,290. We’ve reached out for a statement from Oppo India, and will update this space when we hear back.

Prior to the India launch in September, the Oppo A71 was seen listed on the Oppo Pakistan and Oppo Malaysia sites. The Oppo A71 is a dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone that features a metal unibody and 4G VoLTE calling technology. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat based ColorOS 3.1 custom skin. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM and Mali T860 GPU. The Oppo A71 sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) TFT display.

For photography, the Oppo A71 boasts of a 13-megapixel camera with 1/3.06-inch sensor size, LED flash, PDAF, and an f/2.2 aperture on the rear side. For selfies, the smartphone has a 5-megapixel front camera with an f/2.4 aperture. Oppo says that the rear camera on A71 is equipped with “Multi-Frame Denoising technology, making for clearer pictures under low light conditions, with greater details and more realistic colours.” Even though the smartphone doesn’t carry a dual camera setup, Oppo claims that the cameras offered in A71 are capable of producing Bokeh effect for portraits.

Oppo’s A71 bears 16GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro-USB (with OTG). The sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and a proximity sensor. The smartphone gets its juice from a 3000mAh battery that supports fast charging functionality. The Oppo A71 measures 148.1×73.8×7.6mm and weighs 137 grams.

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Oppo A71

Oppo A71

Rs.11,175
Buy
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.20-inch

Processor

1.5GHz octa-core

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 7.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh

BUY AT
  • Oppo A71 (Black, 16GB, 3GB RAM)
    Rs.11,175
  • Oppo A71 (Gold, 16GB, 3GB RAM)
    Rs.11,990
  • Oppo A71 (Gold, 16GB, 3GB RAM) with Offers –
    Rs.11,990

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Nokia to Have a Major Showing at MWC 2018, HMD Global Teases

Nokia to Have a Major Showing at MWC 2018, HMD Global Teases

HIGHLIGHTS

  • HMD Global’s Juho Sarvikas teases MWC 2018 developments
  • The company is expected to launch new models
  • Nokia 1, Nokia 9, Nokia 3310 4G likely to get some attraction

After grabbing eyeballs at its last outing in Barcelona, HMD Global is now all set to make another splash this year at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, a senior executive teased. The company launched the nostalgic Nokia 3310 and showcased the first troopers from its army of Android smartphones at MWC 2017. And for the forthcoming convention, it is already rumoured to have a bunch of developments, including the Nokia 9 flagship as well as the Android Oreo (Go edition) based Nokia 1.

HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas on Thursday used his Twitter account to tease the launches planned for the MWC 2018. “Sorry for radio silence. Been super busy planning #MWC2018. Please expect it to be awesome [sic],” Sarvikas tweeted. The executive didn’t define the developments that will be showcased at the forthcoming MWC. However, some recent reports have enough material to help us understand what all will be available from the ever-green Nokia portfolio.

The Nokia family in 2018 is expected to get a list of new members, including the Nokia 1, Nokia 4, Nokia 7, Nokia 8 (2018), and Nokia 9. Alongside these new Nokia smartphone models, the Finnish company is rumoured to be developing a Nokia 3310 4G variant that recently emerged on TENAA certification sitewith Android-based YunOS. The 2018 lineup notably received the Nokia 6 (2018) as the first member.

Amongst all the new Nokia models, the Nokia 9 is expected to be the show-stopper. The smartphone is already rumoured to have top-notch specifications and features such as a dual selfie camera setup and a thin-bezel display. If we believe the ongoing rumours, the Nokia 9 will come in multiple variants and sport a 5.5-inch OLED display as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It is also reported to have 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel camera sensors on the back and a 3250mAh battery with fast charging support. Besides, the smartphone is likely to come with up to 128GB onboard storage and run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

In addition to the Nokia 9, we can safely speculate the Nokia 1 as the new sales-driver for HMD Global. The smartphone, which is rumoured to be one of the first Android Go smartphones, will purportedly feature an HD IPS display, 1GB RAM, and 8GB onboard storage. Despite usual, entry-level specifications, the Android Go presence on the Nokia 1 would make it a distinct option in the market. It is like to have lightweight apps such as Google Maps Go, Files Go, and Google Go among others. Further, the smartphone is rumoured to go on sale in Russia at RUB 5,990 (approximately Rs. 6,750).

We need to wait for some more time to understand what all would be from the side of HMD Global. In the meantime, the company has already registered itself as an MWC exhibitor to hint some big announcements.

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Vivo V7 Price in India Slashed

Vivo V7 Price in India Slashed

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vivo V7 is now available at Rs. 16,990
  • The Vivo V7 was launched in November for Rs. 18,990
  • The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 450 SoC and 4GB RAM

Vivo V7 has a received a price cut of Rs. 2,000 in India and is now available for a new price tag of Rs. 16,990. This price cut comes more than a month after the smartphone was launched in India at a price of Rs. 18,990.

The selfie smartphone from Vivo in India is now available at Rs. 16,990 via both offline and online retailers, Gadgets 360 has learnt. The Vivo V7 (Review) is available in Champagne Gold, Matte Black, and the recently launched Energetic Blue colour variants. The phone has been available through offline and online platforms since November. Earlier, the smartphone was online-exclusive to Flipkart, but is now available on other portals such as Amazon and Paytm Mall. It features the new price on all three e-commerce portals.

Vivo V7 specifications

The Vivo V7 is a dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) smartphone that runs FunTouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.1 Nougat OS. The smartphone sports a 5.7-inch HD + (720×1440 pixels) FullView IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Vivo V7 is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM.

In terms of optics, the Vivo V7 bears a 16-megapixel rear sensor with LED flash and an aperture of f/2.0. One of the biggest features of the phone is its 24-megapixel front camera sensor with a soft ‘Moonlight Glow’ selfie light, alongside an aperture of f/2.0. The smartphone has 32GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). It also sports a 3000mAh battery under the hood.

The Vivo V7 has dimensions of 149.3×72.8×7.9mm and weighs 139 grams. It faces competition from other phones like Honor 7X and Motorola G5s Plus. However, the Vivo V7 is the only smartphone in this price range to offer a 24-megapixel selfie camera.

Earlier this month, the Vivo V5s received a permanent price cut and is now available in India for a new price tag of Rs. 15,990. It was initially launched at a price of Rs. 18,990.

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Vivo V7

Vivo V7

Rs.15,889
Buy
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Slim and lightweight
  • Dedicated microSD slot
  • Good front camera
  • Good battery life
  • Bad
  • No continuous AF for video
  • Low resolution display
  • Plastic body
  • UI feels dated
BUY AT
  • Vivo V7 (Matte Black, 32GB, 4GB RAM)
    Rs.15,889
  • Vivo V7 (Energetic Blue, 32GB, 4GB RAM)
    Rs.16,990
  • Vivo V7 (Matte Black, 32GB, 4GB RAM) –
    Rs.16,990

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Reliance JioMoney Could Well Be a Disruptor, but Not Just Yet

Reliance JioMoney Could Well Be a Disruptor, but Not Just YetReliance JioMoney Could Well Be a Disruptor, but Not Just Yet

HIGHLIGHTS

  • JioMoney is Reliance Jio’s digital wallet
  • You can use it to recharge your accounts or pay offline
  • Login issues plagued our usage over the whole week

Reliance Jio wants to empower 10 million merchants to make digital transactions. The JioMoney appwas supposed to roll out to merchants last week, while Jio users have of course been using it for recharges and P2P payments for a lot longer, ever since the test rollout started almost a year ago now.

At the announcement for Jio Money earlier this month, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani talked about how every Indian now has a digital money wallet linked to their bank account. He spoke about Aadhaar based micro-ATMs at Jio’s eKYC enabled stores. Ambani laid out a massive vision for JioMoney, one that could well disrupt the rapid development we’re seeing in the fintech world.

The ground reality is a little different though – we’ve been using the JioMoney app for a week now – or trying to anyway – and our finding is that much like JioCinema and JioMusic, the JioMoney experience is very much a work in progress at this point.

Both of those apps have been tweaked since we reviewed them, and some of the early problems have been resolved, while a few others still remain. A re-branding also involved a rethink of the UX, which was very welcome. Conceivably, it’s possible that Reliance Jio will put JioMoney through the same kind of process as well, because as of now on day one, or rather week one, there’s no doubt that this kind of re-imagining is required.

jio in app jio_in_app

First up, let’s talk about something basic – logging in. To log in, enter your Jio number and password, and then verify your date of birth. This worked a couple of times, and did not work on many other occasions. In short, simply logging in to JioMoney to start using the app is a frustrating challenge, as there are frequent “Error processing request” messages, which is not helped by the fact that – as a genuinely welcome security measure – you can only attempt to verify your account a set number of times per hour.

Once you actually get into the app, there are all the usual options – the design looks a little clunky right now, but that’s true for all of Jio’s apps during their early days, and like we mentioned earlier, there’s hope that this will eventually change. The app lets you send or request money, pay bills and recharges, pay at a shop, along with a section for coupons, and for giving to charity. The last of these is unusual but that notwithstanding, the offerings are pretty much in line with the industry. You should be able to use the app to pay your Jio bills as well, whenever that comes into effect.

Recharges are a smooth process, with little or no issue as long as you’re able to get into the app. You can recharge other prepaid phone connections, DTH connections, gas payments, and so on. You can transfer money to a bank account using IMPS by using its IFSC code and account number. You can use this to take your money out of Jio as well.

jio barcode jio_barcode

Pay at shop via the Reliance JioMoney app requires you to enter the seller’s phone number or scan a code, after which you enter your mPIN to authorise the transaction. This seems to be a workable way of doing this, but unlike other wallets, whose stickers now emblazon shop after shop, it’s very hard to know where you actually can use JioMoney. Although we were very hopeful that we’d have stories to share about using it in the real world, the sad fact is that all of our transactions – in between many logouts and request processing errors – took place online.

In contrast, we’ve used several other digital wallets throughout the week, to buy everyday items, pay for conveyance, and to grab a bite. A week is too short a time to expect Jio to be massively visible of course, but given Ambani’s pledge of reaching 10 million merchants very soon, it’s going to have to pick up the pace very quickly.

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