Flipkart Big Freedom Sale Offers: iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, Sony LED TVs, Android Mobiles, and More

Flipkart Big Freedom Sale Offers: iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, Sony LED TVs, Android Mobiles, and More

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Flipkart sale is matching Amazon’s price on the iPhone 7 32GB
  • But HDFC card holders can get additional, on-the-spot discount
  • Flipkart’s The Big Freedom Sale runs until Friday, August 11

Flipkart sale offers continue into the second day of the Big Freedom Day Sale, and it’s pouring deals and discounts across categories. Electronics, particularly mobiles, remain the hottest categories in sales, and the Flipkart sale does not disappoint on that front. You can get discounts on popular iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, and Android phones in the sale, along with deals on TVs, laptops, tablets, gaming consoles, etc. But with so many great deals on offer, it can become a little difficult to determine which offers the most value for your money and so we have compiled the list of best Flipkart sale offers you can get today.

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Apple iPhone 7 32GB

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Flipkart is offering discount of Rs. 13,201 on iPhone 7

The Apple iPhone 7 32GB is down to Rs. 42,999 (MRP Rs. 56,200), one of its lowest price points so far. You can get an additional up to Rs. 15,600 off with an exchange offer and/ or an additional Rs. 1,750 off with HDFC Bank card payments for the duration of the Flipkart sale. The price is similar to what Amazon is offering during the Great Indian Sale, but if you’re interested in Flipkart’s exchange offer or want to pay with an HDFC Bank card, then this might be the deal for you. The iPhone 7 is powered by Apple’s A10 chip and features a 4.7-inch Retina HD Display. It features a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera.

Price: Rs. 42,999 (MRP Rs. 56,200)

Link: Flipkart

Lenovo Phab 2 32GB

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In Flipkart sale, Lenovo Phab 2 is available at discount of Rs. 1,000

The Lenovo Phab 2 32GB phablet is down to Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999) during Flipkart’s The Big Freedom Sale. You can get up to Rs. 9,000 off as an exchange offer. The Lenovo Phab 2 features a 6.4-inch HD display and is powered by the MTK8735 processor supported by 3GB of RAM. It comes with a 13-megapixel primary camera at the rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Price: Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999)

Link: Flipkart

Apple iPhone 6s 32GB

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On iPhone 6s, Flipkart sale is providing a discount of Rs. 10,901

The iPhone 6s 32GB is down to Rs. 35,999 (MRP Rs. 46,900) on Flipkart. The exchange offer can let you have an additional Rs. 15,600 (maximum) discount, and another Rs. 1,750 off if you pay with HDFC Bank cards during the sale period. The iPhone 6s features a 4.7-inch Retina HD Display and is powered by Apple’s A9 chip. The smartphone comes with a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Price: Rs. 35,999 (MRP Rs. 46,900)

Link: Flipkart

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Canon EOS 1300D DSLR with lens kit

Canon EOS 1300D DSLR is available at a discounted price of Rs. 23,499 (MRP Rs. 31,995) as part of the Flipkart sale. The DSLR camera comes with EF-S 18 – 55 IS II lens. You also get a free 16GB SD card and a camera bag with the purchase. The camera is powered by an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS based sensor and is powered by Canon’s DIGIC 4+. It includes support for Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.

Price: Rs. 23,499 (MRP Rs. 31,995)

Link: Flipkart

Apple iPad Pro 64GB 10.5-inch Wi-Fi

The latest iPad Pro 64GB 10.5-inch with Wi-Fi is down to Rs. 47,405 (MRP Rs. 50,800) on Flipkart’s Big Freedom Sale. You can grab another Rs. 1,750 off the marked price by paying with an HDFC Bank card during the Flipkart Big Freedom Sale. That’s still a very decent deal for the latest iPad Pro. The new iPad Pro 10.5-inch is powered by the A10X processor and features Apple’s ProMotion technology. The iPad Pro comes with four speakers that offer a better audio experience. The 10.5-inch display runs at a resolution of 2224×1668 pixels. There’s a 12-megapixel primary camera at the back and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera.

Price: Rs. 47,405 (MRP Rs. 50,800)

Link: Flipkart

Sony Bravia 40-inch full HD LED TV

The Sony Bravia 40-inch full HD LED TV (model: KVL–40R352D) is down to Rs. 38,999 (MRP Rs. 47,900) during the Flipkart sake. You can buy the TV with a no-cost EMI offer, use an exchange offer to get another Rs. 12,000 off and pay with an HDFC Bank card to get another Rs. 1,750 off. The Sony Bravia 40-inch full HD LED TV comes with two HDMI ports and a single USB port.

Price: Rs. 38,999 (MRP Rs. 47,900)

Link: Flipkart

Lenovo PA 10400 mAh power bank

The Lenovo PA 10400 mAh power bank is down to Rs. 849 (MRP Rs. 2,499) on Flipkart. That’s a decent price for a 10400 mAh power bank. Power banks like these can be great especially if you’re planning to go on a trip and don’t want to be left with a smartphone or a tablet without any juice. Lenovo’s power bank comes with two USB ports, each offering a maximum output of 2.1 A.

Price: Rs. 849 (MRP Rs. 2,499)

Link: Flipkart

Google Pixel XL 32GB

The Google Pixel XL 32GB is down to Rs. 48,999 (MRP Rs. 67,000). You can exchange your old smartphone and get up to Rs. 15,600 off on your Pixel XL purchase during the Flipkart sale. If you’re not keen on buying the new Pixel 2 XL smartphone that is expected to launch later this year, the Pixel XL is still a decent smartphone at this price. The Pixel XL features a 5.5-inch QHD display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset. It runs Android 7.1 out of the box.

If you prefer a deal on the smaller Google Pixel, check out our picks of the Amazon Great Indian sale.

Price: Rs. 48,999 (MRP Rs. 67,000)

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Freedom 251 Maker Ringing Bells Introduces Loyalty Card Programme

Freedom 251 Maker Ringing Bells Introduces Loyalty Card Programme

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There are 3 loyalty cards each valid for 1 year
  • The denominations are Rs. 500, Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 2,000 respectively
  • Users will also receive Freedom 251 units as free gifts under it

Noida-based Ringing Bells that introduced the world’s cheapest smartphone Freedom 251 on Tuesday launched a loyalty card programme for its products on its first anniversary.

With silver, gold and platinum loyalty cards, customers will get discounts on purchase of every Ringing Bells product, along with a Freedom 251 smartphone as free gift.

“The loyalty cards will be valid for one year and customers will get 5 percent, 10 percent and 15 percent discount on buying Ringing Bells products with cards on denomination of Rs. 500, Rs. 1,000, and Rs. 2,000,” the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The silver and gold cards are entitled to one free unit of Freedom 251 and the platinum card is entitled to two free units of Freedom 251,” the company added.

The booking for the loyalty cards will begin on its website from Thursday.

In the meanwhile, yet another unknown company has come forth to announce the launch of a budget smartphone at an incredible price – Rs. 501. Called the ChampOne C1, the smartphone actually features a price of Rs. 7,999, but the Jodhpur-based firm behind the device is selling it at Rs. 501 in its first flash sale on Friday. The smartphone’s highlight feature at the price is the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor.

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The ChampOne C1 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and supports dual-SIM. It features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor with 2GB RAM. It offers 16GB of inbuilt storage. Optics include an 8-megapixel back camera, and a 5-megapixel front snapper. There’s a 2500mAh battery packed inside, and connectivity options include 4G LTE support. It will be made available in White, Silver, and Gold colour options.

Written with inputs from IANS

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ChampOne C1

ChampOne C1

R 501

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.3GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1280×720 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 5.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery capacity

2500mAh

See full ChampOne C1 specifications
Ringing Bells Freedom 251

Ringing Bells Freedom 251

Display

4.00-inch

Processor

1.3GHz

Front Camera

0.3-megapixel

Resolution

540×960 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

Android 5.1

Storage

8GB

Rear Camera

3.2-megapixel

Battery capacity

1450mAh

See full Ringing Bells Freedom 251 specifications
Tags: Freedom 251 Specifications, Ringing Bells Freedom 251 Smartphone, Ringing Bells, Mobiles, Android,Make in India

 

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Freedom 251 Delivery Begins, Pokemon Go Is a Rage, Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Launch, and More News This Week

Freedom 251 Delivery Begins, Pokemon Go Is a Rage, Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Launch, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Freedom 251 smartphone is supposedly finally ‘out for delivery’
  • Pokemon Go is so successful it boosted Nintendo shares
  • Reliance offers 4G phone with 3 months unlimited service at Rs. 2,999

Another week gone by, and if you missed some of the big tech news stories, we’re here too recap the highlights of the week. These include some enormous launches, more televisions than you’ll likely see in a whole year, and some very exciting scientific developments. Let’s dive right in.

The most anticipated launch of the week was the television event by Ringing Bells where the much delayed Freedom 251 phone finally – supposedly – started deliveries. Apparently, only 5,000 units are going to be delivered, with a total of 200,000 supposed to follow. No firm dates on when the latter will happen.

(Also see: Freedom 251 First Impressions)

At the time the phone first launched, Ringing Bells had circulated an Adcom phone instead, as a “prototype” of its upcoming phone. At the event, Gadgets 360 finally tried out the real Freedom 251, and you can check out our first impressions.

Pokemon Go is predictably a big success to the point where it hugely boosted Nintendo’s shares. The game is not officially out in India yet though it is pretty easy to download, install, and play Pokemon Goif you have an Android phone. The game works just fine – here’s a guide if you want to know more about playing Pokemon Go in India. That guide will surely come in India now that the game’sinternational release has been delayed.

pokemon_go_pikachu_blastoise_charizard.jpgThe other piece of gaming news that has a lot of people excited is that No Man’s Sky is finally ready for release. The game promises to be the ultimate science fiction fantasy of just getting into your space ship and exploring the galaxy, and there is no way that it’s going to please everyone, but we are having a hard time waiting right now.

Samsung launched two new mobile devices this week – the Samsung Galaxy J Max is a VoLTE-enabled 7-inch tablet, while the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is a sub-Rs. 10,000 4G phone with new Smart Glow LED notification system. Also this week, Intex launched the Aqua Power 4G with VoLTE support. There was also the launch of the Blu Energy XL with a 6-inch display. Globally, the Sharp Aquos 507SH launched this week as Japan’s first Android One Phone.

The biggest launch in India this week was probably at Samsung’s televisions related event. Samsung launched a whopping 44 different models in a single day, with prices ranging from Rs. 27,990 to Rs. 23,99,900. The company is trying to offer something for everyone across three different product lines, and says that along with Ultra HD, curved panels are going to be the next big sellers.

Some interesting developments in the telecom space include Reliance now offering a 4G phone with unlimited data for three months, at just Rs. 2,999. For now, people are reporting fast and reliable connections too. Of course, as more users get on to the network, that will most likely change. AndBSNL’s operating profit for this year is going to be over Rs. 2,000 crores – hopefully some of the money can be used to actually improve services.

For Samsung though, the week had some bad news too – a new report claims the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is not actually waterproof. The problem is apparently limited to the US variant Galaxy S7 Active, according to well known non-profit organisation Consumer Reports. Samsung has acknowledged the problem, and said that it is investigating.

Meanwhile, if you’re one of the dozen people who owns a smartwatch – don’t go to the ATM. Your smartwatch could reveal your ATM pin warn researchers who were able to track PINs with over 80 percent accuracy. And over 13 lakh Android smartphones in India are impacted by a new kind of malware, which is an astounding figure. There are a lot of things you need to stay aware of, and one of those is the dangers of free public Wi-Fi. Follow our guide to stay safe, and also listen to our discussion on the subject in our weekly podcast.

Twitter meanwhile joins the video streaming wars – while the company owns Periscope, it also hosted a live feed of Wimbledon – the content streaming on Twitter will be a mix of video from Wimbledon, and from ESPN, which holds the rights to the content. Facebook on the other hand was the subject of a study that states it is a haven for narcissists. It might be a good time to switch to Snapchat, which just launched Memories, to save photos and videos, although it is being sued over ‘sexy Discover stories’.

Speaking of things you might want to forget, do you know how much Google knows about you? It’s probably a lot more than you think, and thanks to the My Activity tool, you can check. Google knows everything about you, but you can make it forget the worst parts, for now. Do also check out our guides on pausing location history, and getting Google to stop tracking you on the Web.

The biggest bit of science news this week was from Nasa – the Juno spacecraft entered Jupiter’s atmosphere in an event planned down almost to the second decades in advance. It’s a stunning scientific feat that could teach us much more about the history of the solar system.We could also be moving towards swarms of autonomous drones – researchers say we’re close todrones that visually coordinate on their own. This could mean fast and efficient aerial e-commerce deliveries, or it could be an essential part of Skynet’s arsenal. Hopefully the former.

Oh, and in case you were wondering – selfie elbow is real, say doctors. Turns out that holding your hand like that time and again to take selfies can cause injuries. As if we needed more proof that selfies are bad for you.

Tags: BSNL, Facebook, Freedom 251, Intex, Juno, Jupiter, Nasa, No Mans Sky, Pokemon, Pokemon Go, Reliance,Ringing Bells, Samsung, Selfies, Televisions, Twitter, VoLTE
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Freedom 251 First Impressions

Freedom 251 First Impressions

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Freedom 251 is the “world’s cheapest smartphone”
  • It will start shipping to 5,000 customers from Friday
  • The future of the smartphone remains unclear

The world’s cheapest smartphone, Freedom 251, is back in the limelight. Ever since its February launch, this handset has been the talk of the tech world and has received criticism from consumers and media for overbooking as well as potentially over-promising features. The astonishing price came as a surprise to many as getting a smartphone at just Rs. 251 (approximately $4), a level at which no company has even been able to offer a feature phone, was something not many could digest.

Ringing Bells, a Noida-based company, formally launched the final, commercial version of Freedom 251at an event on Thursday. The company stressed that it will deliver what it promised to consumers. Mohit Goel, Director, Ringing Bells, also announced that the first batch of 5,000 Freedom 251 units will begin shipping from Friday.

At the launch event, we spent some time with the final Freedom 251 unit, which will be given out to consumers based on a state-wise lucky draw, and here are our first impressions.

At first glance, the Freedom 251 seemed like a new device altogether and was totally different from the prototype showcased and handed out to media previously. To recall, the prototype Freedom 251 units were rebadged Adcom devices, for which Adcom threatened to sue Ringing Bells.

freedom251_adcom_compare_gadgets360.jpgIn terms of design, the Freedom 251 no doubt looks like many other budget Android smartphones. The unit we used was the Grey and Black variant. The smartphone will be also available in White and Black. The power button is on the right of the phone while the volume rocker is on the left. The Micro-USB port for charging and transferring data is on the top, accompanied by the 3.5mm jack.

Ringing Bells has decided to use capacitive buttons for navigation instead of on-screen buttons. The rear shell of the Freedom 251 is easy to pry open, and under it lies a 1450mAh battery, two SIM card slots (GSM/WCDMA), and a microSD card slot. A 4-inch screen dominates the front panel while the rear packs the primary camera with LED flash and a speaker grille.

We found the WVGA screen on the Freedom 251 to be slightly dull when compared to other budget smartphones such as those from Lava, Micromax, and Intex, which are generally priced in the range of Rs. 1,599 to Rs. 3,000. We shouldn’t forget that the Ringing Bells Freedom 251 is priced way below that level. The screen size makes the Freedom 251 easy to use and play around with. The rear sports a textured pattern that gives good grip. The rear also includes the ‘Freedom 251’ branding embossed at the bottom.

freedom_251_black_backpanel_gadgets360.jpgThe phone runs stock Android 5.1 Lollipop and the interface was vanilla without much customisation. The icons however were slightly different and we couldn’t find a way to change them. The homescreen had four apps pinned to the bottom for messaging, calling, Web browsing, and the camera, and also included the app drawer. There were no third-party apps apart from the standard Google ones and the stock Clock, Calendar, and Email apps. We were also surprised not to find any of the apps that were pre-loaded on the prototype, such as Women Safety, Swachh Bharat, Fisherman, Farmer, Medical, WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube. Goel promised that the commercial units being shipped will come with Hike preinstalled .

The Freedom 251 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. In our limited time spent with the handset, the phone did lag a bit when switching between apps. Connectivity options on the handset include GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, and 3G.

It sports a 3.2-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front camera. Both cameras took images that were not worth getting excited about. We certainly cannot compare the cameras on the Freedom 251 with any of the budget smartphones available in the market right now.

Overall, the Freedom 251’s amazing price could be reason enough for users to overlook all of its drawbacks. It looks as though the dream of owning a smartphone for so little will become reality, at least for a handful of the users who registered for the sale in February.

freedom_251_battery_gadgets360.jpgAt launch on Thursday, Ringing Bells confirmed that it will start delivering the Rs. 251 phone to 5,000 of the users who had registered. However, there will be a charge of Rs. 40 for delivery, which didn’t come as a surprise. The company Director Mohit Goel at the launch added that it will decide how to manage the the next batch based on the “first lot’s feedback.” Goel however added that the company is capable of delivering 2,00,000 units to consumers and is seeking the government’s help in delivering more units to consumers. Despite several questions about what will happen to the rest of the 7.5 crore users who registered for a Freedom 251, the company didn’t have any specific details to share.

Ringing Bells, with such limited numbers, will certainly not be able to deliver so many $4 phones anytime soon, leading to disappointment for many who were excited about the launch.

Ringing Bells Freedom 251

Ringing Bells Freedom 251

Display

4.00-inch

Processor

1.3GHz

Front Camera

0.3-megapixel

Resolution

540×960 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

Android 5.1

Storage

8GB

Rear Camera

3.2-megapixel

Battery capacity

1450mAh

See full Ringing Bells Freedom 251 specifications
Also See
  • Amazon
    Intex Aqua Ring (Black)
    Rs. 3,999
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