OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Set to Launch in India Today

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Set to Launch in India Today


  • Launch event to be followed by screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition to be available from December 15
  • Sports a white back panel, Star Wars logo, and red Alert Slider

Announced earlier this month, the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition, will be released at an event in Mumbai on December 14 at 7pm. OnePlus, in collaboration with the Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will showcase the smartphone at a special event at IMAX Wadala in Mumbai. After the launch event, a special screening of the movie will be held for fans that bought the tickets last week.

The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition will go on sale on,, and at various offline OnePlus experience stores in Bengaluru and Noida from December 15, the same date as the India release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Apart from a white back panel, a Star Wars logo on the back, and a red-coloured Alert Slider, there are no other cosmetic hardware changes on the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition. The smartphone does include a Stormtrooper wallpaper that matches the deep black front of the limited edition OnePlus 5T.

Specifications of the new phone are expected to be identical to the OnePlus 5T launched in India last month. The OnePlus 5T sports a 6.01-inch Optic AMOLED full-HD+ display with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 2.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage that’s not expandable.

In the camera department, the OnePlus 5T has a dual-camera setup with a 16-megapixel IMX398 sensor and a 20-megapixel Sony IMX350 sensor along with f/1.7 aperture lenses. On the front is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor for selfies and video calls. It packs a 3300mAh non-removable battery that supports fast charging through the company’s Dash Charge technology. The OnePlus 5T was recently updated with OxygenOS 4.7.4 that brings camera and system improvements to the smartphone.

A ‘Lava Red’ variant of the OnePlus 5T was launched recently in China.

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OnePlus 5T

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  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Large, bright and clear screen
  • Great battery life
  • Useful software features
  • Very good performance
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  • Photo quality in daylight could be better
  • No weatherproofing or wireless charging
  • Android 8.0 update will take months
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Joint term life policies offer limited advantages

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I am getting married soon. My to-be wife plans to get a term plan after the marriage. Should I buy a combined cover then or an individual plan now?

—Ravi Saxena

You should buy an individual term life plan now and not wait to buy a joint life plan. Joint term life policies have limited advantages and only a few insurers offer these plans. You will save money by buying separate low-cost individual insurances. Also, in future, if you need to discontinue or modify coverage for any one person, it will be easier to do in individual insurances.

Are joint term plans better or separate ones?

—Kavish Bhat

I recommend buying individual policies rather than joint life insurance. There are a few reasons. First, options for joint life insurances are more limited. Second, the costs are similar. In several cases, individual insurance may work out cheaper. When you compare prices do not restrict yourself to comparing joint life and individual insurances from the same company. Instead, compare the lowest cost individual insurance with the joint life plan. Third, administrative ease is much higher in individual insurances. If in the future you want to discontinue or modify coverage for one person, you can just stop paying premium for the respective policy and buy a new one.

I plan to buy a long-term saving instrument. I do not want to buy a separate term life plan. Which would be better—a unit-linked insurance plan (Ulip) or an endowment plan?

—Syed Ansari

Between the two plans, I recommend a Ulip, for four reasons. First, administrative charges built into an average endowment plan are significantly higher than in a Ulip. As a result, the net returns for the insured are lower. Second, effective yield of an average endowment plan is usually 2-4% over a 10-15-year period. This is driven by large exposure to debt instruments and the high-cost structures. In a Ulip, you can influence the choice and allocation of funds (equity, debt or liquid funds). An equal allocation between equity and debt funds generally yields a higher return over a long period. Third, since you are not planning to buy a separate term plan, a Ulip will give you more flexibility to structure limits for death cover. Select a term insurance multiple of premium that is high. Finally, after 5 years you can exit a Ulip with no charges. This is not possible in a traditional endowment plan where surrender charges remain high throughout.

Do life insurance covers bought in India honour the claim if the death happened outside India?

—Roshni Gupta

Yes, all life insurance policies issued in India have worldwide coverage. The nominee will be eligible to get the benefits under the policy, even if the policyholder dies abroad. The claim documentation and payment will, however, be done in India.


Pokemon Go Financial Impact Will Be Limited, Says Nintendo; Stock Crashes

Pokemon Go Financial Impact Will Be Limited, Says Nintendo; Stock Crashes

Nintendo Co. shares plunged by the most since 1990 after the company said late Friday that the financial impact from the worldwide hit Pokemon Go will be limited.

The stock sank 18 percent to JPY 23,220 at the close in Tokyo Monday, the maximum one-day move allowed by the exchange, wiping out JPY 708 billion ($6.7 billion or roughly Rs. 45,096 crores) in market value. After debuting in the US earlier this month, Pokemon Go launched in Japan on Friday and became available in Hong Kong on Monday.

The correction comes after Pokemon Go’s release almost doubled Nintendo’s stock through Friday’s close, adding $17.6 billion (roughly Rs. 1,18,468 crores) in market capitalization. Nintendo is a shareholder in the game’s developer Niantic Inc. and Pokemon Co., but has an “effective economic stake” of just 13 percent in the app, according to an estimate by Macquarie Securities analyst David Gibson.

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“It’s still possible to say that in the short-term it’s overheated,” said Tomoaki Kawasaki, an analyst at Iwai Cosmo Securities Co.

In a press release after the market closed on Friday in Japan, the Kyoto-based company said the game’s financial impact will be “limited” and that it is not necessary to revise its annual forecast even after factoring in current conditions. It also said revenue from Pokemon Go Plus, a Nintendo-produced accessory for the game expected to go on sale soon, has already been factored into the current guidance.

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“The content of the announcement itself is not that shocking, but it is a surprise they said it on Friday instead of when they report earnings” later this week, said Nobuyuki Fujimoto, a senior market analyst at SBI Securities Co. “The game has been published in Japan, so for the time being we’ve exhausted all the catalysts.”

(Also see: Pokemon Go iOS: How to Download Pokemon Go for iPhone, iPad)

The company will report first-quarter earnings on Wednesday after the market close, a period which ended before the release of Pokemon Go. The firm is forecasting an annual net profit of JPY 35 billion in the current fiscal year, up from the JPY 16.5 billion it earned last year.

Short interest in Nintendo surged earlier this month as bears bet the stock rally had gone too far. As of July 20, short-sellers had built up a bet worth $940 million (roughly Rs. 6,326 crores) – or 2.6 percent of outstanding shares – that the stock would fall, according to researcher IHS Markit. At current prices, such a bet would have generated about $140 million (roughly Rs. 942 crores) in profits.

(Also see: How to Download Pokemon Go APK, Install, and Play on Android)

Shares of related companies also fell. McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan), the game’s exclusive launch partner, declined 12 percent. Electronic parts maker Hosiden Corp., which Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group said may produce Pokemon Go Plus, sank 16 percent.

(Also see: How to Play Pokemon Go in India? Here’s Everything You Need to Know)

Besides the earnings announcement on Wednesday, Morgan Stanley said the next focus point is if Pokemon Go launches in China, where access to geographical data necessary for the game is restricted by the government. Investors are also waiting for announcements on Nintendo’s other upcoming mobile games and its next-generation console expected to be released next year, analysts Mia Nagasaka and Yuki Maeda wrote in a July 22 report.

© 2016 Bloomberg L.P.

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lipkart Money Digital Wallet Launched, Limited to Android App for Now

Flipkart Money Digital Wallet Launched, Limited to Android App for Now

Flipkart has silently launched its wallet – Flipkart Money – powered by payments firm FX Mart on its Android app.

The service is currently available only on Android for mobile devices. While the company has added the Wallet tab to its website, it is not functional beyond displaying the current balance, details of transactions, and the ability to add gift cards. The company said will be activated in the future on iOS and Windows.

The launch of its own wallets service is likely to help the company issue quick refunds, users can store or save gift cards, credit and debit card details, and maintain a prepaid balance with the company.

According to the FAQs listed on the website, the Flipkart Money balance cannot exceed Rs.10,000, and topups cannot exceed Rs.10,000 per month. Any transfers from Flipkart Money to a user’s bank account are restricted to Rs.5,000 per transaction and Rs. 25,000 per month.

Users whose accounts are OTP verified will only have to agree to the terms and conditions of the wallet. The terms and conditions for the wallet notes that KYC documents may be required for activation, and continued usage of the wallet. If incorrect details are provided, the company has the right to cancel the user’s wallet.

flipkart_money_body.jpgThe integration comes five months after the company acquired a majority stake payments firm in FX Mart in September 2015, when it was reported that the company would integrate the payment service in its own platform as well as in Myntra. FXMart has been authorised by the RBI as an issuer of Semi-Closed Pre-Paid Payment Instruments.

Some of the top mobile wallet players in India include Paytm, Mobikwik and Freecharge, which rolled out mobile recharging, utility bill, and DTH payments functionality on Snapdeal’s apps. FreeCharge also provides a virtual card powered by MasterCard and Yes Bank which can be used on any Indian e-commerce website.

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