SUSPENSE: Will Flipkart sell OnePlus 3 or not?

With minutes remaining for the planned 4 PM flash sale of heavily discounted OnePlus 3 phones, the suspense over whether Flipkart will actually go ahead with the sale or not has hit a peak. On social media, there are reports that Flipkart will actually go ahead and conduct a sale anyway. However, there are no signs of the impending flash-sale on the retailer’s website. The OnePlus3 listing that was there has still not made it back to the website even after nearly 24 hours of it being taken down. Flipkart,…

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Flipkart to sell OnePlus 3 with huge discount; Company says not done!

Flipkart, the homegrown ecommerce giant, has listed OnePlus 3 as one of the prominent mobile deals being offered under its ‘Big Shopping Days’ sale to be held from Saturday, Dec 17 onwards. It has also put up a ‘coming soon’ page for the sought-after smartphone model. However, OnePlus has an agreement with Amazon India that it will only sell its phones via the international retailer. Not surprisingly, OnePlus founder Carl Pei was not very happy with the promotion. UPDATE https://ultra.news/t-t/25767/flipkart-withdraws-oneplus-3-listing-follows-negative-feedback-brand “Brother, what’s this, we’re exclusive with Amazon India,” said Carl…

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Samsung Galaxy On8 is the best Diwali mobile offer from Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal?

Are you wondering about buying the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, but worried about lack of 4G voice on it? Are you disappointed about the lack of big compelling deals on new mobile phones in the Diwali offers issued by Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and so on this year? Worry not. Samsung Galaxy On8 is here. The phone is all set to go on its first sale under Flipkart’s Big Billion Day offer on Monday, and that too at a decent (by Samsung’s standards) price of Rs 14,900. Clubbed with a 10%…

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Flipkart Big Billion Day Mobile Sale: Xiaomi Mi5 @Rs 17,999; Moto X Style, Samsung A8 @Rs 19k; Le2 for Rs 10,499 on Diwali

What do you do when your rival Amazon is holding its big holiday sale two days ahead of you? If you’re Flipkart, you make sure that your customers know what’s in store for them if they wait. According to clues we’ve picked up from the social media and other promotions, Flipkart will offer some hefty discounts on its biggest selling category — mobile phones, as part of its Diwali sale. HIGH END SMARTPHONES The most interesting of the offers is likely to be the Rs 5,000 off on Xiaomi’s Mi5…

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Flipkart warns users about fake offers ahead of Big Billion Day Sale 2016

Flipkart, one of India’s top online shopping sites, has warned users not to click on suspicious links or otherwise give credence to purported offers from the website seen on social media platforms. “With the Flipkart Big Billion Days just round the corner, a host of fake offers and discounts are being offered on various fraudulent websites. These offers are being circulated via email, SMS or WhatsApp messages, and have been created with the sole intention of misleading and cheating buyers, by misappropriating the familiar and trustworthy name of Flipkart,” the…

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Now, get Jet Airways air miles when shopping from Flipkart

Jet Airways has launched a new online shopping platform which will reward its users with its air miles that can be redeemed for booking flights later. The first partner in the venture is Flipkart, which will provide the back-end support. Points are earned every time a customer shop on the platform. The JPMiles accumulated by shopping can then be redeemed for award flights across 1,000 destinations, or at the JetPrivilege reward store, which has over 500 products to choose from. “Members can earn up to 16 JPMiles for every Rs…

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Flipkart beats Amazon in a user survey

India’s leading e-commerce marketplace, Flipkart has emerged as India’s most preferred e-commerce platform, the company said quoting “E-tailing Leadership Index” of research firm RedSeer Consulting. “With an overall score of 95, Flipkart has been ranked ahead of players like Amazon (87), Snapdeal (66), Paytm (65) and Shopclues (59), in the second edition of the survey for the months of May-July 2016,” it said. RedSeer is a Bangalore-based market research firm. The quarterly survey was conducted among 3000 online shoppers across 30 cities and was split between SEC A, B and…

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Samsung’s latest fitness band, ‘smart’ headphone up for preorder on Flipkart @ Rs.13490

Samsung’s fitness devices — Gear Fit2 fitness band and Gear IconX smart headphone — are now available for pre-order on Flipkart. The devices were unveiled in India earlier this month and are priced in the Rs 13,490-13,990 range. The Gear Fit2 band is priced at Rs 13,990 and comes in black, blue and pink colours whereas Gear IconX smart headphone is priced at Rs 13,490 and comes only in white colour. The Fit2 is essentially a stripped down version of a smart watch, and does not have the ability to…

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Flipkart disounts Lenovo K5 Plus to Rs 7,999, K3 Note to Rs 8,499 in Big Sale

Lenovo K5 Note, launched just weeks ago, has already got its first price cut with Flipkart offering a Rs 500 discount on the model. The 5-inch 4G-enabled smartphone is now available at just Rs 7,999 on the ecommerce portal, very close to the price of its predecessor the A6000 Plus, which was selling for Rs 7,499 during its heydays. In addition, Lenovo and Flipkart are also offering a discount of Rs 1,5000 on the K3 Note — which has very similar specs except for the having a bigger display. The…

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Flipkart acquires mobile payments firm PhonePe

Flipkart today announced the acquisition of PhonePe, a Bangalore based mobile payments company. Co-founded by ex-Flipkart employees Sameer Nigam and Rahul Chari, PhonePe is building India’s first Unified Payments Interface (UPI) based product. UPI, planned to go live in the April, will allow users to transact using their unique identification and mobile phone number or virtual payments address without sharing any other bank details. In contrast to the present payments process, which involves entering numerous account/card details and multi-level interventions, UPI will provide a highly secure hassle-free digital payments experience….

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45,000 units of Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus sold on Flipkart, next sale on Mar 30

Lenovo sold 45,000 units of its entry-level-mid-range smartphone Vibe K5 Plus today in an open sale on Flipkart, marking the first time ever that so many phones have been sold via the open route in a single day in India. While even larger quantities of phones — about 80,000 — have been sold by LeEco in a single day, those were sold under so-called flash sales. In flash sales, people are urged to buy as soon as possible or risk being faced with the ‘sold out’ board. In an open…

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SuperAngryFans: LeTV Le 1s out of stock within minutes of open sale, LeEco fans angry

After hyping the first ‘open sale’ of LeTV Le 1s for days, it looks like the Chinese firm either didn’t have enough stocks or didn’t anticipate the kind of demand that the phone will see. Either way, stocks of LeEco’s first ‘open sale’ ran out within minutes, with many so-called ‘super fans’ turning into ‘super angry fans’. “First make enough quantity available. THEN CELEBRATE SUCH SALES,” said an obviously angry not-so-super fan Ravikant, echoing the widespread sentiment on social media right now. Many had high hopes from the company simply…

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LeTV Le 1s gets 1 lakh registrations in 24 hrs on Flipkart as price proves irresistible

Flipkart said a 1 lakh people registered on the first day to buy LeTV Le 1s — arguably the only phone in India that comes with a manufacturer subsidy. The phone, which reportedly costs around Rs 16,000 to make and sell, is priced at Rs 10,999 in India, and has near-flagship specifications. In terms of specifications, for example, the LeEco (as the company now calls itself) 1s is comparable to the Sony Xperia Z5, which is priced at around Rs 38,000, and the OnePlus Two, priced Rs 24,999 in India….

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Flipkart Republic Day sale offers deals on Moto X Play, Nexus 6P, Galaxy On7 smartphones

Flipkart is offering decent discounts on electronic items as part of its Republic Day sale, including a discount of Rs 2,000 on Moto X Play and Rs 3,500 on Huawei Nexus 6P. Moto X Play 16 GB now costs Rs 16,499, while the 32 GB version is priced at Rs 17,999. The two models were priced at Rs 18,499 and Rs 19,999 before the sale. The even bigger discount is on Huawei Nexus 6P, which now costs only Rs 36,499 for the 32 GB version and Rs 39,499 for the…

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Lenovo A6000, K3 Note top selling 4G phones in India in 2015 on Flipkart

China’s Lenovo can justifiably be proud of their performance in 2015, with two of its models — A6000 Plus and K3 Note — taking the two top spot for the highest number of smartphones sold by Flipkart in India during the year. Not surprisingly, a recent report had pointed out that over half the smart phones being sold in the country come with 4G. “2015 has definitely been the year of affordable 4G smartphones.. With two 4G models from Lenovo featuring in the list of top 10 smartphones sold in…

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Flipkart starts sale of Sony Xperia Z5 Premium in India, price Rs 60k, immediate availability

Flipkart, one of India’s two largest online shopping websites, has started selling Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, India’s most expensive Android phone, at Rs 59,990. The price, though high, is actually slightly lower than what was expected. It was seen at above Rs 60,000. The high price is due to the display on the device. The Z5 Premium is the world’s only mobile device — other than certain premium Windows-based two-in-ones — to come with a 4K UHD display. 4K displays (TVs and computer monitors) cost Rs 40,000 or more at…

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Google ends the Great Online Shopping Festival in India

Google India has cancelled its three-year-old annual shopping event – the Great Online Shopping Festival, taking a step back to let the big giants like Flipkart and Amazon do their own thing. As Google pointed out, back in 2012, when it launched Great Online Shopping Festival to rival USA’s Cyber Monday, the total online shopping Industry had a revenue of $2 billion. Over the last three years, it’s grown to $10 bln. “Back then India had 130 million Internet users with only 8 million Indians shopping online… Fast forward to 2015, India…

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4G mobile phone at 3,999? Amazon makes the best Diwali offer vs Flipkart, Snapdeal

There have been many discounts and offers on smartphones from ecommerce players such as Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon this Diwali. But none would come close to what Amazon and Phicomm are offering — a 4G phone with Snapdragon processor and a 5-inch HD display at a jaw-dropping price of Rs 3,999. Users can also avail of credit card offers to reduce the price further on Amazon. The offer is on Phicom Energy 653 — which was earlier selling for Rs 4,999. The phone has 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory which…

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Flipkart gets brickbats on Big Billion Day sale

Flipkart was in the cross hairs of irate customers after the company’s application failed to cater to many users today – the third day of its Big Billion sale. Twitter users were unforgiving in their comments, reminding the company of a similar ‘meltdown’ a year ago. Last year, Flipkart’s website had crashed after lakhs of users tried to access it at the same time when the annual Diwali sale was held. This time, Flipkart has added to users’ frustration by refusing to give details of the offers easily on its…

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Flipkart to launch Moto X Style in India early Oct, price around Rs 36-38k; eyes Huawei Nexus 6P

After launching the ‘Play’ version for Rs 19,990, Flipkart is gearing up to launch the premium Moto X Style early in November at a price of around Rs 36,000-38,000 for the 32 GB version, setting up a battle with Huawei Nexus 6P – the latest from Google’s Nexus series – in India. The current price of the phone is $475 on Amazon.com, translated to Rs 31,300. There is also another version with 16 GB of memory. If launched in India, the 16 GB version would be priced in the range…

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