Amazon Great Indian Sale is back, and its gadget deals galore
Amazon’s four-day shopping festival offers direct discounts, exchange offers and cashbacks on purchases made with Citibank cards.
Popular online shopping platform Amazon.in's latest round of sales, called the Great Indian Sale, are now live. The four-day sale, from 11-14 May, offers deals across all categories including gadgets and electronics. Sellers don't seem to be holding back and are offering direct discounts of up to 40% on some gadgets. Amazon has also tied up with Citibank, so all purchases made through the bank's credit or debit card will receive an additional cashback of 15% on the app and 10% on the desktop site. However, maximum cashback amount is ₹,000 per card.
Here are some of the top deals:
Lenovo Z2 Plus
₹1,999 (earlier ₹4,999)
There is a deal on both black and white variants of Lenovo Z2 Plus (32GB). There is also an exchange offer which can save up to ₹,561. The smartphone's compact design, clutter-free Android (Marshmallow) experience and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820-driven lag-free performance makes it a steal at the current price. It has a 5-inch display with resolution of 1,920x1,080p and has a layer of Gorilla Glass 3.
HTC U Play
₹9,999 (earlier price ₹9,999)
The recently launched HTC smartphone, U Play, is selling at a flat discount of ₹0,000. You can save up to ₹1,002 on exchange with an older smartphone. The U Plus comes with a glass back and sapphire blue finish. It has a 5.2-inch screen with 1,920x1,080p resolution and has Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by MediaTek's Helio P10 octa-core chip with 4GB RAM and offers 64GB internal storage. It runs Android (6.0) Marshmallow and has the HTC Sense Companion personal assistant.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128GB
₹5,999 (earlier price ₹2,000)
The deal on the 128GB variant of Apple iPhone 7 Plus is valid this time on all five colour options, including the Jet black and Rose gold variants. If you are willing to trade your old smartphone, you can get an additional price cut of up to ₹,202. The iPhone 7 Plus is powered by Apple's Fusion A10 chipset and runs the latest iOS 10.3.1 software. It has a 5.5-inch Retina display with resolution of 1,920x1,080p and has two 12-megapixel cameras with optical image stabilisation.
There is no direct discount on OnePlus 3T but there is an exchange offer which can save up to ₹,902. Citibank card holders can save ₹,000 more. If you are looking for a mid-range smartphone, this is the time to go for it as the One Plus 3T may get phased out after the launch of OnePlus 5, which is expected sometime this summer. One Plus 3T is one of the best value-for-money smartphones and runs on Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 821 chip with 6GB RAM and Android (7.0) Nougat.
The recently launched Moto G5 has a direct price cut of ₹,000. If you are a Prime member and are buying this smartphone using Amazon's Pay Balance wallet, you can avail extra ₹00 cashback. On exchange with old smartphones, you can save up to ₹,561 more. Moto G5 is a small-screen smartphone with a 5-inch Full HD display. It is driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core chip with 3GB RAM and runs Android (7.0) Nougat out of the box.
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51 laptop
₹0,990 (earlier ₹9,990)
Acer's ultra-thin notebook Swift 7 has a flat discount of about 10%. There is an optional price cut of ₹0,000 on exchange with older laptops. The main attraction of this notebook is its ultra slim and light form factor. It weighs just 1.1kg and is 9.9mm thick which is rare even by ultra-book standards. It runs on Intel's 3.2 GHz 7th Gen Core i5 7Y54 chip with 8GB RAM and offers 256GB SSD. The 13-inch display has a resolution of 1,920x1,080p.
Lenovo Yoga 510 141KB
₹9,990 (earlier ₹6,490)
Lenovo Yoga 510 is ideal for users looking for a powerful mid-range hybrid notebook, which can double up as a big (14-inch) screen tablet. It has the flexible 360-degree hinge design which allows the screen to be tilted backwards. There is a discount of 11% and a further discount of ₹,345 on exchange with older laptops. The Yoga 510 is driven by Intel's 7th gen Core i5-7200U chip clocking at 2.5GHz. It runs Windows 10, has 4GB RAM and offers 500GB HDD.
Samsung 40K5100 (40-inch) Full HD LED TV
₹1,500 (earlier ₹8,900)
Buyers looking for a TV for bedroom or small rooms can consider this 40-inch LED TV by Samsung. It has a discount of up to ₹6,000 and it comes from one of the top TV brands. Its display has a resolution of 1,920x1,080p and uses Samsung's Wide Colour Enhancer Plus technology which boosts colour reproduction. It packs in two HDMI ports and two USB ports which support direct playback from USB drives.
LG 49LH576T (49 inches) Smart LED
₹2,990 (earlier ₹3,900)
LG's smart LED TV with 49-inch display is available at a flat discount of 28%. Its display has a resolution of 1,920x1,80p. It is also a smart TV, so you can wirelessly stream content from Netflix and other services directly on it. LG is bundling an advanced magic remote which makes browsing through smart TV interface a lot easier. It uses LG's Clear voice III technology which boosts sound quality by subduing background noise.
Fitbit Charge 2 smartband
₹1,999 (earlier ₹4,999)
Fitbit's fitness tracker Charge 2 is available at a 20% discount. It has a slightly bigger OLED display than its predecessor Charge HR, allowing users a better glimpse at steps walked, heart rate, active minutes and calories burnt. For a more detailed progress report, you can pair it with the Fitbit app on your Android smartphone or iPhone. The Charge 2 has an elastomer strap which is splash- and sweat-proof. The tracker can also monitor your sleep quality and lasts up to five days on a single charge.
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