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One of the advantages of online shopping is that you don’t have to wait for a full-fledged festival season to get discounts and deals on new gadgets. Online sellers have some surprise lined up for buyers for every festival, and sometimes even without the excuse of festivities. It has become a strategy for sellers to draw buyers’ attention to their top products.
Here are some exciting gadget deals and discounts on smartphones, laptops and fitness bands.
LG V20 smartphone
Rs39,999 (earlier Rs54,000)
LG V20 is a rare smartphone in many ways. It comes with a removable back cover, something we have seen in budget phones but not in a flagship in many years. LG hasn’t compromised on the quality though and used metal in the back cover. The phone is beefed up in terms of hardware as well. It runs on Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820 chip with 4GB RAM and 3,200mAh battery. The 5.7-inch display has a resolution of 2,560x1,440p which makes it ideal for movie buffs. It also has an always-on secondary screen right above the main screen. It provides access to quick settings, favourite contacts, recent apps and music control, even if the main screen is locked. The phone delivers top-notch audio quality as it uses dedicated Quad DAC chip which minimizes audio loss during transmission.
Honor 8 smartphone
Rs25,898 (earlier Rs29,999)
Honor 8 is a mid-range smartphone with the appearance of a premium flagship. The glass panel on the back gives it a shiny look. The phone is ideal for users looking for a display bigger than 5 inches, but smaller than the widely available 5.5 inches. Its 5.2-inch display has a resolution of 1,920x1,080p, while the phone itself is powered by Huawei’s Hi-Silicon Kirin 950 octa-core processor paired with 4GB RAM. The phone’s other notable attributes include smooth performance, dual camera and the feature-packed Emotion UI running over Android 6.0.
Samsung Gear Fit 2 smartband
Rs9,990 (earlier Rs15,000)
Gear Fit 2 offers a built-in GPS which means users can now track their runs on its 1.55-inch curved display. The device runs on Samsung’s Tizen OS and is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.4 and above. It is powered by a 200mAh battery that can give 4-5 hours on one charge. It offers 4GB of internal storage and can accommodate microSD cards up to 256GB. This can come in handy during music playback—users to play music directly from it with a Bluetooth earphone connected to it. The band also comes with improved water protection. The IP68 certification means it can survive dips of up to 1.5 metres for 30 minutes, making it ideal for swimmers.
Fitbit Charge 2 smartband
Rs11,999 (earlier Rs14,999)
Successor to the Charge and Charge HR, the new fitness band offers a bigger OLED display. It has an elastomer strap which can withstand water splashes and sweat. The Charge 2 can count steps, track heart rate, sleep quality, active minutes and measure calories burnt. Users can sync and get detailed activity data, statistics and graph on the Fitbit smartphone app by syncing it with Charge 2 via Bluetooth. It can last up to five days on a single charge with the heart rate monitor active all the time.
Asus E200HA-FD0043T laptop
Rs13,990 (earlier Rs15,490)
This is a small screen notebook which has the look and feel of a Chromebook, but runs a full-fledged Windows OS. Its light (980g) and compact footprint makes it easy to carry around. It runs on 1.92GHz Intel Atom Z8350 processor paired with 2GB RAM and offers 32GB of internal storage. The 11.6-inch display has a screen resolution of 1,366x768p. The laptops runs Windows 10 and offers one-year free subscription of Office 365 Suite.
TCL L65P1US 4K TV
Rs74,990 (earlier Rs89,990)
TCL L65P1US 4K LED TV is one of the most affordable TVs which offers screen resolution of 3,840x2,160p. The ongoing deal makes it even more affordable. It is also a smart TV, which means you can watch your favourite Netflix shows or Amazon Prime Video in 4k directly on the TV. Users can share content from smartphone on their TV with the TCL nScreen mobile app. It also allows the phone to be used as a remote, so you can change the channel even if the remote is not around. The PVR record feature allows users to record their favourite programs and movies on an external USB drive.