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After online sales by Flipkart.com, Amazon.in and Paytm.com, electronic companies have come up with sales on their own online stores. Xiaomi’s 3-day Diwali sale starts from 27 September on Mi.com, while South Korean company Samsung has come up with a 6-day Samsung Shop Anniversary sale (25-30 September) on Shop.Samsung.
Samsung is also offering a cashback of up to Rs 4,000 on smartphones purchased with HDFC Bank credit cards. Here are some of the deals you can consider.
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Rs 60,900 (earlier Rs 64,900)
Samsung’s big screen flagship the Galaxy S8+ belongs to a rare breed of big screen smartphones which offers a 6.2-inch display without overshooting the smartphone’s dimensions (159.5mm x 73.4 mm) and weight (173g). This was accomplished by getting rid of the side facing bezels. The 6.2-inch screen offers a resolution of 2,960x1,440p and aspect ratio of 18:9. Driving the smartphone is Samsung’s powerful Exynos 8895 octa-core processor which has been clubbed with 4GB RAM. It’s is also water resistant up to a depth of 1.5 metres.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Rs 53,900 (earlier Rs 57,900)
The smaller sibling of the S8+, which offers a 5.8-inch screen with resolution of 2,960x1,440p and aspect ratio of 18:9, is another big screen option you can consider. It has a similar design language as the S8+ but is a lot more compact (148.9x 68.1mm) and light (155g). The smartphone comes with IP68 rating which makes it water resistant up to a depth of 1.5 metres. The innards include the same Exynos 8895 processor paired with 4GB RAM, runs Android Nougat and has a water resistant exterior.
Samsung Galaxy S7
Rs 39,900(earlier Rs 43,400)
For buyers looking for a flagship Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy S7 is still a viable option. It has a smaller 5.1-inch screen but offers a resolution of 2,560x1,440p and pixel density of 551ppi. Powering the smartphone is Samsung’s Exynos 8890 octa-core processor paired with 4GB RAM. The smartphone has a glossy back design which also happens to be water resistant up to a depth of 1.5 metres.
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
Rs 15,900 (earlier Rs 23,900)
Samsung Gear S2 Classic smartwatch has a circular dial with a 1.2-inch AMOLED screen which also happens to be water (up to 1.5 metres) and sweat resistant. It runs Samsung’s proprietary Tizen OS, but is compatible with all Android devices. You can customise watch faces and change the strap. Smart features include call, text and calendar notifications. For fitness enthusiasts, it can monitor heart rate, steps walked and send notification when the user has been inactive for a long time.
Samsung Gear Icon X
Rs 7,990 (earlier Rs 13,400)
Samsung’s Gear Icon X is a wireless earbud that can also track your fitness and provide update on heart rate, distance covered, speed and calories burned. The earbuds are uniquely designed and come with customisable ear tip so they won’t fall off the ear. It has its own storage (4GB) which can be used to store music and play music without connecting to a smartphone.