It is that time of the month when latest or upcoming smartphones are all set to hit the sale shelves or perhaps “online” sale shelves. Currently, the three new smartphones that we will see going on sale include the Nokia 6.1 (upgraded version of the Nokia 6 2018), OnePlus 6, and the Oppo Realme 1. So, without further ado, allow us to enlighten you about these new smartphones along with their sale timeline on Amazon.in. Besides, we must also tell you that Amazon is also hosting “Amazon Summer Sale” that is expected to fetch up to 35% discounts on smartphones so brace yourselves if you have been planning to buy a new phone this week. The sale is starting today (at 12AM) and will go on till May 16.
Nokia 6.1 Amazon Sale: Price in India, Discounts, Specifications
The Nokia 6.1 is an upgraded variant of the Nokia 6 (2018), it comes with better RAM and storage capacity. Amazon has confirmed that the phone will go on sale through its platform on May 13 and it will be an Amazon exclusive deal. The Nokia 6.1’s price in India is Rs. 18,999.
Introductory offers for the Nokia 6.1 includes No Cost EMI option for credit card holders who don’t want to spend the entire purchase amount at once. Other offers include Rs. 2,000 cashback for Airtel 4G users alongside free Airtel TV subscription, 12 months of damage insurance from Servify, Up to 25% of discount on hotel booking by MakeMyTrip, and more. Unlike the Nokia 6 (2018), the Nokia 6.1 is limited to online sale via Amazon and won’t be available at physical stores.
The Nokia 6.1 comes powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and is a part of the Android One programme, which ensures that it will receive regular software updates. The Nokia 6.1 features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with full-HD 1080×1920 pixels resolution.
For optics, the phone packs a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. On the front, the phone bears an 8MP fixed focus selfie shooter. Connectivity options on the Nokia 6.1 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm audio jack. A 3000mAh battery backs the device.
OnePlus 6 AF Fast Sale on Amazon: Pre-launch Offers, How to Pre-order
OnePlus 6 has already been under the spotlight for the past few weeks, and after receiving support for Android P beta, Amazon wants to keep the buzz alive by announcing OnePlus 6’s ‘Fast AF’ sale. This sale allows potential buyers to get their hands on the much-talked-about OnePlus 6 before the rest of the word. Under the Fast AF sale, buyers can reserve a OnePlus 6 unit before the launch in India. In simple terms, the Fast AF sale enables buyers to pre-order the device. The sale also has a slew of pre-launch offers and it will kick off from May 13 and will be live until May 16. However, there are certain conditions that buyers must abide by to pre-order the phone, we have explained it in the next paragraph.
OnePlus stated that buyers would first need to buy an Amazon e-gift card, priced at Rs 1,000 to buy the OnePlus 6 on May 21 and May 22. These e-gift cards will be available on Amazon between May 13 and May 16. Buyers will then need to avail these gift card when purchasing the OnePlus 6 on May 21 or May 22. Additionally, the buyers will also receive an extended manufacturer warranty of 3 months, which will be an add-on to the existing 1-year warranty on the OnePlus 6. It must be noted that OnePlus India has affirmed that Amazon “Fast AF” sale will offer an assured purchase of the OnePlus 6.
Oppo Realme 1 on Amazon: Launch Date, Offers
As we reported earlier, Oppo’s upcoming smartphone under its sub-brand called the Realme, is all set to debut in India as an Amazon exclusive. The phone is dubbed Realme 1, and it is being promoted as one of the most durable phones from Oppo. The listing page of the Realme 1 on Amazon does not reveal the pricing of the phone, but it confirms the launch date of the phone, i.e. May 15, 2018.
It is unclear whether the phone will just be launched on May 15 or it will also be up for purchase on the same day. The listing page of the Realme 1 on Amazon suggests that it will come with Black Diamond Back design, which has been seen on the Oppo F7. The page also touts that the Realme 1 sustained 10,000 drop tests, 1,00,000 button tests, and 10,000 USB tests. Oppo is also offering one-hour guaranteed service for the Realme 1.
Some of the previous reports had hinted that the Realme 1 is Oppo’s take on rivalling Xiaomi in the smartphone. The Realme 1 is expected to be an affordable device with decent specifications to compete with Xiaomi in the under-10K segment in the Indian smartphone market. Also, reports say that the Realme 1 is a rebranded version of the Oppo A3 that was launched in China, last month.
The Oppo A3 features a 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS display with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution and a notch on the top, giving it a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 12nm chipset clubbed with an ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, and 4GB of RAM. The phone bears 128GB of built-in storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. On the software front, the phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.0. It sports a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie shooter. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, and GLONASS. It is backed by a 3400mAh battery.
Other Phones on Discount: Honor 7X, Redmi 5, and more
Under the sale, Amazon is offering up to 35% of discount on smartphones. The Honor 7X will be available for as low as Rs. 12,999 (MRP Rs. 13,999), Honor 8 Pro at Rs. 21,499 (MRP RS. 28,999), Nokia 7 Plus is retailing at Rs. 25,999 (MRP Rs. 28,088), Apple iPhone 8 at Rs. 57,999 (MRP Rs. 64,000), LG V30+ at Rs. 34,990 (MRP Rs. 60,000), Moto G5s at Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999), Oppo F7 at Rs. 21,990 (MRP Rs. 22,990), Redmi 5 64GB at Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 11,999), Moto X4 at Rs. 18,999 (MRP Rs. 21,999), Redmi Y1 Lite at Rs. 6,999 (MRP Rs. 7,999), Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime at Rs. 12,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999), Mi Max 2 64GB at Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 17,999). There are many more devices that are part of Amazon’s Summer Sale. Other than mobile phones, the e-commerce giant is running site-wide discount on several product categories. Notably, smartphone buyers can avail an additional discount if they opt for the exchange offer, which reduces the buying cost on exchange of an old smartphone. The exchange discount depends on the smartphone that is being exchanged.