RCom’s Unlimited Call Offer, Paytm Cashback Sale, OnePlus 3T India Launch, and More: Your 360 Daily

RCom's Unlimited Call Offer, Paytm Cashback Sale, OnePlus 3T India Launch, and More: Your 360 Daily
HIGHLIGHTS
Paytm is hosting another sale, with discounts & cashbacks on smartphones
OnePlus India has teased the launch of OnePlus 3T in the country
Reliance Communications is now offering unlimited voice calls at Rs. 149
In today’s big news, Reliance Communications offers unlimited voice calls at Rs. 149, Paytm starts another 3-day cashback sale, and OnePlus teases the India launch of the new OnePlus 3T smartphone. Check out these and more such great headline-grabbers in your 360 Daily tech round-up.
Reliance Communications offering unlimited voice calls at Rs. 149
Following in the footsteps of Jio, Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications has launched a new plan offering unlimited voice calling at Rs. 149. Under this plan, users will be able to make unlimited voice calls to any mobile network in the country free of charge. They also get 300MB of mobile data, which can be used on 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. Reliance Communications has mentioned in its release that there are no hidden charges or any additional conditions that are associated with the new ‘149 Unlimited’ plan.

Paytm hosts sale, offers cashback on iPhones & others smartphones
Paytm is hosting from November 22 to November 24 another sale on its website, offering discounts and cashbacks on smartphones such as iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, among others. The cashback amount on iPhones ranges from Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 10,000, depending on models and storage capacities, while the Galaxy S7 Edge is available at a 15 percent discount. Flagship smartphones by Sony and HTC carry discounts as well as cashbacks. Not only top-end handsets but mid-rangers by Asus, Lenovo, LG, BlackBerry, Motorola, Oppo etc are also part of the sale.
OnePlus teases OnePlus 3T India launch
Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus has teased the India launch of the new OnePlus 3T smartphone via a tweet. The OnePlus India handle in a tweet said “Guess who’s coming to town?” with a photo with the text “The best is about to get better.” The background colour of the image is similar to Gunmetal, one of the two colour options of OnePlus 3T smartphone. There is no word yet on the pricing or launch date of the smartphone though.

PM Modi seeks public’s views on demonetisation move with app-based survey
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought the views of the public on the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes by voting on the official Narendra Modi app. The app – available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone – features questions such as “Do you have any suggestions/ideas or insights you would like to share with PM Narendra Modi?”, “Do you think black money exists in India?”, “Do you think the evil of corruption and black money need to be fought and eliminated?”, “What do you think of government’s move of banning old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes?”
Ola Play in-car entertainment platform launched for Prime customers
Ola Prime customers will now be able to play the music of their choice while riding in the cab courtesy the cab aggregator’s new Ola Play platform. The new service is aimed at mostly business travellers who use its line of mid-size sedans, and is seen as another play to lure buyers away from rival Uber.

Panasonic Eluga Mark 2 smartphone with VoLTE support launched in India
Panasonic Eluga Mark 2 smartphone with 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) display, 3GB RAM and VoLTE support has been launched in India at Rs. 10,499. Available exclusively on Flipkart, the smartphone’s 2.5D curved glass display is protected by Asahi Dragontrail glass. The new Eluga Mark 2 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a 1.3GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6753 processor. It also has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel front camera, 32GB storage, fingerprint sensor, and a 3000mAh battery.

Netflix expands 4K video streaming to Windows 10 PCs
Netflix has brought its 4K streaming service to Windows 10 desktops and laptops, but only for the high-end models. The company said in a blog post that users must have a Windows 10 PC with 4K-capable screen, and seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor. Moreover, Microsoft Edge delivers better battery life than Google Chrome while watching 4K content, says Netflix.

Apple reportedly stops development of AirPort wireless router
Apple has reportedly abandoned work on the AirPort wireless routers and reassigned the team to work on iPhones, iPads and Apple TV. The decision to stop work on the wireless routers was taken because of the small amount of revenue the division was generating for the company. The AirPort router is part of the ‘Others’ product category, which accounts for only 5 percent of the company’s total sales. Apple has not refreshed the routers since 2013.

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Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale Day Two: What’s on Offer

Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale Day Two: What's on Offer

Flipkart Big Billion Days sale is well and truly underway, and in case you missed out on the first day, which was majorly about fashion deals, don’t worry, there’s plenty more still to come. And not just from Flipkart, as rivals Amazon and Snapdeal are holding sales of their own, making this week India’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday rolled into one.

(Also see: Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale Thursday Offers – Mobiles, Mobiles, and Mobiles)

Wednesday is the first day of best deals on home appliances, with more offers expected on the rest of the days of the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale, which is on till Saturday. Remember that all deals as part of the Big Billion sale are app-only, which means you will need to be using the Flipkart app to be eligible for discounts.

(Also see: Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale Off to a Rocky Start)

Flipkart Big Billion Days deals on Wednesday include Vu 40-inch full-HD TV at Rs. 19,990; Noble 32-inch LED TV at Rs. 10,990; Sansui 40-inch full-HD TV at Rs. 24,990; LG 32-inch LED TV at Rs. 18,490; and Micromax 42-inch Ultra HD Smart TV at Rs 33,490.

As part of Big Billion Days sale, Flipkart is also offering Kelvinator 6kg fully automatic washing machine at Rs. 7,990; IFB 5.5kg fully automatic front load at Rs. 20,990; Kelvinator 245L double door refrigerator at Rs. 13,990; and Whirlpool 190L single door refrigerator at Rs. 10490.

If you are looking at other product categories, the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale offers Sansui 1.5 Ton 5-Star air conditioner at Rs. 23,490 (with free installation); Bajaj Solo 17l microwave oven at just Rs. 2,899; Pelonis 28L convection microwave oven at Rs. 8,499.

(Also see: Flipkart’s Big Billion Days Sale: What You Can Expect and How to Make the Most of It)

Remember you can save more by using your SBI card on all days of the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale except for 15th. On Thursday (15th), Citibank, Yes Bank, and Standard Chartered customers will get a chance to save 10 percent. Here are some other tips to make the best of Flipkart Big Billion Days sale.

If you are interested in knowing what’s coming up next in the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale, here’s a little reminder. Days 2 to 5 – Wednesday through Saturday – we will see deals on home products and appliances. Thursday might turn out to be the biggest day of Flipkart Big Billion Days sale, as it’s the first day mobiles and accessories will be offered on sale.

The discounts are expected to continue on Friday and Saturday as well. Those two days will also see on deals on other electronics and automative products as part of the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale. Finally, the last day of the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale will see deals on books, the category that kickstarted the rise of the multi-billion dollar behemoth we now know as Flipkart.

What are you planning to purchase during the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale? Let us know via the comments.

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Lyf Water 10 With Reliance Jio SIM Offer, 3GB of RAM Launched

Lyf Water 10 With Reliance Jio SIM Offer, 3GB of RAM Launched

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The new Lyf Water 10 features a 5-inch HD display
  • It supports 4G with VoLTE
  • It is backed by a 2300mAh battery

After unveiling the Flame 7 and Wind 7, Reliance Retail’s Lyf brand has introduced a new Water-series smartphone, called the Water 10. The Lyf Water 10 smartphone is listed on the company site at Rs. 8,699.

Like other Lyf-branded smartphones, the Water 10 comes with a Reliance Jio SIM, complete with the Jio Preview offer that gives three months of unlimited data, calling, SMS, and access to Reliance Jio services JioOnDemand.

(Also see: Reliance Jio SIM Officially Available for These Smartphones)

The Lyf Water 10 smartphone supports 4G LTE bands in India – FDD-LTE Band 3 (1800MHz) and TDD-LTE Band 40 (2300MHz). The handset also supports VoLTE (voice over LTE) with HD voice call compatibility.

The dual-SIM (Micro-SIM + Micro-SIM) supporting Lyf Water 10 smartphone features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 294ppi. The handset also sports Dongxu Glass. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. The official company listing notes that both SIM slots are 4G enabled; though, at one time only one SIM can use 4G while the other will work on 2G.

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The handset is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC clubbed with 3GB of RAM. It packs 16GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 64GB). The Lyf Water 10 sports a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with dual-tone LED flash along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

(Also see: Reliance Jio SIM Is Available to Anyone, but There’s a Catch)

Some of the camera features on the Lyf Water 10 include face detection, auto scene detection, face detection, video snapshot, smile shot, and gesture capture. Connectivity options include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB-OTG, and Micro-USB, apart from 4G. The handset support LTE Cat 4.

Measuring 146.5x72x8.5mm, the Lyf Water 5 weighs 142 grams. It packs a 2300mAh battery rated to deliver up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 150 hours of standby time on 4G network.

(Also see:  How to Get a Reliance Jio SIM for Free)

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Lyf Water 10

Lyf Water 10

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.3GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 5.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

2300mAh

See full Lyf Water 10 specifications
Also See
  • Amazon
    Lyf Water 5 (Black, 16GB)
    Rs. 7,599
  • Amazon
    Lyf Water 5 (Black, 16GB)
    Rs. 8,400
  • Amazon
    Lyf Water 2 (Silver, 16GB)
    Rs. 9,499
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North Korea to Offer Flight Tours Over Capital in Soviet-Era Helicopter

North Korea to Offer Flight Tours Over Capital in Soviet-Era Helicopter

North Korea will offer helicopter sightseeing tours of its capital, Pyongyang. (Representational Image)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA:  North Korea will offer helicopter sightseeing tours of its capital, Pyongyang, starting from this month, tourist agencies specialising in trips to the isolated country told Reuters today.

North Korea does not publish tourist numbers but an estimated 6,000 Westerners visit the country each year, according to tour companies. The vast majority of tourists are from neighbouring China.

“We’ll swoop around the 105-story Ryugyong Hotel, do a low fly-by of the Taedong River past the Juche tower, and get a great glimpse of May Day stadium – the world’s largest stadium,” Rowan Beard of China-based Young Pioneer Tours, which was offered the tours by state airline Air Koryo, told Reuters.

Tourists will be able to strap themselves into an ageing Mil Mi-17 – a Soviet-era military transport helicopter known for its small, porthole-like windows. Western travel firms are offering the flight as an optional extra, costing around 180 euros ($195), on trips to North Korea.

The Mi-17 is used by North Korea’s military, but has been chartered by tourists in the past to fly from Pyongyang to provincial towns and cities.

Air Koryo is also offering flights over the capital in an antique Antonov 24 – a 1950s Soviet propeller passenger plane.

The helicopter tour will also buzz over a vegetable farm and a monument honouring the ruling Workers’ Party, said Simon Cockerell of Beijing-based Koryo Tours.

“The plan to use Air Koryo helicopters and small aircraft has been a long-gestating project,” said Cockerell, adding that the agency had been pushing for permission for the project for a few years.

Tourists will be allowed to take photographs during the flights which will last 30 to 40 minutes, he said.

Since coming to power in 2012, leader Kim Jong Un has tried to draw more visitors to North Korea.

He has also built a series of small runways long enough to land light, private aircraft next to some of his palaces, satellite imagery shows.

© Thomson Reuters 2015
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Oculus Rift May Offer Better High-End Quality Than PS VR, Admits Sony Executive

Oculus Rift May Offer Better High-End Quality Than PS VR, Admits Sony Executive

After years of hype and development, high-end virtual reality (VR) headsets will make their way to consumers starting with the Oculus Rift this month, in 20 countries around the world. Sony’s PlayStation VR (PS VR) is one of its biggest competitors, and Sony Computer Entertainment vice president Masayasu Ito pointed out this week why he thinks its creation will be more popular.

(Also see: Sony to Host PlayStation VR Event at Game Developers Conference 2016)

“If you just talk about the high-end quality, yes, I would admit that Oculus may have better VR,” Ito toldvideo gaming website Polygon. “However, it requires a very expensive and very fast PC. The biggest advantage for Sony is our headset works with [PlayStation 4]. It’s more for everyday use, so it has to be easy to use and it has to be affordable. This is not for the person who uses a high-end PC. It’s for the mass market.”

The Oculus Rift and even the HTC Vive do indeed boast of more impressive specifications; the screen resolution is higher and so is the field of view. Ito said they looked towards their regrets with the problems faced by PlayStation 3 and the immense success of the PS4 to decide on a strategy for PS VR, which would allow it to be accessible to the widest audience possible.

Sony has yet to comment on an official price for the headset and the accompanying box, but reports do put it slightly below the $599 (approx. Rs. 40,000) price of the Rift and significantly less than the HTC Vive at $799 (approx. Rs. 54,900). Both of those need an accompanying PC in the range of Rs. 60,000 while PSVR will only work with the PS4, which retails around Rs. 30,000.

(Also see: Facebook’s Sandberg Says Virtual Reality Will Take Time to Develop)

That does entail less of an investment if you’re looking to get into VR with first-gen devices, but you’ll have to wait till the end of the year to experience one yourself.

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