- Amazon and Flipkart are kicking off their annual festive season sales starting October 16.
- There will be many smartphones and other gadgets that will be up for grabs for less price.
- OnePlus Nord, iPhone 11, and LG G8X will see some of the biggest discounts under the sale.
It is that time of the year when the extravaganza of discounts and offers pours in. Ahead of the festive season, Flipkart and Amazon have announced their annual sales, the Big Billion Days and Great Indian Festival, respectively. The best part about these sales, that take place every year for past few years, is that you get tech products for much less price. The Amazon and Flipkart sales will also put a range of tech deals on display.
While the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale begins October 16 and the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale starts October 17, we are still a few days away from the big event. But, gladly, we do have a good number of tech deals, if not all, to tell where to invest your money during this season's sale. Some of these deals look unmissable because the discounted price in them might not return, at least this year.
We have handpicked a few deals from across Flipkart and Amazon ahead of the festive season sales to give you a better idea on what you should buy:
LG G8X for Rs 19,990
This could perhaps be the biggest deal of the year. LG is discounting its G8X Dual Screen phone by Rs 35,000. The smartphone was launched for Rs 49,999 back in December, but its price was hiked to Rs 54,990 later due to the increase in the GST. LG is now giving customers a limited period offer where you can buy the G8X for Rs 19,990 only.
Amazon has said the iPhone 11 will go on sale for less than Rs 50,000 under the Great Indian Festival Sale. Another deal that you cannot miss. The iPhone 11 sells for an MOP of Rs 68,300, which means the Amazon deal will dish out the iPhone 11 for much less. We have a separate article on what value the iPhone 11 will bring for under Rs 50,000 and that it should be the one that you should buy rather than waiting for the iPhone 12.
OnePlus Nord was launched a few months back in India for Rs 24,999 for the base variant. But this variant did not go on sale until September. Now, Amazon has listed the OnePlus Nord will be available with discounts under the Great Indian Festival sale. The price is not clear as of now, but it could be somewhere between Rs 20,999 and Rs 24,999, going by what the company has mentioned on the website.
Alexa-powered Echo speakers
Amazon is discounting its entire range of Echo products for the Great Indian Festival sale. The company is giving over 50 per cent discount on these speakers. According to the website, the Echo Dot 3rd Gen will be available for Rs 2,249 down from Rs 4,499 price, Echo Input for Rs 2,749, down from Rs 5,999, Echo 3rd Gen for Rs 6,999, as opposed to its price of Rs 9,999, Echo Dot with Clock for Rs 2,749, down from Rs 5,499, Echo Plus for Rs 7,499, down from Rs 14,999, Echo Studio for Rs 18,999, opposed to its Rs 22,999 price. The Echo Show 8 and Show 5 will also be available for discounted prices that are not clear yet.
Xbox Series S
Xbox Series S gaming console was launched only a few weeks back in India. The price for the gaming console was set at Rs 34,990 but Flipkart is giving a huge discount during the Big Billion Days. The upcoming affordable gaming console will become even more affordable at Rs 29,999. This is a huge discount for the Xbox Series X that is yet to go on sale on Flipkart.
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Flipkart has listed the Galaxy S20+ for a discounted price. Instead of the MOP of Rs 83,000, the Samsung Galaxy S20+ will be available for Rs 49,999 during the Big Billion Days sale. There is also the Smart Upgrade Plan, under which customers get to pay only 70 percent of the total cost of a Samsung phone and change it after one year. You can read more about the Flipkart Smart Upgrade Plan in this article.
Motorola Moto Edge+
The flagship device from Motorola, the Moto Edge+, will be available for low price. The smartphone will sell for Rs 64,999, as opposed to the MRP of Rs 89,999. There will be some exchange offers over and above the 10 per cent discount on SBI credit and debit cards.
Samsung Galaxy M51
Launched for Rs 28,999, the Galaxy M51 will see discounts under the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale. While the company has not announced the final price for the sale, the banner says it will be somewhere between Rs 20,999 and Rs 28,999. Although we are not sure what the smartphone will cost but it will get cheaper for those who are interested.
Realme X50 Pro 5G
Launched as India's first 5G phone, the Realme X50 Pro 5G is also seeing big discounts under the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale. The smartphone will go on sale for Rs 36,999, down from Rs 41,999 price that was set months back. The smartphone has a Super AMOLED screen and support 5G, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor.
Redmi Note 9 Pro
The uber-hit mid-range device Redmi Note 9 Pro will also go on sale with discounts under the Great Indian Festival sale. This will be the first time the Redmi Note 9 Pro will see drop in price, but the company has not said how much it is going to be. But it will be anywhere between 10,099 and its current price of Rs 16,999. We will have to see what price the smartphone will have during the sale.