Reliance Jio is giving Jio Prime customers 100 percent cashback on recharges of Rs. 399 under a new promotional offer for Diwali festive season. Named the Jio Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer, it is applicable only on the Rs. 399 prepaid and postpaid plans and will entitle customers to vouchers worth Rs. 400. The offer is available now and run till October 18, a day ahead of Diwali. The Rs. 399 Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan pack for prepaid users offers 84GB data at 1GB per day, free text messages, free calls, subscription to Jio apps, and a validity of 84 days.
The new Jio Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer provides Jio Prime customers eight vouchers of Rs. 50 each. You can redeem these vouchers against future recharges of Rs. 309 or above for full mobile plans, or data add-ons of Rs. 91 and above.
Here comes the catch: These vouchers can be redeemed only after November 15 and you can only use them one at a time. This means you can't combine eight vouchers to get one recharge for free. Think of it as a series of staggered discounts instead of a 100 percent cashback on Rs. 399 recharge. The offer can be availed from MyJio app, Jio.com website, Jio Store outlets, Reliance Digital large-format stores, and the company’s partner offline retail stores and online platforms (JioMoney, Paytm, Amazon Pay, and MobiKwik).
Here's everything else that made news in the world of technology today.
Airtel offers 50GB data at Rs. 999 to postpaid users
Airtel has launched a new postpaid plan under the myPlan Infinity brand, this one priced at Rs. 999. The new Airtel plan comes with 50GB of bundled data and unlimited local and STD calls. Roaming calls, both outgoing and incoming, will be free too. This is the latest salvo in the fight between Airtel and Jio, as the latter also has a Rs. 999 plan with 90GB of bundled data, as well as free calls and SMSes and subscription to Jio apps. To combat the freebies, Airtel is providing customers of the Rs. 999 plan free liquid and accidental damage protection for six months and data rollover promise. In related news, Airtel is all set to acquire a lot more customers as Tata Teleservices has sold its consumer mobile business to the telco.
Amazon announces Diwali sale offers
Amazon and Flipkart are at it again. They both have a pre-Diwali sales starting from 14th to 17th of October, which covers the whole weekend. So you have your local sales, plus these online giants facing off trying to grab your attention. And who wins? You. Get all the best deals curated for you on Gadgets 360. For now, here's a short roundup of deals Amazon is expected to provide during its Diwali sale.
Amazon says you can expect up to 40 percent off on mobiles and up to 80 percent discount on accessories. To be specific, Amazon India is expected to offer up to 65 percent off on power banks, 80 percent off on mobile cases, and up to 20 percent off on Bluetooth headsets. Brands such as Xiaomi, Lenovo, OnePlus, Apple, Samsung, LG, HP, Dell, Titan, and Fastrack will be offering discounts during the Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale. The Amazon Fire TV stick will also be discounted, the company revealed.
Nokia 9 press renders leaked
Nokia 9 has been leaked yet again. This is HMD Global's upcoming flagship smartphone and the reason these leaks are interesting is because they corroborate the information we already have about the phone. The newest leaks seem to suggest that the smartphone might feature a glass back (could it have wireless charging?), curved displays, and a dual rear camera setup. If you care about the 3.5mm jack, Nokia 9 might disappoint you as the leaks seem to hint that the phone won't have the headphone jack. Based on previous leaks, we may assume that the Nokia 9 could ship with 6GB of RAM and a variant with 8GB RAM. The smartphone could be waterproof and feature 128GB storage too.
Apple working on a foldable iPhone?
Could Apple be working on a foldable iPhone? A new report from South Korea claims that Apple is working with LG Display to accomplish that. The report claims that LG Display has created a task force to develop a foldable OLED screen for an iPhone that may be launched in 2020. This is a very early stage report so a lot could change between now and then. However, it does appear that Samsung might get there first as the company is rumoured to launch a Galaxy X featuring a foldable display.
Facebook unveils Oculus Go portable VR headset
Facebook is launching a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing more mobile uses than the company’s existing Oculus Rift product. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the “Oculus Go” device would cost $199 (roughly Rs. 13,000) and ship early next year. The company says this headset is aimed at those who don't have Samsung smartphones and can't use the Gear VR headset.
iOS 11.0.3 fixes audio, haptic feedback bugs, and more
Apple on Wednesday released iOS 11.0.3, the third update since it released iOS 11 to the public last month. Being a minor update, iOS 11.0.3 doesn’t bring any new features, but it does offer several improvements. iPhone 7 users who were facing audio and haptic feedback should see the problem resolved. It has also addressed an issue with iPhone 6s where some displays were unresponsive because they were third-party, and not genuine parts.
Nubia launches two new smartphones
ZTE has launched two new smartphones - the Nubia Z17S and the Nubia Z17 miniS. The Nubia Z17S has two variants: 6GB RAM with 64GB storage at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 30,000), and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 40,000). The Nubia Z17 miniS has been priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,000). Both phones are up for pre-order in China right now and will go on available from October 19.
Honor to launch a bezel-free smartphone on December 5
Huawei's brand Honor has announced that it will be launching a smartphone with a bezel-free display in December 5. The company has started sending out teasers to this effect, which show a phone with thin bezels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. If you look carefully, you'll be able to spot a dual camera at the back on the phone shown in the teaser. The global launch of this phone is expected to take place in London, and AI integration is expected to be a key highlight of the phone.
Amazon launches waterproof Kindle Oasis
Amazon has launched a waterproof Kindle ebook reader, called the Kindle Oasis, and it is up for pre-orders in India. This ebook reader will cost Rs. 21,999 for the 8GB variant and Rs. 28,999 for the 32GB variant. The storage space here matters if you plan to listen to audiobooks. Yes, once again the audiobook feature is available on a Kindle ebook reader. You'll have to use Bluetooth headphones to listen to these books as the device lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. In India, the Kindle Oasis will start shipping from November 13. The updated version of the Kindle Oasis offers six-week battery life, and a brighter 7-inch 300ppi screen, which is slightly larger than the previous model.