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Apple iPhone price hike, Facebook Snooze option, Xiaomi Mi A1 Red Edition, Airtel’s new daily offer and more: Daily News Wrap

Here are the top news of the day.

  • Published: December 18, 2017 10:02 PM IST
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Today’s news reports consisted of a bunch of exciting things like the revision of iPhone prices in India post a hike in the country’s custom duties. This was followed by the announcement of a special red edition of the Xiaomi’s recent Mi A1 smartphone, and the details of its sale and pricing. The day’s reports also included the news of Facebook announcing a new feature to allow snoozing notifications from select profiles, Airtel new Rs 49 plan for prepaid users, and some new offers under Samsung’s Happy Hours sale. Here’s taking a quick look at all these report.

Apple iPhone price hike

After the government hiked the import duty from 10 percent to 15 percent for mobile handsets last week, Apple on Monday became the first manufacturer to raise prices (on MRP) across iPhone models, except iPhone SE that the company assembles in the country.

Facebook Snooze option

Facebook has now announced a new feature called the Snooze button, which allows users to block notification from a particular profile for 30 days.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Red Edition

After launching it in Indonesia last week, Xiaomi announced the new red edition of the Mi A1 smartphone in India today. Xiaomi revealed that the special edition of the device will go on sale on December 20 in India, on Flipkart and mi.com. It will be priced at Rs 13,999.

Airtel prepaid offer

In response to Reliance Jio’s Rs 52 pack, Airtel has launched a new one-day pack for Rs 49. The data pack offers 1GB 3G/4G data, with a one-day validity. It is available via My Airtel app as well as the company’s website.

Samsung Happy Hours

Today, Samsung announced the second edition of its ‘Happy Hours Sale’ in collaboration with Amazon India. The second edition of Happy Hours Sale is scheduled to go live tomorrow, that is December 19, and the sale will be held between 12:00PM and 2:00PM.

  • Published Date: December 18, 2017 10:02 PM IST