Amazon India and Flipkart control over 80 percent of the e-commerce market between the two of them, but the competition is intense. One of the biggest effects of that intense competition is the frequency of sales and deal days. The latest of these sale days is set to kick off on May 13 and continue up to May 16 on both platforms. On Flipkart, it’s called the Big Shopping Days, while Amazon India calls it the Summer Sale. A variety of deals will be available on both platforms. Here, we’re going to elaborate on a few of them, specifically in the electronics segment.
Amazon India Summer Sale
This time around, Amazon India is partnering with ICICI Bank to give additional cash back of 10 percent on transactions with ICICI Bank credit and debit cards. The biggest deals already listed include laptops, smartphones, games and more. Certain countdown deals will go live exclusively on the Amazon India Shopping app tonight at 8pm, and will run till midnight.
HP Intel Core i3 Windows Full-HD Laptop
If you’re looking to pick up a new laptop, you can get a new HP entry-level machine at Rs 30,990 during the sale. The device comes with an Intel Core i3 processor (6th-Gen), Windows 10, a full-HD screen and 4GB RAM. The price is down from Rs 32,990, which is the current price of the device.
Samsung On5 Pro
This entry-level smartphone from Samsung will see an additional price drop from Rs 6,990 to Rs 5,990 during the sale. The Samsung On5 Pro has an 8-megapixel primary camera, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, along with dual-SIM and 4G connectivity. The phone is available in two colors – gold and black. The ICICI Bank cashback will be valid on purchases of the Samsung On5 Pro.
Xiaomi Redmi 5
This popular Xiaomi device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, and has RAM ranging from 2GB to 4GB, along with storage of 16GB to 64GB. The phone has a 5.7-inch HD+ 18: 9 screen, and is one of the best selling new Xiaomi devices today. While the price currently starts at Rs 7,999, the deal will see the price further drop, although the new price hasn’t been revealed yet. The ICICI Bank cashback will be valid on purchases of the Xiaomi Redmi 5.
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Flipkart Big Shopping Days
Flipkart has, for the current sale, a tie-up with HDFC Bank for a 10 percent instant discount on transactions with HDFC Bank credit and debit cards, which will also be applicable on EMI transactions. The deals on smartphones and gadgets on Flipkart are a bit more exciting this time around, with discounts on key smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+
The sale will see last year’s Samsung flagships – the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ – see significant price drops. The smaller S8 will be available at Rs 37,990, while the S8+ will go for Rs 43,990.
Honor 9 Lite
The smartphone from Huawei-owned Honor, the Honor 9 Lite will be priced at Rs 8,999 during the sale. However, stocks will be limited, and the sale goes live at midnight on May 13. The low price is only valid while stocks last.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
The current mid-range champion from Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC and comes with a 6-inch full-HD+ 18: 9 aspect ratio screen. On applying the 10 percent HDFC card discount, the 4GB RAM variant will see its price drop from Rs 11,999 to Rs 10,799.
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
The current flagship smartphones from Google, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will also be applicable for the 10 percent HDFC card discount. Along with HDFC Bank cashback, the effective price of the Google Pixel 2 will drop to Rs 34,999, while the Pixel 2 XL will have an effective price of Rs 44,999.
A special deal will see the Oppo F7 go at just Rs 1,000, down from Rs 22,990. However, this is likely to be a very limited offer, with only small stocks being sold at the low price. We aren’t sure what the conditions will be, but buyers who are looking to buy the Oppo F7 should look out for more information once the deal goes live on Flipkart.
This isn’t it for the Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale. There are many more deals on all kinds of electronics and smartphones, including the Google Home and Google Home Mini, Acer gaming laptops, Mi Smart LED TVs, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 and Apple iPhone range, among others. The upcoming Honor 10 will go on sale at midnight on May 16, and there are expected to be introductory offers on the pruchase of that smartphone as well. Stay tuned for more information on deals, coming soon.
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