Whether the festive sales are on or not, we continue to spot some fantastic deals on smartphones. The only catch is that you require a specific bank card to avail some of these additional discounts. It is worth noting that most phones either run at least Android 8.0 Oreo already or have the Android 9 Pie update in the pipeline. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 first look: A decent Redmi Note 10S competitor
Here are today’s deals that we have handpicked from different sites. Using the exchange offer will undoubtedly get you more of a discount so check that out individually. Read on for the best deals of the day. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Watch Active4 leaked renders show fresh design, flatter display
Samsung Galaxy S9 (64GB+4GB RAM)
Deal Price: Rs 47,673
MRP: Rs 59,900
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Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of the top performing flagships, going for an attractive selling price of Rs 47,673 after using ‘GOKOTAK’ coupon code with a Kotak Bank card on Tata CLiQ. This discount is applicable on the Coral Blue and Lilac Purple variants.
The Galaxy S9 is IP68 certified to resist water and dust under specific conditions. Samsung Pay is a breeze to use at every place that accepts debit / credit cards. The Galaxy S9’s 5.8-inch Super AMOLED QHD+ is compliant with HDR10 which means you can enjoy more vibrant colors and details with HDR content from Netflix and YouTube. Under the hood, there is the octa-core Exynos 9810 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. The phone sports a 12-megapixel camera at the rear, with variable aperture. It packs a 3,000 mAh battery that supports wireless as well as fast charging.
Apple iPhone SE (32GB)
Deal Price: Rs 18,999
MRP: Rs 26,000
If you miss the compact design of the older iPhones, then this would be a good chance to relive those days. The iPhone SE is still going strong for a selling price of Rs 18,999 on Flipkart, and you can exchange a working phone to get further discount on that price. The iPhone SE has a 4-inch HD display and runs the Apple A9 mobile processor. Its 12-megapixel camera is capable of recording high-quality 2K videos and click HDR shots as well. You can also update to iOS 12 to check the latest features. Packing a modest 1624 mAh battery, the iPhone SE is possibly the last phone ever from Apple in this compact form factor.
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LG G7 ThinQ (64GB+4GB)
Deal Price: Rs 33,990
MRP: Rs 50,000
The LG G7 ThinQ is up for grabs at a sale price of Rs 33,990 on Flipkart. You can opt for the exchange offer to bring down the price further. The G7 ThinQ is IP68-certified making it dust and water resistant. LG uses the Snapdragon 845 chipset to power this phone. It runs the Android 8.0 Oreo-based LG UX 6.0, and sports a 6.1-inch Quad HD+ display which is 1,000 nits brightness, an 8-megapixel selfie camera and a 16-megapixel+16-megapixel dual rear camera with LED flash. Its 3,000mAh battery supports Quick Charge 3.0 and Qi standard wireless charging. The audiophile-grade audio chip inside packs a mean punch to deliver a high-quality sound over capable headphones.
Nokia 6.1 2018 (64GB+4GB RAM)
Deal Price: Rs 13,513
MRP: Rs 19,999
The Nokia 6.1 (2018) looks like a good phone for ardent Nokia fans. To buy it at an effective price of Rs 13,513, you must select the SAVE5 promo code and use a Kotak Bank card at Paytm Mall. Note that the Rs 794 cashback will reflect in your Paytm wallet only.
The Nokia 6.1 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with ZEISS lens to give a competitive advantage over other phones in the same price range. The front has an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Nokia promises the Android 9.0 Pie update, set to arrive some point later this year. The octa-core Snapdragon 630 chip working with 4GB of RAM should run the phone smoothly. Nokia 6.1 has a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging support.
Nokia 5 (16GB+3GB RAM)
Deal Price: Rs 9,629
MRP: Rs 15,299
If you missed the Nokia 5 during the sale, then you can grab it now for as low as Rs 9,629. However, you must use Kotak Cards to avail Rs 1,000 discount on Tata CLiQ. This price is valid on the Matte Black variant with 3GB of RAM and 16GB storage. The Nokia 5 has a 5.2-inch HD display, 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 8-megapixel front camera, and houses the Snapdragon 430 chip inside. The phone will receive the Android 9.0 Pie update soon.
LG Q Stylus Plus (64GB+4GB RAM)
Deal Price: Rs 14,790
MRP: Rs 24,000
LG’s freshly launched Q Stylus Plus is already selling for Rs 14,790 at Paytm Mall. That price is applicable only after you use a Kotak Bank’s debit / credit card and select MOBFESTIVE5K promo code to avail the Rs 5,000 cash back in your Paytm wallet.
The phone packs a stylus for quick note taking and other features. The Q Stylus Plus has a 6.2-inch Full-HD+ display and runs the octa-core MediaTek MT6750 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. On the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera and a 16-megapixel rear-mounted camera for taking photos. LG packs DTS-X surround sound for a better audio experience. The phone packs a 3,300 mAh battery.
Disclaimer: On Tata CLiQ, Kotak Bank cards will get you a maximum discount of Rs 1,000 only. On Paytm Mall, the Kotak cards are usable to avail a maximum discount of up to Rs 2,500.