Good Friday evening. A lot you must be in the weekend mood already, and in that excitement, if you missed what happened through the day, we ve got you covered. Gaming fans who had been waiting for the Fortnite Mobile app for Android have some reason to cheer. Airtel is giving tough competition to Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Jio with its new Rs 47 prepaid plan, whereas Asus has announced the sale date for the Zenfone 5Z 256G storage variant. Here s a look at the top stories of the day. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 35,000 in October 2021: Asus VivoBook 15, Avita PURA, more
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Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9. The company has teased that the smartphone will come with a bigger battery and more storage. Now, according to reports, the Fortnite mobile game for Android is expected to launch alongside the smartphone. It is likely that the smartphone will come pre-installed with the game, and could be exclusive to Samsung for 30 days. Also Read - Flipkart Big Diwali Sale begins October 16: List of best deals on smartphones, Smart TVs, home appliances
Airtel launches Rs 47 prepaid plan
After Vodafone and Idea Cellular, Airtel has also introduced a new Rs 47 prepaid plan. The plan comes with a validity of 28 days, offers 500MB data and 125 minutes of calling. It also comes with 50 free SMS.
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Asus Zenfone 5Z 256GB variant
Asus launched its flagship Zenfone 5Z smartphone last month in two variants 6GB RAM with 64GB storage priced at Rs 29,999, and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage for Rs 32,999. The company had also announced the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage variant priced at Rs 36,999, and it finally go on sale starting July 30.
Vivo V9 Youth price in India slashed
Launched in April for Rs 18,990, Vivo V9 Youth had seen a price cut of Rs 1,000 and was available Rs 17,990. Now, Vivo has once again slashed the price of the smartphone, and it is now available for Rs 16,990.
Xiaomi slashes Mi Powerbank prices
Soon after the government announced GST rate cut of 8 percent, Xiaomi has passed on the benefits to its users. The 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i are now available for Rs 799 and Rs 1,499, respectively, after a price cut on Rs 100. This isn t a big price cut, but good to see some reduction after the rate cut.
That s it from our daily news wrap for the day. For more updates from the world of tech, stay tuned.