Redmi 6A gets a big price cut and is now the best cheap phone to buy in India

he Redmi 5A was one of the most popular smartphones when it was in the market. Now when that smartphone has been discontinued, its legacy is being taken forward by the Redmi 6A, which Xiaomi launched in India in August this year. The Redmi 6A was launched at a price of Rs 5,999, which also happened to be the price at which the redmi 5A was sold, but a couple of months later when rupee sharply depreciated against dollar, Xiaomi decided to increase the price of some of its products in India including the Redmi 6A. The new price became Rs 6,999.

This was a minimal price hike, but given that under Rs 10,000 market is very sensitive to price, it affected the perception of the phone. A few months later, the Redmi 6A is back to its original price. Its price has been slashed by Rs 1,000 and this seems like the permanent price cut. In other words, the Redmi 6A now costs Rs 5,999 again and at its new price it is the best cheap smartphone in the country.

This price is for the 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage model. Similarly, the price of the 2GB RAM with 32GB storage model has also been reduced to Rs 6,999.

With the Redmi 6A, Xiaomi targets buyers who want a decent-looking phone that also clicks good pictures and offers lag free-performance along with long battery life. And all of it at a pocket-friendly price. Currently, the under Rs 6,000 price segment market has a number of phones. But I believe none of them is as good as the Redmi 6A.

Currently, under Rs 6000 price segment you get phones from Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, Infinix, and some of other not-so-popular phone brands. Then there’s the Nokia 8810 4G, which isn’t a smartphone. The Nokia 8810 4G is a feature phone and but lets users do some of the basic things like making calls, sending messages on WhatsApp or browsing Facebook or Twitter or Instagram through special variant of these apps. The Redmi 6A is a full-fledged smartphone.

Why Redmi 6A is the best in the price segment

The Redmi 6A comes with a pretty big screen of 5.45 inches with an aspect ratio of 18:9, which not only offers a decent viewing experience but is also bright enough to be used under the blazing sun. This kind of screen is usually a rarity under Rs 6000 segment. So, if a user is looking out for a phone to use for watching movies, web series or browse social media to check out pictures posted by their friends, the Redmi 6A is one of the best to get under Rs 6000.

The Redmi 6A offers way more than just the big and bright screen. The smartphone is also very good looking and capable of handling the day to day task very easily. Xiaomi has designed the Redmi 6A keeping in mind the rough phone users. The Redmi 6A comes with “Arc Design” and a metallic body which makes the phone pretty capable of taking a beating or two. If you’re a power user or use your phone throughout the day for work and messaging or long hours of calls, the Redmi 6A will possibly not disappoint you. Although not as fast or smooth as one of those premium phones, the Redmi 6A is one of the best smartphones available under Rs 6000 in India today as far as the performance is concerned.

The smartphone is powered by 12nm FinFET Helio A22 processor paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage.

Camera is another very important factor for a lot of smartphone users. There are several phones with good cameras available in the mainstream phone market right now, like the Redmi Note 6 Pro or the Mi A2, but they are slightly expensive. The Redmi Note 6 Pro retail for starting price of Rs 13,999 while the Mi A2 for Rs 15,999.

If you’re looking for phone that is available around Rs 5000 to Rs 6000 and also clicks decent enough pictures with fair amount of details and overall looks presentable, the Redmi 6A can be considered. As for the camera configuration, the Redmi 6A includes a 13-megapixel rear camera paired with EIS and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter with AI portrait and beautify mode.

Another aspect that makes the Redmi 6A stand out from the competition handsets is the MIUI 10. To recollect, the Redmi 6A was launched with MIUI 9.6-based on Android Oreo, bit as Xiaomi has previously promised, the phone has now been upgraded to the latest MIUI 10.

Like the other and expensive Xiaomi phones, the Redmi 6A also comes with AI-based face unlock support, dual nano SIM + microSD card slot, and dual VoLTE, dual standby support, which means two 4G network SIM cards can be used at a single time on the phone.


Rajasthan assembly: Money and muscle power reign supreme in newly elected House

The average asset per MLA in the Rajasthan 2018 assembly elections is Rs. 7.39 crore. In 2013, it was Rs 5.81 crore.

The average asset per MLA in the Rajasthan 2018 assembly elections is Rs. 7.39 crore. In 2013, it was Rs 5.81 crore. (Image: Twitter)

The newly elected Rajasthan assembly has more members with pending criminal cases and crorepatis as compared to the previous one. Rajasthan Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed affidavits of 199 newly elected MLAs of 2018 out of 200 seats in the Rajasthan Assembly.

Polling to Ramgarh constituency has been deferred following the death last month of Laxman Singh, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate.

Criminal background

Of the 199 MLAs analysed, 46 (23 per cent) MLAs have declared criminal cases against them. In 2013, the number of MLAs with criminal cases was 36 (18 per cent). When it comes to serious criminal cases such as murder, attempt to murder or kidnapping the number this year is 28 (14 per cent) compared to 19 (10 per cent) in 2013.

Parsadi Lal, a Congress MLA from Lalsot has a murder charge (Section 302 of IPC) registered against him; four MLAs, all from Congress, have cases related to attempt to murder (Section 307). Out of Congress’s 100 MLAs, 25 (25 per cent) have criminal cases against them; the number for BJP is 12 (16 per cent) and two (33 per cent) for BSP. As for serious criminal cases, Congress has 16 MLAs (16 per cent), BJP seven (10 per cent) and BSP two (33 per cent).[“source=cnbc”]

What Is IKEA And Why Its First Store In India Is Such A Big Deal

What Is IKEA And Why Its First Store In India Is Such A Big Deal

IKEA Hyderabad store will have a range of 7,500 items to sell


IKEA is a multinational group of companies – founded in Sweden – that sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen ware and home accessories. IKEA is the biggest furniture company in the world, with over 400 stores worldwide, selling affordable household items to millions of customers. It was started by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943, who was 17-year-old at the time, in Sweden. The company is opening its first store in India on Thursday.

IKEA will provide Nordic-inspired furniture to its customers. The store will also have a large restaurant which can accommodate around 1,000 people at a time. The IKEA store, a 13-acre complex, is situated in Hitec City, which is on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

IKEA’s Hyderabad store will have a range of 7,500 items to sell. Out of these, around 1,000 items will be sold at a price less than Rs. 200. The company plans to open 25 such stores across the country by 2025.

IKEA’s restaurant will serve “Biryani” for Rs. 99 per plate.

The company expects a whopping annual footfall of 6 million customers. The company has invested around Rs. 1 billion in its first venture in India.

IKEA plans to open other stores as well, including a store in Mumbai that is expected to be opened in 2019. It will also have stores in Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Surat, Bengaluru and Delhi.

The company will currently employ around 900 employees for its Hyderabad store. It aims to provide employment to 15,000 people by 2025.


Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals On Must-Have Furniture And Decor


The season of spending is officially upon us. According to a report from Mastercard SpendingPulse, retail sales are predicted to hit their highest rate and that E-commerce sales will be up 104%, compared to five years ago. Part of the reason for this increase is that it’s one of the best times of the year to save on those expensive items for the home like large appliances, mattresses, furniture, and décor. So if you’re still debating one of these purchases—don’t. Former Saks Fifth Avenue CEO and Mastercard senior advisor Steve Sadove explained to me why it’s time to take out the credit cards. “It’s the day that gets shoppers in the emotional frame of mind to search for deals and make purchases, and that continues through December. In fact, Mastercard SpendingPulse anticipates that 4 out of the 10 biggest shopping days will be in December. Black Friday weekend is an important weekend for furniture with some of the best deals of the year. I would say the same for mattresses as well.”

Here are some of the most stylish home goods on sale to kick off holidays.


UK Stylish Hospitality Furniture Soft and Plush Conference Accessories Announced

Burgess Furniture The team at Burgess Furniture is known for its blend of quality and style.

( — November 14, 2018) — Burgess Furniture, the Middlesex based hospitality furniture supplier, has announced that it can provide customers throughout the UK with premium and innovative furniture at great prices. The team at Burgess is known for its great furniture design and exceptional functionality.

More information can be found at:

The site explains that Burgess Furniture knows the industry well and has been helping customers over the last 50 years to find the best deal. They have worked with top hotel chains to provide them with great furniture solutions, and have developed a reputation for trust, reliability, and quality styles.

Burgess Furniture tests at a higher standard than most on the marketplace, and quality is guaranteed when anyone buys from the specialist team at Burgess. There is a wide range of items and styles available through the Burgess site, and customers can buy safe in the knowledge that they’re buying premium quality.

One of the things that defines Burgess Furniture and separates the company from others in the field is that the team prides themselves on offering the hospitality industry furniture that couples great design and the best in functionality.

Among the products on offer, customers can find soft seating options for hotels, B&Bs, and other hospitality customers. They can also get chairs, tables and accessories for rooms throughout their property.

Items are broken down by range, with a bedroom range available, a meeting range, conference range, events and dining range, food and beverage equipment, and casual seating.

This means that hospitality professionals can browse through the available furniture more easily and quickly track down the type of items they would like for their business.

One of the most popular categories is the bedroom range, which features Vario chairs, Junea Rockers, Tabou and Dishy tables, and luxury soft seating options.

The company states, “We offer a wide range of furniture from tables to chairs and accessories making different spaces more functional and on trend meeting spaces and boardrooms, conference spaces, events and dining, bedroom, casual spaces and more.”

Full details can be found on the URL above.


Smartphones with color and style that you can buy in India


With increasing choice of colors, finish and material used in smartphones, consumers have all the more options to choose from. It is true that some prefer cases, and then there are those who want their smartphone to be outright good looking.

It’s not just the Chinese manufacturers who have opted for brighter or gradient colors in their smartphones, even big companies such as Apple and Samsung also followed the trend with latest devices. Here’s a list of colorful devices that you can purchase in India right now.

Apple iPhone XR

Apple iPhone XR compared to the iPhone XS and XS Max comes in variety of color options. The device is available in six different color finishes of White, Black, Blue, Yellow, Coral and (Product)RED. It is the first time after the iPhone 5c when Apple has offered a wide variety of color options.

Apple iPhone XR is basically a toned down version of iPhone XS with LCD display. The smartphone comes with single rear camera and lower storage option. It comes in three storage variants with the base model offering 64GB for Rs 76,900. The iPhone XR with 128GB storage and 256GB storage are priced at Rs 81,900 and Rs 91,900 respectively. The smartphone is available online from Flipkart and via other Apple authorized retailers.

OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple

OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple is company’s latest addition to the existing lineup. OnePlus has not changed the pricing of the Thunder Purple variant and it will be available for Rs 41,999. Other color variants including the Midnight Black and Mirror Black will continue to be available at the same price in the market.

Image Credit: Rehan Hooda

Talking about the specifications of the device, the device will only be available in 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage option. Other hardware specifications for the Thunder Purple variant will be similar to the regular variants of OnePlus 6T.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Burgundy Red

Samsung’s current flagship Galaxy S9 looks quite stylish already, and recently Samsung India brought vibrant ‘Burgundy Red’ color option to India as well. The variant was first unveiled back in May, for both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ models.

After the new addition, Samsung Galaxy S9+ is now available in five color options in India. Other color variants include Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, Midnight Black and Sunrise Gold. The Burgundy Red is now available via select offline stores, online portals, and the Samsung Shop only.


Style File: Malaika Arora in Rami Al Ali, Alena Akhmadullina and Alice McCall

Malaika Arora has been busy shooting for ‘India’s Got Talent’ and she is constantly serving some super looks.

For one of the episodes shooting, she wore a grey embellished and ruffle detail mini by Rami Al Ali, which she styled with soft curls and Giuseppe Zanotti silver sandals.

Another episode saw her wear separates from Alena Akhmadullina’s Pre Fall 2018 collection. Her floral pattern sequined top and matching wrap skirt was styled with a pair of pearl hoops from Isharya and soft curls.

Her latest look was a white lace key hole detail dress by Alice McCall. The pretty dress was cinched at the waist with a belt and she rounded her look out with Valentino wedges and hair tied in a bun.

Taking a break from the shoot, she was photographed while out and about in Mumbai today. Her casual look included a pink ‘Minnie’ oversized sweater from Moschino x H&M collection. Simple hair and a pair of espadrilles rounded her look out.


Fashion Friday: Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and other divas are making boyfriend trend their go-to style

We love raiding our boyfriend’s closets and how. Those comfy tee-shirts, baggy denim and cosy sweaters are the one thing girls can spend their lives in. While earlier, wearing boyfriend’s clothes was something only a brave-hearted woman would do, today the trend has caught an eye of Bollywood divas and they are rocking it the way we like. Making comfort the new trend, these A-listers have time and again given some major boyfriend trend goals by their style and panache.

The oversized fashion trend has gained a lot of momentum and not just the Bollywood stars but even the designers on the international ramps are following the style rigorously and we don’t blame them, after all, it has got the best of both worlds- comfort and style.

The trend is vast and covers baggy outfits apart from boyfriend’s jeans, like oversized sweaters, blazers, shirts and a lot more. Stars like Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma are sporting the look like a diva they are and are proudly owning to it. Take a look at the style files of these stars and take some major cues from their look.

Alia’s super comfy tee is a steal, while Deepika Padukone is totally stealing a pair or two from her husband Ranveer Singh’s wardrobe. Priyanka Chopra too decided to step-up her fashion game by opting for a comfortable outfit.



Oppo A7 Photos, Specifications, and Price Leaked; Launch Tipped for November 22

Oppo A7 Photos, Specifications, and Price Leaked; Launch Tipped for November 22

After leaked renders of the Oppo A7 surfaced last week, the device has leaked once again in promotional images, and the report also outs the probable launch date and full specifications of the phone. The Oppo A7 will be the cheaper variant of the Oppo A7x, and the smartphone is now reportedly expected to launch on November 22. The promo images reveal that the Oppo A7 looks similar to the Realme 2, and may just be the rebranded version for the Chinese market.

Mr. Gizmo reports that the Oppo A7 will launch in China on November 22, and the price of the smartphone will be at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,500). The publication also got its hand on a few promotional images, and it shows the Oppo A7 sporting a waterdrop-shaped notch, a dual camera setup stacked horizontally, and a rear fingerprint sensor. It is seen sporting three gradient finishes – Gold, Green, and Rose Gold.

The report states that the Oppo A7 will run on ColorOS 5.2 based on Android Oreo out-of-the-box. The smartphone is expected to sport a 6.2-inch (720×1520 pixels) FullView Display with 2.5D curved glass with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by the 1.8GHz Snapdragon 450 SoC with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 64GB, further expandable via a microSD card slot (up to 256GB).

Optics include a 13-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, there is a 16-megapixel selfie sensor tipped as well. The Oppo A7 packs a 4,230mAh battery, and connectivity options reportedly include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS with A-GPS, and GLONASS.


Wear OS ‘H’ Update Unveiled by Google, Brings Battery Saver Changes, Smart App Resume, and More

Wear OS 'H' Update Unveiled by Google, Brings Battery Saver Changes, Smart App Resume, and More

Google has unveiled Wear OS update called the ‘H Update’, bringing features like an updated Battery Saver mode, improved off body efficiency, smart app resume for all apps, and two-step power off. H Update will be a part of Wear OS 2.2.

“In the next few months, you should soon see a system update on your device labelled ‘System Version: H’,” a Community Manager at Wear OS, Google wrote in a support post on Thursday. The Wear OS by Google Twitter handle also tweeted about the upcoming update.

The new battery saver mode that would come with the Wear OS ‘H Update’ would extend the device battery further by turning on ‘Battery Saver’ to only display the time once your battery falls below 10 percent.

“Additionally, after 30 minutes of inactivity your watch will go into deep sleep mode to conserve battery,” the post added, detailing the improved off body efficiency.

With the introduction of Smart App Resume feature for all apps, users would be able to pick up where they left off across all apps on their watches.

The search-engine giant is also included a two-step power off functionality that would enable users to turn off their watches by holding the power button until they see the power off screen and then choose to either “power off” or “restart.”

“This update will be progressively rolling out over the coming months. Your device may not immediately be eligible for this update and will be determined by your watch manufacturer. Some functionality may vary by device,” the post said.