Author Archives: Loknath Das

iPhone X’s New ‘Blush Gold’ Colour Variant Expected to ‘Restore Sales’: Report

HIGHLIGHTS The new colour is expected to act an agent to increase sales iPhone X will, following that, be available in three colours iPad (6th generation) is said to launch in March 2018 Apple reportedly has plans to release a new colour variant of its flagship iPhone X in order to “restore sales” of the premium smartphone that is priced starting at almost ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S to Sport Ceramic Body, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, Says CEO

HIGHLIGHTS The specifications have been confirmed by CEO Lei Jun The leaked video shows no notch on the phone The phone is set to launch on March 27 Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S launch on March 27 is just around the corner and Xiaomi fans are waiting with bated breath to witness the Chinese phone maker’s next big innovation in smartphone design. Xiaomi CEO ... Read More »

You still can’t file I-T returns without Aadhaar number

Supreme Court has indefinitely extended indefinitely the Aadhaar linking deadline for mobile numbers and bank accounts, but doesn’t specifically mention I-T returns. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The income tax (I-T) website still bars taxpayers from filing their returns without an Aadhaar number, in spite of a Supreme Court order that indefinitely extended the deadline for mandatory linking of the unique ... Read More »

After years of shunning fixed maturity plans, Franklin Templeton re-enters the segment

Among the top 15 fund houses in terms of fixed income assets, 78.9% of Franklin Templeton’s fixed income assets lie in securities rated AA & lower; the most in such companies. What is special about Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Ltd launching a new fixed maturity plan (FMP)? On 20 March, it launched a new fund called Franklin India Fixed ... Read More »

Will Sebi’s latest plan to curb algo-trading backfire?

The silver lining in the latest algo-trading proposal is that it isn’t as bizarre as, say, the two-queue proposal Sebi flirted with for years to bring parity between sophisticated traders and less sophisticated traders. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is considering a proposal to impose a congestion charge to curb algorithmic traders who send large numbers ... Read More »

Redmi Note 5 Up for Grabs Today as Xiaomi Announces Surprise Flash Sale

Redmi Note 5 will become available for purchase in India second time this week as Xiaomi announced a surprise flash sale on Twitter. In its tweet early on Friday, Xiaomi said the new Redmi 5 is being made available “on public demand” via Flipkart and Mi.com websites at 12pm IST. The tweets also mentions that the cash on delivery option will only be ... Read More »

Huawei P20 Lite With 5.84-Inch 19:9 Display, Dual Rear Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Huawei’s flagship P20 range of smartphones is nearing an imminent launch and frequent leaks are steadily ascertaining rumours and speculation about the P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite. In an official confirmation, Huawei has listed the P20 Lite on its consumer website in Poland, and linked to to e-commerce sites where it is up for pre-order. Additionally, the same variant has also reportedly ... Read More »

MIUI 9.5 Is Coming Soon to These 30 Xiaomi Smartphones

Xiaomi on Tuesday announced the rollout of its latest MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM for several of its smartphones in the Redmi, Mi MIX, and Mi Max series. Additionally, the company also announced estimated schedule and availability for MIUI 9.5 on numerous other phones in the coming weeks. Updates will be rolled out via over-the-air (OTA) method. Xiaomi also states that it will ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact Pre-Orders Come With Free PlayStation 4 or PlayStation VR

Sony Mobile’s flagship smartphones for 2018 – Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact – were announcedat the company’s keynote during Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. The company opened up pre-orders of the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact across Europe last week. Interestingly, as part of the pre-order promotions, Sony is giving away goodies along with its two new smartphones, including the PlayStation gaming console, PlayStation VR pack, ... Read More »

LG G7 to Include an LCD Panel Instead of OLED Display: Report

Unlike most flagship models that feature OLED panels, LG G7 might sport an LCD panel, according to a new report. The move is said to help the South Korean company reduce the production cost of its next-generation flagship and sustain market losses. The company skipped the MWC this year but, as per a previous report, is set to launch the LG G7 and G7 ... Read More »