Weekly News Digest - Redmi Earphones, Jio Fiber Free Trial, Amazon Halo & More [4th September]

Here are the latest updates, top news, and product launches for the week.

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Welcome to the weekly news digest! Every Friday, we bring the top news stories from the world of e-commerce. Last week, we reported on Amazon Gold Vault - how you can buy digital gold on amazon. Also, the launch of new cricket plans from Jio to allow users to watch IPL 2020. 

Here is a round-up of this week’s updates from the launch of Flipkart Wholesale to Jio Fiber 30-day free trial. Meanwhile, Xiaomi has also launched its new budget smartphone in India. So let us take a look at the top headlines of the week. 

1. Jio Fiber 30-day Free Trial Plus Free access to 10 OTT services

 Jio Fiber 30-day Free Trial

Jio has introduced new Fiber broadband plans starting at Rs. 399. The company is also providing a 30-day free trial for new customers. During the free trial, users get up to 150Mbps speed, free voice calling, a 4k set-top box, and subscription to 10 OTT apps at no extra cost. 

This free trial is applicable to all new customers. If the user doesn't like the service there is an option to disconnect the service at any time. Jio is offering no-condition 30-day free trial. 

To opt for the 4k set-top-box during the trial period Jio will charge Rs. 2,500 security deposit. While those users who don't opt for set-top need to pay a deposit of Rs. 1,500. Free access to OTT apps will only be for users who opt for set-top-box. 

The 10 OTT apps include Disney+ Hotstar, JioCinema, Zee5, Sony Liv, Voot, Alt Balaji, Sun NXT, Shemaroo, Lionsgate Play, and Hoichoi.

For more details on Jio Fiber plans and for free trial registration click here


2. Flipkart Starts wholesale e-commerce service for Kiranas, MSMEs

flipkart wholesale

Flipkart has launched a new marketplace for Kiranas and small sellers. Flipkart Wholesale is now serving Delhi, Gurugram, and Bengaluru. The operations have started with fashion. Flipkart is expected to expand the service to other categories as well. 

Flipkart wholesale app is now available for Android users. Eligible sellers and Kiranas can get products delivered at their shops. Flipkart is offering up to 15 days of credit with the Easy Credit Benefit. If you are a seller or Kirana owner, you can check eligibility 

Flipkart Wholesale customers get easy returns, speedy product delivery, and order tracking facility. Amazon and Jio are also bringing Kiranas and local shops on their platforms. 

To register on Flipkart Wholesale, download the app and check eligibility. To download the app click here


3. Redmi 9A Launch in India


Xiaomi has launched its new budget smartphone in India. The entry-level smartphone is powered by Helio G25 Chipset. It comes with a 6.53-inch HD+ Display and a 13MP camera on the device. There is a 5MP camera on the front. 

Redmi 9A has a 5000mAh battery. It is available in two storage variants of 2GB/32GB and 3GB/32GB priced at Rs. 6,799 and Rs. 7,499. The device will be available on Amazon starting 4th September at 12-noon. 


  • Screen: 6.53-inch HD+ Display

  • Camera: 13MP rear & 5MP front 

  • Processor: Helio G25

  • Battery: 5000mAh

  • Storage: 2GB/32GB & 3GB/32GB

  • Price: Rs. 6,799 Onwards

For more details on Redmi 9A Click here

Upcoming Flash Sales in India

Sale Date & Time
Where to Buy

Oneplus Nord

Rs. 27,999 Onwards

7th September at 2 PM


Redmi 9 Prime

Rs. 9,999 Onwards

7th September at 12 noon


Redmi 9A

Rs. 6,799 Onwards

4th September at 12 Noon


Realme 7 

Rs. 14,999 Onwards

10th September at 12 Noon


Oppo F17Pro

Rs. 22,990 

Pre-order Now



4. Redmi Earphones Launch at Rs. 399


Xiaomi has launched new wired earphones in India. Redmi Earphones are priced at Rs. 399. The earphones will go on sale starting September 7, 2020, on Flipkart, Amazon India, and other retail stores. You get to choose from three colour options - Red, Blue & Black. The earphone weighs only 13 grams. There is an inbuilt HD microphone for calls. The wired earphones come with mesh anti-earwax silicone earplugs. 

The 1.25-meter Y-shaped cable promises to deliver a convenient experience while listening to music or making calls. The in-ear earphones are ergonomically designed to fit your ear canals. The main body is made of precision aluminium alloy. The small finishing touches give a premium look to the earphones. 

  • In-built HD microphones

  • 1.25 meter Y-shaped Cable

  • Reinforced 90 degrees audio jack

  • Feather lightweight


For more details on Redmi Earphones Click Here


5. Paytm Mall is Testing New Group Buying Feature 

paytm bang

Paytm Mall is testing a new group buying feature called Paytm Bang. The feature is currently available for select customers. Bang allows customers to come together to buy a product for discounts and offers. 

Users can select a product from the Paytm app and share the link with friends. The user needs at least two more buyers for the same product for the offer. The discount is dependent on the number of people buying a particular product. 

In recent time, Paytm Mall has been trying several new features such as social commerce, mini-program, and group buying. Other e-commerce companies such as Grofers have also tried group buying in 2018. 


6. Amazon introduces AI-powered wearable Device Halo


Amazon has introduced its AI-powered wearable device Halo. Amazon Halo Band is different from other smartwatches and wearables. The band does not have a screen. It provides AI-powered health and wellness insights to users. 

Customers in the U.S get early access to Amazon Halo Band for a special price of $64,99. The AI-powered fitness band is expected to launch in India soon. If you are planning to buy a fitness band, you can put your purchase on hold to wait for Amazon Halo. 


7. Edict by Boat Affordable Audio Products Launch on Amazon


Boat has launched a new sub-brand, called Edict. The products of Edict have been launched on Amazon. Edict Audio products start from as low as Rs. 299. If you are looking to buy affordable earphones or headphones, then the wide range of audio products from Edict is worth considering. 

Edict wired earphones are priced at Rs. 299, while wireless neckband earphones cost Rs. 999. Other products include wireless speakers, wireless headphones and truly wireless earphones. 

Edict Product List with Price




Edict by Boat EEP01 Wired Earphones 

Rs. 299

Click Here

Edict by boAt EWE02 in-Ear Wireless Neckband with Bluetooth V5.0

Rs. 999

Click Here

Edict by Boat EWE01 in-Ear Wireless Earphone with Bluetooth V5.0

Rs. 799

Click Here

Edict by Boat ETWS01 True Wireless Earbuds with Easy Tap Controls

Rs. 1,299

Click Here

Edict by Boat ESP01 Lightweight Portable Wireless Speaker

Rs. 1,099

Click Here


8. Paytm Payments Bank Now Provides Banking Services Through Aadhaar

paytm payments bank

Paytm Payments Bank has enabled banking service via Aadhaar card. With this service, Paytm Payments Bank customers will be able to access banking services through the business correspondent of any banking or financial institution. 

The Payments Bank has made available services such as cash withdrawal, balance, enquiry, and mini statements. Other services such as cash deposit and interbank fund transfer will be made available soon. The service is aimed to benefit people in rural and semi-urban areas who have limited access to bank branches and ATMs. 

With AePS, consumers can operate their bank account using biometrics. The system is also used for disbursements of government schemes such as NREGA, old-age pension, social security pension etc. 

Paytm Payments Bank has partnered with over 10,000 business correspondents for facilitating Aadhaar card-based transactions. To do a transaction using Aadhaar-enabled Payments System (AePS), Aadhaar number and fingerprint of the customer are needed. 

The maximum amount per transaction is Rs. 10,000. For cash withdrawal, there is a monthly limit of 10 transactions or Rs. 50,000. 


These were some of the latest happenings of the week from around the web. Stay tuned for interesting articles, best deals, freebies and more.