Xiaomi launches ShareSave, a cross-border e-commerce platform
Xiaomi is aggressively expanding its footprint in the Indian market, yet not all ecosystem products are available in the country. The company has announced a new cross-border e-commerce platform - ShareSave - a so-called convenient and cost-effective way to purchase ecosystem products outside China. Being a global initiative, ShareSave has been launched in India first and will be expanded to other markets in the future. The application is already available for download from the Google Play Store.
ShareSave lists many products that were previously not available outside the Chinese mainland through Xiaomi's official sales channels. Products purchased from ShareSave will be entitled to full local support, such as after-sales services and delivery right to the doorstep. Some of the products listed on this platform include Z Mi x Wiha Precision Screwdriver, Yeelight LED Light Bulb (Color), Soocas Sonic Electric Toothbrush X1 Lite, SWDK Wireless Handheld Dust Mite Vacuum Cleaner. Although the prices are mentioned in USD, there is an option to view it in Indian currency, which is subject to change without prior notice due to currency fluctuations. The prices mentioned on the ShareSave also include taxes and most of the products will be delivered within five to ten days.
As per Xiaomi's official blog post, 'using social e-commerce as its core model, ShareSave is a platform where users take the lead every step of the way for a #SharetoSave purchasing experience. As a global initiative, ShareSave is available in India now, with plans to expand to other markets in the future. It also serves as a testing ground for key markets, allowing Xiaomi to learn more about the local demand for various types of product."
ShareSave features three kinds of purchase modes for users to access shopping discounts in social and interactive ways. The first being 'pair-up', where users can purchase a product with a friend to get an exclusive discount for both. Second, being 'Drop' where users can get up to 100 percent price drop when enough family and friends join the drop group. Third being 'Kickstart', where users can contribute $0.2 to back their favorite products and get up to 10 times the reward, which is $2.
Other than smartphones, the company is selling TVs, soundbar, Bluetooth speaker, router, air purifier, security camera, fitness band along with some other lifestyle products in India. Over the years, Xiaomi has incubated and partnered with more than 100 IoT and lifestyle companies to expand its ecosystem portfolio. The company claims to have over 132 million connected devices (excluding smartphones and laptops).
Boat launches smart speaker at Rs 3,199, with voice command
Only a select few speakers available in the Smart Speaker segment in India are available for sale. At present, the abundance of smart speakers present in the market is automatically released by Voice Assistant Technology Developers. It includes the Amazon Echo Series with Alexa and Google Home Series with Google Assistant. Now many speakers and headphones equipped with Smart Voice Assistant are also coming from other brands. Meanwhile, Boat has released its Amazon Alexa-based New Stone 700A Smart Speaker.
Boat Stone 700A has been priced at Rs 3,199. Customers can buy it from the Amazon India site. It has built-in Alexa connectivity. Alexa is the voice assistant technology created by Amazon. It has been used in the Boat Stone 700A speaker. So that voice commands can be given. A dedicated Alexa button has been given in this speaker so that Alexa can be started. Customers can also use the Boat Rug app to use Alexa.
According to Boat, all the service functions can be registered with Amazon Alexa for the establishment. This speaker has 5W Full Range Drivers, up to 95-18,000Hz Frequency Range, 2,000mAh Battery and 3.5mm Oaks Cable for Connectivity and Bluetooth. This speaker is with an IPX6 rating. That is, they are water and dust resistant. Due to the rugged design, the company claims it is a dropping resistor too. It can be charged via a micro-USB port.
As a reminder, Boat recently launched the Stone SpinX Wireless Speaker in India. The company kept its price at Rs 2,699. There was a feature in which two speakers could be connected wirelessly and the sound output could be increased. Boat products are making good gains in the market due to its price easy availability.
New Wagon R's cabin, this will be seen before launch
Maruti Suzuki will launch its new Wagon R in India on January 23 and its cell will also be launched from this day. Earlier, the company is issuing many car video teasers. So far everyone has seen the car's exterior. Now the new teaser has also seen a car cabin and the cabin is just like we saw in some leaked photos. Major updates were given in the new car cabin.
Here you will find a new dashboard, a new interior and a new smart touchscreen entertainment system in the cabin. The new 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has a new look dashboard and will see two-tone black and gray treatments. Here is a touchscreen input system in the center. This is a new unit called Smart Play Studio. It seems though that the car does not have an Apple Car Play and Android Auto. However, features like USB, Ox-in, Bluetooth and Navigation will be available here.
On both sides of the infotainment system, you will find air vent and round vents with a vertical shape. The aircon system is the manual unit here. There is also a new steering wheel in the car where control for music and telephone will be seen and now more information will appear in the instrument cluster. Apart from this, teaser shows that there will also be AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) ie Maruti's AGS (Auto Gear Shift) system. There will also be a big glove box in the car.
Visually, the look and design of the new 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will be slightly different than before. Here you will find some curves with boxy designs. New Wagon R will have floating roof designs and Vertical Shaped Telemaps with LED band. This car will be made available to customers in 6 color options.
Speaking mechanically, here you will find a 1.2-liter K12B four-cylinder petrol and a 1.0-liter K10B three-cylinder motor. The 1.2-liter K12B four-cylinder petrol unit will generate 82 bhp power and 113 nm torque. On the small 998 cc motor 67 bhp power and 90 nm pick torque will be generated. In both engines, the standard 5-speed manual gearbox and option 5-speed AGS unit will be available.
To prevent online fraud, RBI introduced new rules for mobile wallets
For the past quite a long time, the Reserve Bank of India has set up new guides to stop online fraud through Paytm, PhonePe or any other service. Under these new rules, users can be protected from any fraud or unauthorized transactions. RBI has said that mobile wallet users will be provided security like credit and debit card users. In this post, we are giving you information about the rules issued by RBI.
New rules made by RBI :
1. All mobile wallet companies have been asked to provide a contact number with each transaction alert message on which users can report fraud cases.
2. Other companies including Paytm, PhonePe, Amazon Pay, ensure that every user is registered for SMS alerts so that they can send SMS, e-mail and notifications of every transaction.
3. All mobile wallet companies will have to set up 24/7 Customer Care Helpline so that users can report any fraud or theft.
4. RBI has also said to provide security like credit and debit card users to mobile wallet users.
5. If a user has to face any kind of fraud / negligence / deficiency through any mobile wallet, then the company will have to return the entire amount upon reporting within 3 days.
6. Even if the user does not report for any fraud transactions, then the mobile wallet company will have to pay a refund.
7. If any information of a frond transaction is made within 4 to 7 days, then the company will have to give back the transaction value or Rs. 10,000 (whichever is less) to the user.
8. If a fraud is reported after 7 days, then refund will be given on the basis of the mobile wallet company's policy set by the RBI.
9. All refund cases must be resolved within 10 days of the company reporting.
10. All complaints or disputes must be resolved within 90 days, even if the fault is of whom.
11. If the complaint is not resolved within 90 days then the company will refund the entire money to the user.
12. The mobile walts of the users whose KYC verification has not been done will stop working after February 2019.
13. Experts estimate that more than 95 percent of the country's mobile wallet can be closed due to this in March.
Xiaomi's 65 inch Mi TV will be launched in India today
Chinese tech company Xiaomi is in the process of launching a new LED TV in India today. So far, the largest TV size in India is 55 inches in size. At 11 o'clock the company will officially tell about its price, variants and availability.
Given the growing popularity, the company has decided to expand its LED TV range. The specialty of Shaomi LED Smart TV is its aggressive price, sleek body and simple user interface.
People liked the thin LED brand like smart TV, and in the sale, the company has made several records. According to the report, the company will present a 65-inch model of Mi TV 4 Series today. It has already been launched in China. Talking about its specialty, it has a 4K HDR display and the body is ultra-thin. It's 7.5mm.
This TV has 2GB RAM and its internal memory is 16GB. Its price in China is 5,999 yuan (about 65,000 rupees). In India it will be known in a little while. But the company is aggressive in terms of price and hence it is expected to be launched within 60,000 rupees.
The company has made changes in the Patchwork of Mi LED TV and now it is more advanced than ever. It also has inbuilt gaol chromecast. Apart from this, play store support has also been given to it now. Apart from this, the company has also supported Amazon Prime and it has been promised that the support of Amozon Prime in the old MI TV will also be given.